A little cunning act that all those demos and lists do to people - they reshape ideas.
In 2015 they've won "Best Dating Software" nomination at i Date awards. It may not necessarily mean much - it's a "club-voting" competition where you can do well if you have enough i Date-friends, but hey - they did win it!Not even reviews - just deranged shrieking wherever possible - forums, blog posts, review sites, etc. When you build a CMS and charge money for it, you inevitably deal with an odd loser that can't get over their own mistakes.That one was persistent and tarred their reputation quite a bit. 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.I'll talk about partnership options in one of the future posts.
Bare in mind that there are ways to combine own site with a network-partnership option, but that's a tricky business... Whatever platform you end up using, you would need a catchy domain name and a basic concept outline.
Someone from the Pilots must have decided to play a recently, so their prices have come up to $1999 for the full package and $3200 for a package with unidentified "custom work".
The old-standard $699 option now buys a limited selection of modules only. Ska Date is a Kyrgyz(stan-based) development group, founded by our former partner.
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.
So, wanna-be dating site operators are a dying breed and there's less and less activity on supply side either.