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Our personality test - EliteSingles' matchmaking is key to romantic success

Our personality test begins your ELITESINGLES journey and serves to create the profile we use to introduce you to other suitable members. By creating an overall picture of your personality, the completed test feeds into our smart profiling system and will help narrow your search and help you find those who suit you best. Here are a few things to consider when taking the test.

Why do we need a personality test?

Our personality test is a key part of your success with EliteSingles. The questions we have developed will look into your personal qualities and allow us to introduce you to like-minded singles. By determining your personal attributes, a completed personality test will help present your character and your relationship hopes to other members and introduce you to compatible matches; South African singles who are on your wavelength.

What makes the EliteSingles personality test special?

Divided into ten sections, the personality test comprehensively evaluates you and is central to our matchmaking process. It’s based on the Five Factor Model theory of personality traits, a psychological model based on research by Robert McCrae and Paul Costa. By widely questioning your personality, it calculates your levels of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. By basing our personality test in psychological compatibility, our smart profiling system is able to deliver between 3-7 compatible matches a day, in line with your individual personality type preferences, leaving you free to focus on saying hello to that intriguing someone.

 

How does the EliteSingles matchmaking process work?

At EliteSingles our goal is to help our members find a happy relationship that lasts. We therefore put great effort into designing our matchmaking process so that it makes finding the right person easier. We are convinced that the best relationships are between those who may not be identical, but have a number of complementary character traits, so we use a two-part matchmaking process to help these people meet. 

Using your profile to introduce you to others

Part one of our matching system uses the profile created by the initial personality test to determine which members we think may suit you best. Based on the Five Factor Model of personality psychology, your profile tells us what makes you unique and what sort of person you are compatible with. Comparing your unique profile with thousands of others, the smart profiling system works to introduce you to 3-7 compatible members per day. You may view this profile at any time under ‘Personality Profile’ in your account.

Matchmaking with your preferences in mind

The second part of the process is equally important. While we believe personality compatible to be at the heart of long-term happiness, naturally our members have certain criteria their future partner should meet. In your account you may therefore set your relationship preferences to ensure your find someone matching not just your personality, but your life. You may specify things like your partner’s preferred age, their desire to have children, and the distance between you, and can alter these at any point (for instance if you want to receive more suggestions). 

By using a two-part matchmaking system that uses both your innate characteristics and individual preferences, we’re confident that when we introduce members to each other, they know they have long-term potential.

Our advice

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Contemplate and be honest

With more than 200 questions, the personality test should be properly considered; so set some time aside and complete it when you are relaxed. You should also be prepared for a range of questions: while some are polar (yes/no) questions, others use a scale to judge relative importance and require personal reflection of what you are really like.

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Distinguish yourself

The personality test includes both multiple choice and open-response questions, such as ‘what are you passionate about?’, and will respond to how strongly you agree or disagree on a subject. It will also work to determine the focus you place on intellectual ability, professional ambition, and relationship goals. Use our open questions to present a unique snapshot of yourself as a person, and tell others in detail what you are looking for. If you strongly value your academic side, for instance, tell people why this is important to you, and what you expect in return.

Answer honestly

No matter what the questions, honesty is always the best strategy. The questionnaire is one of the means by which EliteSingles introduces you to other users. Giving what may appear to be the ‘right’ answer may serve to dilute your qualities and portray you as somebody quite generic; what makes you different is usually what makes you attractive. Thinking honestly is therefore recommended, both to distinguish yourself and allow us to introduce you to members who really suit you.