I tried Facebook Dating so you don’tau ever have sicuro put yourself through it

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

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

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

Well, Rso needed to 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

Puro do it, you head sicuro the menu section on the Facebook app, and you should see verso 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 puro get going. It’s the usual stuff that you’d find on Tinder or Hinge; education, smoker/non smoker, bios. It lets you do a mix of pictures and tete-a-tete starters, like Hinge. The gang’s all here.

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

And there’s in nessun caso app, you’ve just got to do it all through the normal one for Facebook. But more of that durante 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 a number of your likes and then you can swipe exclusively through them mediante a Tinder-esque style.

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

I’m not sure if this next one is a favore or verso mediante. I 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 verso 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 verso notification saying “someone’s added you as verso secret crush per Dating”. If they also end up adding you as a secret crush on their Facebook Dating, you’ll confronto.

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

But the biggest bad with Facebook Dating actually has very little puro do with the service itself. It’s onesto 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 esatto broadly inform family members and older acquaintances I know that perhaps don’t use Instagram or Twitter of anything important durante my life. New jobs, moving cities. That kind of thing. Facebook isn’t really the scrolling haven of accommodant mass media it was durante 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 onesto 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 per. Every bio looks like it was written by per bot. It’s the kind of thing you sit and scroll on and end up sending your mental health into an existential crisis.

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

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