15+ WordPress Themes for Dating Websites
It all begins with a date.
We humans are social animals. What are we without the company of others? Our natural tendencies makes us want companionship beyond ‘friendship’. We go on dates because we want to meet someone, with whom we could grow and nurture and expect more. Being one of the most basic of human tendencies, the process of dating is not lost upon us. Now, in the digital age, we look to find that special someone through the many companionship sites out there. Well knowing the fact that the first impression is the most important impression, given is a list of the latest and trending WordPress Dating themes that will bring out that extra bit in you!
A clean and simple option, this online dating theme gets down to business with a minimal design that gets straight to the point. Users can join your dating site, and the newest members are displayed on the homepage along with a motivating background slider, animated page elements and more. Plus there are advanced theme options to help you style the theme to your liking.
One of the most popular dating themes on Themeforest, LoveStory was designed to help people find their match. Extended user profiles makes it easy to find a person you’d be compatible with, chat support makes it easy for users to get to know each other, and support for membership fees means that you can continue to help others connect.
Think of this theme as a complete dating or social application. LoveStory was built with comprehensive features for members and their interactions. Users can sign up for a membership, pay membership fees, buy and send virtual gifts to other users, add info to their profile (name, photos, likes, etc.) and of course meet, message and chat with other users.
This theme is a great way to get your community website up an running. LoveStory features a responsive layout, so your members can access their pages on any device whether they’re using a desktop or a mobile phone. There is also Facebook login integration to make it even easier for your members to use your website.
With full support for the latest version of WordPress and BuddyPress, Kleo is the theme to checkout when you want to create a social network online with WordPress. The theme includes easy styling via the live customizer, BuddyPress advanced search, easy pricing tables & memberships management, 1-click demo page installation and so much more.
4. Sweet Date
Sweet Date is a community WordPress Theme perfect for online forums, dating websites, and membership based websites. Connect users and get them talking with this theme!
Sweet Date uses bbPress and BuddyPress for a membership based community. Users can create profiles, connect with one another, start forums and more. The theme even has a features you can enable to allow users to register with their Facebook account. Another fun feature is the matching system the theme uses to help users find people with similar interests.
The theme also has a bunch of great customization options. You can choose from a boxed or full-width layout, a variety of background color options, add a custom login page, and you can use the shortcodes to build custom pages.
Razor is a clean and professional WordPress theme that you could use for your match making site. The theme has great features for building a community website online such as responsive layouts, retina images, layout builder, contact form builder, bbPress & BuddyPress support, popup login forms, localization & translation support plus more.
6. Love Hearts
The Love Hearts theme is a sweet and pretty theme for promoting your dating service. The theme includes a sortable profile gallery, so users can see who else is a member and find their own match. Social media integration, a responsive layout and translation files are all part of what makes this theme an awesome choice.
7. Love Romance
Love & Romance is a beautiful and modern dating theme for WordPress. This theme is packed with features to help you help others find their one and only. With options to display recently added profiles on the homepage, a homepage advanced search, testimonials from happy couples, a full blog and services pages this is a solid theme for your dating business,
Mingle is a multipurpose WordPress theme with full BuddyPress support. This means you can use all of BuddyPress’ awesome social options (like user profiles, groups, private messages, etc.) to create a place online for people to connect. Plus the layout build and styling options make customization no problem at all.
Connect users with the WildCommunity WordPress theme. This BuddyPress & bbPress ready theme gives your group of friends or clients the change to create profiles and connect with other users via messaging, forums and more. If you want to build a social network of yoru own, this is a great place to start.
This responsive dating theme has been cross-browser and mobile tested, so people can signup and access their profiles from anywhere. With a unique homepage slider, bold fonts and colors, and easy to navigate layout this theme will surely make your dating site standout from the rest.
Salutation is a responsive BuddyPress ready theme that is perfect for creating a online dating hub for users. People can sign up and talk to each other using forums, chats, private messages, groups and more. Plus the clean design, layout options and custom contact form builder are all awesome extras to look forward to.
12. Social Buddy
Social Buddy is just that – a WordPress theme created for users to be social. With built-in support for the popular BuddyPress and bbPress plugins, this theme is a responsive community theme that you can use to connect lonely singles. Other great features include stunning sliders, easy color options and unbranded theme options.
13. Online Dating
The Dating them for WordPress by PremiumPress comes with 6 pre-styled layouts so you can install the theme and have your dating site up and running. The theme is fully customizable, SEO friendly and supports paid memberships, profiles, private messaging and even live video chats.
14. Dating Agency
This responsive dating WordPress theme is a lovely way to promote your dating service. With great features like full-width images, callouts, latest user profiles, a full blog and lovely styling this theme is a lovely option.
With bbPress and BuddyPress support, the Cinematix theme is a social network all wrapped up in one theme. Users can register, create profiles and send messages all using built-in features supported by the theme. Oh, and with WooCommerce compatibility you can sell premium memberships too!
As always, Total is a great choice for any style of website. If you are creating a professional match making service website, you can use Total and WooCommerce to sell dating packages. Or if you’re starting a speed dating service or club, simply use Total and the Events Calendar plugin to add all of your upcoming dates & meetings. Plus with all of the included modules, icons, premium plugins and more Total is a perfect for for any website you might be building.
No matter what your needs, there is a WordPress theme out there for you! And if you can’t find something you love, then going for a flexible theme like Total is always a great choice since it’s so easy to change layouts and pages to suit your needs. We here at WPExplorer hope that we’ve been able to help you in your endeavor to find a theme to your liking! Do let us know your thoughts. Happy surfing!
Nice list of themes.
However, several of the themes mentioned contain little, or no, actual functionality required for an online dating site. The mere inclusion of industry-related stock photography does little for the user or the owner.
Actually, most support BuddyPress or bbPress (or both), giving you the ability to create an online social community or forum. We focused on using it for a dating site, but any of these themes could be used for creating an online place to connect likeminded people. Then when you add in a membership plugin (like WooCommerce Memberships, MemberPress, or Restrict Content Pro) you can monetize your network. Although I think a few of these themes already have memberships & subscriptions built-in 🙂
Sure, I get the whole social networking deal Kyla, it was the fact that this post was flying the dating flag and in that respect the majority of the themes highlighted fall short on actual dating site functionality. Online dating sites are far more than just forums, and have many engagement mechanisms such as text/audio/video chat, gifting, rating, profiling, uploading, alert and moderation features that modern dating sites require.
I just pointed that out to avoid someone thinking that one of these themes sat on a shared hosting site would create a new match.com for them. 🙂
That is very true! These themes are targeted at smaller scale sites (like a church social group, or a singles site for people in your neighborhood) 😉
Hi Graham… thanks for the feedback to the post. I was thinking the same thing. WP (as much as I love it) I don’t THINK has the infrastructure/platform to handle all the options you listed above that are vital for a dating site. I am looking to create a niche dating site. Have you run across anything that works better? Even if it’s a shared network, as long as we can customize the membership form. Don’t mind paying the monthly dues. Thanks!!
As I know a new dating theme DateBook tries to implement comfortable functions and design for developers. It means any function and design can be changed or added easily.
That’s super helpful! So many themes focus on end users and simply making the theme “pretty” on the front-end. It’s great to hear about a developer friendly theme on the market 🙂
Right. This theme is the most progressive. In 2019, I had 2 of the themes listed here. But DateBook is BEST!!!
I’m confused why so many of these “dating themes” are just designs, how do you run a dating website without any features or membership options without using paid/third part plugins?
The only good one above is premiumpress and you’ve listed them as 10th!
I tried LoveStory and the Cimenex and they were just rubbish.
The majority of the themes on this list are built to work with a membership plugin so you can easily restyle your site later with a new theme. When everything is built into a theme it makes it very difficult to make changes to your site in the future – so while something like PremiumPress’ Date theme might be a good fit for some people, a traditional theme and plugin combo might work better for others.
I love SweetDate. When I recommend it to other developers they confirm it is the most flexible theme. Smart functions, fastest.