CharmDate Review

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4/5
  • Website for men looking for Ukrainian and Russian women
  • Very large user base
  • Essential features eventually cost you money
  • Very quick and easy sing up process
  • Especially the female community is very active

CharmDate has charmed its members for over 20 years by helping single men and Eastern European women find love through their dating site. CharmDate was launched in 1998 by Qpid Network, a leading technological company for online dating. In addition to CharmDate, Qpid Network also operates AsiaMe.com, an online dating platform that services Asia and singles looking to date Asians, and LatamDate.com, an online dating platform servicing Latin America and singles around the world looking to date Latins. As you can see from all three dating sites, Qpid Network specializes in niche online dating catering to a global population.

Qpid Network is able to stand out from their competitors as all of their dating platforms offer more than just means of communication for their members; they also provide a bundled service where members are able to buy actual gifts for their matches and have it delivered to them personally. Qpid Network is able to provide such services by collaborating with gift and flower service providers around the world. In fact, Qpid Network invites companies that provide dating/relationship services and gift services, anywhere around the world to explore strategic partnership opportunities with them. Because of such partnerships, Qpid Network is able to provide its members with the opportunity to create personable and long-lasting relationships when they use any of their dating platforms. If this is the type of dating experience you are looking for while looking for your Ukrainian or Russian love, then CharmDate may be the dating site for you!

Membership Statistics

Members from the U.S. 560,000
Weekly Active Members400,000

Gender Disparity

Men90%
Women10%

Age Ranges

18-2413%
25-3415%
35-4431%
45-5425%
55+16%

Membership

CharmDate is an international dating site that caters to single men looking to make a love connection with a Russian or Ukrainian woman. Since CharmDate is designed for Russian and Ukrainian dating, you can expect to find the women members to be from these countries. The male members, however, are from different parts of the world; the main countries that you can find the male members participating from are the U.S., Ukraine, Canada, and New Zealand. Members of CharmDate are active participants, with thousands of members participating on a daily basis, and 400,000 members participate on a weekly basis.

In terms of gender disparity, CharmDate is mainly comprised of males, as they make up 90% of the members while women only make up 10%. A reason for the gender disparity being very uneven is that women members are referred by registered third-party providers, whereas the men are not and can join without having to be referred. Most of the women are between the age ranges of 18-34, whereas most of the men are between the age ranges of 35-54. Members of CharmDate are in it for the long haul, as most of them are looking for long-term serious relationships, even if it means courting with their special someone on the other side of the world.

Creating a Profile

Creating a profile on CharmDate is very easy and doesn’t require a lot of your time. To begin, you will be required to provide your first name, last name, indicate whether you are a man or a woman, provide your date of birth, email address, create a password, and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After you provide this information, you will be asked to answer questions about your ideal mate in order for CharmDate to find better matches for you. Questions pertain to personal preferences, such as, if you care whether your match smokes and drinks, what height you would like your match to be, if you mind your match having children, etc. These questions can be skipped and answered later. If you want CharmDate to provide you with the most accurate matches possible, you will have to answer these questions at some point. Otherwise, CharmDate will send pop-out notifications prompting you to complete your profile, by displaying the questions you haven’t completed yet. CharmDate will also grant 15 bonus points for completing your profile. Bonus Points are used to send First Introduction Mail to members you are interested in.

Another neat thing about creating a profile on CharmDate is that it gives you the option of choosing tags that best describe you, such as, optimism, humorous, serious, sportsman, family man, etc. Once you select the tags that best describe you, users can click on the Auto Write option, and CharmDate will write your self-description for you. This neat tool is very helpful, especially for users who have a hard time writing about themselves.

CharmDate provides new members with a free “Chat” and “Say Hi per day” vouchers, in order for new members to begin communicating with other members instantly. You want to make sure you use your vouchers or they will expire in 14 days. CharmDate also provides a site tour for their members to familiarize themselves with their platform; this is very convenient, especially for someone who is new to online dating.

CharmDate also provides additional questions that members can answer to have a completed profile and inform other members about themselves. These questions pertain to personal information, hobbies/interests, and the option of members writing a description about themselves. CharmDate also has a Match Q&A tab that users can complete to provide additional information about the match they are seeking. It is recommended for members to complete their profiles and the inquires that CharmDate provides to facilitate the process of finding the right match.

Using the Site

CharmDate’s layout and display are very easy to use and read. Upon logging in you have access to tabs that give you access to the Home page, seeing online members, searching for other members, profile and account settings. Users can also switch to the other Qpid Network dating sites if they have accounts open with those sites too. At the center of the home page, you will find other members’ profiles and on the left side of the page, you have access to different means of contacting members, such as, EMF Mail, Call Services, Contact List, Admirers, etc.

On CharmDate, members can communicate in many different ways. If you wish to hear the other members’ voice, you can make a phone call through CharmDate’s platform. If you wish to see the other members’ faces, you can do so through a video show or CamShare. If you just want to write to each other, you can send each other regular mail, admirer mail, or chat. If you are too shy to initiate a conversation, then you can send the member that you are interested in a “Hi”. A “Hi” is a free feature where members can choose from different greetings with a romantic theme, to express to the other member your interest in them. If the member replies to your “Hi”, you can read their first response for free, but any additional responses will cost money to view it. You can only use the “Hi” feature twice a day. All of the features on CharmDate will cost money to use. So, make sure you use any vouchers or credits that are granted to you as a new member, to see if you want to continue to use those features and if it worth your money. The only features that come at no cost are adding to favorites, hiding your profile, adding to your contact list, and sending a “Hi”.

Users can also send the member that they are interested in actual flowers and gifts to make their dating experience more intimate and personable. The gifts selections and prices vary, but you can expect to spend over $100 on any gift. The only gifts that were under $100 were greeting cards, which were priced at $15.

Finding a Match

CharmDate does not have algorithms like other dating sites to match their members. They do however provide search filters that members can use to narrow down matches by specific things they are searching for in a partner. Examples of search filters include but are not limited to, age range, country, height, profession, education, children, etc. You can also search a member by their member ID, so if you come across a member that you are interested in, make note of their ID or add them to your favorites, to facilitate the process of finding them the next time you log in.

Members’ profiles can display whether you and the other member have any commonalities if both of you answer the Match Q&A tab questions. If none of you answer these questions then no commonalities indicators will display. Members’ profiles will also display their name, age, where they are from, if they are validated members, and any information they decided to share about themselves and about the match they are seeking. You can also view some of their photos, but not all of them, as some are locked and can only be viewed if you upgrade to a Premium membership.

Men will have no problem communicating with women on CharmDate, as the woman are very friendly and not shy to initiate a conversation. This is a positive, especially for men who tend to be a little shy. In our experience, we immediately received dozens of invitations to chat; in fact, we had to hide our profile a few times, in order to stop the non-stop flow of pop-up invites and be able to explore CharmDate’s platform. We also received tons of Admirer Mail from different women. At first, we were skeptical due to the number of invites and mail received, as our profile had the bare minimum of information and no photo yet. However, after reviewing the profiles of the women trying to contact us, we found out that they were validated members, meaning that they had provided a photocopy of their identification. Some of the messages appeared enticing, while others were very friendly, welcoming, and sincere in their desire to find their right match.

Accessibility

CharmDate is available through its website and mobile app. The mobile app is accessible through the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. If you are searching for the app through the Google Play Store, you can find it by its’ name CharmDate, but if you are looking for it through the Apple App Store, then you will find it by the name QDating. You can also download the app on your mobile device through CharmDate’s website, as they provide a barcode that you can scan and it will automatically open the app for you. CharmDate has 3.6 stars out of 32 reviews on the Google Play Store, and 3.5 stars out of 44 reviews on the Apple App Store.

The mobile app has all the functionalities of its website counterpart, only its layout is different. Nonetheless, the app is still easy to read and use. You can also switch between Qpid Network’s dating platforms on the app just like on the website. The features that you find on the website are also applicable to the app, and they also cost money to use.

Safety

CharmDate takes its members’ security and safety very seriously. Not only do they use an advanced fraud-prevention system but they also use a safe online-purchasing system. CharmDate is secured with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate, which ensures that transactions are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption. CharmDate is also McAfee Secure certified, meaning that you will not find malware, malicious links, or phishing on their sites. Members can report any concerns regarding their CharmDate experience by writing to CharmDate at CSSupport@qpidnetwork.com or calling them at 1-800-931-5079.

Price

You can expect to spend a good amount of money on CharmDate, as all of their communicating features requires Qpid Credits. These Credits will be quickly used as chatting requires 0.5 credits per 5 minutes, CamShare requires 0.6 credits per minute, and mail will cost 1 credit each. The cost of credits depends on the amount that you select. For example, 2 credits will cost $3.99, 16 credits will $96.00, and 100 credits will cost $399.00. If members buy one of these packages they will receive one month free of Premium Membership perks, which includes 5 First Mails, 20 minutes of Chat, and unlocking all of the profile photos in other members’ profiles. CharmDate accepts Credit Card as method payment.

FAQs

What are Credits and what payment methods are accepted on CharmDate?

Credits are used to enjoy a host of paid services and features, such as EMF Mail, Call service and Live Chat.

You can use your credit or debit card, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Cards. Credit card numbers and all submitted data are encrypted and are highly secure. On some occasions, your credit card may be declined for payment because of several possible reasons:

  • Invalid CCV – the CCV number is the last three digits printed on the signature strip on the back of the card
  • Incorrect expiry date
  • Card is overdrawn
  • There may be an overseas or Internet block on the card – contact your issuing bank for further information
  • Single transaction limit has been exceeded.

How do I know the members on CharmDate are real people?

CharmDate claims to provide an online communication platform and the lady profiles listed on the site are all verified. A verified profile means the lady has submitted copy of:

(1) Her personal identification document bearing her photograph thereon;

(2) Her application form requesting and authorizing the publication of her personal profile on the site.

What are the search options available?

To search for a member, you can use any of the following options:

  • Quick Search: Allows you to quickly find members by some specific conditions.
  • Advanced Search: Gives you more advanced search options, such as height, education, profession, etc.
  • Member ID: You may find the other members by entering the ID in the specific search box.
  • New Members: To view the other members who have most recently joined the site, click the “Newest Members” link in the Photo Gallery section.
  • Members Online Now: You can search for members who are currently online.

What kind of benefits do I have after registration on CharmDate?

Once you become a member, you can browse the profiles of all members for FREE, enjoy free and dedicated customer services, and explore the site with a safe and secure system. If you upgrade to Premium Member, you can enjoy a range of privileges (subject to adjustments from time to time), such as access to unlock all member profile photos and priority response from Customer Care, etc.

CharmDate’s site provides other quality services that can be paid by credits, for example, EMF Mail, Chat, CamShare, Call Service, Video Show, etc. You can choose whichever way to enjoy your communication with other members to build up a lasting relationship.