Online dating in NZ: Which is the best premium dating site for me?

Online dating can be a great way to find love – but so often, success comes down to choosing the right dating site for your needs. NZ’s more casual sites can be great if you’re after some flirty fun but, when you grow tired of the Tinder conveyor belts, it might be time to try one of New Zealand’s more premium dating sites.

Of course, that raises the question of which premium NZ dating site to choose; a question that, once again, can be answered by focusing on your personal dating priorities.

If those priorities include the desire to find lasting love with a dynamic, educated, Kiwi partner then the right premium site for you is EliteSingles  - we're an even better fit for single professionals than the older, more veteran sites like FindSomeone or NZ Dating.

EliteSingles vs. FindSomeone & NZ Dating: is there a difference between the premium sites?

Our members - single, educated New Zealanders serious about love

One of the main things that sets EliteSingles apart from other dating sites is our members. We're home to some of NZ's smartest single men and single women - 91% are educated to Bachelor's level or higher. With an average age of 30-55, many of our members are also in the prime of their careers and ready for the next step in life - and in love.

Indeed, this desire for a lasting relationship is the uniting factor on our site: our members come from all across New Zealand, they have different individual partner requirements and they have diverse backgrounds, but all of them are seeking lasting love. Unlike other sites, our members are not here looking for a tryst: they want the real deal. 

Our Customer Care team: here to help

One of the ways we support this goal is by providing a dating service with a dedication to customer support and security. To ensure that the profiles on EliteSingles are genuine people actively looking for love, our Customer Service team manually approves all new profiles and photos, and makes sure that accounts belonging to active members are given matchmaking priority.

What's more, we employ ID Authentication, Manual Profile Verification, SSL Encryption and Fraud Detection Systems as standard across our platform, a policy that helps ensure your online security and leaves you free to focus on the main reason for online dating: the dates themselves.

Your privacy is our priority

We are also dedicated to customer privacy and discretion - something that cannot be said of all NZ dating sites. On FindSomeone and NZ Dating, for instance, you can see member photos by clicking on any regional dating page - even if you are not already a member! While this is certainly a convenient way to discover new faces on the platform, it also means that your image may be shown to anyone that happens to click on the site. And that can be unnerving - for, while online dating may have lost its stigma, not everyone is happy to broadcast their dating intentions to the rest of NZ.

That's why we take care to only show EliteSingles member photos to those Kiwis who have already registered on our site - Kiwis who have had their own profiles and identity verified by our Customer Care team. In fact, as an extra layer of security, profile photos are only shown to Premium members (users who, in addition to being verified, have proved their seriousness by purchasing a membership). We have these measures in place as your privacy is our priority; we want you to only share what you want, when you want, with whom you want.

Got a question about dating? Get expert relationship advice in our magazine

At EliteSingles NZ, we are devoted to our Kiwi members. We're also part of a global network of leading online dating websites (we're in 25 countries and counting!). This means that we are in a strong position to provide up-to-date dating and relationship advice that's both world-class and relevant to Kiwi singles.

Indeed, our global positioning means that we can easily access useful insights from internationally qualified relationship experts (such as our in-house psychologist, Salama Marine), while our focus on creating content for Kiwis by Kiwis (such as Wellington born-and-raised NZ editor Sophie Watson) means that this advice has a genuinely local flavour.

In other words, if you have a question about anything to do with dating, whether it be world-class tips on profile creation or specialised, localised insight into NZ matters (like Auckland dating, or where in NZ you can find a partner who wants kids), you can find it for free in our EliteSingles magazine - here to make your online dating life much easier.

Dating designed for busy singles

What's more, our magazine - like the rest of our site - is designed to be used wherever you are in NZ. Unlike other NZ dating sites that have been around for a while, ours is created to be fresh and pleasant to look at, simple to use, and fully mobile optimised.

If you are short on leisure time and are looking for an even sleeker experience, you also have the option of downloading our dating app. As one of the leading dating apps in the NZ market, the EliteSingles app is available for both Android and iOS users and is designed to let you fine-tune your profile, see your matches, and communicate with your potential dates - all at a time and place that suit you.

If you are looking for a dating site designed with busy professional Kiwis in mind, then EliteSingles is the right site for you. Why not create your profile today?