EliteSingles vs Other Leading Dating Sites

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At EliteSingles, we pride ourselves on being the go-to dating site for the US’s highly educated singles. But how do we compare to other major online dating platforms? When it comes to meeting singles with degrees, how does EliteSingles size up against Match and eHarmony? We break down the cold hard facts…

Online dating with EliteSingles – what makes us different?

EliteSingles is a premium online dating site designed to help American singles connect. With an average age of 30-55, and a focus on serious relationships, we naturally attract a high number of single professionals, alongside academics and other highly educated, high income singles. But how do our numbers compare with other dating sites like eHarmony and Match.com?

To find out, we surveyed 1000 single Americans about their education levels and online dating platform usage.1 The answers, gathered from randomized data between April 2016 and November 2017, revealed that if you’re seeking a highly educated partner in the US, EliteSingles is the place to start.

EliteSingles vs. eHarmony

eHarmony is a similar online dating site to EliteSingles in that it also uses a compatibility matching system and asks their users to complete an extensive personality questionnaire. However, what predominately sets EliteSingles apart from eHarmony is our membership base. While eHarmony’s target audience is very broad, EliteSingles focuses primarily on professional and educated singles aged 30 – 55.

But does that translate into EliteSingles members having higher education levels overall than those who use eHarmony? In a word, yes. In fact, this latest study proved that the percentage of EliteSingles members holding Doctorate degrees is four times that of eHarmony members.

Percentage of eHarmony members with Doctorate degrees: 3%
Percentage of EliteSingles members with Doctorate degrees: 12%

EliteSingles vs. Match.com

A traditional search based online dating site, Match.com has its members browse through profiles based on search criteria (such as physical looks, occupation, religion, etc.). EliteSingles differs from Match in that we prefer to streamline this search, bringing our members up to 7 highly tailored matches each day. We base these suggestions on the things that matter most for compatibility: location in the US, personality, relationship goals and income/education levels.

EliteSingles also differs from Match in that, overall, our members are educated to higher levels. While both Match and EliteSingles boast more highly educated singles than eHarmony, the survey showed that advanced education levels are more than twice as high overall on EliteSingles.

Percentage of Match.com members with Doctorate degrees: 5%
Percentage of EliteSingles members with Doctorate degrees: 12%

Meeting highly educated singles in the US

This latest study is revealing, and it helps back up one of our proudest claims: that we’re America’s premium dating site for highly educated singles. Whether it’s an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate degree, EliteSingles members are ahead of the pack:

Education level: eHarmony Match EliteSingles
Bachelor’s/Undergraduate Degree 42% 41% 47%
Postgraduate Degree2 24% 26% 29%

Ultimately, what this study shows is that, if you’re an educated single man or woman in the US, and you’re looking to bond with other singles on your wavelength, there’s only one place to start: EliteSingles.


1 Data based on the results from online surveys sent to randomized groups of people between 25 and 64 years old, non-related to Marketing/Market research/ Advertising/ PR/ TV, Radio or Print Media/ Dating Agencies/ Internet providers or Online Media, unmarried, with an income of 40k USD or above. Total sample size: 948 people.

2 ‘Postgraduate degree’ includes all those educated to Masters’ level or above.


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