Building a dating database
The guys at Dating Factory have summarized the positives and negatives of each approach – then after that it's up to you!First of all we’ve made a quick check list on what you need to do if you want to develop an online dating site by yourself.
However do not despair there are other ways to get started on running a very successful online dating business which do not demand quite such a high initial spend, or indeed quite such an expansive knowledge of the ins and outs of creating an internet based business.
It is also unlikely that the owner of one of these new scripts will be able to get their own merchant account and would have to rely heavily on third party payment system, or independent systems like Pay Pal, which are often very expensive.
Most dating scripts do not support recurring payments, therefore revenue earned is normally on a once-only payment, per profile, per signup or per email basis.
It’s a very exciting place to be, and we’re still far from reaching saturation point.”Key functions The cornerstone of an online dating site is the search facility, whereby users key in a range of search criteria – including age, income, physical characteristics and geographical location – and the site brings up a list of people based on those preferences.
The initial search is often provided free of charge; according to a report published last year, only around 15% of users actually pay for their time on online dating sites.