The verdict? Both eharmony and Elite Singles are quality dating sites, but eHarmony wins for brand and technology strength. Plus, they check to make sure members are not married = golden.
One bit of advice: Each dating site out there attracts different types of people in each geographic area, so ask your friends and singles in your area who you trust which sites they like best in your city. Also, eharmony’s free version is a good way to check it out without commitment-even if romantic commitment is your ultimate goal.
While Elite Singles is a newer site focused on serious, long-term relationships and marriage for educated singles aged 30+, Match is one of the more established sites, with far more users, but a more general dating base of all ages, education levels, and different dating goals – including hookups, casual sex, casual dating – as well as serious relationships.
Elite Singles has a lengthy intake process, including an extensive questionnaire, while Match takes just a few minutes to connect. As far as communication tools and app functionality, Match is more advanced.
Zoosk, with its claim of 35 million users globally, is a similar Elite Singles comparison as Match – Zoosk is a general melting pot of daters, while Elite Singles is specifically for serious daters looking for partners who are also older than age 30, educated and looking for love.
While the free trial gives you a taste of what Elite Singles offers, that can be worth a look, but you have to pay to get in touch with other members. In other words, if you want any real traction with Elite Singles (or any other dating site, for that matter), you likely have to pay to play.
While Elite Singles seems to be a quality site aimed at connecting serious daters for serious relationships, eharmony offers superior technology, a 3-month free guarantee, video dating, and a much larger base of daters to increase your chances of dating success.
Also, check out our roundup of best dating apps and sites for single parents, as well as 11 hookup sites if that is your jam.
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Elite Singles does not specify what it means by reporting 85% of its members hold an above-average education, though it appears to mean that a large percentage of Elite Singles members have attended post-high-school university, even if they did not attain a degree.
Elite Singles claims its members are more educated, and more likely to work in professional fields than the general public. Also, the site is a little more expensive than some of its competitors.
Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, Elite Singles pairs you with members based on a compatibility score of 1 to 100. The higher the score, the higher the likelihood of compatibility for serious dating, according to the Elite Single’s algorithm.