At F8, Facebook's annual developers conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced Dating, and it's exactly what you think it is [a dating app]. LOL!
"Now, this is going to be for building real, long-term relationships," Zuckerberg said. "Not just hookups."
literally nobody asked for a facebook dating app— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) May 1, 2018
Facebook is launching a dating app pic.twitter.com/34sVjrzYsY— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 2, 2018
According to a post in the Facebook Newsroom, Dating will be an opt-in feature that allows users to create a dating profile that is separate from their Facebook profile.
"...potential matches will be recommended based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends. They’ll have the option to discover others with similar interests through their Groups or Events. However, what people do within the dating feature will not be shown to their friends. We’ll share more information when this begins testing later this year," the post reads.
Wait. Wait. Wait. I’m catching up. You mean that after all the data scandals, Facebook just launched a dating app? Are you serious! Who thought going ahead with this RIGHT NOW was a good idea? #F8— Christina Warren (@film_girl) May 1, 2018
Very excited for Facebook’s new dating app, DataFarmers Only.— Amanda Smith (@AmandaRTubbs) May 1, 2018
is facebook gonna call its dating app Poke— dan seifert (@dcseifert) May 1, 2018
Facebook announcing a dating app - another way of getting no matches and talking to nobody, just what I needed— tateyb (@tateyb) May 2, 2018
if facebook doesn't call it's dating app "fuckbook" then what are we even doing here— 281 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) May 1, 2018
"Main benefit: Your blind date will already have all of your credit card information," one person tweeted https://t.co/KykT1KcrrF— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 2, 2018