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SkaDate Dating Software Features

SkaDate is a unique dating site software product. Out of the box it includes essential features useful for instant engagement of users and website monetization. At the same time SkaDate is the easiest software to expand with a myriad of native and third-party plugins.

Desktop Website Features

When accessed from desktop/laptop browsers, your site may offer all kinds of features necessary for online dating and beyond. Non-essential features are optional, so make your own unique combination!

Video Chat

Let your site members make voice and video calls to each other using WebRTC technology (no Flash required). Easily add monetization through user roles and memberships. Requires SSL certificate (included with SkaDate hosting). Free servers are available (included with SkaDate hosting, or can be obtained with third-parties), however, paid servers are necessary for continuous stable operation.


Matching users using profile info and sending new matches by email. One of the most targeted and effective monetization techniques for online dating sites.

Membership Level Management

You can have any variations of premium (paid) membership on your site. Whatever makes sense for your niche and business model.

Credit System

Offer users to buy or earn credits to spend on various site benefits, including Hot list, messaging, virtual gifts, and more. This is one of the most powerful monetization mechanisms on modern dating sites.

Payment Providers*

Use PayPal and CCBill (included), or Stripe, and others (available separately) — the most popular Internet payment gateways to accept credit cards and mobile payments from users.

* Please make sure your site concept and niche does not fall under Prohibited Activities of a chosen Payment Gateway.

Facebook Connect

Want more signups? Let people use their existing Facebook accounts for login and pull their profile info. A dramatic difference for signup and profile completion rates.

One-on-one Chat

One-on-one ChatOne-on-one Chat

Let paid subscribers easily communicate on your site. A person who received a message is more likely to subscribe to read it.

Virtual Gifts

Send lady a flower, anyone? A proven gamification tactic to maximize subscription or virtual goods revenue.


Easily organize advertisement banner rotation on your website. Works with all ad systems, e.g. Google Adsense.

Built-in SEO

Limited marketing budget? SkaDate X will make sure you get as much free traffic as possible from search engines. Capitalize on every incoming link, every registered profile!

Advanced Photo View/Upload

Beautiful Pinterest-style album view, instant browsing, full-size slide-show – everything to minimize the page load time and let your users enjoy more photos during one seat. You do care about conversions, right?

Template Customization

You have a wide choice of templates to choose from, and you can easily customize the one you like. With SkaDate making your site unique is straightforward.

Content Moderation

Moderators, flagging/reporting content, mandatory user profile approval mode – everything to let you guide your community more efficiently.

Real-time Notifications

A message, a wink, a virtual gift – if something happens, SkaDate will let them know ASAP. Real-time interactivity is priceless and should be harnessed for users to enjoy. So they return for more.

Google Maps for Location

Your users can enter arbitrary location data, like town, district, or zip code, and it will be translated into Google Maps data points. Google Maps* provides unmatched accuracy and always up-to-date location data.

*Extensive/advanced Google Maps usage requires additional fees for operation.

User Search with Proximity

Search for users: quick and extended mode. Proximity search, e.g.50 miles from Los Angeles. Results in photo gallery, profile details, map view.

Profile Cover Gallery

Beautiful profile photo album display, a-la Instagram. Make people care about their profile look to improve the attractiveness of your online dating profiles.

Drag’n’drop Profile Builder

Remember the times when making profiles look great was hard? We don’t either. With SkaDate it’s always been a piece of cake.

Automatic SPAM Protection

We use sophisticated algorithms to filter out automated spambot registrations. You will not even see those on your website.

Mobile Website Features

Whenever users access your website from a phone browser like Mobile Safari or Mobile Chrome they will be equipped with the essential features to connect faster and easier:

User Profile

User Profile

Striking and creative presentation for site members to boost their profile visibility.

Profile Photos

Profile Photos

Give your site members an option to browse through other users’ photos, sorting them by latest uploads or rating.

Photo View

Photo View

With Photo View your members can scroll through photos of other users in their albums.

Location-based User Search

Location-based User Search

Help your site members in finding the perfect match via narrowing search by any chosen location.

Integrated Google Maps

Integrated Google Maps

Your site members may see their search results right on the map; also integrated with User Profiles. (Extensive usage requires additional fees).

Profile List

Profile List

Let your members see who’s online, and sort available profiles by join date or latest activity.

User Matches

User Matches

Built-in matching system will show members’ compatibility. Sortable by best match or newest first.

Winks and Bookmarks

Winks and Bookmarks

Winks are great to break the ice for shy users! Bookmarks allow to save favorite profiles for later interaction.

Real-time Notifications

Real-time Notifications

Be sure you site members stay on top of things with real time site activity notifications.



Sell virtual credits to be spent on the website for using various features. Completely customizable!



Offer premium memberships for access to extra features.

Payment Providers*

Payment Providers

Accept credit card and mobile payments through PayPal and others.

* Please make sure your site concept and niche does not fall under Prohibited Activities of a chosen Payment Gateway.



Messages allow site members to strike a conversation with other users and chat with them in real time.

Photo Upload

Photo Upload

Uploading photos in bulk and easily arranging them into albums — your users gonna love it!

Also included in the package

Do we have to stop right there? Of course not! Keep choosing what you may need!

  • Facebook-style newsfeed
  • Profile comment wall
  • Personal preferences
  • Tags
  • Blocklist
  • Photo/video/blog ratings
  • Mass-mailing
  • Google Analytics
  • Friends
  • Events
  • Private photo albums
  • Social media integration
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Who viewed my profile
  • Winks
  • Bookmarks
  • Hotlist
  • Dependent profile questions
  • User privacy
  • Blogs
  • Groups
  • Cloudflare integration
  • Custom content pages
  • Multi-language support
  • Menu & page management
  • Captcha
  • Hash&salt security
  • Splash screen management
  • Contact form
  • Forums
  • User polls
  • Revenue tracking
  • Moderators
  • Feature access management
  • User photo moderation
  • Site maintenance mode
  • Image slideshow
  • Import contacts
  • Video sharing

Popular Third Party Features*

Oh, don’t tell me there’s more! Here’s just a small sample of hundreds of third party plugins that give you unlimited opportunities to customize and extend your site. Learn more about 3rd party Open Source features.

Shoutbox ($10)
SMS Billing (Various)
AddPipe Video Profiles (free)
Music Upload ($9)
Online Games ($20)
Abuse Report ($13)
Payment Providers** (Various)
Affiliate Program ($35)

More plugins are available in the Oxwall Store.

* Third-party plugins are not developed by SkaDate, and are provided as is.

** Please make sure your site concept and niche does not fall under Prohibited Activities of a chosen Payment Gateway.

Third Party Translations*


*SkaDate fully supports English, with additional languages available as free third party language packs (provided as is at Oxwall).

With SkaDate your business is best equipped for success!