The Dating & Love Advice category lists more than 320,000 posts, making up in sheer quantity what it lacks in a soothing live presence available by phone.Granted, comparing a dating site to other online properties is kind of unfair.How can you even come close to competing with them?Can you share some of your favorite sources of inspiration and ideas? certain blogs/books/magazines) Never bothered reading books, magazines Just started reading blogs lately outside the dating world.Markus shares a few thoughts below: You’re a one-man show running a very successful dating site. Back in 2001 after my birthday someone in the office introduced me to online dating sites.
It’s not possible for thousands of people to be as successful as me.That said, there are some dark clouds on the horizon; in a recent blog post, Markus noted that their free business model doesn't always scale as well as the hardware: The problem with free is that every time you double the size of your database the cost of maintaining the site grows 6 fold.I really underestimated how much resources it would take, I have one database table now that exceeds 3 billion records.It's already working with way more cheese than most software developers will ever have.OK, so Markus Frind singlehandedly built a massively popular free dating site that is almost entirely community run. But what makes it especially incredible is that he does it all on a handful of servers: These traffic and size numbers are nothing short of astonishing.