The dating agency Academic Partner has ceased its services in March 2016. Anyone looking for Academic Partner from now on will be forwarded directly to the Elitepartner partner exchange page. The following test report will not be updated accordingly.
There is a free as well as a paid Academic Partner membership. The free user profile only offers limited functions. This includes only a very brief evaluation of the scientific personality test, receiving qualified partner suggestions and sending greetings. The profiles of partner proposals can be viewed, but the exchange of messages is limited and photos are only blurred.
In contrast, premium membership offers extended functions, such as unlimited communication. The term of the paid premium user account can be between 3, 6, 12 and 24 months.
The costs vary depending on the duration of the contract: the longer the contract period, the cheaper the monthly price. The following premium packages are available:
Premium packages for women and men
|3 months||from 79.90 / $ month|
|6 months||from € 59.90 / month|
|12 months||from € 49.90 / month|
|24 Months||from € 39.90 / month|
(Status: February 2017. ATTENTION: Academic Partner has discontinued its services since March 2016.)
Services: basic membership and premium membership
The following functions are included in the free user profile:
- scientific personality test
- Profile check
- qualified partner proposals
- individual search criteria
- Receive partner suggestions and inquiries
- Receive and send greetings
The premium membership offers the following advanced functions:
- Contact guarantee (a certain number of acquaintances is guaranteed)
- unlimited contact rights
- Exchange of pictures and photo service
- Large personality analysis in PDF format to download and save
The following payment methods are accepted at Academic Partner:
- Credit card
- Direct debit
Academic Partner is classified as serious because the portal is part of Tommorow Focus AG (as does the Elitepartner partner exchange).
However, data security has not been certified by the Technical Inspection Association.
Registration with Academic Partner is free. After logging in , the user can decide whether to use the paid services.
After registering, the user carries out a personality test. Subsequently, suitable partner suggestions are sent to the user using a matching process.
Page structure & app
The site is clearly structured. The design looks modern and is kept in the colors gray and orange.
A mobile website is available. The user can also access the site via tablet or mobile phone. An app is not yet offered.
Academic Partner impresses with its balanced women-men ratio: for every 49 women there are 51 men at the partner exchange.
The partner exchange promises good chances of success due to its scientific personality test and the well-founded matching process. Here only candidates are suggested to each other who really fit together: from graduates, professors or lecturers to students.
Personality test & matching
When registering, the user performs a personality test in which questions about the following areas are answered:
- Proximity - distance
- Self-sufficiency - supply
- Dominance - subordination
- Fate Expectations - Growth Expectations
- Communication skills
- Ability to conflict
- Stress processing
With the free membership, the user receives a short evaluation of the test. However, a premium membership is required for a detailed evaluation.
After the personality test, suitable partners are generated using a matching process and presented to the user as partner suggestions. The matching points are displayed right next to the candidates. The higher the point match, the better the two partners fit together. The maximum number of matching points for Academic Partner can be 100.
In order to narrow down the partner search, the following filter settings are available for the partner proposals:
- Age ascending
- Age descending
- Zip code in ascending order
- ZIP in descending order
- Matching points in ascending order
- Matching points in descending order
- Registration Dating Tips in ascending order
- Registration Dating Tips in descending order
- Last online
The filters can also be used with the free profile. The paid premium membership, however, offers additional search filters such as the vicinity search and sorting by distance.
Profiles & Photos
The photos are only blurred in the free profile. However, the profiles of the individual partner proposals are fully visible even with basic membership. There is also information about the age, occupation, size and region of the candidate.
In the last section of the profile there is a personally written comment from the candidate, in which he can reveal more about himself. In addition, three questions specified by the user are listed here, which he can ask interested members.
The first contact can take place as follows: Either the user asks the preferred candidate a few questions or he immediately sends him a personal message. The two functions can also be combined with one another. To do this, however, the user must have a premium account.
The customer service is clearly structured.
For questions or ambiguities there is the “Help” area. Here the functions are explained in detail and predefined questions are answered in detail in the FAQ. If the answer was not helpful enough, the user can send a message to customer service using the contact form. The answer came very quickly during our test and was helpful.
Getting to know each other for the first time
In the online guide there are many interesting articles about the first contact with the ideal candidate.
The user receives many helpful tips to get to know each other, for the right profile picture, for self-presentation and other exciting topics that are relevant for the partner search. There is also a detailed description of the matching method and safety tips on the Internet.
ATTENTION! Academic Partner has discontinued its service and is redirecting you directly to the Elitepartner partner exchange.
Academic Partner is a serious dating agency that targets academics directly. The plus points here are that the personality test and the subsequent targeted matching process only bring partners together who are compatible. The large advice area provides users with competent and informative help.
The disadvantages include the limited functions of the free membership and the relatively high costs in contrast to other partner exchanges - exclusivity has its price.