Dating websites for under 18s
Still, online dating is still much more common in younger generations, with the share of 18 to -24-year-olds using online dating services nearly tripling from 10% to 27% in that time.
Ok Cupid is free to join, free to search, and free to message.
As dating pools go, they don’t get much bigger than that.
A Facebook spokeswoman told Market Watch the new feature will allow users to set up a dating profile separate from their normal Facebook account, and activity on dating profiles won’t be shared on the News Feed.
In announcing its own dating service, Facebook has essentially cut out the middle man.
This could be bad news for people who don’t want to match with people in their immediate networks, noted Chelsea Reynolds, an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton who studies online dating.
Several major online dating platforms—including Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble—use Facebook’s platform to connect profiles to dating profiles, using photos and first names in the app.