The number of dating apps to choose from can be more daunting than selecting a potential mate, but a newly announced Facebook Dating platform hopes to stand out from the crowd though offering a service that prioritizes in-person connection, as opposed to just lust.
Much like other dating platforms, Facebook Dating will enable users to see potential matches in their area. Those skeptical toward the service may feel more comfortable knowing that no one you're connected with on Facebook will appear as a potential match, alleviating some potential awkwardness among real world friends. In order to ensure appropriate exchanges occur on the platform, Facebook Dating will only allow for text conversations.
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