Now, if you're ready for this let's begin our Online Dating Project... Because I have followed this exact procedure ourselves, and we've made several fairly successful dating site based on the step-by-step guide you're now about to read... For almost any nation of the western world there's at least a few really big online dating services that dominate the market. The biggest online dating services target almost "everybody", that's their market segment.
To compete with them you would have to buy your way in... Of course, "everybody" means everyone with an internet connection and a computer that lives in country X... You have almost no chance to compete with these sites unless you are really REALLY clever.
You should choose a market segment that's small enough to differentiate your service from the giant dating services.Here's one example of a well defined market segment: Straight people ages 16 to 26 living in , Ireland. If you actually lived in Ireland and if you knew a few things about young and straight people in Belfast, this could have been a good segment for you. For example, do NOT create a service for seniors living in Northern Spain, if you know nothing about this segment – you would have been destined to fail miserably.Online dating services connects with basic human needs.The american psychologist saw human beings' needs arranged like a pyramid.It's almost too easy for anyone to create a lugubrious dating site and then make a lot of money by fooling its members one way or the other. You want feel good about yourself when you're making tons of money online.
It's hundred times funnier to make money online when you know you serve others at the same time, and in the end it's probably way easier than to trick other people into paying for crap.
So instead of matching them, you would keep them searching for months.
However, they do have a reputation to take care of, so they have to maintain a certain level of satisfaction amongst their members.
Medium (But will take some time if you have no previous experience with HTML, My SQL and PHP) 1 week to setup.
At least 6 months to complete all steps and reach the In United States online dating members spent 9.5 million in 2004, and over 0 million in 2005.
The big online dating giants are familiar with this fact.