Users can set up a dating profile with their first name, which the company said won’t be visible to friends and will not appear in News Feeds.The feature is opt-in and users will not be matched with people they are already friends with, according to Facebook.In a separate statement, Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg said the company is “flattered that Facebook is coming into our space – and sees the global opportunity that we do — as Tinder continues to skyrocket.”“We’re surprised at the timing given the amount of personal and sensitive data that comes with this territory,” Ginsberg’s statement read.“Regardless, we’re going to continue to delight our users through product innovation and relentless focus on relationship success. Facebook’s entry will only be invigorating to all of us.”In a statement, a Hinge spokesperson said Facebook copied the dating app’s tone.“Facebook could have copied swiping apps in its attempt to enter the dating space, but instead they copied Hinge,” the spokesperson said.And amid concerns about how Facebook is sharing user data, Bumble announced last month that i OS users no longer need to signup or login with Facebook.Instead, they can input a phone number to register and login.By providing a range of services in one place, the company becomes even more indispensable in people’s lives.And, of course, in doing so it also maintains its dominance over competitors, whether established or potential.
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.
Bumble and Match Group have been engaged in a very public legal battle in recent weeks.
The tone of the statements issued by Match Group and its majority owner were noticeably different from Bumble’s.“Come on in. Their product could be great for US/Russia relationships,” read a statement from IAC CEO Joey Levin.
From there, their dating profile will be shared with other people going to the event who are also using the dating service.
They will be able to browse through those users and start a conversation in a private messaging inbox that isn’t connected to the Messenger or Whats App apps.“I know a lot of you are going to have questions about this.