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Facebook shoots into Cupid mode

Feature could boost advertising on the social network

9:48 PM, Jan. 18, 2013
Facebook's new Graph Search extends searches for singles on the network to friends of friends. Facebook
Facebook's new Graph Search extends searches for singles on the network to friends of friends. Facebook
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Cue the disco ball and Barry White soundtrack: Facebook is becoming an online love connection - or maybe a meat market.

Facebook's new Graph Search, in limited beta release, extends searches for singles on the network to friends of friends. The new feature, primarily for finding what friends "Like" from music to food and more, is expected to be available more widely over the next few months.

After years of playing a de facto cupid among friends, Facebook is no longer just dipping a toe in the online-dating hot tub. "For dating queries, friends of friends tends to be a good place to start," said Tom ...

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