Facebook Dating was introduced at F8 2018 and eventually rolled out in Colombia, Thailand, Canada, Argentina and Mexico.
The social network used F8 2019 Tuesday in San Jose, Calif., to reveal the extension of Facebook Dating to 14 more countries, as well as to unveil a new feature called Secret Crush.
Facebook dating is strictly opt-in, and profiles on Facebook dating are separate from users’ Facebook Timelines.
Secret Crush is aimed at helping people explore potential romantic relationships within their own extended circles of friends, but only if both parties have already opted in to Facebook Dating.
Facebook Dating users can choose up to nine of their Facebook friends whom they are interested in, and if those friends have opted in to Facebook Dating, they will receive a notification telling them that someone has a crush on them.
If a person’s crush adds that person to their Secret Crush list, a match will be created.