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Professional dating in Ireland: balancing life and love

Looking for a long-term partner but struggling to find the time? With most of our Irish members educated and successful, EliteSingles is the best place to meet someone you really suit. We make dating easier by introducing you to those most closely in tune with your busy lifestyle. If you want to meet other single professionals, dating with us is the way to go. Join today and meet your match!

Are Irish singles too busy for love?

The amount of singles in Ireland is on the up - rising by nearly half a million between the 1996 and the 2011 Censuses. At the same time, Irish men and women are staying single for longer: it is estimated that 20% of women and 25% of men aged between 40 and 49 have never settled down.1 One reason for this could be that many Irish singles prioritise their careers over finding love, with many finding that the high-flying corporate lifestyle leaves little free time for dating and romance. Indeed, the average full- time work week in Ireland is 40 hours, but it seems that, in the corporate world, this doesn't always apply.

In fact, with a recent survey showing that white-collar Irish workers routinely put in six hours of overtime or more per week,2 it seems that extra work is simply accepted if one wants to appear professional. Dating under these pressures is certainly difficult - and yet, many singles would still like to ultimately settle down, with marriage as the ''state that most people aspire to.''3 The trick, then, is looking in the right place.

Professional dating: how EliteSingles can help you find balance

For many single professionals, this 'right place' is online, with sites like EliteSingles. For starters, EliteSingles members understand the time commitments involved with seeking professionalism: indeed, many are part of the corporate world themselves. With an average member age of 30-55, our users are often in the prime of their careers and, as a result, they know what it is like to have to balance a social life with long work hours.

Secondly, EliteSingles goes the extra mile with our matchmaking, to ensure we only suggest  the most compatible profiles to you. This leaves you free to focus your precious down-time on the dating - not the search. We achieve this by basing our suggestions on your personalty preferences, your location in Ireland and your relationship requirements; a three-fold process that we have seen work, time and time again. It really is that simple.    

Whether you're dating in Donegal, Cork, Sligo etc, EliteSingles is here to help you with the process of finding that special someone.

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Optimised for dating-on-the-go

As well as streamlining the search process, at EliteSingles we want to streamline your user experience and so we have made our dating platform available to you, wherever you are and whatever device you like to use. We understand that you are busy and we want to help you fit dating into your life; whether that involves sending a smile during your commute, composing a message on a coffee break, or anything in between. 

To that end, our site is fully optimised for both desktop, tablet and mobile (both Android and Apple); enabling you to register a profile, take the personality test and upload photos, all while on the go. iOS users also have the option of using our newly launched dating app to make the process even smoother. It's part and parcel of professional dating with EliteSingles.

Singles who understand city life

Do you dream of finding someone on your wavelength? Then EliteSingles can help. We pride ourselves on making truly compatible matches, basing them on the results of a detailed personality test, developed from Costa and McCrae's Five Factor Model. This gives us a basis to match you to a partner with whom you can really connect. If you want a deeply harmonious relationship, then EliteSingles is a great place to start.

Naturally, a lasting, meaningful partnership requires more than compatible personalities. Lifestyle also plays a big role. This is why we aim to match our Irish  users with suitable men and women from a local neck of the woods. If (for instance) you are a single seeking love in Dublin, you'll be able to find local Irish professionals, on your wavelength, with us.

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Do business skills = dating skills?

Professionals have an edge when it comes to dating. For, as it turns out, many of business skills can be used in your love life. Preparation, for instance, is a key skill to utilise. Think of an important meeting: you'd never come unprepared, would you? To really impress, you'd put the ground-work in. Applying that same attitude to your dating profile and messages can have profound success.

When it's time to take this communication offline there's another trick to use - treat a first date as you would a business meeting. This means being on time, giving your date all your attention and making sure to follow up on any promising leads! Professional dating success is all about this concept of balancing work and personal life - let EliteSingles help you do just that.