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EliteSingles is one of the US' leading dating services for singles seeking a serious relationship. Globally the site has 65,000 new members join per week and they boast that they have had a hand in creating an average of 2,000 new couples each month in more than 20 countries.

Members of EliteSingles are more likely to be academics with more than 80% having a university degree, so perfect for those for a preference for the more intellectual individual.

The site is a matchmaker service, suggesting matches based on an in-depth personality survey that EliteSingles uses to identify highly compatible matches. This is important as the site targets only those seeking a serious relationship.

Member Structure

5,000,000 from USA
Members activity
900,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
50 %
50 %

EliteSingles is a matchmaking service which provides suggested matches based on your personality survey and profile settings. It does not allow you to browse or search for users, so it is difficult to assess the age range of member but EliteSingles does report that over 90% of it's members are aged 30+


Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

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  • Sign up involves a detailed personality survey
  • You receive a personality report for free
  • Sign up takes approx. 20 mins

Signing up to EliteSingles is a more lenghty process than some other dating sites as they really want to get to know you and understand your personality to match you with a like minded individual. 

EliteSingles' personality test has been developed by psychologists to analyse 29 personality traits. After providing some basic questions such as age, sex, location, you then proceed through the personality survey which will take approximately 20 minutes. Fortunately you can save your progress mid-session and return to complete the survey at another time if needed. 

The questions ask you to rate yourself against statements as to if it is completely applicable to you, slightly applicable or doesn't apply at all. You will be asked about characteristics such as if you always follow a plan, if you seek adventure, if you leave clutter around your home, if you feel stress easily, would you decribe yourself as warm, clever, dominant etc. 

Making Contact

Making Contact
  • Get acquainted with '5 Questions'
  • Compare Likes and Dislikes
  • Only paid members and send and reply to messages

    There are various ways to make contact with your matches on the EliteSingles site, ranging from clicking 'Like' to show another member that you like their photo or comments on their profile, exchanging questions and answers to standard pre-populated '5 Questions', through to sending emails. 

    But, full functionality is only open to paid members. EliteSingles is very upfront about this and say that basic (free) membrship is offered as an introduction to their service to give users an idea of what the website is about. 

    For free, members can like and use '5 Questions', but only paid members can send and receive emails. If a member doesn't not have a paid membership, they cannot reply to a paid user that sent them a message unless they upgrade too. 

    EliteSingles also prioritises paid members in match results which it says is designed to ensure matches are equally as committed to finding a relationship from the site, so it is well worth becoming a paid member.

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    Profile Quality

    • Profiles have a lot of detail to get to know someone
    • Questions that you have both answered the same response are highlighted to show compatability
    • Unable to see pictures of matches without a paid membership
    • The profiles are very detailed
    • The profile information can be changed later
    • Profile pictures are visible to nobody for free


    • Full functionality of the site
    • Easy to review matches and send messages
    • Currently only available on Apple iOS

    Real Life Review

    Alan, CFO, 39 - I joined EliteSingles after deciding it was time to get serious and find someone that I would want to commit to. I had been very career focused since my early 30's and I didn't really have time for a relationship, so I was just casually dating here and there. When I turned 38 I decided to check out various online dating sites, but on most I found I wasn't really connecting with the women. I really appreciate a sharp mind, so when I saw EliteSingles had a high proportion of highly educated singles, I decided to give it a go. I matched with a number of women in the first few weeks and after chatting with a few, I realised one was very similar to me and we organised to meet up. On our first date we chatted for 4 hours about anything and everything and really 'clicked'. We've been dating for 18 months and on our overseas holiday next month I plan to propose!


    The EliteSingles is a very well designed site that is crisp and clean and very easy site to navigate. The personality survey is quite lenghty, but it is easy to save mid way to continue at another time and it is easily completed on the website or app. 

    Elite Singles Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Send Likes and Smiles
    • Send Pre-populated 5 Questions
    • Partner Suggestions
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    Fee based Services
    • View Photos of Matches
    • Send Messages
    • Receive Messages
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Unlimited communication, intelligent matchmaking, view all members photos, see all profile visitors, identify verification, read receipts for messages.
    3 Months59.95 USD / Month179.85 USD
    6 Months44.95 USD / Month269.70 USD
    12 Months31.95 USD / Month383.40 USD

    Is Elite Singles expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Elite Singles is upper moderate.
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    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal

    Although EliteSingles quotes their membership fees on a monthly basis, the subscription fee will is paid upfront for the entire period. This means that if you purchase a 12-month subscription, the whole 12-month subscription fee will be debited in one lump sum, and not in monthly instalments.

    Memberships will automatically renew at the end of the membership period for the same duration as originally signed up for unless you cancel it prior to expiration. For example, if you sign up for a 6 month membership and do not cancel it, you will automatically be signed up for another 6 months.

    Cancelling your membership is easy though if you decide you do not wish to continue your paid membership and is managed in 'My Account' settings. Or, if you purchased your membership via an iOS Apple device, you must cancel in iTunes.

    Special Features

    "Big Five" Personality Dimension Analysis

    EliteSingles use a "Big Five" Personality Dimension test to assess compatibilty between members, which is similar to other matchmaker sites, but in this case you can see you match's results to understand their personality further. 

    The "Big Five' are Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness, Extraversion and Neuroticism and are measured against the average EliteSingles member. This provides insight into a match's personality, but protects their privacy by not showing the exact answers to the questions that drive the personality survey.

    Our rating

    Signing Up:4.0 / 5
    Making Contact:3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality:4.0 / 5
    App:3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review:4.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Chris Pleines
    EliteSingles is a great choice for singles that are actively seeking a committed relationship. It is also reasonably specialised in targeting academic singles, with most of their members having a university education. The combination of their detailed personality survey to drive quality matches and the fact that the site is geared to encouraging paid members for full functionality, increases the chances of finding a highly compatible match that is genuine about finding a partner.
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