Facebook has already been used as an unofficial tool for dating by many people – from singles to divorcees. Now the social media network has made it official. For the last month, people have been using this app as their dear dating destination. However, many wonder how they can use this app for dating on their iPhones. For those, here is how to use Facebook dating on iPhone.
You are not supposed to download any separate app for this; the feature is well built-in the existing app. However, to use Facebook Dating, you should be 18 or above. If you are, there is a suite of features for you.
According to Nathan Sharp, Product Manager, Facebook Dating, “Facebook Dating makes it easier to find love through what you like — helping you start meaningful relationships through things you have in common, like interests, events, and groups. It takes the work out of creating a dating profile and gives you a more authentic look at who someone is.”
I know you are all excited to see how you can explore this feature and use Facebook Dating on your iPhone.
How to Set Up and Use Facebook Dating on iPhone
As mentioned above, it is not a separate app or feature; it is built into the existing app and site. Facebook will keep your dating profile separate. However, the new dating section will use your data from your current profile.
Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone
Step #2. Tap on the Menu icon and then tap on Dating.
Step #3. You are now on the Dating section of Facebook.
Step #4. Tap on Get Started and follow instructions appear on the screen.
Basically, you have to set up your profile by sharing your location, a profile photo, and the gender you are looking for.
Next, Facebook will take charge and create your dating profile; as mentioned above, the app will take some information from your existing profile.
You can make some adjustments to create a perfect profile for Facebook Dating. Add or remove photos and bring some posts from Instagram by tapping on the Preview Profile option. Once everything is done, hit the Done button.
You have successfully set up your profile for Facebook Dating. The social media channel has generated your profile, and you are all set to find the right match. Now, you can use this feature on Facebook.
How to Use Facebook Dating on iPhone
Find the Right Match
Unlike other dating apps, Facebook asks your choices during the set-up process. You can specify your gender and gender of people you are looking for. Your information will not be shared with other people in your friend’s list unless you add someone to your Secret Crush list and your friend has also added you in his/her Secret Crush list.
Contact a Match
Facebook Dating stands out in the list of hundreds of dating apps, and one of the glaring features is hitting the Like button. This means you are interested in that profile; another way to show your interest is leaving comments directly.
The Secret of Secret Crush
You can add up to nine people from your Facebook and Instagram to the list of Secret Crush. It goes without saying that you have to connect your Instagram account to Facebook Dating. Facebook will notify people that someone has a crush on them. In case your crush adds you to their list of Secret Crush, your match is fixed. But if the crush you have selected is not using Facebook Dating, has not created a Secret Crush list, or has not put you on their list, they will not come to know about you.
Availability of Facebook Dating
Everyone must be excited to set up Facebook Dating, but the feature is available at limited locations. Apart from the United States, Facebook Dating is available in 19 other countries, which include: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, and Vietnam. Users from Europe will have to wait till 2020.
One of the best things about Facebook Dating is your privacy. Facebook does not suggest your current friends, and your friends won’t be able to see your current dating information. The app notifies you when you get a match. You can show your interest in other persons by liking their pictures.
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