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EliteSingles Review for Senior Singles

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With 65,000 new members every single week, EliteSingles is a fantastic choice for Aussie seniors who are looking for love and romance. The site has a serious feel to it, and most users are looking for something long term. Many of them are divorced or have suffered a loss, and are stepping back into the dating pool after a break. The famous personality quiz matches you based on core personality traits and has a great success rate. According to EliteSingles, over 2,500 people leave the site monthly because they have found the match they were looking for.


Your personality profile is not the same as your dating profile which users will see when they browse through the site. This is completed separately once you’ve finished the quiz. You can do this in your own time, but it will be your first impression to other singles, so make sure you fill this out as soon as possible.

The main part of EliteSingles is their famous personality quiz and the results. The site matches you based on the Factor Five personality model, which looks at how conscientious, agreeable, neurotic, extroverted and open you are.

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Using a powerful algorithm, you are then matched with between 3-7 other users per day who are suited to your personality. Using the Have You Met game, you can also reach out to up to 20 others. Once you’ve found someone you like, you can reach out using Guided Communication or a straight inbox message. If you choose Guided Communication, you will be helped to break the ice with initial questions, pre-set messages and prompts, before you start chatting openly. This is a great tip for seniors who might not be totally comfortable talking to new people online at first. Don’t forget to download the mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, which will allow you to access your messages and date on-the-go.

Sign up:

The initial sign up to become a member of EliteSingles only takes a couple of minutes. This involves entering an email address, choosing a password, and confirming your gender and sexual orientation. You are immediately a member of the site, and you can pause at this point if you don’t have time for a lengthy sign up process. Before you can enter the site fully, you will need to take the famous EliteSingles personality test. It’s a lot of fun, and is the foundation of how the site matches you with other singles. The whole test can take up to half an hour or longer if you are less confident reading and replying online, so you will need to make sure you set aside some time to fill it in. At any point you can save progress and log out. The first few questions are about your background and lifestyle, such as your marital status and education. You will be asked how important your partner's age is to you. You can then choose how much you agree with statements such as “I am happy with my appearance” or “I like to do nice things for people.” Some of these questions might require you to dig a little deeper than usual!

personality test questions

You can also rate yourself on a scale for adjectives such as ‘Warm’, ‘Reliable’, ‘Anxious’ or ‘Kind’. All of this helps EliteSingles make an accurate personality profile for you, as well as match you with the right kind of partners. Are you adventurous? Frugal? Satisfied with your life? Take your time to make sure you’re being honest here. We love extra elements like the opportunity to think about how your friends would describe you.

personality test friendship question

The final sections of the quiz are all about what things you want to have in common with your matches, and what your passions and interests in life are.


EliteSingles manually verifies every single profile which enters the site and with over 200,000 new members per month, that’s no easy feat! This means that any scammers are easily weeded out, and any users who aren’t taking the sign up seriously, as well. Once you’re logged in, you can choose to have your ID verified with the help of an official document to help other singles see that you are who you say you are. You can also make your status inactive, so that you can have a break in receiving matches or getting messages while you get to know a particular user, or just if you need some time off. EliteSingles has some of the best safety elements we’ve seen, which is duly impressing!

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There are three options for sign up, which are split into 3, 6 and 12 month deals. The 3 month deal is the most expensive at $79.95 per month as well as being the most limited, only allowing your matches and communication tools to be unlocked. If you upgrade to a six month package, this will cost $49.95 per month, and unlock all the features of the site, including seeing who has visited your profile, extra daily matches, and getting read receipts on your messages from other users. Some people might want to commit for a 12 month contract which reduces the cost to $44.95 per month. You can pay by PayPal or by credit/debit card. You should be aware that all packages you choose automatically renew themselves at the end of the term so your contact is never cut off without warning.

Ease of Use:

The site is easy to use, without a lot of complicated bells and whistles. The sign up can be a bit overwhelming as it is anything but short. However, there are a few elements added to make it easier such as a progress bar at the top of the page to show you how much you have left to complete, as well as a button to save and come back later on every page. On the site itself, you will see useful tips and tutorials on how to find everything you need.

help sections

Head to the help section if you have any problems, all the troubleshooting questions are categorized for ease of use and are really simple to navigate with the help of a keyword search. If you still need support, reach out by contact form or direct email address.

The Search:

The help section at EliteSingles works a little differently than on other dating sites. Because this is primarily a matchmaking site, you won't be able to browse singles without limits, but rather need to wait for your matches. You can edit the search criteria for basic info such as age, distance, religion and whether they have children at any time from the search tool. You won’t be able to change your personality test results which is what the matching algorithm is based on.

Bottom Line:

EliteSingles is exactly what it says on the tin, an elite place to be matched with the right kind of singles for your personality. The quiz is world-famous and has an undeniable success rate, and I love senior friendly extras such as page specific tutorials, guided communication and a thorough manual verification process for added safety.

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