EliteSingles matchmaking: how we help you find lasting love
But just how exactly does this EliteSingles matchmaking process work? Here we outline our matchmaking service and the algorithm behind it: the compatibility factors we use to create these lasting connections and the way in which you can use them to meet your next great match.
1. How our matchmaking gets to know you...
The foundation of our matchmaking process is our insightful personality test, a set of carefully selected questions that draw on those put forward in Costa and McCrae’ famous ‘Five Factor Model.’ It’s a test that uses psychological methodology to determine your levels of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism – or, put more simply, it’s a way for us to find out what it is that makes you unique.
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Once we’ve learned about you and what you want from a long-term relationship, we can start the matchmaking in earnest! We compare your results to thousands of others from your corner of America, creating a shortlist of potential matches with whom you have a lot in common. This makes the personality test a major part of our matchmaking process – but it’s not the only one.
2. How we take your preferences into account...
While our personality test gives us a good foundation to start making partner suggestions, we understand that relationships with long-term potential require more than just compatible personalities – you also need to have compatible lives. This is why we always try and take lifestyle factors, future plans and dating deal-breakers into account when matchmaking: we want you to find love that fits into your busy life (and not the other way around!).
We also understand that your relationship priorities may change and grow across time, which is why we allow for flexibility in your preference settings. While the personality questionnaire may not be re-done, your personal preference criteria can be altered in order to reflect any changes in your lifestyle. This includes, for instance, your preferred partner age, your location in the US, and your desire for children. If you do change these settings you're likely to notice a change in our matchmaking and the people that are selected for you.