Dating Websites

Mar 1st, 2007, in Internet, by

Dating websites for Indonesians and some of the female profiles.

Some in-English dating site networks with reach in Indonesia.

Cupid Media

Cupid Media seems to be an Australian company that has a network of about 20 dating websites, some of which are relevant here.

Indonesian Cupid, which seems to be mainly aimed at foreigners looking for an Indonesian bride, has many women located not only in Indonesia but also Indonesians living in USA, UK, Australia, etc. Most of the women appear to be in their 30’s or 40’s, although not all.

49 year old Lia in Jakarta asks “Are you the one?”

Fa in Jakarta is the piece that will make you whole.

Jade in Medan will tell you everything after you call.

Ulla in Surabaya wants to start a new life.

Betha is a single parent in Jakarta.

Meychen in Surabaya is looking for Mr (Catholic) Right.

In the same network is a website devoted specifically to providing Muslim dating services, not just for Indonesia but worldwide. It says about itself:

A popular Muslim matrimonial and dating site with marriage minded Muslim singles seeking partners.

There are about 200 Indonesian ladies listed, who are presumably hoping to find their religiously observant match. Some make protestations of their piety, sometimes in a rather perfunctory way, sometimes obviously heartfelt, and these are some of the muslimahs listed:

Indah in Jakarta is a simple, good-hearted, and shy girl.

Moslemah in West Java loves Allah more than anything.

Mevita of Temanggung has no time for western nonsense about boyfriends.

Najwa of Jakarta insists “I am nice, understanding”.

Ample bosomed Rosa in Bandung is easy going and romantic.

Dyah of Jakarta never fears telling the truth for the sake of Islam.

Another site in the network is for Christian dating, and there are about 1000 Indonesians listed there.

There is also Singaporean Love Links, which might be of some relevance here.

Friend Finder

Possibly the largest and most well known network Friend Finder has dozens of personals sites but none aimed directly at the Indonesia market. Asia Friend Finder is the closest it gets, and there are many thousands of local girls listed from all over the country.

For those ladies, or gentlemen, wishing to put themselves on the export market, so to speak, sign up.

Meet at Indonesia Matters

Additionally there is our very own “Meet” section, not purely restricted to dating and romance but also focusing on language learning and cultural exchange. However you will find a large number of women, and men of course, who are looking for both casual and long term relationships with foreigners.

42 Comments on “Dating Websites”

  1. timdog says:

    Hassan – tu as employé un traducteur électronique n’est-ce pas? C’est pas une bonne idée – les mots sont vrai, mais la grammaire? Ah! Malheureusment, non…
    Il y a beaucoup femmes musulmannes en Indondésie, mais je crois que il n’ya pas beaucoup qui peut parler le Française, Tamazight, ou l’Arab Maghrébin… Tu peut la chercher mais peut-être ne l’existe pas… essayez…

  2. Tony says:

    The best name to use would be, why not just use Jodoh?

  3. Rob says:


    Jodoh seems to be a pretty common word when it comes to finding life partners or love. So, I would reckon that has probably been bought already…may be some one is selling?

    I don’t know that you can ever fully weed out the “weirdos” but some simple question and answer stuff will go a ways to achieving this end. I would have though semi-annual events would be a good idea along with other social gatherings like a speed dating night or something…


    Nice thoughts! Are you showing off with your command of another language? 😀


    I am married and have not been perusing any dating sites let alone Indonesian ones. I must admit though that I recently read something about an Indonesian dating site that stirred some debate about dirty old foreign men, young Indonesian women, and submissiveness…so, I guess the sites are out there. Whether or not they are succesful or not is a different question to which I do not have an answer.

  4. Tony says:

    The potential is there and indeed the name is up for sale. It has been owned by someone who used to live in Indon. However, I like the idea of a cool dating website for Indonesia. Many have tried and failed but others sites have been successful financially like and the such.

    When I spoke with the people at KOMPAS they told me that they have little interest in a dating website as it would cannibalize their “biro jodoh” in the paper. Btw, they also told me that the Biro Jodoh is extremely profitable for them and on a percentage basis has better margins than advertising because it takes no graphic design and no sales force. Food for thought.

  5. David says:, it depends on the price, I’d imagine it’s going to take serious money. Domain prices these days are really high. I’m not opposed to spending biggish on a domain, because it’s a one-off thing, and it’s an investment that can keep repaying you for years – but I’d prefer a name in English, because the site is not going to be for Indonesians only, my idea is for an international site, dual language, something similar to Indonesian cupid, or perhaps it would be better to make it more niche, ie religion and/or ethnicity specific.

  6. Tony says:


    I wouldn’t worry about having an english name as with the right meta-tags the foreign crowd will find it–no prob. The main thing is to attract the ladies to the site–without the ladies any dating website is doomed–no matter how cool the name is–just my opinion.

  7. Ample bosomed Rosa I think I know this girl 🙂

  8. BubblyBlue says:

    What about (or is it too dangdut? :p)
    if Indonesian Cupid have the abbreviation IC,
    Cinta Bersemi can have the abbreviate CBS hehehe…
    just a thought :p

  9. David says:

    Dangdut is fine, but someone already owns, but going back a bit, I talked to the owner of for months, he’s a businessman in Colorado, once worked in Jakarta (Tony above actually got him to contact me), he didn’t want to sell the domain, so we were going to do a site together, he provides the domain and some money for office and marketing, I develop and run the site, but then the American financial troubles started and he became pretty vague about it all so I gave up on him. Anyway I’ve worked something out with a company in Hong Kong called ‘World Friends’ so shortly there’ll be a subdomain here, a co-branded site, it isn’t really a dating network more social networking with emphasis on learning languages, it’s an Asian network very big in Japan… so we’ll see how that goes.

  10. bonni says:

    Dear David,

    What is the name of your dating website? I know you might have created one, but I have this idea for the name:



    Cheers! 😀

  11. David says:

    Hi there Bonni, I don’t exactly have a dating site, there is but it’s not strictly speaking a dating site. I like

  12. replikler says:

    I think it is too nonsense to sign up a website to find a wife or husband!

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