Are you interested online dating for singles
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.“We’re trying to connect people that are open to getting to know each other in the future,” says Nathan Sharp, a product manager at Facebook.
All events and groups are fair game; users will have the ability to unlock that Taylor Swift concert from 2012 and the housewarming party they’re attending next week.
One important note: group and event organizers have no control over whether members or attendees choose to date.
The social network is also introducing two new major features.
You can also specify your height, religion, job title, where you work, where you went to school, and whether you have children.
It’s these sorts of features that really stand to differentiate Facebook Dating from competitors.
By utilizing the trove of data it already has about users, Facebook has the ability to become a powerful player in the online dating space.
It’s not yet clear whether Dating would be enough to lure them back to the social site preferred by their parents.
As Facebook announced in May, users will create separate profiles just for the Dating service.