Sorry college kids. This ain't for you. After some quick research aka a search in the iTunes store , I couldn't find the app anywhere, and was disappointed. I resorted to using the desktop version on my laptop in the mean time, which made me feel like I was taking part in the early days of online dating before apps made it more socially acceptable for young people to do this stuff.
Although since the clientele for this dating site seems to skew older, perhaps the lack of an app isn't the worst thing. As if there were any doubt in my mind before, the profile setup process convinced me that we are far from the instant gratification world of Tinder. The EliteSingles profile building process — which includes filling in your basic info plus taking the personality test — is lengthy.
But I can get behind a lengthy questionnaire. Its purpose seems logical: However, filling out the personality test definitely raised some questions for me as far as accuracy goes. Not to mention, some were also repetitive — or just downright awkward to answer. In one of the first sections, EliteSingles asks you to rate your own appearance in specific categories, asking how the following attributes apply to you: Since questions like these are entirely subjective beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all , it seems as though uploading picture should suffice.
Shouldn't my potential love interests be able to decide these things on their own? Getting past the initial awkwardness, some categories raised an eyebrow in a different way. Questions that asked me to determine how "rational," "opinionated," and "selfish" I am seem difficult to answer.
Signing up for a dating site is all about trying to put your best self forward. I hardly believe that anyone — even those who are aware that they're selfish — are going to put their bad traits on display if they can help it. It's the equivalent of choosing the unflattering double-chin photo as your main profile picture. I filled out the survey to the best of my ability, although it became especially tedious when they started repeating questions.
The questions covered everything from my satisfaction with myself, to how I behave in social situations, to how important certain character traits are to me in a partner. All-in-all the whole thing probably took me minutes. At the end, I received a detailed character analysis, which admittedly was kinda cool. It also explained the context behind the analysis and how each of the five categories applies to my life.
One of the drawbacks for the EliteSingles personality test though is that once it's done, you can't go back and tweak it or adjust your answers. All is not lost though, because following the personality test you have an opportunity to showcase your personality through a series of even more questions — these ones you fill out so that others can see what you've said in your profile. Choose from 11 different prompts and put however many you want on your profile, or you can hit "random question" and have the site pick one for you.
Aside from uploading some pictures — you can add up to 24 and connect to Facebook to pull pictures from there if you'd like — your profile is pretty much done.
The dating site provides you with three main ways to find someone:. Every day, EliteSingles recommends matches that it feels are compatible with your personality. We really like the fact that you can filter and narrow your matches based on height, distance, age, etc. So if you only want to see matches over 5'10" who live within 30 miles and have common interests, there's a filter for that. EliteSingles let's you know who's been creepin' on your profile.
Hey, it's like the online version of catching the cute guy at work checking you out as you walk by his desk.
Something about you caught their eye and made them pay your profile a visit, which can help you feel a bit more confident making the move to say hello. It's a lot easier to make the first move when you already know they're interested. The Have you Met We really like this feature. Why is this feature so great? Because sometimes we just don't know what the hell we want or need until it hits us in the face.
You can make a checklist of traits that the perfect partner will possess, but do you really want to miss out on Mr. Right just because they're a couple years younger than your selected age range? This feature gives that person a second shot at catching your eye. While we did appreciate the detailed personality analysis, we're not completely sold on the accuracy of the results. This is mainly because people bend the truth when they need to look good. Perhaps we'd feel differently if someone were taking the Five Factor on their own out of curiosity, but setting up a dating profile is the time to put together your most impressive resume — not identify your personality flaws and tattoo them across your dating profile.
People are filing this out knowing their answers are meant to make them appear attractive, so chances are you're not going to risk sharing something off-putting before you even get out of the gate. While we love the fact that you can filter your matches based on distance, we think EliteSingles could've done a little better than setting 30 miles as the lowest option.
For some, a mile difference is a considerable commitment — especially for a first date. The ability to narrow this down to a smaller area would be especially helpful for people who live in cites. Cities that are filled with professionals.
We'd at least like the option to narrow it down further, to 5 miles. Hey, the entire island of Manhattan is only EliteSingles claims to manually verify their profiles to avoid fake accounts, using SSL encryption and fraud detection technology. While this may help them identify scammers, it isn't stopping people from being dishonest on their profiles. I lied about my income and was never flagged, which makes me feel like I probably could've lied about other things, including my educational background, in order to seem more appealing.
While the EliteSingles personality test may be able to find out who you're compatible with, it doesn't focus much on who you're attracted to.
While the EliteSingles personality test may be able to find out who you're compatible with, it doesn't focus much on who you're attracted to. EliteSingles is one of those options that claims to have found the online formula for love, particularly for working professionals looking for real relationships. Also, from what we can tell from reviews and from our own list of matches, EliteSingles doesn't do the best job of abiding by your set criteria. We are dedicated to making sure we always treat your personal information with strict confidentiality. Average number of monthly global registrations New EliteSingles iOS App Like all the best dating apps , ours is designed for busy singles who prefer to manage their lives while out and about.
The heart wants what it wants, but EliteSingles limits you to seeing only profiles that could be potential matches. So if you have a "type" that EliteSingles doesn't think you're compatible with, you may be out of luck. Our Customer Care team vets all dating profiles to confirm authenticity, and we employ Profile Verification, SSL Encryption and Fraud Detection Systems to ensure that your data is safe when join our dating agency.
We help singles meet their perfect match and find a loving, long-term relationship. For city and country-dwellers, meeting single men or single women may often be a challenge. With us however, you won't need to compromise on the relationship you're looking for, or how far you're willing to travel to meet them. EliteSingles has a large and growing member base nationwide.
Like all the best dating apps , ours is designed for busy singles who prefer to manage their lives while out and about. You can complete the personality test, easily upload photos and fill out your profile details, all on the go! I had seen commercials for EliteSingles, and was originally hesitant.
But after registering and interacting with the site, I was impressed with the quality of my partner suggestions and just how much they took into consideration what I was looking for in my search for a partner. I have to admit I have been pleasantly surprised.
Mark - Boston. Looking for someone who is educated and motivated hasn't always been easy for me. After checking out Elite Singles, I decided to give it a try. I had to play around with the settings a little, but the people I am being suggested are precisely what I am looking for. So far, so good. Claire - Pittsburgh. I am a woman. Email Address Password.
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