LoveScout24 – The largest German singles exchange in a detailed test
If you look at the sheer number of registered members, LoveScout24 (formerly FriendScout24) is now the largest German-speaking singles exchange with around 6 million registered members in Germany alone. Of these, almost a million singles are active every month.
The massive TV, print and online advertising ensures several thousand new traffic every day. The online dating provider's partner program plays another large role.
What is LoveScout24 about?
LoveScout24 is the largest German singles exchange and personals website that attaches great importance to the seriousness, authenticity of members, transparency and security of users. Serious interests or even one or two exciting flirts are at the forefront of the members' minds.
What sets LoveScout24 apart?
A high level of seriousness, the relatively easy-to-use user interface, excellent additional services and an excellent search function characterize this personals portal for those who want to flirt. The security and data protection of members is also a major concern for the operators of the flirt exchange. At the same time, users can trust that photos and profile text are checked manually and therefore have little chance of fakes.
With the “targeted search” you can search for other singles according to your criteria, e.g. gender, age, place of residence, interests. All suitable personal ads in your area will immediately be displayed to you.
Especially singles who are looking for a serious relationship or even true love should be in good hands with LoveScout24. According to the operators' own information, around 7,000 singles per month fall in love via the platform (the decisive factor for this was the number of unsubscribes per month stating “Yes, I fell in love!”, as of January 2015).
The platform was also awarded the OnlineStar Audience Award 2014 and was named test winner 2014 at Singleboersen-Vergleich.de.
Special features and services:
- The online area where flirting takes place live and in private around the clock. That's really fun!
- very good “Who is online” function
- Outstanding private chat area with over 160,000 singles every day
- first TÜV-certified singles exchange in Germany
- private VIP areas where members can offer their favorites additional photos, for example
- You can flirt with photos using “Dateroulette”.
- free iPhone/Android app
- personal partner suggestions
Free Services (Basic Membership):
- Create a profile with a photo
- Post personal ads with photos
- full search function & view profiles
- Reply to flirt emails and private chat invitations from premium members
- In “Dateroulette” members can contact their flirt partner using a new photo game system. This system randomly generates suitable date partners.
- Free email support
Premium members have unlimited access (in addition to basic features):
- Sending flirt emails and starting private chats
- improved search functions
- no advertisements
- Start chat
- Browse profiles and shared photos (unlimited)
Premium Plus members have unlimited access (in addition to premium features):
- Contact psychologically suitable partner suggestions (based on a scientifically based algorithm)
- better position in search results
- Lots of sophisticated and serious members
- Very good search filters and helpful “Who is online” function
- Meaningful member profiles
- Solid customer service
- Date roulette is fun
- High authenticity, functioning member verification, few fakes, file corpses are sorted out
- Great chat features
- High activity level of flirting members, good chances of success
- Well-thought-out website structure, helpful tips and instructions
- High transparency and clear terms and conditions
- High data protection standards, trustworthy website
- Free dating app for iPhone and Android (with area search)
- Annoying advertisements with free membership
- Automatic contract extension
- Singles and people over 55 who want to flirt are underrepresented
Costs & Prices: (As of: Jan 2021)
- 1 month of premium participation: €44.99
- 3 months premium participation: €104.97 (€34.99 per month)
- 6 months premium membership: €179.94 (€29.99 per month)
- 12 months premium membership: €299.88 (€24.99 per month)
Note for bargain hunters: 18-29 year olds only pay half. Premium members can save an additional €5/month with the restriction of only signing up 10 new members per day. You can also save €3 per month if you only make 25 initial contacts per day.
- Credit card (MasterCard, VISA)
- Bank debit
- T Pay
Contract and termination:
With the free basic membership, the user is entitled to unsubscribe at any time without giving reasons. When you log out, the data record stored for the user's profiles will be deleted. be found on the LoveScout24 website under the “Help”
The paid memberships are automatically extended for the selected period unless you cancel at least three working days before the end of the term. Immediately after purchase, you will be informed in your profile under “My Profile > My Settings > My Membership” until which day the contract initially runs.
The number of around 1 million active singles who visit LoveScout24 every day is of course quite impressive and actually speaks for itself. A positive indication of member satisfaction is the fact that almost half extend their membership for at least one term.
A premium membership isn't exactly cheap, but it still seems fair considering that the operators ensure great flirting experiences, a high fun factor and quite good chances of success within the singles exchange. Member checking is done manually and works well. This means you will find far fewer fakes and scammers than on comparable portals. Card file corpses that only improve membership statistics are also sorted out after 160 days. The member profiles are meaningful and the search filters provided are very helpful.
If you want to help your search for a partner even further, you can receive suitable partner suggestions as part of a Premium Plus membership.
Unfortunately, the options for the free basic membership are somewhat limited and you feel disturbed by the many advertisements.
|Largest German singles exchange with good prospects of success for singles and those wanting to flirt, our test winner in the “General singles exchanges” category
|Number of registered members
|over 6 million members
|Activity/authenticity of members
|High activity, sophisticated members, few fakes
|High data protection standards, clear terms and conditions, serious and trustworthy
|Manual review of each new profile
|~ m 57% : w 43%
|Good search filters
|Costs & Fees
|Middle price segment, partner matching (Premium Plus) a little more expensive, premium participation from 19.90 euros / month
|Features & Functionalities
|Messages, flirt emails, chat, date roulette, search filter, who-is-online function, dating app
|Usability & operation
|Good clarity and easy handling
|Free basic membership
|Customer Service & Support
|Lots of tips and advice, customer support available
|Relatively good feedback, many success stories