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To help keep the two versions of your Facebook self separate, your Dating profile will only use your first name, and your existing Facebook friends won't appear as potential matches.
Dating will also have a dedicated inbox that, unlike Messenger, does not allow you to send photos or links.
The stock price for Match Group, the company that owns dating sites like Tinder, Ok Cupid, and Match.com, took a tumble after Facebook's announcement.
But the company doesn't appear worried.“We’re flattered that Facebook is coming into our space—and sees the global opportunity that we do—as Tinder continues to skyrocket.
Until recently, you couldn't even sign up for a Bumble account if you didn't already have a Facebook account.
It's not unreasonable to wonder whether these apps would even exist without the social network.
The social network says it's going to start testing Dating later this year, and that it's not going to use information from the feature to target ads.If you sign up for one of these apps, you can immediately pull in your Facebook photos, and autofill information like where you live, work, and went to school.Tinder even shows users when a potential match has mutual friends with them on Facebook.Tinder’s reliance on Facebook became painfully clear a month ago, when the dating app temporarily stopped working because of changes Facebook made to its data-sharing policies.
And now Tinder, as well as apps like it, will have to compete with Facebook itself—an app everyone is already using.The two profiles won’t interact, meaning your Facebook friends won’t be able to see what your Dating profile says.