Dating old friend
The social network said Tuesday it's introducing a new feature for Facebook Dating that lets users (in certain countries, for now) select up to nine Facebook friends they're interested in romantically.
Your friends will only learn that you have a crush on them if they also use Facebook Dating and add your name to their "Secret Crush" list.
Facebook knows that sometimes the best relationships start off as friendships.
It's built a new tool to help ignite those type of romances.
Dating brings all sorts of challenges and opportunities. We would like each other’s posts, and occasionally comment.
The move could eventually give Facebook a way to make money outside of ad dollars while increasing the amount of time people spend on the app..
Facebook said Tuesday it's expanding its dating service to 14 new countries: Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, and Suriname.
Dating app Bumble also has a version for meeting friends, but Facebook has an advantage since it already knows some of your interests because of the groups you've joined and what's on your profile.
Facebook is currently testing the friend-finding feature in Vietnam and Colombia, but said it's rolling it out to other countries soon.
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