How does Dating on Facebook app work? If this, and many more concerning Facebook dating are the questions you have, I will be helping you in answering some of these questions in this article. The Facebook dating app is adjudged to be one of the sought after app by users. However, the Facebook dating app is not a standalone app, rather it is integrated into the official Facebook app that users are already used to. This fact, however, makes the Facebook dating feature easier to use, because users can just access it through their functional account even though both profiles work quite differently and each is kept separate from the other.
Dating on Facebook App
The dating feature on Facebook, before now has existed in other countries since last year. It was launched in the US with the hopes of getting Facebook users who are searching for love to find one via the feature.
The Dating feature has also been integrated with Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Daters now have access to adding their Instagram post directly to their profiles and adding Instagram followers to Secret Crush list. Facebook also announced that it will subsequently include the ability to add Instagram Stories to profiles.
Now you may be interested in the dating feature, but may actually be confused about how it works. Here let me give you a little tutorial.
How Dating On Facebook App Works
Those who have not used this feature before may find it quite confusing. On the other hand, many who have tried using it have noted the aesthetic similarities between the interface. This feature is only open to users who are 18 and above, within the regular Facebook mobile app (though in a separate tab).
Now, Facebook makes Dating very separate from its regular account feature. This means that users have to agree to the service and create an entirely different profile from their normal account profile. Facebook Dating does not show its users their Facebook friends, and also gives users the freedom of removing friends of friends from their potential matches. On the site, you can block specific people on Facebook from seeing your dating profile, and users can also message each other even if they are not matched.
Facebook Secret Crush – How Facebook Dating Matches
Rather than use the swiping motion, that is common with other dating sites in matching users, Facebook uses the ‘Secret Crush’ feature, where users can add up to nine Facebook friends or Instagram followers to a list, and if they secretly crush you back, both parties will get notified. If on the other hand, you add your secret crush, and the other party does not feel the same way about you, Facebook will not notify them that you crushed on them, so your integrity is intact (Now this tool only works if both people have set up Facebook Dating profiles).
How to know if Facebook Dating is Available in Your Area
To know if the Dating feature is available in your area, log into your Facebook account. Search for the dating app on top of your Facebook newsfeed or homepage. You will also see a heart icon at the top of your Facebook profile. Once you notice these two things, it means Facebook Dating is available in your country.
How to Create Facebook Dating Profile
If you are eager to create your dating profile, here is how you can do it:
- Sign into your account on Facebook
- Search for, and tap on the Dating option or the heart icon. You will be directed to where you are to create your dating profile.
- As the new page opens, choose your gender and also confirm your location.
- Thereafter, you will come across 12 tiles which is either a photo or an answer to one of the dating questions.
- Ensure you keep these tiles in place, as this is what makes your match know you better.
- Then you will be required to upload your photo
- Specify your match in the dating settings.
Once you complete these steps, you will be able to successfully create and operate your Facebook Dating profile.
Why Can’t I Find Facebook Dating
If Facebook dating is not working on your device or you can’t find it, it means two things:
First, it may be that your phone needs updating. When this happens, it means you have proceeded either to the Google Play Store or App Store. It deeon your device requirement to download a current version of the Facebook app.
Secondly, it may be that the Facebook app has not yet been rolled out to your country. If this is the case, you have to be patient, until the feature is rolled out to your country.