Best dating sites: How does EliteSingles compare?

EliteSingles is one of Australia’s best dating sites, 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. In this article, we compare five Australia’s top dating sites against EliteSingles to explain why we are the best dating site to meet Aussie singles who’re serious about their search for a long-term relationship.

Why choose EliteSingles?

We can connect you to Aussie singles who’re 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. RSVP

RSVP is one of Australia’s most popular dating sites. With over 2 million active users, there’s a good chance of meeting someone over their platform. However, the bulk of RSVP’s membership is aged between 26 and 40. If you happen to be a little bit older, or are on the lookout for someone who is, you might not have much success via RSVP. 

Another key difference between RSVP and EliteSingles centres on the way each dating site matches their users. For the former, it’s a relatively simple process. If you’re using the free account, you can only search potential partners based on their age, gender and location. If you do decide to purchase one of their Standout or Premium accounts, your profile appears will appear at the top of the search results and you’ll get access to compatibility data.

In contrast, EliteSingles personality test and intelligent matchmaking algorithm take the onus off of you having to search manually and ensure you meet people you actually share something in common with. Also, unlike RSVP, EliteSingles doesn’t charge its message other users. In order to reach out to someone you like on RSVP, you have to by something called a “stamp” which effectively gives you unlimited contact for a fixed period of 30 days.

EliteSingles vs. Match.com

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 Match.com 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. Zoosk

Much like EliteSingles, Zoosk is an international dating website. Active in more than 80 countries, the US-based firm has been in business since 2007.  Although there are no precise figures for Australia, it is estimated that the site has over 13 million members outside of America. Furthermore, a typical Zoosk user is aged in their late twenties and early thirties

Like EliteSingles dating app, Zoosk has a platform that’s available on both iOS and Android. As well as manually searching for members, Zoosk offers a “Carousel” feature that operates similarly to swipe-style dating apps. They also have the “SmartPick” feature, a matchmaking algorithm that evaluates compatibility between Zoosk users and makes suggestions.

One issue with Zoosk stems from privacy. Zoosk is designed to sync with your Facebook and Twitter accounts, supposedly presenting you with a more integrative approach to online dating. This also supplies the site with a large amount of big data, a key ingredient for its matchmaking system. Conversly, at EliteSingles we strongly advise our users to keep their social media accounts and EliteSingles profile distinctly separate. One of the reasons our platform is one of the most secure on the web rests on the emphasis we place on your privacy. We also never share any of your information with third parties for marketing or advertising purposes, something Zoosk cannot claim to do.

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 one of Australia’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 to someone who is also looking for love.

Have you spent many an hour trawling through swathes of Australian dating sites to no avail? If this sounds familiar, you’ll know it’s pretty exhausting. At EliteSingles we’re very much of the mindset that looking for love should be an adventure, not a chore. That’s why we take great pride in providing our members with a service that’s based on our matchmaking expertise, and our intricate knowledge of online dating trends.

With a nationwide presence, we’re proven leaders when it comes to premium dating in Australia. So whether you’re looking to connect with Perth Singles, delve in to the Melbourne dating community, or meet likeminded Sydney singles, make us you’re first choice. What are you waiting for? Sign up to EliteSingles today and kick-start your search for love.