Now Facebook users in the United States can use the social network as an online dating service. Facebook rolled out its online dating service for the United States on Thursday.
The Facebook Online Dating Service which was announced last year and already available in other 19 countries will allow users to link their Facebook and Instagram post to a separate dating profile.
It will seek to facilitate connections among the more than 2 billion users of the social network worldwide.
Facebook Dating allows you to match with friends of friends and – or people, not in your friend circle, said in a blog post from Nathan Sharp, head of the project.
One of the features, “secret crush” allows people to connect if they both secretly express interest in each other.
Facebook Dating won’t match you with friends unless you choose to use Secret Crush and you both add each other to your list, Sharp said.
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Finding a love/romantic partner is deeply personal, which is why we built Dating to be safe, inclusive, and opt-in. Safety, security, and privacy are at the forefront of this product.
Nathan Sharp said users will have the allow to report and block anyone from sending photos, videos, links, or payments in messages.
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, in announcing the plan last year, said it was being designed for real, long-term relationships, not just hookups.
He pointed out that one in three marriages in the United States starts online and that some 200 million Facebook users identify as being single.
The dating service will be free to users, unlike some rivals which offer both free and paid plans.
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Facebook Dating has already been launched last year in 19 countries: Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Mexico, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Surinam, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Uruguay.