The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street all day, and now they’re out looking for hookups.
Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.
It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering.Here’s how Facebook dating will work: Tons of marriages start on Facebook already, so there’s a big opportunity for the company to build long-term relationship-focused matching — opposed to apps like Tinder that focus on quick hookups.Investors clearly think Tinder is in danger, considering shares of its parent company Match Group fell 17 percent after Facebook announced its entry into dating.It will only be visible to non-friends who also opted into dating. And because it has more data on you than any other app, it could deliver more relevant matches. Facebook explains that “potential matches will be recommended based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends.They’ll have the option to discover others with similar interests through their Groups or Events.” Tech Crunch suggested that Facebook build a feature like this in February.