Facebook has finally made its way into the dating-service industry in the United States, where it'll compete with well-known apps like Tinder and Bumble. Facebook Dating will have to catch up to its competitors — who already have millions of users on their apps — and prove worthy to millenials who may balk at joining yet another dating site. But Facebook Dating has the advantage of latching onto the social network's user base, who won't even have to download a separate app to start using the dating feature. Analysts already see Facebook Dating as a competitor: Read more:
Facebook Dating Revealed: How It Works [Exclusive Screenshots]
Now Facebook users in the United States can officially use the social network as a dating service—complete with specialized profiles, a matchmaking algorithm, and more. Facebook Dating , which began rolling out in other countries last year and launches in the US today, gives users ages 18 and up access to a suite of features designed to help them find a meaningful relationship. Plenty of them will be familiar to anyone with experience on other dating apps , but a few options take unique advantage of Facebook's biggest asset—its extensive cache of data on you and all your friends. Facebook Dating lives within the existing Facebook app, but to use it you need to set up a separate profile. The only information carried over is your name and age. The service will present you with potential matches based on your location, indicated preferences, and other factors.
What Is Facebook Dating For?
Hoping to change the relationship status of the roughly million singles who use it, Facebook has officially launched their dating service in a select few locations, with other test markets coming soon. Upcoming FB dating release dates include Australia by the end of , and Europe sometime in early Want to know how it works? Keep reading to find out how to use Facebook Dating!
Latest Issue. Past Issues. I used to find it frustrating when people blamed dating apps for how bad dating is. People who have never used Tinder often frame it as an abundance of choice, when in reality, the experience of swiping through those hundreds of thousands of options has the effect of making every option look exactly the same. You can accrue two dozen matches named Matt in the time it takes to finish one glass of wine and throw the glass at the wall.