In this article, we want to present you the best WordPress Dating Theme we know in 2016. The interesting feature in all themes here is that they use the BuddyPress plugin for social and community functionality. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, you might have better luck with our related article 40+ Super Adorable WordPress Wedding Theme.
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LoveStory is a perfect theme for any dating or community website. It’s not just a theme, but application with awesome built-in features, such as membership fees, virtual gifts, chat messages and more.
Next up is Mingle: the name suggests it could be a dating theme, but it’s not really. It is, however, a robust community theme that supports BuddyPress, and you might want to eschew the traditional pink hearts and soft blue tones you’d usually associate with a dating site anyway.
It’s an HTML5/CSS3 theme with lots of features beyond BuddyPress, including a drag & drop builder and a built in contact form. It’s also one of the best-selling and best reviewed themes on ThemeForest, if that means anything to you!
Gone is a wonderful Wordpress Dating Theme with a lot to offer in terms of plugins and functionality. It comes packed with other premium plugins, like Visual Composer for page building, and Slider Revolution for creating an impressive, eye-catching front page slideshow.
The demo makes it clear that the theme was developed with online communities in mind, and the theme could easily work on a dating website without requiring much in the way of changes.
Additional support for bbPress forums and WooCommerce (hey, you might want to sell something, who knows) make this theme a good value and worth a look.
This responsive community theme is a bit older now, originally released in 2011, but the team behind is constantly updating it and keeping it relevant.
It’s one of the first of its kind, paying special attention to BuddyPress for communities and groups, and it integrates bbPress for forum functionality. The premium Slider Revolution plugin is included with the purchase as well.
Aesthetically, Salutation boasts an understated, classy and minimalistic design, and you can further customize the look of the theme using the powerful control panel provided on the back end. A solid pick if you want to avoid getting bogged down by features you won’t need.
In terms of design, the Engage WordPress Dating Theme is easily one of the best on this list. It’s got that flat, modern look that’s all the rage these days, and it’s ambiguous enough in appearance to make it very versatile. Engage would definitely work for a dating site, even despite a lack of vector art hearts and soft pastels. It might even be better for it.
Aside from being beautifully designed, it’s got all of the features you’ll want too, and it should come as absolutely no surprise at this point that its claim to fame is support for BuddyPress and bbPress.
Layered PSDs are included for customization (not always the case these days), and the theme options will give you even more control over presentation. Engage!
Hey, guess what popular plugin this theme uses to provide community functionality? Do you give up? It’s BuddyPress!
Though there may be nothing particular mind-blowing about Wild Community in terms of either design or features, it is another extremely solid option for building a community website, and for all we know could be exactly what you’re looking for. So here it is. Check it out or don’t. No need to be weird about it.
A slick looking community theme developed by Diabloque on ThemeForest. Users can create profiles, message other users, build groups, post messages and more. Lots of potential uses here: company, school, sports, various social clubs, you name it.
This responsive, translation-ready theme is easy to install and includes step-by-step instructions.
It’s Bounce, the next professional and fully responsive WordPress community theme on our list! Seven unique skins and unlimited layout options will give you a lot of control over how your site will appear to visitors.
Bounce is easy install and setup and includes demo content to get things going fast. And maybe I don’t need to mention that it fully supports BuddyPress and bbPress. I feel like that’s sort of a given at this point.
It’s community theme, and it does community kinds of things. It’s also WooCommerce ready, which could be useful to you, if you’re a filthy capitalist pig.
We’ve gotten kind of far away from the romantic aesthetic of the Sweet Date and LoveStory themes, but it’s hard to ignore a theme that looks like Cinematix. Even if it’s not quite what you’re looking for, it’s worth clicking through just to see such a fine example of vibrant, lovely design if you’ve got the time.
I’m not going to detail the features, just know that it has as much to offer as any other community theme while looking twice as good.
Here we are at our final “community” theme: Kleo. Touted by the developer as a ‘next-level’ theme, this multi-use theme can be used for a ton of different types of sites, not just online communities.
Pinterest style sites, e-Learning sites, agency sites and more are supported and feature their own unique design. Kleo is basically a bunch of different themes in one, and, for better or worse, probably represents the future of WordPress themes.
A great value, and an impressive effort by the developer, though it might be overkill if you’re looking for something a little more tailored to building a community website.
If you know any other great other WordPress Dating Theme, please let us know in the comment below. We will update to make this article is more helpful.