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EliteSingles.com (previously known as eDarling outside of the United States) has over 30 million users worldwide. It claims to be a serious dating site, one that looks to match professional men and women, many of whom are older, at 30+, and want to enter into long-term relationships that lead to marriage. Like other matchmaking sites of its kind, it asks people interested in joining to complete a lengthy, comprehensive questionnaire before signing up.

EliteSingles.com Main Features Reviewed

  • The questionnaire you need to complete is one of EliteSingles.com’s main selling points as it says the results will help them find the right person for you. This person will be highly educated (over 70% of members are college graduates) and looking to enter a committed relationship. 

  • The downside here is that you must answer the questions before you can see the type of people you are matched with; given the test is lengthy (there are 200 questions, and it takes around 30 minutes to fill in) this could mean you end up wasting your time, finding out that the men or women you want to meet aren’t on the site.  

  • Once you have signed up, you will start receiving matches that meet your relationship criteria. There is no guarantee as to the number of matches you will receive, but the site says it should be at least one a day; you can get more matches by paying a premium membership. You can also look at the profiles of members to see if there is someone out there for you.   

  • If there is, you can communicate with people via messaging (email) and chat. If you want to meet someone, you can exchange phone numbers. Beyond this, there seem to be limited features, less than you would expect on a site such as this and at the price point.

EliteSingles.com Pro and Cons Reviewed

Pros 

  • A worldwide site with a large membership, however, the focus is matching people locally so, if you are interested in international relationships this probably isn’t the site for you

  • Higher number of matches than comparable sites (with premium membership)

  • Highly educated members

 

Cons

  • Lack of flexibility – has a mobile site but only has a mobile app for iOS

  • Expensive against comparable sites and no refunds available if the site isn’t for you

  • No guarantee there will be matches that meet your criteria

  • You can only confirm members are verified with a premium membership, meaning otherwise you do not know if the person you are talking to is genuine.

EliteSingles.com Prices Reviewed

EliteSingles.com allows you to fill out the initial questionnaire and see overviews of your potential matches for free. To find out more, you will need to sign up for membership. There are two levels of membership, a premium account and a premium plus account. For both, the longer you sign up for, the lower your monthly rate. Both are expensive compared to similar sites and given the limited features on offer. 
 

Premium account

 

Duration
Cost (USA)
1 Month
$49.95
3 Months
$29.95 per a month (equaling $89.95)
6 Months
$19.95 per a month (equaling $119.70)
12 Months
$14.95 per a month (equaling $179.40)

 

Premium Plus account

 

Duration
Cost (USA)
3 Months
$69.95 per a month (equaling $209.85)
6 Months
$59.95 a month for six months (equaling $359.70) 
12 Months
$39.95 per a month (equaling $519.35 for the year)

 

For premium plus accounts, you will need to sign up for at least three months.

Overall: Is EliteSingles.com a Scam or Trusted Site?

EliteSingles.com is an international dating site that has a large membership spread across most countries. Despite this, it’s focus is matching people locally, not supporting people who are looking for international matches (so there are no translation services offered for example). These matches are said to be with professionals with at least college degrees, however as verification is not offered unless you are a premium member you cannot guarantee that people registering on the site are telling the truth, which might mean you become a victim of a scam on EliteSingles.com.

 

To get this verification, you will need to sign up for the Premium Plus membership, which is very expensive even when compared to similar sites with no guarantee of matches or that there will be suitable people available in your area. This means a costly leap of faith if you sign up.

 

EliteSingles.com reviews also talk about scams with people who had used the site saying that they did not always get sent matches and when they did they do not believe that they were legitimate. When they then tried to cancel, even during the cancellation period, they were unable to. Poor customer service is also cited in these reviews and the fact that many people signed up for a trial but were charged the yearly subscription, which is non-refundable, leaving them significantly out of pocket.

Ratings
  • Easy to use: 5/10
  • Easy registration: 3/10
  • Number of accounts: 7/10
  • Quality of profiles: 8/10
  • Simplicity of search: 7/10
  • Customer Support: 5/10
  • Price: 5/10
PROS
  • Large base of profiles
  • Matching is based on the quality compatibility surveys
CONS
  • High costs
  • Site provides only basic services
Features
  • Financial Security: yes
  • Innovation Features: yes
  • Services Variety: no
  • Scam: no
  • Free photo access: yes
  • Free message sending: yes
  • Two-way video chat: no

elitesingles.com reviews (5)

  1. Henry
    January 16, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Dumb site. This site is one of the worst dating sites. There are not many filters on the site….you can filter the people only the basis of age, and distance. There is no filter to find people on the basis of education qualification, or interests. Moreover, there are not many people on this site, and the distance shown are also not true. Once I chatted with a girl, only to find out later that she stays 5000 miles away from me. And, when because of all these reason I cancelled my subscription, I found out that due to their auto renewal policy they kept debiting the amount from my card, and never ever sent an email or message informing me of the same. They are crooks, and I don’t understand that how even in this day and age companies like this can operate. Why there is no complaint again such companies who make fool of vulnerable people, who might be in tight financial position, and have no desire to renew the subscription.

  2. Walter
    November 26, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    Stay away! Terrible website that I have come across. First of all they charge you so much, and then they charge even after you have cancelled your subscription. Apparently they have a policy to renew the subscription 7 days before the actual subscription date. And, can just use your card anytime they want to, without your permission. Once I removed my card, I received a message stating that my £ 50 were due, and I needed to clear my dues immediately. All this is seriously horrible, and I would never recommend this app to anyone.

  3. Patrick
    October 06, 2017 at 7:37 PM

    The site stole £ 90 from my account. They are cheats, and have a number of cases running after them in the court. In several of these cases they have been asked to pay the penalty to the customer, but they hardly pay any penalty. They have numerous ids through which they operate, and numerous company offices. They keep changing their office locations regularly, so it become easy for them to fraud people, and abscond. I would suggest that instead of paying hefty amount to this company, and then getting into their fraud as well, simply register yourself on other free dating sites.

  4. Douglas
    September 21, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Steer away from them. I just got a call from my bank, and I was informed that ES tried to make a transcription of £ 267 from my account, while the membership fee per month is merely £ 25. This is simply fraud! I asked my bank to simply stop the transaction, and block them. I just wonder what would have happened had I not been contacted by my bank. This is a terrible site, which has looted numerous people of their money. There are so many negative reviews about this company, I just wish that I should have checked these reviews before getting myself registered on this stupid site.

  5. Harold
    February 02, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    I was about to get robbed I was really close to losing all my hard earned money to this company. First of all, I was required to fill a really long questionnaire, which was really time consuming. After diligently filling this questionnaire, when I searched for the matches, I found that everyone’s faces were blurred out, and I was required to fill in my credit card details in order to even see the faces of the other website users. This website is a crook, and is just looking to make big money, without providing even the basic facilities to the customers.

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