Why Friends Match Me dating site/app Does Not Require a Facebook Account anymore

One of the major reasons we have added more sign up/login options – Email/Password or Google Login, besides via Facebook login – is because it was a feature requested by many, as said in our upgrade announcement blog post, “Friends Match Me upgrade! Me We Too mini poll compatibilities, and Facebook optional!“.  It also felt time for it, based on new Facebook policies.  We’ve kept the pros of connecting your Facebook account to Friends Match Me, while not requiring it in order to use our dating site/app, and added frosting to the cake and a cherry on top with our custom algorithms and new partnership with Me We Too.

The reasons we opted at the launch of the Friends Match Me dating site/app to require a Facebook account for sign up/login was the idea that it would help with member account authenticity/quality, i.e. less “fake” accounts, and of course the features it enables – checking out mutual Facebook friends, Facebook likes, and similar Facebook likes.  But, as we have found, requiring a Facebook login does not stop the “fake” accounts; it’s just an extra step.  Anyone can create a new Facebook account, with any name, and then sign up to an app.  We have relied on our automatic and manual controls on Friends Match Me to make it a quality dating site/app.  And we continue to do so and update and improve our spam algorithms.

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You can still connect Friends Match  Me with your Facebook account to get the Facebook-related features – check out member similar Facebook Likes, their Facebook likes on their profile (if they opted to share), and even search for members by Facebook like.  One feature we did have to remove from the Facebook connect however is mutual friends.  Facebook doesn’t offer this feature anymore to apps.  But, we have partnered with Me We Too and now offer new exciting ways to find more about other members and make real strong connections, through the Me We Too mini polls (read more on our blog post, “Friends Match Me upgrade! Me We Too mini poll compatibilities, and Facebook optional!“).

We welcome your feedback – we review and consider each one!

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Couple surprises each other with double marriage proposal

Becky McCabe and girlfriend Jessa Gillespie capture the special moment on video by a photographer pretending to take photos of the couple at a Zoo Brew event at the Memphis Zoo.  During one of the poses, Becky gets down on one knee and surprises Jessa with a ring and proposes to her.  Shocked and excited, Jessa goes to her purse to take out her ring too, and in turn proposes to Becky.  Totally on the same page!

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“I had no idea she planned to propose, and she had no idea I planned to propose to her!” Jessa said on Facebook. “We were both so surprised!!!!”

They’re engaged!

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Facebook announces dating service coming soon – based around events

Facebook is throwing it’s hat into the ring of “Facebook dating apps” – but this will be directly a “Facebook” dating app hosted on their network.  Just first names, a separate dating profile from your Facebook profile, text messaging, and browsing events nearby and groups that interest you.

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No word on any advanced search tools for finding your special someone.  When you “unlock” an event, your profile is then visible to others who match your preferences.

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“It mirrors the way people actually date, which is usually at events and institutions that they’re connected to,” said Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, during his keynote.

What do you all think?

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OKCupid removes “Inbox” folder for checking messages, no Sent folder either


Where do you go to check your messages?  The Inbox right?!  Not anymore on OKCupid.  In one of their latest dating site/app updates there is no more Inbox folder.  It’s not that it’s renamed – it just doesn’t exist anymore on OKCupid.  To check your messages, you have to scroll through profile after profile, to find out if they happen to have sent you a message, and then if you want to read it, you have to like their profile for access.  To send a message, you also have to like their profile first.  You can’t see likes though unless you pay.  And there’s also no Sent Box.  Plus, once you like/send a message to someone, their profile disappears until they like/respond to your message.

Drawbacks?  Getting your message actually seen.  Finding a match.  Connecting with others.  Missing connections and possibilities.

Feedback from app users on Google Play:

alden gatto

April 10, 2018

The new version of the app and website is a dog turd. Messages never get seen. Abusive messages are down by 70% because all messaging is down by 70%. Everything is filtered through a swipe system based on likes you cant see in a free account. Bad form OK Cupid!

Moby Hassan

April 8, 2018

Seriously, in the beginning I put effort on writing the messages to people who I thought will be a good match but the fact that the other party have to judge you by how you look in your profile picture now and cant even see the message I sent after thinking for so long??? Your really trying your best to shut this app down aren’t you. Now I don’t even feel lile writing message to people while putting my heart into it at all. Going to be deleting this soon if they keep pushing the user to buy the subscription like all other hungry dating apps.

Kieran Smith

April 2, 2018
Ignore the copy and paste replies some guy on minimal wage uses to reply to the messages. Everything about this app is designed to lure you in to paying for a premium subscription. Don’t waste your time because even if you send someone a message they have to anonymously like you to even see your message. A massive waste of time and energy and the people who like you when you’re not subscribed are bots.

Sai Ce

April 6, 2018
I hate the new messaging system. It was easy before, we get everything in our inbox. Now it’s a lot of misses and none of the hits. Have to go through so many people just to hope this one or that one messaged us. If harassment is the problem, we always had an option to ignore or block people.

John witaker

March 31, 2018
Recent updates are garbage, show me people who messaged me instead of making me root for it, this is ridiculous. Not to mention how wonky half the settings are now for no reason The only distance options given are 15 miles and anywhere in the world for christ sake.

Glenn Bronner

April 1, 2018
I used to love this app it was more personal so I’d get the chance to know someone before meeting them but this weird Tinder-isk type approach is terrible, if I wanted tinder I’d get tinder. My profiles not great but my messages would be good so what went from a good deal of talking to people because of my messages became zero because there lost in this update.

MARCy johck

April 5, 2018
I used to like okaycupid the recent updates have made the app horrible. You can no longer see who visited your profile. That was a fun figured out a little more flirt to the app. Also is so complicated to search for people. If they ever bring the feature back I might download it.

Heman D Rai

April 9, 2018
I had lot of expectation from this app. Before opening an account, several questions were asked, it was okay but there are very few people that appears on your screen and then totally blank and have to wait for unknown period. If someone liked you then you have to pay view them. I paid for 1 month but your chat vanishes after sending a message and couldn’t see the chat section. Are you for real?? Even after paying money you don’t know whether the msgs was delivered or not…they saw our msgs or not. No any recommendation from my side. Just a waste of money and time

Alexander Butziger

April 8, 2018
Has been changed to a Tinder clone. You still can write everyone, but they won’t see your message until they match with you. Doesn’t work, either. Hardly any matches since the transition. Changes have been poorly communicated, and now most users probably don’t know how to use it.

Margaree George

April 5, 2018
This app used to be nice to use but now is a waste of time.you cannot find and view the person who liked you and sent you a message without going thru a load of awful prospects. I want to see the person who messaged me and not all the others I have not. Going to have to delete .

shannon derosa

April 8, 2018
I almost never use this app anymore because of the stupid way they have their messaging set up now. I honestly hate it. It used to be my favorite, now i don’t even see the point. Make it to where we can see all of the messages sent to us and i’ll start using it again.

Nia T

April 2, 2018
I thought that it was a problem on the browser but its also on the app i wish that i could see who messages me. It would make everything so much easier and i understand that theres alot of creepers and spammers but we should be able to just block them rather than the app automatically hiding the messages and having to pay to see who likes you. Its pretty upsetting.

And lots more of the same.  Sounds that No OK Cupid.  OKCupid has really complicated their dating app/site, with no benefit to members.

We have an Inbox on Friends Match Me.  And a Sent Box.  And you can check out who has liked – we call it favorited – your profile for free.  You can even check out your profile visitors.  All Free.  Even privacy settings are free.

Find your match at Friends Match Me – the totally free dating app.  Join Friends Match Me at www.friendsmatchme.com or find us on Google Play or the App Store.

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Norooz’s sabzeh and wishing for love

One of the traditions of Norooz, the Persian New Year, is to grow sabzeh a couple weeks before the start of Spring for it to be ready for the Haft Seen, a spread of items starting with the Persian letter “seen” (and also some not starting with “seen”).


Sabzeh is a grass grown with wheat, barley, or lentils.  It is a symbol of growth.

On the thirteenth day after Norooz, it is Sizdah Bedar, literally meaning the outing on the thirteenth.  It is the day family and friends spend time picnicking outdoors, and also when the sabzeh is thrown into a stream, river, or other free flowing water.  Traditionally, young women looking for love and to get married tie knots into the sabzeh before throwing it into the water.  Men, feel free to do it too!

Happy New Year!

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Spring is coming, and Happy Norooz!


With the start of Spring is the Persian New Year, coming up next week on March 20th.  Happy Norooz to our Persian members!

Join Friends Match Me free at www.friendsmatchme.com or download the Friends Match Me free dating app on your android or iphone or tablet!  Click on the respective link below or open Google Play or the App Store and search for “friendsmatchme”.

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Related: “Why does match.com ignore language spoken by over 100 million?

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Find your “The One” at Friends Match Me – the totally free dating app.

Join Friends Match Me at www.friendsmatchme.com or find us on Google Play or the App Store.

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