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Free dating vs premium dating: which choice is right for you?

Online dating has overcome a lot of stigma in the past few years and is rapidly becoming the method of choice for Irish singles seeking a partner. But how does one choose between free dating sites and those that offer more? At EliteSingles we offer both a free taste of our site and a dedicated premium service for those serious about finding love. Discover here which package is right for you.
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Our free dating services

Once you sign up for an EliteSingles free dating account, you’ll be invited to take our in-depth personality test; an insightful analysis of your personal qualities that is based on leading psychological research. You’re able to take the test and view a report of the results, all completely free of charge. When you join our site, you’ll also be able to create a profile, see matches and receive messages for free: a great way to discover if EliteSingles is right for you.

Premium dating for those serious about finding love

Of course , if you’re serious about finding love you’ll naturally be looking to commit more of yourself to the search. And this is where totally free dating sites can be wearisome: all too often you’ll find that you are the only dedicated one in a sea of singles only after one thing (and it’s probably not commitment!).

EliteSingles offers the chance to upgrade to our premium dating service precisely because this free dating frustration is so common. It’s our way to offer marriage-minded singles a means of finding others who are sick of the fly-by-night nature of modern dating – and who are ready to go the extra mile in order to find lasting love and true compatibility.  

Three advantages of a premium membership:

Ready to take that extra step? Try EliteSingles today or read on to discover more of our premium advantages.

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Full photo viewing ability

All our packages allow one to upload profile photos – a fantastic way to get other users interested in your profile and in what you have to say. That said, to view all of a fellow member's shots, you’ll need Premium access. This step allows our users to feel more comfortable when uploading photos: after all the only people seeing them will be those who will take them seriously!

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Unlimited messaging access

While our free dating Basic Membership lets you see your matches and receive messages, to really make the most of our service you’ll want to sign up for a Premium account. This will let you take advantage of unlimited messaging access, allowing you to really get to know your matches. It’s the most effective way to go from first message to first date – and, perhaps, to lasting love.    

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Meet more matches

For those who are truly serious about finding love, it’s important to keep one’s heart open to opportunity.  That’s why we introduced the ‘have you met...’ tool, which increases your partner suggestions by up to 20 matches per day. Designed for our Premium users (as opposed to Premium Light or Basic free dating users) it’s yet another way to discover your ideal match with EliteSingles.