I joined AsianD8 after attending one of their speed-dating events. I went to 3 events in total but at the first one I met someone who at first I thought was just a friend but turned out to be more than that. He proposed a few months later and we are due to get married in a few months. I found the events and the website easy to use. It was very easy to contact other members and find out more about them. It was also possible to remain relatively anonymous until I felt more comfortable. As a female this was really important to me as I had often found myself in awkward or uncomfortable situations with other means of finding a partner. I could communicate via messages until I wanted to have a chat on the phone or meet in person. I generally found the people I met to be of a higher quality compared to other sites advertising themselves as matrimonial sites. The individuals seemed to be searching for a serious relationship rather than just dating, even though the name indicated that they may not be! I am very happy. I would not have met my fiance otherwise and it turned out we only lived 20 minutes from each other.
The service at one of their events is quite average compared to others I've been to, what's really disappointing is after the event, they should send an email to the people who attended and paid money! but they didn't send anything at all.
I tried to contact them on their facebook but they didn't bother replying. That's how much they care about the people they make money from.
I first tried asiand8 speed dating back in 2010 when a friend recommended me. I didn't meet anyone at the events and after going a few times i decided to try the online method. It was tough and i did think about giving up. But just after New Years 2013 a guy waved at me and we messaged each other. We met up a week later and we felt we knew each other forever. I am so grateful to asiand8. It took me 3 years but it paid off in the end. I personally find asiand8online better to meet potential partners compared to speed dating as you tend to find the same guys come again and again. Through determination and perseverance i did meet the man of my dreams. Asiand8 does work!!
I tried to cancel my membership so i don get billed again but it said that i will lose all my previous days aswell (the ones i already paid for!!!) how unfair is that?!! i wont be a member with them again any time soon.
UPDATE - So i recently cancelled my membership and didnt even get an email confirmation!!! I wonder why? They sent one when i joined and they're able to send emails evrey other day showing supposedly 'new' matches but cant be bothered to send an email confirmation? I have emailed them before aswell because I had a dsicount voucher through them but when you upgrade the button for the discount is TINY and it didnt give me an option to enter it like most normal other sites with discount options!! I emailed the company telling them about this and saying i had a voucher and even provided dates nd they didnt even bother replying !!!
I honestly think all the good reviews are done by themselves!
Shazia Khan found this review useful
I've been on AsianD8 for a while now, because it's not so easy to meet great people when your out and about, the site is really easy to use, it has a friendly feel to it, and it's pretty innovative. They put thought into different ways you can interact with potential dates on there, which keeps it fun and fresh. I love the ease of use and the site seems very professional and not some white labelled platform where anyone from any site could be viewing you... definitely has a personal touch to it. Love it
As a seasoned user of dating sites, my personal gage for evaluating their effectiveness is somewhat pragmatic, but straightforward nonetheless. In short, the sign of a good site for me is not necessarily about whether you happen to stumble across ‘the one’ but more importantly, how easily (and quickly) it allows you to be exposed to a pool of good, like-minded people. For me AsianD8 wins this competition hands down and moves it from being a ‘good’ site, to a ‘great’ site.
Technically, from the consumer perspective, the AsianD8 website contains all the core essentials (and more), ease of navigation, visually aesthetic, up-to-date with the latest industry/social media technologies and a number of quirky features unique to the site.
Overall highly recommend – keep up the good work guys.
It's definitely not easy meeting people in this day and age, especially fellow like-minded asians, so what better way then to have an all encompassing website which can be as specific or as broad as you would like it to be. With so many people available to interact with at your fingertips, it definitely sets you on the right path to either find compatible people for friendship and obviously gives you a push in the right direction to finding the ever elusive "one" !
Couple this with their speed dating events and Gherkin parties, you couldn't ask for more options to suit you!
Keep up the good work guys, will definitely be recommending you to eligible friends!!
I had tried a few dating websites but didn't really have time to sit and log in all the time. These guys did an amazing job with creating the app allowing me to get in touch with anyone anytime.
I even went to their very relaxed evening which again very well organised....
It's the only site I've actually enjoyed being on!
Having had my reservations about joining an online dating site, I decided, in order to put my curiosity to rest once and for all, I joined Asiand8. I was very impressed with the overall feel of the site, and in particular the warm feeling of sending a wave as an ice-breaker for anyone that i was interested in.
Also what is unique about Asiand8 is that they hold regular speed dating events and padlock parties in Birmingham and London. it is not just an online business but also a company that is prepared to go a long way in helping single Asian people finding their loved one.
The overall experience has been great and highly recommended.
So I've never really been sure about meeting my future partner in this way. Then got told about this site... Gave it a go!! I'm shocked, there's some nice guys on here, I like the search options and its easy to use. Looking forward to going to some of the events too. It would be good if there was a way to flag certain profiles or search usernames. Have already signed two friends up on the site also, and they like it!!! One saying " I think I will be thanking you for this one day!!! " Let's see what happens......... : )
AsianD8 is a great way to search for suitable partners online on an easy, no-fuss, quirky website.
Members are given several options on ways to describe themselves including 'favourite music' and 'ideal partner description' so you are clear about your own personality!
The option of sending 'Waves' allows you to know if someone is interested or not without having to type out a message!
It is easy to search for potential partners within distance, age and religion.
Overall a great website!
AsianD8online is a fantastic dating site, which allows you to customise and trully tailor your d8ing(sic) interactivity with others on the site, to a very specific degree, which isnt to my knowledge, available on other asian dating sites. The site was and still is designed with the modern, progressively minded asian person in mind, and this is reflected in the ethos of its aesthetic, and more importantly, rewarding interactive experience.
The asiand8 experience, which runs neatly in tandem with the events they host, is superb. I give them top marks!
User friendly Website! I love the "Quick flick" feature....it is simple and easy to flick through all profile images and then choose. I am hoping to find Mr Right soon...watch this space ;)... (Fingers Cross).
I recently started working at the company and in complete honesty was not overjoyed at the thought of working for a dating company. I was expecting your usual clichéd matrimonial site so when asked to set up a profile to conduct some site testing, I was reluctant to say in the least. What a surprise I got! I quickly received 'waves' and messages from a whole host of guys but I realised the awesome thing was that I could get to know enough about them to be able to find out instantly if we would have the elusive 'click'.
The search filters are very thorough and this is useful because as much as I hate to admit it, I'm very fussy (smoking, drinking & dietary habits are all very important to me). One fantastic thing about AsianD8 is the actual dating premise! I've been scared by too many sites that place heavy focus on marriage regardless of whether a couple know each other well or not. AsianD8 is a fantastic place to meet someone and do just that, date! -You know that the people you are in contact with are decent but equally aren't going to force a wedding ring on you. I love the concept of 'waves' as little icebreakers - its nice being able to let someone know you've noticed them particularly if you haven't quite summoned up the courage to send them a message. If they respond to the wave then you know you can go for it and it's unlikely you'll get a blank response.
From a job perspective I really admire how thorough the profile approval system is - the staff here manually check and vet every little profile change to ensure that the right kind of people, with the right intentions are allowed on the site. I always thought it was a computer that automatically let people sign up to the sight. I never realised that there was a team of people who checked up on everything.
In my opinion and the experience I've had working here, using the site and attending events so far, AsianD8 is not just a dating site, it is a dating service. I definitely recommend it to anybody who is serious about meeting someone they can connect with and seeing where it goes from there!
Shiv Sanghani found this review useful
As a few other people have said, I was sceptical at first. I was recommended this site by a relative of mine who had a great success a result of this site and is happily married. So, the key is to try something before you can write it off. I'm glad I didn't, it has a really good mix of people, all over the country.
This is a really good site for Asian people, seeking long term relationships. There is an excellent search functionality, in terms of age, religion, certain habits, height and distance. The site as a whole is very easy to use and also very intuitive.
The iPhone app is also very well executed and a welcome addition.
Always being re-developed and improved. Most definitely a forward thinking company.
I was alittle skeptical at first, on whether to join, should i, shouldn't I. I followed the advice of a friend who had joined a couple of asian dating sites and that is when i found AsianD8.
At first it did take a little getting used to and understanding how it all works, but the site was very easy and simple.
I spoke to a few people and was at the stage where i was going to give up on the site, until i got a wave through from someone quite local to me. He was about the same age, from the same town as me, had been divorced like myself. We spoke a few times through chat and the rest is history. 5 months on we are very much in love and very happy together. I would never have met him had it have not been for the site.
I know many people that are quite cautious when it comes to online dating, but i would definetly recommend to all my friends and family :)
I came across this site by word of mouth. I was skeptical at first, but have been here for 3 months now. I kept my profile as well as partner profile updated...so far no Mr. Right, but have had 2 really fun dates. The online interface is fun and very intuitive, the site content is quite easy to sift through with easy to understand settings/options. Whether you're using an online dating service or new to it entirely, Globald8 gets my five stars. Give it a shot!
Brillaint website, filters out unsuitable people and very easy to use. I found my husband to be on this site, and it's been a magical fairy take since!
When I signed up I received profiles of muslim men, which is fair enough. I then paid for membership to send messages and contact people via the date chat system.
Unfortunately most of the people were non muslim which although nice to chat to people from different religions and backgrounds doesn't help with the fact I'm serious about getting married to someone from the same cultural and religious background, so the company's website set up isn't ideal. I wish I had known that most of the members were non muslim at the time this would have affected my choice to upgrade my membership.
What the company could do is have separate chatrooms for the religions/age etc that way people could chose to mingle for fun, or actually be serious about marriage within their own communities / age group. ( Just a suggestion)
u gte some weirdos, others like dogs on heat but the site is fab. i felt safe and able to talk to sum great people. have made friends and better still have met the love of life. been together a year and ive never been happier. thank u so much! keep up the fantastic work and i wish u all the best!
I haven't been on asiand8 for over 2 years simply because I did find the man of dreams on it!
When I was using asaind8 I found it easy/simple to follow, easy to understand and enjoyed some of the features such as the wave option and the surveys.
Going forward my advice would be make it fresh and vibrant - add some features for those who are a little bit to shy to wave or send a message. Maybe for those who are a in the mature category add some features for them... Invite people to maybe play an online game with one another, something fun, something to strike a conversation... Spark, you never quite know where it will lead to!
I was only on Asiand8online for 4 months, within my time on the site I had good and bad experiences. I really enjoyed meeting new people but there was a few male members who's aim did not seem to be to find love.... more to make love. Luckily for me I met my fiancé on this site. So the few weird experiences that almost put me off dating sites didn't ruin my happy ending. Perseverance, honesty and knowing what you want is the key
a basic site, for the money you pay. one would expect better features
I have been a user of your website for over 6 months, my membership recently ran out - at this moment in time i will not be renewing.
you have some very big flaws with your website and you need to shift focus from writing silly messages on facebook to restructuring your business strategy - you have a very good name, very good looking website but the functionality is extremely poor - which makes it an extremely poor experience - this is a common theme that has been highlighted many times by females i have managed to get in touch with via your website.
simply put, no one likes using your site as the dating experience is poor! to add insult the changes in your pricing structure just forces people away, it is quite interesting to see the number of people who have moved form your site to asiansinglesolution website.
some key flaws, if you want more core detail and want some ideas please shout (i did use to do website design a few years ago!):
1. your mobiled8 app is poor, it crashes, it lacks core functionality that is available on your site
2. your chat program via core website hardly ever works, it is very buggy and it is so frustrating when you are trying to speak to someone and it fails
3. you can not flag someone as 'already being viewed' so you waste time going over the same profiles time and time again, you can't filter on 'people i've already viewed' - if there's someone i don't like the look of, i dont want to see them everytime i log on - particular those on the home screen who live near you.
4. there are sometimes massive delays in getting photos authorised, other sites normally always authorise within 24 hours, and when a picture is pending being authorised it shows you having no profile pic when you may already have one if you were replacing it.
5. your pricing needs looking at
6. the search functionality requires more options and more fluid searches, and ability to save searches to make it a easier experience
7. it doesn't show when the last person logged on, this is useful for seeing inactive users
8. there is no ability to see if someone is 'not interested in you' - for example when the chat program works, if you dont want to chat to someone it sends a very polite message to the receiver saying that person is not available, but you don't know if that's because your chat program is not working or they are not interested! This is why shaadi.com works well as when you 'express interest' in someone it is upto them to accept or decline it - that way you are not wasting time on the same person when in fact they are not interested.
Don't get me wrong, you guys do a LOT of things extremely well but there are some very simple core operations you have got very wrong which unfortunately causes the end user experience to be poor.
Hope this helps...
I went to an event through Asiand8 and the event was poorly managed. It was 80% men but I was told when I was booking the event it was 50- 50 in terms of men and women. This was a lie when I arrived on the night.
After the event I was followed by a man from the event as I recognised him drinking at the bar during the event.
The next day I reported it to someone called [name removed]. Even though I gave the man's name to [name removed], she said she cannot do anything about it. I was shocked to believe that my safety was not important and a man stalking women after events were not important to the company as a whole.
Thank you but I will not be using your services again or will I be recommending your company to my friends because my personal safety is more important then attending your events.
These guys are really successful with their events and online dating. I love their events and i have met some lovely guys from here and have made life long friends too. OVerall, they are best for finding a british asian partner. Definitely worth a try!
Amit Shah found this review useful
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