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 0.
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 $499 for the platform itself, but mobile apps add a hefty extra $800. Sounds like you could just download Ox Wall, buy a template, use hosting auto-installer, pay $99 for branding removal and save yourself about $300, 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.
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").
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.A little cunning act that all those demos and lists do to people - they reshape ideas.We look at them and think "oh, that's nice, I should have that on my site".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. 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.