What Does the Purple Dot on Facebook Dating Mean?

Key Takeaways
  • The "purple dot" on Facebook Dating is actually a super swipe feature, just like on Tinder.
  • You can use it when you want to show someone you like them.
  • To use it, navigate to the search or discovery mode on your Facebook Dating profile and tap the purple dot option to super swipe a potential match. 


Every day is a new testimony that dating apps are on fire these days - people are constantly looking for their potential soulmates on platforms like Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and Facebook Dating.

These dating mediums have helped thousands of users find meaningful relationships given the fun features they offer, all with the aim of users to have the utmost optimizing dating experience.

As part of the online dating platforms, Facebook Dating also offers fun features to give users quality time spent on their dating service. One of those features was the introduction of the “purple dot” icon which became an instant hit since it was launched.

What does the purple dot mean on FB Dating

If you want to learn what this Facebook dating feature is and how to use it, keep on reading - we share all the important info on this.

Bonus read: How to tell if someone is on Facebook Dating?

What does the purple dot on Facebook Dating mean?

If you are familiar with how other dating services operate, such as Tinder or Bumble, you will understand this quickly. Simply put, the purple dot or star on FB Dating means “super swipe” - it is Facebook’s type of super liking someone.

So, if you like someone and want to get their attention, you should use the purple dot/star feature - it will boost the chances of your desired potential matches.

Additionally, when users super-swipe someone’s profile on FB Dating, they appear at the top of that person’s daily batch. Therefore, when people access Facebook Dating, they will be notified about the super swipe.

You might also like to learn: What Does the Blue Dot Mean on Facebook Stories?

How to use the purple dot/star on FB Dating?

  1. Open the FB app on your smartphone (it works on both iOS and Android).
  2. Navigate to Facebook Dating and go to the search or discovery mode on your Facebook Dating profile.
  3. Tap the purple dot option to super-swipe a potential match.
  4. When you do this on someone’s profile, you will appear at the top of their daily batch - they will know that you are interested in meeting them.

Purple dot - FB Dating

Quick reminder: Facebook Dating does not have a separate app or official website; it is only available on the Facebook mobile app, and you need to activate it. Also, users must meet the requirements to use it, the basics meaning FB Dating is not yet available in all countries worldwide - check where it is currently available.

If interested, you can check out our blog post on how to activate it.

Or, if you are done with Facebook Dating and want to delete your profile there, you can also do it - we also have an article on that.

If you are willing to explore other things on Facebook Dating, such as how to unmatch there we can teach you how to do that.

Or, if Facebook Dating is not showing up to you, we can help you fix it.


What to think if you see the purple dot on a person’s profile?

If you see the purple dot on someone’s profile, the person has already liked you.


What is the green circle on FB Dating?

In addition to the purple dot, a green circle means that a user is online - when the green dot is next to someone’s name, it means they have been active on the Facebook Dating app within the past 24 hours.

What does Lucky Prick mean on FB Dating?

This feature allows users to consider other compatible matches that may be outside their typical preferences. The Lucky Prick option might help to reduce the chances of lamenting “the one that got away”.