Vinylly Review September 2022

Are you a music enthusiast? Could your love for music be the key to finding the love of your life? Tune in because we placed the needle on Vinylly, a music-centric matchmaking app, just for you. 

1,500 Members
 45% ♀ 
 55% ♂ 
Good For:
3 / 5
3 / 5
1 / 5
Success Rate:
37 / 10
30 / 10
31 / 10
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Age Distribution:
18-24
25-34
35-49
50+

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Vinylly in 10 seconds

  • It is a dating app that matches people based on music compatibility
  • It has a small user base
  • Majority of its users are young adults
  • You cannot sign up without a Spotify account - More information here
  • It is only available on US and Canadian app stores
  • Desktop version is not available
  • You need to answer a preference test upon creating your profile
  • You cannot edit some of the information you have provided on your profile
  • It allows you to view other members’ profiles and playlists
  • You can upload only one photo of yourself
  • You can upgrade to Gold for free in just one tap - Know more
  • You can book concerts through the app
  • You can use Vinylly for free
DatingScout.com Author Chris Pleines
Chris Pleines
Founder of Datingscout and Author of Online Dating for Dummies
Vinylly is indeed a perfect app for music lovers looking for socially distant options to date. With it being relatively new, there are still areas needed to be improved. However, with it looking for ways to expand its service, this would surely be a hit in the future.

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Who is Vinylly for and not for?

  • Singles who are passionate about music
  • People who are looking for concert buddies
  • Those who are searching for profound connections through music
  • People who are not interested in music
  • Those who are not fond of attending music events
  • Those who are looking for erotic adventures
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What we like and don’t like on Vinylly

  • It has an interesting and unique way of matchmaking
  • It is free
  • It allows you to book concerts
  • It only works using a Spotify account
  • It only has a few members
  • You cannot change some information on your profile

Pricing

Is Vinylly expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Vinylly is free of charge.

Vinylly is entirely free. You can use all the app's features without spending a penny. Even upgrading to Gold is just one tap away. Once done upgrading, you can start sending as many messages as you want to a potential match.

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Free Services
  • Using conversation starters
  • Unlimited messaging
  • Viewing potential matches' profiles and playlists
  • Searching for concerts
  • Booking concert tickets
  • Upgrading to Gold
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Who is really signed up here?

Members
1,500 from USA
Members activity
1,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
45 %
55 %
  • In order to register you need to fill out a personality test
  • It only has a few members
  • Members are only from the US and Canada
  • Most members are young adults
  • There are more male members than females

The app was created with the goal of connecting people on a deeper level through music compatibility. With that, all members share the same passion for music.

Since Spotify is more popular with the younger generation and you need to sync it to the app to sign in, only a small percentage of the members come from the older ages. Majority of the members are young adults, with the male ones dominating by 10%. Members are mostly young and single individuals looking for a more profound connection through music. 

As the app is only still available in the US and Canada, you cannot see much diversity among its members yet. Also, the major limitation of the app is its small number of users. Hopefully, it will try to expand its scope in the near future.

Females
Males

Vinylly Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

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Vinylly in Detail

  • Reading time 16 minutes
  • Lots of insider information for more success

Signing Up at Vinylly

vinylly login screen
  • You cannot sign up without a Spotify account
  • You don't need to undergo a verification process
  • Basic information is required upon signing up
  • A preference test must be answered
  • Only one photo of yourself can be uploaded

Creating an account does not require a phone number, email, or any social-media login. You only need to have a Spotify account. This means that you cannot start creating your profile unless you have one. In case you don’t, you can sign up for free on Spotify.com. Don’t worry because the app can still find matches even without a streaming history.

Once done signing up, the Terms of Use page pops up. It is stated there that the app can view your Spotify account data, view your activity on Spotify, and take actions in Spotify on your behalf. To know more about how the app can use your personal data, you can also look up its privacy policy.

After agreeing to the terms, you have to answer several questions about your basic information and your preferences and experiences regarding music. These include your name, birthday, gender, current relationship status, search radius, and preferred partner’s age range and gender. Of course, these also include questions about your love for music, such as “If you get one genre for the rest of your life, its…” and “How passionate are you about music?” And since the pandemic greatly affected the music scene, one question was about how often you attended concerts before the pandemic. Some of these details will then be displayed on your profile.

Right after you answer all questions, you must upload only one photo of yourself. So make sure it's of the best quality or something that best shows your music taste. For example, some users upload a photo of them present in music events. You can do so too.

As mentioned, the app only works using Spotify, although other music-streaming apps are available on mobile. By that, we give its signing-up process an overall rating of 3 out of 5. However, it is now trying to look for ways to expand its music service providers.

Making Contact on Vinylly

vinylly messaging feature
  • There are only a few matches
  • There are conversation starters to choose from
  • You and your match can watch a virtual concert together
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone
  • There is a chatroom

Once you're signed up, you can browse through your potential matches based on music compatibility. The algorithm works using your music-streaming data and music habits from Spotify.

While browsing for a potential match, the app's display would be similar to that of a music-streaming app, with its Play, Skip, Shuffle, and Volume buttons.

  • Play

Press this button when you find a person whom you want to connect with. And if they press Play, too, it would be a match.

  • Skip

Press this button to move on to the next person.

  • Shuffle

Press this button to move a person to the back of your lineup of potential matches.

  • Volume

Check this to see how good of a match you will be together depending on your music tastes.

However, most of the users complained of having only a few matches; thus, Vinylly explained that, through an algorithm, the more you listen to music, the more matches will be offered.

Tip: Try streaming more songs to find more potential matches.

Even though you haven’t found a match yet, you can already start messaging the one you’re interested in once you press Play. You can type your own message or choose any from the conversation starters provided.

If you want to keep the conversation going, you can upgrade to Gold for free in just one tap and start chatting back and forth.

Want to take the conversation to the next level?

You may try this one really cool feature. Just tap the calendar icon located on the lower left of your chat box to search virtual live-stream concerts and suggest them into the chat. You have the option to search a concert by artist, by your location, or by your match's location. So if you see an upcoming concert both you and your match is interested in, you can then book your tickets. It surely is a perfect way to look for a date in this age of social distancing. 

Vinylly Profile Quality

vinylly female member's profile
  • Some information cannot be changed
  • It shows your Spotify playlist
  • It shows your most-played genres
  • The profiles are quite detailed
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

The uppermost part of your profile shows the photo you have uploaded, including your nickname. Below it shows some of the information you have provided at the beginning, such as your gender, your relationship status, your first and last concert attended, etc. On the lower part, there's a section named "Be Heard," which shows your sound preference, genre tastes, and favorite artist. And the bottom section, named "Jams," shows the list of all your most-played genres, such as indie pop, alternative rock, new wave, etc. A "Playlist" section can also be found on your profile, which shows your streaming history or all the songs you recently listen to.

With all those information available to be viewed by everyone for free, your profile clearly shows your taste in music. The app believes, and science has proven, that your music taste says a lot about who you really are.

However, with it not having a verification process, there are a few fake profiles around. So be very careful in choosing who you want to connect with.

Also, there is no option to change some of the information shown in your profile. So when creating your profile, double-check and make sure you're satisfied with all your answers so that you would not have frustrations later on, like what some users experienced. Overall, we give its profile quality a rating of 3 out of 5.

Vinylly App

vinylly app
  • It is free to download
  • It has a simple yet aesthetic design
  • Its interface design is similar to music-player controls
  • It has an audiophile ambience
  • It is not available worldwide

Vinylly is a free-to-download matchmaking app available on Apple Store and Google Play Store in the US and Canada. It actually has a website, but it only serves as a promotional landing page for the app. 

With its interface mimicking the music-player controls, its theme surely does extend up to its presentation. Also adding to its audiophile ambience is its pleasing color combination of black and gold.

Special Features

With it being a music-centric matchmaking app, it offers special features that truly show your taste in music. Also, you surely would not want to miss out on its coolest feature. Check out below. 

"Playlist" Section

The "Playlist" section shown on your profile features the most-current songs you streamed. 

"Jams" Section

The "Jams" section found on the bottom part of your profile shows all your most-streamed genres.

Conversation Starters

To easily get the conversation going, you may select any of the conversation starters provided. 

Upgrade to Gold

If you want to continue chatting with a potential match, upgrade to Gold for free with just a tap.

Suggest a Concert

If you want to take things to the next level, try this app's cool feature. "Suggest a Concert" feature allows you to suggest a virtual concert or live show to your match without leaving your chatbox. Just tap the calendar icon on the lower left. You can then choose a show depending on the artist or the location. This feature surely is the perfect way for music lovers to date amidst the pandemic.

Vinylly FAQ

Facts

What is Vinylly?

Vinylly is a free dating app that matches people based on music compatibility.

Who is the CEO of Vinylly?

The founder and CEO of Vinylly is Rachel Van Nortwick.

Is it available worldwide?

No. Vinylly is currently only available in the US and Canada. 

Does it have a desktop version?

No. It doesn't have a desktop version. But it has a website, which only serves as a promotional landing page for the app. Check vinyllyapp.com. 

What happens when I upgrade my account to Gold?

Upgrading to Gold means you can send unlimited messages to a potential match.

I don't have a Spotify account. Can I still sign up?

No. You need to have a Spotifty account to sign up. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for free on Spotify.com.

Why do I need a Spotify account to sign up?

Vinylly uses your Spotify streaming data to search for potential matches.

Why is it not available in my country?

Vinylly is only available in the US and Canada. However, it promised to expand its service to additional marketplaces soon.

How can I upgrade to Gold?

With just one tap, you can already upgrade to Gold for free.

What is the average age on Vinylly?

The average age is 32-40 years. You can find more information here

Usability

Is it free to use?

Yes. You can use all Vinylly's features for free.

How does it work?

Vinylly uses your Spotify streaming data and music habits to find potential matches. When you stream more music, the app produces more matches.

Why do I get only a few matches?

Vinylly still has a small user base. But your location and music preferences also affect the number of matches you get. You can try widening your search radius or select "Match me to all locations."

How do I fill my "Jams" section?

You need a Spotify Premium account to populate your "Jams" section. This isn't under Vinylly's control. However, you can look out for Spofity's free trials for a Premium account.

How can I search for concerts using the app?

Just tap the calendar icon located on the lower left of your chatbox. You can either suggest your chosen concert into the chat or have the option to be directed to a page showing all the information about such concert.

Cancel

How can I delete my account?

Just go to your profile settings, scroll down, then select "Delete Account."

Security

Does Vinylly sell your data?

No, Vinylly does not sell your data.

Was Vinylly hacked in the past?

No, Vinylly was never hacked.

How precisely does Vinylly track your location?

Vinylly tracks your exact location.

Do your Vinylly profile pictures and/or profile information show up in Google Search Results?

No, your Vinylly photos and personal information won’t show up in Google Search Results.

Who can view your pictures on Vinylly?

All Vinylly members.

Is your phone number required for signing up at Vinylly?

No, a phone number is not required for signing up at Vinylly.

Can you erase your personal data on Vinylly?

Yes, you can erase your data on Vinylly.

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Final Results table

Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
Making Contact: 4.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
App: 4.0 / 5

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Contact details

Company:Vinylly, Inc.
E-Mail:support@vinyllyapp.com