Dating by friends

Facebook is currently testing the friend-finding feature in Vietnam and Colombia, but said it's rolling it out to other countries soon.Users who opt into the friend feature by clicking on a link in their News Feed will be able to narrow down suggestions for friends by selecting certain interests.The social network is testing a new feature called "Meet New Friends" that surfaces recommendations for new friends based on where you live, work, what college you attended or groups you've joined.Dating app Bumble also has a version for meeting friends, but Facebook has an advantage since it already knows some of your interests because of the groups you've joined and what's on your profile.Users who opt into the service create a separate profile for dating and are shown suggested people based on their interests, preferences and activities on Facebook.

The company has also seen a diverse group of people create dating profiles, including those who are gay, lesbian, transgendered or bisexual.

Your friends will only learn that you have a crush on them if they also use Facebook Dating and add your name to their "Secret Crush" list.

Once that happens, you and your friend will get a notification that it's a match.

Instead, you just tap "interested" or "pass" on the dating profiles you receive.

Facebook designed its dating service to help people find relationships -- not just hookups.

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