Hinge Dating App: Meet People

4.5 (737.1K)
106.1 MB
Age rating
Current version
Hinge, Inc.
Last update
2 months ago
Version OS
13.0 or later
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User Reviews for Hinge Dating App: Meet People

4.46 out of 5
737.1K Ratings
1 year ago, SimicSlaw
Very good, as far as free apps go.
1) I really like their profile style. It works well, makes it easier to start conversations and share things about yourself, and also makes it easier to gauge someone else’s profile. 2) They allow you to sort by things like age range, ethnicity, religion, etc. If you pay for a subscription, they let you sort by things like politics, education level, and whether they drink, smoke, etc. 3) They allow you to put whether you’re vaccinated or not on your profile. However, they do not let you sort by whether people are vaccinated, which is what cost it a star (since that’s a bit of a dealbreaker for me). Basically, if you’re looking for a good, flexible app that you don’t have to pay to get a date on, this is a good one. That said, there are ways to pay to increase efficiency, and I wish you could sort by more for free. I know this is unlikely, but if a developer is reading this: please allow for sorting by vaccination status, and please don’t hide that one behind a paywall. Also, maybe add an option to say “unable to be vaccinated” for people who are allergic or such, as opposed to merely “not vaccinated,” since that would affect my judgement. EDIT: Okay, so I feel like your priorities for sorting are kinda out of whack. Like, we’re able to sort by race/ethnicity for free, but not whether or not our prospective partner smokes or uses drugs? Wish it was the other way around.
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2 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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1 year ago, leo9750
The only dating app that makes sense
This is the only app that I have faith in or any hope when I use it. Why? It’s simple - it’s because it makes people AT LEAST try to put themselves out there. On tinder there is no prompt or 6 photo requirement. But here it makes people put in some minimum amount of work. And sure, people can still give stupid answers to the prompts or post photos where you can’t go off of anything but at least there is more material to work with. Note I am a man seeking women - so usually I need to make the first move. This is the only app that accommodates the reality of dating - more so than tinder or that joke of an app bumble. Why not 5 stars? Well that’s because you can still just “like” someone’s photo and not say anything. That just takes me back to tinder where - in my opinion - you can just swipe thoughtlessly. Make it so that the person liking has to at least say something meaningful before they like a photo. I understand this isn’t possible and looking at someone’s lack of effort is a good filter in itself but I think that making users react with words to a photo - and not simply just like it - would lead to better matches.
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4 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, 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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1 year 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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6 months ago, PAntherTracker
Interesting interface and unique features, but the results are the same as any other app
If I were to rate this app based on functionality and uniqueness, I would give it a solid four or potentially five stars. The ability to add unique prompts and different messaging formats to your profile is fun, and an excellent way to highlight your beliefs, preferences, and lifestyle choices. The custom features are also a time savor. It’s easy to quickly identify basic deal-breakers (smoking, has kids, doesn’t want kids, vaccinated, etc.). Also, the prompts and captions encourage users to not judge someone solely passed on their appearance. However, Hinge is another app that benefits women more than men. The average man usually receives a few likes (if any) per week, while an attractive women receive multiple likes and compliments every day. Therefore, most women doesn’t need to spend time liking profiles or sending the first message because the likes and compliments come to them. However, this is also potentially a lose-lose situation. Women are overwhelmed with messages and likes and struggle to find time to respond to even a handful of men and men feel ignored, hopeless, and depressed. I’ve used Hinge for about a month and matched with about seven women, and I only received one response, and it went no where. It is difficult to determine if a profile is fake, inactive, my message was delivered in timely manner, etc. I assume most men experience something similar.
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4 months 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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11 months 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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2 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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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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5 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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4 weeks 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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2 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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3 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, 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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4 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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2 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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2 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, 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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2 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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5 months 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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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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2 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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4 weeks ago, m1crowavem1ke
Algorithm and “Standouts”
To be honest, it’s annoying to go through all of these different people just for none of them to be my type, or what Hinge thinks is “compatible” for me. This app takes out the fun of meeting new people and the seriousness of finding the right person for you. It’s easy to tell that all the company cares about is money. You get at best, ten likes but of course you have to go through at least hundreds of people before you find one person that you might actually like thanks to the algorithm. Standouts should not be a thing, what makes them so special from everyone else? How do you decide who a standout is? Why do you harbor them from others just to profit off of them, that doesn’t seem right especially since you aren’t even paying those people who you have as standouts with all the money you get from others buying roses. I already have to pay for the date but then you want me to pay just to meet the person as well…..??? Unacceptable. Regardless if you (Hinge) reads this or not, changes should be made to the algorithm and to the “standouts”. In all honesty I believe Hinge is discriminating people, by saying who should be shown to the general public and who you have to pay for. Aren’t you guys trying to help us find the love of our life, seems like you care more about the profit rather than trying to make genuine connections between people.
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3 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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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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1 year 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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2 weeks 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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2 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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4 months 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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3 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 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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1 year 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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8 months 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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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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5 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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2 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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2 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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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, 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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1 year 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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2 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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2 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 months ago, Steve Throbs
It can work, but the monetization is evil
Giving 3 stars because I did eventually meet someone who I’ve been talking to for weeks now, and I know other people who are in long term relationships off this app, so I don’t want to discount the service that they offer here. However, the way they monetize Hinge, especially toward men (who have a radically different experience on here than women), is the work of the devil. The person I met was not one of my “Most Compatible” people that Hinge spammed me about daily for years, nor were they a “Standout” (who, of course, are siloed off into a separate group you can only match with via paid Roses), yet the devs would have happily had me on that $$ treadmill for years — in fact from a certain standpoint they might regard it as a failure that I actually met someone. They prey on desperation and loneliness, burying you under an opaque algorithm and encouraging you to buy your way back to being seen with Roses, Boosts and other power-ups to give you “visibility”, while you have to just trust that they have your best interest at heart (which, for material reasons, they cannot) and aren’t walking you wallet-first through a hall of mirrors of their own design. To paraphrase the guy from Memento, “Don’t believe their lies.”
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1 year ago, Mila nicole
I’ve been using the paid version of Hinge since this last summer. There are times when I don’t get on much, so some of this is on me, yet it hardly seems worth the money when I’ve squeezed out three, in person dates. (One was with someone I already knew and “bumped into” on the app). I used Bumble for a bit a couple years ago, and went on 3 dates within the first week. Two of my main complaints; first, they put all their most attractive members in the “Standouts” section. You can only contact Standouts by sending them a rose. (Yeah…it feels like The Bachelor) You get 1 rose/week for free, and beyond that, you have to pay for more. They’re not cheap. Second: BOTS! I’ve seen a significant increase in the number of bots since I started using. And they’re usually in the Standouts. This morning I noticed at least 3-4 in the mix. They’re always extremely conventionally attractive, from another country, their personal info has something nonsensical in it, the prompts mention marriage or long term relationships, and pics feature them w/animals. If you connect w/ them, they immediately respond and after a few messages, ask for your phone number or try to get you on What’sapp. I always report them, but I can’t even imagine how many users are unwittingly spending money on roses for bots. Not cool.
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2 years ago, E Nation
Don’t take it for granted.
I honestly feel I met the love of my life on here. I know some people get more dates than others and for me, I met more women than I should of maybe 4 or 5… at some point it just became a game for me to find love. I simply recommend you take a break from the apps and try to remember what your looking for. Make sure your able and worthy to be someone they should look for, then go ahead and jump back in and take one person seriously. Unlike some other apps. You don’t just swipe. You have to actually say something, and although most people might match and ghost you I truly believe you will meet someone that will take you seriously (especially if you put some work into it and consider doing premium), but don’t forget this is a real person, not a profile. You could let the “you gota I catch em all” Pokémon game fool you into missing a great match and then you miss the whole point of what this app was made for… which is for you to get off it and the other ones on your phone. Learn from my mistakes and escape the illusion that singleness in a see of prospects can create and get serious player.
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2 years ago, moonstargalaxy
Needs Improvement
I have been using Hinge for about three weeks now. Since I started using hinge I have received the same options since the very first day I started using the app. I paid for a premium membership; however, they don’t have many options and it’s not worth paying for. Outside of paying for the premium membership, you have to pay for the roses to like someone that is listed in your standouts section. You are supposed to get a new selection of individuals in your standout section each day. However, my standout section keeps repeating, since they don’t have enough people who meet my preferences. If you don’t have more than 50 people to meet an individual’s preferences, you should not permit them to pay for the membership or at least provide a warning/trial period. Because you don’t have enough to offer for the standout category which the premium membership pays for. Also if you choose to be unmatched with an individual the app does not provide an option to state that the person is lying about where they live. I live in the United States however one of my matches is currently living in Ghana and has no ties to the state that I reside in. So something more needs to be done to filter where people actually live when setting up an account on the app.
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2 years ago, emcee825
Met wonderful boyfriend
Edit2: We’re married now! 🎉🎉 Edit: We’re engaged now! 🎉 I’ve used CMB, OKC, Bumble, and Tinder on and off for five years. Finally got around to Hinge and I hated it, because the interface was so different from the other apps. It felt foreign, but in a good way— it really pushed me to make actual conversation on actual things (if someone actually put some effort into their profile). I live in a pretty population dense area so finding connections was thankfully not a problem. My experience was super easy and effortless— I liked being able to see peoples’ Instagram pictures (if they had em) with their captions, because it gave me a better idea of who they were (and not JUST height, job, and hobbies. And how many countries they’ve been to. And the “this is the type of person I’m looking for so if you’re not it, buzz off”). Funny enough, I only met one guy in person from this app and he is now my boyfriend of nearly a year, going strong. So, thanks for making me slow down and making me change the way I used dating apps, Hinge. Mission accomplished, I deleted this app just two months in. *high five*
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5 months ago, Thereviewyoudeserved
Account banned
I totally disagree with how hinge will ban your account without any warning. When most people sign up for these apps, they don’t take the time out to thoroughly read the terms of use… most people are just trying to check out this app everyone is talking about. I say this to say from my read there are several reasons to get banned. While you do have some users that have deserved to be banned, there are whereas others who may have deserved a warning and/or time out. There’s a lot of spiteful people on these app with the report button right at their fingertips. For example, someone could see their ex and report them just because. Is your team thoroughly going through these reports or are you all just simply banning people? I see so many people complaining about being banned. I understand it is apart of the business to protect people but I also think there should be a better process when it comes to banning. Just a suggestion: 1st time - warning. 2nd time - temporary ban (varies on situation). 3rd time - banned forever. How are you appealing a ban when you don’t know why you were banned in the first place? You all are not even giving people a chance and for that, this is why I rated the app experience low along with having to literally pay for everything to have a somewhat decent experience.
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