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Are you a natural matchmaker?
Online dating still has plenty of opportunities for new competitors to challenge the leaders like Tinder and OkCupid. You can choose a niche and help single men and women connect over shared interests that matter greatly to them. Of course, to do that, you’ll need a great website to work with.
These are the top themes designed for dating websites. Build a platform for connecting singles or launch a smaller website to promote your services as a professional dating specialist.
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WordPress dating themes
All of these themes are responsive which means they look awesome on laptops and mobile devices. They’ve also been updated recently so they’re working great with the latest version of WordPress.Here are my top picks for best dating WordPress themes for 2020.
1. Gwangi by Themosaurus (Themeforest)
In the fast-paced days of internet and social media, finding love can be a daunting task. Creating ways for people to find love can be even more intimidating. Thankfully, there are ways to step up to the challenge; Gwangi is one of the most effective templates to create a communal website to help people connect, date, and communicate.
With easy-to-use customization options, you can fit Gwangi around whatever specifications you desire. Choose from over 6 different dating website styles based on the message you want to convey with your site and you’ll be off to a great start. Users can sign up via an intuitive registration form on the homepage and get started in a matter of minutes thanks to Gwangi’s streamlined design.
2. Sweet Date by Seventh Queen (Themeforest)
Creating a dating site can feel like a difficult process to navigate—it’s hard to decide which themes are good, which allows most flexibility, and which elements are essential for an intuitive dating service. Sweet Date aims to solve this dilemma, having some of the most advanced and important elements for an attractive (no pun intended) dating site.
Membership subscriptions, Facebook login integration, and notifications allow people who register for your site to stay up-to-date with their matches and not have to go through the somewhat tedious steps of registration on yet another site. The drag-and-drop page builder also makes it easy to design without much experience and increases its customizability. Though it works well for dating websites, this flexibility also means it can be useful for any domain.
3. LoveStory by Themex (Themeforest)
It’s important that the website on which people meet allows them to share as much information about themselves as possible so they can meet people who know they can connect with on a deeper level. For the person creating the website, wanting to cater to these nuances is what makes a dating website successful, and with the LoveStory theme, it has never been this easy.
Users can fill out an easy-to-use registration and immediately begin matching with others. You can customize the registration form with your logo, colors, and whatever fields you want, but the ease-of-use stays the same. LoveStory has all the tools you need to build an excellent dating website.
4. Online Romance by TemplateMonster
Online Romance is a premium dating- and relationship-focused WordPress theme. With its two-step installation process, you can easily launch a website using this theme in just minutes. Online Romance features custom post types, including standard, aside, gallery, link, image, quote, audio and video. It also supports more than 80 shortcodes, allowing you to add functionality to your website by pasting the appropriate code into the editor.
With Online Romance, you’ll receive free lifetime updates. Even if you’re still using the theme five years from now, the developer will push updates to your site at no charge to you. In addition to all these amazing features, Online Romance comes with seven to 15 high-resolution professional stock photos. Considering most stock photos cost $1 to $3 a piece, this can lower the overall cost of designing and customizing your website.
5. Love Hearts by TemplateMonster
The Love Hearts theme allows you to construct your ideal dating site easily with a wide variety of customizable options.
Love Hearts has a large capacity for plugins so you don’t have to worry about integrating outside elements for your site. It comes with stock images and a header suitable for dating websites, allowing you to host user registration, testimonials, a website blog, and a detailed about page that are all easy-to-access from the homepage. With many customizable options, you’ll be able to have your website up and running quickly and efficiently on any mobile or desktop device.
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Which dating theme is best for you?
Each of the themes below could serve your needs well as a dating website creator. However, Gwangi stands out because of its excellent design and focus on usability.
When picking a theme for your dating site, remember to look at the design quality as well as the features that come included in the theme. Many themes also come with bundled plugins that add a lot more functionality. Lastly, look over the membership options of the theme, so you can understand what it will be like for a user logged into your site.
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