I never did online dating, which I always viewed as a pit of creepy crawlers from both sexes. That’s why I approached my choice of an assignment of a RomanceTale.com review with a good dose of skepticism and a cringe down my spine once I landed on its homepage.

It suits them well, I thought to myself. Let the socially impaired dorks get scammed by Chinese charmers. And may those digging for gold wind up empty with their techie dweebs.

Not just anybody. Gotta’ pay to play.

However romancetale.com didn’t fit this template in my mind. The first thing that chipped at it was Romance Tale’s payment structure. Simply put, you’ve got to pay to play.

Creating a profile is free, but even engaging in your first chat will cost a minimum fee of $9.99, which will cover a single letter (ten credits) and five minutes of chatting (two credits per minute). Each subsequent letter costs 30 credits.

Now the kneejerk reaction of Joe Basement will be, “Why should I pay for something that I can do for free on Facebook ?!?”

But that’s precisely why Facebook, Tinder and others are free – they’re a cyber-wilderness that offer no filtration at all. You don’t know the intentions of most random encounters, and nor can women be sure of your intentions (which is why they hesitate to respond.)

Romance Tale distinguishes those seeking real relationships from the career flirters and scammers that surf social networking sites endlessly for the very reason that they are free.

The women there either have to pay for interaction themselves (after creating a profile) or gain access to RomanceTale.com through a marriage agency, which almost always has its own filtration process. (These agencies also keep records of the women they deal with it.)

RomanceTale.com a secure place for dating

What also impressed me about Romance Tale is its other security features, beyond the filtering payment structure.

For those ready to exchange contact information after having engaged in chats, messaging and exchanging gifts, RomanceTale offers its own unique verification check that is as simple as submitting photo ID (and a basic form for U.S. citizens.)

The verification comes after interactions of a minimum of ten days that give members enough time to get familiar with each other on an informal basis without having to spend more on verification (only to find that they’re not as compatible as they thought they were).

To get started on Romance Tale, I simply signed up by offering my name, birthday and e-mail address. Then come about two dozen questions that describe yourself, as well as the type of mate that you’re looking for.

RomanceTale registration

Besides questions on weight, height and number of children, even something as specific as body type is explored, with the options of slim, athletic, muscular, a few extra pounds, and “big & beautiful.”

Personal or annoying questions can be skipped. Moreover once your profile is established, you can change your characteristics, photos or preferences in potential mates at any point.

An abundance of contacts immediately

With enough details and photos on your profile, the messages and requests for chatting start pouring in immediately from the cutest of chicks.

The texts seem a bit suspicious, given that many contain generic flirting phrases seems to have been written by junior high school kids such as, “Do you believe in Destiny? Soul mates?”(sic)

RomanceTale conversation

But then I realized that the Asian women of RomanceTale have never been abroad, nor have they had the opportunity to develop their English skills.

Besides, getting messages from those women that meet the criteria you indicated is a lot better than a cold search through hundreds of profiles with no leads at all – yet another advantage of RomanceTale over other social media.

As you can see below, I got messages indicating that “Elly is a possible match for you.” Then I was informed that Caihong liked me and sent a message. Then a message box with a photo of sexy Susan sprung up to tell me, “Just found you when I surf on the site.” That’s RomanceTale’s matching algorithms working for you – even weeks after you join.

RomanceTale profile info

Romance Tale constantly keeps you aware of who is online to chat, particularly among your favorites. At any given moment, there’s at least 200 women to exchange flirtations with.

Meanwhile, the site’s unique Faces feature allows you to quickly flip through beauties and select those that most impress, thereby letting them know that you’re interested.

Romance tale celecting process

On my way to China

There are a few issues with RomanceTale. Getting customer support can take as long as ten minutes sometimes. It’s a little heavy on China, with far fewer women from exotic countries like Vietnam or Thailand.

This also revealed the occasional technical glitch on the website. For instance, sometimes when I tried to do a country search, I was often given no options beyond “All countries.”

But it has been a month since I’ve become a member and I’ve enjoyed many evenings flirting with women that I would not have otherwise met. For those who claim that the women are part of a scam, all I can say is that a true scam would have fluent English speakers. A lot of these girls are limited to basic English.

A true scam would involve girls that don’t remember anything about me. My inner circle of ladies does remember details about me. A true scam would not have ladies discussing meetings. Yet my ladies are openly discussing that option with me now.

I can’t say that I’ve found my soul mate yet, but sometimes that’s not apparent until you really get to know someone. After a month, I’m well on my way to be writing a RomanceTale.com review about my first trip to China.

Disclosure: “Sponsored by RomanceTale”