Your fave app for women's friendship! Swipe to meet new friends, join communities, take quizzes, & read awesome articles to live your best life.
" A few swipes later, I was addicted" - ELLE Magazine
"... finally the startup goddesses delivered" - Cosmopolitan Magazine
“For women who travel, or have relocated to a new city, a like-minded social circle is now quickly within reach.” - The New York Times
"I think about my first VINA date, and remember that we have plans to hang out the next day. I tell my friend yes, she should use it. Yes, to women everywhere. What do you have to lose?" - PAPER Magazine
"Why shouldn’t you be using matching apps to increase your friend base? It’s no weirder than swiping right to find your next partner, after all." - NYLON Magazine
Hey! VINA is the social discovery app just for women. You can tap into wherever you are in the world (or in your life!) to meet up with friends when you travel, move to a new city, transition life phases, or simply want to grow your social circle. Friend finding made safe, easy, and fun. Yay!
How Hey! VINA works:
— SIGN UP WITH FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM (new) - we use this to confirm your gender and find people who you should know.
— TAKE QUIZZES - we use fun and festive personality quizzes to help you find people who you will be compatible with
— JOIN A COMMUNITY - join a community to find friends who specifically like what you like and live like you live
— SWIPE RIGHT TO MEET - anonymously swipe right to indicate who you want to meet right now, and swipe left to skip people you're not ready to meet or aren't interested in
— GET INTRODUCED - once you have a match, you get introduced to a new potential friend. We make it easy to meet with a personalized intro from Olivia from VINA.
— MEET UP - Use our handy Plans feature to post a private invite to meet up or make a public invite to invite everyone in your area to join... the most important part is meeting up IRL!
— KEEP IN TOUCH - you can add your matches and facebook friends to your VINA List to group chat, make plans, or all kinds of stuff.
— BECOME A VIP - match faster and easier by upgrading to VINA VIP! You can now upgrade with a paid subscription to preview who swiped right on you... more premium features to come soon, too!
— READ THE VINAZINE - read stories and advice to help you meet more friends, navigate adulting, and live your best life. Stories written by members of the VINA community for the VINA community.
If you choose to purchase VINA VIP, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Current VINA VIP subscription price starts at $5.99 USD/week, and 3 month, 6 month and 100 year packages are available. Prices are in U.S. dollars, may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period. If you don’t choose to purchase VINA VIP, you can simply continue using Hey! VINA for free forever! xoxo
Now that you’ve updated the app, we’re so much better
We thought that you’d be weak without it, but now you’re stronger
We thought that you’d be bored without it, so you’re busy
We thought that you’d be sad without it, now you love harder
We thought you’d wouldn't grow without it, and now you’re wiser!
We thought that you’d be hopeless without it, so we updated
We thought that you’d be stressed without it, so now you’re chillin'
We thought that you wouldn’t Hey without it, but swiped a million
I'm an app update (what), I'm not gon' give up (what)
I’m not gon' stop (what), I'm gon' work harder (what)
I'm an app update (what), I'm gonna make it (what)
I will update (what), keep on updatin’ (what)
New year! New features! New friends! Have you seen the new question cards in the deck? These help you match better!
We also added search to your invite functionality, because telling your friends about Hey! VINA makes our community better!
In other news, this app update is mostly (lady) bug fixes and kicking out (party) crashers.
If you ever have questions about the app or need help, shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us message on Instagram @vinazine
This update song is brought to you by Destiny's Child, "Survivor" xo
Ratings and Reviews
Have patience y’all!
First of all, the app is FREE. Don’t want to pay for the extra features? Don’t’! Nobody is making y’all! No wonder some of y’all don’t have friends you’re stubborn and ungrateful lol The developer of the app need to make their money too! I for one find the app very interesting. After downloading it last night I already matched with someone and we’ve been chatting. I feel like this app is brilliant and has soo much potential. You can plan dates, it even GIVES you IDEAS for dates, horoscopes and cute quizzes to take. Mind you, the. App. Is. Free. It’s also beautifully designed. Ive only dreamed of an app like this but never knew there was such a thing. One thing I will say is that it would be great if the app had more promotion like an add on Instagram, Facebook or even a commercial to get more people to use it. However so far I’m grateful and look forward to meeting new friends. Thank you developer for caring about us women that find it hard to make friends! You definitely took your time with this one 💕
- One thing I did notice is that blocking someone doesnt work?
- Also, there is no block list so you cant even go to see who you’ve blocked/ unblock someone (if blocking them was an accident).
~ Example: it showed me my Facebook friends who are also on vina. I simply wanted to block one bc even tho I have her on Facebook I dont want her as my vina or for her to see me on there. I want NEW friends. So I blocked her (or so I thought) but when I go to the “add vinas” section on my profile SHE IS THERE under Facebook friends. I shouldn’t even be able to see her. I go to click on her profile to block her and my finger slips and I make her my VINA.. but no biggie I’ll just undo it, right? I go to her profile to block her and it gives me the option to..It will kick you off their profile like you’ve successfully blocked them but they are not really blocked. ~
- ALSO would be nice to see all the “Hey’s” you sent. To also have the option to take back our “hey” would be great too!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for reporting this and sharing your feedback! Sent this to our engineers and we are looking into issues with blocking ASAP!
If you have any other thoughts or feedback please feel free to email you email@example.com
So the concept is there. Meet other gals and find pals. Cute layout and easy to navigate. The downfall is that in order to see your “Heys” you have to pay. I have a suspicion that they withhold the other Heys for you to Hey back and get a Ditto in the algorithm. The first review is “hey be patient...” and there are others similarly written and can only guess those are fake reviews. I get that coding and company upkeep isn’t cheap, but there are better apps that are completely free and just as effective for finding friends.
Give the opportunity to naturally Hey back with all ladies or at least give ladies a completely free trial for the first week or first three days, based on emails. If that were the case, I would have paid $6 for one week to hey back new ladies. Even if it was just once a month. Otherwise, this is a ridiculous app that is focused on money grabbing, not the overall message of make lady friends. I will be using another app because this one is disappointing.
Developer Response ,
Hey there! Sorry to hear you’ve had a frustrating experience! We can absolutely guarantee that we don’t change your card stack based on if you are a paid member or not. We always do our best to get you matching as fast as possible! When you upgrade, you get to see the list of everyone who likes you and choose from there. It makes your experience faster for sure! We use the double opt-in method for matching to make sure you feel so confident that when you get a match you’re only investing in a conversation where you know that the other person wants to meet you, too! Let us know if we can be of any other help, Sophie!!
P.S. We believe in always keeping it real. We don’t have any fake reviews (or fake people) on VINA ever, promise!
- VINA Incorporated
- 131 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2018 VINA Incorporated
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Week VINA VIP Membership $5.99
- 3 Month VINA VIP Membership $29.99
- 1 Spotlight $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.