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).

Not even reviews - just deranged shrieking wherever possible - forums, blog posts, review sites, etc. When you build a CMS and charge money for it, you inevitably deal with an odd loser that can't get over their own mistakes.

That one was persistent and tarred their reputation quite a bit.

Someone from the Pilots must have decided to play a recently, so their prices have come up to $1999 for the full package and $3200 for a package with unidentified "custom work".

The old-standard $699 option now buys a limited selection of modules only. Ska Date is a Kyrgyz(stan-based) development group, founded by our former partner.

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).Providers followed by coupling their CMSs with mobile apps, generally i OS and Android, or by offering mobile-friendly web templates. There are two ways your can go about starting your own dating business. more than two, but we will only talk about these two for now: independent site with your own database or network-partner site with shared database. If you want a smoother ride and stable ongoing revenue - partner.And a webmaster, likewise, should just look into presenting their site in a form that sounds chic and trendy. This article will focus on independent, open-source dating scripts.Good example of starting small and simple and consistently fighting for success.In 2015 they've won "Best Dating Software" nomination at i Date awards. It may not necessarily mean much - it's a "club-voting" competition where you can do well if you have enough i Date-friends, but hey - they did win it!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.