How online dating sites match people
For example, the organizer of an Alcoholics Anonymous group, or someone planning an event at a church, can’t turn the dating feature off.
“The ethos there is that if people want to date, it shouldn’t be in the hands of another person,” says Sharp.
This story was originally published on September 20, 2018.
On November 8, Facebook announced that it's rolling out the service in two more countries: Canada and Thailand.
And while Dating works only on mobile right now, it doesn’t require downloading an additional application to your phone.
But in the US at least, younger—and more likely to be single—people say they’re using the social network less.
Facebook enters the dating-service market years after competitors like Tinder and Bumble, but it starts with a huge advantage: Most people already have Facebook accounts.For now, users aged 18 and older in Colombia will be able to create dating profiles and, once those reach a critical mass, find some matches.WIRED got to preview an early version of the service, and it looks promising—especially for users looking for meaningful long-term relationships rather than hookups.All events and groups are fair game; users will have the ability to unlock that Taylor Swift concert from 2012 and the housewarming party they’re attending next week.One important note: group and event organizers have no control over whether members or attendees choose to date.