Facebook has long been the go-to dating platform for singles. This is made possible via a number of channels. Simply submit a friend request to someone else you find appealing, and if the request is accepted, things will move forward from there.
One thing to keep in mind is that this channel may be difficult to understand because it may give mixed signals when a request is accepted. Accepting a request may lead one to assume they are simply making new friends, but the sender may believe they have hit the jackpot.
To remedy this, Facebook users took matters into their own hands. They formed dating groups that reduced ambiguity and confusing signals, given that membership in such a group shows a wish to date.
Finally, Facebook stepped in and decided to launch an official dating service on the Facebook platform. Facebook Dating is currently available to registered Facebook users who live in the areas where the service is being launched.
That’s unfortunate, as it may not yet be available in your country. One nice feature is that the service is completely free.
Facebook Dating Countries
As previously stated, Facebook Dating is currently only available in a limited number of countries. The following is a list of these countries;
- The Philippines
- The United States
How Facebook Dating Works
As with every other dating site, users must build a dating profile on Facebook Dating. This enables you to maximize the value of the service.
During the profile creation process, you will be asked for personal information such as your age, gender, interests, and location. It’s worth noting that Facebook does not allow users to select their preferred race.
Users are matched with people with whom they are most likely to form a connection based on this information.
The Dating service can be terminated at any time by simply switching it off.
How to Use Facebook Dating
If the Facebook Dating feature is available in your country, follow the steps below to access it.
- Access your account by logging in.
- Select the menu.
- Choose “Dating”.
- Follow the prompts to create your profile and begin dating.
That is essentially everything. You will then be matched with another user.
Other Dating Platforms
Tinder has you covered whether you’re looking for a casual hookup, a prospective date, a friendship, or an LTR (long-term relationship). It’s essentially the first stop for people who are new to the dating scene. When it comes to online dating, you need to swipe where everyone else is swiping if you want to beat the odds.
Hinge is one of the best dating platforms, among others. Initially, the app concentrated on shared Facebook connections and mutual friendships between you and a potential relationship. Nonetheless, it has since shifted its focus away from this model. Hinge was introduced to make user profiles more entertaining (and useful) than those found on apps like Tinder. You are allowed to present a wealth of helpful information that may be deal-breakers, such as your political beliefs, religion, frequency of alcohol intake, and even your desire to have children in the future. So if you’re looking for a prospective serious relationship match, this is the dating app to use.
Bumble is a good free dating app in which women are required to initiate conversations. If the guy does not respond within 24 hours, the possible dates are lost. The timer is intended to foster communication, and some people appreciate it. However, Bumble might not be for you if you’re a procrastinator. Bumble tends to pick out the more insecure males from the dating pool because women must message first. The rate of overconfident males, on the other hand, is higher than I’ve seen on other applications. Bumble also offers a BFF option that can help you meet new people.
Plenty of Fish
POF has been around for a long period. Despite having the largest customer base compared to other dating platforms, plenty of fish (POF) is full of bots and fraudsters. POF’s drawbacks don’t rule out the possibility of finding love there, but the odds may be stacked against you unless you’re a fan of dating bots.