Jenny_Chen wrote:Anybody with a comprehensive list and pros-cons? preferably real life experience using these sites?
1) Match - Paid
2) POF - Free
3) OKCupid - Free
4) Minglonaire - Free
Any more English ones? I realize there are many for Chinese audience, but I am not interested in those.
Forumosa Friends (part of the Worldfriends network, so same page and user base as for example HeyPersonals, friendly taiwanease, and Taiwan Ho! Connections) should be free for females (as your nick suggests you are). For males you need to pay to contact people, but from my experience it's worth it: Tons of all kind of people from Taiwan seem to use this, and very many speak great English. Young to old, male or female, with all kinds of interests and hobbies, many looking just for friends but some also open for much more... I got to know many really nice people there that I'm still in contact with many years later, and even ended up married to one of them - although that was just by chance, not planned ;-)
Apart from that, the free personals sections of for example Tealit and ESL99 according to my experience allow you to get into contact easily with many people, although generally there seems to be more interest in dating than just being friends. At least the female audience seems to be more mature, with seemingly few teens and not so many twens using this.
Other free services that I only have limited experience with, but that do offer quite a few members based in Taiwan, would be:
- The Taiwan Craigslist
- Plenty of Fish
Another paid (at least for males) option I had good experience with would be AsianFriendFinder. Again very mixed audience, so it's easy to find interesting people.
Finally, if you are interested in a strictly non-platonic way, surely the paid (again, for males) Adult Friend Finder is the way to go in terms of dating websites. Best results of course if you master Chinese, but plenty of action also for English only speakers.