Would you trust Facebook to be your matchmaker? | The Tylt
Would you trust Facebook to be your matchmaker?
Facebook just made the world of dating much easier. Rather than have to build up the courage to make a Tinder profile, Facebook Dating is something all users over the age of 18 can opt into. It's a much less intimidating way to see what's out there and to explore opportunities with friends of friends or friends you've harbored a secret crush on. Facebook tells users that after they opt in:
You will be suggested to others who have also opted in. People are suggested based on your preferences, interests and other things you do on Facebook. Facebook Dating isn’t about swiping or having to wait for someone to like you to get a first chance at reaching out. If you are interested in someone, you can comment directly on their profile or tap on the Like button to let them know.
It's as simple as that! Dating apps have officially been streamlined.
Considering Facebook is now offering everything from cryptocurrencies to dating apps, more than a few users are hesitant to opt into the new system. Facebook doesn't exactly have a solid track record when it comes to protecting user data, and many are labeling Facebook Dating as an attempt to collect even more information on users and their preferences.