The ‘Walmart of dating apps’: Facebook Dating falls flat as users describe their terrible experiences – including being matched with friends of their parents
- Facebook Dating launched earlier this month
- Works with the platform’s user data, such as likes and events attended
- Now users are flocking to Twitter after having bad experiences with the feature
It was designed to give users a fairytale ending, but Facebook’s Dating app seems to have turned into a tragedy.
It has only been a few weeks since the launch of the matchmaking feature and users are already flocking to Twitter to share their not so positive experiences.
Many have expressed their disappointment, calling it ‘trash’, ‘ratchet’ and only ‘5% less annoying than Tinder’.
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It was designed to give users a fairy tale ending, but Facebook’s Dating app seems to have turned into a tragedy, as one Twitter user shared an image of a gentleman who ‘liked’ her
Facebook rolled out its dating app earlier this month and unlike other sites, this one does not require users to mutually ‘match’ before being able to connect, and instead will let participants browse profiles via a familiar card-style cue and interact with the ones that interest them.
It works with the platform’s user data , including what you like, what events you go to, and what groups you’re a part of, to connect you to both Facebook and Instagram users who have opted in.
But it seems the app is not a fan favorite among the public, as many have flocked to Twitter share their frustrations – although some users have given it positive feedback.
‘Man you thought tinder was full of ratchets wait til you see Facebook Dating,’ write @danlacewell.
It has only been a few weeks since the launch of the matchmaking feature and users are already flocking to Twitter to share their not so positive experiences – some even saying the app is trash
Many have expressed their disappointment, calling it ‘trash’, ‘ratchet’ and only ‘5% less annoying than Tinder’
Another Twitter users said ‘So the Facebook dating app is like Tinder, but 5% less annoying”.
And other shared pictures of those who ‘liked’ them, specifically David who appears to be holding his shirt up to show off a gun tattoo on his stomach.
Facebook users have been taken back with some of the descriptions others are using to describe themselves in the dating app
Some users have turned their frustration into humor
It was designed to compete with Tinder, but Facebook’s new dating app has been said to be just a little better than Tinder
Facebook had initial aimed to cater to a group of people who have soured on other, less personal, dating apps and are looking for a more curated experience.
It gives users the ability to interact with profiles in two ways: by liking a profile to let someone know that they’re interested or by commentating directly on a picture.
Many users have created funny memes to express their experience using Facebook Dating
It seems that people of all ages are using Facebook’s new dating feature and others are using it to ask out their longtime crush
It seems the app is not a fan favorite among the public, as many have flocked to Twitter share their frustrations – although some users have given it positive feedback.
Many users are not impressed with Facebook’s new dating app
If users aren’t particularly taken by the profile suggestion, they can pass by clicking an ‘X’ button and moving on through the cue.
To avoid the inevitable awkward situation of suggesting two platonic friends, or worse, Facebook said users will be able to select the type of people recommended to them, including ‘friends of friends and/or people not in your friend circle.’
Facebook is jumping into the dating game with its new Facebook Dating service that will allow users to connect with people in and outside of their friend network.
That doesn’t mean one’s Facebook friends are off limits, however. A feature called ‘secret crush’ allows dating hopefuls to add up to nine Facebook friends or Instagram followers to a list.
If both of the users add each other to the list, it will allow notify each.