Dating group login
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.
You won’t see anyone you’re already friends with on Facebook, nor will you see people you’ve blocked.
You can also report and block users with the same tools available elsewhere on the social network.
And while Dating works only on mobile right now, it doesn’t require downloading an additional application to your phone.
The rest of this story outlines Facebook Dating's existing features as they were launched in Colombia.
For now, users aged 18 and older in Colombia will be able to create dating profiles and, once those reach a critical mass, find some matches.
WIRED got to preview an early version of the service, and it looks promising—especially for users looking for meaningful long-term relationships rather than hookups.
For example, the organizer of an Alcoholics Anonymous group, or someone planning an event at a church, can’t turn the dating feature off.
“The ethos there is that if people want to date, it shouldn’t be in the hands of another person,” says Sharp.