UPDATE: I would appreciate people to actually read my question and not just glance over it. I need to know HOW to do the site even though i appreciate it, i am not looking for opinions on whether or not if the site should be created. Thank youI want to start my own dating site. I have an amateur knowledge in creating static sites and for my new dating site venture, i have a feeling that i am going to need more than just a static html site. I don't know the coding / technology that i need to make this happen. Site needs to enable users to search, edit and create profiles but i do not know what type of coding system or type of site will allow that to happen. Just imagine any dating site out there, i want to know what type of technology a typical dating site uses to make the site operational.
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Obviously i am not going to create the site on my own, i am going to hire professionals who are capable of doing this. Reason why i want to know what goes into dating site is so i know who and what type of programmers to hire. Drupal may be a good platform, find a developer who knows Drupal inside out and they should have the programming skills to make it happen. The first question I would ask is why you want to recreate something that's been done to death for over 65 years? You can get hire cheap programmers at freelance sites but unless you have a specific target market and unique competitive value, I fear you are wasting your money.
I agree completely with Kim. Think hard for other ideas. Times change, people change with new opportunities popping up daily. Look at trends less traveled or ones that haven't been born. Maybe something in the baby boomer age group.
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That's where the money is (indirectly mentioned a few weeks ago) and we are a big crowd. A short story. A year ago a childhood friend mentioned his nephews wanted to build a social site. They had been talking about it for years. I think they spent over five figures (not much, but ALOT for them) for what turned out to be a basic message board for hunters.
AND, I couldn't post a message! ! Only a select few could, yet they seemed to claim thousands of members. They had no clue about the web, or so it seemed. Did all the wrong things as I've watched the site practically die after only six months.
IE buying Facebook fans, having them click adsense along with having an analytics account. It was sad. I was asked from the start what I thought of the idea but never talked to the nephews. Same responses as here. If someone gave me $65 million to start a dating site, I would give it back to them and tell them that we don't have the resources to become competitive.
In order to get that $65 million I'd prepare the greatest business plan ever with monthly reporting schedules full of information and progress.