Facebook Dating feature takes on Tinder in public trial run - what could go wrong?1
You can obviously still have a regular Facebook profile without adding your separate dating info, which includes your first name and age, as well as a short description of yourself and what you’re interested in. No other private information should be included in your Dating Profile, but you know how these things go.
You’re free to message anyone via Facebook Dating, which doesn’t sound like a great idea, and the limit of people you can express your “interest” in is 100 a day. There’s also a limit of nine photos you can add to your profile on iOS devices and 12 on Android, with pics and videos banned from your conversations with “interests.”
Last but not least, there’s obviously a search option for matches within 100 kilometers of your GPS-verified location, but don’t worry, your existing friends will not show up in these searches. Why does it feel this is merely the start of another data-harvesting nightmare?