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    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 7th May 18, 12:04 PM
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    Facebook dating app
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    • 7th May 18, 12:04 PM
    Facebook dating app 7th May 18 at 12:04 PM
    Anyone know when it starts/how it'll work in the uk?

    I know there's plenty of users here on the usual sites/apps.

    I think the sheer number of fb users, this could be a game changer. And being fb, should be seamless and glitch free, unlike some of the buggy apps out there.
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    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 7th May 18, 1:34 PM
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    Anyone know when it starts/how it'll work in the uk?

    I know there's plenty of users here on the usual sites/apps.

    I think the sheer number of fb users, this could be a game changer. And being fb, should be seamless and glitch free, unlike some of the buggy apps out there.
    Originally posted by moneysaverz83
    What makes you think it'll be any better than any of the others?
    Two people like each other and wish to date, then it's good start, you still get fake profiles on FB.
    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 7th May 18, 2:12 PM
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    As I mentioned, it's the sheer number of people that have access. How many worldwide fb users are there now, like a billion or something? You'll get fake profiles everywhere, that's a given. I think it's also the fact that the tech behind the company will or should mean, a slick and smooth user interface, and seamless integration with people's user profiles.
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 8th May 18, 4:39 PM
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    As I mentioned, it's the sheer number of people that have access. How many worldwide fb users are there now, like a billion or something?
    Originally posted by moneysaverz83
    That's irrelevant. They'll have to opt-in to the dating service - Facebook can't just opt everyone who's listed as "single" into a dating service and bombard half their users with unsolicited pictures of penises. And given that nobody wants to be bombarded with pictures of penises when they're browsing Facebook in their lunch hour, my guess is that hardly anybody will sign up.

    The whole point of dating sites is that everybody on them is actively looking for a partner. So the fact that Facebook has a large database of people who are not actively looking for a partner is of no use if you are dating.

    Facebook is rapidly losing popularity among young people and the entrance into the deeply uncool online dating arena smacks of desperation.
    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 13th May 18, 11:08 PM
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    People have been saying that about fb for years? But magically it's revenue and user numbers have been increasing annually? And the people that think it's uncool...erm, still use it?

    And penises? I'm sure the message system that they implement will only show profile pics...did you think about that?

    Online dating uncool? All the young uns are using tinder, bumble etc, it's far from uncool, it's THE NORM, especially when 1 in 3 relationship start online.

    I'm surprised it's taken fb this long. Userbase is EVERYTHING, and I think more people than you think will opt in
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 14th May 18, 4:10 PM
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    People have been saying that about fb for years? But magically it's revenue and user numbers have been increasing annually? And the people that think it's uncool...erm, still use it?
    Originally posted by moneysaverz83

    Only to make their parents think they know what's going on in their lives, and dissuade them from trying to look at their real social accounts.



    Most user profiles on Facebook are fake. Facebook's earnings come from advertisers, not users, and advertisers are mostly middle aged men who still think their daughters are on Facebook.



    And penises? I'm sure the message system that they implement will only show profile pics...did you think about that?

    Of course, I forgot about Facebook's revolutionary technology that stops you putting a picture of your todger in your profile pic and sending it to random people.


    Online dating uncool? All the young uns are using tinder, bumble etc, it's far from uncool, it's THE NORM, especially when 1 in 3 relationship start online.

    Young-uns don't need dating apps unless they are on the spectrum. Dating apps are for men and women in their 30s whose biological clocks are ticking, and the age groups above, however much they might like to think of themselves as fancy-free young studs. Tinder is only the least uncool of a deeply uncool industry. Those that are single are already using Tinder. They aren't going to go back on Facebook so they can be matched with Putin or their nan.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 14th May 18, 4:31 PM
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    Only to make their parents think they know what's going on in their lives, and dissuade them from trying to look at their real social accounts.

    Most user profiles on Facebook are fake. Facebook's earnings come from advertisers, not users, and advertisers are mostly middle aged men who still think their daughters are on Facebook.

    Of course, I forgot about Facebook's revolutionary technology that stops you putting a picture of your todger in your profile pic and sending it to random people.

    Young-uns don't need dating apps unless they are on the spectrum. Dating apps are for men and women in their 30s whose biological clocks are ticking, and the age groups above, however much they might like to think of themselves as fancy-free young studs. Tinder is only the least uncool of a deeply uncool industry. Those that are single are already using Tinder. They aren't going to go back on Facebook so they can be matched with Putin or their nan.
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    Are we going for the record of 'most incorrect things said in a post'?
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 14th May 18, 7:32 PM
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    Are we going for the record of 'most incorrect things said in a post'?
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    I think they must be.

    My daughter is cool, her boyfriend is cool. Guess where they met? That's right, Tinder.

    I do agree that FB isn't cool though and hasn't been for sometime. It's a necessary evil for businesses now.
    Last edited by seashore22; 14-05-2018 at 7:46 PM.
    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 14th May 18, 11:55 PM
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    Only to make their parents think they know what's going on in their lives, and dissuade them from trying to look at their real social accounts.



    Most user profiles on Facebook are fake. Facebook's earnings come from advertisers, not users, and advertisers are mostly middle aged men who still think their daughters are on Facebook.






    Of course, I forgot about Facebook's revolutionary technology that stops you putting a picture of your todger in your profile pic and sending it to random people.





    Young-uns don't need dating apps unless they are on the spectrum. Dating apps are for men and women in their 30s whose biological clocks are ticking, and the age groups above, however much they might like to think of themselves as fancy-free young studs. Tinder is only the least uncool of a deeply uncool industry. Those that are single are already using Tinder. They aren't going to go back on Facebook so they can be matched with Putin or their nan.
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    So much rubbish as previously pointed out.

    FYI, I'm in my 30s. I know a lot of people in their 20s. They have ALL used tinder at some point and are ALL on fb, and actively use it, and none are 'uncool'. Oh, and there's many many 20 something on tinder when I've searched.

    And btw, maybe read into how the fb thing will work. From what I understand, it can match 2 singles attending a particular event (eg gig), as an introduction.

    Ps - never seen a genital on a profile picture on FB. You must mix in wildly different (cool?) circles to me, but I'm sure with the increased spotlight on FB and data security, they'll have sufficient vetting procedures in place, so you will hopefully sleep easy on that
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 15th May 18, 9:03 AM
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    That's irrelevant. They'll have to opt-in to the dating service -
    Facebook can't just opt everyone who's listed as "single" into a dating service and bombard half their users with unsolicited pictures of penises.
    And given that nobody wants to be bombarded with pictures of penises when they're browsing Facebook in their lunch hour, my guess is that hardly anybody will sign up.

    The whole point of dating sites is that everybody on them is actively looking for a partner. So the fact that Facebook has a large database of people who are not actively looking for a partner is of no use if you are dating.

    Facebook is rapidly losing popularity among young people and the entrance into the deeply uncool online dating arena smacks of desperation.
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    Well, one would hope they can't - but it is Facebook we're talking about...
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 15th May 18, 9:29 AM
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    My daughter is cool, her boyfriend is cool.
    Originally posted by seashore22

    This thread is too cute. It's like listening to your nan reminiscing about how your mum and dad used to go courting down the youth club, when you know they were actually on the beach getting mashed on LSD.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 16th May 18, 4:58 PM
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    Young-uns don't need dating apps unless they are on the spectrum. Dating apps are for men and women in their 30s whose biological clocks are ticking
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    'Young-uns' might not need dating apps but that doesn't mean they don't want to use them.
    For the older generations I think dating sites/agencies had a whiff of desperation about them but for younger people it's a much more casual, fun type of thing. Technology plays a greater role in our lives all the time so it's not surprising that a generation of people who have grown up with social media will also use it for dating.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 16th May 18, 5:03 PM
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    I used a dating site and thought it was ridiculously uncool, because there was such a stigma.

    Then I realised everyone and their dog was on Tinder. Literally everyone....

    Times have changed.
    • caprikid1
    • By caprikid1 18th May 18, 3:57 PM
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    I suspect people are very cautious and want to keep dating and facebook separate.
    • Wartenwas
    • By Wartenwas 1st Jun 18, 8:47 PM
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    [QUOTEI suspect people are very cautious and want to keep dating and facebook separate.][/QUOTE]

    Exactly my words. I would never use such that Facebook dating app. I go for free dating websites.
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