Facebook is coming off of the most significant personal privacy scandal in company history.
It spent a lot of F8 trying to convince people that, yes, Facebook can be trusted again.
Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.It’s not at all that Facebook couldn’t launch a dating feature.It actually makes a lot of sense, and Chief Product Officer Chris Cox even joked that he thought Facebook would have launched dating more than a decade ago.Those tests will determine when it will roll out more broadly. Facebook doesn’t plan to run ads alongside these profiles, either, and won’t use data associated with a user’s dating profile or behavior to target them with ads on other Facebook properties, according to a spokesperson.
John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.
Facebook is building a separate messaging experience just for this dating feature — it won’t use Messenger or Whats App unless both parties decide to swap numbers or usernames.
Either person can send the first message, but they’ll only be allowed to send that one unless the recipient replies. The feature is being built by the company’s profile team, which is run by Will Cathcart, a long-tenured product VP who joined the company from Google in 2008.
Who wants to date somebody who like Chihuahuas after all?
The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.
Cons: The app requires you to give over control over to someone else to decide for you.which might get in the way of sweet conversation.