CFdating Web Dev Update: Time to Add More Profile Pics!

CFdating Web Dev Update: Time to Add More Profile Pics!

Keeping up with CFdating.com’s growth has been a challenge, but it’s also been incredible fun. Every day we get a tremendous amount of high quality feedback for new features, improvement ideas, and suggestions. So today we’re happy to announce that a critical new feature has launched, and one that is sorely overdue in the ability to now add up to nine different pictures to your profile. In other words, time to add more profile pics!

Adding new or additional profile pics to your childfree dating profile is super easy: once you’re logged in, simply head over to your profile page via the main hamburger menu up top, and then click or tap on “My Profile”. Once you’ve arrived at your profile, simply scroll or swipe down a bit to view your profile pictures section, and click or tap on any of the nine user photo slots to add or even replace an existing photo. Choose a photo, click or tap on the upload button, and that great new picture you took last weekend will be up on your profile in no time.

More New Features in Development

So what’s next? Actually, we’ve got a huge number of development projects in the works that we’d like to highlight – or at least cover some of the major ones that the childfree dating community has been requesting:

Improve the match geolocation search experience.

This project covers quite a bit, and it’s been a lot of fun building out. While the community is growing at an insane rate, since we still have pockets of small user bases (namely ultra-rural areas of the US as well certain countries), we’re working on improving the match searching experience for those users so that they can look at childfree singles at a broader, wider scale. Users in countries outside the United States may also get to browser all the childfree users in their country since geolocation data (lat, long, and postal codes) has been pretty hard to come by – at least reliable data sets. For the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, we’ve got some other filtering options in the works that hopefully should be happily welcomed.

Add intuitive, helpful match filter options to improve the matches experience.

Now this is the development project area which we’re most excited about, as we have some great ideas and plans for some exciting new match filters that will be rolling out very soon. A few them are:

  • Filter matches with photos
  • Filter matches by age, height, drinking, smoking, pets, and even education status, which are all existing fields that are part of the CFdating user registration / profile today
  • Filter matches by NEW user survey fields that we are tinkering with adding; we don’t necessarily want to turn CFdating into e-harmony’s years-long user setup, but we do think a few more user profile fields will be helpful and useful to all – particularly when it comes to filtering your matches

We want to hear more ideas and feature suggestions from you!

The feature ideas and plans above are just the tip of the iceberg, but we want to stress that we want ideas from our amazing community to keep pouring in so we can continue to make CFdating.com the #1 childfree dating site on earth. So with that being said, if you’re not part of the community yet, click here to create a 100% free profile to find the childfree partner of your dreams!

CFdating Web Dev Update

CFdating Web Dev Update

Since our covert launch a year or so ago, CFdating has gone from the new kid on the childfree dating block to a community that is really starting to pick up steam, and as the founder that is really exciting!  My wife and I started CFdating.com with the sole mission of creating an authentic community for those of us who choose to be child free, because as we all know we’ve seen too many of these CF dating sites pop up only to disappear a few months in.  Well, I’m proud to report that not only is our community growing rapidly, it’s also not going away – ever.  Now THAT is exciting!  So with that being said, let’s talk web development to highlight some of the site improvements we have here in the works.

Improved Matches & Search

While our user base here at CFdating is growing extremely well, in hindsight I should have structured the site’s core matching system to do a bit better job displaying national matches while the community falls into place.  We have some wonderful members out there in our community, and hearing from many of them they’ve mentioned that a great feature would be to include a more nationalized matching system – with of course retaining the ability to go hyper-local in their searches.  Duly noted!  Expect to see the new and improved matches system very soon, and thank you again to our awesome users who helped shape this change!

More New User Approval Checks

We take your security, privacy, and time very seriously here at CFdating, and the user approval system we’ve put in place back at launch has really done a great job in preventing a ton of lackluster, and potentially sketchy profiles from cluttering up your matches.  While I’m obviously not going to disclose the specifics of what we have in place, and what’s to come, just know that the profiles and matches you see and meet here at CFdating have gone through a very intensive approval process – one that I’m pretty proud of, and one that is continuing to evolve!

Improved Profiles Coming

As we continue on with the beta, we’ve received some great feedback as well as some frustrations on our profiles, user images, and the need for some new profile questions / fields.  First off, I’m working on getting a cool new feature included that allows users to rotate and manipulate profile pics that they upload; sometimes, when uploading a photo from a mobile device, the image uploaded is imported sideways.  This new feature should solve that, and it will also provide some other neat functionality as well to really improve profile pictures all around.  As I mentioned above, we’re also doing some bug fixing with profiles, and we’re also exploring getting more questions and answer fields plugged into the site to provide a bit more depth to the profile.  Look for these changes very soon!

Still 100% Free, and Still 100% Ad-Free

CFdating.com is still 100% free to create a profile, search for and message matches, and on top of that you will not see a single advertisement along the way.  How many other dating sites can say that?  We want to build a community for child free singles, and the best way to do that is to provide them with the best experience imaginable.  That’s our plan, and we’re sticking to it!

We will have lots more improvements along the way, and we’ll drop a new note here on the CFdating Blog when we have news to report.  I hope everyone’s Spring is off to a great start – enjoy CFdating.com, and we will talk to you soon!