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Jaumo is a dating app/site established in 2011 with headquarters in Germany. They have members from all over the world but a significant chunk of their members are also based in Germany. Jaumo literally means sunrise or a new beginning in Aramaic. Most of the sites’ features are available for free.
The first information that will be required upon accessing the Jaumo app is your gender. The app will also request to access your device location so it can match you with nearby members. It will then ask for your age, but once you try to input it will ask you to input date of birth instead. At this point, you will be given the option to link your Facebook profile into your local Jaumo account.
You’ll be led to believe that there are a few more steps to do but instead the app will bring you straight to matches.
You’ll see your first match, but they’ll tell you that you’d need to upload a photo because that first match that you said yes to, only wants contacts with a photo. You’ll instinctively add a profile photo.
Your next batch of matches will be shown, in a Tinder-type fashion, you can swipe right for yes and swipe left for no. Alternately you may click the check or cross at the bottom portion of the app.
Somewhere along the way amidst swipes, one of your matches will prompt you to please input your name – and you would, but for a second you’ll realize that, “Oh yeah, I didn’t provide that one yet”.
There will also be other revealing questions that will allow the platform to know more about you that is inserted amidst all the zaps. This is one ingenious way to get all these details without making the process seem daunting or tedious had it been asked all at once.
Navigating the app, there are four icons at the bottom of the page.
The first one is an icon of an eye. Here you’ll be able to see all the people who viewed your profile.
The next icon is the heart which will display all the people who swiped right upon seeing your profile.
There are two speech bubble icons. One has one lone speech bubble where people you have no prior contract with will try to chat with you. Meanwhile, the other one that has two speech bubbles where people who liked you and you liked back. Jaumo administrators will also use this platform to get in touch with you.
At the left-hand top corner of the app, is the menu where you can access your profile and edit your profile details like location, job, marital status, and other personal details. You may also add and modify your profile photo and other reference photos here. You can also let Jaumo import the photos from your Facebook profile.
Also under the menu is filter that lets you fine-tune your matches by gender, age, and location. You can also restrict who may contact you based on the profile that you liked/matched with, location, or VIP status.
You will also find under the menu the help/contact support function. You may check the FAQs or contact support and send feedback for your concerns and inquiries.
At the opposite side of the menu, at the top-right corner, you will find a grid of all the people nearby your current location.
VIPs are Jaumo’s premium members. VIPs get special benefits like ad-free browsing, read receipts for messages, access to top members, and unliimited zapping (swiping). To become a VIP member, you must pay the subscription fees.
- $21.49 for a one-month VIP subscription
- $24.99 (or $8.33 per month) for a 3-month VIP subscription
- $74.99 (or $6.25 per month) for a 6-month VIP subscription
If you want to try out the VIP membership, they are offering it for a 7-day free trial for you to test and see if you’ll be able to maximize Jaumo VIP. After the trial version, you may opt to be a VIP member by settling payment using a credit card, Paypal or through your device via the App Store or Play Store.
- Straightforward website layout and design
- Real-time chat
- Detailed profiles
- Free to use
- Lots of photos
- Easy to navigate
- Significant user base
- App versions available on both iOS and Android
- No verification process, unsafe
When it comes to matching and communicating, Jaumo gets the job done minus all the fees that most apps or websites typically charge for.
The free app contains ads that one might find annoying, it either hovers around the app interface as a text ad or will occupy the full screen as the video ad plays. Not much to worry about really given the almost full functionality of the app for no fees.