Dating sites like live 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.It's easy to dismiss Dating as Facebook copying Tinder, just like it ripped Instagram Stories from Snapchat.
If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 – 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real-life’.
Zuckerberg, as well as Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, stressed that the feature is designed to spark meaningful connections—not help you find your next hookup.
But the reality is even Facebook doesn’t know yet how it will be widely used, if at all.
For example, if you're attending a concert, you'll be able to "unlock" your profile, so that potential matches who have said they're going to the same show can see it.
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.