Facebook’s Dating App Explained: Here’s How to Use It

Facebook’s dating app, which was announced at the corporation’s F8 Conference in , has just rolled out to all of the U.S. For those who are currently swimming around in the dating pool-which is hopefully heavily chlorinated-the app is probably both a cause for excitement and caution.

First of all, you need to be at least 18 years old to use it and the only way to set it up is through the Facebook app. The app can’t be downloaded on its own and it can’t be used solely in con. In order to open the dating app, you go to the bottom-right menu button of the Facebook app. Between the options for your profile and friends should be an option for Dating. Next to the option is a stylized heart icon, which kind of looks like it’s empty (just saying).

It takes the completion of only a few simple steps to put your dating profile out there.