First, simply access your “Facebook Dating home” as you would any other Facebook activity.
From there, there are 3 different places where you can find potential matches:
- Suggested For You
- “Liked” You
You’ll find matches who meet your preferences in the “Suggested For You” section.
When someone catches your eye, you can “Like” them by tapping the Heart icon at the bottom right of the screen.
Facebook allows you to interact with different parts of a person’s profile, so you can “like” specific photos or question answers. That will bring up a text box, so you can compose your message:
Message exchanges will be limited to text – no links or photos allowed. Users are limited to sending just one initial message, and the messaging will be separate from any conversations on Messenger or WhatsApp.
Vital Tip: Since you can only send one initial message, you need to make it count! Wasting that opportunity with something boring like “Hey” isn’t going to work any better for you on Facebook than it does on Tinder
If the person responds, the conversation will show up in the Conversations section.
There’s also a section where you can see people who have expressed interest in your Facebook Dating profile.
You can decide whether or not to match with people in this section by tapping the Heart or the “No Thanks” icons, and if they sent you a message along with their “Like,” it will appear here as well.
The final place to see potential matches is in the Groups/Events section. Facebook will suggest profiles of people who fit your preferences who have expressed interest in the same groups or events that you have selected.
“Unlocking” an event or joining a group will make your dating profile visible to any of the other group members or event attendees who match your preferences.
When you tap “Suggested Matches,” you can check out their full dating profile, and see any mutual friends you may have in common:
You can navigate between your dating profile, checking out people who are “interested” in you, and your active conversations by tapping the icons at the top of the screen.