White-label, open-source, downloadable dating software is, in a way, a thing of the past.
Online dating space itself has consolidated under 2-3 major players, and niche sites are mostly parts of large shared-database networks.
We look at them and think "oh, that's nice, I should have that on my site".
Inevitably, you end up with a cookie-cutter installation filled with fancy modules that nobody cares about.
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").
Good example of starting small and simple and consistently fighting for success.
Updates are regular and pushed simultaneously to both Datingscript and Socialscript. Yet another Russian guy, although the site says Canada. Besides Vlad it's hard to track anyone else doing anything on those sites. There's no Market of extensions or active community support. I can see how this product can be useful if you're creating a "pretend" site.
Still, the script works and has been around for years. For example, if you want to sell a useless domain on Flippa for a grand, you could just buy this script, install and sell the domain as a REAL DATING SITE. Hm, maybe if you're on tight budget and existing functionality is all you need, and you have some fix-it-yourself skills, and it's a It's Able Dating rebadged.
Follow this advice and you're already ahead of 99% of dating-website startups.
A little cunning act that all those demos and lists do to people - they reshape ideas.
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