15.12.2017

EliteSingles vs Other Leading Dating Sites

At EliteSingles, we pride ourselves on being the go-to dating site for the UK'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 UK 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 over 1000 British singles about their education levels and online dating platform usage.1 The answers, gathered from randomised data between April 2016 and November 2017, revealed that if you're seeking a highly educated partner in the UK, EliteSingles is the place to start.

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 UK, personality, relationship goals and income/education levels.

EliteSingles also differs from Match in that, overall, our members are educated to higher levels. In fact, this latest study proved that the percentage of EliteSingles members holding Doctorate degrees is double that of Match.com members.

Percentage of Match.com members with Doctorate degrees: 3%
Percentage of EliteSingles members with Doctorate degrees: 6%

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. Whilst 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. While both eHarmony and EliteSingles boast more highly educated singles than Match.com, the survey showed that advanced education levels are higher overall on EliteSingles.

Percentage of eHarmony members with Doctorate degrees: 5%
Percentage of EliteSingles members with Doctorate degrees: 6%

Meeting highly educated singles in the UK

This latest study is revealing, and it helps back up one of our proudest claims: that we're Britain's premium dating site for highly educated singles. In fact, by going back as far as 20132, it's possible to see that EliteSingles has long had an association with those who go above and beyond with education:

Education level: Match.com eHarmony EliteSingles
Bachelor's Degree 42% 45% 41%
Graduate Degree3 17% 15% 24%

Ultimately, what both these studies show is that, if you're an educated single man or woman in the UK, and you're looking to bond with other singles on your wavelength, there's only one place to start: EliteSingles.

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