Dating and match making
The tone of the statements issued by Match Group and its majority owner were noticeably different from Bumble's. In a separate statement, Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg said the company is "flattered that Facebook is coming into our space - and sees the global opportunity that we do - as Tinder continues to skyrocket." "We're surprised at the timing given the amount of personal and sensitive data that comes with this territory," Ginsberg's statement read."Regardless, we're going to continue to delight our users through product innovation and relentless focus on relationship success. Facebook's entry will only be invigorating to all of us." In a statement, a Hinge spokesperson said Facebook copied the dating app's tone.A spokesperson for Bumble said the company was "thrilled" when it saw the Facebook news."Our executive team has already reached out to Facebook to explore ways to collaborate.If a user sees an event they'd like to attend, they will be able to "unlock" that event to interact with others attending it.From there, their dating profile will be shared with other people going to the event who are also using the dating service.And amid concerns about how Facebook is sharing user data, Bumble announced last month that i OS users no longer need to signup or login with Facebook.
Shares of Match Group -- the parent company of dating platforms like Tinder, and OKCupid -- plunged as much as 22% on Tuesday afternoon following the news.
”The rules have changed,” said Whitney Casey, Relationship Expert for
Users can set up a dating profile with their first name, which the company said won't be visible to friends and will not appear in News Feeds.
Shortly after Facebook announced stricter rules for its third-party developers, Tinder stopped working for some of its users who were temporarily unable use their Facebook credentials to log into their Tinder accounts.
The issue was resolved but it was unclear exactly which Facebook updates caused the issues for Tinder.