Daters will also be able to chat with potential suitors in a thread that’s separate from Facebook Messenger.“This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships—not just for hookups.It’s like having someone else go on all your first dates for you.You’ll be matched with attractive, caring, one of a kind people that share your values and passions.Free to join, browse, send hello's reply to messages and more.Long before mobile dating apps like Tinder became super prevalent for helping singles find a mate, Facebook was kind of a quiet, unsung hero of digital dating.Matchmakers I met my perfect woman on the 2nd date set up by Society W.
Their business models forced singles from all walks of life to play a numbers game where messages became increasingly impersonal, and inboxes became cluttered with the equivalent of “dating junkmail”.
Facebook just announced it will add an optional dating layer to the mobile app that looks similar to other dating apps, the Verge reports.
The feature launch date hasn’t yet been shared, but it will reportedly roll out after a testing phase later this year.
So what separates the Facebook dating feature from the other apps crowding the love-seeking market?
There will be a heavy community focus that integrates events and groups already on the platform, so users will have conversation starters or even foolproof first-date ideas to suit both parties.