Stubborn dating software providers that are still in business. This is not a collection of sample dating profiles reviews. 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.
Online dating space itself has consolidated under 2-3 major players, and niche sites are mostly parts of large shared-database networks. So, wanna-be dating site operators are a dying breed and there’s less and less activity on supply side either. It’s not too late to launch a dating site. Internet is a vast space of opportunities. There are people ahead of time, people behind, and some are on-time.
What seems old and tired for one million of potential clients may seem new and exciting for another million. Providers followed by coupling their CMSs with mobile apps, generally iOS and Android, or by offering mobile-friendly web templates. And a webmaster, likewise, should just look into presenting their site in a form that sounds chic and trendy. 575 million and kept them all.
Ah, yes, there’s definitely still opportunity, money to make and ideas to explore in the world of “virtual dating”. Your own dating site or a dating site that looks like yours. There are two ways your can go about starting your own dating business. There are pros and cons of either approach. Mainly, it’s about your exit strategy. If you want to build a large database and sell your business – go for independent.
If you want a smoother ride and stable ongoing revenue – partner. 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 perhaps a theme for a separate discussion, too. And do it before you choose the software. Whatever platform you end up using, you would need a catchy domain name and a basic concept outline.