The press release for Facebook Dating reads, If you do create a Facebook Dating profile, only your first name and your age will come with you from your Facebook profile. Unique safety features Dating apps like Hinge have historically marketed themselves on their ability to match you with friends of friends—people with whom you already have existing social ties. Instagram will also become part of Secret Crush , an existing Facebook Dating feature that lets users select up to nine Facebook friends they want to express an interest in—as long as that person indicates they have a crush back. This obviously works both ways — Facebook Dating will let you know who already liked you, so you can match or pass on them accordingly. If you are interested in someone, you can comment directly on their profile or tap on the Like button to let them know.
MARTIN: So - well, to that end, though, what kind of feedback are you hearing about this so far from the other countries where it rolled out? Facebook Dating profiles are the same length as Tinder profiles — characters or less. Finding a romantic partner is deeply personal, which is why we built Dating to be safe, inclusive and opt-in. I mean, it basically says that these are the friends who are single and who are looking. Facebook Dating , which began rolling out in other countries last year and launches in the US today, gives users ages 18 and up access to a suite of features designed to help them find a meaningful relationship.