How dating services work

Bumble can continue to offer a specific community, or unique features, like the ability for women to exclusively approach men first.

Conversely, is on Facebook, with all the good and bad that an infinite dating pool contains.

Zuckerberg, as well as Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, stressed that the feature is designed to spark meaningful connections—not help you find your next hookup.

But the reality is even Facebook doesn’t know yet how it will be widely used, if at all.

It worked not unlike the experience of swiping through Tinder profiles does today.

After a rough breakup last January, I was sad and single in the Big Apple.

We’re surprised at the timing given the amount of personal and sensitive data that comes with this territory," Mandy Ginsberg, the CEO of Match Group, said in a statement.

"Regardless, we’re going to continue to delight our users through product innovation and relentless focus on relationship success. Facebook’s entry will only be invigorating to all of us.”"Come on in. Their product could be great for US/Russia relationships," Joey Levin, the CEO of IAC, Match Group's parent company, added.Tinder’s reliance on Facebook became painfully clear a month ago, when the dating app temporarily stopped working because of changes Facebook made to its data-sharing policies.And now Tinder, as well as apps like it, will have to compete with Facebook itself—an app everyone is already using.The stock price for Match Group, the company that owns dating sites like Tinder, Ok Cupid, and Match.com, took a tumble after Facebook's announcement.But the company doesn't appear worried.“We’re flattered that Facebook is coming into our space—and sees the global opportunity that we do—as Tinder continues to skyrocket.It’s hard not to immediately notice that Dating looks eerily similar to predominant existing dating apps, like Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble.