Building website from scratch
After deciding the right niche now you should concentrate on creating an attractive website. Series of steps need to be followed to create a dating website. You can create the website from a couple of ways but as per the trend, I will suggest you go for WordPress based because it powers 28% of the entire web. Else you can go the traditional way.
Think of an attractive domain name for your dating site that goes with your theme. For eg. match.com, eharmony.com Jdate.com, gay.com lovearts.com Use mind map or brainstorming technique to think of new great names.I know it’s hard and great ideas don’t come easy but keep on trying cause hard work pays off in the end.
Buy a hosted domain
you can easily buy the domain from these providers Siteground, Godaddy, Bluehost these are the few ones but still, there are plenty more you can find on the market. Register your .com if you buy Bluehost hosting you can register your domain name for free. This depends on you cause there are many as I mentioned you above.
Buy a readymade Dating Plugin/Script/ Software
After registering domain install WordPress which is free and you can get the best WordPress Dating Plugin from the different provider choose that meets your need. Don’t go for cheap ones otherwise, it will be costly later on. Cheap Plugin is not optimized and with poor support. You can check WPDating Plugin and why I vouch for this is because I have seen with my own eyes how dedicated developers are continuously working on it to upgrade it with more features and make it user-friendly. If you go for dating plugin then you do not need to spend tens of thousand just to ready your dating website. Dating Plugin starts from $147 before you buy you can use the demo site. If you think this is the one then only you can buy it. Using Dating Plugin means customization is easy you do not need to hire the developer that means operating cost is very low cause they charge very high.
You can find lots of attractive premium WordPress based theme in the market. Select that goes with your theme. For eg LoveMatch, Sweetdate etc
You can add other necessary Plugins or Add-ons as per your wish. This is the beauty of using WordPress dating plugin. You can all the plugins that you need. Eg some of the useful plugins and add-ons are as follows
Deciding to make it free or paid- Your operating and marketing strategy should be based on this decision