Hinge - Free Dating
By Cleod9 Inc
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As seen in Mashable, Washington Post and TechCrunch.
Hinge is a relationship app that helps you find genuine, meaningful connections in a way that’s delightfully easy - not painfully awkward. Right now we're only in DC, NYC, Boston and Philly.
HOW IT WORKS:
1) Every day at noon, receive a batch of potential matches. They'll all be friends of friends, or their friends.
2) Favorite people you’re interested in, pass on the ones you aren’t.
3) When you favorite someone, you’ll secretly appear in their batch. If they favorite you too, we’ll provide a clever introduction.
Your favorites are always anonymous unless there’s mutual interest - so there’s never any rejection.
We value it just as much as you do. Your activity is always anonymous unless there’s mutual interest. We will never post on your Facebook Timeline without your permission. We will never share your information with unknown parties.
What's New in Version 3.0.5
Fixes crash when sending messages on iOS 6.
Idea is great; app not so much
The idea is awesome. But the app...
Crashes all the time
Offers no profile editing
Pulls ALL photos from your Facebook Profile album, even those marked Only Me or otherwise restricted (!)
They used to email you but now their touted messenger is the only way to communicate (although there remains a slider button to choose "email me" support confirms they don't anymore) and it is AW-FUL. Messenger crashes the app, messages don't go through or go through multiple times, or just look like they don't go through but do... It's amazing I've even been able to connect with anyone through this, but that was in the email days. The messenger is unusable.
It's also frustrating for my non-hetero friends because 1. There's no option so they're excluded EXCEPT that the app pulls in all friends even those that haven't joined, so as a straight woman I've been shown gay men who haven't signed up just because their friends have and their friends list has been pulled in. Shady.
Better Than Tinder (Linkedin of dating)
Tinder is kind of awful. So in someway it doesn't sound like much.
But this app delivers. Instead of giving an unlimited onslaught of bots, spammers, and ironic profiles.
Hinge limits the amount of potential matches per day based on your friends. From your likes it chooses similar profiles. This approach allows for more casual use and is a deterrent for fake accounts.
(That said there are a glitches and only a few users are on it. There's only one way to fix that though, try it)
Great dating app
Certainly the app itself has a few things to work out (although I've never experienced the glitches) but the actual content is good. Most of my potentials are relevant and non-creeps, although it does seem to be picking mutuals from the same 4 or 5 Facebook friends. It would be great if we could choose which friends we get matched through or if it worked through Facebook's system of designated acquaintances, friends and good friends. As far as dating apps go, this is the best DATING app out there. For creepy hook-ups look somewhere else.