Facebook Dating is a completely free app with a handful of cool features. Although it is a separate dating profile, you don’t need to download any stand alone app. Facebook dating is built right into the site and it fetches information from your profile. There is no swiping involved or having to wait before someone likes you to get a chance at reaching out to them. Just comment directly on their profile or hit the Like button. However, being a new product the app also has its set of flaws and people often complain about Facebook Dating not working.
But the cause of the issue is also somewhere related to how the app works. Facebook Dating uses Facebook, which has a gigantic online repository of information of about 3 billion people’s history, relationship history, hobbies, social circles, family members and their professional and educational history. It algorithmically matches potential partners according to geography, shared “interests, people who are a part of similar Events and Groups. You can filter results based on location, age, height, religion, no. of children and one can match for partners withing 100-km range. It also lets you connect Instagram stories to your dating profile and no information is made public on Facebook.
Since it is so closely linked to Facebook, it makes sense to check if the Facebook app is working in the first place. You can check Facebook outage map with current problems and downtime reported live on sites such as Downdetector.
Here are other series of steps you can take to resolve the issue.
- Check Whether Facebook Dating Is Available In Your Country and Other Criteria
Check if Facebook Dating is available in your country. The Facebook Dating feature is only offered to those who are 18 years or older. Apparently, it seems like it is mandatory to set your relationship status to “single to avail matches.
2. Update Your Facebook App to the Latest Version
Go to Google Play and check if an updated version is available. If it is, then download and install the latest Facebook app on your phone.
- Reset Your Data Connection
Go to phone’s Settings>> System>> Click Reset option>> Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth (network settings)>> Tap on Reset Settings>> Confirm security password>> Confirm
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings (for resetting all including Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, and VPN and APN settings that you’ve used before).
4. Reboot Your Smartphone
Basically power-off and wait for a few seconds and power the phone on
- Clear Facebook Cache
Often, built-up cache creates issues with the app and the app starts to get bloated. Here’s how you can clear the cache in Facebook.
- Open Settings in phone>> Apps & notifications>> Tap Facebook>> Storage>> Storage & cache>> Clear cache
- Logout Facebook Account And Log Back In
- Uninstall And Reinstall The Facebook App
- Uninstall your Facebook app by going to Settings>> Application Manager>> Facebook>> Uninstall
- Switch off your phone and then restart it, then re-install the Facebook app either from Google Play Store or download the latest version from Facebook.
- Clear Some Space And Stop The App From Crashing
It is always good to clear some memory space as the lack of space often results in causing the issue. Check the amount of space you’ve got in Settings>> General>> Usage. Delete some apps you are not using. In the iPhone, there is an option to Offload Unused Apps but be cautious as you may be needing these in the near future.
Facebook Dating Errors
- Unable to access messages from the Facebook dating
- Liked section won’t load
Users are unable to see who liked them as it keeps circling and doesn’t load anything.
Here are a few things you can try:
- Log out of Facebook
- Ensure that you are on the most updated version of the FB app
- Restart the phone
- Uninstall and reinstall the FB app and login again
- Try loading your likes again.
The main user is unable to access the DATING app
Facebook is working on it and you can write to Facebook about the problem. Meanwhile, you can try creating a new user with another name and the Dating feature will be available.
These are a few quick-fix solutions to immediately fix Facebook dating not working errors. If you are still facing problems with Dating, you can try the following:
Try accessing the Facebook dating app from this link: https://web.facebook.com/dating on your PC.
If you are using an Android device, go to the Facebook three vertical bars menu at the bottom right. Scroll down to find the Dating option with a tiny heart icon and then tap on it to access Facebook dating profile creation page. Do let us know if you need any further help with Facebook Dating and we will be glad to answer those. Hope, the above solutions have worked, do let us know in your comments if you are able to resolve your dating app issue.