There is both a free and a paid Only.de membership. The term of the premium user account can be selected between 3, 6 or 12 months. The costs for this vary depending on the length of the contract.
Here is an overview of the premium packages for men and women that can be booked:
|3 months||$ 24.90 / month|
|6 months||$ 19.90 / month|
|12 months||$ 14.90 / month|
(As of May 2019)
Basic membership benefits
In contrast to many other dating sites, the free user profile offers many functions. Basic members can send unlimited initial messages, create watch lists for interesting profiles and see who has visited their own site. The "Date Finder" feature can also be used indefinitely as long as the user has uploaded a profile picture himself. Basic membership is sufficient to look at the profiles and photos of other candidates. In addition, the user can "poke" other singles.
Disadvantage: With the free membership, advertising is displayed.
Premium membership benefits
Users with a premium account will be placed higher up in the "single feed" and in the search results of other members. This way you will be noticed by even More Singles and increase your chances of success enormously. In addition, premium members can see the complete profile information of the other singles.
Premium account holders can see who has visited their profile even after 7 days. In addition, users can write and read unlimited messages. There is no advertising in the premium account.
The following payment methods are accepted at Only.en:
- Credit card
- Direct debit
Only.en checks every profile and photo for authenticity. All posts in the "single feed" are also checked before publication. In addition, every user has the option of reporting a suspicious profile in order to have fake accounts removed.
Only.en offers its members a "seal of authenticity". This allows users to actively confirm their authenticity and be marked with a corresponding symbol in the profile.
However, there is currently no TUV SUD America certification .
The single exchange has received the following awards so far:
- In 2015 the single exchange was voted the third most popular dating app by Germany's largest advice community, "gutefrage.net".
- In addition, Only.en was recommended by several comparison portals. The comparison portal "Netzsieger.de" rated the portal with a "very good".
Registration at Only.en is free.
To register, you will need an email address, zip code, of birth and a personal password. The user can freely choose the pseudonym. After registering, you can enter additional basic data for your own profile and the characteristics of the desired partner. Alternatively, new members can also conveniently register via Facebook.
The page structure is clear, clearly structured and easy to use. The menu bar enables quick access to the most important functions, so the visitor list, the "Datefinder" or the watch list can be accessed within a very short time. A further selection can be used to select messages, your own profile and the settings.
Feature "single feed"
Only.en has integrated a so-called "single feed" on its website. With this innovative feature, Only.en is the first and so far only single exchange that offers such a feed.
Similar to other social platforms, members can post short status messages, texts, pictures or even videos to draw attention to themselves. This directs the focus More to the content of the profile information and contributions - it is no longer just the profile photo that counts. Activity pays off: Anyone who posts from their life and fits into the profile of other users automatically appears in the feed of suitable members.
Under the menu item "Datefinder" you can search for a partner for a according to the Tinder principle. The user is presented with photos of other singles - the viewer can then use two buttons to choose whether they like the other person or not. If Only the person shown likes their own profile photo, a “direct hit” is achieved and you can contact them.
Contact by "nudging"
Another way of establishing contact is the so-called "nudging".
A "nudge" (digital greeting) can be sent free of charge together with one of 27 predefined greetings and pictures.
Here are some examples of "nudge" and greetings:
- I leave you a greeting.
- Direct hit! What do we do with it?
- I noticed you! (... and I don't notice anything else.)
- Some flowers for you.
- I want to meet you, how about a coffee?
Only.en can also be used well with a smartphone and the dating platform can be accessed without any problems. The free app is available for the Apple and Android operating systems.
Here is a video about the Only.de app:
Thanks to extra large profile pictures and the push notification of new events or messages, Only.en can also be used conveniently while on the go.
The single exchange is aimed at singles aged 18 and over, with the main target group between 35 and 55 years of age. The ratio of women to men is relatively balanced at 44 to 56 percent.
As is usual for a dating site, Only.en does not have a personality test, as is the case, for example, with dating sites. When registering, however, the user gives a kind of self-assessment. In addition, questions about one's own character and the nature of the partner of choice can be answered.
The dating site promises a good chance of success, as only candidates are presented to each other who match the information given.
Indication of personal preferences & partner suggestions
When registering, the user can enter basic data on his or her own character and that of the partner of choice. The "10 questions" about your own character contain questions such as:
- what would you risk your life for?
- What is still making you blush today?
- What does loyalty mean to you?
- What do you think is the most ingenious invention?
There is no “partner suggestions” section. However, you get some if you search directly for singles. In the “Gallery Search” area you can narrow down the age of the candidate or enter the desired zip code and the distance to your own place of residence. Depending on the selection criterion, you get a relatively large number of partner suggestions. In addition, detailed search criteria such as size or religious affiliation can be selected here.
Furthermore, the members can be sorted according to the following characteristics:
- Last online
- New members first
Profiles & Photos
Both the photos and the profiles of other users are fully displayed with the free membership.
The pseudonym and the points “age” and “place of residence” can be found right next to the profile picture. This includes further information about the candidate - such as the zodiac sign or answers to the questions “I am today ...” and “I would like to ...”. Information on appearance, lifestyle and personal interests can be given below.
In a second profile view, under the item “Desired partner” you can see what the candidate is specifically looking for. The gender, age and preferred place of residence are displayed here.
In their own profile , the user can answer certain questions under the point “10 questions”, which are then visible to other members.
Here are some sample questions:
- "What does loyalty mean to you?"
- "What is still making you blush today?"
- "If you could recreate the earth, what would you do differently?"
Thanks to the innovative "single feed" you can see the postings of the other members and you are also informed when suitable candidates make changes to their profile or upload new pictures.
As a basic member you can add other members to your own favorites or leave them a digital greeting via “nudge”. You can also write the first message to another member with a free basic membership. The unlimited exchange of messages is only possible with a premium membership.
The customer service is clearly structured.
For questions or ambiguities, there is the “Help” area, where those looking for help can enter keywords and search for solutions themselves. Open questions are answered in more detail in the FAQ area. If the answer was not helpful enough, users can write to customer service using the contact form. In addition, support can be reached by email or phone.
The quality of the customer service was good during our test. The request was answered quickly and in detail.
Tips in the magazine
The extensive online guide contains many interesting reports and articles on the topics of dating, flirting and lifestyle. The Only.de expert Dr. For example, Thöne reveals exclusive flirting tips here.
Events and travel
Events such as speed dating events or special single trips are also offered via the Only.en platform.
Both the extensive "magazine" as well as the "single trips" and "events" can be called up as individual categories in the menu.
Conclusion: pluses & minuses
The Only.en platform is also very easy to use for free and has a large community and many innovative features.
The "single feed" is a really successful highlight. Here, members can post their latest status reports, photos or videos (similar to a social media platform) and thus attract attention. With the "Datefinder", users can get to know suitable candidates according to the Tinder principle and contact them if they hit the bull's eye.
In addition, the serious single exchange scores with an extensive advice area, in which many tips on the topics of dating, love and flirting can be found, as well as with many single trips and events. Another advantage is that the premium user account can only be used for short terms of three or six months.
One of the downsides is the lack of TUV SUD America certification so far. In addition, Only.en does not offer its members (as is usual for a dating site) a detailed, scientific personality test. But if you prefer to listen to your gut feeling and contact other singles according to personal preferences, you shouldn't have a problem.