What are good off-the-shelf dating web app packages?


  1. It should allow members to join via Facebook (Facebook intergration) (and Google+ - optional) or signup using their email address
  2. The reminding emails should be sent automatically to the members who are not in touch (who rarely log in)
  3. Internal messaging system/chat system (text chat)
  4. Any kind of match making algorithm, matchmaking to their likes dislikes etc.
  5. Photo albums
  6. Virtual gift sending feature
  7. Ad monetization (AdSense etc.) (optional)

Paid or free ones are OK. Recommendations for free software are most welcome. Our current budget would allow for about USD 150 at max – but we might be able to increase that for something really good.

  • Thank you @Nicolas for editing my question :) – Pretty_Girl3 May 12 '16 at 16:21
  • 1. Does it have to be in PHP? 2. You want to self-host it, correct? 3. Would you be willing to use a common/general CMS (like WordPress or Drupal) and build the basic site yourself + install a module for the match making algorithm? – unor May 12 '16 at 20:06
  • Take your budget, multiply it by at least 100, and then you'll be able to make a start. What you want needs custom code, to be written by a coder, for example, for point 4, algorithms are either patented, or based upon lots of academic research. – user3791372 May 13 '16 at 2:03
  • @unor : Thank you for the comment, php, html are all ok. And, It's ok to have a common CMS, but as per my knowledge the wordpress or drupal etc ok for normal static websites because I don't think a template can do much advanced things it's not much powerful for a dating site I guess (for example "Love story wordpress template is so basic and not powerful). So, I prefer if you could provide webapps without common CMS like wordpress. But any kind of thing is welcome if it's powerful for a dating website. – Pretty_Girl3 May 13 '16 at 15:05
  • @user3791372 : I don't want a coder. Thank you. – Pretty_Girl3 May 13 '16 at 15:06

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