10 Ways to Find Out if Someone Is on Facebook Dating

Finding out if a specific person, like a boyfriend, partner, or crush, is using Facebook Dating can be quite challenging.

Unlike other platforms, it doesn’t show your Facebook friends as potential matches, making it harder to spot someone you know.

The main issue is that there are no direct signs to tell if someone is active on Facebook Dating what I’m trying to say! This is where the problem lies.

Don’t give up just yet because there are workarounds to this problem—here are the most effective ways to find out if someone is on Facebook Dating:

1. Create a Facebook Dating profile from your account’s Settings.

Create a Facebook Dating profile from your account’s Settings.

Log into your Facebook account, go to Menu, choose the Dating shortcut, and click “Get Started” once you’re in.

After that, you know the drill—fill out your details (decide if you want a fake profile), choose your preferences, and tweak the settings.

Having a Facebook Dating account is the first step to finding the person you’re looking for, so make sure you have one before proceeding!

2. Pick the preferences according to your person’s appearance and personality.

After that, pick the preferences according to your person’s appearance and personality.

Like other dating apps, Facebook Dating requires you to describe your dream match—do this by going to Settings and tapping on Ideal Match.

  • Here you should fix your match preferences (e.g. age, appearance, gender, lifestyle, distance) according to the user you want to find.

For instance, if he’s a 5’9 man who’s in his 30s and resides in the U.S., fix the Age Range, Height, and Distance options accordingly. 

Facebook Dating will suggest all people who fit the description to you.

3. Become a part of the same groups and events on Facebook Dating!

Become a part of the same groups and events on Facebook Dating!

If you and someone are in the same groups or events, Facebook Dating gives you the chance to match them.

You can toggle this feature in the More to Explore section.

For Events, go to More to Explore and pick Events in Common—here you’ll see Facebook Dating users who have signed up for future events (e.g. concerts).

For Groups, on More to Explore click on Groups in Common to get matched with people who are part of the same Facebook groups as you.

This is an excellent method of finding people you’re interested in on Facebook Dating, but you only know them based on certain groups and events.

And do you want me to give you a pro tip? If you know what this person is interested in something, let’s say a genre of music, join groups and events on Facebook having to do with it so that you can find them on Facebook Dating.

4. Enable the “Friends of Friends” feature.

Enable the “Friends of Friends” feature.

If your friends know this person, you can find their Facebook Dating profile by enabling the “Friends of Friends” feature.

  • Go to your Dating profile’s Settings, Privacy Settings, and turn on “Friends of Friends”.

However, this is the easy way.

If your friends don’t have the person friended on Facebook, you can:

1. Add one of their friends on Facebook and then enable the feature, or;

2. Use the feature after asking one of your trustworthy friends to add that person to their regular Facebook account.

5. Have your friends who also use Facebook Dating tell you if they see them.

Ask for your friends’ help if they ever stumble across your person on Facebook Dating—have them notify you somehow.

  • Ask them to take a screenshot or screen recording as proof that they (your partner or crush, for example) use Facebook Dating.

Recruit as many of your closest buddies as possible for your mission. Remember, there is strength in numbers!

6. If you’re looking for someone you passed on, view the “Second Look” option.

If you’re looking for someone you passed on, view the “Second Look” option.

If you regret having passed on a particular Facebook Dating user, then take a deep breath…you can find them again.

On the More to Explore section, click on “Second Look”—this is where the suggested matches that you’ve rejected are located.

7. Opt into the “Secret Crush” feature on Facebook Dating.

Opt into the “Secret Crush” feature on Facebook Dating.

Personally, the “Secret Crush “ feature is one of the best ideas on Facebook Dating—it’s a great way to find out if someone likes you!

  • You can add your Facebook and Instagram friends as “secret crushes” on FB Dating and if you’re theirs too, you’ll get matched—this is the only way to match with someone from your friend list.

Go to the Facebook app, click on Dating from the Menu, and scroll down to Secret Crush (add the person you’re looking for on Facebook Dating).

After exhausting the algorithm (choosing your preferences carefully and picking the same interests), doing this will further increase your chances of finding them.

How to find out if your partner is on Facebook Dating?

Finding out if your partner is using Facebook Dating is tougher than finding someone you don’t know.

This is because you’re probably their friend on Facebook, so you won’t show up as a possible match.

If they want to cheat, you won’t be on their “Secret Crush” list. They might turn off the “Friends of Friends” setting and be careful about which groups and events they join.

So, it’s hard to check if a partner is on Facebook Dating.

  1. Look at their Facebook notifications.

Facebook Dating is part of Facebook, so its notifications mix with others.

If your partner gets a Facebook notification, check it or their Notification Center.

Facebook Dating lets users get notifications for new likes, messages, and secret crushes. If your partner hasn’t turned these off, you might find out they’re using it.

  1. Check their phone and Facebook.

This isn’t a nice way to do it, but some might understand.

If their phone is unlocked (or you know the password), open it and check the Facebook app.

In the Menu, click on Dating to see if they have a profile.

Decide if you want to look more to see if they’re cheating. If a dating profile is enough for you, then you know.

  1. Talk honestly with your partner.

If you’re worried they’re cheating, or you saw something odd on their phone, talk to them.

Ask them calmly if they’re using Facebook Dating or other sites.

Even if you’re sure, stay calm and don’t yell. This makes them more likely to be honest.

You could say, “I need to be honest about something. Things have been rough between us, and I saw a Facebook Dating notification on your phone. Are you using it?”

Your partner might start lying and having outbursts, or they might grasp the opportunity to open up about something that’s been bugging them.

– Can you look up someone on Facebook Dating using other apps like (SocialCatfish, Spokeo, PeopleFinder)?

If you already use these apps, you can try them. But, I wouldn’t suggest buying a subscription just to check Facebook Dating.

Facebook Dating is just part of Facebook. So, these other apps might not tell Facebook Dating users apart from regular Facebook users.

It’s like being in a school club. Most of the time, people see you as a student of the school, not the club.

You can only get to the Dating part through Facebook itself. So, even if someone is on it, these other apps might just show they have a Facebook account.

Which of these methods gives the most accurate results in finding someone on Facebook Dating?

I’m sure we can all guess that going through a partner’s phone gives the best results; you’ll find out if they’re on dating sites, however, you need physical access and their password if they’re using one.

As for an acquaintance, I will be eliminating the “Second Look” method because I’m assuming they’re not someone whose profile you verified exists!

1. Creating a Dating profile on a fake Facebook account The only way to find someone you know on Facebook DatingIt might take a while to find them
2. Fixing your preferences based on themThe best method to manipulate the algorithm into suggesting a userIt won’t work if they’re on your friend list
3. Joining their groups and events on FacebookIf you know their interests, this will help youYou need to know the specific groups and events
Won’t work if they’re on your friend list
4. Enabling “Friends of Friends”If your friends know this person, using this feature will help you come across themThe person you’re looking for needs to have enabled the feature as well
5. Asking for your friends’ help if they also use FB DatingThe more friends you ask, the higher the chances of finding themWon’t work if the user has your friends added on Facebook. 
If they don’t, they need to at least be using the “Friends of Friends” feature
6. Using the “Secret Crush” featureThe only way to match with someone from your friend listIt only works if you’re also their “secret crush”
7. Using third-party appsWell-known for finding people’s dating profilesMay not work for Facebook Dating specifically

Ultimately, creating a fake account and choosing your preferences carefully will give the most accurate results for someone on your friend list (a cheating partner or friend, for example).

For better results, make sure to join the same groups and events as that person (if you know them).

Facebook Dating Q&A:

Can you see if your friends are on Facebook Dating?

No! You can’t see if your friends are on Facebook Dating, and they can’t see you there either.

Facebook Dating helps avoid the weirdness of seeing your friends and family there.

Can you search for a Facebook Dating user by name?

You can’t look up anyone by name or username on Facebook Dating to keep everyone’s privacy safe, like on Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, etc.

Can you see if someone is online on Facebook Dating?

Only people you talk to on Facebook Dating can see if you’re active there.

Your normal Facebook friends won’t know you’re on Dating, so you won’t appear active to them on Messenger.

You also can’t see if your friends are online on Facebook Dating unless you see a status that says “Recently Used Dating” which means someone you know is using it.

So, is it possible to find someone on Facebook Dating?

It’s tough, but yes! You can figure out if someone is on Facebook Dating but it takes effort.

You might have to make a fake Dating profile to search for a partner or friend (because they’re your Facebook friends).

By adjusting your preferences and account settings, you can make the algorithm work in your favor and find someone on Facebook Dating quickly.

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