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Whether you’re new to Elite Singles or a returning member, there are many times when you’ll want to search for another user. People often start dating on the site or app and, when one user doesn’t work out, want to find someone who previously caught their eye.
Maybe you’ve joined the site as a concerned spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend, trying to do detective work to see if your partner is cheating on you. Whatever your reason for conducting an Elite Singles search, here is the best and fastest way to find who you’re looking for (along with alternative search tips that you won’t find anywhere else)!
What Is Elite Singles & How Does It Work
Elite Singles is a dating site which emphasizes quality over quantity. The site sends its users 3-5 matches a day based on education, personality, background, and lifestyle. Users might appear in your email inbox, your ‘matches’ section or in-site messaging.
Find A User Tip #1: Distance From You
Set your search age and distance to match the person you’re looking for. Unfortunately, basic search options on Elite Singles have a minimum search distance of 50 miles, unlike apps such as Tinder which let you search within a 1-mile radius.
If you want to change your search criteria more, consider selecting ‘Preferences’ and becoming a paid member. For age searches, the smallest search range is a range of six years – for instance age 32 – 38.
Find A User Tip #2: Email & In-Site Messaging
If a user has already messaged you on Elite Singles and you remember their name, look for their prior message under the ‘Messages’ tab. You can also search your traditional email inbox if you remember the date or other details when a match was sent to you.
Find A User Tip #3: Other Filters
These Elite Singles categories may help you better filter your matches: New, With Photo, In Contact, Similarities, Favorites. These are found on the left-hand side of your heart icon, ‘Matches’ page by selecting the magnifying glass/search icon.
Find A User Tip #4: Visitors
If you suspect another user is looking for you and hasn’t hidden their profile, look at the ‘Visitors’ to your page section. You will need to be a premium (paid) member, but this is also an excellent place to find users you might have viewed, who viewed your page in return!
Find A User Tip #5: Social Catfish
If you haven’t been successful finding the user or person you seek, it is time to power up your search with an alternative search engine like Social Catfish. This will give you the ability to scour multiple outlets including social media pages, top search engines, and more. You can also search by full name, phone number, or (their commonly used) usernames, etc.
If you need to find a user, try each of the methods above. If you’re searching for someone who you must find or believe is cheating on you, try an additional search on Social Catfish for other sites they might use. The web can be hard to navigate, but with algorithm based searches no one can hide completely.