How Facebook Dating Works

Preliminary information

How Facebook Dating Works

Prima di enter the dettaglio della procedura su how Facebook Dating works, I think you might be interested in learning more about this service launched by Mark Zuckerberg and associates.

Well, Facebook Dating is a service announced at the end of 2019 that aims to bringing people together. Many associate it, for obvious reasons, with Tinder. Facebook claims its service is meant for introduce people who have interests, events and groups in common.



Put simply, using the data in its possession, linked to the accounts of the popular social network, Facebook tries to bring together those who have similar tastes. In any case, although the service is clearly oriented towards the search for a soul mate, therefore one stable relationship, people can also choose to pursue casual relationships, Chatter e friendships.

In short, everyone makes their intentions explicit and Facebook Dating tries to connect the right people with each other. The service creates a kind of sub account to the user, which is not viewed by those who are registered only to the "normal" social network. Put simply, here people can form relationships and express themselves also through Stories accessible only to those who are registered on Dating.

Dating can be defined as another social network, a world that those who are only subscribed to the "normal" Facebook cannot see. In any case, after arriving in the USA at the end of 2019, Facebook Dating has landed in city starting from October 22 2020.


As regards the compatible devices, for the time being Dating is only available throughofficial Facebook application for Android and iOS / iPadOS (not accessible from browser or desktop). I almost forgot: you must be of age to use the service.


How to activate Facebook Dating

How Facebook Dating Works

The service is creating some confusion for users, as some don't realize there isn't any Facebook Dating download. In fact, to access the Facebook Dating per Android e Facebook Dating per iOS you do not need to download any additional app, but go directly to theofficial Facebook application for mobile devices (the feature is not yet active on other platforms).

To download the latest version of the latter (even if in reality Dating is activated on the server side and not with an app update), just open the store of your device - for example the Play Store if you have an Android device or the App Store if you have an iPhone or iPad -, type “facebook” e fare tap sull 'icona dell'app (the social network logo). After that, press the button Update (or your Installa / Ottieni, if you have not yet installed the Facebook app) and, if you are on iOS / iPadOS, verify your identity using Face ID, touch ID o password dell'ID Apple.

Once the application opens, you will be prompted to create an account (if you haven't already). For all the relevant information on this phase, I recommend that you refer to my tutorial on how to create a Facebook account.

How Facebook Dating Works

After logging in, click onhamburger icon present at the top right and tap on the box Dating. Finally, you just have to press the button Start, to enable the service on your account and begin the configuration process.



How to use Facebook Dating

After having shown you the method to enable the service, I would say that it is time to move on to the configuration of your profile and to find out how to use facebook dating and how to search for a soul mate or people to make friends with.

Privacy Settings

How Facebook Dating Works

The phrase with which Facebook welcomes the user is: "We will not suggest your current Facebook friends within Dating or notify them that you have signed up". In short, unless you decide to make it explicit, your friends won't know anything.

For the rest, you can press on the option Privacy Settings, present at the top right, to choose if the service can suggest friends of friends or not. For the sake of completeness, Facebook explains that "anyone who signs up for Dating will be able to see your profile, except your current Facebook friends and people you've blocked".

Also note the fact that it is not possible to take screenshots within the main Facebook Dating screens, as it is private data. In short, some attention is paid to privacy of the user. Once you've finished editing, tap the button NEXT, to continue.

Golden Rules

How Facebook Dating Works

Facebook Dating immediately makes things clear: to make the most of the service, it is important to respect the rules.

This means aiming forauthenticity, then post photos and authentic information, as well as remember that behind each profile there is a person with feelings, which must be respected. If there is no "feeling", you can move on and get over it without too many problems.


In case someone makes you uncomfortable, you can send one signal or block that person within Dating. Finally, Facebook itself advises not to immediately provide personal information to others, but to putting safety first and first make sure he's the right person.


Once you understand and internalize these rules, press the button NEXT, to continue.

Profile information and what you are looking for

How Facebook Dating Works

After you've made some important points clear, it's time to get serious and set the information in yours dating profile.

The application completes the various information by default, taking it from what you have added to your "normal" Facebook profile. In particular, name and age cannot be changed, while gender identity, city ​​of origin, professional title, company and whatever else they can also be removed from the Dating profile, depending on how much information you want to show others.

Remember this information are visible to everyone on Dating, since they serve to "introduce you" to other people. In short, pay attention to what you enter at this stage. can modify or remove the information through thepencil icon and X present on the right. You may also need to tap the button Remove to delete information.

In any case, the changes you make here will only apply to your Dating profile e they will not have "repercussions" on the "normal" Facebook account. Once the information is sorted, tap the button NEXT, to continue.

How Facebook Dating Works

At this point, you are asked who you would like to meet between Women, Men o All. Tap on your choice and press the button NEXT, to continue. Subsequently, theinformation on data: after reading it, tap on Accept to advance.

At this point, you will have to indicate what are you looking for. The available options are Chatter, Friendship, Occasional relationship, Stable relationship e I prefer not to point it out. Make your choice, which will be visible on your dating profile, and click the button NEXT.

You will later be prompted to activate geolocation. Don't worry: this data will not be sent to other people, but will be used by Facebook Dating to recommend users who are close to you and not on the other side of the world. Other people will show it an indication of your location (for example, the name of the city where you live), but not the address of your home.

So press the button first Turn on location settings and in no time his quello Allow, to give the app access to geolocation. Facebook also uses this information to suggest you local events e more relevant listings. On Android, you may need to tap voice as well Only allow while using the app, but this depends on the device you have. Then click on the button NEXT, to continue.

How Facebook Dating Works

At this point, you will be given some secondary questions related to information that you can add to your dating profile. More precisely, you will be asked to enter height, city ​​of origin, professional title, company where you work, if you have children, what's your educational levelis fumes, drink alcohol, Which languages you know and so on.

You can decide, at your discretion, whether to add this information to your Dating profile or to click on the item Salta, present at the top right. Some of these details might help the application a suggest people similar to you, but of course you have to choose whether to add them or not.

Once you have answered all of these questions, you will be asked to choose yours best photo, starting with those available on Facebook. The system will make a basic choice, but you can change it by tapping on the box Change photo and select an image from yours roll, from Facebook or take a picture at the moment. Obviously, you will be allowed cut it out.

Once you have chosen the photo you think is most valid, tap the button NEXT, to continue. The app will then allow you to check for the last time information you entered and it will explain to you what are you accepting using the service.

How Facebook Dating Works

To complete the registration of your Facebook Dating account, you just have to tap on the button Confirmation. The service will create a dating profile automatically using yours Facebook photo, but of course, before making it visible, you can do all the changes of the case.

Premium, though, your pulse Preview of the suggested profile to take a look at how the system made yours Facebook Dating profile. Typically, theimage previously chosen, while the name and l 'age, as well as one Description of the person (which you can add manually) and aindication of your location and what you are looking for.

Finally, at the bottom of the page, they are present 3 foto representing the user, taken from his Facebook profile. If you want, you can also add other information by clicking on the button Answer a question, as well as insert post Instagramm using the appropriate key.

How Facebook Dating Works

edit photos chosen by the system, you just need to press onpencil icon e move or remove photos. You can choose others by clicking on the button add a photo. Once you have chosen the images to insert, tap on the item Save, present at the top right, and then on the icon of the X, in order to exit the profile preview.

Perfect, you are now successfully signed up for Facebook Dating. The app will return to the home menu: from there, to enter Dating, press on the appropriate box.

Match search

How Facebook Dating Works

La match search it is not done by the user, but by work. Specifically, Facebook Dating describes matches with the term matches, since they are people with interests similar to their own.

Either way, obviously Dating needs to gather enough information to show you matches, then there must be people in your area subscribed to the service that fall within the fees you entered during the profile configuration phase.

Do not worry, therefore, if the writing appears initially "Everything is ready for the moment" and there are no people, as Dating will let you know when it finds any matches suitable for you.

When there are matches, you will see one of them appear at the top profiles and you can click on the box heart to put a "Like" or to discard the proposed person, by pressing on the icon X.

How Facebook Dating Works

Below you will also see the Stories of the profiles shown, as well as add your own, a bit like on Instagram. Also, you will find the sections Events in common, Groups in common e Secret passions, which may allow you to make other "matches".

Pressing on the item Profile, on the other hand, you can see the final result of your profile and possibly make it more “palatable”, by tapping on the button Complete the profile or in any case by replacing the images and information.

Also starting from the main Dating page, the sections also appear at the top People who like you, in which they are present those who "like" you, Correspondences, which is the area where all the chat with people related to your matches.

How Facebook Dating Works

For the rest, you can press onicona dell'ingranaggio, present at the top right, to change other important options, such as the maximum distance of the recommended people (default is 100 km), thegender identity and age group. You can also express other preferences, such as those relating to, for example, ai children andreligious orientation.

By moving to the tab Generali, instead, you can decide to show your Instagram posts on the Dating profile, see the profiles you have discarded e share the service with other people. Also, by pressing the button Notification settings, you can choose whether to be notified when you receive new likes or messages. By default, these notifications are already active.

Secret passions

How Facebook Dating Works

An interesting feature on Facebook Dating is that relating to secret passions, which allows you to add up to a maximum of 9 Facebook friends or followers in a small circle on Dating.

These people they won't know you have a "crush" for them, but if they add you in turn to the secret passions of dating you will know that the feeling is mutual and a good relationship could arise. The section Secret passions is available directly in the pagina iniziale of Facebook Dating, below.

To add a person to the section Secret passions, just press the button +, look for the name of the latter among Facebook friends or followers on Instagram and press on outcome most relevant. For removeinstead, a person, you just have to press on his photo and tap the button Remove from Secret interests.

Either way, the person you add as a secret passion will be notified that an anonymous person has a "crush" for her, but she won't know who it is.

Chat on Facebook Dating

How Facebook Dating Works

In order to write to another person, you have to put I like her profile, by pressing onheart icon, and wait for that accept your invitation from the section People who like you. You can also send comments on photos.

In any case, once the other person accepts, the system will inform you that you have made contact and will move the chat to the section Correspondences. Here you can write with the other person, a bit like on Facebook Messenger, and eventually start one video call, by pressing onvideo camera icon present at the top right.

For the rest, you might be interested in taking a look at my tutorials on how to start a chat with a girl or a boy, in which there are simple common sense rules to make a good impression and start new friends / acquaintances "with the foot right".

How To Block A Person On Facebook Dating

How Facebook Dating Works

In case someone annoys you within Facebook Dating, you need to know that there is a feature for block people.

To use it, just press, starting from the main profile page, on theicona dell'ingranaggio, present at the top right, move to the tab Generali and tap on the item first Privacy Settings and later on that Block people on Dating.

By doing so, you will access the section that allows you to block people: just click on the option Add to blocked people list and select those you no longer want to see on the platform.

How to disable Facebook Dating

How Facebook Dating Works

How do you say? You tried to take a "test drive" on Facebook Dating but you don't like the service and, therefore, you want deactivate it, so as to return to the standard Facebook profile only? No problem: I'll tell you how to do it right away.

To proceed, open the Facebook, premi sull 'hamburger icon, present at the top right, and tap on the box Dating. Then, tap onicona dell'ingranaggio, which is at the top right, and move to the tab Generali.

Here, under the tab Account, you will find two options to disable the service. For disable it temporarily, until your next decision to use it, just move on ON the relative levetta all'opzione take a break e premere sul pulsating Continue.

In this way, you can continue to answer to the people who put "I like" you or with whom you are already in contact, but your Dating profile will be temporarily deactivated e you will no longer receive other requests.

How Facebook Dating Works

If, on the other hand, you want delete your profile from Facebook Dating, just click on the option Delete the profile, select the reason why you have decided to quit the service - or click on Salta - and tap the button Delete.

This will result in thepermanent deletion of the profile of Dating, as well as of photo, answers e conversations. The action it cannot be undone and, if you want to re-enter the platform, you will need to create a new account (always following the instructions I gave you in the chapter on how to activate Facebook Dating).

Facebook Dating is not working

How Facebook Dating Works

In some cases, the Facebook Dating service it may not work properly on your device. The reasons for this can be different.

This could be a problem with : Dating is either not accessible or is “too new” in some areas. Furthermore, the release of functionality occurs gradually, so it may not be accessible from your Facebook profile.

In this case, you just have to wait that the service be extended to your area. For the rest, if you managed to activate the Dating profile ma you don't see any matches, you may have to wait for enough people around you to start using the service.

In short, there could be multiple reasons why Facebook Dating isn't working on your device. For the rest, I recommend that you consult my tutorial on how to solve problems with Facebook, since Dating is usable through the same application.

Finally, you might also be interested in taking a look at my guide on how to contact Facebook, as well as the official Facebook Dating guidelines.

How Facebook Dating Works

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