Facebook Dating

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Facebook Dating
Type of site
Online dating service
Available inEnglish
OwnerFacebook, Inc.
LaunchedSeptember 5, 2019
Current statusActive

Facebook Dating is a digital dating product developed by Facebook. There is currently no web version; it is only available from the Facebook mobile app on Android and iOS.[1]


Users can filter results based on location, number of children, religion, age, or height,[2] and can match with other users within a 100 km (62.14 mi) range.[3] There is also an option to look for users that are in or out of range temporarily, as well as a Lucky Match filter that extends the user's regular limits to broaden the search. Users who have matched with each other can start a voice chat. Auto messages will be sent to matching users to help break the ice.[4]


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.[5] The feature was in internal beta testing within several months of the conference.[6]

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.[3]

The second expansion launched in Canada and Thailand in October 2018.[7]

The feature is set to expand to fourteen new countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Uruguay, and Vietnam. The service has been active for a year in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and Thailand. It allows users to connect with others all over the world and isn't confined to the specific region that they live in.[8]

Facebook Dating was partially launched in the United States on September 5, 2019.[9]

Facebook Dating was launched in Europe in October 2020, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.[10]


  1. ^ FB dating. How to access from a laptop?
  2. ^ Matsakis, Louise (2018-11-08). "Facebook Is Testing Its Dating Service. Here's How It's Different From Tinder". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  3. ^ a b Carman, Ashley (2018-09-20). "Facebook Dating launches today with a test in Colombia". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  4. ^ Peters, Jay (2021-08-10). "Facebook Dating is getting audio chats". The Verge. Retrieved 2021-08-11.
  5. ^ "F8 2018: Sharing to Stories, AR Camera Effects, Oculus Go and More Highlights From Day 1 | Facebook Newsroom". Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  6. ^ Newton, Casey (August 3, 2018). "Facebook has started internal testing of its dating app". The Verge. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "Facebook expands its dating feature test to Canada and Thailand". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  8. ^ Paez, Danny. "Facebook Dating: Release Date, Launch, and Why It Could Rule Dating". Inverse. Retrieved Dec 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "It's Facebook Official, Dating Is Here". Sep 5, 2019. Retrieved Dec 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Facebook Dating Expands to Europe

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