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Facebook Dating won’t push Tinder off your home screen just yet

Facebook Dating won’t push Tinder off your home screen just yet

Queenie Wong is a senior writer for CNET News, who focuses on social media companies including Facebook’s parent company Meta, Twitter and TikTok. She previously covered social networks for The Mercury News in San Jose. Before that, she wrote about politics and education for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. A native of Southern California, she sitios de citas sud took her first journalism class in middle school.

So when Facebook launched its new dating feature in Canada last year, she signed up because the social network made it easy to dopared with Tinder, Ruth noticed, users share more profile information on Facebook Dating . But there are also downsides.

“I have not put a lot of effort into it because to me it does not have a lot of possible bachelors for me,” she said. “I personally believe there is one type of demographic that Facebook Dating is getting and that is the older, possibly middle-aged people.”

Ruth looks through her likes on Facebook Dating about once a week, but she hasn’t met any of her matches in real life. She only chatted with one person over more than a couple of messages before the conversation died.

As Facebook’s ambitions for online dating grows, the social media giant will have to convince people like Ruth that its dating service is worth using over other popular dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, Grindr and Hinge. Oh, and then there’s that whole litany of privacy concerns.

On Thursday, the social media giant said it’s launching Facebook Dating in the US and plans to expand the feature to Europe by early 2020. Facebook’s dating service, unveiled at its developer conference in , is available in 19 other countries including Canada, Mexico and Singapore. (more…)