You might have heard of FriendFinder Networks through the company's popular website, Adult FriendFinder, which is an online community that allows users to interact, exchange photos, meet, and upload adult content. According to Alexa, a company that specializes in web information, Adult FriendFinder is among the 100 most visited web pages on the Internet, and over the past few years, the site has developed a reputation as a resource for people who are looking for casual flings and pornographic content.
Don't let Adult FriendFinder's reputation fool you or dissuade you from considering FriendFinder Networks as one of your online dating resources. Asia FriendFinder is its own unique community of more than five million members from around the world.
Asia FriendFinder provides services for a variety of romantic interests and advertises itself as a resource for friendships, romances, casual fun, and committed relationships. In fact, Asia FriendFinder gives people the opportunity to preview profiles and testimonials before signing up for an account.
How It Works
Asia FriendFinder is an online dating service that connects members with one another. Like any other online dating service, users must sign up for an account in order to create and view profiles. Each profile requires you to submit basic information about yourself, including your hobbies, interests, and biography. To complete your profile, you will need to upload one or several photos.
Most people on online dating websites are looking for dates in a particular geographic area. You can search for people close to you, or you can search for pen-pals far away.
Unlike other dating sites like eHarmony, Asia FriendFinder allows members to communicate freely. There is no database that "matches" you; rather, you browse through profiles and photos for people you would be interesting in contacting and meeting. Once you contact someone, he or she can choose to respond or to ignore your message.
You can browse users by geographic area and by romantic interests. You can search by gender, and you can be as specific or broad as you would like.
The FriendFinder Networks headquarters is in Silicon Valley, California. Penthouse Media Group, the company that created Penthouse magazine, purchased FriendFinder Networks in 2007. Asia FriendFinder's objective is to become the world's leading online community for Asian dating.
Asia FriendFinder strives to distinguish itself from Adult FriendFinder's reputation. According to the company's website, Asia FriendFinder is ceasing to advertise its community on adult-oriented websites. Instead, Asia FriendFinder strives to target a community that is interested in dating and establishing serious relationships.
On March 10, 2010, Asia FriendFinder reported statistics of 7,147,806 members. At 11:00 in the morning (Pacific Standard Time), there were nearly 2,000 people online.
Asia FriendFinder members are from all over the world, including Asia, Australia, North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East, and Africa.
Asia FriendFinder is a community for people who are looking to date within the Asian community. People of any race, nationality, and religion can join, but it is important to remember that the community is self-selective. If you are looking to expand your romantic search outside of the Asian community, you may have better luck using another website such as Match.com, eHarmony, or Perfect Match.
If you are not Asian and are looking to date within the Asian community, you may need to be strategic about how you contact other users. You never know what people are looking for and whether they will make exceptions to their general attitudes and beliefs. You might find your perfect match in an unexpected way.
Users can maintain their own blogs and submit videos to their profiles. Groups are also available to connect people with similar interests. You can browse people by gender, location, and romantic interests. Bookmark your favorite users, and initiate contact.
People can interact with each other using a variety of methods including virtual winks, hot lists, messages, and chat rooms. Asia FriendFinder's Cupid service will browse profiles on a regular basis based on the criteria that you set in order to match you with compatible members.
A personality profile can help you create a description of yourself for the site. Customer testimonials are available for members who are looking to research others' experiences with Asia FriendFinder.
Users can create profiles on Asia FriendFinder for free. You may need to pay additional fees or upgrade your account to initiate contact with other members on the website. With a free membership, people can still contact you, so you can still meet people and go on dates.