Dating script software
So, wanna-be dating site operators are a dying breed and there's less and less activity on supply side either.
People just don't have that " is the new darling term. Ah, yes, there's definitely still opportunity, money to make and ideas to explore in the world of "virtual dating". If you want to build a large database and sell your business - go for independent.
Online dating space itself has consolidated under 2-3 major players, and niche sites are mostly parts of large shared-database networks.
On top of that, popular trend of the day is to use mobile apps for dating (ala Tinder).
I'll talk about partnership options in one of the future posts.
Bare in mind that there are ways to combine own site with a network-partnership option, but that's a tricky business... Whatever platform you end up using, you would need a catchy domain name and a basic concept outline.
So, Able Dating changed colors and called itself a Chameleon. All those " Chameleon wants you to believe that rainbow templates and 3d-chat plugin would make your site awesome, all for under 0.
Look closer and you'd see that base functionality is dated and rigid. Anyway, the guys are real (they even have a real office with real cubicles).
You'd spend a few days figuring out which package includes what. I'm sure they'd explain you exactly how to part with your savings in much fewer words and shorter time-frame than their byzantine site does. Today, however, is a particularly lovely day and the mood is high. Persisting with regular version updates, adding new dating templates, optimising for mobiles, offering native apps and experimenting with different packaging and price-points. Turns out that Ska Date is actually a repackaged Ox Wall, which is presumably free. here's the picture they give: So, you are supposedly paying for a free software with installation service and 1 month of support. Then, branding removal, templates and "setup assitance" are paid extras.
Imagine in 6 months time, if you could have a well-known successful dating business with lots of users and you didn't spend a dollar for it!
And instead you spent your money for advertising, investment and promotion…
It's more of an overview of key players in dating software industry and some insights on the idea of building a dating site with an off-the-shelf platform.
White-label, open-source, downloadable dating software is, in a way, a thing of the past.Your success depends on engagement, which is combination of efficient IU and actual results. So, look for minimalistic templates that are recent, well-supported and load fast. Some guys work hard, iterate for years, endure anger of dissatisfied clients, employ real developers, feel guilty for emails backlog... And then there're slap-on hacks that publish a month-worth of mediocre coding as a real product, on some oh-so-SE0-friendly domain, without any real credentials, documentation or support. The script works and general approach is simple an straightforward, albeit a bit archaic (in Internet terms, we are talking 5 years or so behind).