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Facebook Dating Summary

Dating is a matchmaking platform available through the Facebook app. Though it is accessed through your existing Facebook account, Dating is an opt-in experience with a separate profile and messaging system. Your Dating profile and activity are not visible to your Facebook friends and Dating will not suggest your Facebook friends as matches. Matches are suggested based on your preferences, interests and other things you do on Facebook, like the Groups you join and the Events you attend. Dating aims to the work out of creating a dating profile and offer a more authentic look at who someone is.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, International

Service Type: Android App, Facebook App, General, iPhone / iPad App, Social Networking

Looking For: Dating, Long-Term, Marriage

To find out what this service provides you can check out our complete list of Facebook.com features.

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Facebook Dating European Launch Delayed Amid Privacy Concerns

  • Tuesday, March 03 2020 @ 02:33 pm
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Facebook Dating European Launch Delayed

Facebook has been forced to delay the launch of its signature dating service in Europe after failing to provide the European Union data regulator with a required assessment of privacy risks to users. 

According to CNet, The Irish Data Protection Commission raised concerns about Facebook’s privacy practices, and whether the company complied with the European Union’s data protection rules, which are more stringent than those in the U.S. 

Under these new rules, companies considered to be “high risk” in the handling of personal information of users are required to conduct a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) prior to being approved. This includes a written report addressing and outlining potential privacy risks, which the agency said Facebook did not provide, even after the agency sent regulators to Facebook’s Dublin office to gather the required documentation, according to Tech Crunch. 

Facebook Dating Is Off To A Disappointing Start, Says Survey

  • Saturday, February 01 2020 @ 06:40 am
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Faceboo Dating Survey from Pipsay
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Four months after Facebook Dating’s launch, consumer insights platform Piplsay has released a report on the long-awaited feature. Piplsay polled 21,242 Americans to find out how successful Facebook’s foray into online dating has been so far. The short answer: it’s complicated.

Dating was introduced at Facebook’s annual F8 developers’ conference in 2018. After initially launching in a handful of countries abroad, the service finally made its US debut in September 2019. News outlets and dating industry competitors were quick to comment on the launch in exhaustive detail, but it appears that Facebook’s clout and the media’s seemingly-infinite coverage have not been enough to catapult Dating into the industry’s upper echelon.

2020 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Up & Coming

  • Wednesday, January 22 2020 @ 10:11 am
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2020 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Up & Coming
Facebook Dating

Facebook Dating is the recipient of the 2020 Editor's Top Pick - Up & Coming award. It's a bit weird giving Facebook this award which is meant more for newer dating services. Facebook is over 15 years old now, but they have not had an online dating service (owned directly by Facebook) available to the masses until surprisingly last year. It is called Facebook Dating and is only available from the Facebook app (for iOs and Android). Thanks to Facebook being one of the largest services online and with billions of users it quickly took off (even despite the recent privacy breaches Facebook has had).

Tinder Leads For Consumer Spending on Non Gaming Apps in 2019

  • Wednesday, January 01 2020 @ 11:48 am
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Tinder is rolling in cash.

Tinder is rolling in cash at the close of 2019 thanks to consumer spending on its popular dating app. According to Annie’s List, it ranks as the number one non-gaming app where consumers are spending money, ahead of entertainment and social network giants like Netflix, YouTube and Tencent.

Video games are by far the most popular apps for consumers and generate the most revenue from in-app spending. However, outside of the gaming world, Tinder subscriptions have driven it to the top spot in consumer app spending.

Latest Facebook Leak Exposes Personal Data Of 267 Million Users

  • Friday, December 27 2019 @ 09:36 am
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More Personal Data Exposed on Facebook

In what is becoming an all-too-familiar headline, a security researcher has discovered an online database containing sensitive personal information belonging to hundreds of millions of Facebook users. Names, phone numbers and unique users IDs were exposed in the breach.

Bob Diachenko first came across the data on December 14, ten days after it was created, and reported the leak on Comparitech. The trove was available for anyone to access without a password or any other form of authentication. Based on evidence he discovered, Diachenko believes the stolen data is most likely the result of an illegal scraping operation or Facebook API abuse by criminals based in Vietnam. The information contained in the database puts users at risk of multiple digital hazards, including SMS spam and phishing campaigns.

Facebook Dating Launches New Stories Feature

  • Wednesday, December 04 2019 @ 10:29 am
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Facebook Dating has announced the launch of its new “Stories” feature, which allows users of the service to include stories from their Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Stories can’t be directly created in a user’s dating profile, according to Forbes. Instead, when they are created in Facebook or Instagram, the feature allows for that content to be shared to the Facebook Dating profile. In order to access the new feature, users are required to opt-in by linking their Facebook and Instagram accounts to their dating profile. Once the accounts are linked, they can add any stories they’ve posted in the last 24 hours.

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