Facebook Dating App Brings New Meaning to “Liking”

Adam DuVander, February 14th, 2011

Facebook GraphLike Me Date Me is a new dating site built on top of the Facebook Graph API, which provides search-able access to user profile information. The service displays a photo and limited profile information of whichever gender you want to see. As the name of the site implies, users can “like” others, which can then lead to more interaction. The ratings approach, encouraging snap judgments, is similar to HotOrNot, which also added an option to meet the people you rate.

The service launched today to capitalize on the Valentine-less. To use it, you must sign into Facebook and give it access to your own profile information. Then, apparently using factors such as interests, age and location, it finds you potential matches. If you’re interested, you click the ubiquitous “like” button. Otherwise, click “next.”

Like Me Date Me claims to be the first to use Facebook’s Like button for online matchmaking, which seems hard to believe. And while it’s also difficult to envision winning many users with the slogan “welcome to the meat market,” it’s certainly a novel use of Facebook’s API. If this functionality it not already integrated into dating sites, I would expect it to be soon.

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3 Responses to “Facebook Dating App Brings New Meaning to “Liking””

February 14th, 2011
at 1:28 pm
Comment by: Kris Rudeegraap

Nice article. It could also be cool to have a “Love Button” too! We made a Valentine’s Music video out it and it’s called Facebook Love Button – http://youtu.be/zhAx9_sY0hA

February 14th, 2011
at 2:29 pm
Comment by: Valentine’s Day, SocialConnect® Online Dating Facebook App Approaching #1 – ADI News | More Fun With Sex

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March 17th, 2011
at 11:05 pm
Comment by: shlomi

it’s certainly going to become meat market

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