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Beautiful WordPress Dating Themes Or Community Themes Powered By BuddyPress

Beautiful WordPress Dating Themes or Community Themes Powered by BuddyPress

Here is a stunning collection of the best WordPress dating themes for dating websites with free or subscription-based membership.

Apparently, Facebook has taken over the entire social network scene, but it is still rarely used for dating because most people don’t like to mix their friends with online chat partners before they become serious. This is why many dating websites are still making millions and will continue to do so for a foreseeable future.

With only 51% of American adults now married, dating websites have become a big business. It is thus the right time to jump into this well-paying business niche.

If you are one of those looking to create an online dating website, this is the best place to start. The following themes are relatively cheap and are easy to set up and customize to suit your niche needs. Although it may take some time to set up these themes because loads of functions need to be tweaked, it will still be faster and much cheaper than hiring a developer to build an entire site from scratch.

All the themes below use BuddyPress for the profile, live chat, forum, group, messaging, and other social feature management. BuddyPress is an integrated social network manager plugin that works as a standalone installation or a WordPress plugin.

KLEO

Kleo WordPress theme

KLEO is an extremely versatile WordPress theme that provides all your needs for a dating or community website. This smart and classy theme is apt for building connections and establishing an interactive online community.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional or an amateur since KLEO provides all the necessary tools for theme customization. It also has a responsive and user-friendly admin interface. With advanced features, this theme allows you to add unlimited sidebars and colors, change the layout type, alter fonts, choose between masonry and standard views, and many more. In addition, KLEO’s visual composer layout builder and short codes don’t require you to write a single line of code. It also supports BuddyPress and bbPress plugins to help you build a forum for your website in no time. A detailed review of the KLEO BuddyPress theme is available here.

More info / Download Demo

Sweet Date

sweetdate dating wordpress theme

SweetDate is a unique, clean, and modern premium WordPress theme. It is perfect for a dating or a community website but can be used as well for any other domain. Developers have added all the things you need to create a perfect community and/or dating site. Although we initially designed it as a dating theme for WordPress, SweetDate is highly customizable and can match any business domain.

This WordPress theme has five ready-made color schemes that you can tweak further with unlimited color options. Use it for a paid membership website with several subscription levels. This theme specifically features 800+ Google fonts, Font Awesome icons, multilingual support, and much more. Its developers regularly update it to keep up with WordPress development and the latest web design trends.

For more bbPress- and BuddyPress-enabled WordPress themes, see this awesome theme collection.

More info / Download Demo

Socialize

socialize-buddypress-powered-community-theme

Socialize is incredibly powerful and has full features. Its look is modern, and its technology is cutting-edge. It is highly customizable and very user- and developer-friendly, too. Flexible and fast-loading, this socially focused WordPress theme supports BuddyPress integration. It encourages easy and seamless socializing and user-to-user interaction across a very flexible set of possible formats.

Socialize comes ready with sophisticated demo websites, convenient and custom layouts that you can easily modify, and a developer-friendly commented codebase that is modular and responsive. This theme is perfect for webmasters who want quality and handsome websites that bring people together. It makes it an ideal fit for dating websites of any kind or niche. Specific features include a customized front-end user login, social login features, such as Facebook and Twitter, and user profile links. It even has notification counters for easy inbox message checking. With mobile friendliness and a Bootstrap responsive design, Socialize can run smoothly across all devices, platforms, and browsers.

More info / Download Demo

BuddyApp

buddyapp-social-dating-wordpress-theme

BuddyApp is modern, clean and crisp, polished, professional, customizable, and very easy to use and develop. It is intuitively navigable and user-friendly, secure and reliable, technologically articulate, and highly responsive. BuddyApp’s developers designed it using the mobile first approach. So, while it is fully compatible with desktop environments, the utmost design concern from the start is full and gorgeous mobile visual presentation and mobile friendly features, like touch and swipe built into the fundamental aspects of the theme.

Notably, BuddyApp is perfect for intranet or extranet purposes for all sorts of private and social communities that want a mobile-friendly solution to their website needs. That makes it a great theme for mobile dating websites of all sorts. With its efficient, fast-loading, and modular Bootstrap-powered codebase, BuddyApp works well with a range of connection speeds and looks great on all devices. It also has a ton of easy-to-use and powerful web development tools, like the Live Site Customizer, the Visual Composer, limitless sidebars, and a clean, well-annotated code that developers can easily build on.

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Thrive

thrive-flat-desing-social-dating-theme

Thrive is functional, mobile friendly, engaging, inviting, polished, and put together. A WordPress intranet and extranet community website theme, it empowers webmasters of any skill level to set up complex social network functionalities effortlessly. This is easy with a single-click installation and no coding required at any point.

Thrive boasts powerful technological features like the BuddyDrive and rtMedia. These let your users upload their files or share their images with each other easily. With Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, and the Visual Form Builder, you can fine-tune every aspect of your website. There’s also bbPress, Events Calendar, and WP Polls integration. These features and more make Thrive a perfect theme for developing and maintaining modern dating websites of any scale, nature, or size with speed, ease, and tons of customization capabilities.

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Gone

Gone WordPress theme

Gone is an all-in-one WordPress theme that offers BuddyPress and bbPress. It allows users to register on your site to create profiles, post messages, build connections, and create and interact in groups. Gone is the perfect choice if you intend to build an interactive dating or online community website. This theme offers unlimited styling options. It has cool plugins, such as Visual Composer and Slider Revolution. With mega menus and WooCommerce, it is very easy to customize. Our documentation provides a step-by-step guide to help you manage your website with ease.

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CommunityJunction

communityjunction community WordPress theme

The CommunityJunction WordPress theme is fully responsive. It features BuddyPress integration perfect for building social networking websites and public communities. This website template lets users or visitors register on your site, start creating member profiles, post messages, connect with other site users, and many more. Community members could easily access your website on their computers, tablets, and other handheld devices because the theme is fully responsive. Its rock-solid framework is built with HTML5 and CSS3. You can also change different aspects of your website template with ease via the theme options panel.

CommunityJunction comes with amazing custom plugins to help you create an excellent community site. If you want to create an interactive and dynamic template online community for a company, a school, a sports team, or any niche community, this is the perfect choice for you.

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LoveStory

lovestory - simple dating theme

LoveStory is a perfect theme for any dating or community website. It’s not just a theme but also an application with awesome built-in features. There’s membership fees, virtual gifts, and chat messages, among others. LoveStory is a versatile WordPress theme with unlimited color options and several custom page templates and widgets to control every aspect of your website design and functionality.

In addition, this theme works with the WooCommerce toolkit. You can therefore sell your own merchandises with ease. This theme has several awesome features that you won’t find with other themes, such as advanced banner management, live chat, and configurable filter/search to find relevant partners. Furthermore, this theme has a built-in support for Facebook login, so users won’t need to get through sign up unless they don’t have a Facebook account.

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Cinematix

cinematix - creative social network website

The Cinematix theme works with BuddyPress and bbPress, letting users register on your site and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups, and much more.

With Cinematix, build a social network for your company, school, sports team, or niche community. Tweak this theme into a dating site, thanks to the incredible developer community around this open source tool. The Cinematix theme has over 40 custom-built page templates to customize your dating website without touching a line of code.

This theme features a multilingual and SEO-optimized structure to make your website easy to find online. Cinematix’s design and functionality, in particular, will make your dating website stand out.

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OneCommunity

one community buddypress theme

The OneCommunity theme provides the BuddyPress plugin, which lets users register on your site, create profiles, post messages, make connections, create and interact in groups, and much more. OneCommunity is the best-selling WordPress dating theme, thanks to its customizable functionality and design.

With WooCommerce, sell your own merchandise with ease. Choose from four ready-made homepage options to tweak the theme via the drag-and-drop interface. Also, get your social network up and running in no time with extended documentation.

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Razor

razor buddypress community theme

Razor is a clean WordPress theme with a professional design. Featuring a responsive layout structure and supporting Retina-enabled devices, Razor’s beauty is more than skin deep. The theme is also packed with powerful modern features and advanced controls you wish other themes had. These provide endless possibilities for building websites, communities, dating websites, social networks, and so much more.

The Razor theme, moreover, has three ready-made skins that you can modify using simple yet powerful theme options. You can see all skins and color variations in theme preview.

In addition, this theme has a built-in page builder support to create different page layouts for registration, profile, gallery, and other pages. It is also the cleanest-looking theme with fast load speed on all major desktop and mobile browsers.

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Pet Club

petclub-social-club-for-pets

Pet Club is a charming and inviting pet service, adoption, and dating website theme. More than that, it is very functional and highly customizable. Modern with a flat design, Pet Club targets the needs and requirements of modern pet owners’ websites with a sophisticated set of advanced tools and ready-made templates that will save you tons of time and effort as you set up your pet dating website.

Pet Club, moreover, has a wealth of extremely specific and useful shortcodes, plugins, and resources for pet owners, pet profiles, sophisticated AJAX-powered filtered searches, and total BuddyPress integration, making it very easy and simple to set up forums for pet owners to contact and seek each other out and find their pets’ perfect mates.

Further, a listings system is built-in with specific animal criteria, and a clean design ensures that users can easily navigate about your website. Install this theme with a single click. With a helping of sliders, navigational options, layout features, and more, make your pet dating website the prettiest pug on the block.

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These are all WordPress themes designed specially for dating website but there are several other BuddyPress enabled themes that can be used for niche and general public dating websites.

Aigars

Frontend web developer and web designer specialized in free and premium WordPress theme development. Started to learn to code 2 years ago and now I am familiar with CSS/HTML/JavaScript (jQuery) and PHP. Obsessed with application performance, user experience and simplicity.

This Post Has 50 Comments
    1. Baz,

      Thank you for your question!

      I would choose Sweet Date theme because it uses BuddyPress community plugin for its functionality which means that you will get all updates for this plugin and your website will be always secure. BuddyPress is developed by the Automattic and it is the same team which is behind WordPress itself. Also you will be able to get support from BuddyPress community and many plugins for BuddyPress will work for your website as well. Also it will be much easier to hire a developer in case you will need some more functionalities because there are more developer familiar with this platform.
      Platform for LaveStory is custom built, so you will get updates only if theme developer will decide to release theme but since you are paying once and there are no subscriptions fees it is very likely that support for this theme will be discontinued at some point. You can never be sure for how long it will be supported and it is always nice to know that you will get covered no matter what.

      If we look purely at functionality at both themes then Sweet Date also comes out as a clear winner as well because of better payment integration and more feature rich profiles. Aso it is integrated with bbPress forum platform in case you need it as well. I guess we have a clean winner here when both themes are compared side by side. However, both themes are great for dating and other community websites, so you can’t go wrong by choosing either one.

      1. Hi Aigars,

        That is exactly what I wanted to know. But if you have to choose between Kleo or Sweet Date for a dating site. Witch one would you choose?

        For now I like the look and feel of Love Story the most. It is simple and clear but not enough. Also like the possibility
        to add ads in the sidebar for extra stream of income.. Is it possible with Kleo or Sweet Date to?

        Cheers!

        1. Jochgem,

          For dating website I would choose Sweet Date because it doesn’t require any tweaking for dating purpose and it will work out of the box.

          It is WordPress, so as long as you have a sidebar or any widget area (there are several for these themes) you can add ads on your website. Some developers choose to showcase banner areas on their theme demos but it doesn’t mean that this is something special because every theme out there (not just themes on this collection but any WordPress theme in general) works well with AdSense or other banner ads.

          Let me know if you have any other questions.

      2. Hi Aigars,

        Thank you! That clarifies it for me. With regards to hosting, for a new website is there a particular hosting platform / company you’d recommend?

        Thanks,

        Baz

    2. Baz,

      Here are some options for hosting:

      – If you are looking for the cheapest one then go with Bluehost, hostgator or Godaddy shared hosting plans. You will get what you pay for. Unreliable service, overcrowded and slow servers and limited options for server configuration.

      – If you know how to install your own server from scratch then go with Linode or Digital Ocean. It is priced the same as shared hosting but you have to install and configure everything yourself. It is difficult to manage but you will get an outstanding performance. This is not an option for beginners.

      – If you are looking for outstanding and fully managed service that offers fast performance and dedicated support then go with WPEngine, Kinsta, Pagely. Their services are rather expensive but you get what you pay for because they will take care of your website and it will be always running and as fast as you can imagine. For more information about different hosting options you might want to read this detailed guide.

      Let me know if you have any other question about WordPress hosting.

      1. Thanks,

        Having spoken to SiteGround, their Shared Hosting package seems like a good option to start with, or alternatively I found some good VPS deals via DreamHost.

        Any recommendation between the two?

        Thanks,

        Baz

        1. Baz,

          SiteGround and its WordPress specific hosting is awesome because it comes with WordPress specific caching. They have their own custom built SuperCacher. It’s something only WordPress managed hosting providers offers but SiteGround is the only exception outside managed hosting scene to offer this premium feature.

          DramHost and another good alternative. However, keep in mind that while SSD drive and Nginx are relatively fast you will still need to implement caching because WordPress still will take several seconds to load because of its nature. Either plugin based or server side caching will be required but plugin based caching is generally slower than server side caching. So this comes to the question? Can you implement your own caching, tweak it specially for WordPress and monitor its uptime and efficiency? If you can do that then DreamHost could work for you, if not, stay away from it because unoptimized VPS is not going to be faster than shared hosting with a proper cache.

  1. I am interested in building a dating website very specific and wouldlike to know if you have a web designer, that would help me. I am extremly busy and not that computer literate.

    Thanks!

    1. Teresa,

      We are not doing custom design and development as we are entirely involved with WordPress themes. You can get in touch with my friends from DEWO who can help to build any kind of website. They haven’t launched website as they are busy working on client projects but you can ask them links to example websites they have built so far.

      Keep in mind that custom never means cheap and fast. Most likely it will take months into development and it will also reflect in price.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. I wanna start a dating website so please clarify that If I purchase the theme for 55$ then again I have to pay some amount after one month or two? Please tell me.
    I will be waiting for the answer

    Thanks

    1. Some theme developers offers theme club subscription which means that you can get all of their themes, updates and support as long as you pay monthly subscription. However, you can choose to buy only theme without monthly subscription which means higher price ($40-60) but no recurring payments.

      If you are looking to build a website, keep in mind that you have to get a web hosting which in many cases are billed monthly.

      If you have decided to pay $55 it means that there won’t be any hidden and recurring payment. You will get what you paid for with no strings attached.

    2. No but you need someone to customize this theme according to your requirements. Purchasing a theme is one time expense. Let me know if you need to know anything more.

      Thanks
      Sneha

  3. Do any of these themes offer video chatting capabilities? Does adsense work with all of these themes? Thanks for the info, found it very helpful.

  4. thanks for your speedy reply. If I am looking to build a community based website and charge per contact, what would you recommend? Looks like Kleo and Klein are good options, but sweet date seems like it might fit well. For someone who has little experience, is there a better fit? Thanks again, really appreciate it.

    1. Thom,

      Kleo and Klein and powered by BuddyPress which means that you will get all the latest features from this ever growing and evolving platform. Sweet Date is a great theme and it will get the job done for what you need. However, those two others might pay off in the long run. It will be easier to find plugins and support for these themes because there are huge community around BuddyPress. it’s not a deal breaker for most but it is worth to keep that in mind.

  5. Hello great list
    I’m looking for something with a function that will allow for profile matches like match.com I are there any themes like that?

    1. Morag,

      The closest WordPress theme to match.com is Sweet Date. Of course it is not the same thing but that’s as close as you can get using WordPress theme without writing your own code.

      Let me know if you have any other question.

  6. hi, i am interested in buying one of the community theme. i am stuck between community junction , cinematrix and kleo. All have wat i want in my community website, but would it be possible for users to download stuff, like ebooks, music and other user can upload their stuff for download. users can sell their stuff, like on ebay or something.

    can all this be added to any of the community mentioned above.

    1. Edward,

      Unfortunately, none of your above mentioned themes does support marketplace type community websites. However, these themes are based on BuddyPress which means that you can extend theme functionality using plugins. And the good news is that there are BuddyPress marketplace plugins out there that will work with these themes. These plugin will require some modification to make them blend perfectly with these themes but it is going to be a much faster and cheaper solution than trying to build a marketplace from scratch.

  7. How does it work? How can we see this product in action before buying it? Also, what are the steps to follow in order to place the product in the domain we have maintained with a host?

    1. Tim,

      All these themes comes with detailed documentation that will guide you through setup and configuration. If you already have web host then I am sure that i have Softaculous, SimpleScripts or some other script installer that will help you to install WordPress if you don’t have it installed already. By using this apps mentioned above it will take seconds to install WordPress. Then you can proceed with theme installation which is also very simple. You will get all the information about setup once you will buy any of these themes listed above.

      If you still find it very difficult you can always ask on for support on WordPress related support forums.

  8. Hello,

    I am looking at the LoveStory Theme. And would like the answer to pertain to this theme only.

    Instead of searching the entire world, I would like to search only a high rise building. Is it possible to change the “Country” search term to be for example to be “High Rise Building XYZ” and the City search term to be “Floor 05”?

    Can the Country and City search terms be edited and re-purposed in a similar way to this?

  9. Hi Aigars, hope you are still answering questions here…
    can you please kindly tell me if the theme Sweet Date allows to change (Man into Student) and looking for (Women–> into Teacher for example? especially for the demo template ‘car sharing’ (i like the looks of it better) , and is it easy to do alone (for an intermediate WP user?) I dont want to match car owners and travels obviously. Also, can I remove the features ‘groups’ ‘online 2 seconds ago’ , number of friends or ADD AS friend (which is according to me the most annoying but im hoping avoidable)- im guessing yes;) its a bp customizable template
    Lastly, can i customize the profile questions? And can let users customize their profile as they like with background pictures ? thank you very much, Alex

    1. Alex,

      These are minor changes and can be easily done. Some not via Theme Options though and will need some light code editing but not a major one. You can contact theme developer asking for support and they will take care of most of these things. If not you can always use Envato Studio theme customization services that are very affordable. You can find these services here.

    1. Alex,

      That’s what this list is for. We tried to list the best WordPress themes that are well suited for Dating websites and any of those themes will get the job done for you. My favorite ones are those that are powered by BuddyPress as it will allow to use many of its free and premium plugins but that’s my personal preference as others will prefer custom built platforms.

        1. Bryant,

          I have never used their platform/service therefore I have no idea how it works. These WordPress themes can be used with any hosting provider as you get full archive file with all necessary files. But if your mentioned service/platform is not running on WordPress this theme won’t work. Get in touch with with support and ask more about their service and if they are based on WordPress and supports 3rd party themes.

  10. Hello, I am interested in your theme. I want a community theme like the ones you created above but will have Dating site functions, ability of members to have private chat and to send private messages to any member and also, a little of Faceboo and Twitter functions, that is a “Timeline” where people can post status and friends can see it. Thanks, please reply,

    1. Hyacinth,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You are looking in the right place. Themes such as Sweet Date and LoveStory does support this kind of functionality and there is no problem to create the next Facebook or Twitter but just for dating. Timeline is there, messaging is there and other basic community functionality are there too, so make sure to pick the theme you like better.

      These are BuddyPress powered WordPress themes, so the main thing here is integration with this awesome platform that allows you to create any kind community driven websites. There are also loads of great plugins available for this platform that will allow to extend theme functionality further.

      Let me know if you have any other questions about these or any other WordPress themes listed on Colorlib.

  11. Hi everyone!

    I need a good looking online dating theme. I don’t like the most of them but KLEO.

    It is clear to me that it is a good theme for communications but I’m not sure if KLEO also can be used as an “real” online dating theme???

    Does it has the possiblity to match people with each other?

    Kind regards!

    1. KLEO theme by default is not optimized to work as a dating theme and might require some modification. The best suited theme for dating website is Sweet Date which you can find here. This theme is developed by SeventhQueen which is the same theme developer who is behind KLEO theme.

  12. Basically I search for a modern looking website (like Tinder – a landing page! ) with online dating (clean, not too much information overfloaded, people-matching option), a place for selling books and online courses and also adding an app in the future to it.

    Do you have any recommendation which theme could fit the best?

    Thanks!

    1. Robert,

      Thank you for your question!

      All these themes are for WordPress which means that you can allow users to register on your website and provide them right to publish content. You can review and moderate this content before it goes live or do other manipulations with it. There are also plenty of membership plugins available that could allow even front-page submission. In fact there are plenty of themes with built-in front-end submission that you can see here.

      These themes above are mainly focused towards photographers therefore frontend submission is not there by default but plugins does wonders and you can create any of these themes into user driven websites.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Edit: Oops! I Thought that you posted comment on completely different theme collection. Sorry about that!
      Yes, these themes does allow image sharing as these are BuddyPress powered. There are also plenty of Buddypress plugins available that will allow to add extra functionality to it. Here is a great example for such BuddyPress plugins.

  13. Wow these themes are impressive, I wonder if they would work for a dating reviews site? They have a modern feel about them and look professional.

    1. Jennifer,

      Above listed ones are websites for dating websites and other community style websites. In your case you should look for theme with review functionality. We have a whole list with this kind of themes and you can find this list here.

  14. wpdating.com – BAD EXPERIENCE…
    They have terrible support. I bought the multisite version with russification for my client.
    The solution is slow (specially their chat and members conversation) and not working in Russian at all. The support team just ruined my site and translated it back to English. Lost my client, lost my money. They have no money return policy, whatever bad experience you have. They wrote it on their site. Please avoid my mistakes and save your money before it is too late!!!
    Share if you care for your friends not loosing their money!

  15. Hi

    We want to develop a dating site and mobile app similar to Tinder and coffeemeetsbagel kindly suggest which theme suits the most

    1. Anuj,

      In that case you will have to hire a team of designers and developers to create a Tinder rival. There are no themes that comes close to Tinder and likely never be as Tinder works as a platform and there are hundreds of employees running it. WordPress themes are much simpler.

  16. Hello Aigars,
    do you know if sweet date or any other of these themes can be customized for sport profile with various statistics and database searchable for preferred position, age, country?

    Please advise
    Thank you

  17. I noticed you didn’t include the “Online Dating Theme” from PremiumPress in your list.
    Are there any problems with that one? How does it stack up against the apparent other 2 front runners (LoveStory and SweetDate)?

    Thanks.

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