Facebook, as always, is trying to engage with all sorts of users. And that includes lonely hearts. One of their latest developments is called Facebook Dating, a service that aims to pair you up with people you already know.
One of the newest features of Facebook Dating is called “Secret Crush,” which basically allows you to choose up to nine people from your Friends list who you consider crush-worthy. These people will receive a notification that lets them know that one of their friends added them to their secret crush list. If the person(s) you selected also chooses you, your identities are revealed to each other.
this is wild, imagine getting a push saying one of your friends has a crush on you but you have no idea who it is, and the only way to find out is to pick the people you have crushes on, too https://t.co/zQ0aIdaJvo
— Ashley Carman (@ashleyrcarman) April 30, 2019
For now, this feature, along with Facebook Dating, is only available in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and several countries in South America and Asia.
Secret Crush is an intriguing feature, providing something that other dating apps can’t. While it’s always nice to meet new people on dating apps, Facebook’s service allows you to choose from friends and people you already know and like — a notion that’s likely enticing to teens and younger users.
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Although plenty of users have more than enough reasons to doubt Facebook’s privacy and security, a company spokesperson explained that the secret crush feature won’t have an influence on users’ timeline or result in targeted ads. “All activity that occurs in FB Dating stays in FB Dating and will not be shared externally,” they explained to WIRED.
There’s no word on when Facebook’s dating service will roll out in the U.S..
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