Try to guess who is well aware of your personal life? You spend a huge part of your life in different social networks, communicating with friends or business partners and sharing the news. Almost everyone hopes to find a soulmate there to justify their pastime. Very soon, many lucky men will be able to meet their Russian wives on Facebook. The team of this social network has launched an internal dating service, announced by Mark Zuckerberg at a conference for F8 developers in May 2018. The service works both for Android and iOS, but it is available only to users over 18. It is completely free, and there are no advertising or paid features. The main distinction from alike services is the fact that it has been designed specifically to create long-term relationships. So, if you are into a one-night stand, this is not for you. The service isn’t available to Facebook users with non-single status in the profile.
How Does It Work?
When you switch to Facebook Dating, you will be offered to create another profile for dating, in which only your name and age will be used from the main account. To create a profile, you must briefly describe your biography (education, place of work, having kids) and answer about 19 questions, including something like, “How do you imagine your perfect day?” or “What song does always make you sing?” You can upload up to 12 photos or import them from Facebook or Instagram.
You’re free to look for that special someone within a radius of 100 km around your location, which Facebook automatically determines. You cannot specify another search area. The social network will offer you the list of matches, considering the common interests and answers in the questionnaire. Facebook friends and blocked users will be excluded from this list. In addition, if a Facebook user hasn’t logged in to Facebook Dating, you will not be able to find them in the service.
What Is the Main Difference from Other Dating Services?
Unlike other popular applications like Tinder, where you need to get mutual approval to start a dialogue, when you use Facebook Dating, you can write to any person from the search results but not more than a hundred people a day. Your potential interlocutor can reply or ignore the message. Communication takes place through the built-in chat, in which you can only exchange text messages and emoji, but there is no possibility to attach a photo or video.
You will get the opportunity to hide your profile from the friends on Facebook. This is specified in the privacy settings. If you want to, you can provide access to your page in the dating program to folks who have common friends with you. However, people from Facebook Dating, whom you’ve added as friends, will be able to view your main Facebook profile.
What Is a Search Algorithm?
The application provides you with the opportunity to specify not only female and male gender during registration, but you can also choose new options like “trans-woman,” “trans-man,” and “non-binary gender.” This information is intended only for a search algorithm of your perfect match, and other users will not see it. Similar options are available when choosing a gender you prefer.
After the scandals with the use of personal data, Facebook is actively working on becoming more user-friendly. However, many things are still incomprehensible. And if you are in search of a soulmate and are looking forward to using Facebook Dating, it would definitely be better to find out what subjects it is better not to bring up on the first date. Internet users have compiled a list of words, which might spoil the acquaintance, and some of them are very unexpected.