I'll talk about partnership options in one of the future posts.Bare in mind that there are ways to combine own site with a network-partnership option, but that's a tricky business... Whatever platform you end up using, you would need a catchy domain name and a basic concept outline.
White-label, open-source, downloadable dating software is, in a way, a thing of the past.So, wanna-be dating site operators are a dying breed and there's less and less activity on supply side either.People just don't have that " is the new darling term. Ah, yes, there's definitely still opportunity, money to make and ideas to explore in the world of "virtual dating". If you want to build a large database and sell your business - go for independent.Then think about how YOU could make them work for your idea. These Russian guys from Yoshkar-Ola have been around for as long as I can remember.No matter what you ask the vendor they are going to convince you that their software is a perfect fit. Custom services create huge workload for developers and they always skimp on non-generic tech support. (PG stands for "Pilot Group", not "Parental Guidance").
Online dating space itself has consolidated under 2-3 major players, and niche sites are mostly parts of large shared-database networks.