Tinder and Bumble have a new competitor in Facebook Dating for Europeans. The service was launched today in the continent after a prolonged delay. The social media giant was eyeing a February 2020 launch; February 14th to be exact, which would have been a great Valentine’s Day surprise for Europeans.
The Tinder rival was available to the American people back in September 2019. As for the features, they are similar. When you create your profile, your matches will depend on the preferences you express. Your Facebook activity and interests will also be linked to your profile. There’s also a secret-crush feature that allows you to display interest in up to nine Facebook friends or Instagram followers.
As for privacy, there’s a shield icon which you can tap to share the details of your date, with family or friends via Facebook Messenger. A live location can also be shared on a temporary basis. The app is free and has no pesky advertisements. Facebook believes the app is about conversations.
Now that Facebook is way past the problem, Facebook Dating can be used by people living in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.