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Tired of sifting through hundreds of profiles that don't match your exacting standards? Like a side of controversy with your dating main course? Then meet Luxy, a much-debated dating service that allows members to accept or reject new applicants based on appearance and financial status.

There's no beating around the bush here. Luxy is an elites-only dating platform that focuses on wealthy individuals seeking companionship with other high caliber singles. According to the company, its "successful and attractive" members include CEOs, lawyers, athletes, investors, athletes, actors, and other celebrities. In other words, Luxy is for the cream – and only the cream – of the crop.

The media hasn't been kind to the site. CNN called it “the Tinder app for snobs.” Business Insider led with "Tinder, minus the poor people." A spokesman for Luxy told The Guardian that the service is “certainly exclusionary.” Even Luxy's own press releases are designed to shock. At least two from 2015 proudly boast about rejecting “ugly and poor” applicants.

So the question is: does Luxy have anything going for it? At all?

Well, let's start with self-awareness. Luxy knows exactly what it wants to be and doesn't shy away from it. If that's the kind of dating experience you want, Luxy makes it easy to find. It begins with the aesthetic of the service. From the curving fonts to the black and gold color scheme, it's clearly designed to look expensive and exclusive. It also appears to have a surprisingly robust membership – provided all the profiles are real.

Despite the blatant focus on money, free accounts are available. Free members can create a profile by logging in with Facebook or signing up with email. The setup process is standard stuff, though Luxy allows you to add up to five of your favorite luxury brands and descriptive “Luxy tags” to your profile. Beyond that, Luxy profiles are sparse. This isn't a place that prioritizes deep compatibility.

Once you're signed up, you can view other profiles under the “Play” tab. Results can be sorted by a few options, but again, it's minimal. Luxy sorely lacks the extensive search filters that other dating sites have. There also isn't the option to add profiles to a favorites list. If you like someone, you either have to send a rose or, if you have a premium account, send a message.

As is often the case with dating services, communication on Luxy requires a paid membership. Luxy BLACK comes with perks like a VIP emblem on your profile, premium search options with Luxy TUNE, and the ability to read and reply to all messages. Some features can be purchased for smaller fees, like coins, bundles of roses and profile boosts. Luxy TUNE can also be purchased separately. If you like customization, the add-ons are a check in the pro column for Luxy. In the con column is the cost – Luxy BLACK memberships are on the more expensive end of the spectrum.

For an on the go experience, you can use the mobile app instead. Available for iOS and Android, Luxy's mobile apps offer far more action and options to users. Everything from the website is there, with the welome addition of several mobile-specific features. Under the “Moments” tab you'll find an Instagram-esque feed of users' photos. Under “Topics,” you can browse a selection of polls, questions, and discussions posted by other members.

If you're in the mood to play judge, try the “Vouch” function. Think of it like a Tinder swipe, but with greater consequences. “Vouch” allows current members to vote new applicates out or in. Luxy promises that you'll get more possible matches from the people you vote in after they are approved.

The biggest reason to use the app over the desktop site is simple: it's just better. For a service so heavily focused on finances, it doesn't seem like much money was invested in the site (just look at the garbled English on the FAQ page, for example). The app, on the other hand, both looks and functions like a dating service should in 2016. It's clearly the better Luxy experience.

Then again, is the “Luxy experience” worth it it in the first place? It won't appeal to everyone – the service has its drawbacks and some will find it unbearably snobby. But for the right kind of dater, Luxy exactly what Dr. Cupid ordered.

Positive Features of Luxy

  • If income is a serious concern in your dating search, Luxy puts it front and center
  • Several paid add-ons and upgrades are available to customize your experience
  • Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android
  • Members can verify their photo and income

Negative Features of Luxy

  • The desktop site is sparse. Options and features are minimal
  • Profiles could contain more information. Also adding more search filters would be helpful
  • Luxy is more expensive than most dating services

At a Glance

Address:
OnLuxy.com
Regions:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany
Languages:
English, French
Member Numbers:
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Cost per Month:
From $58.99 /month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic
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Luxy Free Membership

  • Free memberships are available
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • Log in with Facebook or sign up with email
      • General information
        • Name, gender, birthdate, location, income, height
        • Add up to 5 of your favorite luxury brands
        • Add 'Luxy tags' to describe yourself
          • Tags cover appearance, profession, and hobbies
        • Verify email address
      • About Me
        • Introduce yourself in 300 characters or fewer
      • About My Match
        • Describe who you're looking for in 300 characters or fewer
      • Other Information
        • Body type, eye color, hair color
        • Education, occupation, religion
        • Ethnicity, marital status, children
        • Smoking and drinking habits, diet, political views
      • Upload Photos
        • Images must be must be at least 400 × 400px jpg or png
    • Search and view matches
    • View profiles
    • Read messages
    • Send roses
      • Only a single rose can be sent for free. Multiple roses require coins
      • Receiving more roses increasing your ranking on the Charmers and Charmers Weekly lists
    • View Charmers, HighFlyers, Charmers Weekly, and HighFlyers Weekly lists
      • Charmers receive the most roses
      • HighFlyers purchase the most coins
  • Not included:
    • VIP emblem
    • Luxy TUNE premium search features
    • Read and reply to all messages
    • Send multiple roses
    • Boost profile

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Look For

  • Any

Luxy Costs

  • Membership costs last confirmed February 13, 2016. Please check Luxy for most recent pricing
  • Site has the GeoTrust sign, which guarantees the safety of their payment system
  • Luxy BLACK
    • VIP emblem on your profile
    • Read and reply to all messages
    • Premium search options
    • 1 month for $99.99 per month
    • 3 months for $79.99 per month
    • 6 months for $58.99 per month
  • Coins
    • 100 coins for $7.99 (save 20%)
    • 1000 coins for $59.99 (save 40%)
    • 10000 coins for $299.99 (save 70%)
  • Luxy TUNE
    • Premium search options
    • $12.99 per month
    • Or refer 2 friends to unlock TUNE
    • Included with BLACK membership
  • Boost Profile
    • Gain 500 views for 100 coins
    • Gain 5000 views for 500 coins
    • Gain 40000 for 2000 coins
  • Earn free credits by referring friends using your unique promo code
  • Luxy.com only accepts payments via PayPal

Luxy Viewing & Communication Tools

  • Profiles
  • Photos
  • Mail Messages
  • Roses
  • Mobile apps for iOS and Android
    • Luxy's mobile apps use the familiar Tinder setup: swipe left or right on profiles, click to see more information
    • Both users must swipe right for a match to be made
  • View the profiles you've liked under “My Likes”
  • Use “Vouch” to determine whether new members are qualified to join Luxy
    • See an unlimited amount of aspiring new members
    • Vote them in or out
    • Get more possible matches from the people you voted in after they get approved
  • Search profiles by Hot, Newest, Nearby, Online
    • Users with Luxy TUNE can search by Verified First or Highest Income First
  • Send, read and reply to messages
  • Send roses and view roses received
  • View Charmers, HighFlyers, Charmers Weekly, and HighFlyers Weekly lists
  • View timeline of photos from users called “Moments”
  • View and reply to public questions and conversations posted by users called “Topics”
  • Verify profile photo and income
  • Users are viewed under the “Play” tab
  • View by:
    • Hot
    • Newest
    • Nearby
    • Online
  • Results can be filtered by gender and age
  • Users with Luxy TUNE can search by Verified First and Highest Income First

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Other Luxy Information

  • Luxy has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel, CNN, ABC, CNBC, CBS, VICE, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, The New York Times and more

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