In a world driven by social media, it’s only logical to think we can actually find the love of our life through these technologies. Facebook Dating attempts to create good matches according to your interests and likes.
By Kate Nateras
Facebook Dating is a new addition to the popular app that allows us to keep in touch with our friends and, why not, meet new people too. With that in mind, this new app offers the chance to meet people with the same interests and tastes as you, so that you can create solid and meaningful relationships, and hopefully find The One. Now, you might be wondering, what makes it different from other dating apps we already know? Well, allegedly, Facebook Dating bases its algorithm on something more than mere proximity.
In this technological moment in history, even Cupid had to get an upgrade, and it seems that he’s switched his bow for likes and hearts. But do we really want to mix our social platform with a dating app? According to its creators, Facebook Dating keeps your information safe and most importantly, none of your friends will actually know you’ve been using the app since it doesn’t really have a connection with your profile. So, how does it work?
The app will only ask you some questions about yourself, so that the algorithm can find a good match for you. So, without further ado, here are some quite useful tips to make the most of this new technology.
1. Be honest about your interests and what you want
Unlike other dating apps, Facebook Dating doesn’t really rely on the matching method. Here, your interests are what make the connections with others. The more similar interests you have with someone the more chances you have to actually making a good connection with them.
2. Don’t worry about your profile picture
As we said before, beyond focusing on people's physical appeal, Facebook Dating is more about making deeper connections between people. The idea here is to connect through interests and personality rather than overly-produced photos. It’s all about being yourself and forgetting beauty standards.
3. Check out the events section
With this function, you’ll be shown a variety of events near you and people with similar interests, so you can actually meet in person and hang out. This way you can have a more natural way of meeting people with a little help from technology. And not only that: you could actually have a first date in an environment or an activity that both of you enjoy and forget about embarrassing experiences.
4. Join groups according to your interests
Just like the new events function, Facebook Groups can be a great platform to connect with people with similar interests. Once you’re in, Facebook will do the job to make a nice selection of people you could bond and make a good match with.
5. Don’t worry about inappropriate messages
One of the things that can push us away from dating apps is the constant harassment and inappropriate behavior we can be exposed to. But the main idea of Facebook Dating is avoiding this sort of conduct, and one of the first steps to do it is only allowing you to communicate with others through text messages. That means, horrible photos, gifts, audios, or any multimedia files are out of the question. If you think a person you’ve been talking to seems fit for you, then you can add them to your regular Facebook.
6. Don’t worry if things don’t work out at first
As in life, it's very likely that the first person you meet won’t be a great match for you. And that's okay. There are endless opportunities for you to find the right person.
This new function in the Facebook app will allow you to create more meaningful connections in your dating game. And perhaps the most important thing to bear in mind is that this has been thought so that the people you know are different from the ones you already befriended on the platform, so you’re not entirely limited to your friends and acquaintances.
Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards
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