How To Facebook Dating

Facebook, widely recognized as one of the most popular social media platforms, has diversified its feature offerings to include Facebook Dating. This feature, integrated within the platform, allows users to connect and interact with others based on their preferences. This article will guide you through the process of setting up and using Facebook Dating.

Activating Facebook Dating

Before you start swiping left or right, you must first activate the Facebook Dating feature. Follow these steps:

  • Open your Facebook app on your smartphone. Please note that Facebook Dating is only available on the mobile app, not on the desktop version.
  • Tap on the Menu icon (three horizontal lines on the right side).
  • Scroll down and select ‘Dating.’
  • Here, you will be prompted to create a separate Dating profile which is different from your main Facebook profile. Rest assured, your dating activity will not be shared on your Facebook Timeline.

Setting up your Profile

Setting up your Facebook Dating profile involves sharing information about yourself to let potential matches get to know you better. Here’s how to set up your profile:

  • Choose the photos you want to include. Facebook will suggest photos from your Facebook and Instagram accounts, but you can also upload new ones.
  • Answer the personal questions suggested by Facebook. This will give users a glance into your personality and interests.
  • Set your dating preferences including age range, distance, religion, height, and more. This will help Facebook suggest potential matches.

Finding Matches

After setting up your profile, Facebook will suggest potential matches based on your preferences. Here’s how to navigate this:

  • Go to your Dating home.
  • Scroll through the suggested profiles. If you’re interested in someone, you can ‘Like’ their profile or send them a message.
  • If you’re not interested, you can pass on them by clicking ‘Not Interested.’

Remember, conversations where both parties have expressed interest are moved to the Matches tab so you can keep track of them efficiently.

Privacy and Safety

Facebook has implemented several safety features for its Dating service. For instance, you can share details of an upcoming date with a trusted friend through the ‘Share Your Plans’ feature.’

To do this, click on the three dots on the match’s profile and select ‘Share Your Plans.’ Then, you can select a friend who will receive information about your date and your live location for a certain period.


Facebook Dating is an exciting addition to the Facebook app. It provides a platform for people to connect and find potential love interests within a familiar environment. Remember to be respectful and keep safety in mind while using this feature.