Facebook Dating Entering the Online Dating Market – S2E12

Facebook Dating? It was just announced this past week that Facebook is going to be entering the online dating market. It’s such big news that Match Group shares fell almost 20%. For those unaware, Match Group is the parent company of Match, Tinder, Plenty of Fish, and okCupid, amongst other services. The TRP team along with special guest Kundai from NYC discuss if we would use Facebook Dating, the pros and cons, and if Facebook can successful in this space.

Facebook Dating Entering the Online Dating Market Outline

  • Would you use Facebook Dating if you had the opportunity? Why?
  • What is some of the added value of going with a Facebook Dating service?
  • Do you see any potential downsides to having Facebook handle your dating life?  I.e. privacy, security, knowing friends of friends, fear of stalkers
  • Is there anything that you’d like to see Facebook implement when they start fleshing out this service?
  • Some people are speculating that Facebook Dating will disrupt the market, but the competition will bounce back. This is mainly because Facebook’s user base skews older than the users of other services. Reference: Can Facebook Smother Tinder’s Flame?
  • Do you feel this speculation is true, or should we expect Facebook Dating to surpass the competition?
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