Lovoo App Review — The Dating App with “German Efficiency”

If you are looking for a new dating app — or if you are simply getting tired of your current one — make sure to read our Lovoo review. It will help you determine if this fresh spin on the dating app concept is for you.

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Lovoo App Review Results
  • Popularity - 71
  • Value - 76
  • Features - 81
  • Quality of Members - 74
  • Safety - 82
  • Customer Satisfaction - 74

Final Word on Lovoo

Lovoo demonstrates that sometimes you do not have to break the barriers of originality to make a positive impact on your industry. By simply making the features that one expects on a dating app more efficient, Lovoo was able to create a positive user experience. It feels uncluttered compared to other dating apps. We would strongly recommend Lovoo.

We would rate it as VERY GOOD.

— Pros and Cons —


  • Available for Android, iOS, and desktop
  • Free version is powerful
  • Over 60 million active users worldwide
  • Clean, fast, and modern design


  • Presence of ads on free version
  • Majority of users are 22-28 years of age

— In-Depth Lovoo App Review —


When it comes to modern online dating apps, it is difficult to stand out from the pack. Modern dating apps, especially those targeting users in their twenties and early thirties, have very similar features. This results in creating app blindness on the part of users. After all, why bother to try a new app when it’s basically the same as the one that you are currently using?

A dating app known as a Lovoo takes a different approach to this market paradigm. Lovoo does not attempt to reinvent the wheel. Developed by a German company, Lovoo brings to the online dating world what in the automotive industry is commonly referred to as “German efficiency.”

Modern in its functionality, minimalistic in its look, and fast in execution, Lovoo has managed to amass an international user base numbering over 60 million active users.

— Where Can You Use Lovoo —

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Unlike other dating apps that focus on the 35 and under market, Lovoo has both a mobile and desktop platform. That means that you can use Lovoo on any Android or iOS device, as well as on any web browser on your desktop or laptop computer.

In our opinion, the fact that Lovoo does not neglect those who prefer to do their online dating on a desktop is something that other dating apps should follow.

— What Users Think of Lovoo —

With over 60 million active users worldwide and close to 800,000 reviews through October of 2017 on Google Play, there is a sufficient foundation to gauge the overall reception of Lovoo by the public. On Google Play, it has a rating of 4 out of 5-stars. On the iOS App Store, it has an average rating of 4.5-stars.

— Uses for Lovoo —

Anybody over the age of 18 can register for a Lovoo account. Approximately three-quarters of the user base consists of members under the age of 35 — the main bulk of them being between the ages of 22 and 28. The gender ratio is decently balanced with approximately 60 percent consisting of males and 40 percent of females.

Lovoo was designed for those seeking to find compatible matches for long-term relationships, casual encounters, platonic friendships, and online chat matchups.

The fact that the majority of the users are young and that the site is designed to cater to a variety of relationship styles helps to give Lovoo its active, youthful, and eclectic feel.

— Features —

As we stated from the beginning, don’t expect to find any original features that you are not already familiar with from other dating apps on Lovoo. What you will find, however, are crisp and clean versions of the most important features for a dating app.

— Radar —

An example of this is Lovoo’s feature known as “Radar.”


This is a take on the proximity-based discovery feature. When you use Lovoo’s mobile app, this feature uses your GPS to find potential matches near you. It then proceeds to graphically display them on a screen that is meant to replicate a modernistic radar screen. When you use this feature on the desktop version, it relies on the geo-location of your IP address to locate your potential matches.

— Match —

The “Match” feature is Lovoo’s take on the swipe game.

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You are shown the profile pictures of potential matches and then you must either swipe left for “ney” or right for “yay.” When you use this feature you can also see the member’s username, their age and approximate distance from you. If you click on their profile picture you can also discover whether their profile has been verified and when the user last used the app. Small details like these take what have become ordinary and expected features on dating apps and have given them a fresh and more efficient appeal.

— Search —

Even the search feature has a crisp and clean feel when it displays potential matches. Both the app and the desktop platform display potential matches in a tiled format that makes reviewing potential partners fast and efficient.

Another feature that we found to be practical and convenient was the blocking option. Although most dating apps have a method of blocking annoying users, with Lovoo you can get to it in just two swipes. By being able to block annoying users so efficiently, we feel that this encourages users to remain on the app longer. The longer users stay on an app, the more interactive and fun it will be.

— Cost —

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Lovoo is free to download and install. So too is its desktop version. Free users can access the majority of its features. However, Lovoo displays advertisements on both its mobile and desktop platform to free users. Additionally, even though free users can access all of the features, how frequently they can use them is limited. It is based on the number of credits that users accrue or purchase. The more often you access the app, the more credits you earn.

In order to have unlimited use of all of Lovoo’s features, you need to purchase credits or pay for a VIP subscription. Credits can be purchased in batches of 300 for $3.99 or 550 for $5.99. The monthly VIP membership has a cost of $9.99. You can also purchase a yearly VIP membership for $59.99. By default, the VIP membership is reoccurring.

In our opinion, if you find the user experience on Lovoo to be to your liking the VIP subscription is the most efficient way to access the app. As a VIP member, you also get the benefit of using “ghost mode” when looking at other profiles and you can see the “match” scores of other members. Additionally, all advertisements are removed.