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You’ve decided to start a dating website, and you’re looking for a WordPress dating theme. Well, look no further! You’ve come to the right place.

We’ve compiled a list of the 20 best WordPress dating themes currently available on the market. Bear in mind that these are all paid, premium themes. If you’re not ready to invest money into a WP dating theme, feel free to check out our article on the best free dating WordPress themes.

Most of the entries on our list are themes that were made specifically for dating websites. However, there is a small number of themes that are community and social media themes. They’re all pretty flexible, though, and can easily be customized to fit the needs of your dating website.

 

DateBook by Pagick Themes 

DateBook by Pagick Themes - Demo Layout

We’ll start our list with a WT theme called DateBook.

This is an overly simple, unimaginative and uninspired dating theme. What’s more, the design is completely outdated and the color scheme is pretty terrible.

But the theme is fully responsive and it will look decent even on mobile devices. It also  has some features that are useful for dating sites – paid subscriptions, private chat messaging, online status display and favorites list. Still, DateBook is definitely overpriced.

Notable features:

  • Paid subscriptions
  • Private chat messaging
  • Online status display
  • Easy install

DEMO BUY FOR $69

 

Dating Theme 35992 by Template Monster

Dating 53992 by Template Monster - Demo Layout

This is a fully customizable and responsive theme that is available in a number of languages.

However, its layout appears dull and unimpressive. That is why it’s one the lowest-rated themes on our list. It’s just not worth its price, which is surprisingly high.

Notable features:

  • Custom post types
  • Translation ready
  • 80+ shortcodes
  • SEO optimized

DEMO BUY FOR $75

 

Mingle by Parallelus

Mingle by Parallelus - Demo Layout

Mingle is one of the most popular WordPress dating themes.

This theme is carefully designed and updated regularly. It’s also BuddyPress-ready.

In addition to that, it’s very easy to manage this simple theme, and you have complete control of its layout and design.

The reason why it’s ranked this low on our list is its outdated appearance. Just like the previous theme, this one is hardly worth its price.

However, Mingle does have some interesting features. For example, the drag & drop manager lets you create custom layouts, as well as attach headers and footers to each of your layouts.

Notable features:

  • Drag & drop page builder
  • Unbranded administrative interface
  • SEO ready

DEMO BUY FOR $79

 

OneCommunity by Diabolique

OneCommunity by Diabolique - Demo Layout

OneCommunity is a decent theme, but there are two main reasons why it’s not ranked higher. The first one is that it’s not strictly a dating website theme, which means that it would require a lot of customization. The second reason is its uninspiring design, with a simple white and orange color palette.

On the other hand, its modular layout lets you move design blocks on the homepage, as you wish, giving you more freedom to customize it.

To conclude, OneCommunity is definitely worth checking out, because it can be made into a fun-looking dating website, with some personalization.

Notable features:

  • Modular layout
  • Private messaging system
  • Three blog styles
  • 9 color schemes

DEMO BUY FOR $59

 

Community Junction by Diabolique

Community Junction by Diabolique - Demo Layout

The same can be said for Community Junction. While it’s a responsive theme, it has the same drawbacks as OneCommunity. It’s essentially a social media theme that would need a lot of customization in order to be made into a proper dating website.

It has pretty much the same features as the previous theme. It comes with a lot of amazing plugins, but once again, it’s probably not worth the quoted price.

Notable features:

  • Modular layout
  • Private live messages
  • Members grid view
  • Two blog designs

DEMO BUY FOR $59

 

Dating Theme 49499 by Template Monster

Dating Theme 49499 by Template Monster - Demo Layout

The design of this theme is unusual. It almost feels like the developers tried to create a very modern design but didn’t quite succeed. The sliders are a great idea, but the colors and fonts don’t really fit well.

Nonetheless, this is one of the decent dating WordPress themes.

It comes with over 80 shortcodes, which makes it easy for you to implement columns, lists, tabs etc. The theme also offers multiple color choices, plus it has some useful widgets for social sharing and commenting.

Notable features:

  • Translation ready
  • Custom post types
  • 80+ shortcodes
  • Two-step installation
  • SEO optimized

DEMO BUY FOR $75

 

Love Romance by Template Monster

Love Romance by Template Monster - Demo Layout

If you’re looking for a tried and tested design, Love Romance should be your choice.

All of the theme features are fully editable. The multilingual option allows you to translate your website into any language.

The theme has a modern design, thanks to the parallax effect adding a sense of space and depth to it. However, the color palette is uninteresting and requires some customization.

Notable features:

  • Translation ready
  • Custom post types
  • 80+ shortcodes
  • Two-step installation
  • Parallax effect

DEMO BUY FOR $75

 

Dating Agency by Template Monster

Dating Agency by Template Monster - Demo Layout

This is another theme from WT, but it has a slightly better design than the previous two entries on our list.

Dating Agency has a two-step installation process that makes the development of your website simple and easy. It also offers 80+ shortcodes, the multilingual feature, and it is fully editable.

Notable features:

  • Translation ready
  • Custom post types
  • 80+ shortcodes
  • Two-step installation
  • Retina ready

DEMO BUY FOR $75

 

Salutation by Parallelus

Salutation by Parallelus - Demo Layout

Salutation is another popular dating WordPress theme that utilizes the BuddyPress system.

It has a clean, but a somewhat stale and ordinary design that is easy to use and navigate.

Thanks to the drag & drop page builder, you can create layouts for any post or page element. You can even add customized headers and footers to each layout that you create on your own.

Notable features:

  • Drag & drop page builder
  • Custom post types
  • Unbranded
  • Fully editable
  • Slider revolution

DEMO BUY FOR $79

 

BuddyApp by Seventh Queen

BuddyApp by Seventh Queen - Demo Layout

BuddyApp is a modern, polished, professional and easy to navigate. It’s also extremely mobile-friendly, with touch and swipe features built into the theme.

This is a fantastic theme that can be used for all communities that want a responsive solution for their website. This makes the theme perfect for everyone who wants to start a dating website.

BuddyApp also has a live customizer, allowing you to change the design elements on the live site according to your needs. The drag & drop page builder makes this customization even easier.

Moreover, it offers all the plugins you’d expect from a community theme, including live chat, live notifications, BuddyPress network, Facebook login, events and many more.

Notable features:

  • Drag & drop page builder
  • Optimized for mobile devices
  • Live customizer
  • Live chat and notifications
  • Facebook login
  • WooCommerce integration

DEMO BUY FOR $39

 

Online Dating by PremiumPress

Online Dating by Premium Press - Demo Layout

Online Dating is a WordPress theme from PremiumPress and it’s another popular dating solution.

The theme has some useful features, which make it fairly easy to install and use. It has the drag & drop page builder, it’s available in multiple languages, and it’s updated regularly.

What’s more, this theme has some pretty interesting features that are dating site-specific – built-in chat rooms, private messaging, online user status indicator, and a distance calculator that helps everyone in close proximity get in contact.

All of this, plus the one-click installation, makes this one of the best dating WordPress themes.

Notable features:

  • One-click installation
  • Drag & drop page builder
  • Multiple languages
  • Built-in chat room, online user status indicator, and distance calculator
  • Private messaging
  • Custom profile questions

DEMO BUY FOR $79

 

Love Story by Themex

Love Story by Themex - Demo Layout

LoveStory is an amazing theme that comes with a bundle of features needed to create a dating website. Its design is somewhat dull, but the theme options give you a lot of room to customize it.

This theme allows people to sign up either via Facebook or by creating new profiles on the site. In addition to that, it features a great tool for filtering user profiles, virtual gifts, live chat and private messaging, and many others.

What’s more, LoveStory comes with the WooCommerce plugin, which makes processing payments easy. This allows you set up detailed membership plans with various levels of access.

This is probably one of the most intricately designed WordPress dating themes on the market. It’s also a great choice for people who want a safe and traditional dating website design.

Notable features:

  • Shortcodes editor
  • Translation ready
  • Extended user profiles
  • Live chat and private messaging
  • Facebook login
  • Membership plans

DEMO BUY FOR $59

 

Razor by Parallelus

Razor

Razor is one of the most popular choices when picking the perfect WP dating theme.

It has a clean and professional design that incorporates BuddyPress, which makes it perfect for a dating website, as well as other forms of social networks and communities.

This premium theme includes a bunch of useful features. For example, it has the drag & drop page builder that makes customization easy. You also have complete control of the homepage layout, color choices, custom headers, footers and layouts for any page, an unbranded admin panel and much more.

Moreover, the theme has three premade skins that can be easily modified.

All of these features sound very appealing, but the major drawback of this theme is that it has an uninspired, humdrum, ordinary design that could really use a makeover.

Notable features:

  • Drag & drop page builder
  • Unlimited customization options
  • Unbranded white label admin
  • Pop-up login forms
  • Contact form builder

DEMO BUY FOR $64

 

Online Romance by Template Monster

Online Romance by Template Monster - Demo Layout

Online Romance is another dating WordPress theme from WT and it has all the same features that the previous WT themes had.

That includes the two-step installation process, which makes launching your website fairly simple. Of course, it comes with the drag & drop page builder, which makes the website customization a lot easier.

In addition to all these amazing features, this theme comes with 7 to 15 high-resolution professional stock photos. Considering most stock photos cost $1 to $3 a piece, this can lower the overall cost of your website.

Compared to some other WT themes on this list, Online Romance has a much more appealing design, which is the main reason why it’s ranked considerably higher on our list.

Notable features:

  • Translation ready
  • Custom post types
  • 80+ shortcodes
  • Two-step installation
  • SEO optimized
  • Lifetime, free updates

DEMO BUY FOR $75

 

Dating by Template Monster

Dating Agency Theme by Template Monster - Demo Layout

Dating is a minimalistic, but stylish and well-designed WordPress theme with a feminine feel.

It is one of the Monstroid child themes – it includes unparalleled content management possibilities, with many customization tools and lots of WordPress plugins (WooCommerce, BuddyPress, and more).

The theme comes with retina-ready photos at the top. Similarly, it features large graphics elements, with lots of whitespace and legible typography.

Notable features:

  • Extremely mobile-friendly
  • Stick-to-top menu
  • Website slider
  • Parallax scrolling
  • Custom page templates

DEMO BUY FOR $79

 

Love Hearts by Template Monster

Love Hearts by Template Monster - Demo Layout

Here is another beautiful and minimal WordPress dating themes from WP. It’s a fully responsive theme that will look great on all devices.

It’s design is based on white and pink color schemes.

Similar to the other dating site WordPress themes on our list, Love Hearts has the option to create user profiles and connect with other users. It also has an online chat system.

What’s more, the Profiles section is in the form of a scrollable gallery, giving your users the ability to easily search for other users’ profiles.

This theme also comes with a bunch of plugins, stock images and a header image that is perfect for a dating website.

Notable features:

  • Translation ready
  • Custom post types
  • Two-step installation
  • Parallax effect
  • Lazy load effect

DEMO BUY FOR $75

 

Sweet Date by Seventh Queen

Sweet Date by Seventh Queen - Demo Layout

Sweet Date is a modern WordPress dating theme. It’s a fully responsive theme that will look good on devices of all sizes and it’s packed with plugins and features necessary to start a dating website.

The theme also gives you enough space for personalization. It comes with five ready-made designs, each with a different color scheme and unlimited color options.

Another important feature of Sweet Date is the Membership Plugin that lets you create membership plans. The plugin allows you to create different subscription levels and restrict content access by levels. It also supports PayPal payments, giving you the ability to easily earn an income with your dating site.

This theme also has an easy registration option, and your users can create a new profile on your website or via Facebook. It has additional great features in the form of smart notifications.

In addition to that, Sweet Date has an integrated matching system, online user status indicator and many more fantastic features.

To conclude, this is one of the best dating WordPress themes that you could choose for your website, if you are looking for something that is easy to set up and customize.

Notable features:

  • Facebook registration
  • Membership plugin
  • Five ready-made designs
  • Smart notifications

DEMO BUY FOR $69

 

Thrive by Dunhakdis

Thrive by Dunhakdis - Demo Layout

Thrive is one of the most flexible WordPress themes available right now. It’s a functional and polished community theme that can easily be customized into a dating website.

Firstly, the one-click installation makes it super easy to use, because there is no coding required to set it up.

Thrive has some pretty powerful plugins like:

  1. BuddyPress – for your member directory and social feeds
  2. BuddyDrive – for file management, editing and sharing
  3. bbPress – for forums
  4. WooCommerce – for selling products, i.e. subscription plans
  5. Revolution slider – for creating slides for your site

Thrive is a fabulous theme that can be easily made into a dating website. It’s definitely worth purchasing.

Notable features:

  • Translation ready
  • Personalized login page
  • File sharing (BuddyDrive plugin)
  • Events calendar
  • Slider revolution
  • WooCommerce integration

DEMO BUY FOR $67

 

KLEO by Seventh Queen

Kleo by Seventh Queen - Demo Layout

KLEO is by far one of the most popular WordPress themes available.

Similar to Thrive, this is a flexible WordPress and BuddyPress theme that can be used to create a unique dating website. It comes with WooCommerce, Paid Memberships Pro, and many other plugins.

KLEO has a lot of helpful features: a drag & drop page builder, the option to add sidebars, adjust colors, fonts, layouts, etc. In addition to that, the theme’s visual composer and short codes allow you to forget worrying about any coding or programming.

Furthermore, it comes with additional features and plugins that would make it perfect for your dating website – the Facebook login option, live notifications, profile pages… the list goes on and on.

KLEO is definitely one of the best dating WordPress themes on the market. The only reason it’s not number one on our list is that it’s not strictly a dating theme, therefore, it requires some time to set up and customize.

To sum up, this is undoubtedly a wonderful choice for your website, and it’s cheaper than many other themes on our list!

Notable features:

  • One-click installation
  • Best rated customer support
  • Drag & drop page builder
  • Paid Memberships Pro, WooCommerce
  • Facebook login plugin
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use admin panel

DEMO BUY FOR $59

 

Gwangi by Themosaurus

Gwangi by Themosaurus - Demo Layout

In our opinion, the best WP dating theme is Gwangi.

It’s a theme that has everything you need to launch a dating website. In fact, Gwangi even comes with six different website demos. Each one includes a homepage layout with a bunch of useful features and a set of templates for the inner pages of your website. And according to the developers, there are more website demos on the way!

But you are not limited to the pre-made designs. Gwangi gives you unlimited customization options, which you can implement through the WordPress customizer.

Thanks to the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin and Paid memberships PRO compatibility, you can also design special membership plans for your website. You even have the option to charge for access to certain features.

Another useful option that Gwangi gives you is to make money displaying adverts.

Gwangi is packed with tons of powerful features for dating websites:

  • Messaging
  • Follow members
  • Matchmaking calculator based on profile fields
  • Members swap – just like on Tinder
  • AJAX global search
  • Mutual friends
  • 100 layout options
  • Translation ready

Just like KLEO, Gwangi is somewhat cheaper than other themes on our list. If you want a ready-made, modern and professional WP dating theme, Gwangi is the perfect choice for you!

DEMO BUY FOR $59

 

This concludes our list of the 20 best WordPress dating themes. If you’re not ready to get a paid WordPress dating theme, we’re afraid there aren’t that many free themes for you. But you can still check out our article with the free WordPress dating themes.

Of course, we advise you to review all themes, templates and solutions, before you make any decision.

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