Facebook now will allow users to make a dating profile, separate from their current one.
It’ll be opt-in, so we won’t all suddenly be in the dating pool with our Facebook friends like our great aunt and that kid who picked his nose a lot in third grade.
Mark Zuckerberg wants to be your digital cupid, which will leave Tinder heartbroken. You’ve got 500 charactersor fewer to inform prospective dates what you’re exactly about. Just how can people give an appealing detailed description of themselves that quickly?I put in a complete weekend taking a look at photos!Perhaps Bumble and Facebook can join forces to make the connecting space even more safe and empowering.”WATCH: Facebook introduces new dating feature On Thursday, dating app happn (which uses a location-based algorithm to find matches) released a statement stating that Facebook’s interest in the market is a strong signal about how relevant online dating is.“We are surprised by the timing Facebook has chosen to announce its new ambition to enter the dating space given the controversy that has recently surrounded the company, and the fact that what is related to dating and an interpersonal relationship is strictly intimate and private,” the statement said.“As an independent player in the sector, happn will continue its growth and will strengthen its position worldwide.”Tinder has not responded to an interview request with Global News. Jess Carbino, who is also Bumble’s in-house sociologist, tells Global News online dating has evolved in two phases.