Elite Singles is a sham operation, falsely advertising the number of matches provided and allowing NO free searches of members profiles even with a premium membership.
For example, they promise up to 20 matches a day—I got less than 20 in two weeks. This is false advertising. Match.com, by comparison promises and delivers about 10 or so every day or two.
You are not free to search members profiles, even with premium membership. If you want to date either older or younger partners, forget it. You better put your preferred partner age as your own, or you won't get matched.
Finally, they have virtually no way to contact them in an efficient manner. Apparently, they are run out of Germany with no staff to handle anyone's complain in a timely manner. They just take your money and run.
You are at the whim of their matching program, which is crude and will not select members according to something as simple as an age preference. Their profile if far less useful and detailed than Match.com, for example, where you can search through 1000's of profiles, find the newest, find age or even a particular search word. Nothing like this in Elite Singles, which tries to say they have more degree bearing profiles. Nonsense. There are more in Match.com, because Elite Singles is filled with retirees in their 50's and 60's.
All in all, I lasted about a week before figuring it out. Of course, by then, I had lost all of my investment, because they force you to sign up for months of service paid up front.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend