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Review of Challenger Partner

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  1. Serious partner exchange
  2. TUV SUD America certified
  3. Compressed target group (academics and cultured singles) facilitates partner search
  4. Creatively designed, scientific personality test
  5. Targeted matching process of suitable partners
over 3.5 million members in Germany The partner exchange Challengerpartner is serious and target group oriented. "Academics and singles of high quality" are brought together using a scientific matching process. Challengerpartner offers a creatively designed personality test. However, there are restrictions on the free user profile.
criteria Points Total points
Contract & costs
7 satisfactory
8.3 "8.3 out of 10"
Data security and seriousness
8 good
10 very good
Target group and chances of success
8 good
Customer service
8 good
7 7 out of 10 points

Contract & costs

There is both a free and a paid premium membership. The free version, however, only offers limited functions: Only a small number of messages can be sent here and the photos of other members are not displayed. A short evaluation of the creatively designed personality test is included in the free membership.

For the detailed (around 40 pages) personality profile, the user has to switch to the premium account or pay additionally. Anyone who wants to read and write personally written messages also needs a premium account. The profiles of partner proposals are visible to everyone, but the photos of the partner proposals are not. In addition, the premium membership offers a few other functions (see below).

Premium membership

The term of the paid premium user account can be selected between 6, 12 and 24 months. The costs vary depending on the duration of the contract: the longer the term, the cheaper the costs. Here is a list of the packages and the associated costs:

running time costs
6 months $ 79.90 / month
12 months $ 58.90 / month
24 Months $ 39.90 / month

(As of May 2019)

Tip: Single parents and new members under the age of 30 are usually granted a discount.

Incidentally, the costs for the 40-page personality profile do not apply to premium members. Basic members can purchase the detailed evaluation for around 59 euros.

In contrast to many other partner exchanges, Challengerpartner publishes the specific costs for membership on its own homepage. The pricing policy is communicated transparently and openly with this provider.
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Services of the free account:

  • Anonymity & data protection certified by the Technical Inspection Association
  • Scientific personality test + short evaluation
  • Seriousness check of the profile information
  • Set personal search criteria
  • View profile visitors
  • Constantly updated partner proposals
  • Reading and sending greetings

All premium packages have the following extended functions:

  • Read contact requests
  • Send contact requests
  • Use of the vicinity search
  • Sorting by distance
  • View and exchange shared photos
  • Contact guarantee
  • Detailed personality profile
  • Guide to online partner search

Payment options

The following payment methods are accepted at Challengerpartner:

  • Credit card
  • Paypal
  • Direct debit
  • prepayment
8 8 out of 10 points

Data security and seriousness

The partner exchange is serious and offers an extremely high level of data security.

Honourings and prices

Challengerpartner has received the following awards and prizes:

  • In 2016 the Stiftung Warentest gave the dating agency a “good” test rating. This makes Challengerpartner one of two online partner exchanges for which Stiftung Warentest has made a clear recommendation.
  • In 2016, the magazine "Testbild" awarded the dating agency third place in the test for "Best Service Quality 2016/17".
  • In 2013, the partner exchange took first place in the "Affiliate Agencies" category in the large test carried out by the German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ) and took second place in the overall ranking.
  • In 2013, Challengerpartner emerged as the test winner in the large test conducted by the consumer portal "test.de "with a grade of 1.8.
  • In 2011, the matchmaking agency took first place in the "Most Popular Online Matchmaking" category in a major test by the German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ).

Security and transparency

All new members and uploaded profile photos are checked by Challenger partner employees upon registration and activated manually. Around every seventh new registration is rejected because it does not meet the requirements. With the help of these measures, Challenger Partners would like to prevent so-called "romance scammers" and fraudsters.

Various advisory articles and texts also provide information on data protection or topics such as "romance scamming" or "ghosting" and provide appropriate security tips.

By the way, the security of Challengerpartner has been certified by TUV SUD America-Süd.

The partner exchange is also a member of the "Society for Data Protection and Data Security eV" as well as the "Freundeskreis Wirtschaft an der HAW eV". Challengerpartner has also received a "CO2-neutral website" certificate.

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10 10 out of 10 points


Registration with Challengerpartner is free.

An email address and a personal password are required to register. The user is then asked to perform the personality test. This takes about 20 minutes and is very varied with many pictures and illustrations, so that the fun factor is not neglected. Appropriate partner suggestions are then immediately made. The user can then decide whether he wants to test the free account or immediately take advantage of the paid tariff.

Mobile view & app

A mobile website is available so that the search for the dream partner is also possible while on the go.

The free app is available for the operating systems of Apple and Android devices. Thanks to push notifications, clear partner suggestions and messages in the chat design, flirting is fun even when you're on the go. Premium members can also use the "area search" to find singles in their immediate vicinity.

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By the way, the article "24-hour practical test of Challenger partners: the protocol" shows what the first 24 hours on the partner market Challenger partner can look like .

8 8 out of 10 points

Target group and chances of success

Challengerpartner is primarily aimed at "academics and singles with a high level" who have reached the age of 20 and are looking for a partner. Accordingly, the quota of academics at Challenger Partners is around 70% according to their own information.

The main age group of the members is between 20 and 60 years, with the average age in 2014 being around 42 years. In contrast to many other providers, the ratio of women to men is relatively balanced at 54 to 46 percent.

The dating site promises very good chances of success: the personality test and the scientific matching process only suggest singles who really fit together. According to the company, around 42 percent of all premium memberships are canceled because the members have found a suitable partner on Challengerpartner. This means that the success rate is very high compared to other partner exchanges.

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Personality test & matching

When registering, each user carries out an extensive personality test in which the following areas are covered and analyzed:

  • Proximity - distance
  • Self-sufficiency supply
  • Dominance - subordination
  • Fate Expectations - Growth Expectations
  • Communication skills
  • empathy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress processing

The matching process focuses on ensuring that both partners complement each other as much as possible in the first three points. Couples have been shown to be happier when they complement each other in these areas. In the following areas, it is considered more advantageous if both partners are as similar as possible and harmonize with one another on these points.

After the personality test, suitable partners are generated using a matching process and presented in the partner proposals. The so-called matching points indicate how well two candidates fit together.

Filter functions

The following filter settings are available to facilitate the search for a partner:

  • Age ascending
  • Age descending
  • Zip code in ascending order
  • ZIP in descending order
  • Matching points in ascending order
  • Matching points in descending order
  • Registration in ascending order
  • Registration in descending order
  • Last online

These filter functions can also be used with the free membership. A paid premium account also enables a proximity search and profile sorting by distance.

Profiles & Photos

The photos are only blurred in the free profile. A premium account is required to see the profile picture. However, the profiles of the individual partner proposals are fully visible even with the free membership. In addition to the items profession, age, location and last login, the matching points of the other singles are also fully visible. So the seeker can immediately see how well he matches with other candidates.

A nice extra: The overview shows whether you have already exchanged greetings, questions or messages with the person. The red marked buttons “You have mail” or “Read” are also highlighted and cannot be overlooked.

This includes further personal data on the topics of education, desire for children, hobbies and external characteristics. The profile concludes with a personal comment from the candidate. Here the singles reveal what is particularly important to them in a partnership.

Info video on building an Challenger partner:

The get-to-know

The first contact can take place via the so-called greetings or traditionally via messages. The greetings are ready-made messages that are generated on the basis of the personality test. Here are some examples of what these greetings can look like:

  • "I love the summer. As."
  • “We have similar tastes in music! I also like to listen to dance. "
  • "We have similar motives in life: independence is also very important to me."
  • “We have a large number of matching points. I would like to find out what we have in common personally. "

In addition, three personally written questions from the user can be sent.

In order to be able to send a personal message, however, a premium membership is required.

8 8 out of 10 points

Customer service

Questions are answered in the FAQ area and under the "Help" button. The following subject areas are available:

  • The most common questions
  • Registration / functions
  • Partner suggestions
  • Send greeting
  • Prices & Services
  • Customer service
  • Collateral
  • Personality test
  • Set photos
  • Mobile portal
  • Emails & newsletters

If the user's question is not adequately answered, he can also send his request directly to customer service.

During our test, a question via the contact form to the customer center was answered on time within 24 hours.

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Relationship guide

In the “ChallengerPartner Magazin” you will find interesting articles and tips on the topics of relationships, love, dating and flirting. Here you can also find a lot of background information about the personality test - as well as its process and its meaning. In addition, there are safety instructions for online dating and a love type test.

In addition to the magazine, there are the extra categories "Tour", "Forum" and "Single Portraits", where some members are presented in the form of articles and with many additional photos.

Overall, the advice page looks very clearly structured, lovingly designed and thematically diversified.


You can feel safe and, above all, in good hands with the Challengerpartner dating agency.

One of the pluses of Challenger Partner is certainly the high number of members. If you are looking for an academic, you will surely find it here thanks to the large selection. With the help of the scientific personality test and the matching process, only partner suggestions are generated that really make sense.

The online magazine and the large advice area provide great assistance when looking for a partner and serve as a useful addition. Other pluses are the good customer service and the high level of data security, which has already been certified by the Technical Inspection Association.

There are clear disadvantages to the free membership, such as the invisible photos, the limited communication and the very limited sending of personal messages.

Anyone who has always wondered what the first 24 hours on the Challenger Partner exchange look like should take a look at the article "24-hour practical test of Challenger partners: The protocol" .

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