Below is a list of dating services that integrate with Facebook (either directly or indirectly) and use the information found (including your Facebook Profile and connections like your friends list) as the main way to match members.
Meet the little Facebook application that could: Zoosk. After getting its start as a Facebook dating app in 2007, Zoosk transformed into one of the largest online dating sites. Zooskers are heavily engaged in social networking, and connect across multiple platforms like MySpace, Facebook, Hi5, BeBo, and mobile apps.
DoULike? has been matching singles since 2005 and now has over 3 million members. All age groups will enjoy just how easy it is to find other matches which spark your interest. Just tap “Like” and you are that much closer to going on a date. This dating service takes a simple approach to online dating and asks you one simple question – Who do you like?
Dating is a matchmaking platform available through the Facebook app. Though it is accessed through your existing Facebook account, Dating is an opt-in experience with a separate profile and messaging system. Your Dating profile and activity are not visible to your Facebook friends and Dating will not suggest your Facebook friends as matches. Matches are suggested based on your preferences, interests and other things you do on Facebook, like the Groups you join and the Events you attend. Dating aims to the work out of creating a dating profile and offer a more authentic look at who someone is.
Hinge has rebranded itself as a “relationship app,” meant to be an alternative to endlessly swiping on Tinder. Rather than looking at a couple of photos to decide “yes” or “pass” on a potential match, Hinge encourages users to take a deep dive into each profile instead. With no swiping feature, users can “like” certain photos or anecdotes that others share in their profiles, and from there, they can choose to strike up conversation. Hinge provides prompts to help users get creative and share things that show off their personalities, so users become more engaged in the process of online dating.
Twoo was launched in 2011 by Massive Media, and quickly grew to be one of the biggest sites in the world in the Personals category. Last year, it was bought by Meetic and is now partnered with OkCupid in the U.S., both owned by IAC. Twoo features matchmaking algorithms that connect users to others based on both location and interests. More than just a dating site, Twoo encourages people to join who are also interested in meeting friends, so it’s intended use is for connecting people with similar interests – whether or not they are looking for a relationship. Users are worldwide, and the site is available in 38 languages and available as a mobile app.
What is Dating on Facebook?
For this dating category we have defined 3 different ways you can use Facebook for online dating. None of these services can use your Facebook information or perform actives on your account without your permission first.
3rd Party Facebook Dating Apps
A 3rd party Facebook Dating application offers a place on Facebook to meet other Facebook users. The application is integrated directly into Facebook itself. There are many Facebook Dating applications run by different companies. Most applications offer searching, matching and the ability to communicate with other Facebook users looking to date (only those who are also using the same app). Most Facebook applications are run by online dating service companies which also offer other ways to connect to singles either by their own dating website and/or mobile dating apps. Facebook dating applications are separate and are not linked to the company’s main database of members. Facebook Dating applications run on Facebook itself and just manage the connections between Facebook users. They have access to your Facebook profile information including friends lists but they cannot modify it directly unless you give them permission (like posting to your wall). A Facebook Application can keep additional information about you that is not included in your main Facebook profile.
3rd party Facebook Dating apps were very popular in the early years of Facebook but have seen a very sharp decline of members since the rise of mobile phone dating apps.
As of late 2018 Facebook itself launched a dating app for Facebook called “Facebook Dating”. This app integrates directly into Facebook and is designed, tested and developed in house. Similar to the 3rd party Facebook dating apps you can setup a separate dating profile and use the app to search for other Facebook members who are also using the app.
Dating Service Integration
Some dating websites and dating mobile phone apps allow you to connect your Facebook account to your dating profile. These services go beyond just pulling your Facebook information and photos to be used by your dating profile and go a step further and user your friends list, and your friends of friends list, to develop connections and matches.
Many singles already use Facebook to connect with friends and family, share links and photos, and keep up with groups and interests. Why not use a social networking site you already enjoy to meet someone new? Facebook is the largest social network worldwide with over 2.2 billion monthly active users, and just in the United States alone, over 200 million of those are single.
How does our Best of Lists work for Facebook Dating?
There are many different types of Facebook Dating apps and dating services that integrate into Facebook. Our purpose here is to list only the best apps and sites that fit the niche you are looking for – ones that will work for you. Each of these apps and services passed our minimum criteria set out in this article.
Each of our reviewed dating services also allows for submitted reviews and ratings by our readers. Each user review contains a rating based on a possible total of five stars and a description. With the name of the dating services listed above you will find the Editor rating along with the average user rating.