It can be difficult to find love, especially under unhelpful circumstances when you’re on the move a lot due to your current occupation. If you have a very busy schedule and find yourself changing your location every couple of years, it is challenging to date, make friends, or even to start a serious relationship.
Luckily, due to the advent of the Internet and many online dating websites, there is a possible solution to this problem. For those single men and women of the military, they can rest easy knowing that there is a ‘niche’ dating website out there that caters to them and can help them with their relationship and companionship needs. The name of this website is MilitaryCupid.com and has been instrumental in helping single people in the military to find love and romance without any major problems.
Military Cupid fills that ‘niche’ role when it comes to the military demographic of singles who are looking to find love and relationships within this specific community of people.
If you are in the military currently and would like to date other military members who are in your area, then this is the website for you. MilitaryCupid is also open to former members of the military.
Lastly, if you’re interested in military members and would like to date a member of the armed services even though you never served in the military, MilitaryCupid can accommodate your specific needs as well.
When it comes to specific websites that focus on military dating, nothing can really compare to the features and the services that are offered by MilitaryCupid.
*If you’re new to online dating in the first place as well as these ‘niche’ dating websites that focus on certain demographics such as military members, you shouldn’t be worried because MilitaryCupid is easy-to-use, simple to navigate, and has a smooth design and layout.
It also only takes a few minutes to set up your personal profile on the website and is quite simple to register your username and password as well. You can also search for other single members without too much trouble due to the easy to navigate and straightforward design of this particular website.
MilitaryCupid is mainly available in the United States and Canada as of now but can also be accessed internationally in different countries if you’re a member of the website who is from the U.S. or Canada.
Because the website mainly focuses on members of the American or Canadian military, the language that is used on the website is in English so you need to be proficient in this language in order to get the most out of this website.
Over six hundred thousand members have joined MilitaryCupid since the website was first created and founded in 2006, which is over a decade ago. In addition to this large amount of total members, MilitaryCupid has thousands of new members who are joining this ‘niche’ dating website every month.
Every branch of the military is represented on MilitaryCupid including the Air Force, Army, Navy, the Marines, etc. It’s important to note that you must be a legal adult of eighteen years or older in order to join this online dating website. MilitaryCupid is apart of the Cupid Network of dating websites, which focuses on niche dating sites such as ChristianCupid.com, SingleParentLove.com, InterracialCupid.com, etc.
MilitaryCupid offers both free and paid memberships depending on if you would like access to basic and/or advanced features.
The main goal of MilitaryCupid is to be able to bring members of the Military together in the hopes of finding romance and relationships. This website also wants to bring together members of the civilian population who are looking to find military men or women to love.
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- Creating a Profile
When you gain access to your free membership and sign-up on MilitaryCupid, the first thing you should do is register and create your free profile. This will be your main way of communicating with other members and broadcasting yourself to the rest of the user base.
The first step when it comes to creating your profile is to add some basic information about yourself to give a better understanding about your personal background.
- About You
The second step when it comes to managing your profile is to flesh out the ‘About You’ section in order to make your profile much more complete.
First, you can describe your profile in much more detail such as being descriptive regarding your hair color, eye color, body type (overweight, average, athletic, thin, etc.), height, weight, race and ethnicity.
MilitaryCupid will also ask you for information regarding your lifestyle such as whether you drink or smoke, what’s your current marital status, if you have children already or do you want them in the future, current occupation, and what branch of the military do you serve in. If you’re willing to relocate to another part of the country, what kind of relationship you’re looking for (friendship, penpal, relationship, marriage, etc.)
As if that wasn’t enough, you will be asked to go into more detail regarding your personal background such as your nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, level of education, etc. The last thing for this section is to create a profile heading to sum up who you are, a little bit about yourself such as your hobbies and interests, and to give a bit more detail about what you’re looking for.
The third step is to go in-depth about what you’re looking for whether it is a relationship or just a pen pal. When it comes to basic details, you’ll have to specify the age range of the person, and which part of the country (state) they should live in.
You can also state your preferences when it comes to their appearance such as their hair color, eye color, body type, height, weight, etc.
You should make it clear in your profile whether or not you want your potential partner to smoke or drink, whether or not they should want children, and if they would be willing to relocate to another part of the country in order to be with you.
Lastly, their personal and cultural background is likely to be very important to you. Because of that, you should highlight your preferences for them when it comes to religious beliefs, ethnicity / race, and nationality.
- Uploading Photos and Sending Messages
No profile would be complete without having some pictures of your own to show for it. Every profile, regardless if you’re a free or paid member, can come with a number of profile pictures that you can add of yourself.
You can upload up to a total of five unique photos, which can be displayed at the top of your profile. It’s important to remember that these pictures should only be yourself and not of your family, friends, or of your dog. Those people or animals can be in your profile pictures but you must be in every one of them in order for the pictures to be accepted by the MilitaryCupid website.
You also have the option as the user of the website to hide certain photos from public view and make them private in case you don’t feel comfortable sharing a particular photo with other members of the website.
- Showing Interest
It’s very important that other members know when you are interested in them and would like to get to know them better.
In order to show a more direct kind of interest, MilitaryCupid allows you to press the ‘show interest’ button below a member’s profile when you want to indicate that you want to start a conversation with them.
It’s most similar to the ‘wink’ or ‘flirt’ options that you can find on other online dating websites.
Lastly, free members are allowed to send messages to paid users of the website and also receive messages from them as well, which makes it easier for these free members to stay involved with the website and be able to meet new people without too much trouble.
Unfortunately, not all features on the MilitaryCupid website are going to be available to both free and paid members.
In order to get access to both the main and additional features that this website has to offer, you’re going to have to upgrade to a paid membership subscription to reap the benefits.
- Unlimited Messages
When you decide to upgrade to a paid membership, you’ll be able to read any messages that are sent to you from free members.
They’ll be able to express their interest directly in you even as free members with their ability to send you a private message.
If you want to contact them back privately, you may be able to do that as well given that you are a paid member of the site.
- Instant Messaging
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to the instant messaging system, which will give you the ability to start a one-on-one chat with another member who is currently online.
- Personality Profile
As a paid member, you have the option of including what’s called a ‘personality profile’, which allows you to answer multiple-choice questions about yourself to let other users get a better sense of who you are as a person.
In your instant chat messages or private messages, you will be able to include personal information about yourself such as your Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail address in case you would like to continue the conversation with the member you’re talking to in a different online venue.
- Video Mail Messages
Perhaps, most interestingly, you can send video mail messages to another user to show your face and your mannerisms. That particular member can send a video message back to you if that is something they are interested in doing.
- Gold Membership Option
When it comes to paid membership options on MilitaryCupid, there are two different levels of memberships that are currently available to members who are looking for an upgrade.
The first of these two options is called the Gold membership. The gold membership includes a number of features including all of the free features that come with the basic, standard membership.
In addition, as mentioned previously, the gold membership allows you access to a number of additional features including the instant messaging system, the ability to create your personality profile, and the fact that you can read, send, and receive messages to free members and vice versa.
Lastly, because you’re a gold member of this website, you have the added bonus of being featured in the ‘search’ results above those members who are free and standard users. Your profile will be highlighted like other gold members at the top of the search results page, giving you an advantage over the standard members who haven’t paid anything for their membership subscription.
- Platinum Membership Option
The Platinum membership is the most expensive but the most complete option when it comes to accessing all of the main and additional features that MilitaryCupid has to offer.
The platinum membership includes everything that you can get with your gold membership commitment as well as a few other special features only available to this level of membership.
With the platinum membership, you can watch the video profiles of other members who have uploaded them, send video messages by mail as well as receiving video messages in return, and the fact that you’ll be able to get your profile highlighted in the search results above both the standard and gold members of the website.
Because of this fact, platinum members will get much more attention than both the gold and standard members.
Lastly, if you’re communicating with someone from another country and don’t understand their language, you can use a translation service to translate your messages into their language and they will translate their messages into your language in response.
Costs of Membership
Unfortunately, a paid membership to MilitaryCupid isn’t cheap and it will cost a decent amount of money regardless if you’re signing-up for a gold or a platinum membership.
There are four options when it comes to a gold membership subscription:
- One Month Membership
The first option is the most expensive but is also the shortest in its’ length of commitment. For one-month total, you’ll pay $30 for the subscription.
- Three Months Membership
The second option is a three-month commitment for a $60 total at a cost of $20 per month, which includes savings up to 33% compared to the first option.
- Six Months Membership
The third option is a six-month commitment for a $100 total at a cost of $16.67 per month, which has savings for you up to 50% compared to the first option.
- Twelve Months Membership
The fourth option is a twelve-month commitment for a $120 total at a cost of $10 per month, which has a savings rate of 67% compared to the first option making it the most affordable for the average customer.
The platinum membership also comes with four different subscription options but is overall a bit more expensive than the gold membership in terms of price per month:
- One Month Membership
The first option is the most expensive but is also the shortest option in terms of commitment. For one-month, you’ll pay $35 total for the subscription.
- Three Months Membership
The second option is a three-month commitment for a $70 total at a cost of $23 per month, which involves savings up to 33% compared to the first option.
- Six Months Membership
The third option is a six-moth commitment for a $120 total at a cost of $20 per month, which gives you savings up to 50% compared to the first option.
- Twelve Months Membership
Lastly, the fourth option is the cheapest but is also the longest-term commitment. For a twelve-month subscription, you’ll pay $150 total at only $12.50 per month, which is 67% savings compared to the first option making it the best deal you can get.
Positives and Negatives
No online dating website is perfect but MilitaryCupid has a number of great features available to free, standard members as well as a plethora of unique features that are available to the paying member who have gold or platinum status.
- Easy To Use
The website is extremely easy to use and navigate for online dating newcomers and MilitaryCupid makes it simple for new users to get started with the website and access all that it has to offer.
The only drawbacks to the website is that it can be quite expensive compared to other similar offerings on the online dating market.
- Caters Only To Specific ‘Niche’ Singles
If you’re not in the military or do not want to date someone who’s in the military, this website is probably not for you since it’s devoted to a very particular ‘niche’ of customers.
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Have you ever signed up for Military Cupid? If yes, were you satisfied with this dating website? Help other readers out by commenting below.