Before meeting someone in person for the first time, many people—especially women—tell a friend or family member where they’re going and when they expect to be back, in case something happens.
More recently, people have been sharing their location using tools like Apple’s Find My Friends.
Instagram will also become part of Secret Crush, an existing Facebook Dating feature that lets users select up to nine Facebook friends they want to express an interest in—as long as that person indicates they have a crush back.
Now your Instagram followers can be Secret Crushes, too—no choosing celebrities or influencers unless they follow you, sorry!
They won’t be Dating- Stories, but the same ones you already upload for your friends or followers; they will also still erase after 24 hours.
Facebook is also using Dating’s US debut to launch several new privacy and security features within the service.But unlike Find My Friends, your location is only shared for up to an hour, at least for now.“We’re definitely playing around with the timing,” says Hung.“We did want to make sure that people weren’t accidentally sharing their live location longer than they intended to.”Facebook Dating will live as a tab within Facebook’s main menu on mobile.Facebook Dating lives within the existing Facebook app, but to use it you need to set up a separate profile.The only information carried over is your name and age.On most dating apps, “people are forced to make a decision off this one profile that never changes and is extremely curated,” says Charmaine Hung, a Dating product manager at Facebook.The social network wants to create a more dynamic and authentic experience.The service will present you with potential matches based on your location, indicated preferences, and other factors.You can also choose to match with people who attend the same Facebook events or are part of the same Facebook groups.Yes/No; Free basic profile members can still see photos, edit profiles, search, use discussion board.Paid members can freely message, start discussion thread, no daily limit of discussion board entries. Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit).