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Top 5 Best Dating Sites & Apps in Germany

by Tarik updated July 31, 2019, 11:42 pm 2.4k Views 3 Votes 5 Comments

Thanks to modern technology, less time and effort is required to find a partner from any part of the world. You can easily find a romantic partner that matches your taste through online dating sites and social media applications from the comfort of your home. This article will provide you with a list of the top 5 sites and apps that you can use to find a romantic partner in Germany.

Top 5 Best Dating Sites & Apps in Germany

15 Best German Dating Sites

It is the time to take a look at the German dating sites. Germany has a massive dating platforms to offer to its people and this is why you can use tons of options to find the love of your life. If not love then I am sure you can surely find a friend or a fling out here. For more description check out the below given section.

The 5 Best Dating Sites in Germany (What I Learned)

German Television Presenter – Andrea Kaiser (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Here is the quick list of my top 5 dating sites in Germany. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below.

When I first traveled to Germany way back in 2000, online dating really didn’t exist. There were a few sites, but none of them had enough members to make it worthwhile.

Since that time, dating via either your PC or smartphone has exploded in popularity. When I was in Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Ulm, and Heidelberg, I would regularly login to these sites and apps to find thousands of users online at any given time.

While you can find good sites in pretty much any niche, the sites and apps I’ll discuss below are geared towards mainstream daters.

Oh, and a couple more things before I get into the reviews…a couple of these sites aren’t accessible outside of Germany. So, if you try to sign up, you will be blocked because of your foreign IP address. For best results, fly to Germany first and then sign up.

Also, although I won’t discuss Tinder in this post, it is worth downloading it to your phone even though I don’t recommend it for finding a long term relationship. You can definitely find some women (and men) on there interested in a real relationship, but in my experience, it is more geared towards 20 and 30-somethings who want a short-term fling.

German Model – Ann Kathrin Brommel (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Without further ado, here is my detailed analysis of the best dating sites in Germany.

is the best online dating site in Germany if you are 35+ years old (if you are in your 20s or early 30s, continue on to the #2 site below). It is widely considered the most important dating website across all of Europe.

eDarling is another personality-test driven dating website for residents of Germany. eDarling is owned and operated by the same people behind the US website eHarmony. Therefore, a lot of the features you would see on eHarmony, you would also get on eDarling.

A site with more women than men, there is no specific type of single person for the site as people of all ages are on there surfing for dates, although a majority of the members are over 35, as I mentioned before.

eDarling is clean and professional, runs smoothly, has over 2 million members and employs a great matching system based on a lengthy, detailed personality test. The only drawback is that you’ll have to pay for a premium membership to do much of anything on the site.

Bottom-line, if you’re serious about finding a quality match in Germany, and you’re willing to pay, eDarling is a must-try site.

To start, select your gender and match gender, email and password. Next, complete eDarling’s personality test, which takes 30-40 minutes to complete and includes around 200 questions about your feelings, values, interests, passions and basic information. Once you’re done with the test, upload a photo if you like. Once eDarling is finished calculating your matches, you are free to browse around.

There remains quite a lot to fill out in your profile, however, including 12 sections to write about yourself (What my partner should know about me, etc.) and a section to select what habits and traits you would like and dislike in a partner, choosing 10 for each from a long list (e.g. “My partner should be gentle and friendly” and “My partner should not see themselves as a permanently pitiable victim.”).

eDarling takes a unique approach here, as there are no standard search or browse features. Rather, eDarling uses complex computer algorithms to compare your test results with those of others on the site, to recommend matches to you daily.

eDarling limits you to 7 new matches a day, and as a free member, you can view almost everything in the profiles of your matches, including their personality reports. Unfortunately, you can’t see their photos.

As a premium member, you’ll get to see 20 new profiles a day as part of the “What If…” feature.

Free members can add other profiles to their favorites and send Smiles and 5 Questions, which are chosen from 53 options. Example questions include:

Premium members can also send basic text messages to each other.

eDarling’s personality test is truly top-of-the-line. It was developed by expert psychologists to measure 29 aspects of your personality, and upon completion of the test, eDarling provides you with an in-depth Personality Dimension Analysis. This analysis compares your levels of Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness, Extraversion, Neuroticism to the average of other members.

I really enjoyed being able to read the personality reports of my matches. These reports, combined with their basic information and what they wrote about themselves in the available text boxes, give you a highly detailed look into what these people are like.

Even as a free member, without any photos to look at, I was amazed at how well I felt I knew some of these people, just from reading through their profiles.

Like I mentioned in the opening, if you have ever used eHarmony, the site is very similar except it’s in Germany. The site is really for those who are more serious about finding someone and not for a simple hookup.

The personality questionnaire is time consuming and can be a pain, but once you finish it, you feel better about the matches they give you, and it’s interesting to see what other members answered in comparison to yours.

If you’re in Germany or into German men or women, it’s definitely worth the investment, provided you want to find the future love of your life.

LoveScout24 is the second best online dating site in Germany. The site was started in 1997 under the name People United.

LoveScout24 is available to users in Germany, Spain, Holland, Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria, with around 1 million active members in Germany alone. This site is available in the native language in each of these countries, but is not available in English.

What’s more, the site uses advanced security features to check your IP address location and keep you from registering if you’re not in one of their supported countries. LoveScout24 also seems to repel Google Translator for some reason, which makes it difficult to navigate.

If you live outside of Europe, and/or only speak English, this site will be a hassle. But if you are located in one LoveScout24’s supported European countries, and you speak the language, this site is worth checking out, as it has solid features and thousands of quality profiles to look through.

Sign up is quicker than it seems. Enter your gender and the gender you’re looking for in a match, your birthday, username, password and email address to begin. From here you’ll be prompted a number of questions about yourself and your ideal match.

There are around 20 questions, which you can answer now, or later if you like. To start browsing profiles, simply click on the tab for searches and start browsing.

LoveScout24’s search function includes Basic and Advanced searches. Basic searches include 5 options:

For Advanced searches, you have numerous filters to choose from when creating your search, to ensure that you find that perfect match. Searches can be saved for convenient later use as well.

You can look through profiles who are looking for matches that fit your own criteria. You can also give the Shuffle feature a spin. This is basically a Tinder-like feature, in which you’re shown random profiles to like or dislike, and both of you are notified when there’s a mutual match.

To open communication with a potential match, you’ll first have to upgrade to premium. Then you can start things off with a “smile”.

From there, you can move on to actual messages, which unfortunately are text only. You can also start live chats with other online members, also text only. Users can also filter who they receive messages from, and block up to 100 members.

Two features stood out to me on LoveScout24. First, there is the once-a-week email you’ll receive, containing a statistic summary of your profile’s activity, including how many profile visits you received, how many messages were sent and received, etc.

If you’re a busy online dater, this will be helpful in keeping track of all your activities.

Second is the #LoveYourImperfections portion of the sign-up process, where you select two of your imperfections to stand proudly behind. Personally, I am a Night Owl, and I love to eat! This was a small feature, but refreshing to see because so much of online dating seems to revolve around trying to impress and seem as perfect as possible to attract the ideal mate.

is a good third choice if you’ve run out of options at the site above.

is the German version of Parship, a dating website that was originally launched in Germany in 2001 and went international in 2002. Parship is now available in many European countries (England, France, Holland, Italy, Spain and Sweden), and Mexico.

Parship is a serious dating website, built around a strong matching system. Signing up requires a lengthy personality test, and your matches are based on your test results.

While some may be turned off by the time commitment this test requires, I personally love tests like these. If you live in Germany, and you’re seriously looking for a partner, take a look at Parship.

Start with your gender, your ideal match gender, email and password. After this, it’s time for the PARSHIP Principle, a scientific questionnaire that will take you 20-60 minutes to complete, depending on how well you know yourself and how quick you normally are with personality tests.

This test is mostly made up of multiple-choice questions, but also includes more abstract sections like spontaneously choosing your preference between two abstract images, or picking a title for a dream-image. This test serves as a great barrier-to-entry, weeding out people who aren’t serious about dating. And shockingly you are only done with 35% of your profile after completing the test!

Unlike most other dating sites out there, Parship doesn’t have a straightforward search feature. While you can see who is online, or who last logged-in, and you can filter your matches by some basic information, the main focus is on Parship’s partner recommendations.

Parship compares your test results with other matches, and shows you a compatibility score for each profile. This score is summarized by “Matching Points”, of which my highest match had 113.

When browsing through matches, you’ll quickly notice that you can only see blurry photos to begin with. Users either have to explicitly give others’ access to their photos or upgrade to premium to see photos made public. You also don’t see names to begin with, just their occupation (e.g. Nurse, Marketing Executive, etc.), though you can take notes or give profiles nicknames to help you differentiate them.

To contact other members, you’ll first have to complete at least 50% of your profile. Once you’ve done that, you can add them to your favorites, release your photos to them, or send a compliment (small thumbs up button), a Smile, an “icebreaker” message (mini multiple choice questionnaire), or a text message.

Beyond these basics, you’ll communicate a lot to every profile that visits you without saying a word, simply because Parship’s profile compatibility reports are so detailed.

While matching systems can be found on many different dating websites, Parship’s shines as especially impressive. 40 years of research are behind their detailed compatibility test, developed by a Hamburg University Psychology professor. Premium members gain access to their full test results, a whopping 40-page psychological evaluation.

But even as a free member, I was pleasantly surprised how much information is available to you. I read through my test results and learned quite a bit about myself, how I work in relationship, and what kind of partner would fit me well. I also found the comparisons between my results and those of other profiles helpful, detailed and illuminating.

Parship is so confident in this matching system that they offer a Contact Guarantee: If you have not successfully made contact with another member within 6 months of signing up for a premium membership, you’ll be given another 6-month membership for free.

The Parship app is available on both Apple and Android platforms, making it accessible to just about everyone. The most powerful and unique feature of the app is the Parship test, which is proprietary and specific to this app. By working with this unique testing system, Parship can bring something new to the table that other sites can’t.

Finya is a dating site for residents of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The site launched in 2001, has over 1 million members, and is completely free to use. This can have both positive and negative effects on your experience of this site.

The positives are obvious: free is always in the budget! Yet, because it’s free, Finya tends to attract many fake and scammy profiles, and Finya keeps itself free by selling advertising space on the site, which many other users have reported as overly intrusive.

I saw hardly any ads in my time on the site, however. Overall, Finya is a great site with an inviting design, solid features, and a huge pool of users to search through. If you’re on a tight budget and looking for some German love, make sure you give this site a try.

Signing up is just two steps. First, enter your gender, preferred match gender, email, username, birthday and location. Second, check your email for a verification link. And you’re done.

When you’re ready, you can finish filling out your profile by sharing your education, occupation, appearance, what you like and don’t like, and your favorite brands. You can also define who you are looking for, upload photos, and answer up to 100 questions, in 12 categories, including Love and Relationships, Lifestyle, and Character.

When searching for matches, you have many filter options. There are all the basic filters you’d expect to see (age, location, photos, etc.) and a few unique options, such as whether they’re willing to relocate or their photo rating score.

Another option is the Gallery feature, a Tinder-like feature which shows you photos of profiles to like or pass on, and you are notified when there is a mutual match. You can see all the profiles you have liked, and all those who have liked you back, in the Matching tab.

You can also find profiles in the Voting section, detailed below.

Communication features are basic but solid. You can add profiles to your favorites, start instant chats with users that are online, and send messages, which are text only. Unfortunately, there is no audio or video support for messages or chat.

In the Voting section, you are shown two profile photos side-by-side, and you choose who you find more attractive. You can filter the profiles by age, and your selections are kept anonymous.

Finya will calculate how attractive each profile is on a scale of 1-10, based on your and other users’ selections when using this feature. Note that you need to have a profile photo uploaded for your selections to be registered.

A small feature I liked was the use of dots and dashes to indicate the activity levels of users:

OKCupid is known for relying heavily on user-provided data to find better matches for its diverse user base. This free service lets you answer as many or as few questions as you prefer, and it uses your responses to calculate good potential partners.

Although OKCupid targets a massive international crowd, some German users have complained about the low quality. For instance, although having around 30 million possible matches to choose from seems great, the service’s free nature means you’ll probably have to filter through scams to find your next dream date or casual fling.

I recommend you try OKCupid as a last resort if you have run out of options at the sites above (I’ve run into some crazy people on OKCupid).

OKCupid lets users register via Facebook or create completely independent profiles. Everyone chooses a unique username and password, and at the start, you’ll be given a chance to write your own witty description and answer five basic personality questions. From there, all you have to do is “Like” three profiles so that the site knows what you’re looking for.

Signing up doesn’t take long unless you really want to go all out. You can add photos, answer numerous questions and share in-depth personal stats or simply follow the default prompts to get to meeting people quicker. How to Locate Potential Matches

OKCupid has a pretty simple default interface that lets you browse through other users easily by photo, username, locations and age. Each profile listing also shows percentages. These numbers represent how well the site’s algorithm thinks you match or clash depending on the answers you’ve provided to the questions.

In addition to checking out how others described themselves, you can get an idea of what sort of issues matter to them by browsing their profiles in detail. After finding someone you fancy or dislike, you can use the Quickmatch function to indicate how you feel. If two people like each other, the site lets them know.

OKCupid makes it easy to communicate with someone by liking them, and those with Premium memberships can view their incoming likes. Or send a message using the free text feature. Bear in mind that people can see who viewed their profiles, so your subtle browsing is likely to attract notice.

Unique Site FeaturesIn addition to answering questions about your habits, preferences and sexuality, you can automatically filter out people who don’t fit the bill. For each question you answer, simply pick the responses you’d find acceptable from a potential partner.

Although there are thousands of available questions, many users report that answering as many as possible helps them find better matches. These answers also let the site get a better feel for your personality. For an interesting look behind the scenes of the OKCupid landscape, you can check out the site’s development blog to discover more.

As I mention in my , with all of the dating sites above, just like the real world, there will be women or men who you will not click with or who don’t respond to your messages (or just disappear). There will be women or men who might only be interested in helping you to part with your money. That is life. Just keep sending out messages and reach out until you find the person you are looking for and get success.

As is typical with online dating, expect a response rate of around 1-10%. This response rate will depend largely on the quality of your photos and how good your profile is. (response rate = people who will respond back to you to whom you sent an introduction message).

So there you have it. The best dating sites and apps in Germany.

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Guide to dating in Germany

Learn how to navigate the world of dating in Germany as an expat with our helpful guide to the local dating culture, etiquette, faux pas, and more.

Dating someone from a foreign country can be an exciting experience. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a relationship with a person from another culture can be complex. Different cultures around the world have a different appreciation of the qualities that make someone a desirable mate. What one culture considers romantic, attractive, or polite, another might not.

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Gay and dating in Germany – expectations

I’m a 21 year old american- I’ve never really dated in America and since I’m a student in Germany I’ve started seeing guys. There are the American „rules of dating“ but I’ve never used them or followed them before because…I never dated in America. Someone told me you can’t follow these „American rules“ which is fine.

All I want to know is when is it ok to kiss and what are dos and don’ts culturally? I’m currently seeing one guy who is interested. We are going on a second date soon- what are my expectations? We haven’t kissed yet.

They dont exist in germany, no matter the orientation.

It takes some balls, but be open and communicative and ask your date when in doubt.

Theere aren’t any „rules“ in German dating. Afaik that goes for straight and gay relationships. Talk to each other and do what feels right for both people.

Actually getting to the „this is a date“ stage is the hardest part in my experience. Once both parties know that there is mutual interest, just go with the flow.

I’m not sure if that goes for gay dating as well, but in Germany it’s usually assumed that you’re exclusive unless specifically stated. From what I’ve read it seems to be the other way around in the US.

Of course there are rules, you just don’t know them because you consider them normal. That’s how culture works.

but in Germany it’s usually assumed that you’re exclusive unless specifically stated.

In my experience not really, until you have „the talk“ where the question „sind wir zusammen?“ is asked and answered.

German gay guy here: mostly I experienced two ways of dating:

doing the „normal way“: one or two dates, kissing at the end of one of them. Then finally sleep with each other. (Apps for this: tinder, once)

other way around: contact via the usual apps (Gayromeo, Grindr, Scruff). Sexdate first, to check if you and the other guy „matches“ in bed. Second date dinner/cinema/going for a walk…

It’s perfectly ok to look for people interested in a longterm relationship on gayromeo and not have a sexdate first.

Lol and I did basically a mixture of both- contact over grindr and went with the date. I guess I’ll see where it goes. I guess it all depends on the mood 😀

Since this is not America there are no American rules – thanks for that ;-)As long as you don’t drop your pants in public anything goes.

As long as you don’t drop your pants in public anything goes.

Thats what shrubbery is planted for everywhere. Be aware of Brennessel patches tough, you dont want that touching your gentleman (or lady) parts

Understandable, but I’m in Germany, and I should follow and respect the cultural norms of the Germans. I want to show how much I respect but how much German guys turn me on 😉

First you need form 18b „Allgemeine Kusserlaubnis“ from the Gesundheitsamt. Then you need to register as gay at the Standesamt.

As a gay, who lived in the states and in germany, i can promise you, that there is no way to prepare. Be as open as you are comfy with your hopes and expectations and hope your date does the same. If you feel scared or pressured, consider the possibility that the other guy is just not the type you want. In any case be safe and sober (stay away from chem-sex) … Have fun!

There aren’t any real don’t’s in public spaces. But it may happen that germans may seem like staring at you. Non-germans often get this feeling. The truth is that our eye contacts take a little bit longer especially if there are interesting things to see. It is no need to get offended in any way.

The only exclusion is that eating each other in a restaurant may be annoying to other guests. Normal kisses are okay, but no french kisses and petting. But that’s not only true for a gay couple, but a general rule for all sort of couples. 😛

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9. Hinge

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Dating as a member of the LGBTQ+ community can be fun, enjoyable, and successful if you know how to navigate the apps. Before signing up and spending time creating a profile, here are some things to ask yourself about the queer dating site you’re interested in:

What Types of LGBTQ+ Dating Sites Are There?

There are a lot of niche dating apps out there, including those for the LGBTQ+ community. Which one you’ll choose all depends on what you’re hoping to gain from it. You can look for the most selective one out there to really tailor your dating experience, opt for a broader dating app and see what (or who) you find, or pick one with a specific intention (like hookups only, serious relationships, or casual situationships). Sometimes you can find an app that caters to all of these. In which case, you’ll need to specify your preferences on your profile page and/or when chatting with a potential date (more on this below). As with love and relationships, the choice is yours to make. 

How Much Does LGBTQ+ Dating Cost

Each LGBTQ+ dating app presents its own cost. Whereas some are entirely free, others are freemium, and the rest are totally paid. 

Free or freemium dating apps let you create an account and browse the network for potential matches. However, you’ll have to pay to unlock more, better features that might introduce you to the type of person or relationship you’re seeking. 

Subscription-based dating apps charge you a flat rate every month and grant you access to all available features. Monthly subscriptions generally start around $9/month and go up from there. You almost always get a discount for signing up for multiple months at once, too.

Other sites charge per action. Want to chat? 5 credits. Send a pic? 5 credits. Send a gift? You got it. 5 credits. You’ll buy credits in a bundle then they’ll subtract from your account whenever you take an action. This pricing structure can quickly get expensive so watch your spending while using these apps.

Love Is Out There, Find It Today

Modern dating is complicated enough without having to explain your gender identity or sexual orientation. In addition to safety factors, this is why LGBTQ+ dating apps are so helpful. Whether you’re looking to find a good friend who views the world from a similar perspective as you, want a playful night with a stranger, or are searching for that special someone to spend the rest of your life with, queer dating apps make the entire process a lot smoother, easier, and more enjoyable for everyone. Check it out, and see who you might find!

1. TINDER

Tinder is currently the most widely-used dating platform in the world. Thanks to its global presence, Tinder can be a good place to start if you are looking to find a partner in Germany. You will first need to install the Tinder app on your mobile phone and sync it with your Facebook account. Tinder will use our Facebook details to set up your account.

Once you are done with the registration process, you will be able to view the profiles of single people from your area that meet your requirements. If you are impressed by what you see on a person’s profile, you can like that person’s profile and they will have the option of liking back if they fancy meeting you. From there, you will be able send unlimited messages to your potential partner as you try to know more about them. If all goes well, you will be able to meet your match and start a romantic relationship with them.

3. FINYA

is a widely popular dating website for people living in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Two decades since it was launched, the website’s membership has grown to over one million active users. Besides having a huge following, you will get to enjoy the website’s full features free of charge.

To set up an account, you will only be asked to provide your full name, gender, contact information and a profile picture. In order to match you with the most compatible match, you will be asked to fill in an optional questionnaire to provide extra information about yourself. Filling the questionnaire is not compulsory, but doing so will ensure that you are provided with the best possible matches.

Once your account has been verified, you will be allowed to view all the profiles of potential partners matching your search criteria and chat with them. gets its revenue from online advertisements. This means that you will come across several adverts while browsing through the website. This however is a small price to pay considering the fact that it is one of the few dating platforms that doesn’t ask its members to pay anything fee to enjoy any of the features available.

4. EDARLING

is another popular German dating site. Unlike the other sites on this list, you will have to pay a fee in order to sign up for membership on However, due to the fact that all users are required to pay for membership, you are less likely to come across fake profiles and fraudsters on this website.

Before creating an account on , you will be required to provide tons of information about yourself. It will probably take you close to an hour before you finally complete the registration process.

After registration, you will be provided with daily partner suggestions based on the details you provided when filling the questionnaire.

5. LOVESCOUT24

In terms of membership, is the second largest German dating site with over 1 million German members and 6 million Non-German members. However, one downside to this website is that it only accepts members who currently reside in Europe. Navigating through the website can also be a challenge for English users since everything is written in German. Nevertheless, if you live in Europe and you are proficient in the German language, this website is definitely worth trying out.

When creating an account on , you’ll be asked to provide some basic details such as age, name and country of residence. In the next step, you will be asked to specify the qualities you wish to find in a potential partner and provide a little information about your hobbies and background as well. Once you are finished with the registration, you can simply search for potential partners based on age, location and interests.

Upgrading your account to premium membership will unlock some more advanced features. With a premium account, you will be allowed to perform unlimited searches, receive and send unlimited messages and your account will be placed higher on the search rankings to make your profile more visible.

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Top 15 German Dating Sites

As I said, Germany has plenty of online dating platform and of course it was kind of difficult to choose 15 out of them. And of course, you cannot trust them all as well and after quite of thinking and research, here are 15 best German dating sites which I chose.

An overview of dating in Germany

The dating culture in Germany is similar to other European countries. Interestingly, the number of German-foreign partnerships has more than doubled within the past two decades; according to the website The Local. In fact, there were 1.5 million German-foreign couples living together in 2017, of which 1.2 million were married. That’s good news if you are an expat looking for love in the country.

The average age at which people get married in Germany has steadily increased over the past 27 years. On average, women are 30 years old and men are 33 when they tie the knot. This places Germany in eighth in the list of European countries in terms of the average age at first marriage. Research also suggests that marriage is becoming more popular in Germany. Indeed, figures from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany show that the total number of marriages increased from 373,655 in 2013 to 416,615 in 2018; a rise of 11.5%.

This might due to the fact that registered partnerships, either for same-sex or heterosexual couples, ceased to be an option in 2017; when same-sex marriage was legalized. Marriage is, therefore, the only form of legal union in Germany. There is also a growing acceptance of LGBTQI+ marriages. In fact, more than 10,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot since it became legal in 2017.

How to meet people in Germany

Meeting new people is relatively easy in Germany and dating practices are similar to other European countries. Teenagers generally begin to socialize with peers at school, within their neighborhood, or through social activities and local clubs. Young adults, however, tend to meet at bars and clubs; the older generation generally moves within their circles of friends.

Dating etiquette in Germany

When it comes to dating in Germany, there are no set rules regarding where to go on a date, how long to wait until you call, when to get intimate, and so on. Because Germans generally prefer taking their time to get to know someone, this really depends on the individuals involved.

Moving into a relationship in Germany

The German approach to dating is to take things slow and really invest time in getting to know a person. Because most Germans don’t rush into relationships, it might take weeks or even months of dating before a couple becomes official.

The pace at which a relationship evolves is also down to the individuals. However, generally speaking, German couples usually live together for months or even years before they decide to get married in Germany. Traditionally, a man would ask a woman’s father for permission to marry her. Although this is no longer necessary, many Germans continue to do so out of respect.

When couples do eventually tie the knot, there are some pretty quirky German wedding traditions that follow. One of these involves the groomsmen kidnapping the bride after the ceremony and taking her to a bar; there, she must wait for the groom to find her. Friends of the bride and groom also get to play pranks on the couple, such as filling their bedroom with balloons or hiding alarm clocks to wake them up at different times.

The role of the family in dating

The family remains fundamentally important to most Germans. This means that you will likely be spending a significant amount of time with your partner’s parents and siblings. That said, attitudes towards having children are slowly changing in Germany.

It is now becoming more common for couples to choose not to have children, or to have children but not get married and rather remain in a de facto relationship. Furthermore, many couples decide to have children later in life because they want to establish themselves professionally and financially first. In fact, women start having children at an average age of 31 in Germany.

Family models are also becoming more diverse. For instance, there is a high proportion of single parents, families with children from previous relationships, and rainbow families with same-sex parents. Despite this diversity, the German parenting style remains fairly arbitrary.

Many Germans view the family home as a place to nurture a child’s individuality and aspirations. That said, Germans are generally encouraged to be self-reliant throughout childhood; so that they are prepared to be independent as adults. As a result, most youngsters move out of their parents’ home when they go to university, or as soon as they become financially independent.

Want to know more about family life in Germany? Explore our Family & Pets section and find more articles.

Wie kann man die beste Seite für Gay Singles ausfindig machen?

Es gibt viele spezielle Gay Dating Seiten, die den Suchprozess für homosexuelle Männer wesentlich erleichtern. Aber man kann sich auch auf anderen Webseiten registrieren, wo es nicht nur Gay-Dating, sondern auch andere Angebote für z. B. hetero- oder bisexuelle gibt. Auf jeden Fall können nur Sie wissen, welche Webseite für Sie die beste ist. Wir sind überzeugt davon, dass sich unter allen homosexuellen Dating Websites etwas für Sie dabei ist.

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Millions of lonely foreigners, including Germans, are looking for a loving partner in the east for a happy future. What attracts women to German men? Why do they tend to start dating and get married in Germany? You should know, that:

If in the process of dating your heart will say „yes“ in favor of men from Austria, you will not have to „educate“ them, they’re born with goog manners. Thus, you can safely raise a family and enjoy happiness.

The Swiss are conservative but unique. Their beauty comes from their healthy way of life and their love for sport. Like many other foreigners, men from Switzerland are looking for their love on our dating site.

In the search for a partner over the internet, it’s impossible to omit the familiarity of italian men. Since InterFriendship is a german dating site, here you’ll find mostly men from South Tyrol, the northern province of Italy.

It’s difficult to describe the nature of a Frenchman, there does not exist a exact formula for them. They can be quite manifold, in a good way of course.

Spain is a land of many nationalities, which see themselves in relation to each other almost as foreigners. In fact, all Spanish have much in common, have a look:

Dating site

The popularity of dating sites has been growing, and now online dating sites attract thousands of users, since a dating site is a place where people of different nationalities and cultures meet and communicate. A dating site is a place where you can forget about your daily routine and chat at any time of the day.

The main thing, however, is that an international dating site is a place to find new friends and strike up an exciting relationship, while sitting on your sofa with a cup of coffee. Online dating sites allow single men seeking and finding the right partner to have a family with – all this without leaving your house.

Germany dating

If you are interested in dating men from Germany or are willing to have a family with a man from any German-speaking country, such as Switzerland or Austria, then InterFriendship dating site is just what you need. InterFriendship is a dating site launched in Germany in 1999. The leading dating portals critic ranks InterFriendship among top Germany dating sites.

Our men’s catalogue gives you an opportunity to choose from thousands of German men seeking dating with nice women from Eastern Europe to create a family. Similarly to you, they have not met the right partner in their own country and decided to find their other half through our Germany dating site. We really hope that at least some profiles of single German men will appeal to you and, probably, soon from „single“ they will become „married“.

Gay Dating App 1: GayParship schneidet im Test sehr gut ab

Sowohl die Seite als auch die App von GayParship sind vielversprechend. Während die App vor allem bei der mobilen Suche nach dem richtigen Match sorgt, hilft die übersichtliche Webseite für PC, Laptop und Tablet, das Profil umfangreich auszustatten. Denn das ist der Nachteil bei ausschließlich mobil als App angebotenen Dating und Flirt Diensten wie Grindr und Co: am Smartphone lassen sich nur dürftige Profile erstellen. Eine umfangreiche Partnersuche, aufwändige Fragebögen und die schöne Gestaltung seines Profils geht man lieber an der Desktop-Version an. Danach hilft die App bei der mobilen Partnersuche. Dass es sich um ein gutes Angebot handelt, steht auch in diesem Test von GayParship.

Gay Dating App 2: als weitere Alternative zu Tinder, Grindr und Co

Eine genauso gute Gay Dating App ist jene von Die Dating App für Schwule ist ebenfalls in einem aktuellen Test aus 2017 als sehr gut befunden worden. Auf findet ihr alle Informationen, Details und Konditionen von Es werden alle Vorteile und Nachteile der Online Dating Seite für Schwule sowie von der Dating App für Android dargelegt. Das Gute dabei: der Test mit den umfangreichen Erfahrungen ist aus 2017, also ganz aktuell. Neue Männer über eine Dating App für Schwule kennen lernen? Das könnt ihr mit diesem Angebot. Klickt euch einfach mal in den Test rein.

Gay Dating App 3: Grindr als meistgenutztes Angebot der Community

Natürlich kommt keine Liste mit den besten Gay Dating Apps ohne Grindr aus. Wer Schwule in seiner Umgebung sucht und einen Flirt, Online Dating, ein heißes Offline Date oder sogar die große Liebe sucht, der wird zumindest um einen Versuch, mit Grindr zu punkten, nicht herum kommen. Diese App gehört einfach zur Standardausrüstung, egal ob auf einem Android Smartphone oder auf dem iPhone von Apple. Wer hier nicht fündig wird, der braucht sich nicht ärgern. Die beiden, oben aufgezeigten Alternativen helfen euch garantiert dabei, eine bessere Hälfte zu finden. Partnersuche via Apps? Geht!

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German men may not have the image of being hopeless romantics like the French or being super flirty like Italians, but they are some of the most honest and mature guys that you’ll ever meet. Ladies, don’t get me wrong! German men are honest, but that does not mean they are boring! They’re like onions, the more layers you peel, the sweeter they get. So, single ladies in Germany, or any singles who want to date a sexy German gentleman, click the “Sign-Up” button and find the right guy for you!

Mingle2 – It’s Not Just A Dating Site

We are not like the usual German dating sites, we’re the ally who will always be by your side helping you find your perfect match. Let’s take a look at how can we can help you when you join our German dating community:

Millions of men are using  Mingle2 every day. Ladies! They’re all looking to make a love connection. It could be with you!

Hate waiting? Don’t worry! With all the German guys on our site, you won’t have to. Many of our users find that if they have a lot of things in common or feel like they’ll have some chemistry with their match, the other person will reach out first. 

Dating has never been so easy with Mingle2’s German dating sites. It just takes a few clicks to fill in your information and upload some of your hottest photos. Then, you can see our list of cool Germans who want to meet you.

When a German guy is interested in you, he probably will want to ask you out for a real date, not just an online chat. So, when you meet your Mr. Right, you could be asked out for a date in no time!

Unlike some other European playboys, German men typically don’t like flirting. So, if you’re serious and ready to trust us, you can be sure that our guys on Mingle2’s German dating sites are all looking for a stable, long-lasting relationship.

You’re not alone on your journey of trying to find your better half. If you choose Mingle2, we promise to always stand by you and support you as much as we can!

Long-distance Relationships: Do You Dare Try?

Most of the guys on German dating sites are actually living in Germany. That’s good news for single ladies in the area! Since you’re close by, why not join Mingle2? Maybe you could go on a date tomorrow, who knows? How about ladies outside of Germany? What if you’d love to date a German guy but you don’t live in the country? Don’t worry about the distance. A lot of our guys aren’t afraid of a long-distance relationship. They just need a reason to start one. That reason could be you! If you’re their Mrs. Right, they wouldn’t mind going a thousand miles just to meet you. Don’t be shy ladies! Join Mingle2 to start looking for love in Germany now!

Finya

Finya is one of the most popular free dating sites in Germany, but there’s one caveat: it’s in German.

While many Germans speak English, this particular site is a great opportunity to brush up on your German skills. And if that fails, there’s always Google Translate, right?

Setting up a profile is simple. There’s no lengthy personality test to take, although Finya does have a section with 100 questions you can answer that could help you get more curated matches.

Finya allows you to freely browse the pool of German singles. There’s also a Tinder-like section where you can swipe through profiles and message any that “like” you back.

Being free, Finya is mainly financed by advertising. So you’ll see a lot of ads. You’ll also receive messages that are advertisements.

This site seems to have more fake profiles and scammers than other German dating sites. But on the plus side, it truly is without payment – there are no upgraded features offered.

eDarling

eDarling is one of the most popular dating sites across all of Europe, and is owned by the same company that runs EliteSingles.

You’ll need to pay for a subscription if you want to actually meet women on eDarling, as most functions aren’t available for free users.

But that’s not a bad thing – it cuts down on the number of fake profiles on the site.

There are 3 levels of membership on eDarling: free, premium classic, and premium comfort.

Much like eHarmony, this German dating site’s matching algorithm is largely based on a lengthy personality test. Answering all the questions is required.

Be prepared to spend some time taking it – the questions number in the hundreds. But it’s worth answering them accurately, as your responses will directly affect who you’re matched with.

eDarling doesn’t allow you to freely browse all the eligible singles in your area. Instead, you’ll receive your “partner suggestions” every day.

It’s geared towards German singles who are seeking long-term relationships, and is one of the best options for meeting high quality women if you’re 35+ and in large city.

Parship

Parship is similar to eDarling in that it relies on a personality test to match people.

Called the “Parship Principle”, it’s a lengthy questionnaire filled with multiple choice questions, as well as more abstract exercises like choosing which image you prefer.

Setting up your profile could take up to an hour, but jumping through all the hoops helps weed out people who aren’t serious about online dating. You can only contact other members if you’ve completed at least 50% of your profile.

Parship sends you matches based on your compatibility score, which is determined by comparing your test results with theirs.

As a free user, you won’t be able to see a match’s photo unless they specifically grant access to it. Instead, you’ll only get a blurred image. Premium members can see photos a match has made public.

Here are the features that come with a paid subscription:

A premium membership on Parship depends on how many months you commit to up front:

This german dating site offers a guarantee of sorts – if you have not made contact with a user within 6 months of purchasing a premium membership, you’ll get another 6-month premium membership for free.

 Tinder

Tinder is one of the most widely used dating apps in the world, and you’ll find plenty of hot German singles looking for all types of relationships.

Using the app is simple – you swipe right on a photo if you’re interested, left if you’re not. If both people “like” each other, a match is made and you can exchange messages.

Tinder is free to download and use. You can “like” up to 100 profiles every 12 hours, and send unlimited messages to your matches.

The majority of Tinder users are 18-34 years old, and live in urban areas; less than 20% of users live in the suburbs, and only 7% in rural areas.

If you live outside the city and don’t mind commuting to your dates, Tinder’s Passport feature allows you to swipe through singles in any location.

This could also come in handy if you’ll be visiting a German city soon and would like to set up dates before you travel. In order to change your location on Tinder, you’ll have to upgrade to Tinder PlusGoldPlatinum.

Tinder Plus costs $9.99 per month. Here are the features that come with upgrading:

Tinder Gold includes all the Tinder Plus features, plus a grid view of users who have already “liked” your profile. That means you can instantly match with anyone you find there. Tinder Gold costs around $29.99, depending on how many months you purchase at once. Tinder Platinum costs around $39.99 for 1 month.

Once

Once is a solid alternative to Tinder if you’re tired of constantly swiping.

Every day at noon, you’ll be presented with one new match. You’ll have 24 hours to like or pass on the match. If you both “like” each other, you can then exchange messages for as long as you’d like.

You can purchase “Crowns”, which are the in-app currency, to unlock these premium features:

Once markets itself as an app for people seeking serious relationships, and doesn’t have the same huge user pool as Tinder and Badoo. Since you only receive one match a day, you may want to use it in conjunction with another German dating app or site.

Badoo

Badoo is a dating app like Tinder, and you can swipe right or left on profiles in the “Encounters” section.

But there’s one big difference – Badoo will also show you users who are nearby and have similar interests. If someone catches your eye, you can either “like” their profile, or send them a message.

If you’ve crossed paths with a fellow Badoo user in real life, the dating app will display the time and approximate location.

Badoo is a free dating app, so you can match, message, and meet women on it without payment. However, upgrading to Badoo Premium will unlock some handy features, called Super Powers:

Here is what a subscription to Badoo Premium costs:

While you’ll find people looking for all type of relationships, Badoo has a more casual vibe than other dating apps like Bumble and Once. This German dating app is ideal if you’re looking for a hookup or a less serious relationship.

Happn

Happn is a truly location-based dating app that’s popular across Europe. Instead of being able to swipe through singles in your general area, you’ll only see people whose paths you’ve crossed during the day.

Your match feed is composed of Happn users who have come anywhere within a maximum distance that you set, up to 90 kilometers. The app will display how many times you’ve come within proximity of each other, the time, and the place of your last encounter.

If she’s currently within the app’s proximity restriction, her profile will say “NOW”. Of course, for privacy reasons it won’t pinpoint her exact location.

If you are interested in someone who appears in your timeline, simply “like” her profile.

If she “likes” you back, a “crush” is formed and you can exchange messages.

This app also has a game feature called “Crush Time”. In it, you’ll try to guess which of four users has liked your profile.

A correct guess means an instant match, a wrong one just means you “liked” her profile and hopefully she’ll return the favor.

Because it’s based solely on physical proximity to other users, Happn is best for people who live in densely populated areas.

Candidate

This German dating app has a unique twist – you don’t get to see profile photos right away. Instead, you answer questions sent to you from other users, and ask questions of your own. If you both “like” the answers, a match is made and you can exchange photos.

It’s very easy to get started on Candidate, you simply need to provide your name, age, gender, and sexual orientation.

This dating app doesn’t require Facebook, or even an email address to get started. You’ll need to provide your email if you want to verify your account, which is a good idea because you’ll get a “verified” flag on your profile so other users know you’re legit.

Once your profile is set up, you can start to create games.

This is how you “meet” matches. Each game consists of 3 questions that you write. The questions can be about anything, and each has a 300-character limit. You’ll also have to write a title for your game, which can be up to 100 characters.

5 people have the opportunity to answer the first question, and you rate their answers. The 3 “winners” then answer the 2nd question, and you pick your favorite 2 answers. Those 2 users then answer the last question, and you’ll match with and can see the photos of the user whose answer you like best.

You can also participate in the games of other users, and if you’re the winner you can exchange messages with that game’s creator.

Bumble

Bumble is a dating app that puts women in the driver’s seat when it comes to messaging – only they can send the first one. Apart from that, it’s similar to apps like Tinder where you’ll swipe right or left on singles in your area.

When both Bumble users swipe right, a “connection” is made. At that point she has 24 hours to send you a message before the clock runs out and the match expires. You also have 24 hours to respond, or the match will expire.

Once both halves of a match have sent a message, you can continue the message exchange for as long as you want.

Bumble is free to use, but upgraded “Bumble Boost” users can do things like extend the 24-hour deadline on the matches. That means you can give her an extra day if she hasn’t messaged you yet.

There are 3 features that come with a premium Bumble subscription:

Bumble Boost costs between $13 and $24 a month, depending on the length of your membership.

Bumble tends to attract singles who are looking for a more serious relationship, so if you’re in the market for something casual, Tinder or even Badoo may be a better bet.

For everything you need to know about this popular dating app, check out our Ultimate Guide To Bumble.

LoveScout 24

LoveScout 24 is a popular dating site in Germany, and it’s free to access the site and download the app.

But if you want to the ability to freely contact singles in your area, you’ll have to pay for a subscription.

LoveScout 24 also hosts events, which members can register for and attend. LoveScout 24 is part of the FriendScout network, which is owned by the same company as Tinder and OkCupid (Match Group).

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German Dating in the US: Dating Sites Are The Way Forward

Of course, tricky doesn’t mean impossible. All you need is to look in the right place! For those American singles who want to meet others who appreciate all things German, premium dating sites are this right place. Pick the right site and, not only can you make your dating dreams clear, you can be connected to highly compatible single men and women.

Meet Compatible Singles With EliteSingles

EliteSingles is just such a site. As a company that was founded in Berlin, Germany before branching out into the USA, we have a deep and abiding love for German life. Yet, unlike some German dating sites, we also appreciate that true compatibility is about more than just shared heritage. Sure, you might want to meet German singles (or least those men and women who are happy to celebrate German ancestry), but if you want a truly lasting connection, you also need a partner who is in sync with your personality, lifestyle, and relationship goals.

EliteSingles understands this. Our insightful personality test is our way to really get to know you and what you’re looking for in a partner. Based on the results from the test, along with important compatibility factors like educational levels, income, and location in the US, we can bring you 3-7 potential partner profiles every day – suggestions made with compatibility in mind!

EliteSingles is a dating site designed for people seeking meaningful connections. Join us, and we can help you meet a suitable match – German dating minded or otherwise! Get started with us today.

Being German and Dating in the USA

American-German dating is a beautifully dual experience. The US is home, of course, and American identity is important, as is meeting singles who are deeply compatible with this American life. Yet, it can also be really nice to feel a connection with someone who also grew up with German words being spoken around the house, or who understands that having German roots is about more than just loving Oktoberfest and soft pretzels.

At EliteSingles we appreciate this duality. We encourage our members to put their dating desires – like meeting German singles – in their profile, yet, unlike some niche German dating sites, our matchmaking is based on more than just ancestry. It’s the perfect combination for compatibility.

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As well as focusing on meaningful matches, EliteSingles aims to streamline the online dating process. With an average age of 30-55, many of our members are busy single professionals, and so we’ve created a sleek dating app, designed to help singles fit dating around their schedules, rather than the other way around.

Designed to work on both Android and iOS, our efficient dating app is the best way to meet singles on your wavelength (German or otherwise!). Simply download it to your smartphone and starting dating while in line at the store, between meetings, or whatever suits you!

We know that looking for love can feel like a daunting process, which is why we’ve designed our dating site with support in mind. To weed out casual daters, we check new profiles to ensure that the men and women who use our site are serious about finding a meaningful relationship.

We’re here to support your dating questions too. Our Elite Magazine offers up-to-the-minute dating advice, covering everything you’ll encounter on your dating journey, like how to write a great profile, how to prepare for your first offline date, and how to know that you’re in love.

Of course, all across the online spectrum; from niche German dating sites to broader free dating apps, dating platforms are only as strong as their members. We’re proud to say that, at EliteSingles, this makes us very strong indeed! Our members include thousands of diverse, interesting, educated men and women across the US.

As varied as our membership base is, there is one thing that unites the men and women who use EliteSingles. They’re all here because they are ready to find meaningful love and a lasting relationship. Sound like you? Join us today to start meeting your matches!

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Niches

How narrowly do you want to filter down your dating options? Does the app cater to a specific identity (ex. specifically for lesbians or transgender people) or is anyone with an open mind and sexual preference welcome to join? 

Answer these questions, and you’ll have a much easier time finding the right LGBTQ+ dating site for you.

Financial scams

Scammers troll dating apps to score money from unsuspecting daters. To avoid personal identity theft and financial scams, never send money or give out your financial information (bank details, credit card info, etc.). This is likely just a ploy to get money out of you.

Be clear about your intentions

Before meeting your match off a dating app, discuss the date plan ahead of time so there’s no confusion, miscommunication, or disappointments. This doesn’t mean you need to say you want to get married in two years over text, but rather simply mentioning that you’d love to grab dinner instead of Netflix and chilling. This will help set the tone for both parties. (Basically, you want to avoid getting ready for a sexy night of passion when the other person is simply hoping to grab coffee then head home after.)

Confront your fears first

Being part of the LGBTQ+ community often comes with its own set of unique challenges that straight folks don’t have to deal with. This can include dealing with internalized fears or homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia that has been taught to us from society and media since childhood. Before you can open yourself up to having a mature, respectful relationship with someone else, you need to be secure within yourself. Confront any lingering, nagging fears about your sexuality and harmful thoughts about others‘ identities by journaling or working with a therapist to set yourself up for a safe, healthy relationship with someone off a dating app

Dating in Germany

If you are staying in one of the larger German cities like Berlin, Munich, Hamburg or Cologne you can find a lot of international singles with similar interests around you. If you live outside of one of this cities it can be more difficult to find singles that fit to your profile. Do not worry! There are enough great dating sites where you can filter on common interests. It does not matter if you are looking for dating Berlin, dating Munich or dating Hamburg; you can find the right dating sites here. Are you also wondering what the best dating sites in Germany are or which dating sites in Germany is for free? We have listed the most used and reliable dating sites in Germany below. All websites below are free dating sites in Germany without payment.

TIP: when you visit one of the dating websites – which are often in German, make a right mouse-click anywhere on the page (this only works with Google Chrome!). A small drop-down menu will appear, which will give you a multiple options. One of those options will be ’translate this page to English’ (or any other language).