Lovoo has been around for a while, having launched in 2011 just before the smartphone dating app boom really kicked in. Although it hasn’t grown as big as mainstream apps like Tinder, tens of millions of people have signed up to this app. So, in this world where we’re now overwhelmed with dating apps, is Lovoo a good shot for you? You’ll learn all the details in our comprehensive Lovoo review.
In this review, we discovered how effective the free edition of Lovoo is for helping you connect with women, plus whether the premium edition is worth the money. We also learned whether this app actually has lots of singles looking to meet or just bots that are out to get your money.
Then I moved on to the premium Lovoo membership. During this test, I checked out every feature available to me to see if they’re worth your time and money. However, the most important part of this review is what happened when I sent messages to 50 women on Lovoo.
We do this for every single app that we review in the same city, using the same male profile every time. We also send messages from the same file of tried-and-tested online dating openers. This allows us to make fair comparisons between dating apps and confidently recommend the best ones for you.
So, did Lovoo make the cut as one of our most highly-recommended dating apps or is it yet another trashy app? Scroll down to find out.
This Lovoo review begins with a basic summary to help you quickly find out whether this app is going to be right for you. There is a deeper dive into all the features later on. But first, let’s review my ratings out of 10 for the most important aspects of the Lovoo app.
As a useful reference point, these ratings are compared to AFF, which we rate as the best hookup site we’ve tried.
Our team rates each site objectively based on many hours of independent research, the features each site offers, and how it compares with other sites. The ratings are the opinion of our editors and their extensive experience.
|Quality of Women
Our opinion of how attractive the typical woman is that uses this site and how easy they are to connect with compared to other sites.
How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.
How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.
|Privacy & Safety
Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.
Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.
Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.
Lovoo prides itself on its versatility. On Lovoo.com, it says it’s the app to accompany you to find your next date, experience your next kiss, and maybe find your next relationship. This broad reach might be what helped it attract so many members.
So, let’s discover what happened when I messaged 50 women and tried to swap contact details, with the view to meet for a date.
Lovoo presents two main methods of connecting with beautiful women. There’s “Match” where you can swipe through women one-by-one, swiping right for yes and left for no. If the women you like swipe right on you too, you can chat and (hopefully) arrange to go on a date.
There’s also the “Near You” option, where you can browse the women in your area and hand-pick which ones to speak to. However, to start a conversation with a woman who hasn’t swiped right on you, you’ll need to use an “icebreaker” and these are in limited supply.
There’s also the option to stream live video in the “Live” tab.
In the free edition of the app:
You’re given enough credits for logging in each day to make it possible for you to land some matches and hopefully land a date. There are other ways to earn free credits too, such as by verifying your profile, confirming your email address or unlocking the “Surprise Of The Day”.
If you upgrade to the Premium edition of the app
With a good profile, you should be able to attract matches without spending any money, although the premium membership would appear to do a great job of helping you land even more.
Whenever possible, we test our dating apps in a medium-sized city in the United States. This provides the best reflection of how effective the dating app might be to our core audience. Admittedly, Lovoo is most popular in Europe.
Still, the quantity and the quality of women available on the “Near Me” feature wasn’t great. After sending a dozen or so messages, I was already forced to look outside the city for suitable matches.
The number of women using a specific dating app will always be one of the most important factors when it comes to your success.
And Lovoo was lacking here.
During my tests of Lovoo, I only sent “icebreakers” to women and messaged those who had already swiped right. Throughout these tests, 20% of women responded to my opening messages. One was willing to give me her Snapchat details, but it was on her profile anyway.
While that’s far from the best response rate we’ve seen, it’s enough for us to confidently say that guys will probably land a date or two if they have a decent profile.
While Lovoo isn’t an awful dating app, we wouldn’t recommend it above AFF if you’re looking for a casual hookup or short-term fling. AFF ranks as the best hook-up website we’ve ever tested, mostly because we are overwhelmed with beautiful women looking to meet us whenever we use it.
It’s not the place to find serious relationships, only quick and casual relationships. That’s made obvious on the home page.
The great thing about that is women who sign up for AFF wholeheartedly accept that premise. Instead of wanting to send messages back and forth for weeks, they are ready to meet and hook up quickly.
It also has a bigger user base than Lovoo as well, having launched in 2000 and remained popular for the best part of two decades.
AFF is currently running a free trial, meaning there has been no better time to create an account!
Here’s a summary of what I liked and didn’t like about Lovoo:
The Lovoo profiles are somewhat basic and not at all unique. You’re given space to write a bio and fill out a few demographical details only. You can add multiple pictures to your profile. There’s a wide range of women using this app looking for different things, whether that’s a serious relationship, a casual hookup or a friendly chat.
It also helps that some profiles have a little blue badge that indicates that they’ve verified their photos. I had to do this when I set up my profile, so it’s a good way to know if you’re talking to someone who went through that extra step.
It’s easy to navigate Lovoo. Jumping between the main features – Match, Near Me, Live and your messages – is a breeze. Anyone could understand how to use Lovoo within minutes.
If you’ve matched with someone, you can send unlimited messages to them, back and forth. If you want to message them before matching, you’ll have to earn and spend an ‘icebreaker’. Also, you can’t send pictures, only text.
This is severely limiting, so most users seem to prefer to exchange social media info. On the one hand, that’s good news since you can contact each other outside of Lovoow. But on the other hand, not a lot of women are willing to give out their social media info before getting to know someone better.
You’ll see adverts pop up if you have a free account. It’s possible to earn extra credits by watching video ads too.
There is only one premium account tier with Lovoo. To access this, you’ll need to pay a monthly subscription. You’re given the choice to sign up for one, three, six or 12 months. The longer subscriptions are more expensive, but they’ll cost you less overall per month.
Lovoo credits are $0.01 each. You can spend these on the streaming feature of Lovoo. But, most importantly, you’ll spend them whenever you swipe right on someone with a free Lovoo membership. If you don’t have a premium membership but you fancy swiping more than usual, you can buy credits in the following batches.
You can also buy icebreakers separately in batches of 5, 25 or 50.
Still unsure about Lovoo? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions to help you discover more about this app.
Lovoo is a dating app and site, as well as a live-streaming service. It has been connecting people romantically since 2011.
You can contact Lovoo by sending an email to [email protected]
Lovoo is owned by Lovoo GmbH, a company based in Dresden, Germany.
Lovoo is a real website with real people waiting to meet you. What’s more, you’ll be able to understand how to use Lovoo within moments.
Lovoo is a legit dating website, albeit not among the most effective that we’ve tested.
There are no signs that Lovoo is a scam or a fake website.
Lovoo is a safe website. You can trust your data to be kept safe on this app.
You can see our most highly-recommended alternatives to Lovoo in our list of the best hookup apps and sites we’ve tested.
Once you create a Lovoo account, you can begin trying to connect with people either by swiping on the ‘Match’ feature or choosing them from the ‘Near Me’ feature. Once you begin messaging, the goal should ultimately be to meet in real-life for a date.
Yes, the Lovoo app is available on iOS and Android, as well as on desktop.
Lovoo has free and paid memberships, wherein you’ll be charged a monthly subscription to access.
Here are your choices for a monthly subscription:
When you sign up for Lovoo, you’ll automatically begin with a free account. This account allows you to swipe on users and send messages. Doing this costs credits, however, but you can earn some credits by watching ads and logging in every day. If you want to upgrade to a premium account, you can do so through the app afterwards.
Yes, if you swipe right on someone in the Match feature and they swipe right on you, you can send messages back and forth as much as you please. The Match feature is available with the free membership of Lovoo, although you’ll spend credits with each right swipe.
These credits will be topped up every day, but it does mean you’re limited to the amount of people you can match with. If you want an unlimited amount of right swipes, you’ll have to upgrade to a premium account.