This ensures that members will find like-minded prospective dates and keeps the website owners from competing with the biggest industry players when buying ads and marketing placement.
The online dating services industry has exploded over the last decade from a collection of forum based meeting rooms into a some of the most polished and successful online businesses you will find.
Some reports put the annual revenue from dating websites and related online dating services like matchmaking and dating-oriented social networks at more than 2 billion dollars a year.
While many of the online dating sites like e Harmony and Christian Mingle have become household names, there are thousands more that are equally profitable but may only have a few thousand members.
Often, these micro-dating websites target a niche topic or local community.
Love Story is the ideal theme for most dating website startups.
Launched in July of 2013 this theme has withstood the test of time so you can be assured that any issues have been fully explored and addressed by the theme author.Additionally, Themex the author on themeforest has a proven record of activity on the Love Story support forums meaning your questions should be answered fully and in a reasonable timeline.The Love Story platform allows members to create personal profiles that highlight and represent the things about themselves that they wish for others to see within the website.When a member locates a potential love-interest they have several options to communicate including real-time chat messaging, traditional personal messaging, in-site notifications or tried and true email.When you’re ready to begin charging for communications this theme comes pre-packaged with all the e Commerce functionality you need to turn your social network in to full fledged revenue positive dating website.Payments are processed using the popular and free Woo Commerce plugin.