Combine that with a search of hobbies or religious/political leanings that most of us share with Facebook already, and the site would be unstoppable.There’s some indication that other dating sites are worried.Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.A simple profile photo followed by age, job and education information are all users have to go off of when they rate the potential connection on a scale of one to five. Grouper sets you up with a match, then lets both parties bring along two friends.Down can be used for dating as well, but let’s be honest: This app still lives up to its former name. Trint Me allows shy users to initiate the next step behind the veil of their smartphones.
That dominance in our lives can’t be easily replicated.
There’s no easy way to see who is single and no easy way to get in touch short of sending a direct message that could wind up in their spam folder anyway.
Sorting by other features like religion or political views is even more complicated.
If Facebook gave people the ability to see if they have mutual friends with a prospective mate, that would go a long way toward forging the real connections Facebook claims to want.
If you are chatting with a cute guy with whom you have three friends in common, you can get the lowdown on him before making the leap to meet in person.