Let’s check this site out.
EliteSingles follows the tradition of other popular and successful online dating sites with its thorough matchmaking process, easy interface, and quick matches.
Not only that, using this site lets you know more about yourself by giving you some insights and assessment of your personality. I find this quite interesting (even though other dating sites already do this) because of EliteSingles’s thoroughness, which can easily be its best feature.
It started in Europe but is now world-famous, which tells you how much it has satisfied the users who chose EliteSingles to be the searching place to find their long-awaited lifetime partner. It claims to be trusted by “more than 13 million singles, creating on average 2000 couples every month in over 20 countries worldwide.” Click the site’s About Us tab to learn more about it.
Let’s have a quick walkthrough on this site.
Ease of Use
You can access and use EliteSingles both on desktop and via your phone, though many say that the smartphone app is not as comprehensive as the desktop one.
If you are quite interested in answering lots of questions about your personality (as many people like to do), you’re in for a treat. It took me around 25 minutes to answer all the questions it asked me while creating my profile. And you don’t have the boring choices of a Yes and a No. Instead, you can answer using a scale. Some questions are open ended, compelling you to write freely and discuss your answers. Some are talking about how you view yourself or your future partner. This makes a lot of sense because you will then be given a personality assessment once your account is up and running.
Now, for those who don’t have that amount of time to answer such questions, you can save your progress and then resume it some other time, if you want. I think that’s a very big plus for this site.
As for the interface: it’s elegant, classy, but altogether easy to use and navigate. After the registration, you’re presented with your dashboard, in which you can find the tabs Profile, Messages, and Matches. You also have the buttons for seeing who’s viewed your profile, for shopping some items, and for searching.
Other functions and features are also easy to find. It only took me around 5 minutes to explore everything on the website, all choices and whatnots I can do it. I would slap a perfect 10 rating for the interface. Of course, that doesn’t include the mobile phone application, where lesser features are available. Better stick with the desktop site.
As mentioned above, this site’s bragging rights come from the thorough and impressive personality categorization you can get.
The matching system works greatly because of its ability to analyze 29 unique personalities. And to add further, when I saw my results, I was quite amused with the way it described my own personality. All I can say is that it is accurate—at least for my case.
It told me I was averagely open to changes—the midpoint between being habitual and inventive. It also told me I was pretty easy-going but introverted. It correctly assumed I was cautious, which is something I try to hide from people (now this site let the cat out of the bag). And it told me I was a little bit sensitive.
When it comes to browsing and checking out profiles, you can get a good feel of your prospective date because of the comprehensive descriptions on each profile. You see a “Matching Score” on top of each match’s photo. This is the rate of your compatibility with that person. You can send a message, a smile, or add that match to your “favourite” list.
Another added attraction to this site is the “Have you met?” feature, which can be accessed by clicking the bow-and-arrow icon on the upper right part of the website. This is basically a rapid hot or nah game where you can quickly skim through different profiles that you have met before, probably giving you a chance to reconsider a previous decision to ignore those profiles.
Those and other features like extensive filtering and message inbox can be used via the site. However, you have to pay some cash if you want to fully enjoy all its features. So let’s take a brief look at how much you should spend.
A free membership gives you some limited access to various features, so it’s better if you pour some money on the site.
The site offers three membership plans to its users, namely, Premium Light, Premium Basic, and Premium Comfort.
If you avail Premium Light, you’ll pay for a 3-month premium membership at $37.95/month. You’ll have the unlimited communication and intelligent matchmaking features. Premium Classic, on the other hand, lets you view all member photos, see all profile visitors, and see if your messages have been read. You can avail Classic at $21.95/month for 6 months. Lastly, Premium Comfort gives you a 12-month membership at $19.95/month. This one lets gives you access to all those features above.
You can pay those costs via PayPal and credit cards.
- Thorough personality assessment and profile creation makes you feel that you’re indeed an “elite single.”
- Because of the thorough personality assessment, the quality of the matchmaking is quite superb.
- You can expect that there are a lot of serious people searching for partners on this site.
- EliteSingles prevents harmful and inappropriate messages from being sent.
- Reporting misuse and abuse is also a piece of cake.
- You can easily deactivate your account if you think you’ve already found the perfect partner.
- You can’t send and read messages without having a paid membership.
- You also can’t view the photos of your searches and matches without being a paid member.
- The prices you have to pay are quite higher than other dating sites.
Overall, EliteSingles has what it takes to give you a satisfying, unique, and unforgettable online dating experience, making you feel what it claims on its tagline—you’re a cut above the rest. It’s definitely a good place to start searching for someone who is as serious as you when it comes to relationship.