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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.But Facebook Dating will be able to hook into other features on the platform.(Paid Tinder users are similarly able to undo their last left swipe.) The second feature allows users to pause their Facebook Dating profile if, say, they want to take a break from the service, or are in an exclusive relationship and no longer looking to meet other people.The rest of this story outlines Facebook Dating's existing features as they were launched in Colombia.For example, the organizer of an Alcoholics Anonymous group, or someone planning an event at a church, can’t turn the dating feature off.
Currently, there are 20 questions to choose from, like “What does the perfect day look like? Once your profile is set, Facebook will use a unique algorithm to match you with potential dates, based on factors like things you have in common and mutual friends.
While many dating apps have relied on Facebook data for years—like to show you when a potential match has mutual friends—they’ve never been able to leverage everything.
That dependence may also make them vulnerable as the social giant enters their territory, which is a weakness some companies appear to have been preparing for.
Facebook begins publicly testing its online-dating product, called Dating, in Colombia today.
The service was first announced at the annual F8 conference in May this year, and will likely be available in other locations in the future.