This makes it more appropriate for the ’30s and over crowd due to the less rushed approach they use. New users have to answer questions that will help them build a profile that will match them with compatible partners from the app’s database.
The concept of EliteSingles is that it makes the matches for you and leaves it to you to decide if you like the selection(s) they matched you up with or not.
Their claim is that they profile users who are more refined (hence the “elite” claim) than other hit n’ run hookup apps on the market.
So, since you can’t just browse their database and choose for yourself, you’ll need to pay close attention to your responses to the personality questions so that you guarantee an appropriate match… that’s the theory anyway.
So, for those of you out to really meet someone for a serious relationship, then let’s give EliteSingles a test drive.
Even though it doesn’t give you that impression at the outset, EliteSingles can get a bit intimidating once you start answering questions because of the sheer volume of probing questions that you need to answer before you can get to the heart of the app and start meeting people.
It starts off innocuously enough… you select your gender, what you’re looking for, your birth date, your education, etc… and then you’re asked to determine how important all these things are in your potential match.
Your profile is built up at the very outset, based on a series of almost 120 personality questions. Yes, you read that right… 120 questions.
I know it sounds like a lot (and it is!), but the consolation is that it is for a good cause after all, don’t you think?
Just keep an eye at the top of the screen and you’ll see a green progress line that will tell you how far along you are… it is just so you know that the end is in sight.
The questions will start to dig deeper, and it seems like an endless exercise. But that’s why I’m here… to tell you that you need to keep your mind in the game and focus on your answers if you want to end up with any meaningful results.
Anyway, as the questions continue to roll forward, you will find that sometimes they touch on what might be considered awkward or “politically incorrect” questions such as religious beliefs, your (and your potential partner’s) ethnic background and related preferences, income, looks, etc….
Well, as intrusive and somewhat offensive as it is, on one hand, it does help avoid future misunderstandings resulting from bad matches and deal-breakers, on the other.
It will take the embarrassment out of trying to back off from a match who is perhaps too conservative, or who holds views that aren’t necessarily compatible with yours.
After that you’ll get to the personality questions (you know, the typical “I get angry easily”, “I am easy to please”, etc…). Harmless enough.
And just as soon as you think you’re done (you’ve actually answered around 30% or so up to this point)… you’ll get this message: “You’ve made it this far! Let’s keep going. We would like to get to know you better!”… aaargh.
Just a word of caution, at about this point you will want to start just clicking away on any answers just to finish, but I suggest that you take it slowly and be consistent because some of the questions are basic repetitions on a theme that won’t deal well with contradicting responses very well (i.e. you don’t want to answer a previous question that you are an extrovert, and then later say that you prefer to be alone rather than in a big social group).