Using Facebook to meet cute friends of your friends is nothing new, but would you use a service that tells your Facebook friends that you’re uncoupled and looking? Turns out most people would rather keep quiet about the fact that they’re trolling the ‘Book for love, the Washington Post reports.
Three Harvard grads founded an application called Wings that would cull data already found on Facebook profiles and let friends hook each other up. But the service never took off, so to speak.
In the past few years, dozens of services and applications have been built to capitalize on the opportunity. But as Nagaraj realized, most of them failed to consider one factor: Not everyone wants to broadcast to the world that they’re single and looking for love.
As the story says, sites like Zoosk.com and AreYouInterested.com that use Facebook as a jumping-off point take a tamer approach to pairing people off, by keeping identities secret until users are ready to reveal themselves, or by taking users to another site altogether.
All of which leaves Facebook users free to do what Facebook is best for: stalking others from a safe, anonymous distance.