Type of site
|Online dating service|
Facebook Dating is a digital dating product in development at Facebook.
Facebook Dating is a feature within Facebook's main app rather than a separate app release. Facebook users create a separate dating profile. After indicating interest in another profile, the service lets users contact each other. Facebook also plans a feature to let people attending the same event make their profiles visible to each other. In an effort to meet new people, the service ensures that users do not match with their friends, and that they match with people who have things in common, as well as mutual friends. The company is also adding a "Secret Crush" feature so that people will be able to match with others that they 'like'. Once two people 'like' each other, they will be able to match and potentially talk to each other. 
Facebook announced the product at their F8 developer conference in May 2018. The service was not fully announced at the conference, and attendees were told that more information would be coming soon. The feature was in internal beta testing within several months of the conference.
Facebook Dating first launched in Colombia on September 20, 2018. Users contributed to establishing what the dating site would look like for future users, as it was still in the testing stages. Facebook stated that if the testing went well, it would become a more prominent part of the existing Facebook application. 
The second expansion has been launched in Canada and Thailand in October 2018. The feature is set to expand to 14 new countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, and Suriname. The service has been active for a year in Colombia, Thailand, Canada, Argentina, and Mexico. It allows users to connect with others all over the world and isn't confined to the specific region that they live in. 
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