On the negative side, with Facebook entering an already saturated online dating market, it may cause people to get more online dating fatigue than before, leading them to quit all online dating sites.
Have you heard your friends complain about going on a great online date only to see this person back on the dating site within 20 minutes of saying goodnight? People think that more is better, or that the grass is always greener. Gone may be the days of writing long-winded profiles and logging into sites on a laptop.
They gravitate toward sites where you can write more prose, like or e Harmony.
But, since people of all ages use Facebook daily (my mom is 70 and is always the first one to like my pictures), there may be some implied trust — the recent data breach aside — in Facebook as a dating medium since it’s already a familiar, known entity.
In all honesty, I’m surprised Facebook didn’t enter the scene much sooner.
(As a reference point, Tinder was released in 2012.)Here are a few known facts about both Facebook and the online dating market as a whole: Facebook allows users to specify their relationship status if they so choose, with many opting to choose “single.”What does all this mean for those who currently use, or may want to use, online dating sites?