ThaiLoveLinks is designed for Thai women (or men) interested in meeting singles, particularly western individuals, who are seeking love, marriage and a long lasting relationship.
With 1000’s of members located all over the world, the site offers variety and diversity for all of its users, as well as a number of useful and relevant features and services.
It is hard to find a Thai dating site which is full of genuine and honest members and which places so much emphasis on safe and secure dating. A number of other sites in this particular niche are full of ‘fake’ members and scam artists, many of whom are escorts posing as genuine and innocent singles. Of course it is impossible to rule out some of these annoyances from such a large and popular site, however as part of the Cupid Network, the site has security in place whereby you are unable to share your contact details with another user until you have both been verified and prove both your identities are genuine.
Before signing up to become a member you can take a trial run, where you can browse featured profiles, take a free site tour which includes the benefits and advantages of both free and premium membership, and also read a number of site testimonials citing success stories and relationships that have been developed and work thanks to the site.
You may also choose which language you wish to view the site in at no cost, which is a great feature for a multinational and diverse dating website.
There are three different membership levels, one of which is free (standard) and offer limited access to a number of features on the site. The two premium membership levels are gold and platinum. Gold has a number of extra features than standard, and also allows limited access to emailing etc. Platinum is an unlimited membership option, allowing you complete and VIP access to the large number of features.
Although standard membership has no time expiration, you can upgrade at any point to a premium level in order to use more features.
It is easy and simple to register to ThaiLoveLinks as a standard member. Basic contact information is required, however is kept private from other members. In addition you will be asked to complete some details about yourself, including your lifestyle, background, likes and dislikes (covering details about whether you would consider relocating, all languages spoken, body type, whether you would like children etc.) Although it is not an immediate necessity it is worthwhile taking the time to specify preferences on the type of match you wish to find, including the type of life they lead and their culture, their likes and dislikes, values and beliefs. By completing this immediately it makes it easier for other members to see how compatible they are for you, and also for the site to select random matches who meet your criteria.
Once your account has been created you are able to upload up to 5 personal photographs, as a standard member. These will be subject to site approval as Thai Love Links has a strict policy regarding offensive or sexual material.
You may begin to search immediately using one of a number of search options. As a standard member you are limited to only basic and quick searches. Quick searches enable you to browse by a specific filter, such as only members who are currently online, or those new to the site for example. Basic searches allow you to specify preferential criteria on age range, gender, location and the type of relationship the member is looking for (whether it be pen pal, friendship or a relationship.)
Both gold and platinum members may perform advanced searches, which allow them to narrow down potential matches by a number of detailed criteria, including body type, languages spoken, whether that member wishes to have children or not. By performing an advanced search you have the power and control to choose what is most important to you when meeting a potential partner.
Once a search query has loaded you may organize the profiles in a number of ways to suit the order you wish to see them in, such as premium member’s first or new members to appear before older members.
You can then decide whether to contact other user’s dependant on how compatible you feel they are with you. Free members have limited use of contact options; however can ‘hot list’ members they wish to view again, and may also break the ice by sending an ‘interest’ to other users. However you must upgrade to get the full range of communication features which include sending emails, instant messaging, live private and public chat, and even video and text chat.
Other site features include hobby and interest groups, message boards/forums, dating and safety advice, and even an email/IM translation service, which is especially useful on a dating website that caters for long distance love.
Thai Love Links is a popular and useful site, with an extended range of features that really personalize the site to cater for its target audience. Although free members are limited to creating a profile and searching, it gives the perfect trial opportunity to make an informed decision about committing to a premium membership.