EliteSingles

EliteSingles manually verifies dating profiles and relies on a thorough questionnaire to find matches. While meant for all ages, EliteSingles also offers senior-specific dating services.

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EliteSingles is an online dating service that manually verifies all profiles before they are displayed on the site. EliteSingles has both paid and free options, and a dedicated section for senior dating. EliteSingles users can see matches, view a limited number of each user’s profile photos, and receive messages from other users without a paid subscription.The service also boasts a mobile app for Google and Apple smartphones, although the app is only available to paid subscribers.

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Cost 5/10
Warranty 1/10
Ease of use 5/10
Customer support 6/10
Free subscription 9/10
Mobile app 7/10
LGBT friendly 10/10
Cancellation 9/10
Cost
Cost of service
$31.95/month to $59.95/month
Warranty
Money-back guarantee, if available
No refunds
Ease of use
How easy is it to use the service?
Internet-savvy seniors should have no problem using the website
Customer support
What types of customer service are available?
Phone and web-based customer support is available
Free subscription
Is a free subscription available?
Yes, but the free membership has limited functionality
Mobile app
Does this product have a mobile app?
Yes, but it is only available to paid subscribers
LGBT friendly
Does this site offer services for LGBT users?
Yes
Cancellation
How easy is the cancellation process?
Cancel through the website or by calling customer service
Age Score:
10
50-64 Years
9
65-74 Years
5
75-84 Years
5
85-Above

EliteSingles, as a web-based dating service, does not readily lend itself to being senior-friendly despite having a section dedicated to seniors. The website’s matching process requires that users answer a unique and extensive personality questionnaire,in which they rate their personality traits on a scale.Completing the questionnaire is a tedious process that may prove difficult for seniors who experience low energy levels or who have vision problems or cognitive issues.

EliteSingles does dedicate a separate section of their website to senior dating but does not have any special services just for seniors. Seniors unfamiliar with using the web may encounter problems using this service.

Health Score:
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Great Health
10
Good Health
7
Fair Health
1
Poor Health

A senior’s advancing health condition may adversely affect the utility of the EliteSingles Service. Seniors with health problems may not be able to use the website, especially if they have arthritis, vision problems, cognitive problems, or other health problems that affect their ability to navigate the web. Even if seniors of fair or poor health are able to use the EliteSingles website, they may not be able to leave their house or the hospital to meet up with potential matches.  The service is therefore best suited for healthier seniors who have the time and energy to look for a partner and go on dates.

Pros:

  • EliteSinglesuses a five-factor, scientifically-created personality questionnaire that users must complete in order to receive match suggestions. The personality quiz used by EliteSingles relies on the Big 5 Model of Personality and maps the five traits of extroversion, conscientiousness, agreeability, neuroticism, and openness.  Research has shown that an important factor in a successful relationship is the proper balance of these Big 5 traits.
  • Privacy and safety features include manual verification of profiles and photos to reduce the activity of scammers, software which disables the downloading of photos from the website, and the protection of all site information with data encryption. Premium members can use ID authentication for an additional layer of security when using the dating service.
  • The “Have you met” game on EliteSingles allows seniors to receive even more potential partner matches by suggesting individuals who did not meet at least one of the subscriber’s search criteria; the feature enables seniors to make quick decisions regarding whether to contact the match or hide the profile and move on to the next partner suggestion.
  • EliteSingles offers expert profile advice for singles who need help crafting an engaging profile, which could be useful for seniors who are new to the online dating world.
  • EliteSingles allows users to register for free to browse matches, although they cannot contact matches unless they become a paid member.

Cons:

  • EliteSingles has a relatively high monthly fee, and most features of the site are available only with a paid subscription. EliteSingles’ mobile app is only available to paid members, so seniors who wish to use their smartphone to find matches must pay for a subscription.
  • The personality questionnaire used by EliteSingles is rather lengthy and may pose a challenge for seniors who have vision problems or low energy levels.
  • The website does not have an option to live chat or video chat with singles and instead relies on an internal messaging system.

Bottom Line:

EliteSingles is a dating website that offers matching services for all ages, but also has a section dedicated to senior dating. EliteSingles offers many free capabilities, such as profile creation and photo uploads, as well as paid services including the use of the site’s mobile app. The website is convenient to use and relies on a thorough five-factor personality questionnaire that seniors must complete in order to receive matches. Features of the site include search, match suggestions, and recommendations of seniors who live nearby.

EliteSingles is the 2016 recipient of the Dating Sites Reviews’ Singles’ Choice Awards and the #7 Best Dating Site of 2017 at Top Ten Best Dating Sites.Seniors who are looking for a dating service with a comprehensive matching system, as well as privacy and safety features, will benefit from EliteSingles.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does this website offer an app?

EliteSingles offers a mobile app for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad) at the Apple iTunes Store and an app for Google Android through Google Play; however, it is only available for users who have a paid subscription.

Does this website offer dating services specifically for seniors?

Yes, EliteSingles offers dating services specifically for seniors. The matching algorithms used by EliteSingles can match seniors over the age of 50 with other seniors who share their interests and would be compatible personality-wise.

Does this dating service offer a free trial?  

No. It is free to create a profile on EliteSingles; however, premium services such as sending and receiving unlimited messages are only available to paid members.

More Information:

Product Details

Overview:

A basic free account with EliteSingles enables users to see matches, view a limited number of each user’s profile photos, and receive messages from other users.

Package Details:

EliteSingles offers both a free package and a dedicated premium package. The premium package has all of the features in the free package, as well as additional features for users who are more serious about dating.

The free dating services offered by EliteSingles allow users to create a personality profile, see matches, view a limited number of each user’s profile photos, and receive messages from other users.

The premium dating services offered by EliteSingles enables users to connect with other users in a more serious way. Premium users can send unlimited messages and obtain read receipts to see which users have viewed sent messages.Premium members can also view all of a fellow member’s profile photos, and use EliteSingles’ ‘have you met’ tool, which enables users to search for additional profiles using the user’s own criteria.Premium users also have access to the EliteSingles mobile app. The premium service costs $31.95/month for 12 months, $44.95/month for six months, and $59.95/month for three months.

Optional Accessories or Add-on Services: Members can visit the EliteSingles shop to buy informational sets of e-books and workbooks about various topics relating to love and romance ($47-$267).

Additional Company Details

Contract Details:

Users can cancel a Premium membership by visiting the EliteSingles website and selecting the cancellation link through the ‘My membership’ section. Users can also contact Customer Care by telephone to cancel their accounts.Users who cancel their accounts will receive a confirmation email informing them that they have reverted back to a free, basic membership.

In-app purchases made by Premium members can be canceled by following the instructions available for Apple and Android users.

To delete one’s profile, users must first cancel their Premium account (if they are a paid member). Free users can delete their account permanently and completely by visiting the “Account” section of the website, selecting “My Membership,” and clicking the deletion link at the bottom of the screen. Deleting one’s profile is permanent and will also delete all matches and messages.

Warranty: EliteSingles does not offer a warranty or guarantee of any kind. However, refunds may be issued in limited circumstances. Users seeking a refund can contact EliteSingles by filling out the form located on the website.

Accreditations: EliteSingles is the 2016 recipient of the Dating Sites Reviews’ Singles’ Choice Awards and is ranked #7 Best Dating Site of 2017 byTop Ten Best Dating Sites. Although EliteSingles is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau, it has received an F rating on the BBB website.

Company Details: EliteSingles calls itself “a professional dating site for busy American singles” and offers its own service specifically for seniors. EliteSingles was founded in 2008 by the German company Affinitas GmbH, wwhich alsoruns the dating websites Attractive World and eDarling. Today, Affinitas has 250 employees and operates both within the United States and internationally.

Contact: 

EliteSingles LLC
874 Walker Rd. Ste C
Dover, Delaware 19904
Tel: 1-800-674-7772
Email: https://www.elitesingles.com/customer-care/contactform?subject
Website: https://www.elitesingles.com/

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