Esther Moriarty

Best dating sites: How does EliteSingles compare?

EliteSingles is one of the best dating sites in the UK, but how exactly are we different to our main competitors? What is it that sets us apart? We believe we are the best dating site for sophisticated and ambitious singles serious in their search for love.

There are a lot of good dating sites out there, but what if good isn’t good enough. This article will compare three of UK’s best dating sites against EliteSingles to explain why we are the best dating site in the UK to meet singles serious in their search for a long-term relationship.

Why choose EliteSingles?

We can connect you to singles in UK who are also enthusiastic about finding long-lasting love. Our matchmaking system is designed to help you meet people you’re actually compatible with, so you have the best shot at long-term happiness. We match you with compatible partners by looking at your relationship requirements and answers to our in-depth personality test, which is based on Five Factor Model theory of personality traits, analysing your levels of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. We hide inactive users and manually verify all new profiles. This means that you can be sure of be matched with real people, with real long-term potential.

EliteSingles vs.

Match is a traditional search based online dating site. Members browse through profiles based on search criteria (such as physical looks, occupation, religion, etc.)

The entire process is much more cumbersome than the automated matchmaking service that EliteSingles provides. We send you up to 7 compatible matches a day, so you can browse through the best options and focus on dating. This way, you’re not overwhelmed by searching through people that likely won’t be for you, and instead browse those with whom you have actual relationship potential.

Another disadvantage to is that it displays adverts to its paying members. In comparison, EliteSingles has no other brands or products advertised on our site, even for our non-paying members. So, you will not be annoyed by distracting adverts whilst you date online with us.

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. Does this sound like you? Find out more about our members here.

Unusually for a dating site in 2016, eHarmony's LGBT offering is not integrated as part of its main site. Gay and Lesbian singles are redirected to use sister website 'Compatible Partners' instead. EliteSingles is proud to say we cater for gay dating and lesbian dating.

Our gay dating app also lets you keep up to date with partner suggestions, messages and update your profile on the go.

EliteSingles vs. PlentyOfFish (POF)

POF also algorithmically matches their users by asking them to complete a personality test based on the Five Model Theory. However, POF’s target audience is aged between 18-35, so if you are a little older, you may find that the membership numbers are tiny compared with EliteSingles.

Additionally, as POF is the UK’s largest free dating website, there is an increased risk of dating scammers and catfishers active on their site and POF doesn’t use ID verification to check their members. In order to avoid this on EliteSingles, we manually check each individual profile to guarantee that everyone on our site is serious about their search for love. We use ID Authentication, SSL Encryption, Fraud Detection and Manual Profile Verification to ensure our members feel completely secure when using our service.

Another downside to POF being free is that it runs primarily on advertising, so you are constantly bombarded by adverts whilst browsing. As the site relies on advertisers for revenue, they do not delete inactive members because the more members they have, the more they can charge for advert placement. At EliteSingles, our customer care team filters out inactive users to make sure you have the best chance of connecting with someone who is also looking for love.

If you are serious about finding love and think EliteSingles sounds like the site for you, get started today!

Join EliteSingles today!