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Online Dating - Taiwan

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Re: HeyPersonals Or Formosa Friends ?

Postby olm » 16 Aug 2011, 00:11

No idea what is better to meet people, I didn't do any comparisons ^_^ But it surely depends on what you are looking for.

And I guess you can browse the members before signing up for the paying part of any of those services, and also use functions like chat. So you should be able to check out what kind / amount of people that might interest you are present.
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Re: HeyPersonals Or Formosa Friends ?

Postby headhonchoII » 16 Aug 2011, 10:26

It's the same company operating out of China, they operate a rebranding strategy under 100s of websites.
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Re: HeyPersonals Or Formosa Friends ?

Postby Delonge182 » 16 Aug 2011, 17:16

Are they legit though ? Sounds pretty shady to me.
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Re: HeyPersonals Or Formosa Friends ?

Postby Delonge182 » 16 Aug 2011, 20:59

btw do you think the profiles are legit on After Dark, or are they mostly paid / hookers ? No idea from the looks of it.
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Re: HeyPersonals Or Formosa Friends ?

Postby olm » 18 Aug 2011, 15:20

There should be lots of reviews around for both services. Just look for "Adult Friend Finder" and "Heypersonals".

I also paid for heypersonals for a month or two before coming to Taiwan, getting to know some people (both sexes) with similar taste in music, so that I knew someone before I arrived here. From my experience for this kind of thing heypersonals works well, but or course you also have some girls there that will want to hook up with you even you are really just looking for friends (as in "pen pals" or "sports / activities partners"). I didn't run into many fakes, obvious hookers or whatever there, at least not as far as I could tell. That was 3 years ago, though. Mabye one or two times i recognized pictures of celebrities as profile pics, I guess those were jokes or fakes. Also I saw a few profiles being closed/deleted by the website management, with pretty suggestive names... I guess those would have been something fishy as well. All in all, far as I can tell lots of Taiwanese people which are interested in travelling abroad, learning languages, or simply making foreign friends are on that site. I think if you are open and genuine, you can make friends there. It simply increases the chances of getting to know someone with similar interests.

Two of my friends (girls) also used Heypersonals for finding friends (nothing else - as far as I know ^^), and for them it worked. Well, I think girls don't pay on such kind of sites, so no risk for them anyway.

I also know at least one American English teacher and one Taiwanese girl that were using the Adult Friend Finder for their sexual adventures, and while they didn't go into details when we talked about that, it seems it worked out for them. At least I think that means not all profiles there are fakes.

All in all there seem to be genuine people online in that kind of sites - but on the other hand, free stuff like facebook, myspace, and all kinds of blogs (plus MSN/Live Messenger) can be used to find friends online as well. For the adult stuff, the language exchange parts of tealit etc. seem to have a pretty bad (good?) rep, but I have no experience with that. I guess it all depends on what you are looking for.

Keep in mind that in Taiwan it seems pretty normal to find friends over the Internet, also a kind of a nerdy dating culture here I feel. So even though in your home country this kind of website might be considered seedy, desperate or whatever, chances are that Taiwanese think different.
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Re: Any good Taipei dating websites?

Postby msleft » 22 Aug 2011, 08:19

monkeybiziness wrote:What I like best about Okcupid is it's easier to tell what a person might be like in person. The profile shows their personality more. You make a profile about yourself, post a photo, and then answer questions. Once you answer a few questions (as many as you like), it will give you % of how much you match with a person as friends, enemies, and dating according to how others have answered their questions. This is the coolest part.

Yes, I agree. I think it's a great site and it's free.
Don't know if it'll work for me though.
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Re: Any good Taipei dating websites?

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 12 Apr 2012, 08:55

You know I am giving OKcupid a try again, I mean its free so not much to lose.

The thing is I really feel like I am fishing in a lake with no fish. In and around Taiwan the people's interest are language exchange, movies, or whatever the norm is, I can't find anyone in the area that has anything in common with me both online and offline. I have little to no interest in language exchange but I just want to meet like minded people and it seems as though in Taiwan you are either one way or isolated from everyone else.

I have never had much success with online dating, are there any tips on getting people to actually respond to my message?
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Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby mr_boogie » 12 Apr 2012, 23:18

OKCupid is ok site, you can meet people that are not there for LE. It all comes down to what you expect from people. Put it nicely on your profile, and maybe someone with the same ideas will hook up with you, although I generally feel that I need to initiate talks.
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Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby bismarck » 13 Apr 2012, 02:52

mr_boogie wrote:OKCupid is ok site, you can meet people that are not there for LE. It all comes down to what you expect from people. Put it nicely on your profile, and maybe someone with the same ideas will hook up with you, although I generally feel that I need to initiate talks.
Just don't idle....

I'll just say I had some success there in the past, but it's not a meat market.
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Re: Online Dating - Taiwan

Postby tommy525 » 13 Apr 2012, 03:12

the problem with blind dates from the net is that often one has to be blind.
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