In November last year, Facebook Dating was launched as a test in Colombia
. Tests were also carried out in Canada and Thailand. Since then it has been fairly quiet around the Facebook dating app. Today, however, the first official images appear that show Facebook Dating is also likely to be available in Dutch.
Potentially the Number 1 dating app
Facebook Dating works via the same swiving method as the popular Tinder. The Hinge also works according to this principle. Facebook has, of course, the big advantage that the company already has 2.27 billion active users, a large part of which is single. In this way, the company has the potential to become the number 1 dating app in one fell swoop.
The images that have surfaced on the internet have been discovered by Gratisdatingtips.nl. The photos show how the smartphone app will look like. From your Facebook account, you can access the Dating section. The app will, therefore, become part of the regular Facebook app. It will not be a standalone app, such as Messenger.
You can choose whether all photos will be available for others to click on, or whether you want to show only part of your photos. The rest of your data is entered almost automatically for you, based on your Facebook account. You can also add a 500-character introductory text about yourself.
You can then easily see who is interested in you. Of course, you can also actively look for your ideal partner. This way you can rate members (interested / not interested) or send a message directly. Unlike with Tinder, you don't have to have a match to start a conversation.
In addition, it is, of course, possible to search based on a number of criteria. Among the dating institutions, you can enter the desired gender, age category, location, distance, partner with or without children, religion and even the ideal height of your partner.
Other users do not get to see your full Facebook name, only your first name is shown. For example, Facebook tries to respect the privacy rules and to protect the user against undesirable behavior, such as stalkers. It is also prevented that you can make screenshots of the dating profiles.
The translation of the Facebook Dating app
into Dutch is not yet complete. There are still several French texts in between. However, chances are that Facebook intends to market its new dating app in a big way. Nothing is known about an official release date in the Netherlands.