Facebook tries very hard to keep your Facebook account separate from your Dating profile, so they don’t put friends on your match list. However, if you want to take a leap and finally check if there’s more to your friendship, Facebook Dating has your back.
Facebook Dating gives you the option to possibly match with your Facebook friends and Instagram followers with the Secret Crush feature.
You can add up to nine people to your Secret Crush list, and if they’re on Facebook Dating, they will be notified someone has a crush on them. Don’t worry, they won’t know it was you if they don’t reciprocate. The identities will only be revealed if they add you to their Secret Crush list as well, and then it’s a match!
Have you ever had that moment of instant regret when you accidentally swiped left on a person because you were in such a rush swiping left and right? He gets a second chance! Everybody gets a second chance!
Second Look is one of the most ingenious features Facebook Dating has to offer, and other dating apps ought to take notes. Second Look allows you to take a moment and reflect on your snap decisions of tapping X on a person on your dating feed.
You can access the list of people you passed on by going to the general settings and tapping on Second Look on your Facebook Dating profile.
Take a Break
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the potential matches in your dating feed, Facebook Dating allows you to take a breather.
When you tap on Take a Break on your settings, Dating will freeze the matching process. Facebook Dating will no longer suggest your profile to any users nor will it present you with new profiles in your feed.
With this feature, Facebook Dating enables you to focus on communicating with your current matches and get to know them better.
Social media plays a major role in online dating. It provides insights to people as to what your life is like and what type of person you are, which is key to online dating. Especially now, when meeting in real life can be risky with a pandemic looming above our very existence.
Facebook Dating, aside from being integrated into a social media app itself, connects Instagram to your dating profile. You can add Instagram stories and posts to give your Dating profile an edge or interesting conversation starters.
Facebook Dating Block Settings
Facebook Dating attempts to give you the most control in the profiles you see on your dating feed. With its unique block settings, you can customize a list of people you want to avoid. This allows you to have matches that are really outside your circle and meet new people.
However, if you are interested in matching with friends of friends, go to Facebook Dating Privacy Settings. You can tap on the switch next to “Suggest friends of friends” to turn on the setting.
Social Distancing With Facebook Dating
With Facebook Dating, you can still adhere to social distancing protocols by going on a virtual date with your match. You can put your vibe check a step further by inviting them to a video chat. If they accept the invitation, a video call will start via the Messenger app.
The video chat feature was recently introduced by Facebook Dating to help your search safer for you and the community. This shows Facebook can adapt to unexpected turns of events and still bring their matchmaking service to their users.