If you haven’t been able to click with people on most mainstream dating apps, consider a more specialized service like EliteSingles. This site is aimed at intellectuals who value their professional lives and are looking for someone to have deep conversations with.
EliteSingles “is an excellent site for highly educated working professionals,” says Dr. Lee Phillips, psychotherapist and certified sex and couples therapist—especially those who “have certain expectations when it comes to dating. Some of these expectations may include having a college education and being a hard-working professional.”
Since SilverSingles and EliteSingles are owned by the same company, they have a lot in common. EliteSingles also asks users to take a research-based personality test and shows them three to seven matches a day based on their answers. The quiz allows users to state what qualities are most important to them in a partner.
Like most apps and sites we’ve evaluated, EliteSingles offers free memberships but requires users to pay in order to message others.
Why we chose EliteSingles: Due to the extensive quizzes members have to take, the sign-up process can become quite lengthy. But we believe this is a good thing because it ensures that the site only attracts users who are serious about finding relationships with like-minded people. Plus, for members’ safety, profiles are manually verified, and photos cannot be copied or downloaded from the site, so your personal information stays confidential.
Our experience: We liked using the “Have We Met” feature, which allowed us to browse other profiles on top of our daily matches. We also liked that we could swipe “yes” or “no” to other users. But we were frustrated that there wasn’t an instant chat or phone option for support—you’ll have to wait up to two days to get a response over email.
EliteSingles is a niche dating platform that’s designed for those with a higher-level education. A large percentage of its users have college degrees, and it comes with advanced matchmaking tools to help you connect with your perfect date. Chief among these is the personality test, which drives your AI-selected matches.Since EliteSingles delivers matches directly to your profile daily, it’s an excellent option for those who don’t have time to search for or browse user profiles to find a date. It has an excellent mobile app, but memberships are somewhat expensive. All things considered, we’d suggest testing EliteSingles if you value intelligence and critical thinking in your partner.
- Matches are based on personality test results
- 82% of members are university graduates
- Profiles are manually verified
- Members must pay to see photos and get matches
- Time-consuming signup process