Fil Date is a popular dating website for foreigners to find gorgeous ladies from Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. This is a fully membership based website. And you get free premium membership, if you happen to live in one of the three countries mentioned above.
Standard membership is basically useless, you can just view member profiles which can be done even without signing up with the website. You cannot even send messages to other members as a standard member.
Without even signing up on the website, anyone can access the member profiles including details like their name, age and other personal details.
For sign up, there is no email validation. There are about 30 fields to finish signing up and then you are set to go. You will land in the home page once you log in.
Your home page shows lot of options including links to account settings, profile, add pictures/video, people you are interested in and vice versa among other things.
Main navigation is from the left hand side menu bar in the website. The top menu bar also has menu with options like ‘Upgrade’, ‘Rules/Scammers’, ‘Launch Free Chatroom’, ‘Asian Dating Forums’, ‘Blogs’ and ‘Help’.
The left side menu has Find People and My FIL date sections which pretty much cover all the links in your home page.
The option to upgrade membership is shown in various spots on the home page along with an option in the main top menu.
Premium membership gives the option to video chat to members. And it costs only $8 per month which is really less compared to other dating websites with similar features. This website advertises that fact pretty smartly too!
Currently the chat room is free to all members because of some ongoing testing, but chat is essentially restricted to only paid members and Philippines residents even if they are basic plan members.
Paid members have the option to send and receive unlimited emails along with instant messaging with webcam with other members.
The FIL date website warns its users of scammers with a lot of useful tips as seen in the above screenshot. Though most of these pointers are common sense, it is good to be reminded not to fall into a scammer’s trap.
The search option is decent for standard members. Paid members get lots more options to fine-tune the search.
Considering all that is said above and the fact that the website has limited features, we find FIL date to be a decent website at low cost in the dating world. If you are cautious of scammers, this is the place to be to look for a lovely Filipina.