Online dating apps have taken the world by storm changing the way of dating and meeting new people; which is one of the reason, Last year, Tinder’s user base worldwide was estimated to be about 50 million.
Although dominating the dating technology, apps like tinder and bumble are ruling the market, Facebook’s dating feature (launched last year) is not lagging behind with some of its totally different features which are not found in other apps.
It can be sometimes frustrating to date any person with just a profile picture and one or two bio lines making the users crave for offline dating. Facebook, on the other hand, is better, it promises to connect people (who opt for the service) by matching them according to geography and shared “interests, events, and groups”. It also gives users the option of using biographical information from their Facebook account to their Facebook dating profile which will provide their imminent date with details like name, age, location, job title, photos, etc making the app feel more real than other dating apps.
Facebook’s dating feature is only available on mobile devices and doesn’t appear on the desktop site. It also allows users to opt-in or opt-out of matching with their Facebook friends.
One interesting feature of the app is that it allows its users to make their own “Secret Crush” list, in which users will have to identify up to nine of their Facebook friends as people they have a crush on, and they will never know what you’ve entered their name, unless your name also appears on their Secret Crush list.
Earlier Facebook did a survey of 3,000 Americans over the age of 18 and found that 40 percent of people who were currently online dating felt the available apps don’t fulfill their needs. It also found that similar interests were the top-ranked trait most people were looking for.
For deeper engagement news of Facebook’s decision regarding the integration of Instagram stories and Facebook stories into Facebook, Dating is also there, which might be added next year.