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For example, the organizer of an Alcoholics Anonymous group, or someone planning an event at a church, can’t turn the dating feature off.
“The ethos there is that if people want to date, it shouldn’t be in the hands of another person,” says Sharp.
The social network is also introducing two new major features.
The first, called Second Look, allows users to re-review someone they previously said they weren't interested in.
You can round out your profile with up to nine total photos or ice-breaker questions provided by Facebook.
To do so, you’ll need to “unlock” each event or group manually; by default users won’t be able to search for a missed connection unless the other person opts-in to being discovered.
For now, users aged 18 and older in Colombia will be able to create dating profiles and, once those reach a critical mass, find some matches.
WIRED got to preview an early version of the service, and it looks promising—especially for users looking for meaningful long-term relationships rather than hookups.
And while Dating works only on mobile right now, it doesn’t require downloading an additional application to your phone.
But in the US at least, younger—and more likely to be single—people say they’re using the social network less.