Recently a friend of me contacted me and asked could I help to program a dating site according to his own web design - at the start I replied - not interested, as there are zillions of dating sites out there, and I'm kind of bored trying to build the next big thing.
Let's agree - dating business is a very competitive thing, and without a solid budget for marketing it could be very tough. So, I said a strong NO at the start.
On the other hand, the Drupal geek woke up inside me and I started to think - what if, and could we build a hypothetical dating website using Drupal CMS?
As I've built in the past a few social connected Drupal websites, I decided to explore more and here comes the draft for possible Drupal powered Dating Portal.
Minimum Viable Product Approach
I'm a strong advocate of MVP (Minimum viable product) - and for building a dating website from the scratch MVP seems right on the time.
Facebook integrated - combine the power of Facebook and Drupal, instead of building a user register pages from the scratch - integrate Facebook login to fill most of the user data, Name, Gender, Photo, Relationship status, Interests, e.t.c. Luckily a few years ago I already worked on a similar project, and back the we implemented Simple FB connect, see: Drupal Simple FB connect + User Form Theming
Drupal powered, with most ot the code already written, build and extend using Drupal modules, like views, relationships, user profiles and so on
Bootstrap theme for quick visual development.
In coming days, weeks and months I will try to write down technical notes for building such system, as said, right now I don't see a business interest here, just professional how to. If project Drupal Dating CMS will turn out successful I might share the project on official Drupal.org page.
Meantime, if you have interest, comments or you are willing to join for such project development, write me a short e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment bellow.