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Facebook launches Facebook Dating in USA: Is that such a good idea?

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Facebook is finally returning to its philosophical roots with its American launch of Facebook Dating. It will allow you to match with friends of friends and/or strangers, and suggest matches on the basis of your Facebook activity. Here’s a quick lowdown: When was it launched? On September 5, 2019. It is available in US and 19 other countries. It will arrive in Europe in 2020. Announced at F8 in May 2018, it was first launched in Colombia on September 20, 2018. What will it do? According to Facebook, it will: Integrate Instagram posts directly into users’ Facebook Dating Profile Allow you to add Instagram followers and Facebook Friends to your Secret Crush lists By end of 2019, enable you to add Facebook Stories and Instagram Stories to your Dating Profile, and they too will disappear after 24 hours. That sounds like fun. How do I start dating on Facebook Dating? Live in one of the 20 countries where this feature is available, or have a VPN (latter isn’t very effective because the app can match you only with people within 100 miles of you) Be over 18 years old. Opt into Facebook Dating and create a Dating profile. This Dating profile is different from your main Facebook profile. Add up to 9 photos, and answer a few ice-breaker questions. Voila! You can now start dating. Like a dating suggestion? Comment directly on their profile or Like it. Don’t like them? Tap “Not interested”. Want to reconsider? Tap “Second Look”. Are…

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