Friday, May 24, 2019

How To Sign Up on Facebook's New "Dating" Feature

Facebook announced the product at their F8 developer conference in May 2018. The service was not fully announced at the conference, and attendees were told that more information would be coming soon. The feature was in internal beta testing within several months of the conference.

Facebook Dating first launched in Colombia on September 20th, 2018. Users contributed to establishing what the dating site would look like for future users, as it was still in the testing stages. Facebook stated that if the testing went well, it would become a more prominent part of the existing Facebook application.

The second expansion has been launched in Canada and Thailand in October 2018.

Facebook Dating Feature

Facebook Dating is planned as a feature within Facebook's main app rather than a separate app release. Facebook users would create a separate dating profile. After indicating interest in another profile, the service would let the users contact each other. Facebook also plans a feature to let people attending the same event to make their profiles visible to each other. In an effort to meet new people, the service ensured that users would not match with their friends and that they would match with people who had things in common and mutual friends.

Users can filter results based on location, a number of children, religion, age, or height, and can match with other users within a 100km range.

The application was different from modern dating apps as you "can expect to find exactly zero swiping." Additionally, existing Facebook users do not have to create a new account or download a new app, to use their dating service.

For a more easier and simple step-by-step Facebook Dating sign-up, check the photos below: 

Check the DATING tab on your settings. 

A welcome page will open and get you started to sign-up.

You can edit your privacy settings or go to next...

Gender option and press next...

You need to activate your GSP for your location. 

Dating uses Location Services to set your dating location and suggest people near you but doesn't automatically update your dating location.
Your dating location is always visible on your dating profile and can be changed in your dating preference.

Picking out your featured photo.

Confirming your dating profile

Photo, gender, and interest in.

Few steps before finishing your profile, you can add more photos. 

This window will show up after finishing your profile, a suggested member is shown.

Suggestion for matches group, events and you can match with your FB friends in Secret Crush.

There's a tab for people who are interested in you, their dating profiles will be shown there. 

A tab for conversation list. All conversation with someone will be shown. 

You can add and edit your Dating Settings anytime.

And most especially you can delete your account anytime you want. Just like what I did after taking photos of the steps I provided here for the purpose of this blog post. 

A pop-up confirmation when you decided to delete your Facebook Dating Service, Secret Crush. 

What are your thoughts on this new Facebook's Secret Crush? Will you be up for this new service.

For me, I am getting Facebook's service based on my personal and blog needs and I am not seeing this new service usable for the time being. 

I hope people who will be engaging in this service take caution on the importance of online privacy. Do not post anything that you will regret in the future. Be careful online. 


  1. I completely and completely lost this new feature of FB O_O

  2. For serious! Facebook has a dating section?! Honestly... I am not sure why they didn't come up with this sooner, hahahahaha! I mean, so many people find their ONE through Facebook!

  3. Wow. This is my first time hearing about this new feature being tested and honestly I don't think it's a good idea at all. You can easily set up great date nights from your regular profile, why would anyone need two different profiles on one platform just to hit the dating scene. The location feature mentioned above has me a little uneasy as well. If I'm dating as a female and this is a dating portion of the site, the last thing I would want public and visible automatically is my location. Lets face it we live in a sexually driven world right now, no way I would want someone I know is more than likely trying to date in order to take things to the next level to know my location. Plus on top of that Facebook has allowed pretty much anyone to join and create profiles right now including children, what would be stopping them from being encouraged more to set up dating profiles only to be targeted by predators. I really think Facebook needs to re-think this decision, stay in their own lane and just improve on what they already have.

  4. I've never heard of this feature before but it makes sense to me to have it on Facebook. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Waiting for the dating platform to come up. Everyone's waiting to get on board the game.

  6. I bet many people are waiting for this. This gets Facebook into a different level. This is so interesting.

    1. That is for sure, I hope they use it wisely. :)

  7. This is interesting. I think that would be helpful for people to know each other and meet new people who have similar interest. Haha fb is upgrading it's game. Would be a good competition to other dating sites.

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