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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.If you want to start swapping photos or news articles with a potential match, you’ll need to give them your phone number or switch to another messaging service.But Facebook Dating will be able to hook into other features on the platform.Facebook begins publicly testing its online-dating product, called Dating, in Colombia today.The service was first announced at the annual F8 conference in May this year, and will likely be available in other locations in the future.
To sort through potential matches, you'll need to tap “Not Interested.” Facebook Dating users won’t be able to start a conversation by simply saying “Hey.” Just like the dating app Hinge, users will instead need to respond directly to one of a potential date’s nine photos or questions, like “Was that taken in Morocco? ”Facebook Dating messages will live in their own inbox separate from Facebook Messenger, and you won’t be able to send links, photos, or payments for security reasons.
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.
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.