Sick of Tinder? Well, if you live in Colombia, you can now start using Facebook Dating instead.
There is very little Facebook doesn’t know about you, your friends, your lover(s), your boyfriend or girlfriend, and much more. So, it’s only natural that it can also play matchmaker, right? Well, if Facebook can’t give you a good match, then who can? Probably nobody. You’re a difficult one, you!
And just like that, Facebook Dating is live… in Colombia of all places. After a surprise announcement of the feature at F8 back in May, Facebook is now conducting its first large-scale test.
Let’s be clear though. Facebook Dating is not for hookups. Mark Zuckerberg has clearly explained that he wants the feature to facilitate long-term relationships. And given the number of people who have gotten married after meeting or re=connecting through Facebook, this goal might just work.
There are also some limits that might help. Users will only be able to express their interest in a maximum of 100 others per day, and forget about sending nudes – photos will not be allowed as part of Facebook Dating messages.
Facebook Dating is somehow separate to Facebook – so your friends won’t know that you are using it. This is an important point to mention since having it within Facebook-proper might cause many people wouldn’t be comfortable with that. To access it, users will need to sign up with a brand new profile but can choose whether to use an image from their Facebook or Instagram account. Also, they can add up to twelve photos of themselves to be used on their profile.
Finally, they’re asked up to twenty questions that give Facebook more information about their personalities and of course their preferences (as if Facebook really needed that).
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