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How does the search function work?

To find suitable results in the search or to be well placed in the search results is the most important thing when initiating contacts on

Of course, plus members are shown first before all other members, as they have acquired a competitive advantage through their paid membership.

Basic users will see the search range: 

 As a plus member you can see a wider search range: 

Another relevant factor is the destination to the search area (post code, location, area).

Thus, very active and complete profiles are rewarded with high rankings in the search results and the searcher will find profiles that are up-to-date, informative and active.

The same sorting also applies to the tabs on the start page (new members, currently online, plus members, etc.)!

However, we also distinguish in the search between the actual location search and profile view.

Example: Your profile is actually set to Cologne (in the settings as your place of residence), so you will only see users in this area/radius. But say you're planning to visit Berlin soon and therefore search for users in Berlin 10555, you will now get the actual distance of users in Berlin!

However...If you click on a profile in Berlin, you will of course still see the distance that the user has to your location setting in the profile (in this example: from Cologne to Berlin) because this has nothing to do with the user search. 

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