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.Good example of starting small and simple and consistently fighting for success.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! 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.White-label, open-source, downloadable dating software is, in a way, a thing of the past.So, mobile dating software is the new darling term.Providers followed by coupling their CMSs with mobile apps, generally i OS and Android, or by offering mobile-friendly web templates.
On top of that, popular trend of the day is to use mobile apps for dating (ala Tinder). There are people ahead of time, people behind, and some are on-time.
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.