Professional, educated, and single? Then EliteSingles is the right dating app for you. The elite branding of this site is geared towards single professionals who are well-educated and love to work. EliteSingles uses a detailed personality test with thought-provoking questions to learn about members and pair them up with high rates of compatibility. The site is clean, easy to use, and cuts away all of the games and time-wasting tricks prevalent on other less-serious dating apps around.
Excellent, detailed personality test
Professional, educated user base
Expensive compared to competitors
No video chat option
||Well-educated singles looking for like-minded partners
|Number of members
||5 million US members
||Compatibility test and match scores
EliteSingles caters to professional and educated singles. It promotes itself as a more elite dating app, hence the name. In fact, 82% of members hold a degree from a university. Of course, this kind of pedigree is going to come with a more sophisticated price tag as well. EliteSingles is on the more expensive side of dating apps. Take a look:
|Price per month
With a free account, members can see other members’ profiles, get match suggestions, and upload photos. You can also send as many likes and smiles as you want. What’s more, EliteSingles lets you see your personality test results, a big bonus feature that we’ll talk about shortly.
Of course, there’s more to be found on EliteSingles once you open your wallet. Premium members get more detailed personality test results, profile view reports, and unlimited messaging. You can also see all match photos, leave comments on other people’s profiles or pics, and enjoy a neat ‘Have You Met?’ feature. And, by the way, premium members are suggested to other premium members more often than freemium members. So if that’s something that interests you, well, now you know.
EliteSingles’ signup process starts just like any other. You’ll enter your gender and preference, email address, and day, month, and year of birth.
This is not some hack job dating site that you can just click on a few buttons and get a profile going. EliteSingles hired psychologists and relationship experts to design its personality test. Yes, be impressed. The test is built on something called the Five Factor Model and grades you on things like personality traits, attitude towards relationships, and various communication skills.
EliteSingles suggests giving yourself plenty of time to take the test. To accurately answer all of the questions, you can expect to spend a good half hour or more. So get comfortable! The good news is you don’t have to finish it all in one sitting. You can save your work and go back to it later if you’re not interested in such a long session.
Once you finish, EliteSingles will generate your test results. You can find these in the Personality tab. EliteSingles has some pretty interesting insights, so it’s worth spending the time to answer honestly.
EliteSingles uses its personality test to create match suggestions with other members (as mentioned). Based on your answers, EliteSingles will send out compatible member profiles from its database. The questions are an interesting mix of straight-up information and personality preferences, asking you on occasion to choose the picture or style that appeals most to you. Your answers provide EliteSingles with a bounty of information that it puts to good use.
EliteSingles will suggest new matches to you every day, and you can keep tabs on them under the Matches tab on your profile page. You can also filter search results based on members with or without a photo, new profiles, and profiles you’ve favorited. Matches are given a matching score, which is basically a clear indicator of compatibility based on your personality tests. Of course, it’s not irrefutable science. So EliteSingles does suggest reaching out to members you are interested in even if your matching score is lower.
You can reach out to other members by sending messages to one another. You can also send smiles, comments, or likes to another profile, entry, or photo. The options are somewhat limited in that there are no video or phone chat options. But EliteSingles does messaging very well. You can see a running history of your messages, including photo requests, smiles, and any other interactions you’ve had with a particular member.
One cool feature EliteSingles has is the Have You Met? option. EliteSingles suggests matches based on your criteria and personality compatibility. So if someone is not compatible, they won’t be suggested to you. But sometimes a near miss can occur, that is a member who doesn’t tick off all of your boxes but still has a lot of what you’re looking for. EliteSingles will toss you a few of these profiles occasionally to make sure you’re not missing that special someone because of a single detail.
EliteSingles also has a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The app has all the same features as the desktop version and it makes for a much faster, smoother, and more accessible dating experience for most people. You can also sign up for push notifications so you’re always up to date on what’s going on with your account (when someone views your profile, sends you a message, etc.).
EliteSingles does its part to keep members safe on and offline. All information transmitted on the site is encrypted, and EliteSingles doesn’t share your personal information with third parties.
What’s more, EliteSingles has a fraud detection team monitoring the system all the time. Users can also report suspicious or inappropriate behavior. And of course, the dating app has several safety tips for safe dating. Best of all, EliteSingles individually checks each photo and profile before it can be approved and uploaded onto the site.
EliteSingles customer service is available Mondays through Fridays. Fill out the online contact form, and a team member will get in touch with you.
EliteSingles is a good choice if you’re serious about dating and life in general, and especially if your career is important to you. The system will use the sophisticated personality test to help you find others who think like you, appreciate your dedication to work, and share the same world views. On the more expensive side, if you’re looking for other educated singles, EliteSingles may be well worth the monthly subscription fees.