Lavalife Review

Lavalife Reviews

Average: • 3.4 / 5 (by 14 Users) for Lavalife   View Add

It's never been easier to meet new people on your terms:when you want and who you want. has over 1.7 million registered members and is especially popular amongst American and Canadian singles. Over 700,000 messages are sent every day on this busy dating service, thanks in part to the ability of free members to reply to any message sent to them, though only a paying member can initiate a conversation. Other features include chatting directly with singles, either in groups or one-on-one. You may even call members on the phone. A number of profiles can be created on Lavalife, depending on what type of relationship you are looking for. The three communities include casual dating, relationships and intimate encounters. Additionally, each of these communities has content, forums, polls, and searching and browsing functions.

Lavalife is an online dating service but it also offers a similar experience on other media sources including, Lavalife Voice (phone calls with other singles), Lavalife Mobile (chatting via text message with other singles) and LavalifePrime (online dating for those 45 years and older), as well as Click Magazine, an online magazine about dating and relationships.

Positives of Lavalife

  • Three different communities include casual dating, relationships and intimate encounters – you may set up a profile in one, two or all three communities
  • A popular online dating option for Canadians
  • Ability to search, reply to messages (IM and Emails) and Flirt for free with a 7 day free trial at the start of your membership. No Credit Card is required
  • Search results show when the member last changed their profile and when they where last online. This information provides a great way to weed out the members who may no longer be using the site. Many other sites hide this information and show you profiles that haven't been active in years.

Negatives of Lavalife

  • Community forum is not very active


A list of up to the last 5 awards for the Current year and/or Past that Lavalife has been the recipient of, in the Dating Sites Reviews Choice awards.


2012 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Canadian 2011 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Canadian 2010 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Canadian 2009 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Canadian 2008 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Canadian

Note: See this page for a full list of past awards

At a Glance

United States, Canada
English, French, Spanish
Member Numbers:
1,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
From $15.00 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic + Contact

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Lavalife Free Membership

  • Yes (Unlimited)
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • First step is to choose to continue to use the main site or to go to manline or womanline, Lavalife's sites for gay singles
      • On this same page, you choose which section of the site to explore. Once you are a member, you may join one or more of these sections. Options include
        • Dating
          • Meet new people and have fun
        • Relationships
          • Look for a committed relationship
        • Intimate encounters
          • Try something wild...
      • Login information
        • Member ID, password, email address, email notification preferences
      • Introduce yourself
        • Nickname, opening line
      • Personal details
        • Gender, date of birth, location, physical information, ethnicity, smoking habits, religion, drinking habits
      • Depending on which community you chose (i.e. casual dating, relationships or intimate encounters) additional information may be required to complete your profile
        • Dating section includes:
          • Since you asked
            • Idea of a fun date
            • I like to talk about
            • My friends would describe me as
        • Relationship section includes:
          • Have in common
            • My idea of romance
            • In my spare time I enjoy
            • I value
          • Additional personal details
            • Have children, want children, education, annual income
        • Intimate encounters section includes:
          • A little to get us started
            • What really turns you on
            • Encounters I am open to
            • What are you looking for in a partner
          • Sexual interests
            • A profile can be created for a single or a couple
            • What you are looking for
      • Profile preference
        • Choose whether or not to display your profile to others. The more members who see you, the more messages you’re likely to receive. Selecting “Hide Always” means your profile will only be shown to those you communicate with
      • In my own words
    • Add photos (up to ten photos)
    • Viewing profiles
    • Viewing videos
    • Searching
    • Relationship advice
    • Save searches
    • Send and receive “Smiles”
    • Backstage gallery
  • Not included:
    • Initiating communications with members

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • In a Relationship
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Casual
  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term

Lavalife Costs

  • Prices last confirmed February 3, 2016. Please check Lavalife for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • Membership includes:
    • Sending unlimited instant messages
    • Sending unlimited emails
    • Seeing who has viewed you
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $19.99
      • 3 months for $16.66 per month for a total of $49.99
      • 6 months for $15.00 per month for a total of $89.99
  • Can pay in Canadian currency
  • Accepts most major credit cards, Interac, money orders or PayPal
  • Enable auto-renew and save $5 per month on any package
  • Easy to cancel your subscription when you want too - just visit the Account Status page
  • Upfront payment system. No hidden fees and you can disable the auto-renew when paying

Lavalife Viewing & Communication Features

  • Photos
    • Both public and private photo galleries
  • Profiles
  • Mail messages
  • Instant messages
    • You can turn the instant messaging feature on or off
    • If instant messaging is off then only the members in your hotlists can contact you
  • Lavalife2go
    • Allows web-enabled mobile phones to access Lavalife to search for singles and send emails and smiles.
  • Lavalife Party
    • Allows you to meet other singles in real time. It's an online party that's just like going out to a club or party
    • This exclusive party runs just 5 times a day. Just click on the Party tab at Lavalife to find out when the next one is starting
    • A profile photo is required
  • Call Me
    • It's 100% anonymous and confidential
    • All you need to do is search for a member you would like to contact. Click the "Call Me" icon on their profile and enter your phone number when asked. The member you are trying to contact will then be asked to do the same. After Lavalife has both of your phone number, they will then call and connect you together by phone
  • Video greetings
  • Online message forums divided by Lavalife communities
  • Backstage
    • Have your own private backstage area so you can invite other people (called Backstage Passes) to see both your pictures and videos
  • Who's online
  • New profiles dubmitted
  • Local profiles
  • Profiles with pictures or videos
  • Profiles with a Backstage
  • Refine search to include any part of profile
  • Advanced Search

Success Stories

Contact Info

Other Lavalife Information

  • Lavalife Notes is an emailed magazine that includes news and tips for the dating single.
  • Lavalife Voice is a full featured phone dating and voice personals service
  • Lavalife started offering Speed Dating events in Canada and the United States in June, 2009 (see Story). By August of 2010 they had removed the service
  • Items of note:
    • The credit system for payment was used, Lavalife has since switch to a monthly subscription payment plan.
    • Include 3 distinct sites base on what you are looking for in a relationship.
    • Separate Gay Sites
    • Video Messages

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