Facebook is introducing to its app users a date guild that aims at helping you to find a lover
The social network launched a Dating site on Thursday, 20th of September, the matchmaking service was first announced back in May during its first market. Starting Thursday, the match making service will take to effect. However, only Facebook users in Colombia can create dating profiles as at the time of writing this content. Once the company sees that the service is well operational, it will start to let people match with each other in other region.
Facebook wouldn’t say exactly how many profiles it initially wants in circulation, or a timeline for matching to begin, but said it will be days or weeks — and not months. Facebook has also remained silent regarding the date the service would be opened up to other markets.
The dating feature is part of Facebook’s main app and is a free service, which means that you are allowed to switch to the dating service from the main app. You’ll be able to find the feature in Facebook’s main menu, next to other services like Groups, Events or Marketplace. Once there, you can create a profile by adding pictures, personal details like location and where you went to school, and answer ice breakers like “What does your perfect day look like?” It will be separate from your regular Facebook profile. Unlike competitors Tinder or Bumble, there’s no swiping left or right to like or reject potential matches which is a distinction for the facebook dating service. On the other hand, you’ll need to scroll down through a person’s profile and tap if you’re interested. Its surprising that You are only going to meet a totally strange set of people on the list, to think that you are going to meet your Facebook friends.
Facebook aims at making a lasting connections and not just find hookups like most of its other rivals. “We wanted to make it apparent these are people you’re considering. It’s not just a profile,” Nathan Sharp, product manager for Facebook dating, said in an interview last week. “This should be about relationships, not one night stands.” Facebook surprised the world when it unveiled the service in May during its F8 developer conference. That’s because the world’s biggest social network and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been scrutinized over its user data collection practices and whether it can actually keep all that data it collects about its more than 2.2 billion users private. That focus followed a scandal in March over Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based digital consultancy that harvested data from up to 87 million Facebook users without their permission.