A Closer Look at the Best Dating Apps
Which is the best dating app for me?
If you’re pulling your hair out trying to decide between a slew of apps with names like ‘Cherish’, ‘Tikkle’ and ‘LoveHouse’, fear not; EliteSingles has assembled a definitive who’s-who of well-known dating apps to help you make the right choice for your specific needs and tastes. With Pew Research showing a sizeable increase in people turning to apps to meet their significant partner since 2013, how on earth do you work your way through it all? We’ve examined several key competitors below, highlighting what works in each before comparing them with our own app, to show you why ours is one of the very best dating apps around today.
Match.com - Search based on interests and personality
Features: Browse profiles based on criteria such as appearance, interests and job type. Personalized matches are sent to you everyday that have been matched with your personality and the interests you list when signing up.
The EliteSingles approach: Our personality test is one of the most extensive out there, based on an algorithm implemented by psychologists and statisticians. This means that we’re able to accurately match you to singles that share not only your interests, but attributes of your personality too. We send our users seven compatible matches every single day to allow you to narrow your search; perfect for discerning professionals.
Tinder - Swipe 'yes' or 'no' to match with singles
Features: Tinder is a dating app that allows users to browse a variety of singles in their area via minimalistic profiles that feature several photos and a brief bio. By either swiping left or right on a user’s profile picture to indicate interest, users find matches primarily based on physical attraction.
The EliteSingles approach: With the vast majority of Tinder users aged between 18 and 30, a lot of the app’s interface is geared towards a more visual approach to pairing. If you’re looking for a more long-term romantic relationship, EliteSingles’ personality test, matching algorithm and general user base might be of interest to you. Also, EliteSingles’ app sits comfortably alongside the desktop version, meaning that you can use our services in whichever way suits you best.
eHarmony - Match with singles based on a personality test
Features: eHarmony follows a similar format to EliteSingles, in that singles signing up will fill out a personality test that is then used to match them to individuals with similar interests and values.
The EliteSingles approach: If you’re a professional person trying to find love, your choice of app is crucial to the degree of success you experience; there are a lot of singles out there who may end up wasting your valuable time. This is something we understand innately at EliteSingles, and it’s the reason that our core user base is primarily educated, professional singles between the ages of 30 – 55.
PlentyofFish (POF) - Pair up with a personality test or by swiping
Features: Again, PlentyofFish uses a personality test to pair up potential love birds. Like Tinder, PlentyofFish is free to use. Also like Tinder, POF allows users to either press ‘tick’ or ‘cross’ on other singles profiles when seeking a match.
The EliteSingles approach: POF’s average user age is between 18 and 35, which means it’s less likely that more mature users will find someone closer to their age. Another important aspect is that whilst using the EliteSingles app, paying users can expect a smooth, ad free experience with a highly intuitive interface.
Zoosk: Behavioral matchmaking to connect large membership base
Features: Zoosk is available as an app or on a desktop and requires a paid subscription to unlock key features. With various browsing options, it uses behavioral matchmaking to learn about the user and connect them with SmartPick matches. Features like Zoosk coins can be used to send virtual gifts, and millions of users mean there is always someone available to chat to.
The EliteSingles approach: If you know what you’re looking for, you probably don’t want to dally waiting for an algorithm to learn more about you and send you matches. At EliteSingles the personality test comes first, and using psychological research to understand your preferences, we know what you want from the get-go.
Happn - Meet singles who frequent the same areas as you
Features: Happn takes a slightly different approach to dating, putting proximity first. The app provides users with potential matches based on who they have crossed paths with in the past, with the idea being that singles will have something in common right from the offset.
The EliteSingles approach: The range for potential matches is only 250 meters, which keeps your dating options local. This is tricky if you live in a neighborhood that doesn’t contain many singles your own age, or if you live outside the city. On the EliteSingles app, users are able to set their search area themselves. Just because you may live in a remote location, it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find your perfect match!
Coffee Meets Bagel: A choice of matches who already like you
Features: On Coffee Meets Bagel you’re sent select ‘bagels’ - potential matches- at noon every day. If you both want to connect, a chat opens for 7 days. This dating app uses your Facebook account to identify matches from with the pool of friends of friends. It keeps things manageable by streamlining the selection process. By using an in-app currency (‘beans’) you can also ‘Give & Take’ profiles.
The EliteSingles approach: Our advanced matchmaking system uses personality research to select a match. This ensures that you’re introduced to singles who share the same goals as you, the main objective being to find a long-term relationship.
Bumble - Swipe to match, but only females can initiate conversation
Features: Bumble is a dating service based entirely within an app, and is based primarily profile pics. However, the difference from Tinder is that Bumble requires female users to make the first move. If a match occurs and the female party doesn’t initiate conversation with 24 hours, the match will be erased.
The EliteSingles approach: EliteSingles differs from a swipe-based approach where matching is largely centered on the photos a user chooses to display. Instead, our process shines as it pairs singles on the results of our personality test and their shared interests. This means users are much more likely to see sparks when beginning a new conversation.
OKCupid - Browse and find matches via questions and responses
Features: Another free-at-entry option, OKCupid allows users to browse and find matches without paying anything. Matches are found via answering various questions and dictating your ideal partner’s responses to those questions. OKCupid allows users to message anybody they wish, meaning that there’s always plenty of people to talk to.
The EliteSingles approach: By signing up with EliteSingles you have instant access to an app that is sleek and incredibly intuitive to use. What’s more, you can only be messaged by singles you’ve matched with, making for a dating experience that is directly tailored towards your preferences
Hinge: Using Facebook to find love
Features: On Hinge all the matches are selected from your extended social network, meaning you will always have at least one mutual friend. This means you have the opportunity to ask said friend some questions before you decide to meet your match in person. You use Facebook to sign up, and this dating app is based entirely on your FB profile. This means anyone can comment on each other’s photos if you pass the FB test of chemistry - mutual connections.
The EliteSingles approach: We value your privacy, and like to make a big deal of confidentiality and keeping your personal details safe. You can choose what you want potential matches to know about you on your profile.
What makes EliteSingles the best dating app for professional singles?
The EliteSingles app is able to stand confidently out from the crowd for a number of reasons. In order to be one of the very best dating apps around, we offer a distinct range of services on a high-functioning platform.
The app is designed to be slick and easy to use, in order to suit our user base of dynamic, educated professionals. Never mind cluttered menus and difficult to navigate site structures – our app couldn’t be simpler to use. EliteSingles was placed first in a recent Newsweek survey of America's Best Customer Service for Online Dating Sites 2019!
Registered users are sent between 3 and 7 personality matches every day, thanks to our unique matchmaking algorithm and our personality test based on the renowned Five Factor Model. By measuring different parameters of our users’ personalities, such as open-mindedness and adventurousness, we’re able to accurately predict which singles you will have a connection with.
Users can check out who has viewed their profiles – the perfect starting point for a conversation.
You can easily swap messages, comment on each other’s listed interests (a great way to initiate a new conversation) and send pictures using our unique messaging system. With our premium membership, you’re able to send as many messages as you like, giving you all the resources you need to seek out your next love.
As it is supported on both iOS and Android, our app is available on both the iTunes Appstore and Google Play. If you’re searching for romance, don’t waste one more second: sign up to EliteSingles and take our personality test today, and get the ball rolling.