Facebook has been connecting people ever since Mark Zuckerberg started out at Harvard. Remember when the 'Relationship status' was one of the most important parts of our profiles? Turns out, Zuckerberg misses the good old days, too.
Maybe that's why Facebook Dating has been introduced along with a new feature called 'Secret Crush' that will allow users to express their feelings for their crush secretly.
According to reports, users can pick upto nine of their friends on whom they have a crush. If any of those friends also pick them back, they’ll get notified that it is a match. A la Tinder, but, on Facebook.
The company first launched Facebook Dating in September 2018 in Colombia before rolling it out to Thailand, Canada, Argentina, and Mexico.
On Tuesday the company announced that it's expanding its dating service to 14 new countries: Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, and Suriname.
This is how netizens responded to the new dating feature.
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
Facebook: The future is private— David Pierce (@pierce) April 30, 2019
Also Facebook: Please list all your friends you want to sleep with https://t.co/VZiq2a9PCQ
so this is how secret crush works. You can put a list of person that you might be interested in. It will be private, but if that person also put you in their list, you'll match 😯😯😯 pic.twitter.com/MZ5ol7glun— jeio (@allenxjeio) May 2, 2019
In a dystopian future:— Sid (@ThatVashist) May 2, 2019
Child: “how did you meet dad?”
Parent: *takes off oculus rift*“We were Secret Crushes on Facebook Dating”
If you opt for the service, you will have to create a separate profile for dating, just like you do on Tinder and Bumble.