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

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

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.

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What is the best hookup app/site in germany? Is there a site that is really about hookups and not LTRs?

I know about the major ones like tinder and parship and so on. But I feel like nowadays these sites are mostly about LTR and not just about hooking up (even tinder) what is the best app or site in germany that is for people that are mostly looking for sex and nothing longterm. Is there something like that?

Eh, tinder is probably as close as it gets to something like that – even with all the profiles mentioning LTRs. It works good enough, ymmv. OkCupid would probably be in the second place. There isn’t a hookups only app afaik.

Yeah, you can try I’ve used it and it worked ok for me. Some fake profiles but after a few days you will learn how to avoid them.

used to be a „hidden gem“ for sex dating but I think it has gotten worse. I’ve also read some good user reviews on Privatsex69 but I have never tried it myself. Tinder is not a hookup app, even though some people use it as such.

I could tell you the secret, but if you couldn’t figure it out yourself there is no point.

But i will try Germany, there is no hookup culture because of you like each other on the first date, or even before, you usually sleep with each other.

There is no expectation to start a long term relationship either, because in my experience you see each other for a couple of months to half a year before you declare it a relationship.

Thought sleeping around with more then one person without informing them about it is a big no no,and can quite easily lead to social exclusion.

Excuse me, the actual f? That’s not even remotely true.

Never experienced it that way at all, quite the opposite actually, across multiple groups of friends from different ages and locations. It probably very much depends on age as well as social and educational background.

Edit: To clarify, I was talking about declaring a relationship only after months or a year of exclusive sex and also instant first date sex being the standard way to go.

Lovoo is like a dating site but people tend to meet for ONS there

What is the best hookup app/site in germany? Is there a site that is really about hookups and not LTRs?

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The 11 Best German Dating Sites & Apps

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20 Most Dangerous Places For Gay Travelers (And The 5 Safest)

Depending on where they’re headed, gay travelers can face great risks. In April 2019, the country of Brunei enacted an Islamic law making it legal to flog and stone LGBTQ people to death. And it’s not the only country to have the death penalty on the books: A few others include Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iran. According to Equaldex, a range of gay activities are illegal in 71 countries.

“This is horrifying,” says journalist Lyric Fergusson, who runs a blog with her husband, Asher, that is focused on travel safety. In an attempt to help determine the worst places for gay travelers, the duo created the 2019 LGBTQ+ Danger Index, ranking the world’s most dangerous—and safest—countries for gay travelers. The couple also updated the list with the best and worst places for gay travelers in 2021, which can be viewed here.

“We have seen LGBTQ+ people dear to our hearts be discriminated against and our deepest desire for writing this article was to bring awareness to these issues and hopefully catalyze change,” says Fergusson. “As travel journalists, we wanted to help the LGBTQ+ community educate themselves on the very complex and layered world of staying safe during international travel.”

A new report details the most dangerous—and safest—places for gay travelers.

The journalists looked at the top 150 most-visited countries in the world by the number of incoming tourists, then ranked them using eight factors, including laws against gay relationships, legal protection against discrimination and more. According to the report, a few factors—such as adoption recognition and worker protections—may not affect travelers directly but are a good indication of overall attitudes within the culture.

“These issues can affect everything, from your ability to show public displays of affection to being able to share a hotel room bed to the capacity at which you can use dating apps without being caught by the local police,” reads the report.

A view of the Lagos skyline in Nigeria, which was named the most dangerous place in the world for … [+] LGBTQ travelers.

Topping the LGBTQ+ Danger Index is Nigeria, which is considered the worst country for violence against gay travelers. There, people can be put in prison for up to 14 years just for being gay, and some states even have the death penalty under Sharia law. 

Sweden is the safest country in the world for LGBTQ travelers. Same-sex marriage has been legal there since 2009, and the country has more Pride festivals per capita than anywhere else in the world.

One shocking statistic: “A whopping 47 of the 70 countries that have illegal same-sex relationships were part of the British Empire. That is 67%!” says Fergusson. “This isn’t a coincidence. In almost all cases, the laws outlawing consensual gay sex were put into place under British rule and were left in place following independence.”

The United Kingdom is the sixth safest country in the world for LGBTQ+ travelers, however, many … [+] countries with laws against same-sex relationships were once part of the British Empire.

India is an example of a country that has taken many years to make some strides. “In 2018, India managed to annul Section 377, a British colonial-era law prohibiting ‘unnatural acts,’ in order to legalize consensual gay sex,” says Fergusson, who points out that ancient Indian literature such as the Mahabharata and Ramayana have many references to LGBTQ+ heroes including transgender warriors and two queens who made love in order for one queen to get pregnant with an heir for their kingdom. “Long story short, this points to the fact that it was likely the British influence that largely led to Indian homophobia in the first place,” she says.

Surprisingly, given this history, the United Kingdom is the sixth safest country in the world for LGBTQ+ travelers. “We found this to be a bit ironic as the reason for many of the harsh homophobic laws in countries throughout the world is largely leftover from laws created during British rule,” says Fergusson. “However, in modern times, the U.K. has made great progress with legalized same-sex marriage, worker protections and criminalization of homophobic violence.”

The United States came in it 24 out of 150 countries, but it still has a long way to go when it … [+] comes to providing a safe atmosphere for LGBTQ travelers.

On the other hand, the United States did not do as well in the survey—coming in 24th out of 150 countries. “One reason for that is that there is a great deal of variation in gay rights depending on the state you’re in,” says Fergusson. “There are also no constitutional or broad protections for LGBTQ+ rights under federal law in the U.S. The U.S. might have come far, but it has a long way to go in terms of LGBTQ+ rights, especially for young transgender people.”

In working on the report, Fergusson says they were surprised that there are still many countries that have the death penalty, lashings or imprisonment for same-sex relationships. “These laws are not widely known amongst Western travelers, and we hope others—no matter their orientation—are shocked as well,” says Fergusson, who was also surprised by the laws and attitudes still present in many popular Caribbean vacation spots such as Jamaica. In addition to the 150 most touristed countries on the LGBTQ+ Danger Index, the report calls out five other Caribbean countries where same-sex relationships are illegal: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

“The whole research process was very eye-opening, emotional and frustrating,” says Fergusson. “Our hope is that by making this research widely known we might be able to catalyze change within some of these governments that rely heavily on tourism.”

Read on for the list of the 20 most dangerous places in the LGBTQ+ Danger Index and commentary from Fergusson, the coauthor of the study. Following this is the list of the five safest places for LGBTQ+. You can see the entire ranking of the 150 countries here and also get 37 safety tips.

On a street in Doha, Qatar, which is the second most dangerous country in the world for gay … [+] travelers.

“Located in the heart of Africa, Nigeria ranked as the #1 most dangerous country for members of the LGBTQ+ community. It was ranked so highly largely due to the extreme penalties for simply being gay, which include up to 14 years in prison and the death penalty in states under Sharia law,” says Fergusson. “The mere discussion of LGBT rights is criminalized under the current system. Under Nigeria’s Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act of 2013, the country has seen an increase in violence and extortion against the LGBTQ+ community.”

“Coming in second on our LGBTQ+ Danger Index is Qatar,” says Fergusson. “This oil-rich Middle Eastern country enforces up to three years in prison, flogging and the death penalty under Sharia law for any acts of homosexuality. Tourism to Qatar is expected to skyrocket for the 2022 World Cup—which is to take place there—and suspending anti-LGBT laws during the tournament has been discussed, though ultimately rejected by the Qatari government.”

“In Yemen, the punishment for being gay for both men and women is prison time and 100 lashes, with death by stoning for married men,” says Fergusson. “This conservative Muslim country means business when it comes to rejecting homosexuality, both in its laws and general public sentiment. Refugee Legal Aid Information highlights Yemen’s hostile attitudes toward their largely underground LGBT community.”

“Saudi Arabia is another of the countries on our list which implements the death penalty for consensual homosexuality under their interpretation of Sharia law,” says Fergusson. “Other punishments include 100 whips or banishment for one year ‘Men behaving as women’ or wearing women’s clothes, and vice versa, is also illegal in Saudi Arabia, making this a particularly unfriendly country for members of the trans community.”

“This East African country is renowned for its remarkable natural attractions, including Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, making Tanzania a massive hub for international tourism. Unfortunately, this country was ranked at #5 on our LGBTQ+ Danger Index, which may inspire LGBTQ+ visitors to rethink their travel plans,” says Fergusson. “In Tanzania, any homosexual acts result in 30 years to life in prison, and there has been a recent government crackdown on LGBT activity within the country.”

“Iran made #6 on the index, due in part to its extreme punishments for homosexuality, which include 100 lashes for homosexual intercourse or the death penalty, and 31 lashes for same-sex acts other than intercourse,” says Fergusson. “According to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), ‘An open and free life in a same-sex partnership is unthinkable in the Islamic Republic.’ In regards to LGBTQ+ travel to Iran, travelers will want to be cautious and avoid any public displays of affection.”

“An African nation bordering the stunning Red Sea, Sudan is particularly unfriendly to the LGBTQ+ community. The first two accounts of sodomy result in 100 lashes and five years in prison, and the third offense earns either the death penalty or life in prison,” says Fergusson. “Publicly, homosexuality is a taboo topic, so LGBTQ+ travelers choosing to visit Sudan should proceed with caution and remain discreet with regards to their sexuality. It is also recommended to be extremely careful when inviting guests into your hotel room, as this can potentially spark legal complications.”

On the island of Barbados, which is the most dangerous country in the Caribbean for gay travelers.

“This was one of the more shocking countries to appear on our list, and in the top 10, no less,” says Fergusson. “Historically, Barbados and some other Caribbean islands have had poor anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and practices, largely left over from the British occupation which put these laws in place and reinforced anti-gay attitudes. However, recently Barbados, along with with Grenada, Saint Lucia, and some others in the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), have announced plans to begin to challenge the anti-LGBTQ+ laws currently in place.”

“This phenomenal Southeast Asian country is full of beautiful beaches, islands and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making Malaysia a popular destination for international tourism. Unfortunately, imposed punishment for homosexuality is severe and the existence of gay people in Malaysia was denied by their tourism minister as recently as March 2019,” says Fergusson. “Under state interpretation of Sharia law, homosexuality in Malaysia results in up to 20 years in prison, whipping and fines.”

“The punishments for homosexuality in Malawi have earned this African country spot #10 on our list,” says Fergusson. “Same-sex acts result in 14 years in prison for men and five years imprisonment for women, with or without corporal punishment. Pro-LGBTQ+ organizations are also banned by the government in Malawi and general public sentiment regards homosexuality as off-limits. Though these laws are technically in place, they are rarely enforced, particularly with tourists visiting Malawi, and discussions about changing anti-LGBT laws have begun to take place.”

“Home of the magnificent Victoria Falls, renowned as the largest waterfall in the world, and incredible wildlife, Zambia is filled with plenty to explore. That said, the LGBTQ+ community is marginalized in this country and there are heavy consequences for being homosexual, which include seven years to life in prison for any same-sex act,” says Fergusson. “For LGBTQ+ and western travelers in general, it is important to be conscious of local customs and norms, which in Zambia include avoiding any forms of PDA regardless of your orientation.”

“One of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia came in 12th on our LGBTQ+ Danger Index,” says Fergusson. “A popular vacation destination for tourists from around the world, Saint Lucia’s high ranking came as a bit of a surprise to us. Colonial-era anti-LGBTQ+ laws, particularly that concerning consensual ‘buggery,’ which earns 10 years in prison, are still in place though are no longer truly enforced. Saint Lucia’s prime minister has stated that anti-LGBT laws are currently under review, though the government does not have an official stance as of yet.”

“One of Africa’s most populous countries, Uganda ranks #13 on our LGBTQ+ Danger Index,” says Fergusson. “Homosexual intercourse results in life in prison and pro-LGBTQ+ organizations are banned throughout the country. Unfortunately, things may soon be getting even worse for the LGBTQ+ community, as the Ugandan government has recently called to reintroduce an anti-homosexuality bill, which would include the death penalty for same-sex acts, in the midst of the recent murder of a gay Ugandan activist.”

“Same-sex relationships are considered to be taboo in Pakistan and there are strict laws governing against homosexuality. For example, homosexual intercourse can result in up to 10 years in prison with a fine or life in prison,” says Fergusson. “That said, LGBTQ+ issues are not typically at the forefront of Pakistan’s political agenda, BBC News reported that ‘Sex between men will be overlooked as long as no-one feels that tradition or religion are being challenged. At the end of it all, everyone gets married to a member of the opposite sex and nothing is spoken about.’”

“In the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, the anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment is taken very seriously, with homosexual acts resulting in up to 10 years in prison,” says Fergusson. “Groups advocating for LGBTQ+ rights are threatened by the governing authorities in Palestine, who consider homosexuality to be ‘a blow to, and violation of, the ideals and values of Palestinian society.’”

A view of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kenya, which is dangerous for gay travelers.

“Kenya is filled with gorgeous landscapes and unique wildlife, making this East African country a favorite destination for international travelers. Currently, Kenyan law states that same-sex intercourse between males results in 14 years in prison, while all other homosexual acts between males are punished with five years imprisonment,” says Fergusson. “However, the decriminalization of gay sex is being discussed within the government, which would likely bolster LGBTQ+ travel to the country.”

“Renowned as a popular romantic vacation destination for LGBTQ+ travelers, it comes as a significant wake-up call that the Maldives bears such anti-LGBTQ+ laws,” says Fergusson. “In the Maldives, homosexual acts and intercourse, as well as same-sex marriage, earn eight years in prison or 100 lashes. Though these laws are currently enforced in the cities, they are largely ignored at the resorts. For more adventurous travelers, regardless of orientation, be wary of the local customs and avoid any public displays of affection in the Maldivian cities.”

“One of the Caribbean’s most popular vacation destinations for tourists worldwide, Jamaica was another shocking country to top our LGBTQ+ Danger Index,” says Fergusson. “Jamaica ranks as the third-worst Caribbean nation for members of the LGBTQ+ community behind Barbados and Saint Lucia. This is largely due to Jamaica’s ‘buggery law,’ which is leftover from the colonial era and allows for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, including hard labor. In fact, Jamaica was called ‘the most homophobic place on Earth’ by Time magazine in 2006 and LGBTQ+ people are sadly still the victims of homophobic violence today.”

“Located on the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a country rich with lush landscapes and cultural diversity. Ranking 19th on our index, Ethiopia outlaws same-sex relations and ‘indecent,’ or homosexual, acts result in up to 15 years in prison,” says Fergusson. “Recently, there have been death threats by Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christian community over gay tourism to the country, putting LGBTQ+ tourists at risk.”

“Renowned throughout the world for its ancient pyramids and historical and religious significance, Egypt is a massive tourist destination for international travelers everywhere. Unfortunately, Egypt ranked #20 on our list due to its negative laws regarding homosexuality,” says Fergusson. “Same-sex acts result in up to three years in prison with a fine, and possession of homosexual materials results in up to two years in prison with a fine. For LGBTQ+ travelers, it is recommended not to disclose your sexuality and avoid using dating apps since the local police have been known to create fake accounts to ‘catch’ LGBTQ+ travelers looking to engage in illegal activity.”

In Sweden, the safest country in the world for gay travelers.

“Coming in first place as the safest country for the LGBTQ+ travel is Sweden,” says Fergusson. “Scandinavia is generally known for its friendly people and liberal attitudes towards equality for all. Sweden legalized same-sex marriage in 2009 and performed well on each of our measured categories. This land of the Northern Lights has also been a regular host of Europride and has more Pride festivals per-capita than anywhere else in the world.”

“Canada’s friendly attitudes and positive legislation towards the LGBTQ+ community have earned it the title of the second safest country on our LGBTQ+ Danger Index,” says Fergusson. “Renowned for its kind locals, rich maple syrup and chilly winters, Canada has constitutional protections in place to guard the LGBTQ+ community against violence and discrimination, and same-sex marriage is of course legal. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted inclusivity by marching in Toronto’s Pride Parade and became the country’s first Prime Minister to visit a gay bar.”

“Known for its unbelievable landscapes, friendly people and unique culture, it’s no surprise that this Scandinavian country ranks in the top three safest countries for LGBTQ+ travelers,” says Fergusson. “Norway legalized same-sex marriage in 2009 and has protections in place against anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination and violence. Additionally, since 1981, Norway became one of the first countries in the world to grant equal rights to everyone regardless of sexual orientation and is home to a variety of annual LGBTQ-friendly events.”

“One of only three countries to get an ‘A’ on our index, Portugal comes in fourth in regards to LGBTQ+ safety,” says Fergusson. “With legalized same-sex marriage since 2010 and numerous legal protections for the LGBTQ+ community, Portugal scored just behind Norway. Cities like Lisbon and Porto have the best gay scenes in the country and Portugal is hoping to host the 2022 Europride, the world’s biggest event celebrating gay pride in Europe.”

“Coming in at #5, Belgium scored highly in all eight of the researched categories. With an overall national attitude that is relaxed and accepting towards homosexuality, Belgium is known for having a vibrant gay and lesbian scene, particularly in Brussels,” says Fergusson. “One fun fact about Belgium is that same-sex sexual activity first became legal in 1795.”

I’m a travel and lifestyle authority and a content strategist who works with brands to create powerful storytelling. In this column, „Transformative Travel,“ I look at

I’m a travel and lifestyle authority and a content strategist who works with brands to create powerful storytelling. In this column, „Transformative Travel,“ I look at

I’m a travel and lifestyle authority and a content strategist who works with brands to create powerful storytelling. In this column, „Transformative Travel,“ I look at how travel can change women’s lives. I profile the doers and the disrupters and cover the trends and the destinations that appeal to women today. I have been writing about travel since the early days of my career, when I started off as a honeymoon editor, even though — ironically — I was single at the time. Since then, I have written for a number of publications, including Food & Wine, Wallpaper and The New York Times. I have been the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Travel, which was named the top online travel magazine under my leadership. Before that, I was deputy editor of Travel & Leisure. Throughout my career, I have appeared regularly on television, including Good Morning America and NBC Today. Journalism is part of my heritage: My great great grandfather was a Civil War correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Follow me on Twitter (@laurabegley) and Instagram (@laurabegleybloom).

Top 12 Best German Dating Sites in 2020

With today’s innovative society, more and more people are using the internet not only for work but as well as to find a date. It is actually one of the easiest ways to find a date, compared to going to a bar, just like the usual. There are international dating sites, but there are also some dating sites that focus on a person’s nationality. For instance, there are some dating sites that cater to Chinese people, while there are some who only caters to US citizens. But one of the most search sites would be German dating sites. This may be because of how beautiful Germans are. In this article, I will be talking about the top 10 best German dating sites and what to expect when dating a German.

As you all know, dating someone from a different country is an exciting experience. But you should know that since the person is not from your country, there will be cultural differences. Always remember that the reason why other people from other countries look desirable is that of the different qualities and cultures that you have with them. But since this article is about dating Germans, then we should talk about the things that you need to expect when dating a German.

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.

This is where learning about the local dating culture will really help you out. Luckily, this helpful guide to dating in Germany does just that by providing the following information:

The Best Gay Dating Sites 2019: Find A New Connection By This Weekend ?

In reality, the chances of meeting someone IRL are increasingly rare. Do not despair, however! There are a myriad of brilliant gay dating sites out there where you can meet Mr/Ms. Right; or where you can have a great time searching. And no, we are not talking gay apps or gay hookup sites, these are a little more … sophisticated and geared towards finding Mr. Right, rather than Mr. Right now…

So why a site over an app? There has clearly been a proliferation of dating apps for gay and straight singletons alike over the past few years; this has totally changed how we interact and date. However, we still like to be a little old-school and there are tons of unsung benefits of using one of the best gay dating sites.

First and foremost, dating sites place far less emphasis on physical appearance than apps do, so you stand a better chance of finding someone to forge a meaningful connection with. You tend to go more in-depth with your profile so you can learn more about the people you’re matching with – hello, informed decisions! (I hear they’re better than drunken decisions!)

As a member of the LGBT community, it can be tricky to find good dating sites that aren’t just geared towards the hetero folk. Luckily, we’re here to help, with some of the best gay dating sites around.

The 5 Best Dating Sites in Germany

Dating in Germany, like many other things, has also gone online in a very big way. Now, many people look for love online. It is a busy world after all and the young, busy professionals are signed up on dating sites, everywhere in the world. Germany is no exception and in fact, it has its own share of the best dating sites in Germany. These sites are dedicated to Germans meaning that the core membership is German. But that does not mean that you will not find people of other nationalities there because you will. If you are looking for a German partner, these sites give you the best chance to get one.

Ok, so dating online is like the coolest thing to ever happen, you know, like since man discovered fire. We are agreed on that. Now, the next thing to figure out is the best dating sites to create an account with. Tell you what though … you are as good as the site that you sign up on. If you choose a good site, well, you will be up for the best dating experience. If you choose a bad site, you could be scammed out of your money, and time.

Do you want to know what the best German dating sites are? We have reviewed five of them for you here. Read on:

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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.

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So far LOVING this app ? I’ve been out with three lovely girls and one of them is brilliant. I think it may lead to something really great.

I like the idea of matching people according to their interests and not asking too many questions. Photo albums are also very convenient. Hope I can actually find someone good for me.

FINALLY someone with common sense created a dating app with great idea. Not found anyone yet but I’m quite confident I will. If you’r single you won’t be disappointed!!!

Excellent app! I downloaded just to see what it was like and ended up finding my boyfriend here ? I could not be happier ?

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.

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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Our Top 10 Choices: Which Is Best For Your Needs?

Scissr – Best for lesbian culture, community, and dating 

Taimi – Best for trendy, social media-based dating 

1. HER

Membership options: Free with a paid premium version

Over the years, the pioneer in lesbian dating apps HER has developed into an all-inclusive platform for women and femmes of all types, identities, and sexual preferences. HER embraces and welcomes more than 18 gender identities and 17 sexual orientations on the profile selection list. HER’s app is easy to use, loaded with communication features, and even hosts local events for more community building.

2. Grindr

Membership options: Free with a paid premium version

Available for gay, bi, trans, and other queer singles, Grindr is one of the most popular dating apps with a reputation of men seeking hookups with other men. Thanks to its powerful geolocation feature, Grindr is a great social networking solution for people who’ve recently moved, relocated, are traveling, or seeking a quick fling in their area.

3. OKCupid

Membership options: Free with paid upgrade options available

OKCupid may be one of the mainstream dating apps but the platform openly welcomes all LGBTQ+ singles. With 22 different gender identities and 12 sexual orientations, LGBTQ+ folks will certainly find their place on the app. Bonus: OKCupid even allows queer people to hide their profile from straight and cisgender people (for safety or personal reasons).

4. Hornet 

Membership options: Free with a paid premium version

Hornet is one of the most popular gay social networking apps and gives queer men a great platform to meet other queer men around the world. The app offers various ways to build community, find other singles, stay current on trending news, and even a list of bathhouses in your area. It’s basically a one-stop-shop for gay social networking.

5. Scruff

Scruff is known as a hotspot for gay hookups no matter where you are in the world. Users enjoy open sharing features and powerful search filters to find whoever and whatever you’re looking for. Scruff is also an excellent travel companion for gay singles looking to meet others while away from home. Plus, the more you swipe, the stronger the algorithm gets!

6. Bumble 

Membership options: Free with a paid premium version

Bumble is all about empowering women and femmes to make the first move. The emphasis is heavy on feminist power with the right to initiate messaging restricted to women and non-binary members. The popular dating app started as a dating app but now features global networking opportunities for building friendships, business relations, social networking, and, of course, relationships. 

7. Scissr

Scissr is a great dating app for lesbian and queer women who want to network and connect with other members of the LGBTQ+ community. The app is designed for women, femmes, and non-binary folks who are looking to find friends, date, and discuss culture and relationships with other queer singles. The app’s design is sleek and user-friendly with free chat and image sharing features.

8. Jack’d

Membership options: Free with a paid premium version

Jack’d prides itself on being the most diverse dating app for gay, bi, and trans people. It boasts a powerful geolocation feature that helps you browse singles all over the world and flag them for conversations or private photo and video sharing. If you struggle to break the ice, Jack’d even offers a chat phrases feature which gives helpful conversation starters. 

9. Hinge

Membership options: Free with a paid premium version

Hinge calls itself the dating app that is meant to be deleted because it puts a heavy emphasis on serious relationships. Profiles are built on bold questions to quickly and effectively uncover personality quirks and offer conversation starters for matches. Hinge will ask you about your political affiliation and how you feel about legalizing weed and offers plenty of gender identification options as well.

10. Taimi

Membership options: Free with a paid premium version

Taimi is a LGBTQ+ dating platform that features a nice mashup of dating, chatting, and social networking capabilities for people of all gender identities and sexualities. The app is designed perfectly for today’s fast-paced, short-attention-span, social-media focused society. Taimi is geared towards a safe dating culture for the LGBTQ+ community with values that include diversity and inclusion and a zero tolerance policy toward discrimination. 

Reviewing the Top LGBTQ+ Dating Sites: Our Methodology

’s dating app and website reviews are based on independent research, trusted third party sites, user reviews, and individual use of the product through free or paid trials. For the rest of the information, we rely on what the brand says about its own product offering, public reviews and complaints, and ratings from independent agencies like the BBB and trusted publications. Some of the key features we compared when reviewing the LGBTQ+ dating apps on our list include, but are not limited to, pricing, accessibility, number of members, and communication options. 

What You Need to Know Before Choosing an LGBTQ+ Dating Site

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!

Scammers and German Dating Sites

German dating sites are also invaded by scammers, who signed up just to break hearts and banks. These scammers are good at deceiving people into believing that they are in love with you. A lot have been victimized by these scammers that is why taking extra precaution is ideal.

A Word From The Editor

Back in 2015, I was scammed by an online “dater” for over $35,000 and I was heartbroken and almost broke. I created this dating watchdog site to help others like me avoid this disaster before it is too late.

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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.