Once dating app Review(General description, Pricing, Expert’s conclusion)

Once-dating-app-ReviewGeneral description

ONCE app offers personalized matchmaking and secure serious dating with only verified and thoroughly checked users. It is based in Switzerland and was launched in October 2015 by Jean Meyer. It is considered pretty safe and innovative so its rate is high. It is mostly popular among 30+ women.



  • Nice and understandable design
  • Signing-up is only via Facebook or mobile number
  • Multiple pictures can be uploaded
  • Has thorough and strict application process
  • Only for serious and interested daters: the unlimited chat feature becomes available if your match replies within 24 hours
  • Strong safety measures and pre-moderation
  • Complete informative profiles
  • Photo rating feature
  • Fraudulent users are easily reported
  • Possibility to post a review about yourself from Facebook friends
  • Desktop version is available
  • Perfect for finding a serious relationship



  • No search options (only automatic matchmakers)
  • Only paid messaging
  • Only one match daily
  • Chat requests are sent in incognito mode unless you pay for VIP subscription
  • No liberate flirting or making contacts
  • Much bigger ratio of women than men



1-month VIP subscription – $19.99

3-months VIP subscription – $45.00

6-months VIP subscription – $60.00


5 credits – $8.99

15 credits – $17.98

30 credits – $26.99

100 credits – $74.98


Expert’s conclusion

Once is a very good dating app but only for super pedantic and phlegmatic people. For sure, serious relationships take some time and patience, but some users think it kills all romantics. Matching process on Once is unique, original, innovative, and effective, but it’s terribly long and slow. It’s hard to imagine who would be so, let’s say, anti-enthusiastic, passive, and obsessed with safety, for tolerating the 100% automatized communication that takes hours to be established. Very busy and hard-working people? Elderly people? Desperate single women? In any case, some categories of users seem to be happy with this kind of service as they leave many positive responses and comments in online stores and on other sources.

However, more energetic and active people find this innovative system boring and complicated. Some even describe dating through this app like waiting for a sun ray in a prison. Nowadays, when so many apps keep it fun, easy, and refreshing, makes no sense for young people to waste their best time on some rules and restrictions. They want to correspond with many and sometimes date several girls a day. Maybe it seems less serious but it can turn into something profound as it’s life. For sure, the principle of this app will weed out the scammers and playboys but it definitely weeds out creative and impatient folks who could make someone happy. We rate it high but we would recommend it only to people with a certain type of character traits.

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Technically, this app is close to perfect as not many dating platforms offer a full online protection, quick customer service, and many steps of verification/personification. It’s a bit business-like but it’s decent and qualitative indeed. Some users like to be cared about and others prefer to manage things by themselves, so again, it depends.

On another hand, many people are already tired of dating platforms that are simply commercial and don’t meet expectations at all. Vague profiles, fake members, meaningless conversations or even dangerous scammers – all that leaves so disappointed. That’s why we need something like Once – protected and reliable. Despite the critics, it’s probably the oasis of safe dating in the ocean of irresponsibility and taking profit of the loners. Plus, the price of VIP subscription isn’t very high comparing to many other platforms, so after all, it’s worthy of trying at least once. It’s exactly the case when trying and making your own opinion is better than being discouraged because of others’ bad experience. If you want to find a stable partner without being in hurry, Once is definitely for you.


Expert’s Rating

Overall                       4 stars

Price                           4 stars

Features                      4 stars

Communication          4 stars

Safety                         5 stars

Customer Support      5 stars

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Technical info:

Size: 21 MB

Current version: 2.45.1

Last updated: September 3, 2018

Requires iOs : 10.0 or later

Requires Android: 4.1 and up

Age rating: 18+

Email address: [email protected]

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Posted by Allan H. Matos