Dating niche saturated or scam?

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hey guys are anyone into dating niche? It seems is turning into scams now isn't? most of dating websites I see ask people to signup and ask their credit card data to have a premium membership. Some dating sites are full of fake girl profiles, I don't think is good way to promote this kind of niche..
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Mayers
    Originally Posted by msuper28 View Post

    hey guys are anyone into dating niche? It seems is turning into scams now isn't? most of dating websites I see ask people to signup and ask their credit card data to have a premium membership. Some dating sites are full of fake girl profiles, I don't think is good way to promote this kind of niche..
    Hey,

    I've actually had some success with using dating sites for traffic to Clickbank offers.

    While they do seem to be getting more and more fake, you can still get some really targeted traffic from ad spaces being sold on dating sites. So, in my opinion, the dating niche is saturated, but there is still a LOT of money to be made.

    The site I bought traffic from was POF Ads, and I actually made a few sales. But then, you must have a complete understanding of what you're marketing, and who you are marketing to in order to see the best results.

    Hope this is helpful!

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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by msuper28 View Post

    hey guys are anyone into dating niche? It seems is turning into scams now isn't? most of dating websites I see ask people to signup and ask their credit card data to have a premium membership. Some dating sites are full of fake girl profiles, I don't think is good way to promote this kind of niche..
    The dating market is massive. Which niche under the dating market are you referring to? Or are you referring to memebrship-type dating sites like Plenty Of Fish, Match.com, etc.?

    I will agree, though, that there are a lot of crappy websites out there, plenty of Grey Hat and B H techniques being used (especially with PPL and certain CPA offers).

    I've been in the dating advice for men niche for over ten years now and there are plenty of "good guys" out there, you just need to do your research to find them.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      I've been in the dating advice for men niche for over ten years now and there are plenty of "good guys" out there, you just need to do your research to find them.
      Sounds a very suitable statement for a product in the "dating advice for women" niche, too: those "good guys" must be out there, somewhere ...

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  • Profile picture of the author JoeFerguson
    I think that perhaps it's such a massive niche that its just easier to come across some illegitimate activity. It's just highlighted more because of the size, even though the ratio isn't different to any other niche.

    There's still a lot of money to made with dating and by doing it ethically.
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  • Profile picture of the author markgaperl
    I have to agree that this is a huge niche. There are player who have got greedy and are using scammy techniques. Regardless, this is one niche that will always be in demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author msuper28
    I mean Datin network like Dating factory are proving free dating templates etc ok, but most of website are full of scammers, girl profiles are fake and ask people for premium?? why to pay?? users can make money from ads, If I'll make a dating website, is useful for people not to scam people!
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  • The dating niche is SOMEWHAT saturated in the sense that creating your very own dating site with a payment may not yield you much money since sites like Match and other kinds are pretty much already taking over the market. However, if you were to use those sites to get you traffic, it could still work like if you were to buy as traffic or something similar.

    But again, the dating niche, in any way you put it whether it's the get your ex back niche or the "get your man to propose to you niche", it will always be in demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author carcin0genic
    If a niche isn't saturated there's no money to be made... Most people in this industry fall on their face over and over again so when a market is saturated it just means that's where most people are failing.

    Don't let all the competition on the bottom sway you from reaching the top of any niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author smaddoxjr
    Every venture has competition. When you see gas stations on multiple corners of a main intersection you usually see people get gas from one of each. I think scams are in every niche, try doing something that stands out from the rest and you'll find success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    The dating market is not saturated. Yes, it has a lot of competition, but you also have to bear in mind that it's made up of many, many niches. Take a look at the online dating niche. Some experts say it's large enough to be a market unto itself (I can't argue with that, it's pretty big).

    The online dating niche made well over 2 billion in sales last year. There are over 3,500 players who have specialized websites that target the single crowd. It's a niche / market that continues to grow.

    According to some statistics, over one in three adults now meet and marry a person they've met online. Look at the demographics too; in 1970 roughly 28% of adults were single, today it's 47%! Demographics are definitely a driving force.

    The dating market is an infoproduct marketer's dream if you know how to navigate these competitive waters. I've been doing it for over a decade and there is plenty of room for growth. It's a high demand market with many repeat and NEW customers.

    Like any large market, you're going to have scammers and shysters. But there's always going to be opportunities.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Yes, it has a lot of competition, but you also have to bear in mind that it's made up of many, many niches.
    I recently started building a site in the "get ex back" niche. Does that count? (:

    I'm completely confident I can make it profitable.

    I think a straight "boy meets girl" site would be tough to get started, but the whole "relationship" niche is still wide open.

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  • Profile picture of the author stevenjacobs
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    theres lots of room for new products and millions to be made. You just need to find where you can make your mark. You also need to find the traffic, if you can find the traffic you can make the money
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil Steptoe
    The dating niche is definitely saturated. However, that does not mean that you can't still be very successful with it. I've heard of people absolutely destroying it with traffic from POF and Facebook Ads.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by Phil Steptoe View Post

      The dating niche is definitely saturated. However, that does not mean that you can't still be very successful with it. I've heard of people absolutely destroying it with traffic from POF and Facebook Ads.
      No, it's not. Market saturation means there isn't any room for new entrants because there is either a monopoly or the demand is insufficient to support the over abundant supply.

      That is not the case with the dating market. High competition is often confused with market saturation and they are two very distinctly different things This market has a lot of competition, but it's far from saturated.

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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by msuper28 View Post

    hey guys are anyone into dating niche? It seems is turning into scams now isn't? most of dating websites I see ask people to signup and ask their credit card data to have a premium membership. Some dating sites are full of fake girl profiles, I don't think is good way to promote this kind of niche..
    No, the dating niche is not saturated, but there is competition -- just means it's profitable. I've really gotten into it this year and have found that there are lots of quality products. So far, my refund rate in this niche has been non-existent. With that said, I'm picky about what I promote and always buy the products in order to do a proper review. I should also mention that I promote e-books, audio and video courses.

    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author msuper28
      thanks for replies guys, but the problem is website like dating factory give you 60% of share earnings for your websites.

      Dating websites running as dating factory affiliate most of them are only scams, girls profiles are scam, so I hope there is an alternative to dating factory or make your own script..
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  • Profile picture of the author PinkOwl
    Wow! Thanks everyone for this info. I have been wanting to create something in this field for quite a while but I too, was thinking it was saturated. I have drilled down within the niche and have two in mind that I believe can be very profitable. You all have given me the assurance I needed. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author mirsh
    i have 3 dating sites.. a casual one then other a little more.. well you know . I get 6k views per month per site without much advertising but only a few sign ups per day for a free membership. about 5-10% of them actually pay for a membership.

    Was a lot better 2-3 years ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaZone
    Dating is a huge market, of course there are competitions, on the other hand competition means the market is still profitable. If you are interested in dating niche, just do it the right way, stop scamming people, build your reputation. Eventually, you will profit from it.
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    • Profile picture of the author msuper28
      Originally Posted by SocialMediaZone View Post

      Dating is a huge market, of course there are competitions, on the other hand competition means the market is still profitable. If you are interested in dating niche, just do it the right way, stop scamming people, build your reputation. Eventually, you will profit from it.
      Thanks but I didn't scam people, I've just seen that most of dating affiliate networks are scamming people! That's not fair!
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      • Profile picture of the author vito81
        Yes, you can see a bunch of dating adult/mainstream sites in the affiliate networks but at least 99% (or all) of them are just created to scam people with fake profiles, etc
        same happen with Apps like android, ios, antivirus, win ipad/samsung, battery saver, music, whatsapp and so on. This is really incredible! even google play can't stop this in their store!!
        CPA is not a real business, is just created to scam hundreds of people in all the world, its like those ponzi scheme in all over internet
        but sure you can find some good things to promote you just need to make your research
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        • Profile picture of the author msuper28
          Originally Posted by vito81 View Post

          Yes, you can see a bunch of dating adult/mainstream sites in the affiliate networks but at least 99% (or all) of them are just created to scam people with fake profiles, etc
          same happen with Apps like android, ios, antivirus, win ipad/samsung, battery saver, music, whatsapp and so on. This is really incredible! even google play can't stop this in their store!!
          CPA is not a real business, is just created to scam hundreds of people in all the world, its like those ponzi scheme in all over internet
          but sure you can find some good things to promote you just need to make your research
          I've always thought this. Because We Know, most of CPA offers are just spam etc it's not easy to find legit offers to promote..but at least you can still make money..
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by vito81 View Post

          CPA is not a real business, is just created to scam hundreds of people in all the world, its like those ponzi scheme in all over internet
          I learned something new, here, today. Call me naive, but I really didn't realise that there were people here who imagined that this is so.

          I'd like to think that you were trying to be funny, or something, but to be honest I'm pretty sure that you actually meant it seriously, too. Please excuse my observing that I find it a very remarkable and distorted view of business on the web.

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          • Profile picture of the author optionstrader
            Hmm.. thinking of doing something with a dating domain I got sitting around..

            It's a four word dot info and according to G Planner gets 18,000 exact monthly searches
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOArbiterJoanne
    No niche will ever be saturated.

    There is only ever huge amounts of people marketing in any given niche because the market dictates it.

    The dating niche especially will always be viable. I don't think humans are going to stop caring about relationships anytime soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    No niche is saturated you just have to find a way to market it. The dating niche will never be saturated it's to big and peoples "availability" changes too quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author master reseller
    Most of the big dating sites are not a scam and have millions of current, paying customers to prove it. If it was all a scam then you would read nothing but thousands of complaints online. Anyway, as for whether or not it's saturated, depends on what niche you are into. And, there is a niche for everyone, not just generic dating. Pick a very specific niche and target that, rather than the generic dating niche and you will be ten times more successful than anyone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author fatchap
    The dating niche is one huge scam. It was 40 years ago long before the internet came along and it still is now.
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  • Profile picture of the author NatWil00
    The dating niche is not good now.

    It was a great niche 10 years ago, but now there are too scammers, people who pretend to be girls are actually men who just want to make you subscribe to their portals with affiliate links, so they will earn money. Unfortunately, some people have taken advantage of this market to cheat and now is saturated.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by fatchap View Post

      The dating niche is one huge scam. It was 40 years ago long before the internet came along and it still is now.
      Originally Posted by NatWil00 View Post

      The dating niche is not good now.

      It was a great niche 10 years ago, but now there are too scammers, people who pretend to be girls are actually men who just want to make you subscribe to their portals with affiliate links, so they will earn money. Unfortunately, some people have taken advantage of this market to cheat and now is saturated.
      These two posts are some of the funniest I've read this morning because they are statements with no basis in reality.

      Sure, there are scammers in ANY market, but to say that the dating market is not longer viable makes absolutely no business sense. There are new entrants into this market (and it's many niches) every single day.

      Like any large market, unless you have the resources of a Match.com, you're better of narrowing your focus to a specific niche, find out what your target market wants and give it to them.

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    Yes and no. But who cares? There's plenty of profit within the dating realm.
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  • Profile picture of the author imogenhobbs
    Originally Posted by msuper28 View Post

    hey guys are anyone into dating niche? It seems is turning into scams now isn't? most of dating websites I see ask people to signup and ask their credit card data to have a premium membership. Some dating sites are full of fake girl profiles, I don't think is good way to promote this kind of niche..
    Why dating sites? Well, it technically could work, but dating by itself will never die out. It's a huge, huge market with dozens of opportunities.

    Can't find a foothold? Well, find the promise successful ventures are delivering and deliver it in a unique way.

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  • Dating niche have some good money in there if you know how to promote an good offer
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    Originally Posted by msuper28 View Post

    hey guys are anyone into dating niche? It seems is turning into scams now isn't? most of dating websites I see ask people to signup and ask their credit card data to have a premium membership. Some dating sites are full of fake girl profiles, I don't think is good way to promote this kind of niche..
    Any niche is NEVER saturated as long as there are more buyers than sellers. But having said that, the dating niche is one niche that falls into the easy-entry, no barrier category.

    Also count in the fact that anyone can scale up over time. That means, only one person can serve the whole world (a tad exaggeration of course!) and as long as he innovates, he will continue to do well.

    So yes, in short, dating might not be a good niche to make money if you are trying to open membership sites.

    On the other hand, if you are looking to be a love guru , you can build your brand, stand out and make money on the basis of your unique service or products.

    Unless you really are to spend some money in advertising, don't create a membership site. Too much work, lower return!
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  • Profile picture of the author turfy
    When you talk about dating niche, you need to know whether you are in the seduction market or personal ads / POF. I started with the personal ads market and later moved to seduction.

    Both market are different and they have different audience.

    I know a marketer entered the dating-seduction niche, 2 years ago and made a 7 figure revenue last year. So, it is possible to make money from this market if you market it correctly. Probably that marketer is in this forum too.
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  • Profile picture of the author ViceHood
    I have a dating forum on my site that could use someone to help grow it. I would be willing to let whoever helped me post links and such which I would help promote. If interested please PM me.

    Thank You

    P.S. I also have other forums on the site I need help with in the following niches.

    - Fashion
    - Fitness
    - Marketing
    - Collecting
    - News
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  • Profile picture of the author zuberr
    Hi Rod Cortez,

    Since you've been in the dating niche for so long, what's your opinion about building a list in the niche? Or does it depend on the sub-niche?

    I have a site in the dating niche too, and sell info products directly. It's been 2 months since I added an optin box to the sidebar, but I don't see many people opting in for the freebie.

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author sugaonline
    Years back i was into dating niche i made some profits now i think dating niche still have rows to play in internet marketing, if others are scammers then is a chance for you to make money by being a reliable provider inthis niche
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  • Profile picture of the author EvaniAds
    Dating is one of the most profitable niches online. Just like any other vertical, if you know what you are doing, you will make money. As for the scammers, they will always be there. Sign up with a network that has legitimate offers, and run the campaigns through there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Somebody needs to create an ebook/course about "how to keep the woman you're dating". If you're selling "dating", does that mean "1-night stands", and then on to the next girl? Or getting to know a woman, being with her for a while, and then on to the next girl? Most guys when they finally get a fine girl in their life, they stop doing the things that they did to attract her in the first place. So then... she starts to slowly view you as *sexually unattractive*, and will de-mote you to friend status. So now your sex life comes to a halt, you're in love with this girl, and you have no idea of how to get her back.

    I would write a book about that. Most women (even the fine ones) are simple. I like to look women dead in the eye and interpret their thoughts thru their facial expressions lol. From there i know exactly what to say to get the number, bring her to the crib, sex her up... and keep her - if i wanted to.

    Anyway, dating is cool. Just look to *own* the niche, so have multiple backend products set up if you're going to do this for real. You can make money in this niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Very saturated niche, I would suggest staying away from these niches, try going for low competition niches.
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