Facebook is already helping you keep an eye out for your college friends and remembering when your cousin's birthday is over, but the social media giant is now venturing into heartfelt matters.
Facebook dating is not really new – it was first launched in 2018. Previously, the service was limited to 19 countries, including Colombia, Thailand, Canada, Brazil and the Philippines, but today the company announced that Facebook will launch dating in a twentieth country: the United States.
What you need to know about Facebook Dating and its features
Facebook Dating is not a separate app.
Unlike other Facebook apps like Messenger, you do not need to download another app to use Facebook Dating. As Facebook Dating product director Nathan Sharp explained in a phone call, all you have to do is sign up for your service via the regular Facebook app and create a dating profile.
Even if access is from the same app, your Facebook main profile and your dating profile are completely separate. Your Facebook friends will not know that you are using dating, unless you say they and your Facebook friends are never proposed as hits.
Facebook Dating matches are suggested to you, and they are not stolen.
"Facebook dating is not about stealing or having to wait for someone who likes you to get the first chance to reach for something," a press release said.
People are proposed based on their preferences, interests and other activities on Facebook. If you are interested in someone, you can comment on their profile directly or "Like" to inform them, if you are not interested, you can share them.