Bumble, too, described itself as “thrilled” at the news, suggesting in a statement that “perhaps Bumble and Facebook can join forces.”They have a point: Dating apps will likely still have their own appeal.Historically, certain dating services have drawn specific crowds.To help keep the two versions of your Facebook self separate, your Dating profile will only use your first name, and your existing Facebook friends won't appear as potential matches.Dating will also have a dedicated inbox that, unlike Messenger, does not allow you to send photos or links.A Pew Research Center study revealed that nearly 60 percent of U. adults consider online dating a good way to meet people, and Match.com, one of the most popular dating sites, says people 50 and older represent its fastest-growing share of users.But seeking romantic bliss online can have a major downside: Cyberspace is full of scammers eager to take advantage of lonely hearts.Until recently, you couldn't even sign up for a Bumble account if you didn't already have a Facebook account.It's not unreasonable to wonder whether these apps would even exist without the social network.
Which means that in one sense, Facebook is again looking for success through imitation.
The con works something like this: You post a dating profile and up pops a promising match — good-looking, smart, funny and personable.
This potential mate claims to live in another part of the country or to be abroad for business or a military deployment.
At F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new dating service, simply called "Dating," that will exist right within the social network's own app.
It will allow Facebook users to create separate profiles from their main Facebook accounts to pursue romantic connections.