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85% of our US members hold an above average education.
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Thousands of singles find love through EliteSingles every month.

Insider insights: how does EliteSingles work?

When you join an online dating website, we understand that you want to know a little more about the process. Online dating can be daunting, and you may be wondering ‘how does EliteSingles work?’ We break down EliteSingles’ approach for long-term relationship success.

Compatibility is key to a happy and healthy relationship. At EliteSingles we have developed the winning formula to bring together compatible American singles that are genuinely looking for serious relationships. We outline how to use EliteSingles in five simple steps, and explain how EliteSingles works for you. 

Understanding how to use EliteSingles for ultimate online dating success

Following the steps to successful online dating, let’s see how to use EliteSingles to achieve your relationship goals. At the heart of our formula is the matchmaking process. By following this simple process and ticking all the boxes, you can prepare to meet your match and make the most of your dating experience.  We break down the 5 easy steps to successful online dating below.  

Step 1: Register 

The first step in the process is to sign up. It may be easy to overlook this step, but to join the EliteSingles online dating community, the first step is to fill in a short registration form. Registration is free, and gives you access to the following step – the personality test.

Ready to join?  Register here and take the first step to finding love. 

Step 2: Take the personality test 

In order to find like-minded matches, we need to know more about what you think and how you feel. The personality test is a fundamental part of our successful matchmaking method as it gives us an in-depth understanding of your attributes and personality.

The personality test is based on McCrae and Costa’s renowned ‘Five Factor Model’. Based on psychological theory of personality, the test evaluates you across five domains: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. It is central to our matchmaking process, and based on these results, the smart profiling can send you 3-7 compatible matches daily. The questions are not difficult, however, put the time aside to answer honestly and in a relaxed manner. Taking the personality test will help us to identify compatible singles, and is one of the principal ways we stand out from our competitors. How does EliteSingles work for you? Now you know!

Read more: Understand the personality test in more detail. 

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Step 3: Complete your online profile

Once you have completed the personality test, it’s time to add the personal details to your profile. Complete the personal information on your profile accurately, and double-check it for any mistakes. Our top tip is to approach this process with a positive attitude, as this will come across when your matches visit your profile.

Selecting your photographs is an important step in setting up an engaging profile. Your profile photographs act as your first impression online, and so it is worth putting some thought into your selection. On your EliteSingles account, you can upload photos in the following formats: JPG, GIF, PNG or MBP, but ensure that your photograph does not exceed 9.7 MB in size. Choose an image that is taken in a good lighting, and preferably one in which you feel comfortable. The best photographs for your profile are images which include only you, as a group of people may be confusing to your potential matches. And lastly, show your face clearly - your potential matches want to see the real you on your profile!

Want to know more about setting up your profile? We have the details covered with these expert tips.

Step 4: Receive profile suggestions

At the heart of how to use EliteSingles successfully is the matchmaking process itself. The matching starts with the personality test, which is used to identify suitable profiles. Beyond looking at the levels of various personality attributes in the personality test, EliteSingles’ smart profiling also looks at what is important to you in terms of lifestyle, location, and relationship goals.

Evaluating your unique details and using an algorithm to compare compatibility, the matchmaking process selects and sends you profiles who match with your preferences. We aim to send you 3-7 personalized profile suggestions daily; however, you can also use our ‘Have you met…’ feature to actively search out additional profile matches for yourself.

Read more: How our matchmaking process works for you

Step 5: Meet your match

You are now ready to meet your match. To build a long-term connection you need to make the space for a new relationship in your life. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, many are successful professionals and lead active lifestyles, but whatever it is that’s important to you, you need to create a healthy work-life balance. To be ready to build a positive and lasting bond, ensure that there is the space for a flourishing relationship to develop.

Did you know that good relationships boost your health? Read more about this Harvard research. 

How does EliteSingles work for me?

Beyond guiding you through the steps in online dating, EliteSingles works to ensure that you benefit from the process. Try our handy mobile dating app, optimized for smart-phones and tablets for iOS or Android; this should mean your love life can keep up with your busy lifestyle. And bursting with helpful advice and expert tips about relationships, the EliteSingles magazine provides all you need to know about dating. It covers topics from how to flirt online and read your date’s body language, to what to wear on your first date.

Now that you are ready to start online dating, take the first step, and register today!

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