The Dating announcement comes at a strange time for Facebook.In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, many users are reluctant to share more personal information with the social network, especially intimate data related to romantic preferences.It’s hard not to immediately notice that Dating looks eerily similar to predominant existing dating apps, like Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble.Which means that in one sense, Facebook is again looking for success through imitation.Only Lads is a renowned gay and bisexual chat and dating service for men. We have over a million members chatting and dating on our gorgeous apps and our website.
It will allow Facebook users to create separate profiles from their main Facebook accounts to pursue romantic connections.
Tinder’s reliance on Facebook became painfully clear a month ago, when the dating app temporarily stopped working because of changes Facebook made to its data-sharing policies.
And now Tinder, as well as apps like it, will have to compete with Facebook itself—an app everyone is already using.
The two profiles won’t interact, meaning your Facebook friends won’t be able to see what your Dating profile says.
And it should make dating app incumbents like Tinder and Bumble anxious.You can video chat with your friends on Facebook for free using either the Facebook website or the Messenger app.