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Facebook is testing a dating service; Athens reacts to recent sexual assaults

Today is Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning,

Facebook has begun to test its online-dating service, Dating, in Colombia, according to Wired. In Dating, swiping is not an option, like popular dating apps such as Bumble and Tinder. Users create separate profiles for the service. The only information that is taken from the user’s Facebook account is the age and first name, the rest needs to be filled out manually.

Other information can be added such as height, job title, religion, etc. Users can even add pictures and answer questions to have displayed on their profiles. After the profile is created, Facebook will then use a “unique algorithm” based on things in common and mutual friends to find matches. Another feature of the service is that users can choose to match with people who will be attending the same events as them or in the same groups as them, too. 

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News from The Post:

City Council and Athens residents reacted to the recent sexual assaults. (The Post)

Attorney General Mike DeWine wants to reduce student testing in Ohio schools. (The Post)

Fun News Friday: A dog was elected the mayor of a town in California. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times

Volleyball beat Kent State on Thursday. (The Post)

Field hockey beat UC Davis 1-0 on Thursday. (The Post)

Ohio is set to play the University of Cincinnati on Saturday. (The Post)

Athens weather

Today will be partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of late afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The high will be 88 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

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