The newest addition to the dating app world is Facebook Dating, and it has a handful of interesting features to check out. Chances are you may have checked it out as soon as it was launched if you’re interested in meeting people on the social media behemoth. But if Facebook Dating doesn’t turn up for you, don’t worry, a simple solution may be possible.
If you can’t find dating on Facebook, it’s probably because of one of these two reasons: you don’t use the Facebook app, or you’re under 18. To be honest, there’s not much to be done about that if you’re under 18. However if you’re 18 or older, all you have to do is download the Facebook app to access Facebook dating (or make sure your Facebook app has downloaded the most recent update).
Your dating profile is different, to be sure, from your Facebook profile. “The “How It Works” segment reads partially in a Facebook Dating press release given to Bustle,
It’s not about swiping or having to wait for someone to like you to have a first chance to reach out. Facebook Dating You can directly comment on their profile if you are interested in anyone, or tap on the Like button to let them know. You can move on to them if you are not involved. Facebook Dating helps you to match friends of friends and/or individuals who are not in your circle of friends. If you want to use Secret Crush and you both add each other to your list, Facebook Dating will not fit you with your friends.
One of the fascinating features of Facebook Dating is that it will not share your Facebook profile with your dating profile. What’s more, your dating profile won’t be constrained by who is on the social networking site with your friends. Instead, your “suggested” profiles would be based on your interests, likes, and other stuff you do on Facebook (aka people that Facebook thinks you may like to reach out to).
The privacy settings included in Facebook Dating could also spark your curiosity. First, Facebook Dating is opt-in only which means that if you actively want to join the network, you only join the network; and if you don’t want to join Facebook Dating, Facebook won’t create some kind of dating profile on your behalf to link to your regular profile. The Facebook Dating Press Release reads,
If you create a Facebook dating profile, your Facebook profile will only contain your first name and your age. You can opt to post it on your dating profile for all other details, such as your gender identity, who you are interested in, photos, and more. You may also choose how you want to show yourself to potential matches, such as if you have different data than you have on your Facebook profile, and whether Dating shares details such as your birthplace, religion, profession, and more.
Another nifty little part of Facebook Dating is that you can choose whether you can recommend matches for your Facebook mates’ friends, or whether you want even more space between your dating universe and your daily world of profiles. So even though you use Facebook Dating, you should rest assured that unless you want them to, your boss can never see your dating profile. The same goes for your nosy mates in the family. Just what a relief.