Hinge is a popular dating app and site launched in 2011 that positions itself as a more serious alternative to Tinder-like swiping. It offers a more profound search of a mate based on common interests and matching personalities. It is focused on members from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and India. Its target audience are people from 20 to 39 who are after a serious relationship. The motto is: “No algorithms! Only feelings.”
- 3-month free trial
- The “blind-date” principle: matching with someone you have common friends with (a wider concept after re-launch)
- One’s first 5 Facebook profile pics are automatically imported to the profile which can be changed later
- By statistics, 3 of 4 first dates through this app lead to the second dates
- Slow matching process (a few likes a day; sometimes takes months to find someone really compatible)
- Some fake profiles just like everywhere
Free for the first 3 months
$12.99 / a month starting from the 4th month
We dare to rate Hinge dating app really high, not because its founders were brave and tricky enough to build their empire on the bones of enemies – to be exact, on people’s disappointment in superficial hookup dating apps like Tinder and likewise. No, we rate it high just because it’s doing such a great job. So many apps are created for taking their profit from the users instead of serving their needs. Hinge is absolutely different and it isn’t just about PR: many positive responses confirm that.
Hinge reminds a social media in a way; it encourages people to upload their very best photos, but not only sexual ones. Those are photos from the trips, photos connected with the hobbies, or brightest moments in life. Reminds you anything? It sounds like Instagram, but why shouldn’t dating be similarly inspiring? Creators of Hinge decided it should! How else can people fall in love if not by pure inspiration? That’s exactly why we rate Hinger so high. It’s new, it’s fresh, it’s original, and it gives hope to find something real. Moreover, people do start to date seriously with its help, sending a lot of success stories to the editors.
But is it really a fairy-tale, romantic and flawless? No, we have to stay realistic. Because of a more complicated (more human!) matching system, one’s search is consequently very slow there. Finding anyone even to talk with takes weeks, although the base of members is already big enough. The majority of users admit it’s a good thing though. They confess they feel more relaxed and confident even getting only a few likes a day: at least they know those likes are genuine and well-deserved! The fact this appreciation comes from real people, is warming up and reassuring.
This safe and calming atmosphere creates the best conditions for trusting and positive relationships. Since all members are potentially ready for them, the communication starts on a good note and leads to great dates. It’s not just an assumption but a real experience of the Hinger members.
We think that positivity, depth, and openness are keenly needed in a today world, and especially in the world of romance. It’s something that is nearly impossible to find in other modern applications. We would definitely recommend Hinger to all people from 15 to 75 y.o. who believe in love and hope to find a soul mate. Again, if to get more realistic, it’s the only app that leads to the marriage in most of cases! Even if you aren’t that desperate to get married as soon as possible, try it and lift your spirit up. Meeting new people and broadening your horizons won’t hurt. Quite the opposite: it may heal your wounds and return you to life. It’s easy to understand from our review that we are the fans of Hinger, but it totally deserves that.
Overall 5 stars
Price 4 stars
Features 5 stars
Communication 5 stars
Safety 4 stars
Customer Support 5 stars
Latest version: 6.2.8
Last updated: December 4, 2018
Requires iOs : 10.0 or later
Requires Android: 5.0 and up
Age rating: 17+
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