To that end, some 50 million-plus people use it every month, according to generally accepted estimates. And yes, many of those are in relationships, but Zuckerberg says that at least 200 million have checked the box labelled ‘single’, and that’s without even considering the millions of people who just haven’t bothered filling in their relationship status for whatever reason.
When you’re exploring dating sites, it can be daunting to think about what you’ll talk about on your first date.
But these conversations can lead to amazing relationships — and can really help you get to know the other person!
People already use Facebook to meet new people, and we want to make that experience better.
People will be able to create a dating profile that is separate from their Facebook profile — and potential matches will be recommended based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends.
Earlier this year, Facebook revealed that it was working on Facebook Dating, a rival to the likes of Tinder, Bumble and Hinge.
Four months after our first flirtations with the service, an in-development version of Facebook Dating has now started rolling out to a select group of users based in Colombia.
“They’ll have the option to discover others with similar interests through their Groups or Events.
However, what people do within the dating feature will not be shown to their friends.
Questions like: “What does your perfect day look like? Instead of swiping to find matches, you have to tap people’s profiles to show you’re interested.
You’ll also be prompted to answer questions on people’s profiles and send out messages.
None of your existing Facebook friends will appear as potential dates, nor will anybody you’ve blocked.