By Hinge, Inc.
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Hinge is where relationships start. We’ll help you meet someone the old-fashioned way: through your friends. Hinge cuts the clutter, the creeps and the games. So you can stop swiping strangers, and find something real.
Buzz about Hinge:
“Hinge cuts through the randomness of Tinder” - New York Times
“Hinge is the new age woman’s dating app” - VOGUE
“For those wary of online creepers” - The Atlantic
Currently available in the following US cities:
NYC, SF, L.A., DC, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Philly, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Denver, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Omaha, Phoenix, San Diego, Detroit, Portland, Charlotte, Raleigh, Pittsburgh, Columbus, New Orleans, Cleveland, Nashville, Albany, Cincinnati, and Kansas City.
Currently available in the following international cities:
London, Toronto, Mumbai, and Sydney.
PRIVACY: We will never post on your Facebook Timeline without your permission. We will never share your information with unknown parties. Liking someone is always anonymous unless you match.
What's New in Version 3.13
Introducing Story Cards, our way of getting to know you even better.
Unlike the tedious survey and personality test of the past, Story Cards let you answer as few or as many questions as you want all at the swipe of your finger.
We use your story to help you find the peanut butter to your bacon, showing you that that unique thing you have in common with your match before you even start a conversation.
I came on hinge after they had instituted the 24 hour window to make contact and two weeks to connect off Hinge before the match disappears. I actually really like this formula. It keeps things moving along in interactions, or automatically clearing them out. Endless messages online aren't helpful for making a connection, neither are blank profiles--this app helps avoid the first and, for me, prioritize messaging only with people I seem to have a real connection (or a decent chance of one) with.
Update: although they've since removed the 24 hour timer, which I thought was great, I still really like this app. Seems like it may have lost some momentum with users, which takes away from its utility, but as for the app itself and functionality for matching I think it's the best out there.
Rewind a year ago and hinge was in my opinion the best dating app out there. Clean and simple, Hinge provided users with a functional UX, executed on a great concept, and didn't stray too far from the wheel (Tinder); however, each new update has seemingly taken away what was great about this app. For instance, I used to view 10 new people every day, now I view the same 6 people and if I'm lucky 4 new ones. Profiles have latency issues while connected to both 4g and wifi and there are always issues with viewing pictures.
From a business perspective... I have no idea where this application is going because if it's monetized there is no way I use this app.
As a user and as of now, I'm going to delete the app. In Hinge can return to the formula that works and stop testing the application via updates, I'll give it another go.
Waste of time
This app used to be the best of the dating apps. The only issue I had previously was that the notifications would never work. Something most people could easily look past. Now the whole thing has turned completely useless.
Notifications still don't work. Potential matches have dropped to almost zero. Not sure whether the app is losing its user base this quickly or whether the algorithm has been altered. The 24 hr clock is a poor feature. If you travel at all for work or actually have a real life, it is likely that you will miss any/all potential matches if limited to just 24 hrs.
If Hinge actually considers the opinion of its user base, it should revert back to the October 2015 version. From there, it should go back to the drawing board regarding new features and further updates.