How to Tell if Someone is on Facebook Dating

It is evident that the pool of dating sites/apps is only expanding nowadays, as the market for online dating is enormous and hungry for new, exciting dating apps/sites ready to be explored. Facebook also jumped into that pool with its launched dating service, offering great choices for seeking romantic connections as any other dating app does.

If you are also using Facebook Dating and want to know if someone is on this platform, perhaps your partner or a secret crush, you are at the right place because we are here to help you with that.

In this article, we’ll share what things determine whether someone is using Facebook Dating or not.

Keep on scrolling for more details on this.

Bonus read: How to fix: Facebook Dating not showing up 2022.

Important Note: Facebook Dating does not allow users to search for a specific person directly.

How to tell if someone is on Facebook Dating

Facebook Dating protects the privacy of its users and hides a user’s profile from his existing friends on their Facebook profile. So, unfortunately, a Facebook Dating profile cannot be seen by acquaintances under normal settings.

However, even if it seems impossible to tell if someone is on this platform, there are ways you can try to take action with full evidence.

Let’s check them out.

Always check that person’s Facebook notifications

By now, you probably know that Facebook Dating does not have a separate app as it is integrated and part of a Facebook profile. This means that the notifications of Facebook Dating will be merged with the other regular notification that a person receives on this platform.

Create your own Facebook Dating profile

This is an easy try. All you need to do is create an account on Facebook Dating and search for that person directly. You can create an account using a “fake” persona and search for that person with criteria that match their personality and data.

We also have a post on how to activate Facebook Dating and make a profile there and you can always delete your profile once you reached what you wanted.

Use the online tracking tools

These days, there are numerous online tools to help users check if someone has a dating profile. All that is requested from them is to enter that person’s name, email address, or phone number.

Another great thing is that these tools are free to use (most of them), so you should definitely consider trying them at least once. Some of the most used ones for this kind of search are Spokeo or

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How to find out if someone is on Facebook Dating

If you think someone might be a good match for you, you should check out these steps to quickly locate someone on Facebook Dating:

  1. Open Facebook and log in to your account there.
  2. Navigate to the menu button (top right corner).
  3. If you don’t see Facebook Dating, tap on the See More

See more - Facebook options

  1. Once you locate Facebook Dating, tap on it to be taken to its interface.
  2. Use the search button to find the person you are looking for.

✅ Quick Reminder: Facebook Dating is available only on the Facebook apps for Android and iPhone.

Important things to look out for when signing up for a Facebook Dating profile

  • Check to see if they are real people - you can do this by looking at their photos. Also, check whether these people look like someone you know, check whether they are already in a relationship, and check their interests. If you are not convinced that they are what the profile represents, don’t sign them up.
  • Check what kind of matches they suggest - this offers several options as people can match with others based on their location, interests, and similar characteristics. Many dating apps have custom lists of profiles based on certain criteria. On the other hand, if those criteria do not work out for you, you can always check out other matching options.

To sum up

Finding out if someone you know (partner) is using Facebook Dating might be time-consuming as it might also be emotionally challenging. Either way, it is good to know that you can always use these methods we shared above to confirm whether someone is using Facebook Dating or not.

At the end of the day, you will know what you stand on to take your next step further.


How does Facebook Dating work?

It functions the same as any other dating app/site offering potential matches, just like on Tinder or Bumble. Basically, the magic happens when you like someone and they like you back, or sometimes you can match with people based on your interests with that person.

How to see if someone is on Facebook Dating?

The only way to see someone’s Facebook Dating profile is through your Facebook account and then by joining the Facebook Dating community.

Will Facebook Dating show when I am online?

Yes! When someone is active on this platform in the conversation tab, it will show up your online status as active.