Hinge Dating App: Match & Meet

4.4 (837.6K)
136.2 MB
Age rating
Current version
Hinge, Inc.
Last update
4 weeks ago
Version OS
14.0 or later
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User Reviews for Hinge Dating App: Match & Meet

4.44 out of 5
837.6K Ratings
3 years ago, Lanham man
Extremely happy, the best choice for singles
Unlike tinder and bumble, Hinge gives you the opportunity to actually bring forth more of your personality as he can comment on a persons profile. The more information on your profile or another persons profile increases the chances of you liking something other than just their looks. I found that this has led to much more engaging and relatable matches with others, not only that but leading those comments on their profile has led to easier conversations as it is a total ice breaker. The conversation starts with the comment that you made after you match and you can build off of what you sent. I found this has led to more genuine conversations and has been a overall amazing experience. I’ve had tinder and bumble for several years now, and I found the whole experience to be very difficult with few matches and disinterested people; even when I use the paid subscriptions little changed. After a few days of downloading this app I saw a completely different results for the reasons I mentioned above. There’s so many features that allow a person to be able to follow up on people who like them without the use of a paid subscription. I’ve been able to match with several people and I am very interested to meet one of them. Overall I’ve been absolutely thankful for discovering this app. Thank you Hinge, and best of luck to the rest of you.
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3 months ago, Akam42
Absolutely amazing
When I searched for an app that was simple to use and highly rated, Hinge is the one that came up that intrigued me. I got on it and I liked the customization it had to one’s profile to be as transparent as possible. Using the actual app is very easy too and it got me to go on dates with 2 people. The first was alright at first, then I saw that our conversations turned very sour as she talked about her trauma with her family the entire time. Not a good first look, so we eventually unmatched. I left hinge and after a month I got back on it just to see. There in my likes, I found my current boyfriend. We chatted the first day I returned his like with a ‘hi’ and by the next day, we began chatting on WhatsApp. After 5 days of talking, we met up and we hit it off insanely well. We’re so similar in the core aspects and have enough differences where we’re always learning about each other. After about 2-3 weeks, we began officially dating (and deleted hinge off our phones!) and now it’s been 7 months. I genuinely want to marry this man and he does too. Hinge helped me find my soulmate that was more near me than I expected. One I would have never met on my own, out and about, as neither of us like going out as much. I am truly grateful for this app as it has given me the best relationship I have ever been on. Genuinely give it a try and DON’T GIVE UP. You may find your soulmate too
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5 years ago, trembli0s
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.
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1 year ago, Tinkerbell3691
Best dating app
I met my boyfriend with this app. And I am pretty happy we matched. We are very compatible and there wouldn’t be other way to meet each other. Other than using this app. So I am very grateful for hinge app. Before I met him I did engaged conversations and talk to other guys on Hinge. Went on a first date with people I thought we could match, glad we didn’t. Every single guy I met was very respectful never had to talk to a guy that was gross. Also Tip: If you are starting a conversation just say from the jump what are you looking for? Those were one of my first questions. I knew I was looking for a relationship and when guys said they were looking for something casual I would tell them that I am not longer interested. In a respectful way. Always be respectful and consider of others feelings. And if you go in a first date I use that just to talk and get to know the person. Never kiss or have any other advantages. I was lucky most guys I met on hinge were well behaved. As in the past I tried other dating apps and most people are gross, everyone is looking for hook ups. And the apps are expensive if you want to filter the options. The app is great even on the free version. Easy to engage conversation with the prompts also, is about the pics. Use the best you can use and show your face completely.
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2 years ago, Anonymous907GS
Superior Dating App
Exactly that. This is the superior dating app to all dating apps, trumping Bumble and the Tinder cash grab full of bots app, almost. Only giving it 3 stars because I can’t add a short bio like I can on Tinder & Bumble and a couple other reasons. This app has some of the most expensive pay walls. $90 for 6m and you really don’t get much at all over an unpaid subscription. Add a permanent premium access pay wall that’s COMPETITIVE, and I bet you’d get more usage. Add that & a bio and you’d surely stomp out Tinder & Bumble. Or at least sway more people to the app. I’ve never met anyone on this app cause most women can’t hold a conversation let alone find time to reply, but maybe once I’m able to write a bio, that could change and allow me to find someone who actually wants to talk & date 🤷🏻‍♂️ Algorithm could use some work too. Distance reached is small. Very small. Won’t even encompass my whole state, or even the next nearest large city. I travel A LOT and it’d be nice to window shop to places I’ll be traveling too considering I’m looking to move as well. Focus up and get more competitive. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Be nice to see roses go away too or at least let those people show up in the algorithm for us unpaid subscribers. Absolutely ridiculous y’all are hiding people from meeting each other because they didn’t pay for a rose at some ridiculous price. Straight up highway robbery and purposeful manipulation to keep people looking for their match. Disgusting.
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2 years ago, kvsso96
Good and Bad… Nevertheless a Business
Note to developers: I noticed you stopped telling users when they’ve ran out of likes. Instead you only notify them the next time they try to like someone… following Tinder’s business model. I don’t like it and it deteriorates the more “genuine” image that Hinge has marketed for itself. But then again, it is somewhat expected since both are owned by the same company. Review: In my opinion, Hinge is the better option in terms of quality matches compared to Tinder or apps like it. Requiring a minimum of 6 photos and 3 prompts, it forces users to put actual effort into creating their profile compared to Tinder’s (overly) simple, quick, and easy setup. One can assume that, because of these extra steps, the users of the app are a bit more invested or serious about dating. Then of course there’s the non-swiping liking system that makes users more conscious of their selections. All that’s good. The bad: not a fan of the algorithm. Sometimes I download the app and get phenomenal matches who are interesting and physically attractive. Other times I open the app and it’s a tragedy after each profile. I wonder why since my prompts and photos seldom change. Of course the app rewards active users but then again sometimes I question. Also not a fan of the change where you don’t know you run out of likes until you like someone. I think it preys on people’s fear of missing out… in hopes of driving profits.
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10 months ago, Aghahahaha
Made to Uninstall…ish
Hinge is my favorite dating up, but it is far from perfect. It allows you to instantly see users that like you and you can match them back without using any of your limited likes per day. That’s literally what sets apart Hinge from the other apps. Sad part is, the compatible tab in the “home” screen is not rlly compatible. The app will keep telling you to like other users so it can learn about your type, but the compatible tab never really shows compatible people. The real compatible people are on the standouts screen. They all look similar and with similar hobbies and interests. The app does know your type, but these users won’t ever appear in the compatible tab in the home screen. They will only appear in the standouts which, unsurprisingly yet very disappointingly, is a paid feature. For you to have a change to match anyone (ppl of ur type that u’re definitely more inclined to be interested in), you can “superlike” them but only once a week. So the way they advertise the app “made to uninstall” is rlly just another meh attempt. I understand they need to make money somehow (cuz you can pay to make more superlikes) but I’d rather have to watch ads every couple of minutes than having to wait an entire week for a CHANCE to speak to a person that is compatible to me.
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8 months ago, Honesty Post
Love the app
The app is professional and easy to use. The prompts are so cool and the algorithm finds exactly the matches I’m interested dating. The issue as usual is the matches not even talk when they like first and barely talk when a conversation is initiated which makes no sense, most will unmatch out of nowhere, and the lack of communication leads to pointless conversations and not actually meeting up. For us who are looking for more than an ego boost we want more substance. If you can promote profiles to drive them to make an effort and use the app for dating for more in person instead of a bunch of matches who just want to talk it would be more of a success. No one really wants to just have a conversation and get blown off so for those who do they don’t need to be on the app. It’s a waste of time for us who take it seriously. If you can market on the app a way to show profiles that of course the right person to actually meet up and use the app the way it’s supposed to then it’ll make people take it seriously as they should. It overall is one of my favorite dating apps. I get a lot of matches and I’m tired of them not really talking and barely putting in an effort to make more of a connection when they usually make the first like to me. Thank you Hinge and I appreciate what you guys keep doing!
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3 years ago, 83l1383r
Surprisingly amazing
I never expected to meet someone on a dating app and think, “I think I just met my husband,” but here I am. I had tried Tinder but the people on there…weren’t looking for the same things as I. I wondered if all dating apps were like this, and wanted to check for myself. I remembered seeing some funny commercials for Hinge and decided to check it out. The atmosphere was completely different, immediately. It felt warm and inviting, and I loved that your profile was more than just pictures. The prompts are amazing conversation starters that eased me into chats that were more in-depth and skipped the awkward small talk. I matched with my current boyfriend on my first or second day on the app. I went into Hinge with no expectations; I was simply curious to compare it with Tinder. I matched with people, had conversations, went on a couple first dates. I loved the experience, and everyone I talked to seemed to be looking for a serious relationship like I was. I knew my boyfriend was the one before we even met in person. Because there was no awkward introduction stage, we got to know each other quickly and we clicked instantly. A few months later I’m sitting on my couch and writing this review, wondering, “How in the world was my boyfriend single and how was I lucky enough to find him?”
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2 years ago, Blacu1313
Pay just to pay more
The app itself is easy to use and I like the concept of leaving comments on peoples’ answers and photos to spark conversations. My major criticism is that you pay a $65 subscription fee for 3 months, which gets you the ability to see who has liked you and unlimited likes. The app then “finds your preferences” and sorts potential matches into “standouts” where you have to buy a rose (currently 3 for $10) to be their first visible like. According to the “Learn More” link on the Standouts page, this is “where you'll find a bonus batch of content from people most your type you won't see elsewhere”. AKA, as the app learns your preferences it locks your most likely matches behind a paywall where you pay to play for each “rose”. Most guys know from dating apps, there’s a low likelihood of reciprocation for any one person, so the sky’s the limit on how much you can spend. In my opinion, this is very disingenuous by essentially holding hostage the people you are most likely to be interested in for additional payments. The more roses you buy the cheaper they are, but having this in addition to the subscription fee is ridiculous. Money grabbing at its finest and shady at best if you ask me. For all my cute girls out there, congratulations, you’re now making Hinge up to $3.33 for each guy that sends you a “rose”. Hinge has become a cheap pimp. With this new feature, you’re better off with Bumble, where at least you have access to everyone.
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10 months ago, lil benny-pj
Lol got you, now let’s start. I literally got this app had it for maybe less than a year and now I am married to my amazing husband within a few months of meeting him. We lived less than 45 mins away from each other basically all of our high school and early young adulthood years. I was on a trip in mississippi and he was there for his basic training 2 months before we matched. I got back home a few days after he graduated basic, already back at his house and getting his first base assignment a day before we met. Instant match, hung out for only a week before he had to go to his base across country, within about 3-4 days he asked if I wanted to go with him. Next thing you know I was on a plane 3 months later on the way to a whole new state and a whole new life. We have now been married for 2 years this coming December. I know this sounds almost insane and something someone gets paid to write a review of but i can’t tell you how amazing it is to wake up every morning next to him, the man I love with all of my heart and soul. This app made my life I have today possible and I can never describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to have had it. Also fate has a funny way of catching you I’ll tell you that. Thank you for reading:)
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5 years ago, NinjaSlayer88
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.
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4 years ago, Ashnai
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.
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3 years ago, JayceNat
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.
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6 years ago, fibonacci7
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.
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3 years ago, Noelle The Reader
Least Terrible Dating App for Women
As a mid twenties woman without a ton of dating experience, but desiring a long term relationship, most dating apps I tried were about as enjoyable as dumpster diving. I’m sure there were treasures in there, but I was drowning in trash. Hinge was much less of a slog — not one dck pic, not one request for nudes, no horribly awkward intros, just decent people to talk to. I think having more detailed bios helped, it gave the conversation a better jumping off point. I enjoyed reading through them all and loved to comment first when we had something in common. After a good number of conversations and a handful of dates, I found a guy who fits me perfectly and we’ve been going exclusive for 2 months. No guarantees for the future but I’m hopeful; you should give this app a try if you’re on the fence. I didn’t put any money into the app, just used the free interface. I found it less overwhelming, to have fewer likes to give a day. Still had tons of matches and had trouble keeping up with them all, but I think that’s just how it is for women on any dating app. The only negative is that their recommended bios were just ridiculous, as far from what I wanted as possible, but I found plenty of men to talk to just exploring instead.
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4 years ago, PJC Denver
Great & Effective Service
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.
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11 months ago, Malicart
Lack of interest-based filtering and arbitrary distance limitations.
Having a larger user base is a blessing and a curse. Having a larger user base and having an obscured algorithm that doesn’t seem to take any kind of keywords into account is simply a curse. The algorithm also relies on sending likes to people and to be quite honest I do not see a lot of people who share my interests and as such I can’t even begin to “work” the algorithm. Adding the ability to give the algorithm that kind of information directly would be an extreme benefit. Another issue I have is that the maximum distance seems arbitrarily set at 100 miles and also ignores country borders. I do not want results in Canada but I can’t do anything about it. I want the ability to search within the entirety of the US or down to 5 miles. There is a very inefficient way to mess with it by changing your location but then you have to waste prompts explaining it and I’m sure the other people don’t necessarily want to deal with that. I should be able to set it to nationwide or however far and see other people who have me within their own search range. I have no idea how this is programmed but I’m sure other services do what I have just described without any issues. Basically, remove search distance limitations and add the ability to share your interests with whatever matching algorithm is going on, whether that be directly or through keyword analysis.
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5 years ago, smailovic824
The hinge team is not honest
I loved the app at first. It shows you only profiles that match your personality and people with who you share similar interests. Everything was working great, till one day all the data from my app was deleted including my matches, messages, pictures... when I reached out to the customer service, they said that it was a technical issue and that I can’t recover the data that I lost! So I had to create a whole new profile, and as an apology Team Hinge gave me a free one year preferred membership. Then two weeks later they removed the preferred membership from me, then 3 days after they completely deleted all my account. When I asked for the reason behind this they said that violated the terms and conditions of Hinge. Which was absolutely false because I’ve never had any issue with anyone on the app and I’m always VERY respectful to others. I did ask them to provide an evidence of their claim, and show me when and how I violated the terms, they refused to give me an explanation and stopped responding to my emails. Bottom line of the story is that Team Hinge was not honest with me, and made up a whole story just TO REMOVE THE FREE ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP THEY HAD TO OFFER ME. Now wouldn’t recommend Hinge to anyone, and asked all my friends and their friends to stop using this app.
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5 years ago, KrazyLowgun
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. ❤️
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3 years ago, brad8675309
Top dating App eats itself
I’ve used a ton of dating apps over the years and Hinge by far was the best! That is, up until the Highlights feature was created. Now it hijacks the top profiles and hides them in the highlights and charges $3 to send the person a Rose so you can look like a simp. Regular likes > roses in all but the most rare cases. Furthermore, because the most liked profiles get put in highlights, as they put more profiles in the highlights section, the more lesser profiles get liked, ipso facto they now become the new top profiles and get put in the highlights. Now there’s no longer a need to worry about running out of likes on the unpaid version because you won’t run across enough people in a day to use all of your allocated likes, as anyone worth liking is now in the highlights. Also, even when I paid for the premium, after the first week my profile stops getting liked as often, instead I end up with someone randomly giving me a rose here and there. Which I believe indicates I’ve been put in the highlights... which in turn lessens how often my profile is liked. The algorithm is eating itself, and if it doesn’t get rid of highlights, another app will soon take its place as the leading dating app
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2 years ago, manny EE
Real Users, Better interactions than other popular apps
I’ve had better interactions and dates through this app, it has some prompts and voice notes that can be put in the profile that allow you or the other person to find something that easily breaks the ice. There’s usually a free trial offer or at least when I first used it there had been. Not as many likes as other apps so if you match with someone, they have chosen you more carefully than other apps that allow you to like every single person you pass through. You can put distance settings for free and reverse a pass. If you run out of people it gives you an option to see the people you passed again or you can put the distance setting further. The bulk of the things you need to find matches and talk with people is free. Again, only thing that appears like a downside is there are less likes but I do think it actually helps people choose more carefully what they are looking for, and take the choices more seriously. This is compared to other apps where you are judged and unmatched off another persons quirks. I’m a heterosexual male just so you see what demographic I fit into and am giving a perspective on.
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6 months ago, Lsufrat
Great Women, Deceptive Business
First off, I want to say how much I liked the women on this app in general, they were attractive, playful, real, and interested in meeting off of the app. The thing that is making me give a one star when I would otherwise give a five star is the developers of this app, specifically made it in a way to encourage you to keep the subscription by throttling who you see and limiting your access. I saw this firsthand when I paid for a week of the premium Hinge X subscription. I was bored and had a long flight and got through all of the females on the app in my area. I know this because the app told me that there was no one else in my area, I proceeded to widen the area until I had maxed it out. It stayed like this until the moment my subscription ended at which time, miraculously dozens if not, hundreds of hot women in the geographical and age range that I have been looking magically, appeared on the app, almost as if they had always been there, and hinge was specifically not showing them to me in an attempt to get me to pay for another week of the app, knowing that when the subscription ended and I was no longer allowed unlimited likes that I would want to purchase the subscription again as now there were many more women. All I would say to anyone out there is they are charging an extremely large fee for an app that specifically is designed to get you to have to continue using it. stick with the free version.
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1 year ago, Vendrzyk
Honest Review of an App that’s meant to be deleted
Whether it is because you find a successful relationship or get abruptly banned hinge is meant to be deleted. I used hinge on and off for about two years with a mix level of success. However, I can officially say that I am done with hinge after I was banned. While they would not provide any specifics, my account was banned and after doing some research on the ban process, hinge is by far one of the most strict services when it comes to this. Bans are for life and while there is an appeal process you have one chance to make your case. Which if you don’t know why you’re banned in the first place it can be practically impossible to make your case. From my experience like probably many others, the only thing that comes to mind that would result in a ban is that someone didn’t like a pickup line or may not share the same views as you and as a result report you. The fact that hinge bans are for life and without warning seems a tad extreme and unjust in these circumstances because while one person may not like a joke you used, another person may and those are the people you want to connect with. I sincerely hope that hinge changes this format in the future and while I’m not trying to sound political as of now hinge is extremely “woke” to the point they are preventing people from trying to pursue connections with other individuals
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3 years ago, _tavius_
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.....
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2 years ago, polkadotburrito
Algorithm is horrible and offensive
Well in theory their algorithm should be helpful. They only let you see people who are at your “level of attractiveness” but in actuality it doesn’t work. I means if you’re a person of color or a minority in any way you get sunk to the bottom of the attractiveness pool. I’m a type of person who some deem beautiful and some don’t, like a lot of women. I live in a city that is mostly white people and I do horrible in this app, my options of people to swipe on is almost offensive. My white friends who are the same attractiveness level don’t have that issue. When I go to other cities, I don’t have that issue. I enjoy bumble, where you just see everyone, you at least have a chance of someone finding you. Because of Hinges’ algorithms, only unattractive and creepy people see me so that’s the only likes I get and I see a 10th of what the city has to offer. This all makes it difficult for people who aren’t “typically” hot. It’s offensive but I’ve found a trick...I delete the app and restart my account every other week. In the beginning I’m able to see all types of people but within a week, I’ve been demoted and only see “my level of attractiveness”. In the first week people who I’m attracted to “like” me and I’m able to “like” as well and always end up chatting with people that I’m attracted to. I guess that’s the world we live in, where algorithms tell you your worth or at least the worth their coders feel you are.
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3 months ago, Elizasuzshock
Waste of time and a Ripped off
I’m giving this app a one star due to my experience from using it. I have been using hinge for over a year but then I decided to subscribe for Hinge X since I only went to a couple of dates from a couple of guys that I matched within an entire year and I wasn’t getting match with hardly any guy. When I subscribed to Hinge X, I realized that it wasn’t any different at all . I wasn’t getting any likes from no guys and I was getting even less matches than before. I ran out of matches even when being open with all matching options. I put in my filter that I am looking for a long term relationship and life partner since that’s what I wanted and I hardly was getting any matches and not even one like from a guy. I know a lot of people that have found their person in this dating app, but I feel that I got ripped off and also is not for me. I do really think that OkCupid and Bumble may be a better dating app for many people that are looking for love than this so called dating app. Update: 4/8/24 I just got banned from Hinge for no particular reason. Unless someone that works for Hinge read this exactly review that I posted on Saturday 4/6/24. Overall, me as well as everyone else has the right the right to post about their opinion and experience about any app that they have downloaded including dating apps. No one should stay quiet when they don’t agree with their opinion about an app or about anything.
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4 years ago, McCubbins18
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.
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5 months ago, Dawn Nofsinger
Wrongfully Banned— Hinge Supports Narcissists— WORST DATING APP
I went on a date with someone who made inappropriate comments and made me concerned for my safety. Luckily, he never did anything during or after the date. However, I told him that it couldn’t work out between us and I wished him luck on his journey. He proceeded to blow up my phone with text messages and phone calls. He was cussing me out, calling me names, throwing insults every which way, and even told me he reported my Hinge account on purpose. I appealed with Hinge but they claimed they did their research and the ban was finalized. This is appalling considering my own safety was put at risk during one date and this narc who didn’t get his way wanted to feel some sort of power over me. Imagine a dating app taking their side…. I have since sent in an email going into details about the date and what was said. I will remove my review once my account is back up and running. Update: after messaging with a customer support representative, they were incredibly unhelpful when trying to activate my account and extremely rude. I followed the step by step process of getting my account reactivated but they continued to ignore me!!! I thought this app would be a game changer but they fail to produce a quality and SAFE environment by lacking employees who truly know what they are doing. Do not use this app; you are destined to fail here.
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2 years ago, Natasha_Kimberly
Best Dating App
The first thing I loved about Hinge is that you can really be yourself and express that without going into a full length about me bio. Yeah, you still swipe just like any other app but when you like something about someone’s app it shows them what you liked. I truly was giving up on dating apps and hinge was the last one I tried. Funny thing, I came across this guys profile and I really liked him. The little things he put on his profile made me laugh and I wanted to know him better plus he is extremely good looking, I didn’t swipe cause I just assumed this guy would ignore me like most. Two days later I had a message from him! Yes, the same guy I was really interested in! I couldn’t believe it, I made a funny reply to something on his profile and I remember him saying that that was the best response anyone could have ever given and from there on we started talking nonstop, fast forward three months later and we are dating and very, very happy. I can’t believe I found him on a dating app and where we are now, if you told me that this would happen I wouldn’t believe you. But hey Hinge just proofed that this dating app is awesome and works. I definitely recommend giving Hinge a try!
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4 years ago, Marzipan St. James
If you are truly looking for a genuine connection...download this app.
So I rarely write reviews. Like I seriously can't remember the last time I sat down and wrote a review for something. That being said, I met my boyfriend through hinge, and our relationship is u like any other I've been in. I felt especially compelled to write something for the Hinge company. Finding a genuine connection in the time of COVID-19 (the plague, if you will), can be especially difficult, considering you can't meet up with anyone in person. That being said, because we both had put thought and effort into our hinge profiles, my boyfriend and I connected instantaneously, and soon were FaceTiming for hours, getting to know each other. Take time on your profile, and be honest about who and what you're looking for. The app does a pretty great job of finding matches from there. This really is an app that's made to be deleted. Good luck, everyone! Happy dating! P.S. Wash your hands, cough into your elbows, wear a mask in public, stay 6+ feet away from others, and for the love of all that is good...stay home as often as possible. We're all in this nonsense together. Stay safe and keep others safe. ❤️
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3 years ago, BleedingEarHoles
There’s no user support.
I had a hinge, and initially it was pretty cool. You have to put in a little more effort on details about yourself than on Tinder and Bumble. But I did have better chit chats with people on hinge. The people on it seemed nicer and more willing to say hi. Hinge has a catch phrase, “Designed to be deleted”. After a week or two I decided to take a break, so deleted my account. Then maybe a month later I re-downloaded the hinge app and tried to make an account. After entering my email / cell # stuff I got a pop-up that I had been banned. Then I went and read the hinge rules section and wrote an appeal. They only let you appeal once. After a handful of days I hadn’t heard back from the mods, and tried to start an account again. Still banned. On my original account my pics were all had my face and were as tame as it gets… the standard smile pics, a couple hiking view ones, a surfing one, etc. And everything written on my profile had been kind and appropriate. And any chat I had was kind. I’d like to use the app again, I liked it, but am banned without explanation. Googling it, there are a lot of people that have had it happen too. That’s why I left two stars on the rating. Anyway, Tinder & Bumble always keep working well. Also on both of those if I’ve noticed a bug or had a question, the tech & mods have always replied and been helpful.
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1 year ago, LK_360
Not terrible but clearly gate-keeping on the free version
Exactly what my title says - their algorithm clearly knows what “my type” is, but refuses to serve that up to me in my regular feed, instead giving me a bunch of people that are obviously not what I’m looking for. Yet, when I go the standout tab, it is full of 5 new guys every day that are exactly what I want. The kicker? You get one free rose a week to send to one of these people. And you can’t match with them unless you pay $10 for 3 roses to send to guys who may or may not match or respond to you. That is, unless you’re willing to pay an outrageous monthly price. And of course, there’s absolutely no chance of any of those standout guys you’re actually into showing up in your regular feed. Oh, and not only that, but they’ve now limited your daily “likes” too - because online dating isn’t hard enough. The irony of if it is, if Hinge’s free service was actually offering me what I wanted, I might be more inclined to pay for it. But when you are clearly gatekeeping until I pay you exorbitant prices, I’m not going to ever pay you that $30 a month. I get that hinge is a business and needs to make money, but maybe if the monthly price was $5-$10 then more people would actually pay for it, especially if that got you the “standout” experience every time instead of 200 obviously left swipes.
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4 years ago, andygandyband
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!
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3 months ago, $OnlineDatingIsAScam
Developed by scammers
I have been on hinge for about three weeks now and I have been contacted by nothing but scammers. Bachelor #1-Robert (widower) who was in the army and stationed at ft. Dix in NJ. After one day communicating, he went back to CA to get ready to be shipped off to Afghanistan. After texting for a week, he asked me to buy him a $200 steam gift card for his gaming system that was lost while on his way to Afghanistan. While browsing on hinge, his pic came up again but this time under the name harry. Then he came up again as Stiles. Never sent him the money and stopped communicating. Bachelor #2-white guy living in south philly from North Carolina. Went to talk on the phone and it came up as a number from Georgia and the guy on the phone had a Nigerian accent. Bachelor #3-male stewardess who wanted me to send him a gift card for his birthday after talking to him for a couple days. Bachelor#4-another guy asking if i was the kind of woman who was supportive financially for her man. Another widower. Deleted him right away. Bachelor #5-another widower. Deleted him too Bachelor #6-chatted a few sentences in which he asked how i was making out on the site. I commented that I had been contacted by nothing but scammers. He unmatched us immediately. Bachelor #7-contacted by hinge that he was a possible scammer. And to top it all off, my iPhone was hacked! So my experience has led me to believe that hinge was developed by scammers. Don’t waste your time!!!!
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1 month ago, meganmarie1993
Dating apps need to respond to their current female demographic.
All dating apps need to respond to their current female demographic or re-brand their apps for what they are: hook up apps NOT dating apps. These apps survive off of pimping women out, capitalizing off of the way women have been conditioned to seek male validation, and enabling misogynistic behavior from men. Women are putting their safety at risk to meet up with the most low quality men for the lowest quality dates possible. Men should have to complete mandatory trainings and sign legal agreements to use these apps. We are SO sick and tired of how these apps operate. I am a 30 year old, Christian, woman. I am a model and have very high quality photos. I’m conventionally attractive. Ever since I put the name “Jesus” on my profile I go on considerably less dates. I have been paying for hinge for 3 months now and have gone on a total of 4 dates. I hardly receive likes from anyone I would consider remotely attractive. I hardly see anyone come up on my feed that’s attractive. I live in Philadelphia which is a major city. These apps are a joke at this point. You could scroll tik tok for 5 minutes to understand how women feel about them and yet there has been nothing done to really respond to the female marketplace of dating apps. If you’re a woman and you’re reading this - please consider getting together and doing a full scale boycott of all dating apps. Enough is enough.
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6 months ago, AbbyEM23
I Found What I Was Looking For
So I was hesitant to try this app. I didn’t want to meet someone on an app. I had friends who told me this app was the best for relationships. I put it off and finally decided I wasn’t meeting anyone in my friend groups so I downloaded Hinge. I did the free version only and tailored my preferences. It was important for me to find someone who had the same religious and political views and was in my right location. I prayed about it, made my profile, and started it. I was only on the app for about a month. I made sure to text the guys before I met them to make sure our values matched and they weren’t just doing the app for hookups. (If you want those you will find those on the app if you’re not careful). I went on a couple first dates with some nice guys, just no spark. Then I met a guy I liked a lot and there was a spark! We continued dating, got engaged, and we just got married! In conclusion, I think you will get out of this app what you desire. If you want a hookup, I’m sure you’ll find it. But if you want a great guy, they are out there too, you just have to be picky and find the right guy for you who has the values you’re looking for.
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3 weeks ago, dank. sauce.
Better than tinder…more of a 3.5/5
A much better designed app than most dating apps. The thing is it’s a dating app so generally people will match with you only to ignore most of your messages, but this is more of a problem with dating apps in general rather than hinge specifically. I hope this app improves with time and adds some more interesting prompts. I find a lot of the prompt aren’t very interesting, but the system itself isn’t terrible. I’d say the amount of dates I’ve gone on with hinge is higher than that with tinder. The prompts make it easier to start a conversation, but rarely do any of my dates go anywhere beyond the fist date. The interesting thing is I’ve gone on more dates, but I haven’t started more real relationships. For the most part not a bad design, I just wish more people would make an effort to communicate on these types of apps. I’ve met some really interesting people through hinge I just wish I could form more lasting connections. I’m not a terribly unattractive person, but I can find it disparaging when most of the matches go nowhere. I think it’s harder to treat people with dignity and respect when they’re just a name and a few photos on the screen rather than a person your interacting with. The process ultimately makes me feel pretty disposable.
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2 months ago, Simply-Anonymous
They won’t warn you….
I’m a female and I was on Hinge off and on using the free profile, this worked out for me due to my hectic work schedule. Than suddenly my account was banned and I have no idea as to why this happened, I’m very respectful and had no issues with anyone, I sent out an email asking why I was banned and their reply was that “I violated their Terms and conditions” I was bothered by that accusation. I find it unfair to be banned for life, with no warning. I don’t even know exactly what to appeal for since they won’t tell me which term I violated so I can build my case as a result this leaves me empty handed. I asked for help with this matter and no one has gotten back to me. At Hinge It’s very difficult to communicate with a human if you have a complaint.I almost upgraded to their paid packages too because this was working very good for me, I was actually happy with the app. I’m on another app and I was going to cxl the other one and stick with Hinge. I am definitely not referring anyone to Hinge atm. Getting cxl abruptly the way they did me it only tells me that they might do the same if I was paying for it. So NAH i’m good 😌. If this continues to happen sooner or later this app will loose its audience and they will move on to a more “friendly user” dating app. So I lost interest and I will invest my money elsewhere. I hope my review this helps.
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8 months ago, ArthurPMC
They stole my money and scammers banned me!
I got banned from Hinge for no reason and they won't put me in contact with a real person to explain/understand what happened. On top of that, they won't refund me for a recent purchase of 80 dollars for a month of the membership and those roses that I didn't use! Wild! This is the classic one-strike-you're-out and "you're guilty until proven innocent" type of thing. Classic for those online companies who won't invest in capable personnel to deal with the nuances of human connection. They don't realize that they are hurting real people by doing that. People can report you for whatever reason, usually as a backlash for being rejected or because they got butt-hurt over a comment or joke you made. Scammers can also report you, and there are SO MANY! I’ve been scammed on this app so many times, and at times they report you when they realize you’re onto them. But without a real capable person reviewing those cases carefully, you can get punished for no reason. I have so many friends with a similar story! The saddest part is not the money that I lost, but the connections that I made with real people that I'm unable to get back to and explain. When you think about all of the time and money that I invested in the app, and all of the emotional connections that I’ve made with people, it’s a real painful punishment for a service I’ve paid for. So sad :(
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1 year ago, Fury Contained
Still the best, but problematic lately
Hinge is by far the best of the big dating apps. The free features are far and away much better than the others. Accidentally swiped left? Just undo it. Hinge let’s this essential feature still be free while others charge for it. Hinge is also the most real of the big apps. I’ve had more actual connections and real dates with Hinge than Tinder or Bumble… COMBINED. And it’s not even close. This would’ve been a 5 star review a year ago, but a problem has surfaced that has plagued the others. One of Hinge’s best qualities has been that their process helped make sure their users are actual people. I don’t know if something changed in their verification process or a way has been found around it, but now there seems to be an alarming number of bot and fake profiles. It’s still not as bad as Tinder or Bumble, but as one of Hinge’s greatest strengths, this new problem is worrisome. Maybe what they need to do (as all dating apps should) is tie an account to a phone number, device, and GPS location (and possibly third party 2 way Authenticator). If a profile is banned because of being a bot or fake, a new one can’t be generated if it’s deemed the information has already been used. Make it more expensive and troublesome for scammers.
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6 years ago, JuLi3xOxO
Amazing app but I’m having an awful experience
I REALLY want to love this app, but I am getting so frustrated with the set-up that my experience has become negative. I signed up for it this morning and received 50 likes/ comments on my profile throughout the day, each of which lit up my phone. I couldn’t wait to get out of work to check them. However, as soon as I tried to, I found out I’m not able to view all of them unless I spend hours sifting through profiles. The reason being, they force you to view profiles one by one (like swiping) in order to see who already liked yours and then they mix those people in with people who haven’t even viewed your profile yet. I’ve spent over an hour on this app and I still have 35 unseen likes/comments, making me feel frustrated because I can’t spend any more time on this and upset that I’m missing out on meeting people who wrote genuine comments to me. Oh, and the worst part? It’s a money-making scheme. They don’t let you view your likes all in one place, *unless* you pay for a grossly overpriced premium membership of $13 a month. Again, I wanted to love this app because it’s amazing in every other way, but sadly I will be deleting it unless they change something here. The goal should be to make your app enjoyable, not anxiety-inducing.
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5 years ago, Nngjd
If you’re a guy, do not buy this app and here is why!
The app seems designed so that the guys fill up the women’s inbox with their initial comment and are left in queue until she finally gets around to seeing them. With a queue of only 6 slots visible, the only group that seems the benefit from “purchasing” the full app (allowing mostly to open a fully unlocked queue) would be the women. With which she may see all the men who have left comments on her profile at once. There is almost no point in scrolling through random mens profiles for her, because all the woman needs to do is wait. Systematically when a woman has responded to me personally, it has been after a week, or sometimes two! This isn’t once or twice though. This is every woman. And if I have asked them when they received my message? They had just received it in their queue. They have no way to tell how long a man has been waiting for a reply. It depends on how many other guys have left left comments to her before “you”. In all this app is only a functional dating platform if ALL PROFILES are purchased and all queues are fully unlocked. As for the guy? Don’t buy this app. You will get Nothing for it in return. Donate you money to an animal shelter or something and feed an animal for a day. You’ll get more satisfaction. Actually go rescue a dog and join a dog walking group of young adults. Then you just meet people. You know, like out ancestors used to do.
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3 years ago, aspen lemons
Roses are awful!
I used to LOVE Hinge. The premise, quality of matches due to the algorithm are great, and they created an engaging platform that attracts the right kind of people for real dating. And then roses hit the scene. I thought the algorithm stopped functioning, because my H discover page tanked in terms of people that align with me. But I discovered that it did not, they just shifted all my top fits to the standout tab. And you have to pay for roses to match with those guys. Which is totally fine, but don’t make them exclusive to that page and not in the mix on discover. And this is BECAUSE roses are apparently a huge turnoff. I have a 1% return on sending roses rather than hearts. And pretty much the opposite on hearts. I have ZERO problem with the monetization structure and paying to have the best guys for me filtered into one convenient place. But for the love of god let me just send them regular hearts or be able to come across them in discover. I think roses come across as too eager and advertise that you pay to date, inferring you’re some Cretan that needs to pay. And it’s definitely not the case. I personally am just on there because I appreciate the algorithm aligning me with guys I’m incredibly discerning about since I’m serious about finding a match. Oh Hinge please help 😫
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11 months ago, Alittlepassionate
App bug!!
Found out through Reddit that the app had a bug. I thought it was strange that I had two dates scheduled and I wasn’t receiving any responses, messages, or new likes AT ALL. So I checked to see if I could upgrade and it said that there was an error. I even tried calling my contacts and said it was an error. I messaged the customer service department and haven’t heard back. I literally missed 2 dates because of this (who probably believe I unmatched them.) I got on bumble and messaged someone else who I had matched with on Hinge and he said my profile isn’t showing anymore. This is so unfortunate because I really meshed well with one of the guys I matched with. This bug needs to be fixed and fixed quickly so it doesn’t make it seem like people are being ghosted when they aren’t. Also, I wish I could hear back from them sooner in fixing it. I normally love this app and the quality of people but this big issue is so frustrating. I logged out and back in. Deleted and redownloaded and nothing. In fact, all messages I had sent over the past several days didn’t show up when I redownload even though it said I had sent them. If they can fix this, then it’s legit one of my favorite dating apps (though I’m not a fan of dating apps and prefer to do the Pear° Ring social experiment).
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3 years ago, 84018481
Another dating app, another failure
I went into this app with high hopes. With a slogan like, “The dating app that’s meant to be deleted” gets your hopes pretty high. This dating app doesn’t do anything different than any other dating app. If you’re a guy, you get 0-2 matches per week and you should buy a lottery ticket if you actually get a response too. (I would assume it’s because girls get over a dozen matches everyday so they don’t respond to every message). The only good thing I can say about this app is the fact that they don’t charge for the back swipe. Some other important notes: seems like you only get like 7 likes a day. Which is frustrating. You comment on someone’s photo, and then they respond with the generic “X wants you to start the chat.” After ALREADY starting the chat. That gets super annoying they should get rid of that feature. You get one rose or “super like” every week and it doesn’t make a difference. I’ve had the app for about a week and have yet to get a like. (I’ve gotten matches but I’ve never received a like before I got to match with them) so I can’t tell you the process of how that goes. Hinge should definitely have an option of, “what I’m looking for on here”. All in all, Hinge does very little to change the formula (especially if you’re a guy) and it’s pretty sad. An app that advertises “meant to be deleting” it’s very disappointing.
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3 years ago, LA hopeful
New Standouts feature is bad business
I understand companies/apps have to make money, but this new standouts feature is honestly kind of insidious. They’re basically choosing people that are well liked and putting them behind a pay wall, because they admit that you won’t see people you see in standouts elsewhere. It costs FOUR DOLLARS to buy one rose. Think of the reality of that math, I would say half the time people don’t even respond to you and then you probably only end up meeting MAYBE half those people in person. If you want to go on just 3 actual dates you’re going to have to pay their $30 price for 12 roses, so not only do you have to pay for a date already you have to pay $10 just to go on that date to begin with. Also, the people who are put in standouts do not get to chose whether they’re put there or not, you don’t have the choice to decide whether people HAVE to pay to send you a like or not. And do those people put in standouts who have to have a rose paid for to talk to them get their own roses in return for the app literally making money off of them? No, you just get unwillingly put behind a pay wall. I understand a subscription type service like boost or whatever other apps use where everyone pays the same price to use the same features for equal access, but this just honestly doesn’t make sense.
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3 years ago, JI12341
I use to like this app and I don’t know what happened with it. After trying several times, I won’t be coming back. I barely got any likes. I would get maybe 2 or 3 likes in a month and the guys that like or I like, never respond. The guys I also got were way out of my preferences or don’t what so ever fit the basic things I’m looking for in a man. I mean, it could be because I’m a black woman in a predominantly white state and as many of us black women know, we are not seen as beautiful compare to other races. Anyway, it’s also sad how they use other attractive men as pawns to make more money of off on top of what you are already paying for. The men being used I’m sure have no idea that their profiles are being used by this app to make more money ($3.99 for each person you like that they put on display as most attractive). So ladies, if they are doing this with men, that means they are doing that with you or us as well. They are benefiting from us while we get nothing in return. I also hate how they limit you to 5 or 10 likes than you have to wait till the following day or whatever. What’s the point of me paying if I’m only going to be limited to a certain amount of people I can talk too or like. Makes no sense. So yeah, the app has simply become a big joke. Don’t waste your money or time on it. So if I could give it a zero I would.
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3 years ago, Chuy Gomez
The algorithm needs some adjusting
The app at its foundation keeps you focused on a small number of people which I value so I can foster better connections with less distractions. And the same goes for the profile; you really can get a sense of a curation and someone’s level of seriousness or play when it comes to dating. The app is well rendered and mostly intuitive. My two stars are for two bits of feedback 1) the toolbar disappears way too frequently without any other button but the X button. If the answer is to needlessly scroll to make it reappear something isn’t right. 2) when I’m out of likes for the day it begins to show me a certain type of person (male for male filters fyi), I’m sure the more popular individuals identified by the “algorithm”, but I have to admit they are all looking quite the same, the same chiseled, abs focused, anglo, type of guy. And this is being connected to your advertising of paying for more likes. You’re telling users they have to pay to like these kinds of people. This harmful imagery and construct is being endorsed as not only the standard of beauty but also untouchable without paying by your algorithm and therefore by you. I can only imagine similar is happening with others combinations of filters. Do better for the current conversation around beauty and self confidence. Adjust your algorithm and your values.
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2 years ago, Milan E
I couldn’t be more disappointed with the Hinge app or their unresponsive customer service. I paid for premium features a while back, which kind of helped. But now, everything that matters in your preferences is behind a premium wall, like height or drug usage. If that wasn’t bad enough, they randomly deactivated my account with no reason why. When I politely reached out to Hinge customer support for a reason, they never responded. Until this day I still don’t know why I was deactivated. After getting a new number a couple of years later, I tried again. Still terrible results with the same people being pushed in front of me repeatedly, and the most attractive (on most all fronts) requiring a rose (which costs more money). But wait! It gets better. Two months in, and I can no longer get any likes or responses from anyone when I had no issues with that part for a while. Was I shadow banned? All signs point to yes! Don’t waste your time on this useless Hinge app! Try something else. In fact, go outside and have a polite conversation at a place of interest. You might have a much better go of it. And you won’t be deactivated, shadow banned, or forced behind a paywall or one rose per week to do it. If you’re on this app, don’t hold your breath for results. I mean, how long have you been unsuccessful on Hinge so far, right? The cash grab is real!
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