You can also specify your height, religion, job title, where you work, where you went to school, and whether you have children.
Currently, there are 20 questions to choose from, like “What does the perfect day look like? Once your profile is set, Facebook will use a unique algorithm to match you with potential dates, based on factors like things you have in common and mutual friends.
You won’t see anyone you’re already friends with on Facebook, nor will you see people you’ve blocked.
The service was first announced at the annual F8 conference in May this year, and will likely be available in other locations in the future.
For now, users aged 18 and older in Colombia will be able to create dating profiles and, once those reach a critical mass, find some matches.
But in the US at least, younger—and more likely to be single—people say they’re using the social network less.
It’s not yet clear whether Dating would be enough to lure them back to the social site preferred by their parents.
You can also report and block users with the same tools available elsewhere on the social network.
Facebook restricts potential matches to people located less than 100 kilometers away (there will be a different metric-system equivalent when the product rolls out in the US).
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