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RE: Starting a dating website
I started a free dating site about 5 years ago. It didn't exactly fail, we got a few thousand members, but the project wasn't profitable so I moved on to better stuff.

You can make a dating site but it absolutely has to be niche. One interesting thing I've noticed is that every couple of years a new website for girls to meet rich guys seems to pop up and get all of the press. Years back it was wealthymen.com, now that seeking arrangement p4p site seems to be getting lots of news articles. You also have to design the initial ad campaigns around attracting female members rather than guys. Some dating site owners have chosen to start with fake profiles but I do not believe that is necessary (also not exactly legal.)

If you can't program, have little to no experience with online advertising or email, I would guess you need about $20,000-$40,000 and 12 to 24 months to get to the break even point. If you can do both well you should be able to get a free niche site growing at break even and make it profitable within 6 or 9 months. I had my system custom built by my inhouse developer. The out of the box systems I've seen in the past are pretty flawed but that may not be the case anymore.
09-17-2011 10:01 AM
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Starting a dating website - Geronimo - 09-16-2011, 10:16 AM
RE: Starting a dating website - PDX - 09-16-2011, 10:33 AM
RE: Starting a dating website - Gmac - 09-16-2011, 10:34 AM
RE: Starting a dating website - Caligula - 09-16-2011, 03:08 PM
RE: Starting a dating website - Caligula - 09-17-2011, 01:30 PM
RE: Starting a dating website - Smitty - 09-18-2011, 09:15 PM
RE: Starting a dating website - Geronimo - 09-17-2011, 02:12 AM
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