Like if you go to a friend’s poetry reading (organized on Facebook of course), will you end up chilling with a friend-of-a-friend you went on a horrible first date with two years ago?
n the year that’s passed since F8 2018, it appears that Facebook remains undeterred in its quest to become the internet’s matchmaker.
Today’s most popular dating apps all use the “shopping” format, where users swipe through an almost infinite number of singles in their area.
This is good for an app’s engagement but not for finding love: A study published in the journal found that while online daters enjoy “shopping” for matches out of large groups, they have difficulty choosing an actual date.
"It mirrors the way people actually date, which is usually at events and institutions that they're connected to," said Chris Cox, Facebook's chief product officer, during his keynote.© 2019 CNBC LLC. A Division of NBCUniversal Data is a real-time snapshot *Data is delayed at least 15 minutes.
For that, they’ll need to switch to a different messenger or go the old-fashioned route and swap digits.
Facebook Dating will take a different approach to the one taken by apps like Tinder and Bumble, which ascended alongside the i Phone with its easy and addictive swipe-right, swipe-left mechanics.
It also eschews the data-driven, compatibility-seeking approach by Ok Cupid and many paid services.
At its annual developers conference this week, the social media giant announced the next step in its mission to help you find love: the addition of a “Secret Crush” feature.
The update lets single users populate a list of up to nine friends they — if their crush adds them to their lists too, then the match is revealed. As part of the update, the company also announced that it has expanded to 14 new countries: the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, and Suriname.