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.
Facebook Dating Is Now Available in the US. Here’s How It Works
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The platform, known simply as "Facebook Dating," is designed to help Facebook users find partners through things they have in common such as interests, events and groups. Those wanting to opt-in to the service, which has a dedicated space in the Facebook app, must set up a Facebook Dating profile. Once registered, Facebook users can share personal "Stories" on their dating profile, as well as Stories from their main Facebook or Instagram account. There's also a "Secret Crush" feature that enables users to select up nine Facebook friends or Instagram followers that they're interested in. If one of those people also selects you as their crush then a match is generated. Here is a bit more on how it all works. Julia Portelly, a year-old PR consultant, told CNBC that she'll definitely have a "poke around" the new dating service despite not using Facebook much these days.
Facebook Dating is one of the newer additions to the dating app universe. And it's definitely worth a try, if you're in the mood to scroll through potential love matches. But if Facebook Dating isn't showing up for you, never fear — there might be an easy fix. If you can't find the Facebook Dating option anywhere on your screen, it's likely due to one of these two reasons: either you aren't using the Facebook app, or you're under
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