Many people may want to start a side hobby or side business in the form of dating websites. If you work hard and smart, there’s money to be made in dating websites. Many dating software provide monetization options in the form of membership subscriptions, credits, and online products. If you want to make the website free, you can earn money through ads.
There are many white-label dating software that can help you create your dating website. Some are standalone, and some are to be used on platforms like WordPress.
We’ve curated the best WordPress dating themes and plugins with which you can create your perfect dating website as you desire.
There are three best WordPress products to create your online dating business.
- PremiumPress Dating Theme
- WP Dating Plugin
- BuddyPress plugin
PremiumPress Dating Theme
PremiumPress is the best WordPress Dating Theme there is to create your online dating website.
The difference between PremiumPress Dating Theme and other dating themes is that PremiumPress Dating Theme is the complete product in itself. While other dating themes require a separate paid/free dating plugin to power them, it is standalone. The functionalities can be added using other plugin, but it can operate without any dating plugin.
The result is that the dating website created with PremiumPress is fast and lightweight. The downside to the theme is that it is a little tedious and difficult to scale the website and add features to it. Customization can be difficult.
- Elementor builder integration
- Private chatroom
- 150+ design blocks
- Membership systems
- Online button
- Dedicated Members Area
- Share Audio and Video on Users’ Profiles
- Multiple languages
WP Dating Plugin
WP Dating plugin is a paid WordPress plugin that powers dating websites. It requires dating themes developed by it.
Lately, WP Dating plugin has published themes that are compatible with Elementor Builder. So, you can drag and drop the blocks to create your pages.
WP Dating plugin has powerful features which are complemented by its dating themes. While it offer free updates, the support is limited depending on the package you buy.
WP Dating plugin also has Android Mobile App and PWA.
- Locate other users that are near geographically using Google Geotargeting.
- Recommended users that a user can select or reject based on their preferences- something similar like swipe feature on Tinder.
- Users can view who they viewed and who viewed them.
- Share images, audio, and video on their profiles
- Premium membership feature
- Basic search and advanced search to find other members using the filters
- Monetization option
Dating Themes for WP Dating plugin
Relish Dating Theme was the first theme to be rolled by WP
Dating that was Elementor builder compatible. There is a drag-and-drop feature with which the blocks can be added to the page by the admin themselves.
They recently added a Multi-language option to the latest themes compatible with Elementor Builder. They did not have this option when they first launched the website.
Dating Club Theme is the revamped version of the earlier theme. The new version is sleek, impressive, and also Elementor Builder compatible.
WP Matrimony Theme was also revamped with new design and compatible with Elementor Builder. The earlier version was only a minor color variation of Lavish Date Theme(which has been retired now). It is targeted to Indian Matrimony websites.
WP Dating Theme is the oldest theme of WP Dating. It is not compatible with Elementor builder. The homepage and sidebar are edited with widgets, while to edit the members pages, cusotomization is needed and and the design and layout cannot be edited simply with editor or customizer. It has slider banner.
It does not have a one-click demo import. Different widgets have to manually added to complete the dating website.
This theme has the most features as it is the most compatible theme with WP Dating plugin. Other themes are not fully compatible with the plugin yet. Some features will be missing or not work even though the plugin’s dashboard displays the features.
BuddyPress plugin is a free open-source plugin to create social websites. While not as powerful as WP Dating plugin, it s free to use and a decent dating website can be created with it.
There are several plugins created to add dimension to BuddyPress plugins.And, the functions can be extended by installing already available WordPress plugins. If needed, you can build your own custom plugin.
- Online Status of the members
- Membership subscriptions
- Private messaging
- Integration with bbPress forum
- @ Mentions of the friends
Best Dating Themes for BuddyPress plugin
Sweet Date Dating Theme is lightweight theme to create online dating website. It requires BuddyPress plugin. Some people also use WP Dating plugin but it is not quite recommended as WP Dating plugin has its own developed themes. It is WPML plugin compatible. Different membership levels can be created with different levels of features and access.
Facebook login integration allows the users to login to the dating website to register with their facebook accounts. Forum can be created by installing bbPress plugin.
Kleo is developed by the SeventhQueen and is among the highest selling themes in the community/social network theme niche. Kleo is not only used for dating websites. It is a multipurpose theme so it can be used for different sites like e-learning, corporate, gaming, magazine, blog, and other types of websites. It has one click demo import.
It has Live WP Customizer to add sidebars, edit colors, fonts, and grids. It has an intuitive admin panel that has the centralized dashboard to edit all the settings and options.
It is compatible with popular page builders to create pages by using drag and drop feature.
It offers facebook login add-on to allow users to login to the website from their Facebook accounts.
Seeko is a community theme developed by Seventhqueen that should be used with BuddyPress plugin. The color and layout of the theme are bold, attractive, and instantly catch your eyes!
Pages built using Elementor builder allow Admin to customize profile questions in detail while applying them across search fields available on users’ profiles for easy access at any time–allowing you more control than ever before when building out communities online.
The Seeko WordPress theme is compatible with Elementor Builder, which allows you to drag and drop blocks to create pages.
Admin can customize the matching system, Advanced Search, profile questions and other search fields. Users can post texts, and photos, to which other users can comment and reply. There is direct message and mention friends features. Users can manage their photos and edit their profiles.
Gwangi is a multi-purpose theme that is compatible with Elementor Builder. Geo my WP plugin should be installed for tracking GeoLocation of the users. The theme offers paid and free membership subscriptions, and selling products on the website. The theme offers lifetime updates and 6-months free support. It can be used for E-learning, events, online forum, etc. besides dating websites.
There are 4 required plugins for Gwangi:
- Easy Custom Sidebar
Furthermore, 3 premium plugins need to be installed to enrich the website.
- Youzify – Adds more functionalities to user profiles
- BP Maps for Members – Add your BuddyPress member locations and maps to your website.
LearnDash’s Course Grid Add-On has been added in the Gwangi Demo to display the user profiles in grid layout and allow users to filter them according to category.
These are the best WordPress Dating Themes and Plugins available in the market, with which you can create your dream dating website to let people fall in divine love.
If you need any additional features, you can customize your dating website with the help of developers or plugins. There are also thousands of free plugins in WordPress to extend the features and functionalities, which should relieve your wallet.
Do you have any theme or plug-in that you find worthy to be added to the list? Please let us know in the comments below.