Over time many people have tried turning Facebook into some kind of dating app by sending unsolicited nude photos through Messenger chats. Some hit on friends by their comments on posted photos, while some actually stalk people’s pages. Perhaps that is what gave Facebook a hint because now there is a new feature introduced called Facebook Dating. If you want to know how this feature works and also want to explore it and then score a date using this new service, follow this article to the end to know how.
Getting Started with Facebook Dating
It is important you understand what I have said so far, “Dating with Facebook App Download Free for Singles” is not a separate app you need to download to explore the service, it is a feature built right inside the Facebook site. If you are a Facebook user already, that is, you have a Facebook account, then you are already ahead of the game. This is because, you will need to be a Facebook user in order to access the Dating feature. although your Dating profile is going to be a separate account different from normal account, however, the Dating section takes some of your information or details on your normal Facebook profile.
How To Set Up your Dating Profile
Firstly, open the Facebook app on your device, on your own page, tap on the menu icon at the top right-hand side of the screen and tap on the Dating option. (If you cannot find the Dating option, scroll down the page and then tap the See More option.) From there you will be directed to the dating section on Facebook. Click on Get Started and follow the directions for setting up your profile. There are certain things that will be required; such as to specify your gender and the gender you are looking for, provide your location and upload a nice photo of yourself.
The rest is for Facebook, it will then automatically generate a dating profile for you by going through your account profile. After that you can adjust your profile to whatever ever you want it be by removing some things, adding photos and adding posts from your Instagram. Tap on the Preview Profile option to add posts from your Instagram page. When satisfied, click Done and your Facebook dating profile is created.
Now that you profile is set, Facebook will start sending you matches based on the preferences you provided during the profile creation and according to your interests. This process can take some time, probably days. One beautiful thing is that, Facebook will not suggest matches to you from among your current Facebook friends. And as well no one will see your dating activity outside of the Dating section of Facebook. When you are matched with anyone, a notification will be sent to you. If you like the person you have been matched with, tap the heart icon on their Dating feed to start the Date.
To start a conversation with any one of your matches, tap their profile photo and the option to type a message will appear. When you are done typing your message, tap the arrow icon to send the message. To access messages tap the Conversations button at the top of the feed screen.
If you want to match up with people who have like interests as you, go to the menu and tap on the option; Suggestions From Your Events or Suggestions From Your Groups, then tap on an event or group you want someone from, slide the next button to See Suggested Matches.
How to create Secret Crushes
Have you had a crush on someone and you want to use Facebook to help you meet up? The Secret Crush feature is what you can use, it helps you add up to nine of your Facebook friends or Instagram followers. Once you add them, they will be notified that someone has a crush on them through Facebook Dating. That is, if they too have a dating profile. If luckily it happens that both of you added each other as secret crushes, Facebook Dating will notify both of you about that. But, if there is no match, no one will ever know about your crush.
To add a Secret Crush:
- Go to the menu
- Tap Go to Secret Crush
- Tap Got It
- Tap the + icon
- Search for your crushs’ name and add them by tapping the + icon next to their name.
How to delete your Facebook Dating profile
If luckily you found the love of your life from the dating, or you are now having second thoughts about using Facebook as your Cupid, you can simply delete your dating profile, and that will not in anyway affect your normal Facebook profile. Just go to Dating in the Facebook menu options. Tap on the icon on the top right-hand side of the screen, tap on Delete Profile under the General section and then tap Delete. And your dating profile is simply deleted.