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Sarah Hyland Promotes Facebook Dating With Fiancé Wells Adams

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Well, Facebook has given its users a new feature. Dating! It’s as if Tinder or Grindr didn’t even exist. It seems like the tech giant really wants to monopolize on everything. But Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland is promoting it with her fiance Wells Adams. So, it can’t be that bad. Can it?

The two were actually the perfect couple to market this new feature for the company. The love story Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams share is actually something that stemmed from the digital world. While it was no dating app, the two first connected on Instagram and Twitter. It’s the millennial love story of our dreams.

But you’d actually be surprised to know that about 40% of the heterosexual couples today have met online. That’s crazy but true. It’s still a concept that isn’t accepted by society with open arms. It’s because meeting someone online and falling for them just doesn’t quite have the same magic as meeting them in the bookstore and the hands meeting while they’re both going for the same novel.

Though, online dating is still pretty common. Even the big power couple of Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas met on Instagram. So, Facebook was certainly capitalizing on the right market.

Why Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams Love The New Feature

Sarah Hyland explains why she thinks Facebook Dating is such a great idea:

“I think what it says about society is that people want more options. We don’t want to be told what to do, we want to be able to make our own decisions for ourselves and be able to have the option of doing so.”

Moreover, Sarah Hyland talked about how it could show you a new way of looking at someone. And that someone could end up being your significant other.

 “That’s what I think is so great about the Facebook app. It could be someone you would never think to look twice at but they’re interested in all of the same things as you, and you’re kind of forced to take a second look at a person in a way you wouldn’t have before.”

Wells Adams also shared his point of view at the launch party. He was previously a contestant on Bachelor, Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise in its 12th season.

Using the experience on the show, he shared:

I think everyone has this perceived ‘type,’ but it hasn’t worked for them and they continue to fail. These shows, especially the one that I’m on, show that if you open your heart to other people who wouldn’t be your ‘type,’ you can have long-lasting, beautiful relationships.”

What Would Facebook Dating Allow You To Do?

This feature actually exists within the main mobile app. It’s not a separate one. But when you do register for the dating feature, you need to create a dating profile for it. There are some questions you have to answer and basically upload some pictures. Plus, it would connect your dating profile to your Instagram account as well.

Since it’s Facebook we know there’s going to be an algorithm. So, the algorithm for the dating feature will give you suggestions of people according to the interests and preferences you have already set in. The feature will also show you people based on the events they have attended or plan to attend. There’s no typical matching as there is on Tinder or Bumble. You would have to like someone’s profile and post some comments to show your interest in them.

Don’t worry, though. You won’t accidentally connect with your aunt. The algorithm is set in a way that you will not see Facebook friends in the Dating feed of your profile.

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