Anyone who’s ever swiped right has probably seen their OKCupid, Tinder, Grindr or other online dating matches appear in their Facebook ‘People You May Know’ sidebar. Yes, the people with whom you’ve matched in online dating do sometimes appear in the People You May Know field on Facebook. It doesn’t necessarily mean Facebook is “going through” your online dating app to mine for data, but it does mean you might want to reevaluate some of your Facebook settings and habits.Facebook insists they do not pull data from other apps. But there’s a simple exercise you can do that shows Facebook does something every bit as alarming as pulling data from your other apps.Online dating solves those problems, but often requires interacting with strangers rather than acquaintances. Mulling it over got me thinking..about social networking sites like Facebook?Would they combine the benefits of the other approaches for finding love?No matter how many years out of high school you are, chances are that a large percentage of people from your senior class remember you, whether you were really close friends or not.High school is sort of a piece of youth that everyone tends to cling on to to some degree as they get older.You agreed to this when you signed up for Facebook, and it’s not negotiable.The only thing you can do is The People You May Know section on Facebook is partially generated from these regular scrapings of the contacts on your phone and your email account.
Facebook is the premier 'dating site' that's not really a dating site, make use of it.
And you already agreed to it, and you can’t opt out of it..
This is called your “Facebook Invite History”, which is funny because you probably never invited any of these people to Facebook.
You're sitting opposite a total stranger, hoping and praying that this swipe was the one that worked and brought you the relationship that you wanted. You can literally go and look at somebody's friends. You already know what the other person likes because you have the same type of Facebook friends.
I think it's kind of ridiculous because Facebook is so much better. As a matter of fact, every day, Facebook recommends people that you should connect with. When you make a friend on Facebook you can actually read their posts; you can go back years and read about their life, see where they're at, see what inspired them. You can take a look at the things that they do, the activities they like doing, the people that they're friends with, the places they hang out at, the places they travel to.