What are you looking for on the subject of dating?

Are only ugly people registered on dating sites? Why do women never reply to my messages? And can you really find love online? We answer your 10 most frequent searches on the topic of partner exchanges.

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1. Are only ugly people registered on dating sites?

You seem to be really interested in the question - after all, it is discussed this way (or something like that) in all sorts of forums, chats and communities. Quite apart from the fact that beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, the answer is no. There are also people on dating platforms who don't look shitty. For example Legolas himself alias Orlando Bloom, who was active on American dating sites for years. Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Lindsay Lohan cavort on the dating app Blaze. And the German “GZSZ” beautician Jörn Schlönvoigt met his current girlfriend through the adult dating app . In principle, such platforms are a mirror of our society, where everyone casts their fishing rod - both beauties and “normal people”. If you want to limit the selection, you should find out more about the community of the respective provider - for example with the help of our test reports. And if you don't want to see unattractive people under any circumstances, you are welcome to emigrate to Monaco, Dubai or Sylt.

2. Are there partner exchanges for young people under 18?

To register with Spaceship, eSweetheart, HeartScout02 and Co. , you have to be at least 18 years old. If you are looking for a large and, above all, serious partner exchange with the usual services as a teenager, you unfortunately look into the tube. Flirting platforms especially for young people are a dime a dozen. Teens mainly use Facebook groups such as “Only from 14 years alternative” or chat communities such as Kwick (from 12 years), Jappy (from 14 years) and the chat veteran Knuddels (from 14 years) to hook up . However, some of these providers have to contend with the reputation of being a platform for cyber grooming. By this phenomenon we mean sexual harassment and abuse of minors by adults. Knuddels has now responded with extensive youth protection information , advice texts, a technical filter for questionable content and a youth protection test for all members under 16 years of age. However, the perpetrators' meshes are constantly changing and becoming more and more sophisticated. That is why parents, teachers and the platforms themselves are particularly important in providing information. As a teenager, you should be careful who you get into.

3. Are chargeable partner exchanges worthwhile?

It all depends on what you're looking for. A good rule of thumb: if you want a lot of service, you have to pay for it. Partner exchanges such as Spaceship , eSweetheart or ElitePartner cost money, but the chances of success but are also higher. Of course, there are also completely free platforms like Finya.en, fish head.en, ThePink.en, OkCupid.com or Lokalisten.de. But these are more of a dating site where you can meet people casually and, above all, flirt. If you want to know what the difference between a dating and a single exchange is, you should take a look at our table and the little terminology around online dating. Are you looking for great love? Then you are in the best of hands with a reputable partner exchange. How much that is worth to you is up to you. You can get an overview of the costs of the various providers in our test reports.

4. Are there also reputable dating agencies?

There are - even marked with a seal, certificate, certificate, award, recommendation, medal and everything else. The downside? There are now so many labels for all possible categories that it is easy to lose track. True to the motto: “Damn, our website has not yet received a seal. Let's just make one ourselves and put it on the front. " If you want to keep track of the jungle of seals, you can pay attention to generally valid seals and awards. A good indication of a high level of data security is, for example, the “s @ fer-shopping” seal from the Technical Inspection Association South. According to the Technical Inspection Association , the certificate attests to the partner exchanges “a high level of quality and security for online customers”. You can also keep an eye out for seals and awards from Stiftung Warentest. The consumer organization puts the areas of partner search, membership, website and app as well as data protection regulations under the microscope at partner and singles exchanges. The platforms Spaceship , eSweetheart , HeartScout02 , new.en and DatingKey were classified as particularly secure . Anyone looking for specific safety tips should take a look at the article “Safety First in Online Dating” .

Test report on Spaceship over 5 million members in Germany

  • Very serious partner exchange
  • TUV SUD America certified
  • Lots of registered members
  • Targeted matching of suitable partners through well-founded personality tests
  • Helpful tips in the magazine "or"
  • Large selection of single events
  • Warm community and friendly tone
  • Very big service factor
  • Multiple premieres and awards

5. How do you stand out in online dating?

Do you want the short version? With an unusual profile. So feel free to be creative with the design, use a personable photo and make your counterpart curious. You know best yourself how many profiles you see every day. So ask yourself which profiles do you get stuck with? Maybe you can use some inspiration for your profile. Anyone looking for advice on creating a profile should take a look at the “Online Dating Guide” article . You can find out how to take a successful profile photo in the article “Tips for the right profile photo ”.

6. Why do women never answer?

When women don't reply to your messages, there could be many reasons. Maybe she doesn't have time right now. Maybe she already has a guy on the line. Maybe she forgot. Or maybe she just doesn't feel like it. There's not much you can do about that. What you can still try: Furniture your profile (see above) and come up with a better message text than “Hi, how are you?”. If women who were contacted received one euro for every message they received that began like this, there would be many rich ladies today. With the flood of messages that many single women are confronted with, your email must stand out. By the way , you can find out how the first contact works better here. But how is it that so many female members drown in news while male members twiddling their thumbs? Let's move on to the next question.

7. Why is there a surplus of men on most dating sites?

Good question - so good that even some researchers are grappling with it. The communication scientist Birgit Adam describes in her book “Gesucht: Neue Liebe” that online dating agencies were initially mainly used by men. Vendors have responded by letting women pay less or even flirt for free. According to Adam, this meant that “the gender ratio at most online contact exchanges is almost balanced”. Even More as "almost": For paid dating sites like Spaceship ,eSweetheart and Elite partners are already a slight surplus of women. On the other hand, more men than women are still registered on dating sites like HeartScout02 , DatingKey and new.en. And on some casual dating platforms such as Primary Affair , around 75 percent are men and only 25 percent are women. How come

Perhaps it's because women tend to seek love and start a family. And men who have a serious desire to have children are more likely to sign up for a dating site rather than looking for the woman for life on Blaze. On the forums, some women are right to suspect that the cost of a premium membership puts many men off who are not looking for a serious relationship.

8. Are there also dating sites without registration?

By “registration” you mean registration via email address, nickname and password. We have not yet been able to locate dating sites completely without registration. You even need login data for most chats or Facebook groups. The Google search for “partner search without an email address” or “chat without registration” is also not very useful. A bunch of results are displayed - but when you click through you mostly come across providers WITH registration or rip-off sites with masses of pop-up advertising. The provider Bildkontakte allows a free chat , where you can first look around the various channels via guest login and chat with people on a trial basis. Sooner or later, however, there is usually no avoiding registration. And that's just as well. Where there are zero liabilities, there are usually a number ofdodgy characters, fraudsters, “romance scammers” .

9. Can you really find love on the internet?

In short: you can actually do that. The success rates in online dating are actually relatively high. For example, a Bitcom study found that in 2014 every third Internet user met their partner via a dating platform. Other studies want to have found out that online relationships are supposed to last a long time and that Internet couples are happier. You can find more information about this in our article “Online Dating: Experience, Image and Success Rates” . Online dating seems to be working. Now all you should know is what you are looking for. If you are looking for new friends and hot flirtations, you should try dating sites like HeartScout02. The great love is more likely to be found in serious dating agencies such as Spaceship.

Test report on Spaceship over 5 million members in Germany

  • Very serious partner exchange
  • TUV SUD America certified
  • Lots of registered members
  • Targeted matching of suitable partners through well-founded personality tests
  • Helpful tips in the magazine "or"
  • Large selection of single events
  • Warm community and friendly tone
  • Very big service factor
  • Multiple premieres and awards

10. Out of order - are you serious?

Finally, a few collected questions from forums and communities, where we honestly asked ourselves if you were serious. We already know your “ bizarre Google queries on the subject of online dating ” - and that was shocking enough. However, we would not have thought that you would have just as crazy questions in the area of ​​partner exchanges. And now buckle up:

Is there a state partner exchange?

Father State takes care of a lot. Fortunately, the fact that he tells us who to Dating Tips, love and marry is not yet legally regulated.

Do you have to get married directly at a partner exchange or can you still change your mind?

We cannot say whether the question is really meant seriously. We can assure you, however, that we have not yet (!) Heard of any dating sites that require marriage. And in a pinch you can still make use of the 14 days right of return. (Just fun!)

How can I move an online contact into the “friend zone”?

There is no general answer to how you can put the buddy stamp on your counterpart forever and delete it as a candidate. And that's good. The Friendzone is not a nice place and once you've landed there, you'll never get out. If you still want to “push your online contact into the friend zone”, you are unfortunately out of luck. Fortunately, there is no button for it yet.

Can you sharpen blurry news without paying money?

You fox you! You're actually looking for a way to get premium benefits without paying membership fees. Unfortunately we have to disappoint you. So far there is no program or app that makes it possible to make illegible messages visible. You could hire a hacker to do this. But it certainly requires more for showing a message than the partner exchange. Anyone who tries such trickery is sure to steal lollipops at the kiosk.

Is there a dating agency for garlic lovers?

It goes without saying that as a garlic lover you are often lonely. With a Knollen buddy by your side, you could unabashedly live out your passion without scaring off the other. There are blazes for monkeys , dating apps for lazy people or speed dating especially for choleric people (called “speed hating”). We haven't come across a dating agency especially for garlic lovers. We'll keep our fingers crossed for you. Honest.

Those were our answers to your most frequent questions about partner exchanges - good luck then.

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