Instead of swiping, the platform features “Interested” and “Pass” functionalities, and users must choose an aspect of a user’s profile to start a conversation. Matches are suggested based on things you have in common and the site also features an opt-in event and group function that allows users to see singles in these networks.
If you don’t want people to know which events you are attending, you can turn this feature off.
This prevents people from sending explicit pictures, spam messages or links.“We have a separate inbox in dating, not in Messenger,” she said.
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Pause matching, which is something newer in the dating world, allows people to pause their account rather than deleting it or disabling it.“Maybe you are getting too many messages from people, or perhaps you’ve connected with someone promising and would prefer to focus on the great conversations you’re already having.
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The company also has access to data that includes how many people are listed as single worldwide (more than 200 million).“They are presenting a solution to a need that already exists,” she said, adding Facebook’s access to data is the its biggest advantage.
“Most people who are not in the dating business would have to spend millions of dollars on this research.”LISTEN: Check out Curiouscast’s new podcast Nighttime. Since most people in our networks already have Facebook accounts or are active Facebook users, people will definitely be interested in this app, she said.
The company also put an emphasis on preventing harassment, something overly common in the online dating world.
When users decide they are “interested” in another user, they are only allowed to send them one text message.
Facebook will show users your first name as well as your age.
“Dating is so personal and private to people,” Hung said, adding creating dating accounts from real profiles will get rid of spam accounts or fake users.
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