Paktor claims to be an app to “meet new friends” but it is actually an Asian dating application similar to Tinder. It has the swipe left, swipe right capability but brings its own style to the world of dating apps. In addition to matching users with likeminded individuals close by, the app focuses on matching people across borders. In fact, they take it a step further but we’ll go over that later. Continue for an in depth look at this seemingly impressive application.
Registration is extremely easy. Users simply sign up using Facebook, which significantly speeds up the process, and the app creates a profile for you based on your Facebook information. This means you are done in seconds and there’s a hidden security feature within their registration process. The app requires a minimum of 50 friends to sign up which prevents fake profiles.
Once you sign up and log in, you’ll notice the profiles of potential matches arranged in a stack. With this stack, you can swipe right for yes and left for no. Each profile includes a photo, short bio and “Facebook verified” status. Messages are free with mutual matches but sending a message to someone who hasn’t swiped right on your photo comes at a cost.
Quality of Users
Many will agree that the users on Paktor are quite attractive. Despite being a location based app, it doesn’t impact variety much. There is always someone new appearing on the stack of potential matches.
Paktor claims to be an app to “meet new friends” but it is actually an Asian dating application similar to Tinder.
Features and Capabilities
The features and capabilities on Paktor are just as great as the speedy registration process. There is an overview of each one below.
Users on the app are free to play with filters to find their match. Gender, age, and location are the basic filters. The app is location based but users can search for potential matches anywhere from 999 meters to 10,000 kilometers. Selecting a specific country is also an option. Although free with a lot to offer, upgrading to a paid account unlocks advanced filters that get more specific like height, education and job title.
You can send gifts to anyone on Paktor. Points are needed to purchase these gifts. They are nice gestures used to show attraction.
• Chats and Messages
Chatting is free if talking to a mutual match. Once matched you can send a message and start a connection. As for those who run into a language barrier, Paktor has you covered. “Translate Chats” is a feature within messaging that translates text when the app detects a foreign language. To use this feature, simply go to your home tab, select the filters icon and turn on the feature.
• Message Status
Paktor lets you know when a sent message was received by the recipient. When it has not, the message will read, “status pending”. This often occurs when the intended recipient hasn’t logged on.
Paktor has an invisibility option that enables users to browse anonymously. This is good for those who wish to look around before connecting with others.
Users can purchase points to unlock special features on the application and purchase gifts. Just click the token icon and select from a range of point packages.
Upgrading to a paid plan is best for those who don’t care to wait around for mutual matches. If you’re the type who wants to go after who you like as soon as possible, upgrade. The plans are reasonably priced and most would say they are worth what you pay. There is the option of subscribing for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. All subscriptions are auto renewed so you must cancel before the end of the subscription period to avoid unwanted charges on your credit or debit card.
Overall, Paktor is a great free app but to get the most out of it, upgrade to a paid subscription. Although the app is expanding globally and has well over 6 million users, those interested in foreign dating (more specifically Asian dating) should know that the app is better suited for those planning to visit Asia. Paktor makes it easy to make a romantic connection and find a special someone to spend your days and evenings with.