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Our Review

Launched in the year 2005 in Germany, JOYclub has gained tremendous traction in Europe as a unique website that combines online dating, events calendar, erotic groups and forum, and a magazine for sexual topics.

JOYclub knows no discrimination and is recognised for providing a safe platform where members can openly discuss erotic matters, and freely find like-minded partners with discretion. 

The dating site now boasts at least 3 million members worldwide, with 27% of the member base composed of open-minded couples. 

It has over 300,000 active members who are online every day and looking for something that can satisfy their desires. Whether it is to find a date, attend an event, or view other user’s profiles and photos.

Read our full review below to find out the many features of JOYclub and how you can use it to find a hot date.

Member Structure

Members
1,000 from Australia
Members activity
500 active weekly
Gender Proportion
32 %
68 %
  • Claims to have over 3 million users worldwide
  • Majority of its users come from Germany as the site is based there
  • Most users are within the age range of 25-34
  • The site is dominated by men
  • The number of fake profiles is very minimal

Members of JOYclub are open-minded. Likewise, they blatantly express on the website what it is they are looking for in a partner. 

The majority of the users come from Germany, where JOYclub was founded and is based. Most of the site's partners are in the same and surrounding countries, explaining the large chunk of such member population as well.

A huge percentage of the member base is highly active; more than 300,000 users all over the world are online every day.

JOYclub claims that 27% of their member population is composed of couples. As it is highly marketed to be a swinger site, this fact is just about right. 

Many clubs and events partner with JOYclub to host swinger parties. When you register on these events from JOYclub's event listings, you become eligible to enjoy a discount on ticket events.

Most users of the site are within the age range of 25-34. This is probably because such age range is the tech-savviest amongst all others. Moreover, they actively engage in dating sites the most. 

But do note that while most of the users are within this age range, it is still popular among other age groups.

Signing Up

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  • The registration process takes 10 to 15 minutes to finish
  • Uploading a profile photo is required
  • You can register as a business or a venue
  • Couples can have a shared account
  • Using Facebook to sign-up is possible

Getting an account on JOYclub is easy. You just need to fill out the form which asks for your gender and gender preference, location (city or postcode), birthday, and email. 

You also need to nominate a username and password, and when everything is approved, JOYclub takes you to the next step.

The next steps of the registration process are for you to answer some questions that will appear on your profile. So that after you successfully sign up, your profile already has something on it. 

Here are the steps in successfully creating a JOYclub account:

  • Preferential Question

The first set is a list of preferential questions such as how much you’re into erotic things. On a scale of 1-5 are you comfortable with BDSM, Fisting, and other kinks? 

  • Appearance and Interests

After the preferential questions, you’d have to answer a new set about your appearance and interest in sex—are you inclined to be more of a Dom or a Sub? What are your thoughts about partner swapping?

  • Headline & About Me

Afterwards, you’d have to write an about me paragraph and a headline with a minimum of 10 characters. The headline is required, but the paragraph can be skipped. 

If you want to get noticed by other members, you should make this section as informative and interesting as possible. This is your chance to show who you are, so don't be afraid to let it all out!

  • Profile Picture

After you hit the next button, JOYclub will ask you to upload a profile picture. They don’t have an approval process of the photos unless a member reported your photo upload.

  • Activation Code

Once everything is set and ready to go, JOYclub will send an activation code to the email you provided. Entering this code on the same page will now give you full access to the dating website.

You can skip some of the steps above like answering the questions, but of course, answering as much as you can is better as your profile will have information on it.

Signing Up as a Professional or a Business

You can sign up on JOYclub as a business or a professional. 

On the one hand, if you are a business looking to promote services on the site, along with the other details needed above, you also need to declare what kind of business you provide. 

Venue, event organiser, video producer, photo studio, shop, and piercing and tattoo studio, are the business categories that can sign up.

If you are a professional, on the other hand, you need to indicate your speciality—whether it's a photography, video producing, or signing up as an agent of a company.

Making Contact

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  • Sending clubmail messages is free
  • There is a viewable matches list for you
  • You can rate members whether you like them or not
  • Sending pictures is only for paid subscribers; free members can only receive

JOYClub has a lot of contacting features for all its members to use. Here’s a breakdown of all the contacting features the dating site has:

Clubmail

Clubmail is JOYclub's messaging feature; all members—basic, plus, and premium—can view and reply. But for the initial sending of Clubmails, only paying members can do that.

If you are a premium member and want your messages to be noticed, it is best to send an Express Clubmail. This way, your message will be displayed at the top of the receiver's inbox. Premium membership allows you to send 10 Express Clubmail per day.

You may also save your ClubMails if you want to. Basic and Plus members get to save 5 Clubmails, while Premium members get to save 10.

Rate Members

In every profile, there is a button that says ‘Like’. When you hover on this button you can either click ‘Like’, ‘I don’t know’, and ‘Not Interested’. 

Only Premium members get notified if you sent them a like. The other two options are just there to help JOYclub tailor its matches better for your preference.

Search

The search function of JOYclub is very extensive. Its basic filters include your gender preference, location, and age. 

The advanced features have the following filters: Relationship status, Preference for, Partner Swapping, Body Type, Inclination, Dom/Sub, Height, Smoker, Swinger, Logged in as, and Photoshoots. 

Each filter has a corresponding option based on the category. You can also search for members who are currently online and those who recently joined. 

You are also allowed to optimize your search results and show only verified members and those who have pictures on their profiles.

Groups

These are member-created groups, which are usually categorized based on fetish or desire. All members can join any group. 

However, Basic members are limited to joining 5 groups only, while Plus members can join 25 only, then Premium members can join 50.

Most of the time, these groups are secure and you have to be a verified member to join. Some groups require that you answer some questions first before they accept your join request.

Chat

In this feature, you can join public chatrooms that are started by JOYclub. All members can freely participate. Premium members can create their chatroom and invite participants to a private chat.

Forum

This feature is filled with discussion boards, both started by JOYclub moderators and members. Here, you’ll find helpful advice from other members.

Dates & Events

This page shows the list of dates that other members posted as their updates. It usually shows you if you are nearby the location of their desired meet-up. 

You can also enter your classified date ad—Basic members are allowed to post one, Plus members can do three, while Premium gets to enter five dates.

This page is also a directory of nearby events from listed swinger clubs, bars, or studios, where you can join and register through JOYclub. JOYclub members can enjoy member discounts when they sign up through the site.

You can view the venues where events are commonly held, and see their month’s upcoming events.

Profile Quality

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  • Member profiles are detailed and comprehensive
  • Your profile shows your sexual and kink preferences
  • Free members can view anyone’s profile
  • Rated-18 photos are censored
  • You can bookmark a profile if you want to

    The profiles of JoyClub members feature great detail about who they are, what they’re looking for, and their sexual kinks and preferences.

    Every profile features three tabs:

    • Profile

    This page shows all the profile information that the member decided to fill out. It also shows the about me paragraph that was written during the registration process. 

    Moreover, the profile page shows what the members are into and what they are not into, as well as a quick box about their details. At the very bottom of this page, their kinks preferences are shown as tags.

    • Photos

    This page displays the different photo albums that the member uploaded. You can censor some of your photo uploads—especially those that are R18, and only Plus members who have verified their age can view them. 

    On this page, you can also see the video uploads of each member. But again, only Plus members are allowed to view them.

    • News

    Here, you will see all the member’s activity updates. You can see if they posted that they’re looking for a date on the Dates page or if they registered in going to an event.

    In all pages of the profiles, you will see the contacting buttons readily available for you to use. 

    There is also a feature called “Note,” which can help you remember something about the profile you’re viewing, or notes for future reference, and save it. 

    You can also bookmark the profiles, and you’ll be able to go back to them anytime you wish through the Contacts tab.

    Your profile shows if you are a new member and if you have already verified your identity. It also shows if you are currently online, or when your last login was, except if you are a Premium member and decided to hide this particular information.

    App

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    • Mobile app is named “Joyce”
    • Features are the same as the website
    • Good for quick contacting
    • Perfect for users on-the-go
    • Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

    JOYclub’s mobile app can be found on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store under the name "Joyce." It features the same offerings as the website but has a more sleek design. 

    The app is designed to have all the features accessible in one click, perfect for users on-the-go. Members won't find it hard to navigate through the different features of the app as its functionality is straightforward and simpler than the website counterpart.

    Everything can be accessed either through the menu tabs below or in the collapsible menu. You can also switch from one main feature to another by simply clicking on the category feature from the top menu. 

    The Live category feature is the equivalent of JOYclub website’s newsfeed. It shows members who are close to you, with live status updates.

    The Members category is the member search function of JOYclub. In this tab, you’ll see different members based on your search preference. 

    When you click a profile in this section, you will be able to view a member’s profile photo and profile information if you scroll down. Contacting features are easily accessible below the picture.

    Dating is the list of classified ads of members who are looking for a date. It also shows the events that are happening soon near you.

    Real Life Review

    “I signed up in JOYclub because I’ve heard how open the members are when it comes to kinks and fetishes. True enough, everything and everyone I needed was there. I immediately got a 1-month Plus Membership just to try it out first, but really enjoyed it so the month after, I bought a 6-month Premium Membership. Paid subscriptions have given me a lot of encounters and confidence in approaching other members. I’ve attended quite a few events near me, which were so much fun, and oh! I got the best discounts, too!” - Billie, Barista

    Design and Usability

    The design of JOYclub may be a bit hard to navigate because the website is directly translated from German to English when you view it from a United States browser.

    Some features are not in proper capitalization and some texts are not successfully translated. But even with that setback, you can still find the important contacting features through the header and sidebar menus.

    JOYclub has a newsfeed where new media, members, and matches are seen in a linear layout. However, each category is divided into a box to make it more organised.

    The design appearance of JOYclub uses only three colors—black, grey, and white. Red is also used for emphasis.

    Overall, JOYclub’s design and usability are good, but it can be better.

    JOYclub Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Have contact folders with at least 50 contacts
    • Save notes about your contacts
    • View photos in profiles and groups
    • Participate in Forums
    • Participate in Chat Rooms
    • View and register for events
    Fee based Services
    • Send messages to groups
    • Watch other members' videos
    • Write comments on profile and photos
    • Send compliments
    • Send pictures through clubmail
    • Get booked for photoshoots
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Plus membership
    1 Month29.90 EUR / Month29.90 EUR
    3 Months24.90 EUR / Month74.70 EUR
    6 Months19.90 EUR / Month119.40 EUR
    Premium membership
    1 Month39.90 EUR / Month39.90 EUR
    3 Months29.90 EUR / Month89.70 EUR
    6 Months24.90 EUR / Month149.40 EUR
    Coins
    500 Coins0.01 EUR / Coin5.00 EUR
    1,000 Coins0.01 EUR / Coin10.00 EUR
    2,000 Coins0.01 EUR / Coin20.00 EUR

    Is JOYclub expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers JOYclub is average.

    cost of joyclub membership
    Payment Options
    • Bank Transfer
    • Credit Card
    • Direct Debit
    • Cash
    Payment discretion
    • All payments are processed confidentially and securely by NetDebit, a well-known financial services provider. The site does not have access to your address, account details or credit card numbers. All prices are set in EUR.

    JOYclub offers two kinds of paid membership subscriptions to its members. The first one is Plus and the other is Premium. 

    Plus Membership 
    Although the Basic membership of JoyClub gives you access to useful features, getting a Plus membership grants you more access to other features such as viewing videos and private photos of other members. 

    A Plus membership also gives you additional numbers in perks where Basic members have limited access such as uploading videos—Basic members can only upload one, whereas Plus members can upload five. 

    With a Plus membership, you get to experience more of the dating site.

    Premium Membership

    As mentioned above, JOYclub offers two kinds of paid subscriptions. The second one is called the Premium Membership. 

    This subscription is more expensive, yet still affordable. It gives you access to several perks that Basic and Plus members don’t have. 

    For instance, if you are a Premium Member, you get to be a preferred member—meaning you will always be on top of search lists when your tags and location are searched for by other members. 

    Other than that, you also get to create your chatroom and invite participants to join you in a private chat. 

    With a Premium membership, you also have added anonymity and security features. You can choose to make your profile and messaging private and only accessible to some users, and you can also hide your online status as you use the website. 

    Lastly, even though clubs and events discounts are given to all member of JOYclub, Premium members get the best rates.

    Aside from the extra perks of being a Premium member, you also get to enjoy more numbers of quantifiable JOYclub benefits such as:

    • Get to upload 19000 photos
    • Send 15 friend invites per week
    • Have a contact list of 1000
    • Join 50 groups
    • Enter and join 5 dates
    • View all profiles who like you

    As you can see, getting a Premium membership over a Basic and a Plus membership really gives you the maximum freedom and experience you can get from JOYclub. And with its features and active customers, getting one is surely worth it.

    Special Features

    JOYClub is a dating site for real erotica, which is why it offers special features that maximise pleasure for their users:

    Magazin

    Magazin is JOYclub’s online magazine that publishes articles about sex and eroticism. It includes tips and tricks that will enrich your sex life.

    Dates

    This shows members’ date “advertisements” who are looking to meet up for a sexual encounter. Dates are organised based on your location and are shown in a list layout.

    Swingers’ Clubs

    This is a directory of swingers club in different locations. You can search by club, rating, or location. This list also shows different kinds of places such as porn cinemas, bars & dance clubs, hotels, etc. 

    JOYclub offers vouchers for discounts when you register in an event through the website. You can also view who has registered through the site.

    Our rating

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

    Editors Conclusion

    Datingscout.com.au Editor Chris Pleines
    Overall, JOYclub’s platform makes it quick, easy, and convenient for people who are looking to find different sexual encounters, kinks satisfaction, and events. It also helps people who are interested to learn more about different topics about sex and erotica through their magazines, groups, and forums. So whether you’re on the lookout for a hot night or just curious about real erotica, sign up to JOYclub and explore to your heart’s desire!

    FAQ

    Facts

    Who owns JOYclub?

    JOYclub is owned by a German company, F&P GmbH.

    When was JOYclub launched?

    JOYclub was launched in 2015.

    Where is JOYclub available?

    It is available in all countries worldwide, however, clubs and events listed in the directory are mostly from European countries as JOYclub is based in Germany.

    Membership

    Who can join JOYclub?

    Anyone above the age of 18 can join JOYclub.

    I want to join with my wife, can I do that?

    Yes, in JOYclub, you can join as an individual or a couple.

    What do I need to join JOYclub?

    You just need to provide a valid email address and have an open mind to join JOYclub.

    Does JOYclub offer premium membership?

    Yes JOYclub offers Plus and Premium memberships in three different package durations.

    Is JOYclub membership auto-renewed?

    No, it is not auto-renewed.

    Can I cancel my JOYclub membership anytime?

    Yes, you can cancel your JOYclub membership through your account settings.

    Does JOYclub offer refunds in case I want to cancel my membership?

    Yes, you can get a refund for unused time considering that cancellation is within 14 days upon payment. To get a refund, you must send a cancellation form to JOYclub customer support.

    I am a professional/business looking to scout some new talents and/or promote my business on JOYclub. Is this possible?

    Yes, just register on the site as a professional or business. You are required to state your profession or business upon sign-up.

    Usability

    How do I get in contact with other members of JOYclub?

    You can either send them a clubmail, which is a message that goes directly to their inbox or join groups and chatrooms to interact with other members.

    What are JOYclub Dates?

    Dates are like classified ad listings of other members who are quickly looking for a sexual encounter. They can also be nearby event listings that are happening soon.

    How do I join an event?

    Simply click the Dates & Events tab and search for events based on your location. When you click the event, there will be an option to buy your slot with your JOYclub discount.

    Are my chats moderated?

    Yes, all your activity is moderated on JOYclub, unless you are a Premium member who started a private chatroom or a member who was invited to join in a private chat.

    How many groups can I join?

    Basic members can join five groups, Plus members can join 25, while JOYclub premium members get to be a member of 50 groups.

    Is it possible to earn coins on JOYclub without paying for it?

    Yes, whenever another user uses your referral link, you earn a voucher for 1000 points!

    Security

    Is using JOYclub safe?

    As with other online dating sites, it is up to the user to protect him or herself from the risks and dangers of using online dating sites.

    What are the security precautions that JOYclub offers?

    Aside from the published Terms of Use and Privacy Policies that are strictly enforced and monitored, JOYclub has report buttons conveniently accessible in case of abuse.

    How do I report a violation of an abusive member on JOYclub?

    You can click the button that says “Support Request” and fill out the support form that opens up. In the case of photos and videos, you can click on “Report Picture” or “Report Video” below the “I Like It” button if you think it’s inappropriate to be published on JOYclub.

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    Infos

    Company:F&P GmbH
    Address:Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 12, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
    E-Mail:support19@joyclub.de