Would you trust Facebook to be your matchmaker? | The Tylt
As if your life didn't already exist enough on Facebook, the tech powers-that-be have given you a new reason to use the platform: it will now serve as a dating app. According to the company, Facebook Dating makes looking for a love interest way easier than the likes of Tinder and Bumble. You no longer need to worry about making a profile (It's already made! And has remained unchanged since 2016!), and there's no need to Instagram-stalk your matches (It's already integrated!). Despite the ease Facebook touts, some are skeptical of the company's motives. Do you trust it?
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.