Facebook presents adds dating site feature to platform

Facebook's new dating site has gone live in the United States.

The social media site's new feature allows you to set up a dating profile and connect with likeminded individuals in your local area.

They wrote on their website: "Starting today, you can choose to opt into Facebook Dating and create a Dating profile (separate from your main profile) if you're 18 years or older and have downloaded the most recent version of Facebook. You will be suggested to others who have also opted in. People are suggested based on your preferences, interests and other things you do on Facebook. Facebook Dating isn't about swiping or having to wait for someone to like you to get a first chance at reaching out. If you are interested in someone, you can comment directly on their profile or tap on the Like button to let them know. If you aren't interested, you can pass on them. Facebook Dating allows you to match with friends of friends and/or people not in your friend circle. Facebook Dating won't match you with friends, unless you choose to use Secret Crush and you both add each other to your list. All of your Dating activity will stay in Facebook Dating. It won't be shared to the rest of Facebook."

Users can also confess their "secret crush" on one of their friends by liking their profile using the dating app and the app will match you both if they like you too.

Explaining how it works, they shared: "Secret Crush lets you match with people you already know on Facebook and / or Instagram ... If you choose to use Secret Crush, you can select up to nine of your Facebook friends or Instagram followers who you're interested in. If your crush has opted into Facebook Dating, they'll get a notification saying that someone has a crush on them. If your crush adds you to their Secret Crush list too, it's a match! If your crush isn't on Dating, doesn't create a Secret Crush list, or doesn't put you on their list - then no one will know that you've entered their name."


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