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Facebook has officially launched its dating services with Thailand the first market in Asia and second in the world for the new service on the world’s third most popular website (#1 Google, #2 YouTube).

Facebook Dating is available to users of the social network who are aged at least 18.

Nathan Sharp, product manager of Facebook Dating says that the feature is a result of the company’s mission to make Facebook the single best place to start a relationship online.

“Facebook Dating is a dedicated feature within the Facebook app, specially designed to give people full control of their experience looking for a meaningful relationship”, he said.

“People will be able to match with others based on their preferences and interests, through a dedicated dating profile inside the main Facebook app.

“Dating profile associates with a Facebook profile, including just a name and age, and is separated from the user’s Facebook profile.”

Sharp said that the dating service is designed for meaningful relationships rather than short-term unions and the feature is an opt-in that allows people to decide to use it, rather than it being by default.

Moreover, it is in the Facebook app – not a separate app – but only non-friends (on Facebook) and friends of friends can see a user’s dating profile, which is separate profile from the Facebook profile.

“Facebook Dating’s messenger is of a different type to Facebook Messenger. It allows only text and emoji icon to be sent.

“Photos, files, and links cannot be sent via the dating messenger,” said Sharp.

He added that Facebook Dating is the new place to first establish a relationship. It was launched first in Colombia.

The feature will also facilitate people to have dating experiences through Event & Group as well. In Thailand, around 52 million people use Facebook every month, and these people are potential users of the dating services.

“Facebook Discovery is designed to be the very best place for people meet the first time while Facebook Dating is designed to be the very best place for people’s relationships,” Sharp said.

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A tour company owner has been fined a mere 2,000 baht by police in Surat Thani after threatening a taxi driver with a sword.

The video (below) shows 39 year old Suphakit Sindamrern the alleged owner of Buddy Travel in the Kaset market area heading to his car to retrieve a sword from the boot. Suphakit told an official yesterday that it was :all a misunderstanding”.

Watch the video of the man HERE.

The argument was apparently over two tourists who had inquired about transport after just arriving in a minivan. Suphakit has a vehicle that he uses to transport passengers, but it is not licensed.

He was fined by the police for carrying an offensive weapon and could face later sanctions from his local land transport office regarding the use of an unregistered vehicle as a taxi service.

SOURCE: Sanook

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