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And now it’s happening: Facebook promises us an actual dating app! How much time do you waste on swiping the profiles of your potential partners? Will FB’s app work on the disadvantages of such popular things as Tinder or Bumble? Today the Typical Student team is going to show you a small sneak peek.
Brand-New Facebook Dating App: First Screencaps
It’s almost official! Jane Manchun Wong showcased the pictures of fresh Facebook Dating app. Jane is an app researcher. In the past, she already showed us different FB’s features. You may remember her Talent Show review.
“I can’t go past the signup screen because they are not activating all non-employee Dating profiles because, well, it’s pre-launch,” writes Jane on her Twitter page.
Facebook gave no comments, so the origin of Jane’s screens is unclear. Still, FB team already confirmed they are tasting the Dating app currently.
What Do We Know About Facebook Dating?
To sum everything up, let’s see what we know about the new Facebook Dating app.
When Is Facebook Dating Release Date?
Nobody, actually, knows the release date. Looks like the team of FB still has some work to be done. Luckily, there are always Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, Hinge, OKCupid… Or unluckily?
Research Proves Swiping Sucks
Lots of modern web users claim that swiping doesn’t work anymore. Now you lose too much time when swiping the profiles of other daters. Even when you face a match, you never know if you need this person to be in your life. Talking about hookups, they are still easy-to-get. However, if you are looking for a long-term relationship and hope to find it with a dating up… Well, may the force be with you!
Here is what Scott Harvey, the Global Dating Insights editor, says: “Swiping is definitely good for matching but a lot of low quality interaction can follow on from that.” And he’s god damn right! You know it’s easy to click on an image. Some users even do it automatically. Needless to say, it is much more easier than writing the first message or perform any other actions to start chatting. Finally, Statistics!
Still Can’t Get Why Swiping Sucks?
"Say it takes 10 swipes for a match, 2 matches for an opening line, 3 opening lines for a response, 5 responses for a flowing conversation, 5 flowing conversations for a date, and 5 dates for a second date," says Harvey. "That’s a user browsing 7,500 profiles before connecting with someone 'meaningfully.'"
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