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Just one of the benefits of our premium membership plan, the EliteSingles Have You Met… feature is a great way to meet up to 20 more singles you might be interested in daily. Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about Have You Met…
Why do I need a Wildcard match?
They say variety is the spice of life, and if you’re looking for a broader selection of local singles than your daily matches offer, then our Have You Met… section should be your first port of call. Also known as ‘wildcard matches’, these are people we think could still make great potential partners, but who don’t match up to one of your key preferences.
Imagine this scenario: Alan’s a great guy. He matches your preferences perfectly, except that he’s 175cm and you’ve listed that you’re not interested in guys below 180cm. Poor Alan, denied the chance of meeting you by just a few centimeters. But the Have You Met… feature gives you and Alan another swing at it – by smudging the preferences just a little, you’re able to meet a whole wealth of singles that aren’t quite ‘perfect’ on paper but who could still be ‘the one’.
Your Matches vs. Have You Met…
At EliteSingles we offer a streamlined dating service. That is to say that the 3-7 matches we send you daily are our top picks for you, and we’re pretty confident that these matches constitute your best shot at a lasting relationship.
We base these matches on a number of important factors; we take into account the compatibility of your personalities (with the data from your personality test), your education level, income level, location and your own stipulated preferences too. In providing you with a limited number of potential partners, we hope you’ll be able to spend more time getting to know your best matches and waste less time on bad matches.
If and when you do have a little more time on your hands however, why not check out the people listed on your Have You Met… page? Since these singles only just miss the cut, they aren’t what we’d call bad matches. Just not exact matches.
In fact, your ‘Wildcard’ matches have their own advantage. They have the ability to surprise you, and if it goes well they could even make you re-evaluate your priorities in finding a new partner. Even if there are a couple of profiles for people that your own personal deal-breakers preclude you from dating, it has to be worth a look anyway!
Breaking Your Pattern
Do you ever get the feeling that you don’t truly know what you want from a relationship? One principle behind our Have You Met… feature is that our idea of what suits us in a relationship is sometimes too narrow. Here you have the option of making it a little broader. Perhaps you have a certain type of partner you always go for – if you keep finding yourself unsuccessful in making a relationship stick, then why not try something slightly different? This is what we mean when talk about breaking your relationship pattern.
The perfect way to break your pattern, the Have You Met… list of alternative matches can serve you up to 20 new people per day. You can be sure of two things; firstly that EliteSingles members are all here for the same thing – a shot at long-lasting love – and secondly, that as near-matches you’re bound to still have plenty in common with the singles in this list.
EliteSingles is a safe environment in which to try out these features. Without risk, there’s potential for great reward – the love of your life could be waiting for you on the Have You Met… page. So, when your love life is in need of a ‘wildcard’, you know exactly where to start!
If you have any questions about our Have You Met… feature, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team.