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Like other dating apps, you can also choose only to match with people who live nearby, have children, share the same religion, or fit into a specific age or height bracket.“We’re trying to connect people that are open to getting to know each other in the future,” says Nathan Sharp, a product manager at Facebook.
“It’s all about opting-in and making sure that people are really intentional.”As part of that mentality, Facebook Dating doesn’t have a right-or-left swiping mechanism.
“The ethos there is that if people want to date, it shouldn’t be in the hands of another person,” says Sharp.
It’s these sorts of features that really stand to differentiate Facebook Dating from competitors.
Facebook restricts potential matches to people located less than 100 kilometers away (there will be a different metric-system equivalent when the product rolls out in the US).
The rest of this story outlines Facebook Dating's existing features as they were launched in Colombia.
Facebook begins publicly testing its online-dating product, called Dating, in Colombia today.
On November 8, Facebook announced that it's rolling out the service in two more countries: Canada and Thailand.
The social network is also introducing two new major features.
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