Facebook, the invention of a horny Harvard student, has had an outsized effect on shaping society for the last decade and change. From the ways it’s spearheaded questionable cultural shifts as the first world-devouring social media site, to the ways it’s hoarded data and influenced politics and public discourse…everyone is pretty disillusioned with Facebook at this point. And yet…it’s still here, trying to insert itself into every aspect of our lives. Enter the Facebook dating app.
When it was announced that Facebook would be sticking its finger into the world of online dating on top of everything else, the response was immediate. Many expressed privacy concerns that the same company that has access to all our pictures and messages will now be trying to connect us in the most intimate of ways and sifting through the most personal of data.
Others did not think dating and the place where they interact with their friends and family should mix.
The responses to the new Facebook dating app ranged from hilarious to brutal.
“Facebook Dating” already exists and it’s called “being unhappily married for 15 yrs & one day, half in the bag, looking up the guy you went to prom with, striking up a conversation, and 6 months later giving him a blow job in an Applebee’s parking lot” https://t.co/Af2zXxtWw8
— Erin bleach veins Ryan (@morninggloria) September 5, 2019
If Facebook really does monitor the porn we watch, I’m worried Facebook Dating will reconnect me with my stepdad
— Hanna Dickinson (@hansdickie) September 5, 2019
— Jon Meisburg (@JonMeisburg) September 5, 2019
Facebook dating: for those who think "yeah I like dating, but I wish my uncle was more involved"
— Quietly Over It (@lizscher) September 5, 2019
Me: *living my life, enjoying the day*
— randi (@WandiRard) September 5, 2019
Yeah, I definitely want to give Facebook Dating access to my "Secret Crushes" and the last bit of personal, intimate data they haven't already collected on me. What's not to trust?https://t.co/NIUmWIZUch
— Alex Berg (@itsalexberg) September 5, 2019
Facebook Dating will use their matchmaking algorithm to find the foreign power hacking our elections who is right for you.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) September 5, 2019
I met the guy I’m dating IRL at a party and will smugly wield that over you Facebook Dating losers until the day we get divorced
— Brendan Scannell (@BrendanScannell) September 5, 2019
reactivating my facebook so i can meet my wife on facebook dating
— Seth Simons (@sasimons) September 5, 2019
Facebook Dating? What could go wrong? pic.twitter.com/k9zwz0cr9E
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) September 5, 2019