Mired in data breaches and privacy scandals Facebook has turned to love. It launched its dating service in the U.S. Thursday The Verge reported.

Facebook says it will suggest matches for you based on preferences you express when you create your profile, along with your interests and Facebook activity. The app, which borrows many design elements from the dating app Hinge, allows you to send a “like” and a corresponding message to any profile you encounter on the service. You won’t see your Facebook friends in the app unless you use its “secret crush” feature, which lets you express interest in up to nine Facebook friends (or Instagram followers). If you both like each other, you’ll get a notification letting you know.

Check It Out: Facebook Dating Launches in U.S.

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    • W. Abdullah Brooks, MD


      My thoughts exactly. Imagine the revels all round likely when, not if, users’ ‘like’ lists get leaked to bad guys or publicly outed. And that’s just one of multiple things that could go wrong.

      This is a cluster-flop on a hair trigger.

    • aardman

      Given that people portray ‘enhanced’ versions of themselves on social media, one would expect disappointment across all parties when the live specimen fails to live up to the promise of the online version. Then again, they all might be reconciled to the prevailing wisdom that everyone lies on FB so expectations have already been adjusted accordingly.

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