HOW TO START AND MAKE YOUR OWN DATING WEBSITE
To start a Dating website, you have to dig deep into your pockets or whither a long hectic development process. Buying pre-made scripts costs between $200-$5000 or more.
However there are some few free dating/matchmaking scripts that you can use and some are OPEN SOURCE. The only penny you spend with these are hosting, buying templates or modules(and that's your choice).....
Here is a list of some.
1. Datemill Etano
Datemill Etano is a dating and matchmaking script that you can use to start your own dating website. A few years back this script wasn't free but it is now:). Some of its most striking features include: Photo Albums,Comments, Blog, Advanced Mailbox System, Profile Search, Payment Gateways, Mass Messaging and many more others.
osDate is the most popular dating and matchmaking script out there. This script fully integrates with phpBB, vBulletin, Flashchat, paypal payment system and other payment systems as well.
Some of its other striking features you might like to checkout include: Custom templates, add multiple administrators,SMTP mail support,Flash instant messenger,My Matches,polls,Thumbnail display options for profile searches and many more.
The main template design looks shanty but you can buy professional templates that cost from $25 to 50 , google or bing for them.
(Note: The real demo site of osdate is down, so i linked a live site using osdate )
3. AzDG dating medium
This is a light weight dating script to start a simple dating site.One thing i like about it is that its SEO optimized. Some other striking features i like about it include: Messaging system between users,User may upload up to 64 photos,Banner Ads Rotator,Admin Maillist,Send a Wink,Matchmaker.Audio or Video files and so much more. Try it out to see what im talking about.
4. Friend and Love
Friend and Love is a another free dating script built using PHP/MySQL. Some notable features include : User profile, Adult profile, send a kiss/note/email/wink, view track, who's online, who's new, profile search/auto search.
5. Dolphin boonex
Dolphin boonex is another great social networking script out there. You can use Dolphin to start a Dating/Matchmaking website or even a social network. Some striking feature you might like include:Matchmaking, Photo albums, Youtube videos, Messaging system,User can upload videos to profile and so many more
Dolphin boonex has free templates you can download, search in google or bing to see some of these, if you wish for the professional ones just buy