One of the most common questions about Facebook dating is if it has what it takes to crush Tinder?
Hoping to change the status of over 200 million singles that use it, Facebook has officially launched their dating service in a select few locations, with other test markets coming soon.
So far, Facebook Dating has been released in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
Upcoming Facebook release dates include Australia by the end of 2019, and Europe sometime in early 2020.
Want to know how it works?
Just keep reading to find out how to use Facebook Dating!
How To Activate Facebook Dating
Opting in is easy! Once Facebook Dating is available in your area, you’ll be able to do it simply by accessing “Dating” from the menu screen:
This will bring up your “dating home.” From there, you can set up a separate dating profile so that it will be hidden from your Facebook friends.
Who can see your Facebook dating profile?
Only people who have opted-in, to the Facebook dating service will be able to view your dating profile, so it won’t show up in the News Feed.
Your current Facebook friends won’t be able to see your dating profile, nor will Facebook ever suggest your friends or people you’ve blocked as a possible match.
But you can choose whether or not you want the friends of your friends to be suggested as matches simply by toggling that feature on or off in the privacy settings:
You can also proactively exclude other people you know from ever seeing your Facebook Dating profile, and block/unblock individuals from the “Blocking” menu:
As an added privacy feature, Facebook also disabled screenshots past the registration page.
When someone checks out your dating profile, they’ll see the basics: your first name, age, current city and photo. If you choose to share it, your work, education, and a few other biographical tidbits will be visible as well.