Facebook dating service rolling out Facebook begins rollout of dating product, starting in Colombia
Facebook has its own largest social media platform and now its jumped into dating service at mark has announced in F8 Conference. Facebook Dating will have a separate space on Facebook and will suggest matches based on preferences and interests. Users won’t be shown their Facebook friends or people they’ve blocked on the core service. “More than 200 million people have listed themselves as single in their relationship status on Facebook,” Facebook Dating’s product manager Nathan Sharp said in a statement. “We view this as an incredible opportunity to continue helping people build relationships in meaningful ways on Facebook.” The product isn’t yet available in the U.S. Facebook shares are up 1.6% in midday trading.
Facebook Dating Service is make some changes which are 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. You won’t see anyone you’re already friends with on Facebook, nor will you see people you’ve blocked. You can also report and block users with the same tools available elsewhere on the social network.
Facebook restricts potential matches to people located less than 100 kilometers away (there will be a different metric-system equivalent when the product rolls out in the US). Like other dating apps, you can also choose only to match with people who live nearby, have children, share the same religion, or fit into a specific age or height bracket.