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No recession for online dating sites

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dhamma_man, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. dhamma_man

    dhamma_man Junior Member

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    Hi all!

    LA Times - 12/28/2008

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    Cheers! :)
     
  2. tecn9e

    tecn9e Newbie

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    I need to to make a dating site.
     
  3. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    I used to work for datinggold. If someone really wants to do a dating site hit me up. It will take a lot more work than you expect though.
     
  4. viewsonic

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    its a press release trying to act like some news. Does everyone believe what they read in a paper?
     
  5. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    I knew a guy who owned a 5 year old dating site, for the last 3 years he didnt touch it banked $20k a month, sold it for over half a mil.
     
  6. rc_ninja

    rc_ninja Newbie

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    It makes sense. I remember a few years back, most of my friends and even me would consider a loser someone looking for a date online. Now it seems to be very common.

    I wouldn't give all the credit to the economic crisis though, the fact that it is not a taboo anymore and the increased popularity are a couple more factors too IMO.
     
  7. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    I guess people are trying to find other people to shack up with to save money on rent/mortgage :)
     
  8. CyberDilemma

    CyberDilemma Regular Member

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    No, all the pervs are trying to hook up for free now, because they can't afford the expensive escorts and ho's.
     
  9. dumdum4gumgum

    dumdum4gumgum Power Member

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    What is the normal price to buy a dateing site anyone know that?
     
  10. elvanvitar

    elvanvitar BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    What kind of traffic was he getting to make that much?
     
  11. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

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    It might have had 0 new traffic, just members returning and members that forgot they were paying for it.

    It was all recurring income not new sales.
     
  12. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i have 2 dating sites that ive had on the back burner for a couple of years now and need to move forward with at some point during 2009 - one thing i have noticed over the past few months is a definite rise in adsense comission...

    my advice for anyone doing a dating site is optimize/promote it for either a niche/fetish/local market or all three together! LOL

    take a look at

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    there is a $5 script on there... it may actually be free...

    i used this on one of the sites and its pretty good straight out the box - if i recall though i had problems optimizing it though...

    the other script i have is called matchmaker i bought it like 3 years ago and dont know if you can still get it, support for it was crap - my site is positioned well for its niche and its getting lots of members for the free trial membership but no one is paying after the 3 day trial is up?!?!? its has like 350 real members too... i need to take a time out and look at it as it could be some good $$$

    thinking of creating a new one using joomla....
     
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  13. tbkdkc

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    bro.... you better get on that A.S.A.P.. this type of shit is going to be GOLD its growing so fast. TRUST ME IM A DOCTOR!
     
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  14. ukescuba

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    got another huge niche im working on monopolizing on right now - but the dating sites its next in the pipeline - thanks for the kick up the ass i need it! LOL
     
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    lol... it never hurts to have a motivator!
     
  16. ukescuba

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    whats funny is that there is a guy promoting another local dating site... (which is far inferior to mine as far as i am concerned) but hes putting up all these signs everywhere and i mean everywhere...

    anyway when i last checked my stats most of the key terms referrals i was getting where people actually typing in his domain name in the search engines... when i checked for some reason my site came up higher than his.... i think its because they both have the word singles in the domain but mines hyphenated and his isnt and thats mines optimized and older... perhaps thats the cause of the rise of adsense and not necessarily that report... maybe i should just sell him the site! :)