Dating site that matches faces
Facebook wants to do the same, just without the price tag.Like most popular dating apps, Hinge also largely relies on Facebook data to operate; you even need a Facebook account to sign up, though the company says it's developing a workaround.It’s gratifying to have one of the world’s biggest technology companies enter the dating space and draw so much inspiration from Hinge," Tim Mac Gougan, Hinge's vice president of product, said in an email."We’re interested to see how their product evolves as they find their footing, and we'll keep our focus on innovating at the forefront of the anti-swipe, pro-dating movement."Besides, it's not like Hinge can really do anything about it.Again, Facebook Dating has yet to launch, so it's impossible to know exactly how much it has in common with Hinge.
For example, you can click on a picture of a crush's trip to Morocco and mention that you've been there too.
Facebook didn't respond to requests for comment about the similarities.
Hinge, meanwhile, is playing it off as a compliment."When the Hinge team saw the similarity between our designs, particularly the profile and liking interaction, we congratulated each other.
And as in previous cases, Hinge probably doesn't have much recourse to stop them.
Based on the demo shown at the F8 developer conference, Facebook Dating doesn't have a Tinder-like "hot or not" swiping feature for quickly sorting through potential matches.