Elite Singles Review

Reviewed by
Fiona Eckersley
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Editor Rating
Membership Base
Match & Search
Cost & Prices

Pros and Cons

Elite Singles is a personality-based matchmaking website perfect for those who want a white-collar match. However, this efficient system will definitely cost you.
Matches based on personality, not location
50/50 gender ratio
The core audience really are educated professionals
Most features required premium membership
There are problems with canceling payment plans
The registration process takes ages

About Elite Singles

Originally launched back in 2009, this site has been providing quality dating services for over 12 years. It’s often called one of the top male & female dating sites for working professionals, so we review Elite Singles as the site that requires premium membership for most of its features but provides value through personality-based matches, an easy-to-use system, and a large membership base. In this review of Elite Singles, we’ll see why this site has done so well.

Membership Base

As of the time of writing this article, Elite Singles had over five million members from the United States alone. Throughout the world, the site has over 900,000 users that log on to the site every week, and they themselves claim that over 381,000 new people join the platform every month.

Elite Singles App

Like many other popular dating services, Elite Singles has a mobile app that users can download for professional dating on the go. Thankfully, the app works on both iOS and Android devices, although members without either of these operating systems can still access the service via the mobile-optimized version of the website.
The Elite Singles app has all the same functions as the desktop version, so you won’t have to sacrifice functionality for convenience.

Costs and Prices

Users who are serious about finding a partner on Elite Singles will need to purchase a premium membership. The platform offers a variety of plans, ranging from the more expensive per-month plan to the cheaper six-month plan. Membership features remain the same regardless of which plan you choose.
Plans Monthly Cost Total Cost
One-month $39.95 $39.95
Three-month $24.95 $74.85
Six-month $18.95 $113.70

Elite Singles Special Features

The reason Elite Singles is so effective at producing perfect matches is because it uses a personality-based system. Upon initial signup, all members are required to complete a 20+ minute personality quiz; the answers are then used to find them potentially compatible partners on the platform.


Overall, Elite Singles is a safe dating website to use. Although the paywall is definitely a drawback for singles who don’t want to pay to date effectively online, it does work sufficiently as a deterrent for spammers & scammers. Since they will need to purchase a membership to be able to message other users, most scammers/spammers won’t attempt to join Elite Singles.

The Experience of Using Elite Singles

Sign Up Process

Sign Up
Unlike the vast majority of dating sites, joining Elite Singles isn’t a two or three-minute process. New users will want to set aside at least twenty minutes (if not more) of their time to complete the signup process, since not only will they have to provide basic information (age, location, email address, etc.), but they will also have to complete a lengthy personality test.

Profile Creation

Since the signup process here is so long, most of your profile information will be filled in as you join. However, there are still a few fields you can add on to (you can also add photos!). Your profile features multiple long-form blocks such as “My Hobbies,” “My Music,” “My Sports,” and “How I Would Describe Myself,” where you can write whatever you want to customize your profile.
There are also a small variety of profile questions that can be added to your page as well; simply select the question then fill in the long-form answer.

Searching and Matchmaking

Many dating sites allow users to search through other members using multiple search filters, but Elite Singles is not one of them. Instead, members can only connect via three tools: “Matches,” “Visitors,” and “Have You Met Yet?”. The platform will routinely provide users with member matches, so you need only to review your newest matches to connect with other people.
“Visitors” shows you who viewed your profile, but it’s only available to premium members. “Have You Met Yet?” is a matchmaking game where users can “X” or “Heart” other users, similar to the “Hot or Not?” feature on many other dating services

Contacting Other Members

Contacting Members
It’s not hard to contact other people on EliteSingles.com. Members can chat with other users by navigating to “Matches” and clicking on the “Send Message” button or writing messages to users in “Have You Met Yet?”. For people that aren’t sure of what exactly to say, Elite Singles has another option:
“Smiles”! Smiles work similarly to “Likes” or “Winks” on other platforms and quickly let the other user know you’re interested in them without requiring you to send them a message. However, if sending a “Smile” seems too impersonal, users can also “Favorite” other members to save them for later (when they figure out what to say).

Experts Conclusion

Throughout this review, Elite Singles proved over and over that it was an effective and efficient way for white-collar singles to connect, despite their busy schedules. The system overall was very straightforward, and the personality-based system seems to produce higher-quality matches than are often found on other mainstream dating platforms.
That said, free members have almost no useful functions available to them, making the purchase of membership a necessity for anyone who’s serious about finding a partner using the platform. The per-month plan is completely overpriced, but we were happy to see that Elite Singles does offer lower monthly rates if you purchase an extended plan (although the balance is still due upfront).


Is EliteSingles a legitimate service?

Yes, Elite Singles is a legitimate service that has been connecting working professionals since 2009. Over 90% of the members have received some type of higher education.

How do I start chatting on EliteSingles?

To send messages, you will need a premium membership. Once that’s been purchased, simply navigate to a user’s profile and click on “Send Message.”

Is EliteSingles safe to use?

Yes! The platform routinely checks its user base and eliminates any fake accounts. Furthermore, premium membership is required for most communication features.