What is Facebook Dating and how does it work?
What is Facebook Dating?
Facebook is pitching its new dating service to how for Facebook users to seek meaningful relationships through things they need in common (i.e., similar interests and groups). It’s alleged to deduct the tediousness of making a separate dating profile. Even Instagram is integrated, so you’ll share Instagram posts on to your dating profile and add both Facebook friends and Instagram followers to secret crush lists.
Naturally, you’ll be skeptical of Facebook Dating. After all, finding a partner is super personal, albeit online. So, you want to opt-in to use Facebook Dating. You’ll even have the power to report and block anyone, prohibiting people from sending you photos, videos, messages, and so on.
Other key features:
- You can add your Instagram posts to your profile in Facebook Dating.
- You can opt into Events and Groups to ascertain people with similar interests, though, remember, you’ll even be visible to them.
- You can share details of a date – together with your live location – via a lover on Facebook Messenger to make sure you feel safer on a date.
- By the top of the year, Facebook will make it possible to feature Facebook and Instagram Stories to your dating profile, too.
How does Facebook Dating work?
Set up your profile
Update the Facebook iOS or Android app to make sure you’re running the app’s newest version. Facebook Dating will appear during a new tab located within the main menu of the Facebook mobile app. Go there to opt into Facebook Dating and make a Dating profile (separate from your main profile).
You will be ready to fill in personal details about yourself, like height, religion, job title, degrees and education, and whether you’ve got children, etc. Facebook can also suggest photos and knowledge from your Facebook profile, which you’ll edit or remove when creating your dating profile.
Note: you want to be 18 years or older to use Facebook Dating.
Finding a match
During setup, Facebook Dating will ask you to specify your gender and therefore the gender(s) of the people you’re curious about matching with on the service. You will see inclusive gender options like cis woman, trans woman, cis man, trans man, and non-binary person, and you’ll select whether you’re curious about everyone, women, men, trans women, or trans men. None of this information is going to be shared with potential matches.
You’ll only be suggested to others who’ve opted into Facebook Dating, and other people are going to be indicated to you supported your preferences, interests, and “other belongings you do on Facebook”. you’ll see friends of friends and other people not in your friend circle. Facebook Dating won’t match you with your Facebook friends – unless you both add one another to your “Secret Crush” lists. (More on this below.)
Contacting a match
If you’re curious about someone, there’s no swiping involved; you only comment directly on their Facebook Dating profile or tap on the likes of a button to allow them to know. If you aren’t interested, you’ll pass. all of your activities will stay Facebook Dating and won’t be shared on Facebook.
What is a Secret Crush list?
Secret Crush allows you to match with people you already know on Facebook and Instagram. you’ll select up to nine of your Facebook friends or Instagram followers to feature on a Secret Crush list. (But, to feature Instagram followers, you want to connect your Instagram account to Facebook Dating).
Those people will then get a notification saying someone features a crush on them. If your Crush adds you to their Secret Crush list, too, it’s a match. However, if your Crush isn’t on Facebook Dating, doesn’t create a Secret Crush list, or doesn’t put you on their list, they will not know a thing.
When will Facebook Dating be available?
Facebook Dating is now sleep in the US and 19 other countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, and Vietnam. it’ll be in Europe by early 2020.