In recent years, social media platforms have expanded beyond their primary functions, and Facebook is no exception. Apart from staying connected with friends and family, Facebook now offers a dating feature known as Facebook Dating.
Facebook Dating has become a popular alternative for people looking to find love, and it leverages Facebook’s massive user base to help connect you with people who share your interests and activities. If you are interested in using Facebook Dating, this article will guide you on how to activate and use it.
Activating Facebook Dating
It is a straightforward process that requires you to follow the steps below:
- To get started with Facebook Dating, open the Facebook app on your Android or iOS mobile device.
- After opening the app, tap the three-line menu icon located in the top right corner of the screen.
- Once you have opened the three-line menu, scroll down to the ‘All Shortcuts’ section and look for the ‘Dating’ feature. If you don’t see it, tap ‘See More’ to access the feature.
- After accessing the ‘Dating’ feature, tap it to activate it.
- Tap ‘Get Started’ and follow the instructions to set up your dating profile. Facebook will import some details from your Facebook profile, and you can choose which items to include in your dating profile. You can also specify details like your height if you have kids and if you want to use location services to find local matches.
- Once you have set up your profile, tap ‘Confirm’ to publish it.
Using Facebook Dating
Facebook Dating is easy to use and has features similar to other dating apps. Once you have set up your dating profile, you can access Facebook Dating from your shortcuts in the three-line menu. Here is a guide on how to use Facebook Dating:
Step 1: Profile Customization
To customize your profile, tap the ‘Profile’ button located at the top of the Facebook Dating page. From there, you can add or remove photos, add introductory text, tweak your stats, and add hobbies and interests.
Step 2: Liked You
Tap the ‘Liked You’ button to see users who have ‘liked’ your profile. You can like or dismiss them from here, and if you both like each other, the user will appear in the ‘Matches’ section.
Step 3: Matches
If both parties have liked each other, the user will appear at the top of the ‘Matches’ section. Tap their photo to start a conversation, and active conversations appear in the lower half of the page.
Step 4: Gear Icon
Customize whom you consider to be your ideal match by tapping the ‘Gear’ icon located on the top right of the page. You can specify living distance, age, gender, height, language, and more.
Step 5: Liking and Disliking Profiles
The central part of the page is the photo of your possible match. You can tap the heart button to like the profile or the X to dislike it. If you want more information before making a decision, tap the photo to see all the details along with other photos. You can also swipe right to like or swipe left to dislike, just like other dating apps.
Step 6: More to Explore
In the ‘More to Explore section, there are additional options you can try:
Tap this button to see profiles you previously disliked. This feature gives you another opportunity to review and potentially connect with someone you may have dismissed too quickly.
The Secret Crush feature allows you to select up to nine of your Facebook friends who you have a crush on. If one of these friends also has a Facebook Dating profile and has selected you as their secret crush, you both will be notified that you both have a crush on each other.
Events and Groups
Facebook Dating allows you to connect with other users who are interested in the same events or groups as you. You can join Facebook groups or RSVP to events that interest you and potentially connect with other users who are also attending or part of the same group.
Step 7: Safety Features
Facebook Dating prioritizes safety and privacy, and you can block or report users if necessary. You can also turn off matching with friends of friends and hide your profile from people you know.
Facebook Dating is a great option for anyone looking to find love online, especially if you already have a Facebook account. Activating Facebook Dating is easy, and once you set up your profile, you can easily navigate the app and start connecting with potential matches.
Remember to prioritize your safety and privacy while using Facebook Dating and report any suspicious activity to Facebook.