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Our Review

For over 15 years, be2 has been matchmaking singles all over the world through their dating site. Founded in 2004, this German company claims to be one of the leading dating sites in Europe. Since its launch, be2 has expanded in 38 different countries and claims to have matched thousands of couples through their dating site.

Be2’s matchmaking algorithm makes it possible for its members to meet their rightful match. However, only premium members can access essential contacting features such as reading and sending messages. Free members cannot do anything in the dating platform except to browse their matches, in which most have censored faces. Hence the reason why be2 members get enticed to subscribe to a premium membership.

Read our full be2 review and find out if subscribing to a premium membership is worth your money.

Member Structure

Members
5,000 from Hong Kong
Members activity
1,200 daily logins
Gender Proportion
57 %
43 %
  • Over 700,000 users worldwide
  • Most users are looking for love and serious relationships
  • Majority of users come from European countries
  • There are absolutely no fake profiles
  • Few active members have premium membership

The majority of be2's members are from different countries in Europe. The members of this dating site are diverse when it comes to age and gender. Since be2 is a matchmaking dating site, most of its members serious in looking for love and long-term relationships. However, it seems like there are only a few active premium members in the dating site because of its hefty premium subscription fee.

Some sources say that be2 has over 30 million users worldwide. However, on be2’s home page, it clearly states that the dating site has over 766,000 singles. A possible cause for this would be the site cleaning up their member base—removing inactive and suspicious profiles after dozens of their scam controversies have been publicised.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

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

Signing Up

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  • Gay share is available
  • Answering personality test is required
  • You can blur the profile picture you upload
  • There is an email verification

Before you sign up for an account on be2, you first need to disclose your gender and sexual preference. If you are gay, you can pick the same gender. Then, you need to provide your email address for your account verification and billing purposes. Nominate a username after.

Once your username has been approved, you will be asked to answer a personality test. The personality test involves questions about your character, perception of different things, and the personality of your ideal match. These questions are mostly answered by choosing whether you are “more this or that” through a numbered scale of 1-5. Once you have completed the personality test, be2 will calculate your results, which will be the basis for your match recommendations.

The sign-up process does not end there. Afterwards, you need to impart on the dating site some of your personal information. These include your name, birthday, location, profession, education, income (undisclosed to other members), religion, habits, and some details about your personality and appearance. All fields are required to be filled out.

Once you get the signal to proceed, be2 will ask you to upload a profile picture. You have the option to blur out your profile picture so that it only shows to premium members or some users you choose to show it to. Uploading a profile picture is not required, but highly recommended.

Making Contact

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  • All essential contacting features are for premium subscribers only
  • Matching is based on personality test compatibility
  • There are search filters available
  • New set of matches are displayed 24 hours after you apply new search filters

Being a premium member on be2 makes you unstoppable when it comes to interacting with other members of the dating site. You can read and send unlimited messages to your matches, and you can also put members to your Favourites list.

Be2 has two ways of matchmaking members. The first one is through a match recommendation based on compatibility. Be2 supplies you with a list of compatible match suggestions which refreshes every 24 hours. Each suggestion has a marker (circle) and a number that represents how compatible you are with that specific match. The circle is outlined with green, which represents how much alike you are, and with red, which shows how much you and that match differ. The number inside this circle is your compatibility score. The higher the number, the better.

The other matchmaking approach of be2 is through "Picture Voting." On the right sidebar of the "Matches" page, you will see a roulette-type matching feature. A picture of a potential match is displayed, and underneath are two action buttons: ‘X’ and a thumbs up button. Choosing the thumbs up button will send a like to that particular user, and choosing the ‘X’ would automatically bring you to the next photo.

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Profile Quality

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  • Profile photos can be set to private
  • You can request other members to complete their profile
  • Profiles show which traits the user values
  • You can see a summary of which traits you and that member both value

    Member profiles of be2 members can show a lot of information about the user’s personality and interests, considering that the user fills out every section of his or her profile. Each profile has an ‘About Me’ section which is usually a one-liner introduction composed by that particular user. Underneath, a quick rundown on the user’s basic information and details regarding appearance are found.

    The body of each member profile shows details about the member’s interests. These interests are organised by category such as Music, Reading, Sports, Films, Food, Holidays, among others. This section also shows the traits and characteristics.

    On the right sidebar of every member profile is the section called ‘Your Compatibility’. In this section, your compatibility score with that member is shown, as with a summary of the points of similarities of what you value. There is also an explanation and a more detailed graph of your compatibility with that specific member when you click the button ‘More details about matching.'

    App

    Be2 App Personality Test
    • Signing up through the mobile app is quicker and easier
    • Mobile app is designed to give a pleasurable user experience
    • All features are the same as its website counterpart
    • There is no chat function unlike other dating mobile apps
    • App is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

    Be2’s mobile app offers the same features as its website counterpart. It is designed to give an excellent mobile dating experience to all be2 members. The features are organised as tabs on the top menu, and the account settings can be found on the collapsed menu on the right.

    While your matches are displayed in a list on the website, the mobile app shows your matches through a two-column grid. The grid shows the profile pictures of your matches together with their names, ages, locations, and compatibility score.

    As with the member profiles, the user’s profile photo takes up most of the screen, and you would have to scroll down to see his or her profile information. The contacting buttons such as messaging and adding to your Favourites list can be found on the right side, hovering on the member’s profile picture.

    Overall, the mobile app is good to use when you want to check your daily matches and reply to your messages.

    Real Life Review

    “I found out about be2 through one of my colleagues. He met his wife there after six months of online dating. I was hesitant at first to sign-up because of the somewhat large subscription fee but was convinced by the same colleague that it would be worth it. He said that users there were serious in finding love, so if I want to meet someone for long-term dating (possibly marriage), it would be a good investment because other premium members think the same way. I signed up for the 3-month membership and was surprised by how it turned out. After a week of browsing my daily matches, I found a woman that attracted me. We talked, and I realised that we had the same humour and interests. We went out on a date, and that was the beginning of our love story. I’m happy I took that leap because now, we are happily married for three years, and have twins on the way.” - John, 32, Hong Kong

    Design and Usability

    Be2’s website design is simple and easy to use. Since it has no special features to begin with, the website has no clutter and only has two primary tabs on its header main header menu. These two features—Matches and Message Inbox—are represented by icons, and shows a red notification bubble if you have new matches or messages.

    Be2’s website’s primary colour scheme plays with white, grey, and pink. This stimulates the dating site to be straightforward in doing what it is meant to do, which is to match people together. There is nothing fancy in be2’s web or mobile app design. The app's user interface is pleasing to all age ranges and level of users.

    be2 Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Account registration
    • Profile creation
    • Upload pictures
    • View your daily matches
    • Browse member profiles
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    Fee based Services
    • Send and read messages
    • View photo galleries
    • See who visited your profile
    • Add contacts to your Favourites list
    • Picture voting
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Premium Membership
    3 Months352.00 HK$ / Month1,056.00 HK$
    6 Months272.00 HK$ / Month1,632.00 HK$
    12 Months192.00 HK$ / Month2,304.00 HK$

    Is be2 expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers be2 is expensive.
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    be2 Cost HK
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal
    Payment discretion
    • Both be2 S.à.r.L. and C-Date will appear on your statement.13 rue du Commerce, L-1351 LU

    A premium membership in be2 is crucial if you want to get something from the dating site. All of the contacting features of be2 requires a premium subscription. If you are a free member, all you can do is view your daily matches. However, most members choose to hide their profile pictures to free members, and you can only request access to see them if you have a premium membership.

    Premium membership is auto-renewed in be2, except for users who are registering from the states of California, Oregon, Virginia, Louisiana, Connecticut, and New Mexico. Your premium membership is auto-renewed for the same price and package duration you have initially availed.

     

    Scam Controversy of be2

    Be2 has undergone much speculation after premium members of the website called their services a scam. These members said that they received several messages, likes, and favourites (all of which are not available to free members) even if they haven’t uploaded a profile picture yet. They claimed that all these are enticements for them to get a premium membership, and when they upgraded their accounts, the messages stopped pouring in. These messages seemed like they came from fake profiles.

    Special Features

    Be2 contains a few special features to make your dating experience enjoyable and seamless.

    JUST ask

    This function lets you ask your matches some pre-texted question from a list. Through this, you can find out more about a person without committing to a full conversation. This also makes it easier for people who are afraid of making the first move. By using JUST ask, you just have to sit back and wait for responses, and let the conversation flow.

    Be2 Index

    The Be2 Index is the result of a complex calculation between your personality test results and profile information. It is the marker of your personality in comparison to others. Your Be2 Index is the analysis of your tendencies between Rationality vs. Emotionality, Tradition vs. Innovation, Distance vs. Attachment, and Observation vs. Feeling. 

    The Be2 Index is used to evaluate your degree of compatibility with another person. This is how your matches are curated. You can read more details about this on the right side of any profile you visit under "More details about matching". If you feel like your Be2 Index is inaccurate, note that the Be2 Index is only a relative value.

    Our rating

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

    Editors Conclusion

    Datingscout.hk Editor Chris Pleines
    It is no doubt that be2 already fixed the points of complaints of their previous members. At present, they provide a satisfactory dating platform for users who want to meet their match. Since all contacting features of be2 are locked for premium-paying members only, there are absolutely no fake profiles you can encounter on the dating site. Users you get to talk and interact with are guaranteed to be authentic and genuine with their intents of finding their true love. Test this dating site today, and maybe your match is just waiting for your message.
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    FAQ

    Facts

    Who owns be2?

    A company based in Luxembourg, be2 S.à.r.l. owns be2.

    When was be2 launched?

    Launched in the year 2004, be2 has been providing matchmaking services since then.

    Membership

    Who can join be2?

    Anyone who wishes to find their right match can join be2.

    What do I need to join be2?

    Joining be2 requires you to have a valid email address. You also need to provide some personal information about yourself.

    Does be2 offer 1-month membership package?

    No, be2 only offers premium membership in 3, 6, and 12-month packages.

    Is be2’s premium membership auto-renewed?

    Be2’s 6-month membership is auto-renewed except for users who register from the states of California, Oregon, Virginia, Louisiana, Connecticut, and New Mexico.

    Can I cancel my be2 premium membership anytime? How do I do that?

    Yes, you can cancel your be2 premium subscription anytime you wish. Go to your billing settings and click ‘Cancel my membership’. You can enjoy the perks that come with your membership until your billing cycle ends.

    Does be2 offer refunds for unused time?

    Unfortunately, be2 does not offer refunds under any circumstances.

    Does be2 have guarantees that I will find my match through the dating site?

    Be2 makes sure to provide you with profiles that meet your criteria for an ideal match. However, it is up to you how you will interact with the other members.

    Usability

    How does be2’s matching algorithm work?

    Be2 takes into account your answers to its personality test. It compares your responses to other members’ answers to calculate your compatibility.

    How come I can see less than ten matches on my be2 Matches page?

    Be2 makes sure that it only shows your most compatible matches. You can see more matches when you tailor your search filters or answer more of be2’s personality test questions.

    Why do I see blurred profile pictures on be2?

    Most be2 members prefer to blur out their profile pictures to only make it available for premium members to view.

    Why can’t I send a like to another be2 member?

    Only premium members can use be2’s contacting features.

    When can I see an updated Match list after I apply the new search filters?

    You can see your updated be2 Match list within 24 hours.

    What is the green and red circle I see on top of my matches’ profile photo?

    This circle is be2’s representation on your and the other member’s differences in views. The green colour represents how much you agree on, and the red represents the ideas you disagree on.

    What does the number represent in this circle?

    The number you see on this circle is your compatibility score calculated by be2. The higher the number, the more compatible you are with that user.

    Security

    Is using be2 safe?

    On be2’s home page, it claims that their website is 100% secure and trustworthy.

    What security features does be2 offer?

    Be2 has published terms of guidelines and Privacy Policies that protect its users’ data.

    I want to report a suspicious be2 member, how do I do that?

    You can report a be2 member by going to his or her profile and click the ‘Report member’ option.

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    Address:13 Rue du Commerce 1351 Luxembourg
    Fax:+1 305 7048396
    E-Mail:customerservice@be2.com