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.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
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.
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.
And now Tinder, as well as apps like it, will have to compete with Facebook itself—an app everyone is already using.
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Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.