When you hover over a profile photo in the member search, five mini icons would appear at the bottom—view profile, message user, send a heart, add to favorites list, and instant chat. Viewing the profile, sending a heart, and adding to your favorites list are the features that are free for all users.
However, same with other dating websites powered by Cupid Media, sending a message in FilipinoCupid is also limited to premium paying members but replying to messages is free. FilipinoCupid makes its users feel safe by providing the "Block User and "Report Abuse" buttons on every chatbox and user profile (located at the left sidebar of one's profile).
FilipinoCupid has advanced search filters available. The extent of search filter detail depends on your membership. But even with a free plan, the search filters still do wonders. Users can search using customizing the personal basic information, cupid tags, by tweaking your matching preferences or browsing the different categories of popular topic searches.
The popular topics that can be found on the left sidebar are my matches, most popular users, profiles with the latest photo uploads, users around your area, and new members. Members can also browse the Filipina Bikini photo gallery and Glamorous Filipinas photo gallery where Filipino women submit their photo entries.