Facebook Dating arrives this Thursday in Portugal, after being available in several countries since September last year. According to the social network, this novelty is a way of looking for a meaningful relationship “based on a series of common interests” on Facebook itself.
Since the launch of the platform, more than half a billion successful connections have been identified, or matches. Despite being an experience independent of Mark Zuckerberg's social network, Dating works within Facebook, in order to facilitate a description of who is subscribed through their tastes.
Among the main features of the platform are the stories, also present on Facebook and Instagram, since Dating allows sharing stories of these social networks. “By demonstrating authentic moments in everyday life, it is expected that you will achieve a meaningful connection with a person interested in the same things”, points out the platform.
There is also 'secret passions' or secret crush, where it is allowed to explore possible relationships with people already known on Facebook and Instagram. Also in 'events and groups' it is possible to meet people with similar interests, it is only necessary to activate the option in Dating.
If a match, that is, a call, Dating lets you chat with the person by video call, something that Facebook called 'virtual meetings'.
In addition to Portugal, the platform today reaches 31 European countries, such as Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Switzerland, Spain, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Luxembourg, Italy, Latvia and the United Kingdom. In addition to European countries, Dating is now available in another 20 countries, such as the United States, Brazil, Canada, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.