Apart from being able to access Facebook dating on your mobile phone, most Facebook users also want to able to access it on their desktop. Facebook wants you to find love by all means that is why it gives the opportunity to date using your device. Even though most dating sites give you the option of creating an account via Facebook, the good news is Facebook dating is already Facebook.
This is because you do not need to create a separate account. What most users don’t know is that you don’t download the Facebook dating app as a standalone app. Rather it is already existing as part of your Facebook page. This helps you find love through what you like.
Facebook makes it more interesting by not sharing your Facebook Dating profile and conversations with anyone outside of the Dating group. This is really a thoughtful gesture from Facebook as it makes everything you need to start your Dating journey available on the app. That’s pretty exciting!!
Facebook Dating on Desktop
Since its launch, scores and scores of singles have been trying to access the Facebook Dating site from their desktop via the www.facebook.com site. Unfortunately, they’ve not been able to get access to the site. Why is this so?
This is because currently, there’s no desktop version for the Facebook dating site. As frustrating as this may sound, Facebook users just have to make do for now with using the mobile version of the app if they are to enjoy the Dating feature.
We believe the Dating feature will be made available for desktop users in the nearest future. But for now, we have to make do with what’s available.
Alternative to Facebook Dating on Desktop
Instead of wallowing in the frustration of not being able to access Facebook Dating on your desktop, you can join other love seeking singles in accessing the Facebook Dating feature via the mobile app.
Since Facebook Dating is already factored into your Facebook page. Building your profile with your existing Facebook information and Instagram photos is quite easy. The app already is already armed with most of your basic information, but you can change them if you wish. Note however that you won’t have the privilege of staying anonymous on your dating profile.
The reason is because the Facebook app is already in tandem with your information. Thus your name will be gotten from your Facebook profile and can’t be changed just for dating. Some people may find this unsafe. However if you see nothing wrong with it, you can still go ahead and date on the Facebook dating site.
Download The Facebook Dating Desktop App
You can only talk about dating on Facebook if you have an account on Facebook. So I will be guiding you on the basis that you already have a Facebook account.
If you have a functional Facebook account and the Facebook feature has been rolled out to your region you should be able to access the Dating feature. However if you find that you can’t access the feature. It may be time for you to download the latest version of the Facebook app. If your app is outdated and not the current version, you will not be able to access the Dating feature.
To download the current version of the Facebook app, do the following:
- Visit the Google Play Store or the App Store depending on your device specification.
- Search for the updated version of the Facebook app
- Click on the “Download” button and wait for the app to download.
- Once the download is complete, click on the “Install” link and allow the installation to complete also.
- After the app has been installed, click on the “Open” link to open the app.
- Log in to your Facebook account using your password and email to access your Facebook account on the new app.
Create Your Dating Profile
After you have successfully signed into your Facebook account using the correct login details, you can get started on creating your dating profile. Remember Facebook Dating is already Facebook, so you can create your dating profile from your page.
To create your Facebook Dating profile:
- On your Facebook page, tap on the menu icon from the top of your Facebook page if you are using an Android phone.
- If you are using an iOS device, you’ll have to scroll to the bottom of the page to click on the menu icon.
- Search for the Dating or Love icon from the menu option.
- Log in with your profile name and password.
- Next, you’ll be asked to create a dating profile.
- Fill in all the information required.
- You’ll be asked to add 9 photos and questions that other users can answer.
- You will also have to add a number of people you have a crush on.
After you are done creating your profile, Facebook will match you using the information you provided in your profile. It can also match you using the people you listed as your secret crush. When it comes to matching you with people you have listed as your crush. Facebook will only match both of you if they also listed you as their crush.
However if they do not add you as their crush, Facebook will not match you with them neither will it notify them of your interest. So you’ll be saved from the embarrassment of not being wanted.
Once you are matched with some you feel you can start dating, you can start dating in earnest by sending messages, dropping comments and even likes on their pictures to break the ice.
So as we keep hoping that the Facebook Dating version of desktop will rolled out soon, let’s start with what we have, which is dating on the Facebook mobile app.