EligibleGreeks is a personals community for Greek people or those who want to meet them. This is one of the larger online Hellenic communities with around 29,000 active users. Anyone can join for free but you must upgrade to a paid subscription in order to access the full range of communication tools.
This pretty much sums-up what the site is about. People you'll find there include Greeks, Greek Cypriots, Armenians and Romanians as well as people of Hellenic origin who are living elsewhere in the world. They do do welcome people of any race - the common ground between members is an interest in all things Greek.
They have a free standard membership. But it is quite restrictive.
After completing the four mandatory registration pages, you're prompted to upload a photo, and provide some additional information about yourself. These optional questions are more esoteric and cover such things as “do you believe in love at first sight?” and “Describe you perfect evening”.
The “Personality Match” is a brief personality questionnaire. After completing this test, you will be told your personality type (ranked on five factors). You do have the option to let others to view your test results. This is the recommend choice (and the standard setting).
Access and features
Once registered, members can receive and answer messages in their limited access email account and see who has most recently viewed their profile. To see another member's Personality Match profile or access the chat and instant messaging features, requires upgrading membership to Platinum status for a monthly fee (currently $39.99 for one month). Subscriptions come in one, three and six month increments.
Eligible Greeks is owned by World Singles who also run a number of niche dating services. Their standard features let members communicate with one another via instant messaging and email.
One thing to be aware of is that people with partially completed profiles will find that most activities are blocked (including flirting and other communication). This may seem harsh, it does improve the overall effectiveness of the site as it encourages people to make their profiles worthy of other people's attention. Those who upgrade will bypass this restriction altogether.
Dr. Athena is their resident dating expert, and people are encouraged to ask for advice. There's also a greek magazine where you can find features and stories about Greek life, politics and events such as Ochi Day.
Eligiblegreeks.com has a standard range of tools you'd expect on a leading dating service. Activity on the site tends signify genuine interest thanks to checks and restrictions on free users posting messages.