By Top10BestDatingSites Staff
Elite Singles is made for the professional single Canadian, and their audience is more than 13 million singles who use their patented personality profiling and sophisticated interface to find love online. They attract the more educated singles, with over 67% of the members being university graduates, and are usually established in their careers and in their 30’s.
While the main pull of Elite Singles is the comprehensive sign up and profiling, they also have some great dating tools and additional features. Inbox messaging is easy to use, and they even offer fantastic matchmaking tools. You can share updates, as well as your recent photos, and you can send winks and flirts directly to another user inbox. We love the customizable questions which help you break the ice with potential singles.
When you select a member’s profile to view, you’ll be able to read more about them, including their religion, habits and if they have or want children. You’ll also view short blurbs where they describe themselves in their own words, including hobbies, passions and lifestyle. Got some time? Browse the fun Elite Magazine, which is available on the website and offers loads of great tips and stories about the online dating world.
Once you’ve answered the basic info section, and included an email address, you can immediately get started with the personality questionnaire which has made Elite Singles one of the most popular dating websites in Canada. It is based on the big 5 model of personality dimensions, and will take you about 20 minutes. You can always go away and come back to it if you don’t have time to complete it in one sitting.
Questions are really varied and include personality traits you believe you are and want in a partner. You will also be shown statements to agree or disagree with on a sliding scale.
If you want to describe yourself in your own words, you can do this during the personality quiz, but this won’t be the section which other members see about you. Save that for your profile, which can be filled in later on once the quiz is complete.
Elite Singles almost naturally promotes a safe environment for online dating, as most people with malicious intent will not want to sit through a half hour sign up! Having said that, it is always good to be careful when dating online, and therefore has an entire page where they discuss online dating safety tips both on and offline. These include never disclosing financial information, and taking your time before moving to an offline meet. All profiles and photos are moderated by a human staff member before being allowed on the website.
While it is free to make a profile and search other member’s profiles on Elite Singles, you may want to pay for a subscription to get the most out of the site. There are two options, premium and premium plus. Take a look at the benefits and features of each, such as unlimited messaging, access to read receipts and 20 extra matches per day to decide which is the best option for you. Full functionality of the site for 3 months is $64.95 per month, and 6 months is cheaper at $39.95 per month. Your most competitive option is opting for a 12 month subscription which is only $37.95 per month, saving 40% on full price; what a deal!
We had no trouble navigating through Elite Singles, although more senior users may want to complete the personality profile in a few sittings. There are not many ads on the site, and you are not bombarded with photos of singles due to the unique nature of matchmaking Elite Singles employs.
If you have any problems, Elite Singles offers a help section with FAQs, a knowledge base and a contact form.
Unlike the search functionality at many other online dating sites, Elite Singles uses your search preferences to update your matches and edit the results of your personality quiz. You can choose from a variety of options by clicking on the search button. These include broad filters like location, as well as more specific choices such as income, religion, lifestyle habits and plans for the future.
Members are encouraged to refine their search parameters often so that the Elite Singles matches can be as accurate as possible.
We love the simple and elegant design at Elite Singles, and the matchmaking features are second to none for their target audience. Fantastic for educated professionals in Canada.
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