A green circle means that they will have logged on to Elite Singles in the last 24 hours.
A blue circle means that they have logged on in the last 28 days (and you can see precisely when by hovering your cursor over the dot).
Often, a user simply won't have seen your message yet: our members are mostly busy professionals and not all of them have time to check their profile daily.
If it's been a few days, then it may be that their Premium Membership has not yet been approved (and thus they cannot view messages), or it may be that they have recently met someone wonderful on our site and are yet to cancel their account.
To help make it easier, Elite Singles explored the dos and don’ts of the first approach, discovering everything you need to write a humdinger of a first message. Therefore, you want to break the ice in the right way. The harsh truth is that your message recipients can tell what is a genuine attempt to say hello and what is a copy paste template sent out ad nauseam.
If you want to truly make an impression, you need to send an original first message. To make the best impression when online dating, first messages thus need to be original: it’s about making the recipient feel special.
In an Elite Singles survey, our members were asked how they decide whether they want to go on a date with someone they’ve met online.
47% of Kiwis surveyed said that the decision came down to one major factor: the quality of the messages exchanged.¹There’s no doubt that, when it comes to online dating, first message success counts – but how can you make the most of it?
That's why we have a Validation Team who manually approves all new profiles.
However, it's always important to keep your wits about you when talking to a new person on the internet.
You want to demonstrate you’ve read their profile so point out what it is you liked in the text. This is why a hard-to-read, misspelled message can only be bad news.