Dating in your own group
For example, the organizer of an Alcoholics Anonymous group, or someone planning an event at a church, can’t turn the dating feature off.
“The ethos there is that if people want to date, it shouldn’t be in the hands of another person,” says Sharp.
You can round out your profile with up to nine total photos or ice-breaker questions provided by Facebook.
Currently, there are 20 questions to choose from, like “What does the perfect day look like? Once your profile is set, Facebook will use a unique algorithm to match you with potential dates, based on factors like things you have in common and mutual friends.
All events and groups are fair game; users will have the ability to unlock that Taylor Swift concert from 2012 and the housewarming party they’re attending next week.
One important note: group and event organizers have no control over whether members or attendees choose to date.
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The service was first announced at the annual F8 conference in May this year, and will likely be available in other locations in the future.
You won’t see anyone you’re already friends with on Facebook, nor will you see people you’ve blocked.
You can also report and block users with the same tools available elsewhere on the social network.
For example, you can choose to match with people who attend the same events or who are a part of the same Facebook groups.
To do so, you’ll need to “unlock” each event or group manually; by default users won’t be able to search for a missed connection unless the other person opts-in to being discovered.
If you want to start swapping photos or news articles with a potential match, you’ll need to give them your phone number or switch to another messaging service.