The Facebook Dating app would now help users explore potential romantic relationships within their own circle of friends. The new feature is called “Secret Crush” where users can select up to nine Facebook friends in which they wish to express an interest .
“If your crush has opted for Facebook Dating, they’ll get a notification letting them know someone has a crush on them. If your crush adds you to their Secret Crush list, it’s a game! “, AT the social media giant announced Tuesday at its annual “F8” conference in San Jose, California.
“If your crush isn’t on Dating, creates a Secret Crush list, or puts you on their list, no one will know you’ve entered a friend’s name.” , the company added.
On Facebook Dating, you can choose to discover potential matches within your own Facebook communities: events, groups, friends of friends, etc. Currently available in Colombia, Thailand, Canada, Argentina and Mexico, Facebook Dating has been extended to 14 new countries: Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Guyana. and Suriname.
“We created Meet New Friends to help people form friendships with new people from their common communities, such as a school, workplace or city,” said said Facebook.
It’s opt-in, so you’ll only see other people who are open to meeting new friends and vice versa.
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“We will also integrate the Facebook groups, which will make it possible to meet new friends from your most significant communities on Facebook”, a declared the company.