Our analysis of dating site Be2.com
With its slogan promising it “will find your perfect match," Be2 seems like the perfect dating site to find your soul mate. With a matching system based on a personality test, Be2.com should help you find your future partner for a serious relationship. But does it really work? Let’s take a look.
Presentation of the Be2 website
The dating site Be2.com has been around since 2004. It was first launched in Germany, where it was a great success. Today, the site is available in over 40 countries and boasts over 35 million members worldwide.
In France alone, more than 5 million people have signed up to try to find love through the site’s matching system. Based on a simple but effective personality test, the site Be2 connects you with other like-minded single members looking for love, in just a few clicks.
Seduction and courtesy are the order of the day on the site, which encourages exchanges between people with common interests.
● Close to 30 million members worldwide
● Presence in 40 countries
● Age bracket: 35-55
● Breakdown: 60% women/40% men
The Be2.com dating site uses a matching system to give every member the chance to meet their soulmate. In other words, it matches single people up with other compatible profiles, by analysing their tastes, expectations and personalities. To do this, the whole site hinges on a personality test that takes around 15 minutes to complete.
This test has been designed by psychologists and builds a clear profile of each member to ensure compatible matches. The test, which is designed to be fun to fill out, is primarily made up of questions with boxes to tick or scales to choose from, ranging from “not at all” to “a lot”. After answering all the questions, the algorithm analyses the answers to find the ideal partners to match you up with.
Subscription prices and formulas
Signing up to Be2 is free for women. However, men need to pay for a premium subscription to make full use of the site. This allows you to:
● See members’ photos;
● Send unlimited messages;
● Read all messages you receive;
● See who has visited your profile;
● Add members to your favourites.
Suffice to say that using the site without a paid subscription doesn’t really offer real possibilities for meeting people and signing up for one of these options is necessary to make full use of the site.
|Basic - 3 months
|Classic - 6 months
|Premium - 12 months
At the end of the contract period, the subscription is automatically renewed for the same length of time. To cancel this automatic renewal, you need to send a letter or fax to customer service at least 14 days before the end of the current subscription period.
Using the site
Signing up to Be2 is very simple. To start with, you have to provide your gender (male or female), then enter your email address and a password to start the personality test, which takes about 15 minutes.
You will be asked to answer various questions by ticking boxes to describe what you’re looking for, your interests and your character. The test is fun to complete because it is very simple and quite short. After completing the test, you will be asked to write an introduction for your profile, and you are free to describe yourself or what you are looking for. To maximise your chances of success on the site, it is highly recommended to fully complete all the sections of your profile. Here again, multiple choice questions with boxes to tick make the process quick and easy, so it’s worth doing.
On the homepage, you will find a long list of potential partners, suggested based on the results of your personality test. By default, profiles are presented by matching rate, but you can modify your search criteria if some points are more important to you than others.
If someone catches your eye, you can contact them by sending a message. This is the only means of contacting other members of the site, as there is no live chat feature or web cam. If you’re not brave enough to strike up a conversation, you can opt to send a smiley to say hello or a nudge to get their attention.
For an easier way to use the site, especially on the go, a very well designed mobile application is available on Google Play and the App Store. It offers all of the site’s features for meeting other members and staying in contact with your favourite members throughout the day.
Customer service and security
Be2’S customer service is fairly comprehensive as the site offers a FAQ section where members can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, you can also contact customer service directly by email or by sending a message using an online form available on the site.
In terms of security, the site uses data encryption to ensure exchanges between members remain confidential. In addition, given that the sign-up process includes a 15-minute test, there are few fake profiles on the platform.
Why sign up to Be2
Are you looking for a partner to start a new life of domestic bliss? This is what Be2 offers, by putting you in touch with single people who share your interests. However, if you are looking for casual sex, this is not the site for you, as members of the platform are there to find love.
Our opinion on Be 2
Be2.com markets itself as one of the leading online dating sites for serious relationships. It is certainly a good, serious and secure site, where you can meet people in a comfortable setting. However, the site disappoints a bit in terms of features, especially given the what you are paying. But, even if there are only a few features and nothing particularly innovative on offer, the site does work and allows you to meet people.
● A vast community of members who are all there for the same thing
● Quality profiles and very few fake profiles
● An effective matching system that puts people in contact with profiles that are really suited to them
Areas for improvement
● Expensive subscription packages with automatic renewal
● Lack of innovative features