“Facebook Officer” officially acquires a whole new meaning. Starting today, Facebook Dating, the Facebook dating platform, will be launched in the United States. What makes Facebook poke, the latest flirting tool on the site, is obsolete.
In addition to all normal dating app rates, Facebook Dating has some pretty unique features that only a dating app hosted on a social network could have. In addition, more importantly, you need to create a separate dating profile for your Facebook profile (to do this, you must be 18 years of age or older), which you can create with your existing photos and Facebook information or from You’re welcome. And like in other dating apps, you can connect your Instagram profile to your account to see possible matches.
As in Hinge, you can see who loves you before you pair with them and your fan can send you a message (limited to one message). You can then decide if you want to pair or forward that person. However, the fact that you do not find your Facebook friends on Facebook Dating is remarkable. (You know, so you do not have to see your uncle or the mother of your ex). You can also choose not to even find your friends on Facebook Dating, if you prefer to completely leave your circle.
And then there is the Secret Crush feature of the platform. Facebook conducted a “Dating in the United States” survey with Edelman in July. One of his main findings is that 53% of the 3,000 respondents admitted to being in love with someone they already knew, when they were too nervous to invite them out. Secret Crush allows you to react more easily to these feelings without making you explode. The feature allows you to anonymously add nine of your Facebook friends and, best of all, Instagram followers, with whom you are in love. (Ideal if you are too nervous to slip into the shoes of an SM.) If your crush has gone for Facebook Dating, he will receive a notification informing him that someone likes him. If they add you again, it’s a coincidence. And if they do not, they will not be wiser than the ones I added to them in the first place. It is also exclusive to Facebook meetings: you can choose to connect with people from your Facebook groups (for example, Corgi fans) or with those who have attended events (particularly useful if you want to renew contacts with that anonymous girl you met at the crowd off the land)
Facebook Dating is now available in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay and Vietnam, and will come to Europe at next year