Dating via facebook

Zuckerberg, as well as Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, stressed that the feature is designed to spark meaningful connections—not help you find your next hookup.

But the reality is even Facebook doesn’t know yet how it will be widely used, if at all.

To help keep the two versions of your Facebook self separate, your Dating profile will only use your first name, and your existing Facebook friends won't appear as potential matches.

Dating will also have a dedicated inbox that, unlike Messenger, does not allow you to send photos or links.

This app has an intriguing premise: Instead of endlessly browsing potential matches solo, Wingme allows you to invite your pals to provide feedback on the guys and gals you'll encounter on the site.

No Facebook necessary — just friends who are willing and able to help you stay out of an online dating k-hole by weighing in on your romantic prospects. Women rule here — men answer one question daily, to which women see the answers.

These days, lots of dating apps pull your information from Facebook, allow you to add some additional stats, and get started on swiping and messaging from there, which means that the social media juggernaut is practically a requirement for online dating.

But whether you're ready to delete your account or you never had one in the first place, there are plenty of dating apps that work without Facebook.

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Users post fun date ideas alongside standard profile fare (photos, basic personal information).

If you click with someone's profile and date concepts, you reach out.

Perhaps this app could be billed as the anti-Tinder. Instead of flipping through photos ad infinitum, this spin on dating is a meeting of the minds. If you're near someone else, they'll pop up as potential love interests.

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