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.
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.
It’s not yet clear whether Dating would be enough to lure them back to the social site preferred by their parents.
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.
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.
Mr Hodge went on: "American society is more obsessed with appearance and stature than the British so it makes sense that they would embellish the truth.
Facebook restricts potential matches to people located less than 100 kilometers away (there will be a different metric-system equivalent when the product rolls out in the US).
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This story was originally published on September 20, 2018.
"Our members are selected by their peers, and we're the only dating website with an authenticity app that verifies members look as they have represented themselves in their photos.
"This increases safety and vastly improves the user experience.
Mr Hodge added: "People need to know what they are getting.