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Facebook Unveils New Dating Feature, and the Internet Is Not Happy

So more personal data can be pushed through the Facebook system.

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On the first day of Facebook’s F8 Summit, Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Facebook Dating, which would allow users to create a separate dating profile and view matches based on their preferences, commonalities, and mutual friends. The feature is meant to be entirely private from Facebook friends, and is set to start sometime later this year.

Following this announcement, Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) which owns online dating sites such as match.com and Tinder, dropped 18% in stock. Although this might indicate high anticipation for the new Facebook dating feature, many people have taken to Twitter to share their disapproval:

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Carla is a recent graduate of Touro College in New York City, where she developed a keen ability to joke her way out of anything. She has previously worked for the Mayor's Office of New York, as well as ABC7 Eyewitness News. She is currently the Senior Editor at CMN, and can be reached at carla@collegemedianetwork.com.

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