Facebook announces online dating feature

Posted at 3:10 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 17:10:14-04

Are you stumbling with Bumble? Romance hindered with Tinder?  Good News! There could soon be another option for you.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday at a developer’s conference that it would start a dating feature sometime in the near feature.

"This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships. All right, not just hook-ups," Zuckerberg said. "It’s going to be in the Facebook app, but it’s totally optional, it’s opt-in. If you want, you can make a dating profile."

Zuckerberg said potential matches will come from outside your current group of friends. Zuckerberg said he wants the service to help people find long-lasting and meaningful relationships.

"We want Facebook to be somewhere where you can start meaningful relationships. So we’re excited to start rolling this out soon.

Zuckerberg also promised the new service would protect people’s privacy and personal information.