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.
Which means that in one sense, Facebook is again looking for success through imitation.If you sign up for one of these apps, you can immediately pull in your Facebook photos, and autofill information like where you live, work, and went to school.Tinder even shows users when a potential match has mutual friends with them on Facebook.You can only send text-based messages when chatting for the first time, which Facebook describes as a safety measure.Facebook will use a unique algorithm to match you with potential dates, based on “dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends.” You will also be able to find romantic interests via shared Groups and Events.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.It worked not unlike the experience of swiping through Tinder profiles does today. Tinder is still on top as the most popular of all the best sex apps, and 2017 has seen the numbers of Tinder’s paid users rocketing to 476,000 singletons subscribing for premium access.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.