EastMeetEast
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Our Review

EastMeetEast is a premium online dating platform for English-speaking Asians. Membership is free for female members, while male members have to pay to use all the features of the website. The founder banks on the fact that Asian women are wanted more (by men of other ethnicities) than Asian men. Also, its target market is young urban professionals so there should not be any problem for male members to pay the membership fee.

More than half of EastMeetEast’s member base resides in the United States. Since its launch in the year 2013, it has gained over 700,000 members. It also has thousands of success stories and testimonials that are published on its website. EastMeetEast claims to have successfully paired over 70,000 singles together through their dating website.

Member Structure

Members
500,000 from USA
Members activity
1,500 daily logins
Gender Proportion
60 %
40 %
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • Majority of members reside in the United States
  • High member activity in the US
  • Most members have Asian ethnic backgrounds
  • Members are usually within the age range of 18-34
  • Most members are university students or young professionals

Majority of EastMeetEast members fall between the age range of 18 to 34 years old. Most members are college students or young urban professionals. As this particular dating site is specially made for English-speaking Asians (typically residing in the US), almost all members have an Asian ethnic background. Most members use EastMeetEast to meet new people, make friends, and for dating. The site does not intend for users to meet for casual encounters.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

EastMeetEast Registration
  • Quick and easy registration
  • You can use your Facebook account to join
  • Account activation is done through email confirmation
  • Profile photo can be added later
  • Gay share available

Signing-up for an account in EastMeetEast is a quick and easy process. On the website’s home page, you are presented with two options on how you want to create your account. You can either register using your Facebook account, which makes for a two-step registration, or you can provide basic details in the manual sign-up. Choosing the manual registration would ask you for the following details (which are all required):

  1. Your gender and the gender of the person you are looking for
  2. Your first name, occupation, and birthday
  3. Your ethnicity (there is a choice of multirace-Asian or multi-race non-Asian)
  4. Zip code (if you are not from the US, you are required to put your country of residence)
  5. Your email and nominated password

After successfully filling out these information fields, you will be asked to upload a profile photo which you can decide to skip. You can choose to import your photo from Facebook. Once everything is filled out and done, you need to go to your email and activate your account. Email activation is the only way you can use the site.

Making Contact

EastMeetEast Search
  • Female members can use the contacting features for free
  • Male members can use Coins or subscribe to a premium membership to use the site’s contact features
  • Only a preview of the message will be shown to free male members
  • You can view who visited your profile
  • You can view who sent you smiles
  • Advanced search filters available
  • Member suggestions rarely refresh

EastMeetEast has two main contacting features: sending smiles and sending messages. These features are free for female members, while male members have to upgrade their subscription to completely use them. However, male members can also top-up EastMeetEast Coins to enjoy these contacting features without having to pay for a monthly premium. When female members send a message to male users, male members can only see a preview of the message. Unlocking this message would require a premium subscription.

EastMeetEast has a ‘Search’ tab that displays your match suggestions. Profiles are displayed in a grid layout where you can see basic details of the suggested users. There is also one particular detail displayed on each profile on the member search display which indicates if a user replies often, selectively, or very selectively.

Profile Quality

EastMeetEast Profile
  • You can display your Instagram photos when you connect your Instagram account
  • There is an indicator if a member is currently online or offline
  • Uploaded photos require approval from EastMeetEast moderators
  • You can only view photos of other members if you have an approved photo
  • There is a percentage of profile completion found on your dashboard
  • Adding a profile photo is required after 24 hours since account registration
  • The profiles are poorly detailed
  • Profile photo and information can be changed later

Member profiles in EastMeetEast show limited details about the member. A large profile photo is displayed on the left side of the page. Thumbnails of other photo uploads can be found right below it. Only members who have an approved photo can view or enlarge the photo uploads of other members. Two action buttons: ‘Smile’ and ‘Message’ are under the photo gallery.

On the right side of each member’s profile photo, the name, age, ethnicity, location, and occupation can be found. Under these main pieces of information, these profile sections are found:

  1. ‘About Me’ - a self-written paragraph entry
  2. ‘Personal Details’ - details about lifestyle and cultural background
  3. Instagram - gallery of Instagram photos, if chosen to connect it with EastMeetEast
  4. ‘Interests’ - hobbies or interests
  5. ‘Sports’ - sports played

The detailedness of profiles depends on how much information you decide to put on it. Your profile will remain invisible if you do not upload a profile photo. Even if you have an approved profile photo, your profile will sit at the bottom of the member search results if you do not completely fill out your profile information.

App

EastMeetEast App
  • One-to-one match recommendations
  • Live Streaming feature available
  • There is an indicator if a member is currently online
  • Chat function available
  • Only available to download in iOS devices
  • App is more than 80 MB

EastMeetEast’s mobile app has the same features as its website version. However, there is an instant messaging function in the mobile app, which the website does not have. This allows users on the go to quickly draw up a conversation wherever they are.

The mobile app’s user interface also makes for great navigation and usability. All the features are accessible through the collapsible menu. Member profiles also have accessible action buttons for easier use of the app’s contacting features.

Real Life Review

I was born in Taiwan, but I’ve been living in the US since I was 10. Because of this, I have grown to be “more American” (as my Chinese aunts would say) than stick to my being native Chinese. I once had an American girlfriend, which of course, my aunts did not approve of. Still, we were together for about five years until we decided to call it quits due to “cultural differences.” I still cannot cut ties to my tradition, and she simply could not accept it.

Then I discovered EastMeetEast, and it was just the thing I needed. Nobody would understand me better than Asian-Americans such as myself. I’ve been a member of the dating site for about 6 months so far, I am enjoying it. I’ve gone on too many dates, all which ended up with being friends. But even if I haven’t found someone to seriously date with using the app, I gained a lot of friends that I still hang out with from time to time. - Kenny, 29

Design and Usability

The design of EastMeetEast makes for a pleasant user experience. The interface is clean and straightforward. Bright colors such as pink and green are used to highlight some sections, but overall, the web design sticks to the colors of blue and gray.

The website's features are organized in tabs on the header menu. The tabs are ’Search’, ‘Messages’, ‘Smiles’, ‘Visitors’, and ‘Subscribe’. Your profile and account settings are on the rightmost side of the header menu. Each page showcases the particular feature of the website. On the ‘Search’ page, members are displayed using a grid layout, with the number of columns depending on the size of your browser. As for the ‘Messages’, ‘Smiles’, and ‘Visitors’ pages, if you have not received any interaction, a piece of advice would instead be shown. Such bits of advice are to upload a photo or to complete your profile.

EastMeetEast Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Account registration
  • Send smiles
  • Browse and Search
  • Chat with Premium users
  • See who viewed your profile
Fee based Services
  • Unlimited messaging with all users
  • Read receipts
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Premium Membership
1 Month34.99 USD / Month34.99 USD
3 Months22.99 USD / Month68.97 USD
6 Months32.99 USD / Month197.94 USD
12 Months11.99 USD / Month143.88 USD
EastMeetEast Coins
1,800 Coins0.00 USD / Coin4.99 USD
4,800 Coins0.00 USD / Coin9.99 USD
18,000 Coins0.00 USD / Coin24.99 USD

Is EastMeetEast expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers EastMeetEast is upper moderate.

EastMeetEast Pricing
Payment Options
  • Credit Card

EastMeetEast offers one type of premium subscription in four different package durations, only to its male members. Women can use all the features of the dating site for free.

The subscription automatically renews for same package and price, and you can cancel your subscription anytime you wish. You are able to enjoy the benefits of your premium membership up to the last day of your next billing cycle. Each subscription upgrade has an additional charge of the NY applicable sales tax.

If you do not wish to subscribe to a premium membership, you can top-up on your EastMeetEast coins. Coins are the currency of EastMeetEast, which lets you do actions in “ala-carte” form. Sending a smile costs 60 coins, while each message costs 100 coins. Every new user gets 1000 free coins as a gift. You can also earn coins by completing your profile.

Special Features

EastMeetEast does not offer any feature that is not out of the ordinary, however, they do offer these features that may be considered special:

Your Views and Smiles

This feature shows you the members who viewed your profile and who have sent you smiles.

Dating Tips

These are published pieces of advice for members who find dating a bit of a challenge.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 2.5 / 5
App: 4.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Chris Pleines
EastMeetEast’s dating platform provides an enjoyable experience for its members, most especially to its female users. Although the site’s features seem to be basic, those features are just what you need to start a connection with another member. The qualities of profiles in EastMeetEast are also of high-grade as moderators strictly monitor each photo upload and information published on every profile. This helps keep all user experience authentic and delightful.EastMeetEast may not be for everyone, especially because of its high membership cost. If you think it is not for you, you can check out our other reviews in our Personals category.

FAQ

Facts

Who owns EastMeetEast?

EastMeetEast is owned and founded by serial entrepreneur, Mariko Tokioka.

When was EastMeetEast launched?

It was launched in the year 2013.

I do not have any Asian blood, can I still join EastMeetEast?

Yes, all nationalities and ethnicities can join.

Does EastMeetEast have a mobile app?

Yes, you can download the mobile app for free in the Apple App Store.

Is EastMeetEast a legitimate dating website?

Yes, EastMeet is a legitimate dating website and operates under the company of EastMeetEast, Inc.

Membership

How do I join EastMeetEast?

You can join by clicking the ‘Start Searching’ button on the home page or by clicking ‘Start with Facebook’. Joining through Facebook makes a quicker registration.

Does EastMeetEast offer premium membership?

Yes, premium membership is offered only for male members.

Can I cancel my membership anytime?

Yes, you can cancel your EastMeetEast premium membership anytime and enjoy your premium membership privileges until the next billing cycle.

How do I delete my EastMeetEast account?

You can delete your account through your account settings. You just need to tick the reason prompted on the screen before you completely delete your account.

Usability

How does EastMeetEast work?

EastMeetEast provides a platform for members to meet. Members can send a smile or a message to other members, and they can also use the search filters to find their rightful match.

How do I unlock a message in EastMeetEast?

You can unlock a message by subscribing to a premium membership.

I uploaded a photo but my profile photo is still blank, how come?

This means that moderators of EastMeetEast are still in the process of approving your profile picture.

Why was my profile photo not approved?

You may not have abided by EastMeetEast’s photo upload guidelines.

I cannot access my EastMeetEast account.

Your profile may have been reported by another member, which has caused your account to be suspended by EastMeetEast. If you think this was ill-judged, you can contact customer service and dispute your account suspension.

What are EastMeetEast coins?

Coins are the currency of EastMeetEast. It allows you to use premium features without having a premium subscription.

Security

How do I block an offensive user in EastMeetEast?

You can block an offensive user by clicking the ‘Block User’ button on that member’s profile.

Can I report a suspicious user in EastMeetEast?

Yes, you can report a user by clicking the ‘Report User’ button found on that member’s profile.

What other security features does EastMeetEast offer?

Besides the accessible ‘Block User’ and ‘Report User’ buttons, EastMeetEast also has published privacy policies and terms of usage that are strictly monitored by its moderators.

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Company:East Meet East Inc.
Adress:32 W 39th Street, Suite 4, New York, NY 10018