Inner Circle Review

Inner Circle

The Inner Circle is the brainchild of David Vermeulen. In 2012, after a long term relationship came to an end, he registered for an online dating website for the first time. Within days of joining, he deleted his profile. He found the online dating world to be too concerned with amassing quantity rather than providing a quality experience for each user.

This inspired David to create his own dating platform, one tailored to the lives of like-minded singles. A community that cultivates authentic connections in real life.

The Inner Circle is an independent tech company that never raised any funding. The app is now live in over 50 cities with over 1.8 million members. In 2018 The Inner Circle was awarded winner of Deloitte Fast 50 for being the fastest growing technology company in The Netherlands. In 2017 The Inner Circle was crowned dating app of the year and rising star at the Deloitte Fast 50.


VIP Full Membership $42

Full Membership $13

How To Sign Up

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.

Top 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.

User Review

“And then I came across someone on The Inner Circle and I thought: wow, what an incredible woman. On our first date I fell head over heels in love with her. That was about half a year after I divorced. We’ve been together now for 4 months”.


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 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.

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