Facebook as a Dating Site?

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    Mar 16, 2014 4:16 AM GMT
    I was speaking with a friend today about the troubles I'm having with online dating sites and not finding quality guys. He gave a suggestion which kind of made me think; "Have you tried to look for guys on Facebook?"

    Which at first I thought was weird since I don't use it that much and when I do it's only to keep up with friends I haven't seen in a while... I'm not sure many people are there to date anyway.

    Though, his argument is FB represents a much better representation of the dating pool since practically everyone's on there and you can learn everything and anything about people on there.... which is a bit creepy to be honest.

    I have mixed feeling about this; has anyone heard of someone meeting their BF on FB before? Seems kind of odd looking at random people's profiles as potential dates....icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 16, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    Myspace was better, you could actually search for people outside of your circles.
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    Mar 16, 2014 4:29 AM GMT
    I can't imagine it being good for dating because the users aren't necessarily there to date making it harder to find someone who is.
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    Mar 16, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    Thom1993 saidI can't imagine it being good for dating because the users aren't necessarily there to date making it harder to find someone who is.


    Very true. But my curiosity revealed this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5NROnNdKYg. Not the norm probably but they seem like a perfect match so I guess you never know... (Though, if those kinds of guys were having problems dating I might be really screwed)
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    Mar 16, 2014 4:44 AM GMT
    mikeyslc saidMyspace was better, you could actually search for people outside of your circles.


    Unless you're one of those people that adds 9000 people as friends :p
  • Coast

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    Mar 16, 2014 6:09 AM GMT
    Erobert said
    Thom1993 saidI can't imagine it being good for dating because the users aren't necessarily there to date making it harder to find someone who is.


    Very true. But my curiosity revealed this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5NROnNdKYg. Not the norm probably but they seem like a perfect match so I guess you never know... (Though, if those kinds of guys were having problems dating I might be really screwed)


    I was just about to recommend you look at their videos. Haha.
    I met my boyfriend on here if that helps icon_biggrin.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Mar 18, 2014 3:17 PM GMT
    I think ANY avenue can be used as a means to connect with a potential mate.

    That said, FACEBOOK is NOT a dating or hookup app. To me, using FACEBOOK as a dating app is like using the SUBWAY for a place to get dates. Sure you technically CAN, but it's just poor social form in my opinion. Don't look for dates on the subway, and don't look for dates on Facebook. Why, because I'm God and said so? No, because American societal mores say it's inappropriate and you'll come off as odd.

    Grindr, Scruff, Adam4Adam, Match.com (gay section), bars, clubs, the gym, etc.
  • Amira

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    Mar 18, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    I don't think Facebook is the place the date. For example, I don't accept friend requests from people I don't know and I'm sure I'm not the only one like that. Facebook is great for keeping in contact with friends and networking. But it doesn't mean you can't find someone on there to date..

    And you can always try Tinder lol..
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    Mar 19, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
    not a good idea to use FB as a dating site, I mean I think it's a little creepy to see a guy who send a friend request then ask me out when I don't even know him in real life. I would be weary and like **Who are you again?. FB peeps are people from college, old colleagues who keep in touch to *network, whatever that means. But yeah, I wouldn't hold my breath that FB is a great gay dating site. icon_eek.gif