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Alovoa aims to be the first widespread free and open-source dating web platform.

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What makes Alovoa different from other platforms?

  • No ads
  • No selling of your data
  • No paid features (no "pay super-likes", "pay to swipe", "pay to view profile" or "pay to start a chat")
  • No unsecure servers
  • No closed-source libraries
  • No seeing people you don't want to see with advanced filters
  • Your most private data is securely encrypted

Mobile apps

Alovoa is also available as a mobile app. Check out Android app source code repo, download an app on F-Droid or Google Play


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  • Improve the project by posting in Issues and make a PR upon Issue discussion.
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How to build

  • Install OpenJDK 17
  • Install maven:
  • Setup a database (MariaDB is officially supported)
  • Setup an email server or use an existing one (any provider with IMAP support should work)
  • Enter credentials for database server, email server and encryption keys in
  • Execute "mvn install" in the root folder

Or you can use Docker and Docker compose. To bring up the server, after setting the required values in src/main/resources/ you can just run below commands:

docker-compose build
docker-compose up -d
docker-compose logs -f


  • Spring Tool Suite / IntelliJ is recommended for debugging
  • Install lombok for your IDE (Not needed for IntelliJ)



  • All code is licensed under the AGPLv3 license, unless stated otherwise.
  • All images are proprietary, unless stated otherwise.
  • Third-party web libraries can be found under resources/css/lib and resources/js/lib and have their own license.
  • Third-party Java libraries can be found in the pom.xml and have their own license.