Finding Love Online Just Got A Whole Lot Less Intimidating, Thanks To Facebook

If you've ever fraternized with the online dating scene, you probably remember the first time you swiped right. It may have led to a date with someone new, or just some text message banter, but either way, it was likely memorable simply because it differed from your standard, IRL meet-cute. By now, however, we've grown accustomed to speaking with strangers on the web. We've figured out how to build authentic digital connections — plenty of serious relationships are born from an app.
That said, dating online isn't easy. It can be hard to get a read on who we'll really click with via a digital profile. But what if we could cut through the noise and curate our experience on dating apps to more closely match our realities? Facebook — the app we already use to document our memories and nurture virtual connections — is helping us do just that with its new feature for finding love online: Facebook Dating.
From the app that's been a facilitator of online connection for over a decade, we're finally seeing something different brought to the table in the realm of romance. Get ready for the latest evolution in online dating.
Think of it this way: You've joined and liked Facebook groups based on your interests, attended events that reflect your priorities, and filled your profile with plenty of other information that says a whole lot about who you are, both online and off. Now, with Facebook Dating, everything you need to start your separate Dating profile is already on the app you know. And fear not: The app won’t share your activity outside of Dating, and conversations can't kick off until both people decide they want to talk.
Ready to throw your hat in the ring? Find Facebook Dating on the Facebook app, and meet your match today.

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