I am wondering if anyone here has started or is thinking about starting an online dating website, similar to match.com or any of the other ones out there. If so, what would you estimate the web design costs to be? I have talked to several designers out there and I am getting quotes as low as $2,800 and as high as $7,000. What should I be looking for in hiring a web designer? How do you know that you're choosing the right one, since there are so many out there? I see that some of those sites have millions of members and charge a monthly membership fee. I was hoping to start my site and hopefully grow to become a large site like some of the others out there. Even a site with 10,000 members at $30/month will earn me $300,000/month and the site would pretty much run itself with very little effort on my part. Credit card charges from members would automatically be deposited to my bank account daily, assuming there was activity for the day. Does this sound like it could be a potentially lucrative venture or is it just a waste of time and money, since there are already other dating sites out there?