Online dating

Facebook's dating service finally hooks up with Instagram

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Facebook debuted Facebook Dating in the U.S. on Thursday after offering it for less than a year in some other countries. The company is also finally integrating the dating service with Instagram.

Why it matters: Facebook has 2.4 billion users around the world and is hoping a dating service will keep them around longer.

Tinder adds more sexual orientation options

The new sexual orientation options offered in the Tinder app
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Tinder is adding several options to make it easier for people to describe their sexual orientation and find matches better suited to them.

Why it matters: Sexuality and gender are complicated and many people say they have experienced either frustration, discrimination or both when using dating apps.