I tried Facebook Dating so you don’t ever have onesto put yourself through it

Per niente. Of course I didn’t have high hopes for Facebook Dating. But what Rso did have was per great deal of morbid curiosity, and an insatiable desire for attention.

I find it hard onesto not give verso new dating app vibe verso try. You really do just never know how they’re going sicuro be. I’ve had them all, puro varying success. Grindr is cursed but I enjoy the attention and, well, the nudes. Tinder is verso glitchy mess but the majority of people looking for love are on it, so the talent pool is wide and there’s always someone preciso competizione with. I met my gia on Hinge, and think it’s actually got the perfected detto for per good dating app.

But what about Facebook Dating? Is it any good? It’s been out per Europe since , so why’ve Rso never heard anything from it?

Well, I needed onesto find out for my own peace of mind. I’ve been playing about on it Facebook Dating for just over per week now, and this is my final verdict on if it’s worth bothering.

Setting up my profile

Sicuro do it, you head onesto the menu section on the Facebook app, and you should see a tab for Dating just under Memories on the right hand side. Once you click on that, you’ll be walked through the steps on how sicuro get going. It’s the usual stuff that you’d find on Tinder or Hinge; education, smoker/non smoker, bios. It lets you do per mix of pictures and conciliabule starters, like Hinge. The gang’s all here.

The feature stresses from the via that it won’t suggest current Facebook friends con Dating and they won’t share any activity or swiping you get up sicuro on it with your friends list.

And there’s per niente app, you’ve just got puro do it all through the normal one for Facebook. But more of that in verso bit.

Is there any good stuff about Facebook Dating?

The major one is that unlike Tinder, you can see who’s liked you. When you go on esatto Facebook Dating, there are three tabs: Profile, Liked You and Matches. On Liked You, you’ll get per number of your likes and then you can swipe exclusively through them mediante a Tinder-esque style.

It’s definitely verso great thing seeing all the people that want sicuro competizione with you just readily available, considering on Tinder preciso get that you’re looking verso paying ?15 a month for the privilege.

I’m not sure if this next one is per vantaggio or a per. Volte guess it would depend on where you fall on the matter. But it’s one of Facebook Dating’s most unique features, so I’ve gotta mention it.

FB Dating has a feature called Secret Crush. With this feature, it lets you add up esatto nine of your Facebook friends or Instagram followers as secret crushes. They’ll get a notification saying “someone’s added you as a secret crush sopra Dating”. If they also end up adding you as verso secret crush on their Facebook Dating, you’ll incontro.

So if you can face up puro your crush knowing you use Facebook Dating, this is the feature for you!

The bad

First of all, the lack of app means per niente notifications. At all. Volte matched with per few lads, but the conciliabule never went anywhere because it would take either of us days to reply when we remembered to check the Dating tab. It’s just not convenient having Dating shunted con this little tab on the main app, and I think it’d be verso big improvement if it had its own app like Facebook Messenger does.

But the biggest bad with Facebook Dating actually has very little preciso do with the service itself. It’s sicuro do with the people who use it.

Facebook isn’t the young person hotspot it once was when we were teenagers. I can’t remember the last time Volte put verso Facebook situazione up for any other purpose than preciso broadly inform family members and older acquaintances Volte know that perhaps don’t use Instagram or Twitter of anything important sopra my life. New jobs, moving cities. That kind of thing. Facebook isn’t really the scrolling haven of social media it was mediante its hey day. Not for people our age, anyway.

There’s verso reason none of your mates talk about that fit lad they’re obsessed with that they’ve spent all night talking to on Facebook Dating. It just doesn’t happen.

I’ve spent a good while over the last week swiping on Facebook Dating, and it’s boring. The people who use it blend into one. Everyone looks like they’ve never left the town they were born in. Every bio looks like it was written by verso bot. It’s the kind of thing you sit and scroll on and end up sending your mental health into incontri green an existential crisis.

On several occasions, I’d go on Dating and see I had around 30 likes. I’d clear through them, excited onesto swipe and find my next fella, to be greeted with not per celibe person I’m interested mediante. Day after day. It’s tedious, and makes you sit there thinking why the hell have Volte even bothered onesto attrezzi this up?

Stick preciso Tinder. Bastoncino preciso Hinge. They’ve already got everything that’s being offered here. Make giammai mistake, all dating apps are quite cursed. But at least on the tried and tested classics you might find someone actually worth going for a bibita with.