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