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10 Best WordPress Dating Themes 2023

Our best WordPress dating themes collection comes for niche and general sites with free or subscription-based membership models.

Note #1: With only 48% of American adults now married, dating websites have become a big business. It’s thus the right time to jump into this well-paying industry.

You get all the necessary material to start immediately with our review. (The testing is done – now comes picking the perfect theme.)

Note #2: Although it takes a little extra time to set up these themes due to many available functions, it’s still faster and cheaper than hiring a developer. (Read no coding skills necessary.)

Enjoy connecting with people.

Best WordPress Themes for Dating Websites

1. Sweet Date

Sweet Date - WordPress dating theme

SweetDate is a clean and modern premium WordPress dating theme.

Developers have added everything you need to create a perfect community and dating site.

SweetDate has 3 ready-made demos that you can tweak further with unlimited customizations. Use it for a paid membership website with several subscription levels.

SweetDate also features 800+ Google fonts, Font Awesome icons, multilingual support, etc. Its developers regularly update it to keep up with WordPress development and the latest web design trends.

Building a dating site has never been this fun!

More info / Download Demo

2. Seeko

seeko wordpress dating theme

Seeko is a modern WordPress dating theme with the equipment to start your community-based or online dating website. This theme is powered by Elementor drag and drop website builder and BuddyPress.

Of course, you will find a dedicated predefined demo out of the box, instantly getting you going. (With 0 experience!)

Some of the features of Seeko include a matching system, handy search function, lovely design and easy commenting. Seeko is also mobile-ready and harmonious with web browsers and retina screens.

Speed and search engine optimization are also part of the plan, so you only truly need to focus on fine-tuning the web design.

More info / Download Demo

3. Gwangi

gwangi wordpress dating theme

Gwangi is a superb WordPress dating theme for your next big project.

Start a community with Gwangi today for a better tomorrow. Your dating project might grow into something huge and a must-visit sooner rather than later.

With several stunning demos, mobile compatibility, and performance optimization, it is a guarantee that the outcome will stand the test of time.

Gwangi is coupled with BuddyPress, a powerful community plugin that gets you going even if you have zero background in web development. Subscriptions, paid features access, advertisements, and many other handy assets make Gwangi one of its top categories.

You get goodies for swapping members, matchmaking, advanced search, and mutual friends.

More info / Download Demo


WordPress Dating Theme

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

KLEO provides all the necessary theme customization with 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 grid and standard views, and more.

WPBakery page builder doesn’t require writing a single line of code. It also supports BuddyPress and bbPress plugins to help you build a forum for your website in no time.

Note: A detailed review of the KLEO BuddyPress theme is available here.

More info / Download Demo

5. Socialize


Socialize is highly customizable and very user- and developer-friendly. It encourages easy and seamless socializing and user-to-user interaction across a flexible set of possible formats.

Socialize comes ready with sophisticated demo websites and custom layouts. This theme is perfect for everyone who wants high-quality and handsome websites to unite people.

Specific features include a custom front-end user login, social login (Facebook and Twitter), and user profile links.

It even has notification counters for easy inbox message checking. Socialize can run smoothly across all devices, platforms, and browsers with mobile-friendliness and a Bootstrap responsive design.

More info / Download Demo

6. BuddyApp


BuddyApp is perfect for intranet or extranet purposes for all private and social communities. That makes it a great theme for mobile dating websites.

With its efficient, fast-loading, and modular Bootstrap-powered codebase, BuddyApp works well with connection speeds and looks great on all devices.

It also has many easy-to-use and powerful web development tools, like Live Site Customizer, WPBakery Page Builder, and organized code that developers can quickly build on. (But you don’t need to code to create a dating site with BuddyApp!)

More info / Download Demo

7. Aardvark

aardvark wordpress dating theme

Aardvark is a multi-functional community and membership WordPress theme that you can use to create a dating website. (You get a full-blown demo to put into play!)

The functionality of Aardvark goes over and beyond. And if you would like to experience the speediest site realization, you can get things going with the out-of-the-box version.

Aardvark includes WPBakery and BuddyPress plugins that simplify the process of realizing a dating website. You can also create paid membership, start a blog and even sell products online.

Whether you would like to create a niche or a general dating website, you can materialize it both with Aardvark.

More info / Download Demo

8. Olympus

olympus wordpress dating theme

Olympus is a remarkable, modern, easy-to-use social networking WordPress theme powered by BuddyPress. It also includes a drag and drop page builder, allowing everyone to get the most out of it.

You can pick the demo with a single click and start building immediately.

You get it all and more with outstanding social features, great profile functions, 8 wall post types, Ajax technology, handy navigation, and engaging illustrations and badges.

You can also expand your online presence with a blog and an eCommerce section. Start with the right foot forward by utilizing the amazingness of Olympus.

More info / Download Demo

9. DateBook

datebook wordpress dating theme

DateBook is a WordPress dating theme perfect for building a fresh platform. You can expect to have a dating website live and attract new users shortly.

You can make new pages or redesign existing ones with a page builder. (No need to work with code.) DateBook is also compatible with modern devices, web browsers, and plugins.

You can introduce paid subscriptions by using DateBook Subscription or WooCommerce Subscription functions.

Other treats contain private chatting, online status display, reviews and ratings, favorites, and custom profile fields.

Nothing is missing in DateBook’s bundle of goodness to enjoy the end product sooner rather than later.

More info / Download Demo

10. OneCommunity

dating community wordpress themes

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, etc.

OneCommunity is the best-selling WordPress dating theme, thanks to its customizable functionality and design.

With WooCommerce, sell your merchandise with ease. Choose from 4 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.

More info / Download Demo

Bonus: What to expect from WordPress dating themes

  • Page builder: These tools are 100% compatible with drag and drop page builders. With this, you know that any customization improvement you plan to perform will be a piece of cake. After all, there is no need to be tech- and design-savvy to make it happen.
  • Mobile-ready: You should expect that most of your users will want to access your dating website from their mobile devices. All the WordPress themes here are in harmony with smartphones and tablets.
  • Social media registration: To make it extremely easy for your users to log in, you can offer them to log in with their social media accounts, like Facebook. This also helps with the authenticity of the account and prevents spam.
  • Friendship requests & messaging: This is probably one of the essential features of WordPress dating themes. It allows users to connect and warm up the territory before it gets more serious.
  • Match system: Once users fill out their profile, it allows them to find a partner with similar interests much easier.
  • Search: A powerful search bar is important for the overall excellent user experience regarding dating sites. It makes finding potential dates quick and comfortable.
  • Geolocation: This is a more advanced feature where users can view other members on a map view. It allows them to see potential candidates who live nearby in a fun and engaging way.
  • Monetization: You can offer both free and paid membership programs. As for the former, you will want to introduce some advertisements to help raise funds to keep your dating site operating. As for the paid membership, well, that’s pretty self-explanatory already.
  • Performance optimization: Every theme for dating sites follows all the latest trends to guarantee fast loading speed and excellent overall performance. For a mobile-first user, this is especially important, as everyone wants everything to load instantly.

All the themes above 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.

Can I create a dating site with WordPress?

Yes, you can use WordPress to create a dating website, and it just happens to be very easy and quick.

If you are ready to realize your general or niche dating site idea, you now have all the necessary material to make it happen. Take charge, pick the tool and enjoy the smooth creation.

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This Post Has 65 Comments

  1. Hi,

    Would you recommend SweetDate or Love Story? And lastly, why?



    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?


        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?



      3. Thank you Aigars! I am wondering, besides the support forum for theme issues/bugs, does Sweet Date offer a support forum for coding issues? If not, can you recommend any (subscription-based) forums?

        Thanking you in advance,

        1. Hey,

          No theme or plugin developers will offer custom coding as part of their support. Their job is to fix bugs for their products, develop new features and provide information on setup and light customizations.
          If you need a developer for custom work, we recommend using Upwork, Fiverr, or other freelancer platforms to find skilled developers.

    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?



        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. Thanks Aigars,

            I’m looking to get started later this month with SiteGround.



    3. coder20445 says:

      please, what is the difference between regular and extended license? I am looking to start a dating site like and which license would suit my need the most?

  2. 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.


    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.

  3. Hi,

    Great list, but I don’t know if you feel the same way. Most of these website aside from onecommunity has very poor UX focused. It’s user interface is not very intuitive?

  4. Jasmeet Singh says:

    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


    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.


  5. 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.

  6. 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 is 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 keeping that in mind.

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

    1. Morag,

      The closest WordPress theme to 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Hi, do any of these themes have integrations for chatrooms and possibly video chat?
    Thank you.

  11. 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?

  12. 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

  13. hi, as your experience wath if best choiche for dating system ? Thanks for great article!

    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 Fountain says:

        If I bought this Theme, can I transfer it over Wealthy Affiliate?

        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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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?


  17. Hi!
    Can people also share photos on these sites. Also, is there a feature where people can like the photos and posts??

    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.

  18. Hi!
    Can you please give me your email id. I need to discuss a few things privately.


  19. jennifer harry says:

    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.

    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!

    1. Luba,

      Sorry to gear about your experience. We are aware of their bad service that’s why we don’t have it mentioned on this list.

      1. It’s great to see this comment though, because I was leaning that way.

  21. Is there a big difference between Community Junction and One Community? My site will not exactly be a dating site but a community of people with similar problems relationship problems. Which one would you recommend? Thank you.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

    1. Alex,

      These things can’t be done via settings but if you are a developer or have one it will be a very simple tweak.

  24. 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)?


  25. afiya burwell says:

    I will like to build a website for people who love pets
    A pet dating website for humans and animals
    Is pet theme club a good website foe my dating website

    1. Pet Club is the only option in the market that might work for you. It is a good theme and it is worth a shot.

  26. sweet date template color too urgly , i want to do like seekingarrangment style , sweet date template oso cannot let me design like seekingarrangment…do you any template can design like seek?

  27. I would like to know how customizable the dating platforms are. I have an Idea for my dating site: however, I would probably need to add or change certain things. If you can, please explain what I can expect in the areas of customization. Thank you, Javier.

    1. Javier,

      Please make sure to read our article to find out more how much customizable are these themes. We have tried our best to outline everything in this article.

  28. Hi
    I was looking for a way to make a WordPress website that behaves much like a dating website but in fact its a way for customers who are busy and need to find a customer reviewed massage professional that is local to them just by putting in their postcode or if a mobile device by using there location if they prefer. I can see that dating sites are much the same database technology and here is a fancy one but looks like its made in PHP. If not do you have anyone you could recommend who would know how to make one up. So far I have looked at buddypress but it has some limitations and I alos looked on Upwork and Fiverr but all the devs are in India and I cannot understand the accent when on the phone so its very tricky to communicate. I want to start off small so I can build it up slowly and not end up overwhelmed with PGP coding which I have no clue about. I can manage a basic WordPress website though. hope you can advise or recommend a developer

    1. Ross, there are no ready-made solutions for WordPress and you will have to hire a developer to do the implementation. When it comes to Upwork, you can also find native English speaking devs there but be ready to pay more for their services. With freelancers it is always true that what you pay is what you get.

  29. I need advice. What theme is specially made for dating website? Now most users choose DateBook. I read comments on ThemeForest, this theme has many unique features specially made for dating websites.

    1. DateBook is one of the worst-rated dating themes on the market. That’s why we haven’t even included it in this list. The best themes for dating sites can be seen listed above and Sweet Date tops the list.

  30. I am going to buy Pet club themes for my Pet website, It’s easy to customize according to need

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