Ohlala is a dating service that was first launched in Germany in August 2015. Since its conception, it has sparked not just offline dates but also debates on what it is really about. Generally, what it does is to promote "paid-dating" by letting willing women go on dates with men who will pay for their time.
It is often compared to that of an online escort service provider but its founder, Pia Poppenreiter, looks at it in a different way. She thinks that monetary exchange is about getting people to meet as quickly as possible. The site also clearly states that Escorts are not welcome to join.
Unlike most dating sites that do not give you the clarity of what its members want, everyone's intentions are very clear in Ohlala. With money involved and a limited time for conversation, people will spend less time with small talks and go directly to the point of their offer.
Every user is required to give a valid phone number and email address
Only requires you to give basic information about yourself
Accounts are verified throughout the process
Men and women have different ways of looking for matches
The registration process for Ohlala is quick and easy. From the very beginning, you will be asked to give your email address and phone number. These are the necessary information needed to verify your account.
Before you can proceed to further steps, you have to verify your account through a link or code that Ohlala administrators will send on your mobile device. You will also be asked to indicate your gender. Though this may be common to other sites, failure to indicate your true gender will have a great effect on your account. Since on this site, men and women have different roles to play.
Ohlala's profile section only has a space for quick facts about you. It suits the nature of the site since if you're finding quick dates, you don't really have to know everything about someone. What you do wanna know are basic characteristics that can either turn you off or turn you on. Your profile will only show the following information:
the country where you are from
the city where you are at
Adding profile pictures as well as viewing them is completely free. There is no limit to how many photos you want to upload. The site has a marker text to indicate whether a photo is verified or not. Each profile is carefully checked by the Ohlala team to ensure that the site only has legit members. You can also help keep the site away from black sheep by reporting inappropriate people or by blocking them.
The price for unlocking the site's chat feature may vary according to budget
You can only contact people for a limited time
Men post date offers so women can notice them
Ohlala has a different way of connecting people. Unlike most dating sites where you are presented with matches, in Ohlala, you don't really have the luxury to browse through all of its members' profiles.
Women can browse anonymously through the profiles of men who offer a date near them. Once they find an offer interesting, they can apply for it for free. Men, on the other hand, can only view the profile of girls who applied for their date request.
The site only allows a limited time for conversations to take place. Women, for example, will only have 21 minutes to apply for a new dating request. Open chats will also disappear after the time limit for the date posting. That means you cannot keep in touch with anyone through the app, and you will not be able to keep your previous matches.
To set the date and negotiate the rate of the date, you must pay for the chat function to be enabled. Unlocking the chat feature costs coins and the price may vary according to the date budget. Coins can be purchased through the app anytime.
Ohlala has no specific "Special Feature." It has all the basic features of an app, minus the ability to search for members. What makes it stand out is the very nature of the site, where dates are treated like online job offers that women can apply to. The site is special in a way that it is unafraid to be honest and real about people's intention. It openly accepts the idea of "paid-dating" which most think of as a nicer way of describing prostitution or escorting.
Setting up the Ohlala app is not through GooglePlay or the App Store. If you want to have the app on your phone, you can set it up on your home screen from the site's mobile site. To do that, go to app.ohlala.com using your phone's browser and a pop-up message will appear asking you to "Add Ohlala! to Home Screen", click on it and you will have the app.
The mobile site and the app are both very simple and easy to use.
The app does not have annoying ads and has the same feels with that of the website's interface. It is free for all and is compatible with almost all smartphones. With this, finding quick dates is gonna be as easy as one, two, three.
"Getting in a romantic relationship is not really my style. I find it hard to juggle both business and love at the same time. But I also must admit that it can get lonely sometimes. I am only a man and I have needs that have to be met, not just physically but also emotionally. Ohlala has helped me save time, and at the same time, find sensible people to talk to when I have a few hours to spare. It can be refreshing to share a drink with someone who's in no way related to work sometimes. I also like how in this site, no one seems to be making themselves look extra good with lengthy about me's and sweet conversations that lead to nowhere. What you'll find here are honest people who are clear about they really want, and will not ask you for more than what you can offer. This is going to be one of the few apps that I will always keep." - Entrepreneur, 38
Even though creating an account for Ohlala is free, you cannot easily connect with its members. Women have greater free privileges compared to men. It is free for women to view men's profile even without establishing a connection yet, whereas men have to wait until a woman responds to their date offer to see their profile.
There seems to be just one paid feature for Ohlala and that is having access to the chat function. Unlocking the chat function for one person will not unlock the chat feature for another. That means you have to individually unlock chat for the people you want to talk to.
Upon registering, you will be given a gift of 30 coins. This will help you test out the chat feature. Needless to say, it is impossible to enjoy the site without purchasing coins and having a good budget to pay for a date.
Ohlala is known as a premium dating app that promotes "paid dating." Its unusual way of making arrangements has been criticized by many. But despite the criticisms that it receives, it has still gained tens of thousands of members from all over the world. It has also initiated over 10,000 dates in just a short span of time.
The site does not have a lot of wow factors. In fact, it is pretty basic with features that are easy to navigate and are common to other dating sites. What makes it different from the rest is its concept. There are only a few dating apps that offer paid-dating. Ohlala is best for people who are only up for casual meet-ups and does not consider to settle anytime soon. If this is not what you are looking for, then you should check out our Personals category to see other sites that might fit your taste.
What is Ohlala?
Ohlala is a website that is specifically made to find quick dates. It is a premium site that encourages women to go on paid-dates.
When did Ohlala start?
It was first launched in Germany back in 2015. It was founded by Pia Poppenreiter, who also created an app called Peppr, a delivery service for prostitutes.
Usability and Security
How do I create an Ohlala account?
You can go to app.ohlala.com to create an account. You will be asked to provide your phone number, valid email address, password, and gender. After giving the needed information, you will receive a validation link on your phone.
How does Ohlala work for men?
In Ohlala, men are in charge of the specifics of the dates. They set the time, location, budget, and the expectations for the date. Once these date requests are submitted, it will then be visible to all the women in the city you have set.
How does Ohlala work for women?
Women have the freedom to choose which date requests they find appealing. They are free to look at men's profiles and choose a date they want to apply for. Women's profiles are hidden from men and will only be visible to someone once they have shown interest to that person's offer.
Is Ohlala for free?
People are free to register and set up a profile in Ohlala. However, to unlock certain features, one must purchase coins.
How do I look for date requests on Ohlala?
The list of date requests is only available for women to view. If you go to the overview, you will find the current "file requests." From there, you can browse through date offers available in your location and introduce yourself for a date.
How do I send a date request?
Requesting a date on Ohlala is free. If you want to request a date, make sure that you don't have a pending date on your profile, and then go to your homepage. Here you will see an option to "Request a Date." Click on that option and you will be asked to answer a few questions.
How do I deactivate my account?
You cannot deactivate an account in Ohlala. If you no longer want to use your Ohlala profile, you can simply stop logging in to the site. It does not have an option that will allow you to delete your profile.
Can anyone view my profile on Ohlala?
Men's profile viewing privilege is different from that of women's. Women are more free to browse through men's profile, while men can only see a woman's full profile when they show interest to his date offer. Once the offer expires, profiles and previous conversations will also disappear from your list.
How should I respond to date requests?
Women have 21 minutes to respond to offers. Once a connection is made, they can negotiate pay and talk about the details of the date. In Ohlala, chats are only open for a limited time after posting the offer, so make sure that you have given each other the right contact information before your chat feature expires.
Is it possible to block a user?
Yes, it is possible to block or report users in Ohlala. To do this, go to the user's profile and scroll down to the very bottom section. There, you will find the option to block or report.
Membership and Messaging
Who can join Ohlala?
Since Ohlala offers more matured services, they also have an age limit that is slightly older than other dating sites. Anyone who is 21 years old and above can join.
Is messaging free?
Unfortunately, the chat feature on Ohlala is not free. To unlock this feature, men have to pay coins for every girl they want to chat with. Price may vary according to the budget for the date.
How do I negotiate the price on a date?
Price negotiations and agreements are made between the people involved. You can negotiate via Ohlala's messaging feature.
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