And while it might seem like a good idea to some, there has been tons of backlash against the company for trying to do what other people have already done.And arguably, there are plenty of other great options for online dating, including the ever-popular Tinder and e Harmony.
Now we’re getting an early look at its onboarding process thanks to screenshots pulled from the Facebook app’s code by mobile researcher and frequent Tech Crunch tipster Jane Manchun Wong.
The designs give a sense of the more mature vibe of Facebook Dating, which seems more purposeful for finding a serious partner than a one-night stand.
Perhaps if the Cambridge Analytica scandal had never come to light, the dating service would have been received with fanfare and without question.
However, people are more wary now than ever of Facebook, and while the public may not understand all of the intricate details, there is a new sense of suspicion when it comes to the social media network.
Tech Crunch has learned some new details from Facebook, as well.
Facebook is considering a limit on how many people you can express interest in, which would prevent a spammy behavior of rapidly approving everyone you see.Once you opt in to activating Facebook Dating, only other people who have also turned it on will be able to see you, and it won’t be shared to News Feed.You can choose if friends of friends can see you or not, and Dating profiles allow non-binary and transgender and orientation options.You’ll unlock Groups or Events you’re a part of for Dating, and you’ll be able to browse potential matches based on the plethora of info Facebook knows about you.If two people express interest in each other (no swiping), they can text each other over Messenger or Whats App.And the algorithm is being fueled by tons of user-provided data, which may or may not be obvious to the Facebook user.