EliteSingles - Review
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Conclusion: ELITESINGLES is a dating service mainly targeting well educated, ambitious and interesting singles in Australia. The dating site matches its members based on an extensive personality test, which was developed by experienced psychologists. If you’re looking for a serious relationship and a perfect, intelligent match, ELITESINGLES is right for you.
EliteSingles at a glance:
- Excellent male to female sex ratio
- Good matching algorithm
- Well educated and intelligent members (elite singles)
- Large variety of communication features
- Not cheap (but effective)
- No mobile app available
Our recommendation for more success
Watch out for special offers! Very often a special price is offered to new members for a limited period of time. If you’re serious about finding a new love, the premium subscription is highly recommended.
- 100 contact requests in our test profile
- 24 resulting conversations
- 2 out of 10 requests get an answer.
Contact ratio EliteSingles
1. ELITESINGLES review: summary
ELITESINGLES is a highly successful European dating service, which expanded to Australia in 2013. In some countries it is also known under the brand eDarling. The dating site focuses its activities on well educated and intelligent singles (elite singles), which are looking for a lasting love relationship.
Apparently, ELITESINGLES is valued for its high quality matching. In order to verify this, we signed up on the Australian version of ELITESINGLES looking for a perfect female match. We decided to not only test the algorithm, but also evaluate all the other service components of this dating site in order to see whether ELITESINGLES is worth the money or not.
Our ELITESINGLES test has proven that the service makes it easy to find like-minded people in Australia, if you honestly answer the questionnaire presented to you during the sign-up process. The personality test, which analyses 29 unique personality traits, delivers the right data for the partner suggestions you will receive each day. You should reserve about 20 minutes to answer all the questions of the personality test during registration.
The scientific compatibility test and its matching system are the core functions of ELITESINGLES as a dating service. The ELITESINGLES concept is lacking a search function. Instead of that the system introduces you to like-minded singles on a daily basis, who meet your criteria and expectations.
The ELITESINGLES site is very intuitive to use and easy to navigate. Unfortunately, you can only reach the customer care team via e-mail template. The good news is that any kind of problems are solved very fast. The cancellation period of a paid membership is 24 hours. If you terminate your membership less than 24 hours before expire, your subscription will be automatically renewed!
We consider ELITESINGLES as the best matchmaking site in Australia. Even though the price of a monthly subscription is not cheap, the ELITESINGLES test proves the effectiveness of this service! Definitely good value for money. Lots of verified members!
2. ELITSINGLES practical test
ELITESINGLES is a dating site that focuses on matching elite singles based on psychological traits. For this reason the registration process takes a bit longer than on any other regular dating site.
We could complete the test within 20 minutes. During this time about 280 questions are presented to you, which are mainly to be answered using a rating scale from 1 to 7 („Doesn’t apply at all“, to „completely applicable“).
Picture: Part of the questionnaire on ELITESINGLES
Once you have finished the questionnaire you will be asked to upload a profile picture and then you can start your ELITESINGLES adventure. While you upload your profile pictures the system calculates some relevant partner suggestions. By the way: the majority of ELITESINGLES members is over 30 years old.
You can immediately start contacting some of the elite singles suggested to you by the system. However, as a free ELITESINGLES member you will experience limitations. This applies for instance to the number of messages you can send and the number of partner suggestions you receive on a daily basis. Furthermore, the profile pictures are always blurred, if you’re a non-paying member.
For our ELITESINGELS test we decided to buy a 6 month subscription in order to get the most comprehensive picture of this dating site and its services.
Picture: Suggested elite singles after registration
First date after 2 weeks
On day 1 we contacted 10 different women and received 3 replies within the next 24 hours. We continued an intense conversation with one of the ladies which resulted in a date after 2 weeks.
Some more dates followed in the next weeks. Not all matches were perfect, but this would be expecting too much. Our experience was as follows: If you meet 10 girls, you will like 3 of them. And then of course there is still the question if she also likes you. Generally we assume you need to date 10 women in order to find a reciprocal match.
In order to avoid disappointments, and to save your time, you should definitely try to answer the questions of the personality test with the utmost honesty. Then you should have lots of fun dating women you met on ELITESINGLES.
3. ELITSINGLES functions and ELITESINGLES profiles
ELITESINGLES is a dating service which has been developed with the help of psychologists. The matching algorithm, which is based on an extensive personality test, is the heart of the service.
Nevertheless, there are much more interesting functionalities we would like to highlight as part of this review.
The dating service offers you a variety of possibilities to approach other elite singles on the platform.
Send a message:
This is probably the best and most impactful way to get in touch with a new potential partner on ELITESINGLES. We can only recommend that you read other users profiles carefully and then try to connect to something you find interesting or something you both have in common.
Send a smile
This is a more subtle way to connect with a potential partner. A smile indicates an interest in the other person. Then you can wait whether the person smiles back, or just write a message some time later.
Send 5 questions
You can find 50 predefined questions on ELITESINGLES, from which you can choose 5 you would like to send to one of your matches.
- The questions are, for instance:
- „Which of the following evening activities do you find most appealing?“
- „You want to go for a meal in an exotic restaurant. What kind of cuisine do you choose?“
- „You're flying to the Mediterranean for the summer! What do you take with you?“
- „Shortly before a romantic evening with your partner, a friend asks if you can help them out with something. What do you do?“
We liked this functionality very much, since the questions always served as a perfect conversation starter.
Like & comment
Apart from sending messages you can also comment on some statements on other elite sinlges profiles. For instance, you can start commenting on activities a person is enjoying the most, or you just like these activities the same you would do on Facebook.
Increase your chances with a verified profile
The ID verification is a very useful feature on ELTIESINGLES. And of course we would consider this useful on any other dating site. In order to get an icon next to your profile which indicates that you are a real user, you need to send a high quality photo of the front and back of your valid ID to the ELITESINGLES customer service. Our experience shows that the likelihood to get contacted is much higher if you’re a verified user.
During our ELITESINGLES test we preferably contacted women with a verified profile. If you see such a profile on ELITESINGLES, you definitely know that the name and the age of a user are real!
Meet more people with the „Have you met...“ feature
Usually the number of introductions each day is very limited on high profile dating sites such as ELITESINGLES. If you sign up for a premium plus subscription of ELITESINGLES you get the chance to receive up to 20 additional partner suggestions each day.
You regular daily partner introductions are strictly based on your personality profile and your search preferences. Those extra „Have you met…“ introductions will give you the chance to meet people who were excluded from your search criteria...but you never know! Algorithms still can’t understand real emotions.
As each ELITESINGLES member needs to fill out the questionnaire, there is lots of data available that can be shown on the user’s profiles. ELITESINGLES summarizes the personality test with five major personality dimensions that are shown on a nice graph.
The five personality dimensions are:
Picture: Personality dimension analysis
Within each dimension you can find more details. For instance, information about the average of all users compared to the profile of the particular user you are looking at.
4. Customer friendliness
Within the section of customer friendliness we analyze three different dimensions. First of all, the usability of the service, secondly customer care, and thirdly the cancellation procedure.
Usability of the website
When it comes to usability of the ELITESINGLES service there is nothing to complain about. The registration is straight forward and very easy to manage.
ELITESINGLES is probably one of the most innovative services in the dating sector. All the functions are self-explanatory and fun to use.
Talking about the customer care team: The only thing we do not like is the fact that you can only reach the customer care team via e-mail template. Unfortunately, there is no phone number you could call to get a quick and direct answer. Nevertheless, we experienced a quick response time while asking questions via e-mail. The friendly customer care team always replied within 24 hours.
Cancellation of ELITESINGLES is easy
In order to terminate the paid membership, you need to issue a written termination letter. Written means it can be done via snail mail, fax, or e-mail. The cancellation period is 24 hours. This means that the membership must be terminated at least 24 hours before the expiry of the ELITESINGLES service.
You termination letter should include following information in order to help the customer care team to identify your profile better:
- Your full name
- E-mail address
- Security code (to be found under the Member Account tab of your ELITESINGLES dashboard)
- ELITESINGLES Customer Care -
Kohlfurter Straße 41/43
49 (0)1805 - 777 449
5. Value-for-money ratio
If you look at the ELITESINGLES prices you will immediately realize that they are definitely at the higher end of the range. Considering the fact that ELITESINGLES really works and the matching algorithm delivers great results, we would always opt in for the ELITESINGLES service.
If you sign up for a premium ELITESINGLES subscription you can decide between a regular premium subscription and a premium plus subscription.
You can see the differences below.
Picture: Differences between the basic, premium and premium plus subscription plan
The price for the regular premium subscription is as follows:
- 1 month: $ 79.95
- 3 months: $ 44.95
- 6 months: $ 34.95
- 12 months: $ 19.95
Prices for a premium plus subscription are slightly higher:
- 1 month: $ 89.95
- 3 months: $ 49.95
- 6 months: $ 39.95
- 12 months: $ 22.95