Case Study - Online Dating
- To design an application for the administrator to allow him to have a complete control over the website without any hassles
- Design and develop a profile matching feature which produces results of high relevance
- Provide user engagement features to increase time spent on the site by members
- Generate the appropriate matches quickly and efficiently
- an in-depth and informative profile matching process
- the design allows the user to communicate easily with the potential match
- the users can also report the objectionable profiles and content
Site Administrator: Admin area has been divided into three levels (1, 2, 3). Access to the features & function of admin area depend upon the level assigned.
Casual Visitors: Free Members or Premium members are site visitors with some special privileges. Visitor without these privileges can:
- View the 5 most voted Singles displaying on home page
- Search singles for dating & friendship
Premium Members (Paid Members): Premium members have access to all the features on the dating website. These include:
- View profile details of other members, if he/she is a registered user. A click on the image of the match lets the user to view all the related information of that user.
- Advanced Search – These members can do a quick search on the basis of age, location, photo availability etc. to locate the desired profile and can also save the results for future.
- Chat, Emails and message service– Integrated with chat enabled features, the website also offers paid users to be in-touch with the profiles they are interested in through chat, emails and even message service.
- Report Abuse – Keeping in mind the safety and privacy of the users, the site offers an application to prevent a particular user from viewing their profile. The users can block or can report the anti-social elements present on the site.
- My Favorites – Under this feature, the users can view the list of the members matching their profiles along with the list of online buddy or favorites. Users can also view/delete the members in favorite, buddy, black or grey list.
- Community – View the list of top voted profiles or all as per profile settings.
- Check Statistics – Paid users can check the number of people who viewed their profile, number of invitations sent and number of friend invited related to their profile.
- Manage own profile – The site also lets the users manage their profile by editing, updating photos and videos, update comments etc.
- Invite friends – The users can also invite their friends to join the site through emails, messages etc. This feature is available to free members as well.