If your site is unique, and has something to offer that others don't, or if your members have had a somewhat successful or even fun time on your site, they will definitely consider paying a fee, since they've already tried it out.You may also want to give current paying members an incentive, such as a reduced fee or free month for referring their friends who convert into paying memberships.I couldn't tell you where to go to buy members because I don't know. I'll probably offer free memberships at first as well.Does anyone know where I can buy VALID profiles of active users??I know you've invested a lot of time and money into this project already, but if you want to stay afloat, and not become one of the other services who start up and die out in under 10 months then you'll need to make these sacrifices.
I don't think anyone will sell you valid profiles of people.Theme sites work VERY well, because it allows you to target one specific audience, instead of the entire world. Allowing new members to gain access for free, will definitely attract many more people to try your services out before they go to another place.As soon as your membership base hits something near the 10,000 active registrants range (this is actually a very small figure in this industry), then you can start implementing a fee for the site's services.For new dating sites its hard to get members because there aren't any other members for them to communicate with.So in order to bypass that, why not give away some free memberships? You can get your friends to sign up, or just find people on the web.Don't listen to the people who say it is impossible.