Explore your love interest with the new Dating feature by Facebook

Facebook will soon give you a chance to connect with your secret crush via the Facebook Dating option. Facebook announced the new feature at their annual F8 developer’s conference and claimed that it would give users the opportunity to explore romantic interests within their own circle of extended friends.
"On Facebook Dating, you can opt in to discover potential matches within your own Facebook communities: events, groups, friends of friends and more.", announced Facebook in a blog post.
The new feature would enable users to pick up to nine Facebook friends they may be interested in. If the opposite party are a part of the Dating service, they would be notified that someone has a crush on them. If the receiver is interested, the Facebook Dating service would add you to their Secret Crush list and as they say, “you MIGHT live happily ever after.”

Facebook clarifies that if the crush is not on the Dating service, they will not be notified and no one will know about the user’s admiration.

Facebook is announcing a new feature called Secret Crush. People have told Facebook that they believe there is an opportunity to explore potential romantic relationships within their own extended circle of friends. So now, if you choose to use Secret Crush, you can select up to nine of your Facebook friends who you want to express interest in. If your crush has opted into Facebook Dating, they will get a notification saying that someone has a crush on them. If your crush adds you to their Secret Crush list, it’s a match! If your crush isn’t on Dating, doesn’t create a Secret Crush list, or doesn’t put you on their list, no one will know that you’ve entered a friend’s name.

The Facebook Dating feature was previously available in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and Thailand. And from today, it will roll out in 14 more countries including Brazil, Peru, Malaysia, Singapore, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Guyana, Uruguay, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Suriname.

USA-based users will have to wait for the new feature though as currently the service is not available there. However, the company says that it is planning to roll out the same by the end of 2019.

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