The Inner Circle
The Inner Circle Registration
The Inner Circle Matches
The Inner Circle Female Member

Our Review

The Inner Circle promises to bring extraordinary dating experience. The site's vision is to save their member's time swiping endlessly in their bid to find a partner. They have taken their services beyond the online boundaries as they offer services that make it possible for its members to organize meet-up parties in different cities. Is this feature a hit or a miss?

Their membership is among the working population considering that they only accept membership from people with active LinkedIn and Facebook account. Will this extra feature work for the convenience of their membership's characteristics? Find out about this and other important details in this review.

Member Structure

Members
50,000 from USA
Members activity
10,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
55 %
45 %
  • In order to register you need to fill out a personality test
  • All users have at least 3 photos inside their profiles.
  • You will see the list of all the currently online users.
  • The site's main target population are professional singles who are looking to find a partner.
  • The "Events" feature is the most used feature inside the site.

Most members do not respond immediately to "likes" and "winks." "Spot" and "Events" get the most activities inside the site. People like posting about the bar, restaurant, or club that they are in.

There are also exclusive events which you can only attend after you buy a ticket. These activities are regulated by The Inner Circle so safety should not be an issue. The upcoming events are visible even to non-paying members with date and location. These events, however, are held inside closed venues so gate-crashing is not an option.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

The Inner Circle Registration
  • New members will have to answer a personality test during registration.
  • Creating a profile depends if you pass their screening test. Some people pass immediately, others take a week or a month.
  • You may upload one main photo during registration.
  • You will not get "Matches" immediately. You have to send out "likes" and receive them back.
  • You can only register using an active Facebook or LinkedIn account.

It is extremely hard to create a profile in The Inner Circle. Basic criteria such as authenticity and integrity have to be met before you pass the screening test. Despite this, there are reported instances where people with legitimate accounts were not accepted as members. Others have waited for weeks, while some got their accounts instantly approved. Other than that, the entire registration process can be easily answered in a few minutes. The personality test can be answered while you are waiting for your account to be approved, but you will not be able to proceed without passing the screening.

Making Contact

The Inner Circle Matches
  • Reading and sending private messages are for premium members only.
  • You may reply to another member's invitation to go out that is posted on his or her profile.
  • You may send welcome messages to new members.
  • There is a feature that allows you to buy a ticket to join an exclusive meet-up party near you.
  • You may send a "wink" to people you like.

    The site offers several ways to get in touch with other people but its messaging function can only be used to send out texts. It currently does not support the sending of photos or videos. Despite this, all photos inside profiles are available for viewing and liking even for non-paying members. You may add people to your "Favorite" list so you will be able to check updates from their recent activities. Sending a "Wink" will also allow you to directly message the person because it means that you are interested in getting to know him or her more.

    Profile Quality

    The Inner Circle Female Member
    • All photos are available even for non-paying members.
    • You will see the city of residence, university, height, and work position of a member inside the profile.
    • Profile information focuses on education background and career.
    • The profiles are not very detailed
    • The profile information can be changed later
    • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free
    • Photo albums can be updated later.

    If you install the app in your phone, your general location will be saved by the device and posted on your profile. The Google Map data tagging where you were last seen will be posted inside the profile. If you don't want the app to do this, you have to configure your settings and set your status to "Ghost Mode." This will also allow you to browse profile anonymously.

    The Inner Circle shows your education background such as the university you went to and the degree you finished. Your current work title is always displayed underneath your profile photo.

    App

    The Inner Circle App
    • The design is clear and appropriate.
    • All features in the site are available in the app.
    • The app is available for Android and Apple devices.
    • It is free to download.
    • The app will save your location and post on the site.

    The app looks as good and works as smooth as the website. However, if you are someone who takes your privacy policy seriously, you have to make sure that your GPS is turned off because the app saves your location and posts it on your The Inner Circle profile under the "Last Seen On..." section. The general location will be posted after a few days which will be visible to everyone in the site. The app is also more convenient to use than the website because all the functionalities are available and you can take it everywhere through your phone.

    Real Life Review

    I joined The Inner Circle last month, well, I almost didn't. The site made me wait for the screening test result for days that I have forgotten about it after I received their confirmation email. My biggest concern at the moment, after the first 24 hours that I still haven't heard from them, was if I am going to get notified if I didn't pass their screening test. I am able to create close friends in the site but haven't found what I can call a "partner" yet. I hope I do soon, but since I don't have that much time to go out and join their exclusive parties, I'm not that confident about it. - Laura, 25

    Design and Usability

    The design of both the website and the app looks good. It feels well-maintained as reflected on its performance. It comes in a blue color tone that is not irritating to the eyes compared to other dating sites that use intense colors. The icons and buttons are unique and creatively-executed. Overall, the design looks really professional which singles in their target group will definitely like.

    The Inner Circle Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Create an account
    • Upload photos
    • View profiles
    • View photo albums
    • Browse "Events" section
    Fee based Services
    • Read messages
    • Discover who viewed your profile
    • Tickets for "Events"
    • See all your "Winks"
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Full Membership
    1 Week5.00 USD / Week5.00 USD

    Is The Inner Circle expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers The Inner Circle is upper moderate.

    The Inner Circle US
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal

    Upon subscription, you automatically agree with the terms of use and privacy policy of The Inner Circle. To avoid any disruption, your subscription will be automatically extended. The trial subscription of one week will prolong into a 1-month subscription. Normal subscriptions will be extended with the same duration. You can cancel the automatic renewal at any time before the renewal date under "My Account."

    Special Features

    The Inner Circle has unique features that allow its members to meet up in a more organized fashion:

    Ghost Mode

    Browse through profiles anonymously.

    Events

    Create or join parties and events in different places.

    Trips

    See where your matches are heading next.

    Spots

    Add a place, like a bar or a restaurant, where you will mostly be spending your time.

    My Tickets

    Buy tickets to join exclusive meet-ups and events.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 2.5 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.5 / 5
    App: 3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 2.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Chris Pleines
    From the registration stage, it is noticeable that The Inner Circle dating site puts a great value on a person's career. After successfully joining with an active Facebook or LinkedIn account, the site asks for a job title. This step is required alongside uploading a photo to proceed with the screening test. Now, even if you finish answering all of their pre-membership questions, you will have to wait for their approval. Some have waited for days, weeks, and others were not approved at all. This "elite" attribute may not be suitable as it creates barriers for those who are sincere but in a hurry to look for love instead of connecting them together. For more recommendations, you may check our Matchmaker category.

    FAQ

    Membership

    How can I update/change my bank details?

    The Inner Circle will not be able to adjust your bank account information after the first payment. To update your credit or bank card information or change your bank account number, please contact your bank.

    How do I end my paid The Inner Circle membership?

    You can control your subscription under the "Settings" tab. To end the subscription, simply uncheck the 'renew subscription' box and your full membership will be valid until the end of the period you paid for.

    Will my payment details be saved in The Inner Circle site if I end my subscription?

    Your payment details will be removed automatically and your full membership can only be extended when you personally set up a new payment.

    What happens if I uninstall The Inner Circle app?

    If you delete the application from your phone, your position will no longer be updated.

    If I delete the app, will my account be deleted too?

    Deleting the application doesn't delete your account. On your next log in, you will be asked to find your profile and all your messages and other information associated with your account will be available.

    Usability

    How can I change my name, age or e-mail address in The Inner Circle?

    Due to security reasons, it is not possible for you to adjust or change your email address, name or age yourself.

    Can I "unlike" someone in the Inner Circle?

    Liking another member is a permanent action. It is not possible to delete or reverse the like.

    How does the "Who's up for..." feature in The Inner Circle work?

    "Who's up for..." allows people to initiate fun and creative ideas for a date. Others will see your idea and can click on the "Reply" button starting a private chat.

    What does a "wink," "like," or "match" mean in The Inner Circle?

    There will be no matches if you do not like any of the people that liked you. In contrast, you can send a wink to show a direct interest to another member, who can see the wink.

    Why can't I upload or adjust photos in The Inner Circle?

    Some of the features on the website are built in Adobe Flash. Therefore, it is important to have an internet browser that supports Adobe Flash. Most of the modern browsers support Adobe Flash, but not all have installed it by default so you have to check your computer.

    Security

    Where do I reset my password in The Inner Circle?

    Reset your password through this link: www.theinnercircle.co/auth/password

    How do I block another member of The Inner Circle?

    You can find the "Block" button under every profile. If this member behaved inappropriately, report his/her profile with the "Report" button.

    What happens when I block someone in The Inner Circle?

    If you feel that a user does not respect you and the other members, you can choose to block him/her. A blocked member will not be able to view your profile or message you any longer. Basically, you become invisible to this user.

    Can I resell my ticket to another member?

    You can do this through the app. Go to "My Tickets" under "Profile" and click "transfer tickets." A link will be generated which you will have to send to the buyer. Payment transactions will have to be done between you and the other member.

    Can I get a refund for my ticket?

    The Inner Circle does not refund tickets. So when the tickets are sold, you have to organize the payment between each other. Reselling tickets is at your own risk.

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    Company:Circle Imperium B.V.
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