How to Create a Dating Site - Online Dating
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When bars, singlesí mixers and random friend fix-ups just arenít cutting it, Internet users can avail themselves of another option: online dating. Dating Web sites have added a whole new dimension to the Internet and the singlesí market itself, by allowing people to find a mate from within a very large pool of possible candidates. At a bar, a single may find a handful of people they find attractive and interesting. Many online dating sites boasts thousands and thousands of love-seekers.
Sites like Match.com, American Singles and others make it possible for singles to meet and interact without ever leaving their own homes, a compelling draw that brings online dating sites lots and lots of revenue-creating traffic.
Owning a Site
Want to create a site with a catchy, easy-to-remember name? Want your site to belong to you alone, so that you alone can decide upon ad placement and other design elements? Want to solely reap the rewards of all your hard work? Thereís a way to achieve all of this, though it will cost you some time and money: youíll have to own your own site.
Owning a site isnít a difficult procedure, but it is one youíll want to research thoroughly. In order to create a site that boasts the address you want (www.onlinedatingsite.com, for instance), youíll have to purchase a domain name through a domain name provider.
The cost of owning your own domain is usually highly affordable - less than $100 USD per year. When you purchase the domain, you decide upon the Web address and other design elements of every facet of the site. When you sign up for a free Web site through a hosting service, your pages will be subject to ad placement on behalf of that company, but this is not the case when youíre the one who owns the domain. When itís your domain, you decide to place the ads - or not to place them at all.
Dating Site Features
In order for any site to be a true dating site, youíll have to make sure you offer certain features, tools and options for your traffic. After all, you want your site to suit its purpose. Explore other dating sites to see whatís offered and whatís out there, to give you a better idea of how your own pages can remain competitive in this highly-popular market.
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