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Facebook restricts potential matches to people located less than 100 kilometers away (there will be a different metric-system equivalent when the product rolls out in the US).
Like other dating apps, you can also choose only to match with people who live nearby, have children, share the same religion, or fit into a specific age or height bracket.“We’re trying to connect people that are open to getting to know each other in the future,” says Nathan Sharp, a product manager at Facebook.
It’s not yet clear whether Dating would be enough to lure them back to the social site preferred by their parents.
As Facebook announced in May, users will create separate profiles just for the Dating service.
This story was originally published on September 20, 2018.
On November 8, Facebook announced that it's rolling out the service in two more countries: Canada and Thailand.
Facebook begins publicly testing its online-dating product, called Dating, in Colombia today.
But in the US at least, younger—and more likely to be single—people say they’re using the social network less.The social network is also introducing two new major features.The first, called Second Look, allows users to re-review someone they previously said they weren't interested in.In May, for example, Tinder said it was testing a new feature called Places, which allows users to match with people who like to hang out at the same spots, like bars, restaurants, or clubs.
The product relies on information from Foursquare, rather than Facebook.For now, users aged 18 and older in Colombia will be able to create dating profiles and, once those reach a critical mass, find some matches.