It's not unreasonable to wonder whether these apps would even exist without the social network.
Tinder’s reliance on Facebook became painfully clear a month ago, when the dating app temporarily stopped working because of changes Facebook made to its data-sharing policies.
But the reality is even Facebook doesn’t know yet how it will be widely used, if at all.
The social network says it's going to start testing Dating later this year, and that it's not going to use information from the feature to target ads.
The Dating announcement comes at a strange time for Facebook.
But the company doesn't appear worried.“We’re flattered that Facebook is coming into our space—and sees the global opportunity that we do—as Tinder continues to skyrocket.
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.
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It will allow Facebook users to create separate profiles from their main Facebook accounts to pursue romantic connections.
The two profiles won’t interact, meaning your Facebook friends won’t be able to see what your Dating profile says.
Tinder even shows users when a potential match has mutual friends with them on Facebook.