Still, the script works and has been around for years. For example, if you want to sell a useless domain on Flippa for a grand, you could just buy this script, install and sell the domain as a REAL DATING SITE. Hm, maybe if you're on tight budget and existing functionality is all you need, and you have some fix-it-yourself skills, and it's a It's Able Dating rebadged.
In mid 2000 someone got really pissed off with Able Dating guys (also Russian, by the way) and littered entire Internet with bad "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.
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.
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 " Chameleon wants you to believe that rainbow templates and 3d-chat plugin would make your site awesome, all for under $300.
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). The dating sites owners, also called Network Partners, can tap into a pool of active users while keeping full control over their original site users and all site payments. Dating Pro’s Marketplace is a place where you can select new features, design templates, language packs, integrated payment systems, and other products and services.What is more, here you can also sell your own add-ons, design themes and offer special services that will benefit other online dating entrepreneurs.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.Good example of starting small and simple and consistently fighting for success.