EliteSingles Review

Elite Singles Reviews

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EliteSingles is a dating site dedicated to helping American singles find long-term commitment with highly compatible partners. Like eHarmony, EliteSingles puts the focus on deep levels of matching using personality evaluations and an intelligent algorithm. It may not have the name recognition of its bigger competitors, but EliteSingles is doing its part to bring like-minded, smart and aspirational professionals together.

The highlight of the EliteSingles experience is its matching system. Upon signing up, new users complete an extensive questionnaire, developed by experienced psychologists in cooperation with EliteSingles. The test analyzes 29 unique personality traits that are then matched with demographic data and personal preferences to create a list of matches.

After answering the questionnaire, it's time to fill out the remainder of your profile. This isn't a two-sentence Tinder deal. EliteSingles takes dating seriously, and it's reflected in the number and gravity of the questions. You'll be asked to answer, in your own words, free-response queries about your passions, hobbies, desires, dealbreakers, strengths and more.

The good news is, once the initial hard work of the profile is complete, EliteSingles takes over and the rest of the experience is streamlined. The site presents users with 3-7 matches each day that meet their personality and search criteria. In fact, there's no traditional search feature at all. If you're short on time, the setup is a perk. If you prefer to surf profiles yourself, or would like to see more per day, EliteSingles may not be the right choice.

What you can control is your own profile, so it's important to spend time on it. In addition to everything you answer during signup, you can fill out additional questions, upload photos, view your personality profile, and indicate your likes and dislikes in a partner. You can also adjust your search criteria at any time by visiting the 'Search' tab at the top of the page.

When a user piques your interest, EliteSingles offers multiple ways to get in touch. The most low-stress option is to send a smile. The most personal is to send a message. In between is the 'Get Acquainted' feature, which allows you to send a user five multiple choice questions you've selected from a list. In return, you'll receive the five questions they're most interested in hearing your answers to.

If you're not ready to talk yet, you can add a profile to your favorites list and come back to it later. You can also see your most recently viewed matches and your profile visitors.

For more advanced functionality, EliteSingles offers two paid membership options. With a Premium Membership, you can view all member photos, see all profile visitors and have unlimited communication with other users. With a Premium PLUS membership, you receive all those benefits plus 20 extra wildcard matches per day, identity verifcation and read receipts for messages.

IOS users can date on the go with the EliteSingles mobile application. Android users are currently out of luck where an app is concerned, but the EliteSingles website is fully optimized for use on smartphone and tablet browsers.

Is EliteSingles the right choice for you? It's a site that takes quality seriously. The design is clean and easy to use, and a lot of attention has been paid to details. The personality questionnaire and profiles are thorough, security is prioritized, and busy singles will benefit from the site's approach to matching. On the other hand, it's a pricer option, requires a larger time commitment upfront, and has fewer users than its more well-known competitors.

Tak a free membership for a test drive and explore. An elite lover could be waiting.

Canadian Flag If you are from Canada and wish to try out this online dating site, visit EliteSingles.ca where all members are Canadian.



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Positives of Elite Singles

  • EliteSingles uses an extremely thorough personality questionnaire and profile to power its matching algorithm
  • The 'Communication Status' tab makes it easy to keep track of connections on the site
  • EliteSingles is an efficient choice if you're short on time, as the site does the matching for you

Negatives of Elite Singles

  • Because the profile is so thorough, getting started with EliteSingles can take a while
  • Free users cannot send messages or see other members' photos
  • EliteSingles is not a good choice if you want more control over the dating experience or will be frustrated by receiving only a few matches at once

At a Glance

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, International
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Cost per Month:
From $17.95 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

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Elite Singles Free Membership

  • Free memberships are available
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • Sign up with email address, gender, looking for
      • General Information
        • Gender, gender of desired partner, birthday, marital status, education, profession, height, ethnicity
      • Appearance
        • Indicate how well certain words describe you based on a sliding scale
          • For example: Trendy, Sexy, Overweight
        • Indicate how satisfied you are with your looks
        • Indicate how important your partner's appearance is
      • Religion and Belief
        • Indicate your religion and your desired partner's religion
        • Indicate how important your partner's belief system is
      • About Me
        • Indicate how well phrases describe you based on a sliding scale
          • For example: I make time for others, I always seek adventure, I become stressed easily, I grasp situations quickly
      • Personal Description
        • Indicate how well words describe you based on a sliding scale
          • For example: Dominant, Introverted, Clever, Cold, Energetic, Spiritual
        • Choose four qualities your friends would use to describe you from a list of words
      • Characteristics
        • Indicate how well statements apply to you based on a sliding scale
          • For example: Appearances matter to me, I enjoy talking to people in social situations, My emotional state is stable, I laugh often
      • Emotions and Feelings
        • Indicate how often in recent months you felt certain emotions using a sliding scale
          • For example: Confident, Hopeful, Worried, Sad
      • Important Qualities
        • Indicate how important certain qualities are to you in a relationship using a sliding scale
          • For example: Motivation, Experimentation, Physical appearance, Affection, Frequent communication, Friendship
        • List the three things you are most thankful for in your life, past or present
      • Personal Interests
        • Indicate how interested you would be in a partner with specific hobbies using a sliding scale
          • For example: Music, Philanthropy, Adventure Sports, Travel, Art, Health and Fitness
        • Write about your passions in your own words
        • Describe two to three activities you enjoy in your leisure time
      • Special Features and Characteristics
        • Indicate how well certain statements and descriptions apply to you using a sliding scale
          • For example: I'm always on the go, I often make others laugh, I try to avoid disagreements, I always respect the opinions of others
      • Your Partner Search
        • Smoking habits, drinking habits, children
        • First name, location, income
          • Your name is strictly confidential and is only displayed to matches
          • Your income is strictly confidential and is not visible to other members
      • Photos
        • Upload from your computer or import from Facebook
        • All photos must be approved by the EliteSingles team before they are visible to other members
      • Additional Profile Questions
        • Which of your qualities do you think stand out in particular?
        • How do you spend your free time? Do you have any hobbies?
        • In which places or situations do you feel most comfortable?
        • If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
        • Are there certain things that you can't stand? What are your deal breakers in terms of personalities, views, or vices?
        • What makes you laugh or amuses you the most?
        • What is important to you in a relationship? What do you expect and desire?
      • Likes and Dislikes
        • Check off ten options from a list that best describe what you like in a relationship
        • Check off ten options from a list that best describe your dislikes in a relationship
      • Personality Profile
        • View how you score on a "Big Five" personality dimension analysis
    • View matches
    • View profiles
    • Post photos
    • Send smiles
    • Send five icebreaker questions
    • Add to favorites
    • See who has viewed your profile
    • Mobile app for iOS
  • Not Included:
    • Up to 20 additional suggestions daily from the 'Have you met...' feature
    • See photos of other members
    • Read and write an unlimited number of messages
    • Take advantage of the Step by Step Contact feature
    • See all profile visitors
    • Identity verification
    • View your personality profile
    • Read receipts for messages

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Look For

  • Dating
  • Long-Term
  • Marriage

Elite Singles Costs

  • Prices last confirmed November 9, 2016. Please check Elite Singles for most recent pricing
  • Premium Membership
    • 12 months for $17.95 per month (save 74%)
    • 6 months for $24.95 per month (save 64%)
    • 3 months for $34.95 per month (save 50%)
    • 1 month for $59.95 per month (save 14%)
    • Does not include features for Premium PLUS members only
  • Premium PLUS Membership
    • 12 months for $19.95 per month (save 71%)
    • 6 months for $29.95 per month (save 57%)
    • 3 months for $39.95 per month (save 42%)
    • 1 month for $69.95
    • Includes all features of Premium Membership
    • Also includes features for Premium PLUS members only
      • 20 extra wildcard matches per day
      • Identity verification
      • View your personality profile
      • Read receipts for messages
    • EliteSingles.com accepts most major credit cards and PayPal
    • The subscription cost is charged in one upfront payment

Elite Singles Viewing & Communication Features

  • Profiles
  • Photos
  • Mail messages
  • Smile
  • Get Acquainted
    • Choose five multiple choice questions from a list that you would like to ask. In return, you receive the five questions that your prospective date is most interested in
  • Partner suggestions
  • Profile visitors
  • 'Have you met...'
  • Favorites
  • Keep track of all interactions with 'Communication Satus' tab
  • Mobile app for iOS
  • EliteSingles does not offer a traditional search function. Matches are chosen and displayed by the site only. Users cannot search profiles on their own
  • Matches can be viewed on home dashboard or under 'Matches' tab
  • Premium PLUS members receive 20 extra matches per day with 'Have you met...' feature
  • Can also view users by:
    • Last viewed
    • Profile visitors
    • Favorites
  • Search criteria can be updated at any time under 'Search' tab
    • Age and body size
    • Distance
    • Desire to have children
    • Education and Income
    • Smoking and Drinking Habits
    • Ethnicity and Religion

Other Elite Singles Information

  • EliteSingles is owned by a Berlin-based company called Affinitas that runs many dating services around the world, most notably eDarling. The company has earned the trust of more than 13 million singles, creating on average 2000 couples every month in over 20 countries worldwide

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