Academic Singles
Academic Singles Registration
Academic Singles Messaging
Academic Singles Profile

Our Review

Academic Singles is a matchmaking website that aims to help educated people find each other. It is under Be2 S.à.r.l., which also operates Be2, C-Date, and Lisa18. They offer a scientific matchmaking system based on an extensive personality test. Through your answers, you are given an analysis of your personality and your ideal partner.

Academic Singles has 920,000 members in Australia.

Member Structure

Members
920,000 from Australia
Members activity
24,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
49 %
51 %
  • In order to register you need to fill out a personality test
  • Many professionals and academics are registered
  • Majority of users are within the 35 - 54 age range
  • There is a 40% success rate in Academic Singles
  • Good balance between male and female members
  • Some profiles might have stock photos as display pictures

Academic Singles is filled with academics and intellectuals all around Australia. Since the target demographic are the ones who have higher educational background and/or income, most of the members are understandably older. According to statistics, majority of the members (both male and female) are between 35 and 54. The gender distribution is reported 51% for male and 49% for female, which strikes a really good balance. The list of your matches is increased by only a few users if you don't change your search criteria. The account information offered by Academic Singles is one of the most detailed we've seen on a matchmaking website. Unfortunately, the members possibly find this burdensome, as only less than 10% of them have filled in these details. Many members also have a stock photo as a placeholder for their profile pictures, since they never uploaded their own photo.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

Academic Singles Registration
  • All steps in the personality test are required.
  • There are no wrong answers for the test
  • None of the personality test questions pertain to intellect; except for Profession and Education
  • Questions are mostly characteristics on a scale of “not at all” to “very well”
  • You can choose a pre-written question that Academic Singles will send to your matches

The personality test is quite extensive and covers a lot of bases. Questions include the type of characteristics you have and the characteristics you want in a match. As a dating website that serves academics and intellectuals, none of the personality test questions seem to to reflect this. The only fields related to the academe seem to be the Professions and Education only. Once you upload your display photo (a maximum of 5 photos), you can tick a box to let other users see your photo. If you don't, your photo will appear blurred to your matches and will only be shown to those you give access to. Your account details aren't required upon signing up; you can edit them later once your account has been created.

To spice up your game, Academic Singles gives you a chance to select a pre-written message which will be sent to selected members (who we assume are your matches). There are 12 questions you can choose from. Some of the most interesting ones are:

  • Hi! If we met at the bar, what would happen?
  • Hi, I am curious! What is your answer to this: "I get the most pleasure out of..."
  • Hello! If you could choose to live anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  • Hi! What makes you laugh? Surprise me!
  • Hi, would you like to tell me a secret that you never told anyone before?

Once you choose your question, this message will appear in the inboxes of the people chosen by Academic Singles. They can choose to answer this question or not.

Making Contact

Academic Singles Messaging
  • Only premium members can read and send unlimited messages
  • Free members can send one message to each match
  • When you adjust your search criteria, your matches will be delivered 24 hours later
  • Assigning favourites and viewing last visitors are only for premium members
  • Sending messages to other users is free for women
  • There is a chatroom

You can contact your matches by going to their profiles and clicking the chat icon. As mentioned in the Registration process above, you can choose a pre-written question which will be sent en masse to your matches. You can then select from the responses and start communicating with someone you like. Even though you're already talking to someone regularly, you can still choose to remain anonymous. You get the final say on when your matches and get to see your photo.

After setting your search criteria (which can be changed and saved anytime), you have to wait 24 hours before your new matches get delivered to you. Only a few users will be added to your existing list of matches since their matchmaking process relies on how many people registered recently. Free male members can send one free message to each match. When you receive something, the entire message will be blurred. Only premium members (and women) can read their messages and send unlimited messages.

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Profile Quality

Academic Singles Profile
  • Profile photo is not a requirement
  • Shows your compatibility with the user through your personality test answers
  • There are a lot of account details to fill
  • Your personality profile: determined by your personality test answers
  • Most profiles on the site are only half complete
  • The profiles are very detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to women for free

Profiles can be extremely detailed. Besides the basics, there are sections where you can state the food you like, holidays you enjoy, sports you enjoy, films & TV shows, leisure activities, and more. Within them you can choose between various options and rate them on a 6-star scale. For example, among the food you like you can include Japanese food and give it 4 stars.

The personality test isn't only used to find your match. Your answers are also analysed to give you your personality profile. Your personality profile is an evaluation of your characteristics. It shows where you stand on a scale that links various personality characteristics such as:

  • Rationality versus Emotionality
  • Tradition versus Innovation
  • Distance versus Attachment
  • Observation versus Feeling

Here is an example analysis under Observation versus Feeling:

Balanced, with a tendency towards observation

You rely on immediately tangible things that have already proven their worth. You avoid conjectural procedures and prefer to rely on your common-sense. People with a strong inclination towards cognitive perception take in the facts and details of the surrounding world, the way reality presents them. A feeling person prefers to deal with correlations, ideas, and associations, which are intuitive rather than obvious.

When you visit your match's account, you will see their personality profile contrasted against yours. This gives you your compatibility number. There's no clear scale that mentions what could be the lowest or highest number possible, but it seems like the average is somewhere above 100.

App

  • Free to download
  • Only in Google Play
  • 10,000+ installs
  • 2.5 star average rating on Google Play

The app has the same look as the browser version. Some would say basic, while others would say streamlined. Just like the browser, there are no ads to be found on the app. Push notifications are available so you immediately know when you get a new match or when someone has messaged you. Surprisingly, most of the app's users are from Taiwan, followed by France. The app has an average of 2.5 stars as reviewed by users. The app is only available in Google Play, not iTunes. 

Real Life Review

I was bored going through websites that only showed me women based on my specifications. Age, distance, and religion isn't enough to gauge whether that person's compatible for me or not. The thought that my perfect match could be the exact opposite of what I had in my head. Then I heard about Academic Singles' scientific test. I have a solid career and I wasn't really only looking for educated people, but this was as good a place to start as any. I matched with this girl who joined the site about the same time as me, and we had a really high compatibility. We took our time getting to know each other online. When we met, I was still kind of skeptical, but it just feels like we'd known each other for decades. Academic Singles really helped me find this amazing woman and it was worth the failures from previous dating sites. - Male Realtor (35)

Design and Usability

The website has a clean and sophisticated design. There isn't much by way of fuss and frills, but with a name like Academic Singles, it only seems apt. To differentiate from its sister websites, Academic Singles has a blue theme. The top tab has four simple buttons: 

  1. Home where you'll find your daily matches
  2. Contact where you'll find the list of people you've already talked to
  3. Mailbox where you'll find your messages
  4. Premium which is where you can pay for a subscription

That's it. There are no special features which will distract you from finding your dream academic partner. When you log in and view the website, you immediately know what you're there for. You can scroll through the list of your partner recommendations and view sufficient details, enough to let you know whether you want to contact them or not. Profiles also display a helpful and visually appealing chart that shows how compatible you are with that person. The font is simple and easy to read, the background is easy on the eyes, and the design offers full functionality.

Academic Singles Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Profile creation
  • Personality test
  • Browse other profiles
  • Receive matches
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Fee based Services
  • View photos
  • Send unlimited messages
  • Read all your messages
  • See who visited you
  • Add users to favourites
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Basic
3 Months59.97 AUD / Month179.90 AUD
Classic
6 Months39.90 AUD / Month239.40 AUD
Committed
12 Months29.90 AUD / Month358.80 AUD

Is Academic Singles expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Academic Singles is upper moderate.
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Academic Singles Premium
Payment Options
  • Credit Card

The premium packages are pretty much the same ones offered for the dating sites under be2 S.à.r.L. Still, they are quite on the upper midfield range. For 59.90 AUD a month, simply viewing photos and sending unlimited messages doesn't seem enough.The premium membership renews automatically. If you paid for a 6-month subscription, by the end of it you will be renewed for another 6 months. So you have to remember to cancel if you already found someone on Academic Singles. You can't cancel through online means; you have to send a written letter or a fax to their headquarters. And you can only cancel if you give them a period of notice of 14 days. "Academic Singles" and "be2 S.à.r.L." will appear in your credit card statement.

Special Features

Academic Singles doesn't offer any special features, and for good reason. This matchmaking website wants people to talk to each other, direct to the point, instead of getting distracted by other functions.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 5.0 / 5
App: 4.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.5 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Photo Chris
Academic Singles is not just a niche dating site for the educated and intellectuals. It is also a matchmaking service that will find you your match based on your personality, not just physical characteristics. You have to upgrade to a premium subscription to enjoy full access, but you also need to be extra careful, because payments are automatically renewed. Aside from that, Academic Singles has a modern, clean design which gives you ease of use. Everyone from all walks of life can navigate the website. Check it out and sign up for free!
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FAQ

Facts

What is Academic Singles?

Academic Singles is a matchmaking website catered to academics, intellectuals, and those with higher income.

How does Academic Singles work?

Upon registration, you are required to answer a 15-minute personality test, which will be the basis to your matches. You will only be given profiles that had the same personality test answers as you.

Is there an Academic Singles forum?

No there is no forum for Academic Singles users yet.

Contact

How do I contact Academic Singles?

You can contact them at customerservice@academicsingles.com.au.

Costs

How much does Academic Singles cost?

The basic membership starts at 59.90 AUD per month for 3 months.

How do I cancel my subscription?

This cannot be done online. You have to send them a written letter or a fax.

Is Academic Singles free?

Most of the basic functions are free, but you can do so much more through a premium membership.

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Company:be2 S.à.r.l.
Adress:13 rue du Commerce L-1351 Luxembourg Luxembourg
E-Mail:customerservice@academicsingles.com.au