Online dating is hard enough as it is. That’s why I’m going to help you out by providing some in-depth reviews of the most popular dating sites out there. Today I’m going to start out with a review of Elite Singles.
Elite Singles is a platform in which successful single professionals can meet up with other successful single professionals. The website claims to have a high success rate, an intelligent matching system, and a high caliber of users.
Between $18 – 34 per month.
You can sign up for a “free” account, but without upgrading, you won’t be able to see other members’ photos. In the unpaid version, the photos are all blurred out, like naked sims. This basically makes the free version unusable.
It’s also worth a mention that there are many reports of the site taking advantage of you financially. People have claimed that they have automatically renewed against their will, acted a bit forceful when it comes to payments, etc.
Ease of Setting up an Account:
The account setup process consists of pages upon pages of detailed questions about you and your preferences. Yes, this can technically be seen as a good thing. This is all a part of Elite Singles’ intelligent matchmaking process.
However, the downside is that filling out this information is mandatory. You must fill out everything before even gaining access to the online portal. Because of this, there is a very high chance that you (and other potential matches for that matter) will be filling out these hundreds of questions in a rush, thus negatively affecting the chance of actually having accurate information on file. It is even mandatory that you answer a few profile questions during this process, which can be a bit stressful considering you haven’t even had a chance to check out the site yet.
Unfortunately, the structure of the site is just a bit messy. There isn’t even a search feature, which gives the overall navigation a feeling of being forced and impersonal.
Quality of Profiles:
The content in each user’s profile is at a pretty average value. It doesn’t seem as if much time has been put into these profiles (when compared with profiles from other online dating websites). That being said, the content is also better than a few of the other dating sites out there. I would say the overall quality is very lackluster.
Number of Members:
In comparison to other dating sites, the actual number of users (especially paying users) is not one that will keep you too busy when it comes to having numerous interactions with different people. That, combined with the website’s own filtering process, which actually selects the matches that are right for you, will make it a bit harder for you to connect with a wide variety of matches.
A Few Pros:
Good news! There is a very high level of privacy when using the site. Since you are really only shown to users that are matches to you, you won’t have to worry about a large amount of strangers seeing your profile.
Elite Singles prides itself on the idea that over 80% of their users have a university degree.
There are actually many great people who use Elite Singles! The only problem is figuring out how to ever find them.
The matches that you actually see are totally controlled by Elite Singles. And, although they may be able to match you based on your personality, there is just no way they can filter out the types of people you are actually attracted to.
Overall Rating (1 – 10):
It’s a good concept, but lacking in actual results. There is nothing too spectacular about the site, and chances are high that you will leave with more frustration towards the dating process than you started out with.
But don’t be discouraged! There are many amazing dating sites out there. If you are in need of a recommendation based on your age and location, feel free to send me a message!