EliteSingles Review

flag Ideal site for finding a serious relationship
  • Only approved photos get added to the website
  • Delete matches as soon as you feel done with them
  • Hide your profile but still keep it visible to matches
  • Fake profiles are deleted periodically
Support
6.5 /10
GOOD FOR
Well-Educated Singles
MONEY BACK
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  • author: Emma Walters
  • 18.07.18
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Rating

  • "Price"
    8 /10
  • "Features"
    8 /10
  • "Ease of Use"
    8 /10
  • "Help and Support"
    6.5 /10

Overview

EliteSingles is focused on serious dating. If you are looking for a long-term relationship there is no better place to try. Their user base, although smaller than others, is fresh and active and full of like-minded professional people looking to find that special someone with thousands finding love every month. Most of their users are university graduates, which sets their dating pool apart from others. EliteSingles operates in 20 countries and has been creating around 2000 new couples monthly.

Plans & Pricing

Basic members can upload photos, complete a personality test and view the results, send smiles and likes, and receive partner suggestions. But with a paid Premium subscription, users can get a detailed explanation of their personality test results, see who’s visited their profile, send and receive unlimited messages, view all of their matches’ photos and get 20 additional matches per day with the “Have you met?” feature.

EliteSingles offers three membership plans:

Premium Light – 3 Months

The Premium Light plan is a three-month subscription and includes unlimited communication and intelligent matchmaking. It costs £49.95 per month.

Premium Classic – 6 Months

The Premium Classic plan is a six-month subscription and includes unlimited communication, intelligent matchmaking, access to all member photos and profile visitors, and read receipts for messages. It costs £34.95 per month.

Premium Comfort – 12 Months

The Premium Classic plan is a year-long subscription and includes unlimited communication, intelligent matchmaking, access to all member photos and profile visitors, and read receipts for messages. It costs £24.95 per month.

6 Months
£34.95/month
12 Months
£24.95/month
3 Months
£49.95/month

Ease of Use

Registration process

Once you create your basic profile with your username, email, and password, set aside a solid 30 minutes as Elite Singles has a questionnaire for you measuring 29 personality traits to find your best match. Don’t worry, it gives you the opportunity halfway through the questionnaire to skip and come back to it later.

Profile set-up

Prepare to bare your soul with a very detailed profile. Your personality quiz results are displayed on your profile, along with sections you’ll fill in to answer questions about what you’re looking for in a relationship, quirky interests, and lifestyle highlights.

Notification settings

Go into the ‘account settings’ tab where you can choose which notifications you’d like to receive, from newsletters to push notifications when you receive a new message or match.

Approved photos

Your photos must meet EliteSingle’s photo criteria with guidelines such as no nudity, no animations, no duplicates, etc.

Messaging

Interact with other members with likes, messages or select a pre-written question for your match to answer. Actual back and forth correspondence, however, is reserved for paid members only. Once you’ve signed up for a paid subscription, messaging is easy and straightforward.

Matches

Instead of browsing an infinite sea of profiles, you are given up to 20 matches per day, which you can file through to select the ones you’re actually interested in contacting.

Special Features

EliteSingles bases its matchmaking process on personality traits analysis based on two factors: your profile, which is created after you finish the personality test, and your search preferences. Focusing on serious relationships seekers, this online dating site asks new members to fill in a detailed questionnaire. The data obtained from the member’s answers enable EliteSingles to draft a personality profile, which later on is completed and refined by the member’s activity on the site.

Site Safety

Hide your profile

You can activate or deactivate matching in order to hide your profile. This means that the main pool of members will not be able to see your profile, while your matches will still have access to you.

Delete matches

Once you delete a match, they can no longer contact you and your message history will be deleted.

Verification

There is no profile verification or photo verification on behalf of the members.

Fake profiles

EliteSingles promises to delete profiles that seem to provide false information or represent false identities. They use “SSL Encryption, Fraud Detection and Manual Profile Verification” to weed out the scammy profiles.

Report catfish

Members can report other member profiles which they believe to be fake. The EliteSingles team will review the profile and make a decision on whether or not to remove the profile.

Data collection

According to EliteSingles, your personal data is only collected and stored for the duration of your membership.

Pros & Cons

  • Can delete matches
  • You can hide your profile but still keep it visible to matches
  • Fake profiles are deleted periodically
  • Catfish reporting features
  • Personal data deleted after membership ends
  • Some users are wrongly disallowed membership based on questionnaires

Customer support

In the world of online dating, EliteSingles doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to customer support. They are slower than other sites when it comes to responding to inquiries, their customer services is limited to email, and members report having trouble canceling their memberships.

  • Email
    Contact customer support from their contact form on their website.
  • FAQ
    Their FAQ answers questions about memberships, cancellations, upgrades, and how to make the most out of your experience.
  • Blog
    EliteSingles has an online magazine/blog filled with useful dating articles, tips and advice.

Final Word

With their professional and algorithmic matchmaking service, EliteSingles goes beyond superficial differences to deliver you high quality potential partner recommendations. Their algorithm takes into considerations a great number of factors that can act as deal breakers at any stage of the relationship making sure you have the highest chance of finding that happy and long-term relationship. EliteSingles goes beyond the ethnicity and religious beliefs in their level of questioning, investigating more refined issues like the importance of age difference, lifestyle and future goals. We highly recommend EliteSingles if you are serious about finding that special someone.

Emma Walters>
Emma Walters
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Emma is an arts and science student graduating this year from NYU. She loves New York City and writes about her big city single-hood experiences. “Being single in the Big Apple is more of a task than a status”, she says, “Dating sites are great for socializing, especially if you’re new in town”. Emma is a regular contributor to the Top 5 Dating blog.

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Questions & Answers

Guest
Vic

Automatic renewal is baring many people from signing up
Membership should be for a chosen person and not continued unless requested
More older people would register with this option

answer
We recommend contacting Elite Singles to let them know your concern. Otherwise, it is a good idea to mark on your calendar when your membership will be up for renewal so that you can cancel, if you so choose, in a timely manner.
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Laney

How does the EliteSingles personality test work?

answer
The personality test was created by psychologists and is divided into sections about your communication skills, attitude towards relationships, and personality traits. You’ll need at least 25 minutes to complete it. The results will be used to help match you to other members.
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Rebecca

Is the EliteSingles site secure?

answer
Yes, all of your personal data is transmitted in encrypted form and EliteSingles uses a secure locked URL. Your personal information will not be shared with third parties.
Guest
Jared

What does the EliteSingles free subscription provide?

answer
A free membership allows you to view the results of your personality test, receive match suggestions, send smiles and likes, and upload photos. You won’t be able to send messages or leave comments on profiles unless you sign up for a premium membership.

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