In addition to bringing singles together, the site also styles itself as a guide to the best cultural events in Stockholm, Gothenburg and also Malmö, where the site was founded. Targeted at foreign professionals working in Sweden, The Local’s very own dating site is an expat dating community of around one million members.
The main thing, however, is that an international dating site is a place to find new friends and strike up an exciting relationship, while sitting on your sofa with a cup of coffee.
Online dating sites allow single men seeking and finding the right partner to have a family with – all this without leaving your house.
As the website puts it: “The goal of Elitsinglar is to create a platform with a focus on quality where members can meet a like-minded partner for long-term relationships.” As you may have guessed not just anyone can join.
You have to be over 30 for a start and well-educated to boot.
Boasting “sophisticated and highly-educated singles”, it attracts a more mature audience than Badoo and Tinder. New members must first complete a personality test before filling in a personal profile where they can also upload photos.
If you’re a bit of a snob when it comes to dating and would rather see someone’s CV than a list of their hobbies and interests then "Elitsinglar" (literally “elite singles”) could be for you.
All profiles are screened before they’re put up on the site. In order to be approved you have to have an annual income of at least 500,000 kronor and assets of at least 3 million.
Founded in 2012 in Sweden, Mindalike has been described as a kind of “exclusive club”, and no wonder. Your credentials and income will then be checked out by the site’s staff.
Although long-term relationships have been known to blossom through Tinder, it’s primarily used as a hunting ground for casual hook-ups.