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At times, dating apps can feel like a second job. Getting that profile just right, choosing the correct pictures, and flicking through as many matches as you can to give yourself the best chance of finding love. But Lovoo is here to remind you that dating should be fun. It’s not just any other dating app, where you can lay out in some poorly formatted profile how you love pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Instead, Lovoo is a cross breed of Tinder, a flash game website, and a live streaming service. Its easy to sign up for, and easy to use, and rather than spending hours dully scrolling through profiles there are a couple of unique ways to start making connections. There’s Lovoo Play which offers a roulette wheel of potential matches, sending beautiful singles spinning across your phone. There’s Lovoo Radar which highlights the profiles nearest to your current location. Most unique of all is Lovoo Live. Essentially, it’s Lovoo’s equivalent of Instagram live and perfect for showing off your personality, creativity and life. But the best aspect of Lovoo is the community. This large, and still growing community, is incredibly active and engaged with the app. While not all of them are looking for love, there’s a great opportunity to connect with new and interesting people, to build friendships and maybe even something more. And above all, you’ll have fun doing it.
Sign up takes minutes on Lovoo. All you’ll need is your email address, and a little bit of personal information and you can access Lovoo’s Play and Discover features. Occasionally, if Lovoo detects suspicious activity on your end, they may ask for SMS confirmation, but don’t worry, they’re only trying to make your experience more secure.
Lovoo calls this feature Discover. Using a set of parameters, including gender, age rage and location, you can discover other users you might like to connect with. However, the search function is fairly basic, with very few options. Even the location search has its limitations, not allowing to search in specific areas of much larger cities.
There are plenty of ways to show how interested you are on Lovoo. All users can send a heart to any profile that catches their eye, or add them to their favourites list. But, if you want to really get to know someone, be warned: standard accounts only get to send one message per day. So, either make that one count, or upgrade to premium for unlimited messaging.
Finishing your profile is essential on Lovoo. Complete profiles, particularly those with profile pictures, are given much more prominent placement when it comes to search. But, even more importantly, you won’t be able to access any of Lovoo’s contact features until you have a completed profile. Afterall, no one wants to use their one message a day on someone with no pictures and no personality.
Lovoo premium isn’t totally essential, but it does making getting the most out of the app a hell of a lot easier. With unlimited messaging, an ad free experience and pride of place in any searches, premium users have the best chance of finding their true Lovoo. However, if you don’t want to go premium, you can always earn credits by answering surveys which can be exchanged to unlock only the features you really care about.
Cancelling Lovoo is incredibly simple. Simply go into your account setting and with a click of a button you can end your membership and you won’t be charged again. Best of all, you’ll be able to still use all of Lovoo’s premium features until your next billing date.
The vast majority of users on Lovoo have a standard account. However, despite a lack of access to messaging, they can still use some of the app’s more unique offerings.
Are you feeling lucky? Lovoo Play is a roulette style matching game that presents you with a spinning wheel of some of the sites most beautiful singletons. Wherever the wheel stops, all you have to do is say whether you like them or not. So take a risk.
Want to meet someone but don’t fancy commuting. Radar introduces you to the Lovoo users closest to you. Simply turn it on, and watch their Lovoo accounts drift into your radius. It’s always more fun when they come to you.
Discover allows for advanced search options, perfect for the person who knows exactly what they’re looking for. Unfortunately, the options are limited compared to other sites, so it might not be EXACT enough.
Perhaps Lovoo’s most unique function is Live. Similar to instagram Live, Lovoo members can host live video for any other users to watch. Viewers can interact with the live video by donating ‘diamonds’, an in app currency that will allow users to unlock some of the app’s special features.
The premium features on Lovoo aren’t essential, necessarily. But, instead enhance your experience of the unique tools already available on the site.
Probably the most important feature of premium is the unlimited messaging. Standard accounts can send only one Ice Breaker Message per day, massively reducing their chances of making new connections. Upgrade to premium, and you can break more ice than global warming.
We’ve all been there. Perhaps we were half paying attention or had just gotten into a bad rhythm. Someone comes across the screen, you swipe, and immediately regret it. With premium there’s no need to live with that regret. Simply undo your swipe, and its like nothing ever happened.
Premium accounts also get to use the app completely ad free. The ads aren’t overwhelming on Lovoo, but can become frustrating when you find yourself starting to have fun with some of the more unique aspects the site has to offer.
Lovoo does have a huge userbase, and while you’ll occasionally pop up on peoples roulette wheels, or as a diamond donator on their Lovoo Live, and can feel hard to get noticed. Premium gives your account increased visibility, so you’ll always end up on someone’s Radar.
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Lovoo is one of the few dating apps that reminds you just how enjoyable looking for love should be. It’s less obsessed with detailed profiles about where you work and what hobbies you have, or with incredibly specific advanced search options. Instead, Lovoo focuses on the fun of connecting with other people in unique and enjoyable ways. If you want to know everything about a person before you even say hello, this isn’t the site for you. But if you just enjoy meeting and having fun with new people, you’ll probably have a great time. With match making functions like Play and Radar, Lovoo breaks some of the monotony of dating. But, by far the most unique aspect of Lovoo is its live streaming functionality. Lovoo Live allows any user to host or watch live video, allowing for a unique insight into a new person, or a unique opportunity to let your personality shine. There are undeniably problems. The users skew too male and often too interested in friendship rather than romance. The desktop app is clunky. But, with its unique emphasis on having a good time and getting to know people a little differently, Lovoo is worth a try for people tired of the same old dating apps.
A fun site, but not so good for finding ‘the one’. I like vids etc, but haven’t met girls who want to date irl. Lots of users are too young anyway so maybe good for that crowd.
Lovoo worked for me. I can hardly believe it, but my relationship is proof. It’s a fun app, and sometimes it even leads to more!
I have conversed with fascinating women, mostly uni students like me. I have watched several live streams and even did some of my own. It’s really fun. 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.
I met the father of my future child on Lovoo, so it definitely worked for us. Thanks, Lovoo!!