18,000 New Members a Week (All the info we could find)


£23.95 A MONTH






56% | 44%

WhichDate Review – October 21, 2019

Higher priced dating site. Uses algorithms to serve you 3-7 matches a day. Aimed at professionals but I was disappointing with the matches overall.

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Elite Singles Review: Everything you need to know before signing up

Read how we got on when we used the Elite Singles dating site, We've put together an in depth Elite Singles review, including the cost, the features, a summary and some more reviews from real users.

BIO: 40 year old Male who lives in the south of England

Elite Singles is an online dating website that uses scientific algorithms to match user profiles, much like eHarmony. 
The business is owed by Affinitas, a well established German company who own other dating sites and have approximately 13 million users all told.  
Their marketing and user base are focused on 'affluent' and educated users, which also leans itself more to users in big cities than those in the countryside. 
Below you can see the cost to join as well as the number and make up of their users, please contact me if you would like any more information on joining Elite Singles and if you have sued it and can add a review, that would be great. 

How Does Elite Singles Work?

Elite Singles, like eHarmony uses algorithms to serve you singles they think will suit you.  
On sign up they ask you lots of questions to better understand who you are and what you are looking for - it will take you a good 30 minutes to complete it. 
The questions are used to access you on the 'Big Five' personality traits, these big five are combined with your personal preferences and location preferences to serve you matched profiles

The Big 5 Personality Traits

1. openness to experience
2. conscientiousness
3. extraversion
4. agreeableness
5. emotional Stability

The elite singles additional features

1. gender
2. age
3. residence
4. profession
5. level of education

Elite Singles also offer up 'random matches' in addition to their 3-7 a day, scientifically matches profiles. This keeps things fresh, but I found that they were mostly not of interest to me personally.

The site uses both the answers to your questions and your preferences when adding matches to your account - so things like distance and smoking habits will play a roll as well as things from the personality traits above.
*read more about the personality traits

Elite Singles Prices

From what I have seen, Elite Singles tend to offer the best price when you first sign up, so if you see a deal, its probably best to grab it.
For a more detailed breakdown along with money saving tips and the best time to join see my ​Elite Singles cost page.

Elite Singles have different pricing if you purchase through the app, below I have added in the cost to join via the app in pink

*NOTE - if you sign up via the app you will need to go through the marketplace to get a refund, not Elite Singles.

Price Per Month

Membership Length

Potential Savings

Total Cost


3 Months


£89.95 (£89.99)


6 Months


£143.70 (£104.99)


12 Months


£203.40 (£199.99)

The saving above are based on 29.95 per month 3 month membership

The most popular subscription is the 6 month membership and when I signed up there was an offer on to get it for £17.95. This might be the normal price to entice you in, so if you see the full price, then wait a couple of days and you should get it for at least £17.95 a month
(£17.95 a month * 6 = £107.70)
Elite Singles billing is in a one off payment only and you can use paypal too or purchase through the app.

TOP TIP: Having read the T&Cs, you will need to cancel your subscription 7 day before its due, so take note! Cancellation is either through your account or in writing (

What Do You Get For Free

The free features for Elite Singles are listed below and they are quite limited, in comparison to other sites.

You Can:

  • View profiles of matches (no pictures though)
  • Get alerts when someone visits you
  • Like someone
  • Complete your profile and personality profile

You have to pay to:

  • See photos
  • See who visits you
  • Send messages and get alerts when they read them
  • Get 20 wild card matches a day

Elite Singles Sign Up

As mentioned above, Elite Singles ask you quite alot of questions in order to fill out your profile and serve you matches as best as possible on sign up.

After sign up, I was served 12 matches in my first day and then after that it was pretty accurate to suggest between 3-7 new members a day - which didn't feel like that many as I could instantly dismiss at least half of those.
It did make me think a bit longer before dismissing profile though ,which can only be a good thing in my mind.

A good point of Elite Singles was that the matches they did send me were all recently active / online - I contacted a number of people to make sure they weren't fake and Id say most, if not all were real profiles. 

The below statement was grabbed from their site, and its quite refreshing to hear from a dating site that they are actively removing inactive profiles.

"We will facilitate your partner search by only suggesting active users of Elite Singles. Those who have not logged in for a while, or not contacted other members, are excluded from our matchmaking suggestions,"

Elite Singles Features

Wildcard Matches

The Elite Singles 'Wildcard' / 'Have You met'  feature is an additional 20 users that are served up to premium members/ These are on top of the 3-7 that are algorithm matched to you.
These profiles are calculated as being a match but they have missed out due to one of your personal preference,s so you might find that  they contain some good people. 
You have the option to skip or message the match on the spot, once you skip a profile you cant go back, so be careful not to swipe too quick. I did notice that alot of the wildcard searches were quite far from my area,

Delete / Block

You are free to block and/or delete profiles from within your search.
If you block a profile, they will NOT show up in your searches. This is also recommended so you aren't seeing the same faces over and over. 
If you delete an account, they wont be able to see you and you will never see them either, they are essentially gone!
Both of these actions are reversible, so no drama if you accidentally block someone.

Matching Score

With each of your matches you can see a score (I thought it was out of 100 but I have seen a few over 100, so Ill update this when I can). The score basically indicates how compatible you are. If you click through it will show you a more in depth look at your match to see their various personality traits so you can see if you like the sound of that person - it can be useful if you know a specific trait that you are looking for in a partner.

Likes / Smiles / Messages

Once signed up you are free to like or send a smile to your matches. This is free, but you cant see pictures, so its probably a redundant feature for free accounts.
Once you pay you also have the option to send messages too and will be alerted when your messages are read, which is more of a reassuring feature, but then I guess you 100% know when you are being rejected.

Elite Singles App

The Elite Singles App is easy to use and a handy addition to the website. As with all other dating sites, I tend to use the app alot more than the website, so its nice to have both the apple and android app.
The app gives you an instant look at your matches and highlights with a red dot the ones that you haven't seen yet. 

The Apple iOs version of the app has a new feature called 'what if'.
I think this should be implented across their site as it gives users a more open use. You basically login and you can search their whole member base by using filters like location, last active, age etc - its a great feature. 

Elite Singles Free Trial: The 14 Day Refund

Yes, Elite Singles do have a free trial of sorts. You can claim your money back within 14 days of taking out your paid account simply by emailing them on - this has to be done within 14 days, but I would allow a few extra days and it is quite straight forward to get back.
NOTE: If you purchased your membership via their app, then you do not contact Elite Singles, but you need to contact the store which you bought it from (Either Apple Store or Android) 
See this links to herp out
Cancelling Membership Bought via Apple Store
Cancelling Membership Bought via Android Store

Elite Singles Discount Codes

Elite Singles do not offer discount codes or voucher codes to their users. The only thing they do offer is direct offers on their memberships.
Below I have added the most up to date membership offers I have found, please do leave a comment below if you have found an offer I am missing

6 Month Membership for £17.95 a month

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Elite Single Vs is the leading dating site in the UK so I think its helpful to compare Elite Singles to Match in order for you to see the differences, Ive added my opinion at the bottom too.
Elite Singles works on a scientific matching model where as lets you run free and search all of their members. The main differences are lsited below, if you would like more information, read my in depth review.

Elite Singles

  • 6 Months £9.95 per month
  • 4 - 5 Million UK Members (these are accounts, not active users)
  • Has alot of members & profiles
  • Good 'advanced search' options to filter down potential dates
  • Shorter contract lengths / cheaper options
  • Upgrade-able options to enhance your search
  • Really nice app (I liked the 'near you' feature)
  • 6 Months £23.95 per month
  • 500,000 (guestimation)
  • Saves time by only selecting profiles that match you
  • Less time consuming
  • Clearly defined audience, you know what you are getting
  • App (especially IoS) is nice with nice new features
  • Less focused on 'long term relationships'
  • Alot more time consuming due to searching through 100's of profiles
  • Can feel more restrictive as you cant simply view everyone on the platform
  • More Expensive
  • Alot less profiles
  • Free features are limited

Elite Singles Vs VERDICT

Depending on the type of online dating service you are looking for then and Elite singles are pretty different.
Elite Singles is a scientific algorithm based site, much like eHarmony, with fewer users. is a free for all site, more traditional in that you add your profile and you are free to search all profiles on there site. 

If you are set on the algorithm based approach, which will be for those that dont want to spend alot of time manually searching profiles, then I would recommend to try eHarmony. Its cheaper than Elite Singles and has more users.
If you want the manual searching functionality and alot of users, then give a try. 

I'm not saying Elite Singles is a complete waste of time, but online dating is a numbers game and especially if you are new to the scene, I think a site with more users will allow you to meet more people and allow you to fund your type quicker.

How Safe is Elite Singles?

Whenever you use an online dating site, you run the risk of scammers trying to steal something from you, so it is important you are aware of what to look out for when you use online dating. 
As well as their block/delete features, Elite Singles also have a  dedicated email address that you can contact to report and suspicious activity:
Elite Singles do say that they activity delete profiles that are inactive / do not reply to other members, and I can only agree with this due to the high response rate I have experienced using the site.
For security tips, Elite Singles have a dedicated safety page on their site I would encourage you to read too.

Online Dating Association Membership

Elite Singles is a reputable dating site as recognised by the Online Dating Association in the UK

Contact Elite Singles
Affinitas GmbH
Strasse 41/43

Elite Singles Phone
+1 (646) 760-2453 (international)

Elite Singles Conclusion

MY RECOMMENDATION: If you are new to online dating, I wouldn't go down the Elite Singles route. It will dishearten you due to the low number of users (unless distance isn't a deal breaker for you) 
I would try eHarmony if you are set on the algorithm dating route as they serve you more matches and the price is about the same, if not lower. 

WhichDate Score
The Good Stuff:
  • Low number of non active user
  • Handy App
The Bad Stuff:
  • No free features
  • More expensive than most sites
  • Low number of matches served up

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  1. Lisa says:



    WT? I agree with everything said below. Nobody replies and the people that do are completely off the radar. I've just had a smile from a large naked unemployed man. Wrong in every way.
  2. Siobhan says:



    Not so Elite I concur with all of the other reviews in that this site is desperately inadequate in what it supposedly promises. There are very few matches and they are scattered far and wide. I am a successful business woman - financially sound and a former fashion model and am staggered at the matches I’ve been sent. Without being boastful I never have a problem meeting anyone but thought this was the best was to meet like minded and intelligent people. Believe me if I’m having trouble finding a match I would give up now.
  3. seajaye says:
    Location:East anglia



    Too distantDid not provide many suitable matches within stipulated distance perameters and fails to explain 'scoring' system, as scores are not percentage matches.
  4. JB says:



    Forgotten Password?I used the mac suggested password to log on and now that I am trying to cancel my subscription Elite will not accept it and seem incapable of letting me change it. They sent me an email link to change it but it does not work. luckily I have two months to try to sort this out. I suspect that if you try to unsubscribe closer to their deadline you may have problems. Not very trustworthy.
  5. Bf says:



    Terrible waste of moneyHardly anyone in a 50 mile radius, search keeps changing to 500 miles and users up to 99 YO. I didn’t realise about the ability to cancel in 14 days. Certainly won’t be renewing. Do not waste your time on it. You can message but no one replies because the possibly fake profiles cannot log on without paying. Can’t blame them for not!!!!
  6. G says:



    Poor experienceAs an app in general is very very poor user experience. It takes forever to load anything when you change tabs (on android), and if you don't change tabs, it won't show you new messages while you are having a conversation. When you try to send a message and it doesn't work and you click send again it will send it twice when it decides to work, or as many times as you retry to send it thinking it wouldn't work. 500 error very common. I don't understand how my matches never visit my profile, I kinda get the feeling I am not a match for them as they are for me, in fact very few people visited my profile (not talking about smiles, messages or anything else, just visits).
  7. Dc says:



    AwfulI m so glad i read the reviews as my experience is exactly the same and i tought it was me From what i read now i must be careful and get the cancellation in time done too A complete waste of money 5 months in and this was my first site... never again
  8. Deborah says:



    Don’t join Elite SinglesDo not join Elite. I believed I had cancelled my auto renewal but still got charged £209 for a further six months which I do not want. Apparently I didn’t cancel it in time despite the fact it was before my renewal date and they will not refund me. There are hundreds of reviews with complaints of the same problem and money being taken from peoples accounts. This is an awful company not to be trusted with your bank details. You can’t even call them as there is not a phone number listed in their contact details. Legal action needs to be taken against this dubious company. You are basically forced to stay with them as they make it impossible to leave. They steal your money and need exposing.
  9. Utopian says:



    Zero is the highest for this rubbishIf I could give Zero stars I would. This site is awful I have emailed at least 30 profiles (Women) none replied apart from one who claims she was a Vet from Luton Bedfordshire she said here name was Sharon and was 55 She gave me her email and we started emailing she claimed she was a Vet ,she said she was called Donna Riddle aged 39 from Stuttgart Germany and was living in Muswell Hill London I then get an email to say she was in Dubai working at the zoo and had apparently caused the death of an animal and the zoo were refusing to pay her and had kept her passport she asked me for £680 and could i send it to her She or he came up with whole pack of lies. elite singles were emailed they did nothing not even offer a refund I also believe a lot of matches are old profiles and the persons don't actually exist. I even had people like my profile but not even reply once to my messages Not only this I asked for certain age groups and within 40 miles of my location , guess what I get "Matches" from 100+ miles away. I keep checking the parameters are correct but the stupid site ignores it why send me profiles that I will never meetup with complete utter Joke ! DON'T USE THIS SITE IT'S RUBBISH and overpriced go elsewhere.
  10. K says:



    Save your £89.99Okay, I've been on this dreadful site and the one I'm on now is not that much better! I have tried many but this one takes the biscuit. You NEVER meet anyone, so save our money and plan a lovely meal or two out. Do not waste your money at all on this site. The men don't respond and when one of them did, he disappeared. No way will I ever use this site again and have put it on my social media feed, which I've had people asking me information on. I would give it no starts but then it doesn't let you write this review. Rip off!!!!
  11. EB says:



    Awful and extortionate. Awful and extortionate. I had one conversation with someone throughout the entire 6 months I was using it. The app is not user friendly and glitches constantly. Plus you cannot amend your account from the app. Also if you don’t cancel the account early enough they will charge you through the nose. I had cancelled my subscription and believed I had done this in time to prevent the automatic renewal so was surprised to get a call from my bank telling me that a company in Germany were trying to take over £200 from my account. I did not recognise this and so the bank stopped it. There was a second attempt that was also stopped. I then received an email from Elite Singles telling me that if I didn’t pay them the amount they believed was owed they would initiate collection services against me. Absolutely disgusting service and from the lack of profiles or matches they seem to get their profit by charging over £200 for a 6 month renewal that although cancelled, is not cancelled soon enough for them, and then using threats to get the payment.
  12. TK says:



    Waste of moneyExpensive waste of money don't waste your time
  13. LB says:

    I was really looking for something which offered a selection of matches with guys who had a similar outlook to me, who wouldn’t bombard me with monosyllabic messages, and who wouldn’t be put off by me wanting to get to know them before meeting up, which you tend to get with the cheaper or free sites. In truth, there’s nothing particularly “elite” about the users of this site, and if you happen to live outside London your choices are quite restricted. I would still probably stick with one of the freebies and just filter out the dodgy ones…