‘Facebook dating’. This may sound like a new thing to many, while some, on the other hand, Facebook dating is old. Well, personally I don’t think that Facebook is such an old thing. While Facebook may not be as new as today it is still one of the newest projects embarked on by Facebook.
Normally Facebook has always left the dating business to other platforms like tinder and bumble and the rest of the lot. My own perception is that Facebook maybe tried to buy out one of these dating platforms but didn’t succeed in the quest.
Now over to the question that has seemed to be on the lips of the many who hasn’t tried out Facebook dating yet. How Facebook dating works? If you would love to find out, then continue doing what you do best, read this piece from the beginning to the end.
How Facebook Dating Works
Facebook dating is a very simple feature and tool. Facebook dating is one of the newest features of the Facebook platform. And just as the name implies, the feature lets users find love and romantic relationships through things that they like doing.
The dating feature on Facebook is connecting people all over the world, billions of people to be precise. And helping them hook up with the love of their lives. This service just as I said at the time of this writing isn’t all that new but it is not old either. Facebook Dating has been around since 2018 and lots of users with access to the feature are already making use of it.
The dating service by Facebook is not a standalone app. This service however operates independently from the main Facebook app. It is a feature inside your main Facebook platform. In other words, you will need to have a registered account on the platform to make use of it.
When you create a dating profile on Facebook, you can select information from your Facebook profile to use if you choose to. After setting up your dating profile on the social media platform, you will be suggested to potential dates. Friends on this platform are suggested to you based on your information. Also, things you have in common and other pieces of relevant information.
Facebook Dating Features
The dating tool on Facebook has lots of interesting features that make it worth your while. One of the most notable features on the platform however is the secret crush feature. Normally a Facebook dating does not let you connect with your friends on the social media platform. Or those in your circle. But rather the platform only lets you connect with friends of your friends. Or those that are not in your circle. But with the secret crush feature, you can bypass this Facebook stance.
The ‘secret crush’ feature lets you add up to nine Facebook friends and Instagram followers to your potential matches. You also do not need to wait to swipe right before you match a person on this platform. All you need to do is to directly comment on a profile or like a profile and that’s it. There is also the location feature. This feature lets you share your location with close persons on Facebook if you are going out with a person for the first time you met on the platform. This function is strictly for your privacy and security.
How To Get Started With Facebook Dating
Facebook dating is only available in selected regions across the globe. Including the USA, this feature is only available in 19 regions or countries around the world. The dating icon can be found at the top of the Facebook page where the groups and videos icon is. All you need to do is to select the dating icon to get started and that’s it. Or you can go to www.facebook.com/dating to get started with the feature. If dating is not yet available in your region you will not find the dating feature on your Facebook account page. And when you also visit the page via the link shared, you will be met with a non-availability message.