New online dating service
You can round out your profile with up to nine total photos or ice-breaker questions provided by Facebook.
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.
“It’s all about opting-in and making sure that people are really intentional.”As part of that mentality, Facebook Dating doesn’t have a right-or-left swiping mechanism.
That dependence may also make them vulnerable as the social giant enters their territory, which is a weakness some companies appear to have been preparing for.
For example, you can choose to match with people who attend the same events or who are a part of the same Facebook groups.
To do so, you’ll need to “unlock” each event or group manually; by default users won’t be able to search for a missed connection unless the other person opts-in to being discovered.
It’s not yet clear whether Dating would be enough to lure them back to the social site preferred by their parents.
As Facebook announced in May, users will create separate profiles just for the Dating service.