Social media giant Facebook has released its dating service in the US, which promises to offer users “a more authentic look at who someone is” before their first date.
- Facebook Dating does not allow users to send photos or weblinks to potential matches and lets people share their location to trusted friends while on a date
- The service will not match users with people they are already Facebook friends with, unless they opt to use the ‘Secret Crush’ function
- A spokeswoman said the service is likely to come to Australia, but could not say when that would be
Users over the age of 18 will have the choice to opt into the service and create a dating profile separate to their main Facebook profile.
The service will then present a user with suggested matches, which Facebook Dating product manager Nathan Sharp said will be based on “your preferences, interests and other things you do on Facebook”.