By far the best dating app out there
This app is one of the best dating apps out there! With most other dating apps there is a multitude of fake profiles and scammers that you match with, on hinge that’s not the case! The difference between Hinge and most other apps is that it’s built for people looking for more than just a hookup, it’s a classier dating app. Compared to other apps you get limited likes (without paying ofc) but in all honesty it’s not a bad thing. It makes you more selective and it really calms you down so you don’t isolate yourself from the people around you to matchmake on an app for hours at a time. Also if you run out of likes and you see a profile you really like you can always send the profile to yourself by sharing it, or the profiles will rotate but you might not be able to see them again for a bit. I didn’t get a hit on my profile on the first day using Hinge but the next day I got three and I’m currently talking a lot to one of them. And guys, women will hit you up on this app too, other reviews are misleading. The woman I’m talking to actually commented and liked me. Another thing about this app: it’s easy to use and it really focuses more on getting to know a person by its mixer questions on your profile. This app also looks clean and seamless, it’s by far one of the best dating apps on the App Store! Hopefully I won’t have to use it again but if I ever need to use a dating app again, Hinge is most definitely my number one choice.
The app works if you make it work for you
I have used almost every dating app there is. This app tops all others in terms of filters and details. The more you put into your profile and answers, the higher the chance you have of someone liking your profile. It does allow you to put a halt on messages so you don’t get bombarded all at once by multiple people. You can focus on a select few if you want.
For those that think that meeting on an app is bad. That you won’t find love here. I’m here to say it works. It’s not for everyone. But it does work. I had to change my location a few times because I knew the place I was currently, I would not find the girl I was looking for here. She was somewhere else. We matched on May 21st,2020 and have been together for a year. It’s been a LDR, but I have never been this happy. I found my best friend. She’s the first thing I see when I wake up and last thing I see when I go to sleep. Whether it’s on FaceTime, Zoom, or in person I’m so happy to have found my love. Someone who is willing to make the sacrifices that I’d make for them. My girl was on hinge and we deleted the app and have been together ever since. We thoroughly endorse this app. Many of our friends have said for us to reach out and become “Hinge Ambassadors” and do the advertisements and stuff because they were so surprised how well we matched with each other.
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Pretty sure I met The One on here
This is, by far, the class of all the available dating apps. That doesn’t mean it’s going to provide a fairy tail opportunity, or even a fun one, but the way profiles are designed and integrated into the brief response sections makes this a much better option than Tinder, and even Bumble.
As others have mentioned in their reviews, squelching the ability to like photos without leaving a substantive comment should be the default. That’s simply too much like Tinder/Facebook and doesn’t really provide anything meaningful for the app. It definitely promotes the type of “drive-by” behavior that’s a scourge on Tinder. Leaving a comment requires forethought about what to say, what kind of tone you want to convey, and engaging with another user’s profile. You’re also much more likely to respond to folks who leave commentary, even if you don’t plan on going on a date, and that’s a very healthy approach compared to other apps.
As always, your mileage may vary. If you live in a small place you’re likely going to need to increase the radius, or maybe even take a step toward looking to move somewhere bigger in the future. There is still ghosting, likely related to the feature I mentioned above, but that’s just part of the process. For me, I was fortunate enough to find someone after a few months on Hinge that had me deleting the whole panoply of apps.
Best app out there, still can’t get a date
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To be fair, I’m not really sure what I’d change. This is probably the best dating app on the market if you have a specific type. I was able to use the filters to find a quality pool of people I would have loved to date. The profile customization is also one of the best out there, you get a good sense of the person’s personality as well as conversation starter prompts that they customize themselves to fit what passions/interests they have.
Obviously the fatal flaw here, as a guy, is the polar opposite of the common complaint that women have about this app. They get so many messages from dudes that they can’t sort through them, whereas I got maybe five responses back out of the two or three hundred messages I’ve sent out this past year, and literally not a single message ever sent my way. Either I’m ugly/off-putting, which I’m not ruling out, or this app needs to fix this imbalance somehow. What is the point of being able to curate the perfect pool of dates if no one ever responds to their messages? My luck wasn’t any better with Tinder but at least you could quantify who found you attractive and that was a nice self esteem boost.
Most Compatible? I Don’t Think So
Hinge is, all in all, a good app. It has far fewer bugs and glitches than Tinder. It also has a clean and clever design — removing user bios in favor of questions gives you a better insight into who might be a good match — that makes the app, unlike Tinder or Bumble, fun to use. The process of swiping on someone’s profile like in most dating apps is substituted with a unique way of matching with someone on Hinge — you either press ‘X’ to move on to the next person or send a like on something featured in the person’s profile — and it forces you to put more thought into whose profile you might pass on and whose profile you might “like”.
Hinge’s biggest problem seems to be its “Most Compatible” feature. Hinge will occasionally send you the profile of someone that their algorithm believes you will be very compatible with. The “Most Compatible” feature has suggested about 8 or 9 different profiles to me, but each time this has happened, I have been very confused. The profiles of the people the algorithm suggested have always been people that don’t share my interests or aren’t the type of person I am interested in. Hinge’s tagline is “designed to be deleted” and I sincerely believe that Hinge wants that experience for its users. But if Hinge’s algorithm can’t even make a good attempt at finding someone that I might be compatible with, the app will always be installed and I will still be searching for someone I truly like.
Great foundation, needs work
So to begin this review I want to point out that Hinge had the generosity of providing me with a 30 day preferred membership, probably as a welcome to the app. Although they in no way made me write a review, I still feel that doing so is fair to reciprocate their generosity. Like others users have mentioned, I’m somewhat missing the value in paying for a preferred membership, because it only works if others have it, in my case women. Since you can only like a few people at a time and review your queue of matches in a limited manner as a free user, if you get a lot of hits on your profile you’re not going to contact them for a while. That being said, if a preferred member had priority in other’s match queue, it would add much more value. Additionally, the app should work towards making sure women actually respond to you once you’ve made contact, because it’s another big issue. Finally, the number of people who were actually similar in my personality and in my league was dwindled so quickly that now it just feeds me whatever profiles it has lying around, and not even a week into the app I’m out of matchable women. As it stands right now, I certainly wouldn’t spend any money on this experience, but given work it could be a truly revolutionary app as it claims. Since I’m a young guy in a big market I would love to continue providing my feedback and working to improve the app if the developers are interested.
Le Sigh, Whatever Y’all Doing...It’s Workin’
I don’t know how they do it but it works. I have never in my however many years of online/app dating, regardless of the site or platform, been able to meet someone I was compatible with. It’s difficult sorting through, what is essentially lists and lists of people (who sometimes distract you with their pretty faces and not much else), hoping that you find someone who is compatible with you. These new changes that aim to get you off the app, whatever they are, they work. After being on here for a couple/few months, Hinge more and more started to send me men I found attractive and was more likely to have good conversation with. I met a guy that I really like, and we’ve been seeing each other for less than a couple months but I have never met a man who I could talk to for hours on end like this. We did the video calls and the questioning game through Hinge and eventually met up for a social distanced picnic. He seems like the type of guy I’ve been wanting to meet for a while. It’s like Hinge is a close friend who knows what I like and set me up on a blind date. Our non-romantic and romantic compatibility and attraction is kind of insane. So yeah, never thought I’d give five stars to a dating app but I’ve put the app on pause and honestly... I may delete it altogether.
Great app! Just be patient with matches. It will happen eventually.
I started using this app last summer. Met an great person and dated for 6 mo. Like other relationships the more you can learn the more you like or don’t. For me the latter. But I’m optimistic. Always am. Just got back on. Put up some great photos I had paid to take and got great responses from some hotties. LISTEN EVERYONE! ITS ALL ABOUT THE PHOTOS! This isn’t rocket science.
I like the fact that you only get 10 likes a day. That’s keeps life manageable and I have better things to do then be on this app all evening anyway. The late notifications are a little annoying but so what. They’ll get fixed.
I found that Tinder and Match have too much rifraf you need to filter way too much. That's a waste of my time. Bumble is also pretty good. So far Bumble hasn’t appealed to the mega masses. When it does it will be a waste of time like Tinder and Match. But for now Hinge doesn’t have mass appeal but use that to your advantage. It’s better to have less people and appeal to public less because these people will have higher quality ppl then on the apps used by the mass public. In an age of instant gratification, you actually need to go against the grain and delay your gratification a bit. The right person will show up at the right time. Be positive about it and it will happen.
2021!!Review! before you PAY! know this!
So here’s my experience with this app, as far as how its set up to engage easy start up conversation with someone its pretty useful, I noticed that even though I could control the settings after I payed it still really wasn’t working good, I’d control the age distance height and all the other features that would become available once you paid (BUT!) even then it was still showing me people that were way to far away and the ages that I’d choose were way off as well. ANOTHER!!! Thing I Noticed!! It would only show me profiles that weren’t very popular even though you get Unlimited Likes after paying. For the profiles that are recommended for you as in the ones you’ll mainly like FOR THOSE!!! You can only send what they call ( Roses ) and you only get one every Sunday or you pay extra money to like those profiles that’s the only way to like those profiles you gotta pay more even though you already paid for the one month membership or six months. For the most part every now and then but VERY RARE! it would show me a popular profile that they would usually be like 1-3 hours away from my location, AND!! the last thing you gotta remember before you pay it’s a gamble because this app just like many other apps it really just depends how many people around your area actually have and use this app, if not many people have this app around your area it’s pretty much useless.....
I used to be very impressed with this app
Hinge has often been the dating app I most recommend to people looking to try online dating because it’s a more wholesome matching experience and it allows for a better profile/representation of yourself (which I’ve always liked about this app). However, lately there have been a few changes that have really shot the approachability of this app in my opinion. The increased pricing for membership, the removal of free “Most Compatible” in exchange for the introduction of the “Standouts” feature where you pay an absurdly high price for roses (which is the only way to match with the people grouped into this area of the app) is a big let down. There’s also a bug with roughly 20% of profiles I come across in the standard Discovery section where pictures simply do not load in their frames (even after quitting the app and reloading). I’ve received 2 total likes and 0 replies in the past month (which is drastically fewer than I’ve ever seen in the past with the app) which makes me wonder if I may have similarly bugged images on my profile, and it’s also a shame because that would mean the $4 roses I’ve paid for and sent were basically burners. With the new direction it seems the app wants to go to make more revenue (which I do understand, everyone wants to make more money) I haven’t felt like the choices made for new features have produced a better app for the single person using it.