Dating online script software
I have to repeat this again - you need to have the project concept before you even start looking at online demos, feature lists and sample sites!
Follow this advice and you're already ahead of 99% of dating-website startups.
There is "dating network" option for connecting a shared database, there are various discounts for Marketplace plugins, separate pricing for mobile sites (or is it for apps? Ska Date pricing sits at a more digestible 9 for the platform itself, but mobile apps add a hefty extra 0. Sounds like you could just download Ox Wall, buy a template, use hosting auto-installer, pay for branding removal and save yourself about 0, no? Works for attracting webmasters, but doesn't make much difference for site success. It's a Freelancer order that wasn't accepted by client and was repackaged for a quick buck grab, obviously.
), developer licenses, separate site for custom services, etc, etc. So, I'd suggest skipping all the mumbo-jumbo and talking to their sales rep directly. Again, perhaps it's best to chat with sales rep, ask for the most cost effective "package" and make an offer. End-users aren't impressed with fancy design (not after the first 4 seconds, anyway). Dating Scripts, vld Personals, Socialscript are all doorway sites of one company - vld Interactive.
Inevitably, you end up with a cookie-cutter installation filled with fancy modules that nobody cares about.
You've got to persist in your determination of launching something unique. Something that's focused on one or two use-cases that uphold your idea. Look for the scripts that have fast and stable core features (profiles, user-authentication, messenger, photos) and easily customisable structure. Let's see what dating CMSs are still available and which ones are worth fiddling with.
So, Able Dating changed colors and called itself a Chameleon. All those "Domething Dating" or "This Date" are bland and forgettable. And the software supports the name by pushing a lot of bright colors. Note, that I've deleted all the "Disqus" comments and also moved away from the old platform.
Chameleon wants you to believe that rainbow templates and 3d-chat plugin would make your site awesome, all for under 0. Using UNA Community Framework for this site now, so you're welcome to join if you'd like to comment.
That one was persistent and tarred their reputation quite a bit.
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).
Updates are regular and pushed simultaneously to both Datingscript and Socialscript. Yet another Russian guy, although the site says Canada. Besides Vlad it's hard to track anyone else doing anything on those sites. There's no Market of extensions or active community support. I can see how this product can be useful if you're creating a "pretend" site.
Then think about how YOU could make them work for your idea. These Russian guys from Yoshkar-Ola have been around for as long as I can remember.
No matter what you ask the vendor they are going to convince you that their software is a perfect fit. Custom services create huge workload for developers and they always skimp on non-generic tech support. (PG stands for "Pilot Group", not "Parental Guidance").