Luxy In-Depth Review
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Luxy Website Usability
The gold and black branding work well, but we have to say that our Luxy review found that the emphasis on sending digital bouquets seems a little immature for dating sites aimed at millionaires.
Unfortunately, the website is missing some of the sites key features, so it is impossible to register without also having to download the app:
- Profile photo verification does not work on the website (and is compulsory)
- Photos don’t display well on the website.
Registering and Creating an Account
Our Luxy review found this to be one of the most fickle and unwelcoming signup processes we have ever seen – creating an account is simple enough. Still, you are then subjected to a 24-hour wait while the other members get to vote on whether you are allowed to join!
If that’s not unbelievable enough, you need at least 50% votes to be allowed in.
Membership Base Size: 2,000 UK members
Active Members estimate: 500 users active per week
Gender breakdown: 60% women / 40% men
Relationship Status: Single, or looking for a wealthy fling
Relationship Type: Casual / long-term
Looking For: Partners interested in salary as a defining relationship factor
Profile Quality & Features
Most profiles seem to have a decent amount of information. Still, our Luxy review found that it tends to be very much lifestyle-based rather than useful information about whether a partner might be compatible with you.
Matching and Searching
When you register – and if your profile is accepted – you can choose your preferences. Recommended matches will be delivered, and you can message those contacts if you have a mutual response.
However, to message anybody else, you’ll need to upgrade to a premium account.
Pros / Cons
- Secure sites with anti-scam safeguards.
- 24/7 customer support service.
- Send digital roses for free.
- Very few scammers or fake profiles.
- Wide range of ages from 18 up to 55+.
- Personal match recommendations.
- Unlimited contact proposals with users matching your preferences.
- Requires approval by a vote of other members to allow you to join.
- Maximum of 9 photos per profile.
- Must have 50%+ votes to finish the registration.
- Mandatory app download to verify your photo.
- Very expensive for full Black membership.
- Recommends that you verify your income.
- No option to revisit accidental swipes.
Luxy App Review
- Free to download
- Available on Android and Apple devices
- Includes features missing from the desktop website
- Design is simple and easy to use
App vs Website
You’ll need to download the app to verify your profile photo, which is mandatory, and available on Android or Apple. While the app works fine, there isn’t much point signing up via the website, since it does not have the verification functionality available.
App ease of use
The app works well, has a straightforward design and is reasonably intuitive. It feels like Luxy doesn’t put as much effort into the website, since the photo scaling settings are a little off.
Luxy is not cheap, as you might expect – for unlimited messaging, you’ll need to consider upgrading. As well as subscription services, you can buy Luxy TUNE (which filters your matches further by salary) for £10 per month.
Free vs Paid Access
Premium Luxy membership is called ‘Luxy Black’ and costs:
Luxy Platinum costs £231.18 per month and last for three months with a total cost of £693.55.
We’re on the fence here; the ‘anti-scam’ system purports to remove fake profiles and photos, although there are still some on the sites pages so this doesn’t appear to work comprehensively.
- Profiles photos verified on the app.
- Most members seem to use real names.
- Scam profiles can be reported and blocked.
What Do People Say About Luxy?
“Luxy wasn’t really for me – the whole vouching process made me uncomfortable, and it feels like a competition rather than other authentic dating sites. Lots of users seem to add high-end brand preferences to their profiles; but while I might earn a high income, I’m more interested in what kind of person you are and your life goals than I am in your favourite brand of handbag. Not for me; basing dating on income just feels shallow and unpleasant.”
Luxy might just be one of the least genuine sites we have ever come across – while profiles are quite detailed they feel more like a CV of achievements or a lifestyle statement than disclosing any useful information about your personality or character traits.
The Luxy concept of basing matches on income might seem to make sense. Still, it feels competitive, judgemental and another toxic comparison platform that isn’t going to add value to your love life.
Is LUXY a Good Dating App?
It depends what you’re looking for from sites – if you want to network with wealthy singles and base relationships on your net worth, possibly. If not, it’s an expensive dating site membership that promises to fall far short of genuine.
Is LUXY App Legit?
Yes, it is one of the legitimate dating sites launched in 2014 aimed at millionaire singles.