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10 Exclusive Dating Sites and Apps for Professionals

In this article, we will take a look at the 10 exclusive dating sites and apps for professionals. If you want to skip our detailed analysis, you can go directly to 5 Exclusive Dating Sites and Apps for Professionals.

Is LinkedIn the Go-To Dating Site For Professionals?

On August 12, 2023, Forbes reported that 91% of female users on LinkedIn get Tinder-like messages on the platform. Users not only receive romantic advances, but they have also had to deal with inappropriate messages. Many women have expressed concern over the situation, as it is uncomfortable for them to co-exist professionally with users sending them inappropriate texts. According to a survey of more than 1,000 LinkedIn users, almost 31% of the respondents suggested they received messages with romantic and sexual undertones. While 43% of the women stated they would confront the other party on the occasion, 14.75% suggested that it was annoying, 13.42% claimed to be indifferent, and 13.22% were confused. What’s alarming is that almost 74% of women have toned down their activity on LinkedIn to avoid unwanted interactions. The report suggests that most men on social media are unable to comprehend the appropriate way to interact with fellow women.

Leading Dating Platforms for Professionals

Some of the leading dating platform operators include Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH), Spark Networks SE (OTC:LOVLQ), and Inner Circle. Let’s discuss some recent updates from these companies. You can also take a look at the best dating sites for Europeans without payment

Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH) is an internet and technology company based in the United States. The company owns some of the most popular dating apps and sites including Tinder, Match, The League, Azar, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, Pairs, Plenty of Fish, and Hakuna. The League, a product of Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH), is one of the most exclusive dating apps for ambitious and intelligent singles. The app only accepts profiles of certain people after thorough scrutiny. On September 6, 2023, The League launched a new feature, “GoalMates” and a supporting campaign, “Be a GoalDigger.” The feature matches people with the same goals. The app aims to reduce dating burnout by introducing features that help individuals find relationships with lasting goals. Users can select 10 goals from an exhaustive list and position them on their profile for other users to see. 

Elite Singles by Spark Networks SE (OTC:LOVLQ) is one of the best dating apps and sites for professionals. On August 16, 2023, Forbes published a review of the dating platform. The dating platform has over 12.5 million users and has executed over 1,200 success stories. Elite Singles welcomes more than 381,000 members every month. The site is aimed at busy professionals and educated singles. The platform suggests three to seven matches to individuals every day based on their preferences. The platform integrates a personality test. Users are prompted to take the test once they sign up. The personality test is based on the “Big Five Model of Personality.” The psychological concept encapsulates the five personality dimensions among humans. The app uses the personality test results to recommend compatible matches. The app is a great solution for people who do not have enough time to filter out poor matches. As per the app, more than 85% of its members based in the US hold an above-average education level and most users lie between the ages of 30-55. 

Inner Circle is a dating app aimed at young professionals between the ages of 25 and 45. The platform ensures that individuals are directed to the perfect match for them. Moreover, the platform’s target audience is people who are settled in life and looking for a lasting relationship. The app has a “Spots” feature that allows people to look for the best dating spots in the neighborhood. Other prominent features of Inner Circle are the “DateNightExpert” and the “Trips” features. Both features help users plan date nights and trips. Inner Circle regularly holds events so that members can interact with each other and connect.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 10 exclusive dating sites and apps for professionals. You can also read our piece on the best younger woman older man dating sites in the US

10 Exclusive Dating Sites and Apps for Professionals

10 Exclusive Dating Sites and Apps for Professionals

Our Methodology

We first aggregated names of dating platforms targeted at professionals and elites using 4 sources including VIDA Select, Mashable, Washington City Paper, and ScoopWhoop. We then ranked the applications by averaging the customer star rating and adding the total number of reviews on the Google Play Store and App Store. The list of the 10 exclusive dating sites and apps for professionals is in ascending order of the average customer star rating. It is to be noted, that we ranked stand-alone sites using total site visits in the past 28 days from SimilarWeb.

It was challenging to come up with dating sites and apps exclusively made for professionals. To counter such, we included sites and apps that are highly particular and exclusive. These include elite dating platforms for the wealthy and sites that prompt users to take comprehensive personality and compatibility tests upon signing up.

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10 Exclusive Dating Sites and Apps for Professionals

10. EliteCupid

Total Site Visits as of February 6, 2024: 306,843

EliteCupid ranks 10th on our list of the most exclusive dating sites and apps. The platform is aimed at connecting affluent singles looking for appropriate and equal partners who value their careers. Once users create a profile, they are prompted to fill in a compatibility questionnaire. Once filled, users can then browse through profiles and send a like or text to ignite a conversation. Total site visits of EliteCupid amount to 306,843.

9. Academic Singles

Average Customer Star Rating: 3.45

Cumulated Number of Reviews: 695

Academic Singles is a dating application targeted at educated and cultured singles. The platform helps educated singles find like-minded people in their vicinity. Upon registering, users are prompted to take a questionnaire. Based on the questionnaire, users are then shown profiles that seem to be a good fit. Users can take the test, receive a personality assessment, and browse matches for free. The platform also offers a video call facility. Academic Singles is also functional as a mobile application and has an average customer star rating of 3.45.

8. Match.com

Average Customer Star Rating: 3.45

Cumulated Number of Reviews: 157,523

Match.com ranks eighth on our list of dating sites and apps for professionals. The platform caters to a wide market, however, its matchmaking algorithm and specific filters help users find personalized matches. The dating platform helps busy individuals find the perfect match based on similar interests. The platform allows users to browse in incognito mode. Users can find specific matches by browsing in Zen mode.

7. eHarmony

Average Customer Star Rating: 3.55

Cumulated Number of Reviews: 92,619

While eHarmony is not a dating site exclusively for professionals, it is aimed at people looking for long-term relationships. The platform connects people based on their personality and compatibility. Users are prompted to answer 80 compatibility questions upon signing up. The site has managed to connect 2 million people ever since its inception. The platform offers a free version and three paid plans spanning six, 12, and 24 months.

6. EliteSingles

Average Customer Star Rating: 3.65

Cumulated Number of Reviews: 14,266 

EliteSingles ranks sixth on our list of the best exclusive dating sites and apps for professionals. The app is a product of Spark Networks SE (OTC:LOVLQ). The dating platform is targeted at highly-educated singles. The platform requires users to verify their profiles. Once users sign up, they are prompted to take a personality test. More than 90% of its members are above the age of 30 and hold an above-average education. The platform welcomes over 381,000 members per month. Elite Singles has a unique matchmaking algorithm that helps users find exactly what they are looking for. Users can register, take a personality test, send smiles and likes, and receive partner suggestions for free.

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