Are you looking for love or sex? You may not be against enjoying life’s pleasures whilst you wait to find the perfect partner. In this case, you may find your happiness on EliteSingles.com, the dating site to find a life partner… and maybe a one-night stand.
Presentation of the Elite Singles Website
Launched in 2013, EliteSingles has made a name for itself in the serious dating scene by offering encounters between educated singles. In fact, it is one of the leading serious dating services in the United States.
The site connects members with each other through an in-depth personality test that identifies highly compatible profiles. This allows the site to offer you better matches that are compatible with your personality. Though there are no gender-specific questions, you can fill out the fields to express yourself.
Some Key Figures
•165,000 new members each month
•82% of those are university graduates
•Age range: 30–55 years old
•Distribution: 43% men, 57% women
EliteSingles is at its heart a serious dating site. You’ll find features designed to make dating easier… but which can undoubtedly help you find partners for one night stands.
First and foremost, Elite Singles prides itself on the accuracy of its member profiles and matchmaking system. It is based on the analysis of the ‘Big Five’ personality dimensions (consciousness, pleasure, openness, extroversion and neuroticism) to assess the compatibility between members. This method is used by other sites, but on Elite Singles you can also see the results of your match to better understand the personality of other members.
To make sure you don’t miss out on people who might be right for you, EliteSingles offers a ‘Have you met?’ feature. This is a list of people that you may have missed when viewing your matches.
Finally, Elite Singles also has a blog that provides information and advice on how to increase your chances of meeting people.
Subscription Price and Duration
Registration on Elite Single is free, but as on the vast majority of dating sites, it does not allow you to use the full potential of the platform. To do so, you will need to start a premium subscription that gives you access to the following tools:
•Sending and receiving messages;
•Access to other people’s photos;
•Detailed explanation of the personality test results;
•See who visited your profile;
The subscription must be paid in full by credit card, direct debit or Pay Pal.
The membership is automatically renewed at the end of the period for the same duration, unless you cancel it before the expiry date. You can easily cancel your subscription in the ‘My Account’ area.
Because this is a serious dating site with an extensive matchmaking system, registration takes longer than on many other sites. After providing a few basic questions such as age, gender, location, you move on to the personality survey which takes about 20 minutes. So it’s probably not very suitable if you just want to quickly meet partners for no strings attached booty calls.
After answering the questions in the personality test, you’ll officially be a member. EliteSingles is a well-designed, pleasant and fairly easy to use site. Its design is elegant and sleek, which fits well with the target of educated singles.
The first page shows you the profiles that are compatible with yours with a photo, age, location, occupation and compatibility rate. From there, you can immediately send a message or a smile to the members you like or visit their profile for more details. You can also save profiles in your favourites to find them easily later.
After visiting this section, don’t hesitate to look for other members in the ‘Have you met?’ Area. You will be able to quickly read the information concerning the member and click on the heart or on the cross, depending on your desires. In the ‘Your visits’ section, you can see who has viewed your profile, and contact them again later if needed.
To make meeting people easier, Elite Singles offers a free application to download from the App Store or Google Play store. Well designed and easy to use, it has all the features available on the classic version.
Customer Service and Security
Members’ safety is a priority for Elite Singles. That’s why exchanges are totally secure and data encrypted.
In addition, the site has a user-friendly help centre where you can find answers to most of your questions. You can either type your question in the search bar or click on the common terms to find the solution to your problem. The site also includes four general help sections entitled Getting Started, Managing Your Account, Meeting Someone New, and Billing and Subscriptions. Customer service can be reached via the online form or by email, but there is no option to get in contact by telephone.
Why Should You Subscribe to EliteSingles.com?
As we have pointed out several times in this Elite Singles review, this is a site primarily intended for serious encounters. It is therefore perfect if you are in search of a soul mate. On the other hand, if you are only looking for partners for one-night stands, you may be disappointed with the site. You may find a few singles who won’t turn down a booty call, but most are there to find a life partner.
Our Verdict of Elite Singles
Elite Singles is an excellent site for serious dating. The careful interface and design make it a pleasant to use and easy to use site. The features work perfectly and are very efficient. Completely safe, it offers its members a fully secure dating hub. Finally, its quality/price ratio makes it a very intriguing dating site.
•A large community of singles.
•A very well-designed site that is pleasant to use.
•Profiles are checked by customer service for maximum security.
Areas for Improvement
•A long registration process, not suitable for quick flings.•Extremely limited functionality without a paid subscription.
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