How does an online matchmaker work?
Part of the matchmaking process is our personality test, based on the “Five Factor Model” of personality traits, one of the central concepts of psychology in use since the 1980s. Using this questionnaire tells us about what makes you unique and allows us to consider what you look for in a relationship. View this at any time in your profile under “Personality Profile”.
By comparing your profile with those of thousands of other members, our online matchmaker identifies other singles who complement your personality, and we send you 3-7 suggestions per day. This means those we suggest fit with both your search criteria and personality, providing a simple browsing experience - so you can focus on dating.
‘I loved Malcolm's profile. He seemed to like all the same things I did. We had both travelled a lot and both loved the sea… it was clear from our first couple of emails that I had found someone special.’ Shirley, 53
Matchmaking using your preferences
EliteSingles delivers matchmaking recommendations based on a number of factors. The initial questionnaire, about two-thirds of the registration process, tells us about your traits, values and likely behaviour, creating the personality profile we use to introduce you to other users. While this is one part of the process, it does not end with simply comparing profiles.