Pilot Group

PG Dating Pro


3.5 / 5
11 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

People who already run a dating business online or want to start one.


Average Ratings

11 Reviews

  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $299.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    One-time fee for a lifetime license
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Pilot Group
  • www.pilotgroup.net
  • Founded 2000
  • Russian Federation

About PG Dating Pro

PG Dating Pro is a flexible community builder for niche dating and social dating sites. This professional, easy-to-manage dating site script can match any business idea


PG Dating Pro Features

  • Activity / News Feed
  • Advertising Management
  • Blogs
  • Data Security
  • Event Management
  • Group Management
  • Media Library
  • Real-time Chat
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Tagging

PG Dating Pro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Be Realistic and You Can be Satisfied with PD Dating Pro

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Many great features to empower a developer to build a dating business website.

Cons: You need to be a developer to get the most out of this application and build a unique dating service. I don't only mean being a blogger who knows how to install a WP from cPanel with a few SEO plugins, I mean a real developer with HTML and CSS skills with a basic understanding of conditional statements and PHP because if you want to control the output of information on your site you need to learn their template system which uses an implementation of the code igniter library. There is very little documentation for developers so you are on your own there and that is the main reason I won't give them 5 stars.

Overall: I am happy with PG Dating Pro, and it does what it does very well, but the lack of documentation for developers about their templating system or creating widgets has left me spending more time than I was hoping to construct the basic website layout to make it look different from the default template. I should say here that their support staff were able to explain to me how to successfully implement my custom template views and described it very well but I am a web developer of over 18 years. The platform seems to be stable, and I have been able to get my site running with members registering on mobile and desktop devices and the SEO capabilities built in are quite good. This software is for a business developer, and I do not recommend it to an everyday blogger who is only looking for another niche because you will need to invest a lot of time into development and customization to make a truly unique dating service. If you want to start a dating business and have the time and money to invest, then this is a good option.

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on October 15, 2018

Geoff, thank you for taking the time to leave your review! It is true that we lack the technical documentation, and we hope to fix it by expanding the developers manual.

Dating Pro

May 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: + good features

+ plenty of settings

+ fast and helpful support

+ reliable customization department

Cons: Not much to say. Probably only that sometimes it's hard to find this or that configuration in the administration page.

Overall: Working with Dating Pro team has been one of the best experiences of my career! I study people for a living, and know that I am working with honest, intelligent and creative individuals. This makes all the difference for me.

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on June 19, 2019

Hello, Mary
Thank you very much for your review.
How is Koffi doing? I hope everything's okay.

As for the features hard-to-find in the administration process, we are working on preparing a detailed guide right now. Should be ready in a few weeks.
I will send you a copy to your email, just in case :)

Thank you once again for your review and we very happy to be working with you.

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Extremely Disappointed. Archaic approach. Always having to pay for more

Jun 05, 2018
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very little other that pre sales & customer support. I liked the idea that it had won industry software awards and a white label option but not living up to expectations

Cons: Not at all easy to use - quite archaic. After several upgrades, add ons and change of template I have nothing like a working site that I am happy to advertise as it is still FULL of glitches from eye end, let alone the user end. No 'tickets' raised. When the developers are involved, you don't get confirmation of a solution. So unwieldy visually, I paid for a Word press template upgrade - nothing like it. I get so frustrated that I keep having to send numerous emails to chase what hasn't been completed by the developers that I have to calm down before the next session. IT WOULD BE MORE ECONOMICAL FOR BOTH THEM & ME IF THEY JUST USED A WORDPRESS STYLE TEMPLATE FOR EVERYONE BECAUSE WHAT THEY PAY FOR IN CUSTOMER SERVICE COULD BE REDUCED & SPENT MORE PROFITABLE ELSEWHERE IN THIER SIDE OF THINGS.

Overall: Nothing yet

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on June 11, 2018

Chon, thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's true that software solutions get outdated fast, and one needs to keep going to stay on top of the latest trends. We try to do exactly that and thank you for your idea about the WordPress themes. Sorry about the delays with the communication, this is something we need to improve. Please contact us so we can agree on a communication schedule and have the issues resolved.

Most of the custom features do not work and they will not fix nor refund my money.

Apr 13, 2019
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: They whole pitch was a lie, they do not offer a dating solution, they offer a mess.

Cons: I am writing you this report on April 13th, 2019, we started the project on Sept. 19th, 2016  screenshot of purchase email

I purchased PG Dating Pro's dating software thinking it would be easy to set up, meaning setting up custom search fields, update landing page, add pages, edit content on the pages .... etc  as described on the pgdatingpro website; it has been any but easy.

I hired their developers to add custom work.  Every new feature I added, they built into a module which is now for sale on their website.  

I hired them to add landing pages, make changes to the search fields and have different membership levels.  Nothing works correct.

They sent video of the process working correctly, but when we set up a new member profile, we were not getting the same results.  

It has been nearly 2.5 years and the website still doesnt work correctly.  The custom features they claimed to have built were incomplete with depreciating code.  I paid for them to add PayPal, it was never completed. 

I paid for them to add Push Notification, doesn't work correctly; literally flashes for 1 second then closes.  

Sign up to https://meetpositives.com to see how these feature do not work. 

I paid to have private call and text as an upgrade, doesnt work! 

Another thing about their team you need to know, they will disapear on you.  You will pay for a custom service and not hear back from them until you start threatening them. 

The most motivated they became is when I started posting review v

Overall: They will not complete the tasks they were paid for.

They do not respond to emails

HORRIBLE! Bought the script, paid for customizations and still after 8 MONTHS, they're not compete

May 22, 2017
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I thought the script was completed, but once I got into the site they have features which make zero sense for a dating website.

Cons: The site doesn't make sense as a dating website, its as if they just threw in features just to throw them in with no purpose.

Overall: Nothing, stay away

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on May 29, 2017

Hello, Jack. Thanks for your review. We are really sorry that it took quite a lot of time to implement all your customisation requests. We are doing our best to finish your project as soon as possible. Your project manager is in touch with you now. Hopefully, after your project is completed to mutual satisfaction, you'll be able to post a more favourable comment.

The product from the box allows you to run a full dating site in a short time. But in order to stand

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: In general, a convenient control panel from which you can manage the site. Always wonderful customer service. Constantly developing new functions and there is the possibility of ordering individual customizations.

Cons: From time to time there were errors. The questions were promptly answered in the chat support. The problems were solved. Generally.

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on November 21, 2017

Andrew, thank you for taking the time to leave your review here. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with you.

Outstanding Experience. Great to work with. Highly recommended!

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the idea that when a problem was pointed out, it was fixed immediately. Everyone I worked with has been outstanding. True value for the money. Language has not been a barrier Highly recommend.

Cons: There have been some minor bugs in the software, but when pointed out they were fixed immediately. So I really cannot complain about the software.

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on July 11, 2018

Bob, thank you for sharing your thoughts. We'll be happy to help you further.

The presales and custom support is the only thing this company has

Apr 04, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The support and presales is the best , The plugins if provided for free would make this company the best

Cons: They sell the plugins of a Dating Site differently even If you pay ! Not what you expect after buying this expensive software

Overall: Nothing.

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on April 09, 2018

Pratik, thanks for your feedback and for commending our customer service team. What concerns the plugins, we have a range of them in the Dating Pro Marketplace (https://marketplace.datingpro.com/), some of them already come with the product packages, some don't. To be sure, you can view the features comparison list here: http://www.datingpro.com/dating-software/features-comparison/

The worst ever experience of working with a Dating Software Company

Jun 11, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has many features on the website showing of it's detailed dating functions and categories you need to run a nice dating site.

Cons: Looks can be deceiving, you first pay a certain amount to get it deployed, then later get charged hidden costs after your development has gone midway. Worst still, we have started this project since August 2017, and till today June 2017, it has not even gone live.

The developers will then come back to your with excessive customisation fees, and rarely responds.

Overall: Nothing! We have paid thousands, and yet the portal is not live! The response from these russian team are so slow or they never bother to respond at all. Only after countless email and calls then only they will do so.

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on June 19, 2018

Hi, we are so terribly sorry to hear that. Is it possible that you contact us and provide more details about your project so we can investigate? Your site name, or order number, or your name?

They do not deliver what is poromised

Jun 22, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Lack of support and unstable functions. They don't even support recurring payments. Then they don't deliever all that is paid for.

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on June 27, 2017

Dear Frank, we're sorry you've had an unpleasant experience from working with our company. However, while we fully understand your frustration, we must insist that we've upheld our end of the deal by providing you with the ordered software and additional modules twice, first while you were hosting your site on our servers and then on yours. The issue with the recurring payments was apparently taken for granted from your side and certainly never checked up on with any of our managers before the purchase. We understand that this is an unpleasant situation for you to find yourself in, but we did our best to provide the trial version for your testing and are not to be held responsible if the testing hasn't been done properly from your side.

We hope to still carry out a fruitful cooperation with you and help you get your business started.

Excellent script and support

Nov 23, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have use Pilotgroup for 6 years soon and have try lot of Dating script but PG Dating Pro is the best solution.

Script is excellent, lot of plugins and very very good support

You will never find better solution to your business.

Vendor Response

by Pilot Group on September 11, 2017

Thank you, Geir, we are happy to have been of help. We'll be glad to help you further as well :)