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Facebook HIT back on Dating sites ! | Forum

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OW-Ghost May 3 '18

Today look in news and was chocked Facebook going to open a dating app 

This was very bad news for skadate and me that use the software and try success with very little budget and money

Now this HUGE company want to eating all dating sites to dinner with they new dating feature and i think they will success because they have millions of singles already in they database and photos

I very sad and i will spend some days thinking if i should go on try make money on dating sites. This giants will eat you up with they HUGE money to investing in software

Please let me know what opinion you have about this ?


Senior Developer Leader
Senior Developer May 3 '18
Hi OW-Ghost!

There is something that facebook's dating app will never beat their competitors: Anonymity.

So as long as you can provide that for your users, you can keep as a strong competitor, usually people that wants full anonymity are the ones who would pay, no matter the cost, because they have enough money for it.

Another fact is: facebook already is being used as dating website 24/7. People send nudes in chat and add stranger people as friends just to find a date. With this new app or feature or whatever, they just want to make easy for mods removing content from their main accounts and give a proper them a place to do it. So don't you worry, it is not like suddenly all our customers will run into that app and leave us.

People with money are smart enough to not use facebook dating app for their privacy issues over time.

Or at least that are my thoughts.

Senior Developer.

OW-Ghost May 4 '18
Hi Senior Developer!

Nice to see it from another point of view and it make me more relaxed a little bit.....



The Forum post is edited by OW-Ghost May 4 '18
Matthias May 4 '18
I am still collecting my thoughts on this too! I tend to agree with Senior Developer for now. The Dating-market will definitly change, but it has done so and will do so in all the years to come. 

Just imagine how big match.com once was, and how big tinder now is. We all don´t know who will still be around in a couple of years. 

However, offering a great service should always help making your business worthwile. I love the idea of anonymity and will make sure to promote this fact to my business :) 

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