Sophie Watson, 09.09.2015

EliteSingles matchmaking: how we help you find lasting love

Our dating site is designed for those seeking a lasting relationship. We help like-minded Canadian singles find each other; making connections based on on mutual compatibility and a shared hope for a love-filled future, connections that are built to last. But just how exactly does this EliteSingles matchmaking process work?

Here we outline our matchmaking algorithm: the compatibility factors we use to create these lasting connections and the way in which you can use them to meet your next great match.  

1. How we get to know you

The foundation of our matchmaking process is our insightful personality test, a set of carefully selected questions that draw on those put forward in Costa and McCrae’ famous ‘Five Factor Model.’ It’s a test that uses psychological methodology to determine your levels of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism – or, put more simply, it’s a way for us to find out what it that makes you unique.

READ MORE: Ready to find out what the personality test might reveal about you? Find out how to take it for free here!

Once we’ve learned about you and what you want from a long-term relationship, we can start the matchmaking in earnest! We compare your results to thousands of others from your corner of Canada, creating a shortlist of potential matches with whom you have a lot in common. This makes the personality test a major part of our matchmaking process – but it’s not the only one.

2. How we take your preferences into account

While our personality test gives us a good foundation to start making partner suggestions, we understand that relationships with long-term potential require more than just compatible personalities – you also need to have compatible lives. This is why we always try and take lifestyle factors, future plans and dating deal-breakers into account when matchmaking: we want you to find love that fits into your busy life (and not the other way around!).

READ MORE: Compatible foundations are the key to lasting, healthy relationships. Find out why compatibility is so vital.

We also understand that your relationship priorities may change and grow across time. This is why we allow for flexibility in your preference settings. While the personality questionnaire may not be re-done, your personal preference criteria can be, in order to reflect any changes in your lifestyle. This includes, for instance, your preferred partner age, their location in Canada, and your desire for children.

3. How we give matchmaking preference to active profiles

When you sign up an online dating site, there is nothing more disheartening than discovering a promising profile, only to notice mid-message that the owner hasn’t been active for years. We want our members to avoid these frustrations, which is why our Customer Care team manually approves every profile on our site and why we also remove those profiles where all activity has lapsed. It’s our way to help ensure that the matches we suggest to you include singles actively seeking love, rather than those who have already found someone special on our site.

READ MORE: Want to ensure that your profile stays active and inviting? Learn how to make the most of it with these tips.

To ensure that your profile gets the attention it deserves, it’s there vital to see it as an integral part of the matchmaking process and to give it the same care that you give to the personality test. Take the time to make sure that you’re happy with every aspect: answer the questions, upload your favourite photos and give yourself a real chance of meeting someone fantastic.

4. How we connect compatible Canadian singles

For, ultimately, that’s why our members join our site – to meet someone with whom they can have a real connection. Our users may have a variety of different careers, they may come from many locations across Canada but they do share one very important thing: they are looking to spend their lives with a partner who gets them.

READ MORE: When it comes to matchmaking, is it better to focus on quantity or quality? Find out about how the paradox of choice can apply to your dating life.

And we want to help them find just that. This why we aim to match all of our members with 3-7 tailored, specific partner suggestions every day (a number that can rise as high as 20 with the Premium 'Have you met...' feature). If you’re looking for a partner who suits your personality, your lifestyle preferences and your relationship hopes then why not get started on meeting them today?

Join EliteSingles and find out how our matchmaking process can 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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