Hinge: Dating & Relationships Positive Reviews
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..Version: 9.3.0
Extremely happy, the best choice for singlesUnlike 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..Version: 8.20.1
The only dating app that makes senseThis 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..Version: 9.5.0
Superior Dating AppExactly 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..Version: 9.0.0
Pretty sure I met The One on hereThis 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..Version: 7.1.0
Good and Bad… Nevertheless a BusinessNote 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..Version: 9.6.0
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..Version: 8.0.1
Surprisingly amazingI 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?”.Version: 8.21.1
Great foundation, needs workSo 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..Version: 6.2.13
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..Version: 5.8.2
Great & Effective ServiceI 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..Version: 7.28.0
Least Terrible Dating App for WomenAs 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..Version: 8.21.1
Top dating App eats itselfI’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.Version: 8.14.0
Met my matchI’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. ❤️.Version: 7.8.0
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!.Version: 7.27.0
Best Dating AppThe 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!.Version: 8.31.0
Real Users, Better interactions than other popular appsI’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..Version: 8.27.0
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. ❤️.Version: 7.18.1
Better than tinder…more of a 3.5/5A 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..Version: 8.31.0
Amazing app but I’m having an awful experienceI 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..Version: 6.2.6
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 😫.Version: 8.8.1
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..Version: 8.21.1
Solid Dating AppThis app is a solid dating app. The quality of individuals here seem to be above the standards of other apps. Also, you don’t spend all your time swiping as you are limited to a certain number of likes per day without a subscription. I believe this encourages users to choose wisely who they’d like to match with. What I love the most about this app is that you cannot message someone unless they’ve also liked you or accepted your match request. This prevents harassment. I also like that there is no read receipt so there is no stress to answer right away. However, I have seen some people who don’t care to share any info about themselves in the prompts which I guess cannot be avoided smh. Also, there are people who get on here who don’t respond or maybe respond once or twice a week. The app seems to put number one prospects in the starred area where users require to give a rose rather than a like. One rose is received every Sunday so you’ll need to pay if you want to match with your top prospects. Every once in a while I’ll see a top prospect in the regular feed. Overall, I would recommend this app for those looking to date professional adults..Version: 8.17.0
Met wonderful boyfriendEdit2: 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*.Version: 8.20.1
Great app, will get better after a few updates.This app has brought me more success and better conversations than tinder and bumble. If you’re looking for a real relationship I think this is one of the best choices for dating apps. It’s well thought out and let’s you choose from a good choice of prompted questions and examples of answers for your profile. It makes it easier to start a conversation by giving you the ability to like a specific picture or detail about a persons profile. You only get a few likes per day so you have to really choose wisely who gets your likes. This is good for those who are looking for a real connection but probably a downside for those looking for a hookup. I do wish you could get more likes but I guess that’s where the value in a premium membership is. So far I have not come across any bots or fake profiles either. As of now there’s no adds bothering you like on tinder. The messaging is lacking a bit. Its pretty basic. Just back and forth messaging No built in GIF or meme searches. Other than that I love the app and would recommend. I’m assuming these things will be added in the future so I’m not too worried..Version: 7.0.1
Easily the best dating appIf you’re looking to not have your time wasted and if you want to find a genuine connection, hinge is it. They’ve done everything right with the design of the app. Prompts allow you a place to start and get rid of the problem other dating apps have with empty bios. Every like goes directly to the other person and vice versa. There’s no messing around or mental games with “hidden likes” where you have to pay a premium to see who likes you. No dealing with algorithms that throw you to the bottom of the stack if you’re not the most conventionally attractive individual. Filtering by things like religious or political preferences easily deals with the issue of finding people you know you fundamentally won’t be compatible with. In my experience the “most compatible” feature also does a decent job of finding people I might share interests with.
In fact, hinge is so successful that the other main dating apps have started to take pages out of its playbook with things like height, lifestyle preferences, and prompts. If your time is valuable or you really care about finding the one, don’t bother with the other apps, stick to hinge..Version: 7.17.2
I’m about to delete the app, but not for the reason it’s supposed to be deletedOverall, the format and style of the app is much better than other dating apps out there, however I wasn’t getting many matches when I first downloaded it. So I fixed up my profile; chose newer, more flattering pictures of myself, utilized the wide range of prompts available within the app, and extended my match distance. Unfortunately, there were not many matches that came to be anything. I travelled a bit, tried the app in other areas while I was there, looking for a sliver of hope, but alas, nothing came to fruition.
I eventually had to relocate for work to a much larger, more populated city than the one I had originally used the app in. I was excited to see if my chances of finding someone who would make me want to delete the app, and hoped those chances would be much greater. After a couple of months of a few promising matches, and fewer conversations, I finally came to the only conclusion possible that is leading me to this review and to me potentially deleting the app:
If you’re ugly in one city, you’re probably ugly in all the other ones too..Version: 7.9.1
Great opportunity, shady practiceI like the app and the function. Met some great women before any and all quality candidates went dry. This lasted for weeks. Then I realized that hinge “helps” by taking quality candidates for me and adds them to the Standouts tab. Sounds great until one realizes that the only way to reach out is to pay. These women never done up in the standard portion of the app. It’s a force pay play. I even played and never heard anything back. If my success rate was 90% until good candidates went dry when my success rate went to 0, it has me wondering if hinge learned what I wanted and then just feeds me non-functioning profiles.
I’m telling you, the few times I used the app the first few months, I connected with just about every women I reached out too. Then, I began seeing no one that stood out to me or were over 100 miles away. Then I learned about Standout which had ONLY women who fit my qualities but, hinge charges me to reach out. I paid to play and now I’ve reached out to over a dozen women and not one has replied back. Could be coincidence but 2/3 for free to dry in the free section after I spent time on the app to 0/12 in the paid section with no one of quality in the free section is a stark contrast..Version: 8.33.0
Good, but could be better.A very straight forward dating app. Compared to Bumble, it prompts users to look at a profile more without endlessly liking or disliking pictures. The downside to that is you can’t say anything in your bio and can only submit 3 facts or questionnaires that display on your profile. Overall on a basic level mutually liking each other prompts a conversation and it’s easy to connect with people. There is a big catch to the whole thing, however. For free you are only allowed to like 5 pictures a day - not much. As a straight male truly seeking to date, I opted for the upgrade as I’m sure many other men did for $9.99/month. The problem with this is that you get an unlimited amount of ‘likes’ per day, meaning women get their inbox slammed with ‘likes’. When you get a like, you can initiate the conversation so in a nut shell this is just another app where men flood girls inboxes with likes and the girls choose who to start a conversation with. It’s a total shot in the dark and I hope it improves. Also, from a financial standpoint because the scale is so tipped, women likely don’t have to pay as there is no limited on initiating conversations..Version: 7.7.3
Really impressedI actually work in software development. What impressed me most about the app is after I met someone using the app, it actually predicted who I met and asked me if I met them right before we met. At first I thought it was creepy, was it following my life? Later, I realized it was because I had stopped using the app, and thats where it’s slogan, design to be deleted, kicked in. It knew based on how I was using the app who I had met. And the best thing it did with this knowledge is it stopped sending me updates from new matches. You have no idea how beneficial this is for a young single guy who is sometimes stuck between trying to sleep around and date seriously. With other dating apps I’ve used in the past, I would literally get matches while on the date with my match. Which is the most embarrassing thing, because then it becomes a question of, will I continue to use the app after I have met someone? Is the person I’m seeing going to continue to use it? If so, then how would this turn into something serious? This gets addressed by the app doing simple things, like helping you not use it when it knows you’ve met someone..Version: 7.4.0
Unrealistically RealSo I’ve never felt inclined to write a review on an app of any sort but for once I think it’s appropriate. I’ve tried dating apps before tinder, bumble etc and never made a real connection with anyone. I gave up at one point and just continued on with life (might I add) content with myself and OK with the idea of being single. I didn’t even make my hinge account one of my really good friends did and she told me I deserve to have someone be a part of my life. I was in fact mad at her for a while. I tried hinge for a little while went on a few dates thought it was a little better than my experience from other apps but wasn’t quiet there. I was never a firm believer in dating apps. I tried a little longer after that (mind you I’m 4 weeks in) and I came across the girl I will marry. She’s my best friend and the person I never get tired of. It’s scary to think she even exists she’s quiet literally my perfect person. We are a year into our relationship, live together & I couldn’t imagine my life without her. All I can say is I’m grateful this isn’t just an app but an experience. Best app I ever deleted..Version: 8.19.0
Good overall, but “Standouts” is an awful featureAt the basic level, the app is well built and functions well and I do really like to approach they take compared to other apps. However, the “Standouts” feature completely ruins the app my taking the most desirable women and putting them behind a paywall, essentially. You have to use a “rose”, which is like a super-like, instead of a normal like for this curated list of potential matches. The fact that you have to pay for additional roses beyond the one you get from time to time isn’t even what bothers me, but it is the obligation to use a rose because it comes off as desperate and cheesy and I’ve NEVER had a match from a rose or super-like. It completely sabotages your chance with a girl to send a rose, so it makes these girls completely off limits.
I actually had a girl from my “Standouts” like me organically, so I was able to match her and we had a couple of nice dates before it didn’t work out, but that was the most exciting match with the best potential I’ve had from using this app and it never could have happened from my own initiation. Standouts needs to go, or you at least need the option to send a regular like! Or just get rid of roses!.Version: 8.28.0
Better than all other dating apps!Thankful for this app as I got to meet my bf through it 😊 we matched in lots of different areas! The quality and aesthetics of this app is definitely better than all other dating apps. Recommend!.Version: 7.12.2
The app works as well as you doAfter 8 yr of online dating I finally got serious. I worked on my profile- meaningful prompts, diverse photos. I selected men who showed the same level of commitment to their profile.
I didn’t pay a cent and I still got matches from great men in my area. For the first time I felt like I was getting what I wanted - because this time I was doing the work. I had the mindset. Men who were serious were messaging me. Not just lame losers who liked that I’m a size 3 with DD. Because, oh ya, I stopped posting bikini pic and instead posted my grad photo, and shots with my dog, and on hikes without makeup. Photos that showed I’m a real relatable person.
I’m engaged now to a total hottie with a great career. We spent 2020 falling in love and having a blast despite the pandemic.
Hinge worked because I worked too.
Stop complaining that you aren’t getting matches or you match to people you don’t want - it’s not the app, it’s you..Version: 8.8.1
Met my soulmate. Deleted the app!!Would never have met the love of my life if not for this app!!.Version: 7.12.2
New changes awfulUsed to be very good. I guess the owners needed new cars, now everything requires cash. Can’t even edit my own profile.
Real shame. Bye..Version: 7.22.0
Not enough free stuffThe free version is too limited.Version: 8.15.0
Religion optionsWould it be possible to add a Sikh option under religion? Otherwise great app.Version: 8.8.1
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