How Much Does It Cost to Develop a Dating App Like Tinder? As of 2017, the online dating industry is worth more than $4 billion, and continues to grow year over year.
The question you should be asking is not how much it costs to build the app, but how much marketing will cost to get people to use the app and how you will differentiate from your competitors. Quoting big industry numbers simply demonstrates that you don't understand the basic business economics yet and are being motivated by the wrong things.
Folks rough estimates are about right $20-$30K, but I would say this is per platform + backend. So, your MVP for let's say iOS will probably cost ~$25K + another $10-15K for backend. If you want to move in the direction of a Web platform for your MVP, it might cost you a bit less. If you need help in doing deeper evaluation of your needs, you can go through a Discovery phase in identifying all the necessary features, user stories, functional diagrams and cost. I'll be happy to discuss it with you. email@example.com
Not an answer to your question, but as an aside, please include a feature that verifies that the profiles aren't fake identities and scammers!
Jane: Does this answer your question about fake profiles.
John, not really. I just joined a few dating sites, and it's horrifying how many scammers are out there.
It would cost approx 20K USD-25K USD depending on the features that needed to be integrated in the app.
To all the people responding with estimates: in what country are you assuming development will happen? In the US, developers will average $100/hr vs maybe $10-15/hr for developers in APAC. If you are projecting a cost of $30-40,000, is that assuming $100/hr dev cost?
Here is a list of dating apps that have launched this year. http://jhrzic.com/dating-apps
Thinkmobiles is a large developer in the Ukraine with 200 mobile app developers. They broke down the costs of some of the biggest apps. You can find it here: