EliteSingles.com is a unique and specific kind of online dating site designed to help those single men and women find compatible partners who are looking for long-term relationships, which are serious in nature rather than casual. Most similar to websites like eHarmony.com and Match.com, Elite Singles prides itself on its’ algorithm system which matches users based on their overall compatibility based upon how similar they are in terms of personality, character traits, and physical aspects.
The name of ‘Elite Singles’ is done for a reason as this particular online dating website focuses on those members of society who are highly educated, well-off professionals who are looking for other singles who are in the same class as them in terms of their intelligence, personality, and work ethic.
Elite Singles Review
EliteSingles is a relatively new online dating website which advertises itself as being available to premium members looking for serious relationships. The website was only founded about three years ago in 2013 in Berlin, Germany by German entrepreneurs Lukas Brosseder and David Khalil.
Since its’ founding, the website has grown exponentially and now is available across the English-speaking world in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The website brought in over 60 million euros in total revenue and has hundreds of thousands of members who have signed up and joined since EliteSingles first started a few years ago.
EliteSingles boasts a well-educated membership with over 3/4ths of the users having been university educated and who also boast higher than average incomes compared to the average worker.
In order to register for the website, each member has to take a 280-question personality test which evaluates qualities such as your openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. By completing this personality test, EliteSingles can more easily find you the matches that you would best get along with and could start a relationship with. In all of these questions, you will be asked about your preferences, likes and dislikes when it comes to hobbies, interests, strengths, weaknesses, passions, etc.
After you submit the long and detailed questionnaire, EliteSingles will do the rest of the work by providing you as the user with about five to ten matches per day based on your mutual compatibility from the answers you have provided.
There’s no ‘search’ feature on EliteSingles so you can’t sift through all the members registered on the website. Instead, EliteSingles will give you a list of potential matches per day and update it each day in case you don’t find what you want with the previous matches.
When you sign up for a free membership with Elite Singles, you’re able to get access to a number of features without breaking the bank and without needing to pay for an upgraded membership.
- Creating A Profile
You can create a unique profile for yourself by signing-up using basic information like your e-mail address, gender, and what you’re looking for whether its’ casual dating, a relationship, or just friends. After signing up, then you need to enter in what gender you’re looking for in terms of dating, along with personal information like your birthday, martial status, education, career / job, your height / weight along with your race and ethnicity.
- Characteristics and Beliefs
In terms of your physical characteristics, you’ll be asked to describe your appearance and what you look like to other members. You can use words like ‘athletic, fit, sexy, etc.’ when it comes to telling other members what you are and also what you desire in a partner.
When it comes to religion and personal beliefs on your profile, you can show others how much or how little it matters to you and who you want in a partner.
In the ‘About Me’ section, you’ll have to indicate which sentences or phrases describe you the best and give words on the profile that sum up your personal characteristics.
You could use words such as ‘friendly, warm, extroverted’ or ‘cold, judgmental, reserved’ in order to sum up your personal description on your profile. On top of that, your profile should tell other members what kind of characteristics, personality, and appearance you’re looking for in a partner by selecting certain statements that pertain to you and your worldview.
- Emotions and Qualities
For your online profile, you’ll have to list the emotions you feel the most and the least based upon a sliding scale from one to ten. Certain emotions that you feel are going to be asked of you such as ‘anger, sadness, hope, etc.’
In addition, you’ll have to share which qualities you want your partner to have the most and which ones matter to you the most as well. Some of these qualities include ‘physical attraction, affection, chemistry, etc.’ which you’ll also have to evaluate on a sliding scale of what is most and least important to you. On your profile, you also have the chance to show the three things that you’re most thankful for in your life.
- Passion and Intetersts
When it comes to your passions and interests, you’re asked to write about your personal hobbies and how much they mean to you on your profile. You can list which ones are most important to you on a sliding scale, similar to the emotions and characteristics, which appeal to you the most or the least. You can describe which passions you have in words and what are a couple of things that you like to do for fun outside of your working life.
- Personal Habits
When you’re searching for a partner on EliteSingles, you’re asked on your profile on which personal habits do you want or do not want for your romantic partner. Specifically, you can state what you think when it comes to a partner’s smoking habits, drinking habits, and whether or not you would want children from a relationship.
Lastly, you can add a number of pictures from your computer files or from social media networks like Facebook to your EliteSingles.com profile in order to complete it. As a user, you should keep in mind that the EliteSingles.com staff must approve each profile picture before they can be finalized.
Lastly, you can highlight what are the top ten likes that you would want to have in a relationship along with the top ten dislikes that you would want to avoid when it comes to starting a relationship.
- Personality Profile
In addition to the personal profile, each member has the option to complete a ‘personality profile’ which is based upon the score that is evaluated based on your answers from completing a personality analysis based on different characteristic traits and qualities.
- View Matches
Any free user can view their matches, view other users’ profiles, add others users to their favorites’ list as well as see which users have visited their profiles recently.
- Mobile App
There’s also a mobile application that has been developed for the Apple iOS system and Android so now any user of Elite Singles can access their profile, their matches, and other features when they are away from their home computer.
When you sign-up for an upgraded membership with Elite Singles, there are a few additional features that you can gain access to which could provide for a more useful and successful experience. By upgrading, you can see the actual photos of other members who you have matched with.
- Advanced Messaging Options
With advanced messaging options, you’ll be able to read and write an unlimited amount of messages to your matches too. When you send a message to your matches, you’ll be able to get a ‘read receipt’ indicator at the bottom of the conversation so you can see if those members have read your messages or not.
- Profile Verification
You’ll have the option to ‘verify your profile’ so you can prove your actual identification to other members to prove that you’re a real person and not a scammer or fake. When you activate this feature, you can see if matches of yours have been verified as well so that you won’t have to waste your time on fakes and scammers.
Elite Singles Costs
Since EliteSingles.com is known as being for the elites and upper class members of society, it’s not hard to see why this particular online dating website would be more expensive based upon its’ clientele. The latest pricing numbers come from November of 2015, which is the last time when the prices for EliteSingles.com were finalized.
In order to pay for a premium or premium plus membership, both PayPal and major credit cards are acceptable means of payment.
Paid memberships are broke down by twelve, six, three, and one-month membership plans. The most expensive plan is one-month which goes for $60 per month, followed by three months for $35 per month, six-months for $25 per month, and twelve months for $18 per month.
These are regular premium memberships, which are all billed once to you at the beginning of your subscription. The premium-plus membership includes all of the premium membership features including a few exclusive ones but is more expensive and you’ll also be billed once at the beginning of your subscription.
Free vs Paid Membership
You can register for free, create a profile, take the personality test, and receive individual partner suggestions without charge.
However, you cannot add pictures and you cannot read or send messages from paying users.
You can use all the features free members can use, plus additional features such as adding profile pictures, sending and receiving messages etc.
Positives and Negatives
There is a free membership option and other affordable membership choices.
- Simple sign up process
Easy to sign up with simple and user-friendly interface. The sign-up can take as little as a few of minutes (depends how detailed you want your profile to be).
- College educated users
Elite Singles states that over 80% of their members have a college degree of some type.
- In-depth personality test
Elite Singles provides a useful and accurate matching system so the hard work is done for you.
- Advanced privacy and safety tools
These are useful tools that includes Manual Profile Verification, ID Authentication, SSL Encryption, and Fraud Detection Systems.
Identity verification is a great and a must have feature which helps to weed out fake profiles and scammers.
- Spam precautions
Inactive members or those users who are not looking for a serious relationship are removed from the EliteSingles.com site.
- Customer support available via phone and email
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach the staff easily via phone or email.
- Mobile app
Elite Singles mobile app helps busy singles date on the go.
- Active Blog
Helpful blog that covers useful relationship and dating tips written by industry experts, psychologists and Elite Singles team.
- Not for casual dating or hookup
If you are looking for a casual relationship or a quick hookup then this dating site is not for you.
- Limited features for free members
If you are a free member or a trial profile user, you cannot see or read messages from paying members. You can also send “canned” questions to send. Free users also can’t post photos of themselves.
- Matches far in distance
If you live in a small city, you may have a hard time finding someone close by. For example, your matches can be far outside the set distance range, often by 100+ miles.
- Limited matches a day
Members only receive about 3-7 matches a day, and you can’t freely search profiles.
- Users age
The majority of the Elite Singles members are 30 years or older so if you’re looking for a younger woman to date, you most likely won’t find her on this site.
If you’re looking for a high-quality online dating website that caters to a certain clientele looking for long-term relationships, EliteSingles.com may be the website for you.
There are a number of useful features on the site and a free membership will give you the basics you need in order to find love with a compatible member.
The personal profile you make is deep and the questionnaire tests you complete are rigorous. You can rest assured knowing that the matches you receive from the EliteSingles’ algorithm are accurate and reliable.
Use your best judgment and sign-up if you’re looking to find companionship with intelligent and successful professionals in your area.
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Have you ever signed up for Elite Singles? If yes, I’d like to hear your experience with this dating site. Leave your comments below so other readers can learn from your tips and advice with EliteSingles.com .
Adriana Ruiz says
Good morning. Yes, I have signed up as paying member and ID verified and I must say that I am pretty disappointed so far. Perhaps it is not the website, but the men they cater to the ones with the problem. I will let you know when my membership runs out in April. Regardless of the fact that I am well educated, even with an MBA from the UK, lived abroad, speak two languages fluently and a third one with basic communicative skills, the majority of the profiles I get are from the free members. The ones that do pay, seem to be looking for a combination of Cinderella/Wonderwoman (which is a dichotomy!). I’ve even thought about the fact that perhaps my current profession (educator) is causing the “discrimination”. Educators in the US are not seen in high regard, and there seems to be a presumption that we make less money than other professionals. Whilst that may be true in most cases, it is not true in mine (neither in terms of the intellect nor my income!). It could also be that the ratio is in men’s favor, so they have a bigger pool to choose from. I must admit that although Match.com has a reputation of geared more towards superficial “hook ups”, in reality I have been able to get in touch with men that are less superficial and by far more intellectual in Match than in Elite Singles. When you are a 48 year-old woman, quite attractive and comfortable in her own skin, well educated and financially independent, it is rather insulting to read profiles that state up front they won’t pay your bills, and that you need to be athletic and toned and be able to maintain your beauty by working out 8 days a week, and at the same time be happy to wear jeans and a pony tail Saturday morning as well as Prada in the evening, and hold an executive job. From my standpoint, men on this website are (a) looking for a long-term relationship, but (b) based on superficial attributes and/values. Feel free to contact me, and I would be happy to let you have a look at the profiles I get. That way you will have a better idea of what I am talking about. Furthermore, scammers have reached out more in Elite Singles than in Match…imagine that!!!
I’m sorry to hear that you can’t find any quality men on this site. Let us know if anything changes when your membership ends in April. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.