Facebook where we connect with friends, family, and “friends” is launching a questionable new dating feature called ‘Secret Crush’. The news was confirmed this week at their development conference, and it will allow you to select up to nine friends. Wired reported the feature is “like matching on Tinder or Bumble, except you get to hand-pick the specific friends you want to date ahead of time, instead of hoping their profiles show up in the queue. “
Here is how ‘Secret Crush’ is supposed to operate. If someone adds you on their list of nine, you get a notification saying “a friend added you as a secret crush.” If you match with the same person on your list, Facebook will match you and reveal the crush names to each other. If your crush does not choose you in their nine, you will not see it. The dating profiles will operate separate within Facebook and will not be as public as everything else.
‘Secret Crush’ has been rolled out for testing in Mexico, Canada, Columbia, Thailand, and several countries in Asia and South America. It’s not clear when it will be introduce in the United States.
Similar apps have been launched within other social media platforms like Friendster, so it’s not exactly original but it’s certainly eye-opening that it’s being introduced on the biggest social platform in the world. Expect to get some notifications you are either are really into or not into at all like that one cousin that constantly invites you to play some game you never want to play.
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