Sophie Watson

Matchmaking on EliteSingles - our recipe for long-term love

EliteSingles is a dating site designed for busy NZ singles who want more from love. We aim to connect these compatible Kiwis together, basing our matchmaking suggestions on personality, preferences and location in New Zealand to ensure that an EliteSingles match is built to last.

Want to know more? Here we introduce the main factors EliteSingles uses to create our smooth, insightful matchmaking experience – read on to discover how you can meet your next great match or register today to get started!

1. Getting to know you

Central to our matchmaking process is our personality test, an insightful 260-point questionnaire that is based on the famous ‘Five Factor Model’ developed by Paul Costa and Robert McCrae in the 1980s. This test uses psychological methodology to determine your levels of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism – in other words, it looks at what makes you unique.

READ MORE: Curious about how this analysis works? Click the link to find out more about our personality test.

Once we have this insight, we are able to begin our partnering procedure in earnest: comparing your personality profile to those of thousands other New Zealanders in order to to determine who might be the most compatible. It’s a major piece of our matchmaking puzzle – but it’s not the only one!

2. Matchmaking using your preferences

The personality test gives us a good base from which to curate our profile suggestions but we realise that a great match is about more than just compatible personalities: it is also about compatible lives.  That’s why we also take your relationship preferences and dating deal-breakers into account when making a match – it helps us to ensure that the recommendations we make for you will have a chance to really go the distance.

READ MORE: Why does compatibility matter so much? Discover the secrets to healthy relationships here

While the personality questionnaire may not be re-taken, you may alter this personal preference criteria at any time, meaning that our recommendations to you can stay in sync with any changes in your lifestyle. This includes, for instance, the preferred age of your partner, their potential distance, and their desire to have children.

3. Making the most of active profiles

When you are using an online dating site, there is nothing more frustrating than discovering a profile that ticks all your boxes, only to notice that the owner hasn’t logged on in a year and half. This is why we carefully curate our membership list; manually verifying each new profile and removing anyone who has not logged in or contacted other members for a while. It’s our way to help ensure that the profiles we suggest to you are those of active singles, not those who have already found someone special on our site.

READ MORE: Looking to maintain an active profile? Make it pop with these expert tips.

To help make certain you are counted among the vibrant, active members on our site it is therefore vital to make sure you give your profile the same attention you gave the personality test  - taking the time to answer all of the questions, uploading photos, and thus giving yourself the best chance of finding someone wonderful. 

4. Creating compatible connections

For that, ultimately, is the reason our members join EliteSingles.  Our members have diverse range of professional backgrounds and locations in New Zealand, but they do have a major thing in common – they are looking for a relationship that lasts, with someone truly on the same wavelength.

READ MORE: Want some Kiwi matchmaking inspiration? Read about Challen and Stefan, a couple who met on EliteSingles.

For us, successful matchmaking means helping them find just such a connection. To that end, we endeavour to match our members with 3-7 targeted, personalised suggestions per day (a number that can rise as high as 20 with the Premium 'Have you met...' feature). The thing these matches share? They are recommended with true compatibility in mind.

If you desire love that is built to last; if you are looking for a partner who suits your personality, lifestyle preferences and relationship ambitions then why not get started with the search today? Join EliteSingles and let our matchmaking process help you.

If you have any questions about the matchmaking procedure, please leave a comment below or write to us at

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I am 56....can I use Elite singles?

Hi Kim, you sure can! We even have an article about dating with us at 50+ that might interest you

Enjoy and best of luck on our platform!

Hi Elite, I'm not sure where to place this post, I've searched and this is all I find! I want to say THANK YOU for your wonderful service! I have met a wonderful man off this site. We met on the 10th of August '15 and we are going very, very strong. We are definitely talking long term here :-) I've never been treated so well by a man, neither have I been spoken to so beautifully. He is truly amazing! I'm the luckiest woman in the world! Thank you, keep up the good work!

Hi Lara - that's the kind of feedback that makes our day! We wish you two every future happiness - the EliteSingles editorial team.

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