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.
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.
Great & Effective Service
By PJC Denver
I have enjoyed using Hinge especially because of the way it structured a profile to be succinct yet still informative enough. The Hinge application development team did a really good job in striking the balance between the two.
The one suggestion I would make is just add an element to the profile that allows the man/woman to indicate the type of relationship they are looking for (friends, short-term relationship/dating, or a long-term relationship). Especially for men, it helps us to know the degree of relationship that a woman is looking for before we devote time and energy to communicating with and pursuing them.
I have encountered a couple woman now that weren’t really looking for a dating relationship at all, more just friendship. I did not find this out until conversing with either of them at some length and drilling to the bottom of it. With each of them, part of me thought, “Why is she even on a dating app/site when she has no real intention of dating anyone?”. I know Hinge is a more casual dating service, but yet I wish this information would have been more upfront. Even so, both women have still become good friends and I was still encouraged to meet both of them given the higher quality of person they each are. It’s just better to be as honest and upfront as possible from the beginning and allow for this as much as possible.
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.
Best app out there, still can’t get a date
By Floyd .
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.
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.
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.
Met my match
I’ve tried all of the dating apps, no joke. I’ve gone out on good dates, bad ones, hookups, flings, you name it. But nothing stuck. One day my roommate told me to download hinge because she found it and on other dating apps we both had we’d tend to match with the same people frequently. I downloaded it with no expectations and honestly no real hopes. A couple weeks of harmless flirting later, I get a message from a guy. Nothing new, nothing surprising but I have an interesting feeling about this one. The conversation is good and he seems genuine but I’m dating around, getting a little serious with someone else so he doesn’t get priority but I don’t want to let go either. The other thing ends and now this guy has my full attention, he asks me out and I like him so I go. He turns out to be the sweetest, most wonderful guy that I have ever met, let alone dated. Turns out we’ve got a decent amount in common and we’ve almost crossed paths before but if it wasn’t for Hinge, I never would’ve met the love of my life.
It hasn’t quite been a year yet since we started dating but we’ve talked about our future together traveling, marriage, children and I know without a doubt that he’s the one I want to spend the rest of my life with.
Thank you Hinge for introducing me to my best friend. ❤️
Against different relationship types
My husband and I have a poly relationship. We joined hinge and paid the high amount of $40 for three months. One day I went in to view the new messages we had and it wouldn’t let me sign in. I emailed them about it and this is the response I got. “ Your account was not deleted because of the particular type of relationship you're in or the type of relationship you're looking for. The reason that your account was deleted is because we require that each Hinge profile represent only one individual. We think it's important to have each profile represent only one person because we want to try to capture the richness and depth of a person. That's already incredibly hard to do for just one individual, let alone two.
We absolutely welcome folks in poly relationships on Hinge and I'm happy to say that we have a growing poly community! Most poly folks on Hinge let other members know about their relationship status in their prompt answers or simply in the course of conversation in their messages.”
This is a lie. This app is not for our kind of relationship. You can’t connect two accounts so if he and I wanted to do it the right way, we’d have to pay for two memberships. I wish there was a warning or an email or text they’d send to let you know your account had been deleted. We didn’t even know it violated their “rules.” We had been using it for THREE MONTHS, bu the moment our membership expired our account got deleted. TOTAL CRAP APP! DO NOT GET.
Decent, but puts you “in a box”
Hinge is awesome in theory. The idea of making interactions with people extend beyond a simple “like” is great because it gives people (mainly men) an opportunity to stand out on their first impression. Unfortunately this innovation is stifled by seemingly worse algorithms for matching people and no major incentive to engage female users (see Bumble) into making or maintaining conversations with the overwhelming number of men that are matching/liking/commenting on their profiles.
Another issue I find is the forceful “prompting” that seems to beat myself and others into answering uncomfortable/staged questions that may seem like icebreakers on the surface but in reality gives people that all too familiar feeling of introducing themselves to a group of strangers with “3 fun facts about themselves”. I think this unfortunately has the effect of making everybody using this platform seem nervous and uncomfortable instead of fun and date-able.
In general, I’ve also found that the people Hinge suggests to me are seemingly way less compatible or similar to me in comparison to other apps. The overall experience somehow always seems like a “diet soda” version of competitor dating apps, which stinks, because I do really like the platform this app has. It sadly just seems to fail in its execution of introducing me to like-minded people. Let’s hope that changes!