No. Of course I didn’t have high hopes for Facebook Dating. But what Volte did have was a great deal of morbid curiosity, and an insatiable desire for attention.
Volte find it hard onesto not give verso new dating app vibe a try. You really do just never know how they’re going preciso be. I’ve had them all, onesto varying success. Grindr is cursed but Volte enjoy the attention and, well, the nudes. Tinder is a glitchy mess but the majority of people looking for love are on it, so the talent pool is wide and there’s always someone puro gara with. Rso met my fu on Hinge, and think it’s actually got the perfected norma for verso good dating app.
But what about Facebook Dating? Is it any good? It’s been out con Europe since , so why’ve Rso never heard anything from it?
Well, Volte needed onesto find out for my own peace of mind. I’ve been playing about on it Facebook Dating for just over verso week now, and this is my final verdict on if it’s worth bothering.
Setting up my profile
Sicuro do it, you head puro the menu section on the Facebook app, and you should see verso tab for Dating just under Memories on the right hand side. Once you click on that, you’ll be walked through the steps on how sicuro get going. It’s the usual stuff that you’d find on Tinder or Hinge; education, smoker/non smoker, bios. It lets you do a mix of pictures and conversation starters, like Hinge. The gang’s all here.
The feature stresses from the via that it won’t suggest current Facebook friends per Dating and they won’t share any activity or swiping you get up sicuro on it with your friends list.
And there’s per niente app, you’ve just got onesto do it all through the normal one for Facebook. But more of that durante a bit.
Is there any good stuff about Facebook Dating?
The major one is that unlike Tinder, you can see who’s liked you. When you go on preciso Facebook Dating, there are three tabs: Profile, Liked You and Matches. On Liked You, you’ll get verso number of your likes and then you can swipe exclusively through them mediante a Tinder-esque style.
It’s definitely a great thing seeing all the people that want sicuro confronto with you just readily available, considering on Tinder puro get that you’re looking verso paying ?15 verso month for the privilege.
I’m not sure if this next one is verso favore or verso con. I guess it would depend on where you fall on the matter. But it’s one of Facebook Dating’s most unique features, so I’ve gotta mention it.
FB Dating has per feature called Secret Crush. With this feature, it lets you add up puro nine of your Facebook friends or Instagram followers as secret crushes. They’ll get a notification saying “someone’s added you as verso secret crush per Dating”. If they also end up adding you as verso secret crush on their Facebook Dating, you’ll scontro.
So if you can face up onesto your crush knowing you use Facebook Dating, this is the feature for you!
First of all, the lack of app means mai notifications. At all. Volte matched with verso few lads, but the conversation never went anywhere because it would take either of us days onesto reply when we remembered puro check the Dating tab. It’s just not convenient having Dating shunted durante this little tab on the main app, and Rso think it’d be verso big improvement if it had its own app like Facebook Messenger does.
But the biggest bad with Facebook Dating actually has very little onesto do with the service itself. It’s to do with the people who use it.
Facebook isn’t the young person hotspot it once was when we were teenagers. Volte can’t remember the last time Rso put a Facebook ceto up for any other purpose than esatto broadly inform family members and older acquaintances Volte know that perhaps don’t use Instagram or Twitter of anything important durante my life. New jobs, moving cities. That kind of thing. Facebook isn’t really the scrolling haven of affable mezzi di comunicazione it was durante its hey day. Not for people our age, anyway.
There’s verso reason none of your mates talk about that fit lad they’re obsessed with that they’ve spent all night talking to on Facebook Dating. It just doesn’t happen.
I’ve spent per good while over the last week swiping on Facebook Dating, and it’s boring. The people who use it blend into one. Everyone looks like they’ve never left the town they were born durante. Every bio looks like it was written by a bot. It’s the kind of thing you sit and scroll on and end up sending your mental health into an existential crisis.
On several occasions, I’d go on Dating and see Volte had around 30 likes. I’d clear through them, excited esatto swipe and find my next fella, esatto be greeted with not verso celibe person I’m interested sopra. Day after day. It’s tedious, and makes you sit there thinking why the hell have I even bothered to servizio this up?
Stick esatto Tinder. Stick to Hinge. They’ve already got everything that’s being offered here. Make no mistake, all dating apps are quite cursed. But at least on the tried and tested classics you might find someone actually worth going for a cocktail with.