Facebook has launched one of its most awaiting features; Facebook dating service in the United States and other 19 countries for its users who are above 18 years or older.
Currently, dating feature would be available in countries including US, Bolivia, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Laos, Guyana, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Philippines, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Columbia, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
Facebook said that they would launch a dating service in Europe in early 2020. While there is no word when they would launch the service in South East Asia.
“Today people are asked to make a decision as to whether or not they like someone immediately based on a static profile. To help you show, rather than tell, who you are, we’re bringing Stories to Dating,” Facebook blog post.
The user can create a dating profile, which will be entirely different and separate from the main profile. People can integrate their Instagram posts in a dating profile, by the end of the year, and they would be able to add Instagram followers to their Secret Crush lists, in addition of their Facebook friends.
“By the end of the year, we’ll make it possible to add Facebook and Instagram Stories to your Dating profile too,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.
The dating service won’t match you with your Facebook friend until you choose to use Secret Crush and your crush too should have added you to their crush list.
“All of your Dating activity will stay in Facebook Dating. It won’t be shared to the rest of Facebook,” said the company.
“Finding a 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,” blog post.