Facebook Dating is here but it’s awfully lonely on the social network

With virtual dating the only acceptable form right now, Emmet Ryan checked out Facebook’s newly arrived dating app but there wasn’t much going on there and for once it wasn’t him

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
23rd October, 2020
Facebook Dating is here but it’s awfully lonely on the social network
It remains to be seen whether Facebook will be any match for Match Group, which owns Tinder, Plenty of Fish and many other dating platforms

Facebook’s first effort at launching its dating service in Ireland stumbled hard.

The social network had planned to roll out Facebook Dating here for Valentine’s Day earlier this year, back in those halcyon days when meeting people in public was a normal thing. But the Data Protection Commissioner sharply put a stop to the plan as it hadn’t been informed of the planned launch in adequate time and the rollout was delayed....

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