just wondering if anyone continues to have success using drupal as a dating site platform. i would like to set up a dating site in drupal.
There has not been much recent activity in this group, but I'm embarking on an implementation of a dating site based on Drupal. If you are working on this too I'm interested in exchanging tips and possibly collaborating in our efforts.
thats a nice gesture, but i am afraid i wont be much help. i am NOT a web developer, or even a web master, or even a designer for that matter. I just own the joint and need to put something together until i get some success and can hire real coders. i have read from people in the past, and i sure you seen them on this subject, that say that making a dating site in drupal is a bad idea because its such a resource hog. i wish now i had not read their stupid comments because it has stopped me from even starting because i was afraid of laying a big goose egg. i should have known better. i decided finally to just get started and not worry about it getting messed up.
are you going to start with the standard drupal 7? My site will be free. actually right now i have having technical issues before even started working on my sites. sorry i cant help you, but i will post my efforts from time to time and feel free as ask questions. my dating niche is rather....out there....lol!
I'm not sure whether to go with Drupal 6 or 7. Of course 7 has more stuff in its core, but there is not as much functionality available in contributed modules. In all the posts I've read, the most complete recipe is http://groups.drupal.org/node/51698 and this is built on Drupal 5. The website seems to be up and running and friendly.
I'm an experienced programmer with a little D6 experience and I've found that its performance depends on how many modules are enabled. I've come to the conclusion that I cannot effectively run a production application on shared hosting, and on a "starter" VPS I can handle 20-50 simultaneous users before I have to start tuning, optimizing, and tricking the system into speeding up.
Sorry to hear about your technical issues, I know how those go. Are you using Drupal or some other platform? Are you an experienced marketing person in the dating niche?
once drupal 8 is available, they are going to stop support of 6. so i am avoiding 6
i am still in the middle of a total meltdown over all of these tech issues. trying to learn how to set up a dedicated server and 3 other vps accounts. long story
anyway, if it cant be done with a drupal 7 module or by views i just want have it.
i am trying to take advice i have heard quite often. just get something up and start working on it.
anything i build now with have a responsive theme. would like to build some simple apps to market. What i am going to do for pics i have no idea.
i havent looked it up yet, but have you built a terms of service form, yet?
I came across this stat that a small dating site with avg 3-5 thousand dollars a month. that would work for me.
Looking for someone to work with in creating Drupal dating sites. I am still new to Drupal, but I am getting the hang of it since I have worked with several other CMS software before. Hopefully we can put some life back into this topic and perhaps get something going here of real interest and real production.
The best we could do was http://www.gujaratimatrimony.info and we stopped work on it for nearly 2 years now.
I am new to drupal 7 and for 3 days now I have a headake trying to build a simple dating site with profiles and search criteras for age sex location etc.
I managed to do with profile2 some fields with list float select . But I can't understand how to create the search view. When I create a view , I get lost in details there. I understood that it's something about exposed filters... but from there i'm lost.
Please guide me to a good tutorial about dating site.
The site looks good. With all the new versions of Drupal, perhaps changes can be made to the site. You can make the site live and play with it. I am looking to create a site. Perhaps we need to make a step by step setup. Just a thought.
How are you all doing? I stumbled on your discussion while searching for the same topic.
If I may make a few comments, immho:
There is nothing wrong with the performance of 6.x, but you do need to know what you are doing.
Can you write simple php code? If so, that will take you a long way.
For a social type web app, you need to know how to use views! Play around with views, and it will all make sense in the end.
Pictures are handled by some pretty excellent modules, and 7.x has some basic but good image handling.
Let me know how you all got along and where you are? Would like to know if someone is actually doing valid commercial work in Drupal.
you are right, of course, it appears some folks like me have hit the drupal wall/ technically deficient to make an efficient working dating site in drupal without help. the question is though, is drupal too ponderous for a dating site? this is not my observation but what a coder whose name i cant remember said about drupal. he went on to make his site in django. also the following quote is from the creator of Plentyoffish.com
msg:1364599 4:25 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)
Lots of hard work, and a billion+ pageviews :)
I am without a doubt the top individual adsense publisher in terms of pageviews. Me talking about how I did it won't help you, but here is what i found you need to be successful in adsense.
Get a database of IP's so you know where your traffic is coming from. Then create channels for each country. Its not uncommon to see US traffic with a CPM of $5.00 and a CDN traffic at 20 cents and vice versa. If you have access to the hints option, give different hints based on IP. ie if your page is about 401k plans, that won't get you anything outside of the USA.
You have to create sites that will bring in repeat traffic. If you think you will get rich off SEO think again. If you create a Free jobs site you could net 30 million + a year if you got big. Club listings site, free religious personals etc would all be big money makers. Look for established markets and offer a service for free and support it with adsense.
Have your users create content and lots of it. User reviews of night clubs, Resorts, golf courses etc. Build your site around your users and make them part of your site, don't build your site for consumption.
Do not enter markets with a lot of competition monitized via adsense. Try and undercut paid content markets by offering a free service, or better yet create your own market.
Keep your site dead simple, it has to load fast and have no more then 2 ads and 1 or 2 pictures other then your logo. Do not confuse your user, give them what they want and give it to them fast.
Troll around various forums and if people are not talking about your market, there is a good chance you will make money. "
dead simple is not what i would call drupal, at least if you have to use stuff like views and other high bandwidth eaters
I finally have come across a nice looking open source dating cms
i havent tried it out yet. but it looks ideal if all i wanted was just a simple dating site. but the niche i am aiming for might be too complicated for this software, but i will try it out and also i will trudge along in drupal for a little while longer.
Your quote of Markus "dead simple" ==> applies to the presentation layer.
Don't confuse the above with the capabilities of a CMS's architecture ~ security layer, user authentication / privileges / roles / granularity of control etc ..
You can have a simple / effective and elegant presentation layer with drupal - which is what the users see. This has nothing to do with what's beneath the hood that powers the elegant and simple.
I do not know enough about datemill - for me Drupal is like "knowing how to fish using an established platform,know-how and swift capabilities (rapid development potential). In that context "datemill" would be just a fish handed to you - in a specific canned deployment.
Either way, any serious site needs to be able to evolve. With datemill you maybe at the end of the rope when you want to evolve, but once a framework like Drupal is under your skin, you are not afraid to evolve.
And what if you want to dip your toes in other segments that are non-dating related.
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