When we had a secret crush back in the day, we would pass notes and whisper about it. Pretty soon, though, you’ll just have to log on to Facebook to profess your (potentially unrequited) love.
At its annual development conference, the social media site announced more details being added to its Facebook Dating feature. The dating app is nothing new; what’s interesting is the “Secret Crush” feature.
Here’s how it works: If you’re on Facebook Dating, you can list up to nine of your Facebook friends on whom you’re secretly crushing. (Nine? Who has nine crushes?) If you’re both on Facebook Dating and you both list each other as a Secret Crush, you’ll get a notification. Otherwise, the secret stays secret.
To be completely honest, our first thoughts were, “this is chaos.” After all, it’s the internet—nothing is sacred. And imagine getting a notification that one of your friends has a crush on you…with no way to find out who it is. But if you’re going to spend six hours doing a deep dive into your cousin’s friend’s brother’s Instagram, it could also be a better use of your time.