“We do think that it’s probably not the healthiest to just message more than 100 people a day,” explained Nathan Sharp, Facebook product manager for Facebook Dating, adding that the figure could change, depending on feedback from users.
“We kind of set the limit somewhat higher, expecting that most people won’t hit that.
The ability to actually review, express interest in and chat up potential matches is coming later at an unspecified date to make sure a sufficient number of people have created profiles and there are enough people to match with.
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Indeed, with Events and Groups, the only way another Facebook Dating user can tell you’re on the service at all is if you “unlock” that Group or Event for other Facebook Dating members to see and if your dating preferences match with theirs.
“South America as a region shows online dating acceptance,” explained Sharp, adding that Colombia in particular had a “good mix” of Facebook monthly active users and metropolitan areas for the social network to ably compare online dating behaviors across different cities.
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