Launched in Germany in 2011, Lovoo is a social dating app that’s used for online dating or simply making friends. As well as a desktop site, it’s a mobile dating app that’s really popular with its users.
Lovoo believes that love can happen anywhere and encourages you to take a chance -- because what have you got to lose?
It’s also big on video -- allowing users to host their own videos and watch each others’. Discover a bit more about Lovoo with our in-depth review below.
Lovoo member structure
Most Lovoo members are European, with a young membership base. Lovoo’s not just for dating, but it’s popular with people looking to gain a large friendship base
- Members: Lovoo has over 70 million members worldwide! 7 million are from the UK alone.
- Member activity: According to The Meet Group, who own Lovoo, the site has 5 million monthly active users and 1.9 million daily active users. There are also 47,000 new sign-ups a day.
- Gender proportion: 75% Male and 25% Female
- 18-24 (28%)
- 25-34 (30%)
- 35-44 (19%)
- 45-54 (12%)
- 55+ (11%)
How does Lovoo work?
The premise is very simple; you can have a look through all the profiles on your homepage and start chatting with those you like. There are also a couple of features that help you find members quicker, but the site is aimed towards flirting, dating or simply friendship.
Sign up process
Sign up is incredibly quick. You simply enter your basic details, including your city of residence and DOB, then enter your email address and password. That’s pretty much it.
Once you’ve logged in, you can complete your profile afterwards and add a profile picture. The questions you get asked are fairly standard, from whether you’re a smoker to if you have children and your profession. Alternatively, you can sign up using your Facebook account.
Ease of use
The website is so clean and simple that it’s incredibly easy to see exactly what’s what. Profile images are super clear and big enough to get a good gauge on what members look like.
The navigation does a good job of keeping everything feeling uncomplicated. You could even say the website is a little too simple, as there’s not that much to click on.
Chat, messagies and notifications
When you first sign up, you have to add a profile picture to be able to communicate with other members. You also get a limited number of icebreakers per day to use.
These are unique ‘hello’ messages you can send to stand out to other members. If you’re successful then you can start chatting. You can also ‘like’ profiles to add them to your favourites list.
Profile quality is generally good. You can see photos very clearly, as well as all the details the member has chosen to add. A lot of people choose not to add more details about themselves -- instead choosing to enter the basic information. But, you can ask them for this information instead.
Real life reviews for Lovoo.com
Although I don’t get hundreds of watchers, I do have a lot of fun. I use the app mainly to pass the time and to get to know some people, and that’s exactly what the app gives me. And the best part about the app is that you can fully experience the app’s features even when you just buy credits! No need to sign-up for a monthly subscription. Rad!
From Dating Scout UK
Lovoo mobile dating app
The Lovoo appis free to download on iOS and Android and is where Lovoo is at its strongest. You get two features that aren’t available on desktop -- Radar and Lovoo Live.
Radar shows you who’s near to your location. Lovoo Live allows you to share videos with members and watch theirs too. When your videos get watched, you earn diamonds which can be swapped for credits or money.
Visually, it’s incredibly easy to navigate and is highly interactive for a great user experience.
Play. This is Lovoo’s flagship matchmaking game. You basically say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ to a member using the heart or cross.
Discover. This is Lovoo’s search filter. You can search for members by their preferred age and location.
Lovoo Live. As mentioned above, this feature is only available on the app and allows you to host video streams that are viewable to anyone.
Radar. Another app feature. This one shows you suggestions based on your current location.
Is Lovoo safe?
How much does Lovoo cost?
What are the membership prices on Lovoo? You can become a full member with the membership packages below:
- 1 month: £8.99
- 3 months: £6.33
- 6 months: £4.50
- 12 months: £4.99
By signing up, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Browse ad-free
- Get unlimited icebreakers to send
- See who’s looked at your profile
- See who’s ‘liked’ you
- Browse without being seen
- Undo your swipe in the Play feature
You can also buy credits, which allows you to send gifts and get access to a few extra features. Credits cost the following:
- 300 credits: £3.99
- 550 credits: £5.99
- 2,500 credits: £14.99
- 8,000 credits: £31.99
However, you can also earn credits on the site by answering surveys, completing basic tasks and logging in every day.
Discounts, offers and promo codes
There were no discounts available on Lovoo when we signed up, but we always recommend having a shop around on Google before you commit to anything.
Is Lovoo free?
Are there free trials? Anyone can sign up to and use the site for free. And there are actually quite a lot of features available for free members, including sending hearts and likes, using one icebreaker per day, searching for members, adding them to your favourites list, and hosting videos.
Pros and Cons
✓ Pros of Lovoo
- There’s loads of opportunity to earn credits, meaning you don’t have to sign up for a membership to be able to message users or enjoy the site.
- Has a very simple, easy to use website.
- The dating app is one of the best on the market right now.
X Cons of Lovoo
- There aren’t a huge amount of features available on Lovoo.
- You only get one icebreaker a day, so you have to think really carefully about who you message.
As a dating site, Lovoo is decent. But as a mobile app, it’s really strong. Not only is it interactive, easy to use and great for on-the-go dating, but it has some good features to help you find more people in your area. There’s not tonnes to do on both the site and app, but Lovoo seems to go for quality over quantity -- perfecting the features they have instead of adding too many.
You can cancel your membership at any time if you upgrade, which is a real plus. It’s also great that you can earn credits by simply using the site, omitting the need to sign up immediately. Lovoo has something for everyone and is well worth a download. 4.1/5.
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How does registration work?
If you are using Lovoo as an app for iOS or Android:
- Open the app and select the ‘Register’ button
- Register with a valid email or with your Facebook account. If you are an Android user you can also register with a Google+ account
- Specified your desired username, birthday, gender and upload a photo of yourself
- Finish registration
If you are using Lovoo via the website:
- Go to www.lovoo.com and a registration window can be found on the start page
- Specify your username, city, date of birth, gender and select ‘Register now’
- Finally register with a valid email address or with your Facebook account.
How does verification of your email address work with registration?
After creating your profile, your registration process is completed via email verification. Lovoo will send you a verification email to the email you specified during sign-up. All you need to do is click the link to complete the process.
If you did not receive this email, check your spam folder of your inbox for the email or you are also able to request another verification email in ‘Settings’, ‘My account’ and ‘Edit email address’.
Why hasn’t my Premium membership been activated after purchase?
This is often because of a delayed transmission of the purchase relevant information. In this situation, it is best to have a little bit of patience for the transaction to go through. You might also need to log out and in again before the Premium membership will be displayed on your profile.
If you are still having trouble, it is best to get in touch with the Lovoo team and provide details such as -- email, date of purchase, transaction number, email address used with your payment provider (if different).
What is the Icebreaker feature for messaging?
The Icebreaker gives you the opportunity to contact other users and break the ice with an icebreaker.
The Icebreaker replaces current chat requests with a variety of new options. It is a special contact request and has daily limits. Before sending an Icebreaker, decide who you want to give it to. When you receive one, you can be sure someone is really interested in meeting you.
How does Icebreaker work?
Sending an Icebreaker:
Your Icebreaker first message can contain 250 characters -- giving you just enough to make a good first impression and generate interested. You can send the Icebreaker with a ‘swipe’ to minimise the risk that the message gets sent accidentally or too early.
Receiving an Icebreaker:
When you receive an Icebreaker, you will get a push notification to inform you. You are only able to open one Icebreaker and all the others will become readable once this one has been processed. You will not see a list of all remaining Icebreaker messages and you also cannot see how many you have in total.
One of the biggest differences between the Icebreaker and chat request is that when you are not convinced by it and do not want to answer you are asked for a reason. Your feedback is useful to the author of the message and will be sent to them in the form of a general improvement proposal. They will not know directly why you rejected their message.
How many Icebreaker messages can I send per day?
If you are a basic user without a Premium membership you are ableto send one Icebreaker per day. After using it, you will have another one in 24 hours available to use.
If you have Premium membership then you have three Icebreakers per day. If you send more than one, they will recharge one at a time. Each one takes eight hours to recharge. You are also able to purchase additional Icebreakers as a Premium member.
How does the Match game work?
With the Match game, you are given the opportunity to rate other user profiles. If you like someone’s profile, you can select the small heart to express your interest.
If you rated a profile positively and they have also positively rated you, then you become a match. You can find your matches under ‘Notifications’ in the ‘New matches’ list. Here you can write to your matches and connect.
How can I message and chat to other members on Lovoo?
There are a lot of options for chatting and having a conversation with other members. Whenever you find an interesting person, you can always pull up their profile. Here you are just one click from directly starting a conversation with them.
Also, the Match game is another opportunity to connect. With the Match game you can rate other users in it. Lovoo will let that user know you are interested and they will have the option of looking at your profile. If you are both interested, then you can start a conversation.
How does profile verification work on Lovoo? How can I verify my profile
Lovoo want to ensure all profiles are real and authentic which is why they will verify your identity with a ‘Verified’ seal. This will give you full use of all the basic functions.
The conditions of verification include -- verification of your email address and at least one profile picture in your gallery where your face is easily recognisable.
To verify your profile:
- Go to your profile view
- Select ‘Verify profile’ found below your profile picture (app) or on the top right of your profile picture (website)
- Follow the prompts
- You will be asked to submit a photo with your username and a code written on paper. Your face and the paper with your username and the displayed code must be easily recognisable in the picture.
Lovoo will match this picture with your profile pictures as soon as they received the photo from you. Once this process is complete, you will receive the ‘Verified’ seal of approval.
How to download the Lovoo app?
To download the app, open the respective app store such as App Store or GooglePlay Store. Enter ‘Lovoo’ in the search field and download the Lovoo app.
What is Live Video?
This is a new feature that allows you to present yourself and interact with other members. The video features allows you to make a Live Video of yourself or also watch streams from other users.
This will help give you a better picture of other users -- something more than chatting or profile photos. You will be able to know how someone’s voice sounds, their facial expressions and more.
Who can use Lovoo Live?
The Live Video feature is available to both basic and Premium members. You can use this feature if you have iOS or an Android device from version v20.1 onward.
If you don’t know what version you are using, check your profile settings and drag the screen down with your finger. You will then be able to see your current version. Keep your app up to date with the latest version from the app store.
Where I can I find Live Videos on Lovoo?
Click on ‘Live’ found in the lower menu bar.Here you can open a Live Video from one of the tabs ‘Trending’, ‘Nearby’ or ‘Favourites or start your own Live Video.
On ‘Trending’ you can find the most popular Live Videos available. With ‘Nearby’ you can find Live Videos of other members who are in your area. With ‘Favourites’ you can see members selected as your favourites during a stream. These members can be recognised by the red star next to their profile name.
Who can see my Live Video?
From the moment you begin your Live Video, it will be visible to all users who open it. If they open your profile, the banner ‘is currently’ live will appear there.
How does live radar work?
The live radar can be used to discover who is nearby. In the case you are walking around and want some company, you are able to check the radar to see who is near you. The radar can be found in the app for iOS and Android. Choose the round radar symbol int he lower menu to begin.
How can I report or block a live video?
If you think another user is not adhering to the guidelines for a live video, select their profile photo in the top left corner in the video. In the window that opens, select the ‘Report’ button. Lovoo will receive your message immediately and take appropriate action.
How can I report a profile?
If you feel that only member has violated Lovoo guidelines, is harassing you, is advertising third party services or whose account could belong to minors who are registered as adults or vice versa -- then you are able to report a profile.
To do this there is a ‘Report’ function. Just go to the profile in question, select this option symbol in the profile and select the reason.
How can I block a profile?
To block another user’s profile: open the profile in question, select the ‘Options’ symbol and click ‘Block’. If you blocked someone, they can still visit your profile but they will be unable to view your pictures and write to you.
What are the benefits of a Premium membership?
As a Lovoo Premium member, you will have a lot more adventages in comparison to a basic profile. These include:
- The ability to find your favourites again. Once you gave a like, you can contact them whenever you like.
- You can see new users, open these profiles and message them. With basic you can only see they have a banner but cannot message.
- Automatic profile uncovering. With basic you need credits to reveal profiles.
- The ability to standout from the crowd with your profile getting more visibility.
- Unlimited matches and no daily limits.
- Take back your last match vote
- Send three times more Icebreakers than basic members
- Hide your profile views by activating ‘Hide profile views’ and your visit won’t be visible to other users
- No advertising -- just enjoy the experience!
How does subscription renewal work?
If you are subscribed to a Premium membership, then your account will automatically renew for the same time period. This is unless you cancel it your payment provider 24 hours prior to the expiration. The amount for the time period will always be debited by your payment provider at the beginning of that time period.
How can I cancel automatic renewal of my membership / how do I delete my Lovoo profile?
TO stop the automatic renewal of your membership, cancel it directly with your payment provider. The purchase contract was made between you and the payment provider.
When you delete your Lovoo profile, this will not lead to the cancellation of your subscription.
Once you have cancelled your membership, your profile will stay as Premium until expiry of the agreed time period. Once this has ended, the profile will be switched back to a basic profile.
How can I cancel my purchase?
You are able to cancel your purchase within 14 days. Because the contract is between you and iTunes, you must contact the Apple iTunes support directly for cancellations.
How do credits work?
The credits on Locoo act as a virtual payment option on the app. With credits you can view the blurred profile visitors and also Match votes. For this reason, it is worth purchasing, collecting and saving credits so that you can enjoy the features available.
How can I purchase credits?
You can purchase credits with prepaid cards. App Stores also give the option of adding a desired credit to an account of the corresponding store with prepaid cards. In turn, purchases in the app can be effected with this credit.
How can I earn credits on Lovoo?
You can earn credits with the following actions:
- Confirming your email address (one-off credit given)
- Verification of your account
- Connecting your account to Facebook (25 credits)
- Inviting friends on Facebook to create a Lovoo profile (100 credits)