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Is Facebook Really the World’s Largest Dating Site?

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facebookheart2There’s no shortage of online dating sites popping up every week. The newest sites are called niche sites as they bring a hook to the digital table. From group dating, to setting up your pets, to the latest trend of incorporating Facebook and the vote of approval from your friends to help set up your dates, it can make your head spin, or at least your fingers tired.

What does this mean for singles in the crowded digital marketplace? When I was asked by my friends at Huffington Post to comment on an article they were writing called New Online Dating Sites Bring Your Friends Along for the Ride, about these new sites such as? The Complete.me, Yoke.me, and Circle.es, it made me realize that singles do want to see accountability from potential dates.? Sure I got fixed up on one of these sites with a photo of Michael Jackson to a man named Michael, so it’s data in, data out. But it sure does make you feel good when you see some of your friends on Facebook who really knows your potential date.

Our Mobile Dating Bootcamp will be starting next week and some of the contestants will be using some of these newer Facebook dating apps. We’ll be reporting on their findings, but until these sites get enough members to sign up, you might find yourself a digital pen-pal out of your geographic area. Our findings will be presented at the Internet Dating and Mobile Dating Conference in June.

Would you try a dating site that matched you based on your Facebook friends?

Full article @Huffington Post

Julie Spira is the leading online dating expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. Julie created her first dating profile over 15 years ago and today, she provides irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. Julie was named one of America’s Ultimate Experts in Woman’s World magazine and was called the pioneer of online dating by Cosmo. For online dating advice, join the conversation at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert and follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.

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2 Responses to “Is Facebook Really the World’s Largest Dating Site?”

  1. Planet Love Match on May 23rd, 2012 11:30 am

    Great Article! Facebook does offer that “matchmaking feel” that some feel they don’t get with traditional dating sites. Thanks for the insight.

  2. Julie Spira on May 23rd, 2012 12:06 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the article. Dating continues to evolve and Facebook does play a big role.

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