Until recently, you couldn't even sign up for a Bumble account if you didn't already have a Facebook account.It's not unreasonable to wonder whether these apps would even exist without the social network.The stock price for Match Group, the company that owns dating sites like Tinder, Ok Cupid, and Match.com, took a tumble after Facebook's announcement.
Bumble can continue to offer a specific community, or unique features, like the ability for women to exclusively approach men first.
Conversely, is on Facebook, with all the good and bad that an infinite dating pool contains.
If you sign up for one of these apps, you can immediately pull in your Facebook photos, and autofill information like where you live, work, and went to school.
Tinder even shows users when a potential match has mutual friends with them on Facebook.
Bumble was first founded to challenge the antiquated rules of dating.
Now, Bumble empowers users to connect with confidence whether dating, networking, or meeting friends online.
It's easy to dismiss Dating as Facebook copying Tinder, just like it ripped Instagram Stories from Snapchat.
But that analysis misses an important reality: Dating apps like Tinder have long relied on Facebook's data to operate their service in the first place.
You can only send text-based messages when chatting for the first time, which Facebook describes as a safety measure.
Facebook will use a unique algorithm to match you with potential dates, based on “dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends.” You will also be able to find romantic interests via shared Groups and Events.
We’re surprised at the timing given the amount of personal and sensitive data that comes with this territory," Mandy Ginsberg, the CEO of Match Group, said in a statement.