Facebook Dating launches in UK in order to help more people find meaningful relationships through things that they have in common, such as interests, activities and communities. In 20 countries where the feature is available, over 1.5 billion matches have been created since the launch of Facebook Dating.
Within the Facebook app, Facebook Dating is a dedicated, opt-in space, and within just a few taps you can build a Facebook Dating profile. Facebook Dating makes revealing your true self simpler and gives you a more genuine insight at who someone is.
Some Key Features of Facebook Dating as Facebook Dating Launches In UK
- Stories: Stories in Dating encourage you to share daily moments so that you can find a meaningful connection with someone who is interested in what you are interested in. If you want to post Facebook or Instagram stories on your dating profile, you can show people who you are and get to know someone better before and after you date, rather than telling them.
- Secret Crush: The Secret Crush feature lets you explore possible relationships on Facebook and/or Instagram with people you already know. Facebook Dating will not recommend your Facebook friends as possible matches, but you can pick up to nine of your Facebook friends or Instagram followers that you’re interested in if you want to use Secret Crush. It becomes a match if your crush adds you to their Secret Crush list as well! If your crush is not on Dating, does not build or place you on their list with a Secret Crush list, then your crush may not realize that you have entered their name.
- Events and Groups: By opting in to link your Facebook events and groups to Dating, you can choose to see other people who are using Facebook Dating with similar interests. So, you will see people using Dating that are also in the pet owner groups you are in if you are searching for a fellow dog lover.
- Virtual Dates: So, you have been matched with someone in Dating, and you’re able to talk to each other on camera. We’re rolling out a feature where, by tapping the video icon in your chat, you can start a video chat with your player. You will submit an invitation to start the call, and they will enter your video call once they approve it and you will get to know each other better. When you start the call, your first name and dating profile picture will be shown.
It is profoundly personal to find a romantic partner, which is why we developed Dating at the forefront of safety, security and privacy. We partnered with experts in these fields to provide easy access to safety tips and create Facebook Dating safeguards, including the ability to report and ban anyone, as well as preventing individuals from sending messages with images, links, payments or videos.
As future matches, we won’t recommend current Facebook friends or tell them that you’ve entered Dating. For example, in your Facebook News Feed, your Dating profile, dating messages, and who you like or match with in Dating won’t show. We are committed to building a place where people feel secure searching for a date and starting successful relationships with Facebook Dating.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the United Kingdom.
Facebook Dating is also accessible in 20 other countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Mexico, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam, and the United States.