Academic Singles
4/5 stars

AcademicSingles Review

Short Info

  • 1 000 000 active users in the US

  • 35-55 age range of users 

  • Free mobile app (Android, iOS)

  • Intelligent personality test for matching system

  • 49% women vs 51% men

  • 40% success rate

  • Anonymous and secure video calls

Our Review

AcademicSingles was launched in 2005 as a dating website for singles with a high educational level. It belongs to be2 S.à.r.l., the same company that operates Be2 and Singles50. The website aims to help you find a cultivated partner like intellectuals, professionals, successful singles who have a higher educational background. If intellectual ability and professional achievements are important for you, then this site is for you! Read our review below to find out more.

In order to join AcademicSingles, first of all you need to register.

Registration Process (<10 Minutes)

Step 1. Indicate who you are looking for (a man or a woman).

Step 2. Enter your email address and choose a password.

Step 3. Complete the personality test.

Step 4. Specify your gender, first name, date of birth, city/postcode and some basic information like: profession, education, yearly income (it won’t be shown to your matches), religion, number of children, drinking and smoking habits, height, figure, ethnic group, eye color, hair color and hair length.

Step 5. Tick the checkbox to confirm that you agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Regulations.

Step 6. Confirm your email address via the verification email.

Step 7. Login and personalize your profile at your will (add more relevant information or upload photos).

The registration process is a little bit lengthy due to the personality test you must complete. However, your answers go straight into the scientific matchmaking process to ensure you have the most accurate matches.

Here are a few examples of the test questions and answers to choose from:

  • Who would you choose? - someone exciting and full of surprises or someone self-assured, laid-back and well-balanced

  • What’s the first thing you want to know about a new love interest? - their job and background or their hopes, dreams and ambitions

  • What’s your attitude to role distribution in relationships? - definitely traditional, quite traditional, pretty modern or definitely modern

  • How well does this generally describe you? - romantic, dominant, organized, serious, warm-hearted, open to change, open to criticism, eloquent, decisive (for each characteristic, you need to select one option on a scale of “not at all” to “very well”)

Design and User Experience

The website has a simple clean design. The main theme is blue with easy-to-read font. The site does not try to impress you with plenty of sophisticated features, rather it tries to lead users straight to the point. There are just four simple buttons on the top: Home, Contacts, Mailbox and Premium subscription. The interface is user friendly and intuitive so that you can easily navigate and use the website services in order to find your dream partner. However, the website does not have a search function to look for other members. All you have to do is to adjust your search criteria and wait up to 24 hours for your matches to be delivered to you.

Main Features

The main feature of the site is its scientific matchmaking algorithm based on an extensive personality questionnaire. Based on your answers to the test questions, the system gives you an analysis of your personality and your ideal partner. Therefore, you will only be matched with partners that are compatible.

Unlike other dating websites, AcademicSingles does not offer any special features. This is explained by its mission to make people talk and connect with each other directly, instead of paying too much attention to technical functions.

Pricing Structure

Upon registration, you can use these services for free:

  • Profile creation

  • Receive daily matches

  • Browse profiles of other members

  • Women can read and send unlimited messages and review the profile pictures for free, whereas men can only send one free message to each match

In order to read and send unlimited messages, see your profile statistics and use the full functionality of the website, you are advised to subscribe to one of the Premium packages:

Basic (3 months) - $32.95/month or $98.85 in total

Classic (6 months) - $24.95/month or $149.70 in total

Committed (12 months) - $19.95/month or $239.40 in total

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Free registration and profile creation

  • Personality test for scientific match algorithm

  • Verified profiles and reviewed pictures

  • Well-suited daily matches that increase your chance to find a partner quickly

  • Good balance between genders

  • 100% safe, anonymous and ad-free experience both on the site and app

  • Secure video calls

  • Blurry photo (users can choose who can see their photos)

  • JUST ask function - pre-written ice-breaking messages the users can send to their matches

  • You need to have a Premium account to at least read and send messages (like the majority of dating sites do) 

  • Minimum 3 months subscription

  • Auto-renewable subscriptions (like most dating sites have)

  • Only credit card payment option

  • Somewhat inconvenient member cancellation process via fax or postal mail

Important Things You Need to Pay Attention to

Before you decide to subscribe to a paid membership, please test the website and consider the pricing for each package to understand if it is worth your time and money. Also, keep in mind that there is no option to cancel a paid subscription online. Instead, you will need to mail a letter or send a fax to the company headquarters and give a 14-days period of notice. Be sure to cancel your subscription after you find your partner, otherwise it will be automatically renewed for the period of the same length as the initial one. Date wisely and responsibly!