Now, this isn't to say that you shouldn't give Facebook Dating a shot when it is released later this year.Virtually all of the issues raised here are simply online analogs to the dangers folks face while dating in real life.The Facebook dating service would enable a user to create a separate profile other than the regular Facebook profile that they have.Thereafter, the social networking giant would feed them with matches based on their preferences, interests and mutual friends.
Further, Zuckerberg cleared that with the dating service, the company wants to ensure that users find a long-term match rather than casual hookups.
The service will recommend matches "based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends," according to a statement from the company.
This is similar to mechanisms that Tinder and Hinge employ, wherein if you're logged in to those services via Facebook, you won't be shown the profiles of people you've friended.
However, unlike other dating services like Tinder or Bumble, which simply leverage the social site's API, Facebook's overwhelming global reach dramatically increases user's exposure risk.
I mean, do you really want to trust the same site that your racist uncle uses to rant about "Obummer" and the Deep State with finding you a mate?