Hinge: Dating & Relationships App Reviews

Hinge: Dating & Relationships [Lifestyle] App Description & Overview

What is hinge: dating & relationships app? HINGE, DESIGNED TO BE DELETED
Hinge is the dating app for people who want to get off dating apps. And it’s working. Currently, 3 out of 4 times Hinge members want to go on a second date, we’re the #1 mobile-first dating app mentioned in the New York Times wedding section, and we’re the fastest growing dating app in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

In today’s digital world, singles are so busy matching that they’re not actually connecting, in person, where it counts. Hinge is on a mission to change that. So we built an app that’s designed to be deleted.

* We quickly learn your type. You’ll only be introduced to the best people for you.

* We give you a sense of someone’s personality. You’ll get to know potential dates through their unique answers to prompts, and personal information like religion, height, and politics.

* We make it easy to start a conversation. Every match begins by someone liking or commenting on a specific part of your profile.

* We ask how your dates are going. After exchanging phone numbers with a Match, we’ll follow up to hear how your date went so we can make better recommendations in the future.

The app is free to use. Members looking to see who likes them or to set advanced preferences can upgrade to a Preferred Membership.

“Hinge’s CEO says a good dating app relies on vulnerability, not algorithms.” - Washington Post
"Hinge is the first dating app to actually measure real-world success" - TechCrunch
“A great option for those fed up with temporary love.” -TheNextWeb

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Hinge: Dating & Relationships Version 8.25.017 December 2021

*mic check mic check* From the sound of a laugh to a neighborhood soundtrack, new Voice Prompts are helping people express themselves in more ways than just 150 characters. We're hearing it all, and we can't wait to hear more. PS: Dear TikTok, no one is being fired for this update..

Hinge: Dating & Relationships Version 8.21.125 October 2021

Hinge is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive, and helpful dating app for LGBTQ+ daters. That’s why we've improved how non-binary and other LGBTQ+ daters represent themselves and search for their person. Now, Hinge daters can choose a third gender category, “Non-binary.”.

Hinge: Dating & Relationships Version 8.17.030 August 2021

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Hinge: Dating & Relationships Comments & Reviews 2022

- 3 improvements to help my dating sanity

1) A “close the flood gates” feature. The problem: 65 guys like my profile in the same week. If I respond to all my matches in real time, I’m tied up in 30 convos and a slave to my phone. If I only talk to a few dudes at a time, I can’t get back to some people for 4-6 weeks. And by then they’re tied up in other convos, deleted the app, in their work busy season, whatever. It’s not conducive to convos and dates. I’d suggest the option to take my profile “off the grid” while I handle a backed up queue of potential matches. Then I can be fully present for the next batch o’ humans, at the very same time they’re also fully present. 2) Upholding your member principles. When someone makes a profile, ask if they’re looking for a relationship before they can move forward. Your brand promise is “the relationship app” - yet I still have to ask every single prospect if they’re only looking for a hook up, and many of them are. Oust them, please. (I speculate those aren’t your paying members anyway, right?) 3) Make premium $9.99 again - or at least put it on sale here and there for active users. It’s a price I’m willing to pay to avoid the annoying lack of filters in the basic version (removing the height filter from basic was low key devastating, thanks for that.) You guys certainly know how expensive dating is, don’t give us single folk another price hurdle! Please? 🙏🏼

- By far the best dating app out there

This app is one of the best dating apps out there! With most other dating apps there is a multitude of fake profiles and scammers that you match with, on hinge that’s not the case! The difference between Hinge and most other apps is that it’s built for people looking for more than just a hookup, it’s a classier dating app. Compared to other apps you get limited likes (without paying ofc) but in all honesty it’s not a bad thing. It makes you more selective and it really calms you down so you don’t isolate yourself from the people around you to matchmake on an app for hours at a time. Also if you run out of likes and you see a profile you really like you can always send the profile to yourself by sharing it, or the profiles will rotate but you might not be able to see them again for a bit. I didn’t get a hit on my profile on the first day using Hinge but the next day I got three and I’m currently talking a lot to one of them. And guys, women will hit you up on this app too, other reviews are misleading. The woman I’m talking to actually commented and liked me. Another thing about this app: it’s easy to use and it really focuses more on getting to know a person by its mixer questions on your profile. This app also looks clean and seamless, it’s by far one of the best dating apps on the App Store! Hopefully I won’t have to use it again but if I ever need to use a dating app again, Hinge is most definitely my number one choice.

- Pretty sure I met The One on here

This 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.

- Best app out there, still can’t get a date

To be fair, I’m not really sure what I’d change. This is probably the best dating app on the market if you have a specific type. I was able to use the filters to find a quality pool of people I would have loved to date. The profile customization is also one of the best out there, you get a good sense of the person’s personality as well as conversation starter prompts that they customize themselves to fit what passions/interests they have. Obviously the fatal flaw here, as a guy, is the polar opposite of the common complaint that women have about this app. They get so many messages from dudes that they can’t sort through them, whereas I got maybe five responses back out of the two or three hundred messages I’ve sent out this past year, and literally not a single message ever sent my way. Either I’m ugly/off-putting, which I’m not ruling out, or this app needs to fix this imbalance somehow. What is the point of being able to curate the perfect pool of dates if no one ever responds to their messages? My luck wasn’t any better with Tinder but at least you could quantify who found you attractive and that was a nice self esteem boost.

- Most Compatible? I Don’t Think So

Hinge is, all in all, a good app. It has far fewer bugs and glitches than Tinder. It also has a clean and clever design — removing user bios in favor of questions gives you a better insight into who might be a good match — that makes the app, unlike Tinder or Bumble, fun to use. The process of swiping on someone’s profile like in most dating apps is substituted with a unique way of matching with someone on Hinge — you either press ‘X’ to move on to the next person or send a like on something featured in the person’s profile — and it forces you to put more thought into whose profile you might pass on and whose profile you might “like”. Hinge’s biggest problem seems to be its “Most Compatible” feature. Hinge will occasionally send you the profile of someone that their algorithm believes you will be very compatible with. The “Most Compatible” feature has suggested about 8 or 9 different profiles to me, but each time this has happened, I have been very confused. The profiles of the people the algorithm suggested have always been people that don’t share my interests or aren’t the type of person I am interested in. Hinge’s tagline is “designed to be deleted” and I sincerely believe that Hinge wants that experience for its users. But if Hinge’s algorithm can’t even make a good attempt at finding someone that I might be compatible with, the app will always be installed and I will still be searching for someone I truly like.

- Great foundation, needs work

So 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- Met my match

I’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. ❤️

- Great & Effective Service

I 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.

- Against different relationship types

My husband and I have a poly relationship. We joined hinge and paid the high amount of $40 for three months. One day I went in to view the new messages we had and it wouldn’t let me sign in. I emailed them about it and this is the response I got. “ Your account was not deleted because of the particular type of relationship you're in or the type of relationship you're looking for. The reason that your account was deleted is because we require that each Hinge profile represent only one individual. We think it's important to have each profile represent only one person because we want to try to capture the richness and depth of a person. That's already incredibly hard to do for just one individual, let alone two. We absolutely welcome folks in poly relationships on Hinge and I'm happy to say that we have a growing poly community! Most poly folks on Hinge let other members know about their relationship status in their prompt answers or simply in the course of conversation in their messages.” This is a lie. This app is not for our kind of relationship. You can’t connect two accounts so if he and I wanted to do it the right way, we’d have to pay for two memberships. I wish there was a warning or an email or text they’d send to let you know your account had been deleted. We didn’t even know it violated their “rules.” We had been using it for THREE MONTHS, bu the moment our membership expired our account got deleted. TOTAL CRAP APP! DO NOT GET.

- 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!

- New Standouts feature is bad business

I understand companies/apps have to make money, but this new standouts feature is honestly kind of insidious. They’re basically choosing people that are well liked and putting them behind a pay wall, because they admit that you won’t see people you see in standouts elsewhere. It costs FOUR DOLLARS to buy one rose. Think of the reality of that math, I would say half the time people don’t even respond to you and then you probably only end up meeting MAYBE half those people in person. If you want to go on just 3 actual dates you’re going to have to pay their $30 price for 12 roses, so not only do you have to pay for a date already you have to pay $10 just to go on that date to begin with. Also, the people who are put in standouts do not get to chose whether they’re put there or not, you don’t have the choice to decide whether people HAVE to pay to send you a like or not. And do those people put in standouts who have to have a rose paid for to talk to them get their own roses in return for the app literally making money off of them? No, you just get unwillingly put behind a pay wall. I understand a subscription type service like boost or whatever other apps use where everyone pays the same price to use the same features for equal access, but this just honestly doesn’t make sense.

- If you’re a guy, do not buy this app and here is why!

The app seems designed so that the guys fill up the women’s inbox with their initial comment and are left in queue until she finally gets around to seeing them. With a queue of only 6 slots visible, the only group that seems the benefit from “purchasing” the full app (allowing mostly to open a fully unlocked queue) would be the women. With which she may see all the men who have left comments on her profile at once. There is almost no point in scrolling through random mens profiles for her, because all the woman needs to do is wait. Systematically when a woman has responded to me personally, it has been after a week, or sometimes two! This isn’t once or twice though. This is every woman. And if I have asked them when they received my message? They had just received it in their queue. They have no way to tell how long a man has been waiting for a reply. It depends on how many other guys have left left comments to her before “you”. In all this app is only a functional dating platform if ALL PROFILES are purchased and all queues are fully unlocked. As for the guy? Don’t buy this app. You will get Nothing for it in return. Donate you money to an animal shelter or something and feed an animal for a day. You’ll get more satisfaction. Actually go rescue a dog and join a dog walking group of young adults. Then you just meet people. You know, like out ancestors used to do.

- Amazing app but I’m having an awful experience

I 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.

- Algorithm is horrible and offensive

Well in theory their algorithm should be helpful. They only let you see people who are at your “level of attractiveness” but in actuality it doesn’t work. I means if you’re a person of color or a minority in any way you get sunk to the bottom of the attractiveness pool. I’m a type of person who some deem beautiful and some don’t, like a lot of women. I live in a city that is mostly white people and I do horrible in this app, my options of people to swipe on is almost offensive. My white friends who are the same attractiveness level don’t have that issue. When I go to other cities, I don’t have that issue. I enjoy bumble, where you just see everyone, you at least have a chance of someone finding you. Because of Bumble’s algorithms only unattractive and creepy people see me so tbshs the only likes I get and I often don’t “like” people. This all makes it difficult for people who aren’t “typically” hot. It’s offensive but I’ve found a trick...I delete the app and restart my account every other week. In the beginning I’m able to see all types of people but within a week, I’ve been demoted and only see “my level of attractiveness”. In the first week people who I’m attracted to “like” me and I’m able to “like” and chat with people that I’m attracted to. I guess that’s the world we live in, where algorithms tell you your worth or at least the worth their coders feel you are.

- Depressing honestly...

I don’t know maybe I just haven’t been trying long enough or maybe it’s just the area I live in because Virginia does have horrible people.. but I’ve been trying almost everyday for two months to meet someone and I haven’t gotten a single message let alone a date! This app is not the worst like at least I haven’t ran into nearly as many fakes or prostitutes as I have on other apps but the matchmaking is horrible and the fact that I’m limited to only messaging five people a day without giving you my hard earned money is complete bull.. I’m not gonna pay you a monthly fee to look on my phone everyday and see zero messages. I’m not gonna pay to be depressed and wanna kill myself. Nobody should ever have to pay for that.. I think I’m just gonna give up on dating apps for real.. I’d be better off just asking literally every female I see in public on a date no matter how awkward it is I’d probably have better luck than I do on here.. people who make these types of apps don’t really care about your happiness.. you need to go out into the world and take it for yourself.. the only thing that will happen when using an app like this is you’re going to continually get more and more depressed while the app developers pocket you’re money and say “keep at it! You’ll find someone” yeah, right save your 20 bucks n go to a movie or a bar or somethin you will have better luck

- 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. ❤️

- The algorithm needs some adjusting

The app at its foundation keeps you focused on a small number of people which I value so I can foster better connections with less distractions. And the same goes for the profile; you really can get a sense of a curation and someone’s level of seriousness or play when it comes to dating. The app is well rendered and mostly intuitive. My two stars are for two bits of feedback 1) the toolbar disappears way too frequently without any other button but the X button. If the answer is to needlessly scroll to make it reappear something isn’t right. 2) when I’m out of likes for the day it begins to show me a certain type of person (male for male filters fyi), I’m sure the more popular individuals identified by the “algorithm”, but I have to admit they are all looking quite the same, the same chiseled, abs focused, anglo, type of guy. And this is being connected to your advertising of paying for more likes. You’re telling users they have to pay to like these kinds of people. This harmful imagery and construct is being endorsed as not only the standard of beauty but also untouchable without paying by your algorithm and therefore by you. I can only imagine similar is happening with others combinations of filters. Do better for the current conversation around beauty and self confidence. Adjust your algorithm and your values.

- 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.

- Easily the best dating app

If 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.

- I’m about to delete the app, but not for the reason it’s supposed to be deleted

Overall, 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.

- 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.

- Really impressed

I 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.

- This is the one

I used this app two different times when I was single. The first time I used it, there were lots of attractive matches and I had some really wonderful conversations. No weirdos or creeps. It was so refreshing from the couple other apps I’d been on and off of over the years. I got off of it because I always get on and off of dating apps, because In the end, I am a full believer in the traditional way of meeting someone and starting a relationship eventually. I didn’t go on any dates my first time using the app, just had some friendly conversations. Months later I was ready to try again, again I had some good conversations. I didn’t go on any dates. Until I finally did. And that man is now my husband! I tell all my friends to use this app. I had a coworker that used this app as well and married the guy she met from this app too. I never thought I’d get married, and I certainly never thought I’d actually meet someone worth while on an app. But hinge helped introduce me to my wonderful, amazing, forever husband. Thank you so much for being different than all the other sleazy apps that are out there now days.

- App is cheaters paradise

Very disappointing. I think guys on here who are wanting to sneak around behind their SO’s back flock to this app because it’s not as popular as competitors. I’ve used this app of and on for a couple years. I have yet been able to talk to a guy who, upon finding their social media, had a current girlfriend or wife. Other girls have gone through similar experiences with THIS app alone. My friend actually dated someone she found from Hinge for months just to get a Facebook message from his wife of 5 years one day. Another friend dated someone for a whole year just for us to discover he too had a girlfriend of two years. In my own experience, I had a random girl send me a screenshot of MY (now ex) boyfriend’s profile through Instagram. I see a lot of guys on Hinge also on Tinder, their Tinder bios will say looking to hookup, but their Hinge profiles will be very bland, saying the biggest risk they ever took was *this app* 🙄. Guys I’ve found with detailed profiles always seem to be hiding something or someone. If someone is using this app to cheat, or to simply get their nut, their needs to be a report system in place so their account can be disabled. This app sure is designed to be deleted alright, because in my experience it has been nothing but lies and heartbreak for me and my friends.

- Lots of Glitches

This app has tons of technical problems. Notifications pop up all the time for when people like your profile, but message notifications don’t show up, so you can miss responses to your messages quite easily. Some matches disappear even before a conversation starts. People are able to hide vital information, such as whether or not they already have children. I live in California but have been matched with people who live in Georgia or Oregon; I’ve set my location to within a radius of, like, 20 miles and I get likes from guys who live 100 miles away or more. It’s a waste of time. And people are still able to like a picture without commenting, waiting for the other person to start the conversation. Waiting for me to do the work, as if that’s going to get my attention. It also doesn’t seem to be learning my preferences all that well and shows me guys who don’t seem to have any common interests or values. I picked Hinge because it touts itself as not just another hookup app, but using it is so frustrating, and requires just as much of a screening process to weed out sleazy guys, who make weird requests and don’t want a real monogamous relationship, that I’ve only gone on a couple dates in several months, all disappointing. I’m pretty close to giving up on the app altogether.

- Two stars

I think the app is worth 3.5 or 4 stars but unfortunately the guys bring the overall experience down to a 2. Guys shouldn’t be allowed to just “like pictures.” It so lazy, why not send a message with works. Also, the app should force each member to answer basic questions and make them viewable. So many guys don’t disclose what they are looking for or if they have kids etc. This takes away from the value of online which is getting some basic information upfront. Also, same experience as other apps - guys respond once or twice and then no further communication. Waste of time. Maybe have a feature to drop your connection automatically if no response in a day - that’s what I do. If you are too busy to communicate then don’t waste my time. If the app can figure out how to make dating more successful and not just being different only be negating the swipe feature, then I can give 5 stars. Maybe put people in strict categories - looking to see what is out there, looking to date slowly, looking for marriage and people can only see people in their category. Also you can’t change your category more than say every 3 months to avoid people taking advantage of just switching. If I made an app, that’s what I would do. Too many people wasting other people’s time

- Missing Some VERY important things

First, it allows you to pick pick your gender out of a pretty comprehensive list of genders, but it’s doesn’t have a place for pronouns...does Hinge seriously still not know why we ask for pronouns and not for someone to state their gender? It’s not that hard lol it’s 2019. Next, it’s really important to my vetting process that I weed out guys who don’t have the same political views as me, but you can’t do that with the free version. Like, if someone is anything but fully supportive of my basic human rights and other people’s rights and policy that supports my wellbeing, then obviously I can’t have a relationship with that person and it becomes such a waste of time to scroll through all these moderates/conservatives. Especially since it’s hard to come across someone who impressed me, me use the app less for sure simply because of the time spent sorting through obvious “no’s”. I think finding someone who cares about my wellbeing as a woman is implied in the app’s mission, so I believe that feature should be free. Anyways, the way guys choose to answer these questions is quite revealing, so that’s very helpful. I have dated a few people off of here.

- Great app, but takes a while to match

Ive been using Hinge on and off for about a year and half now. Only have gotten like 8 matches, and all have been in response to me liking a photo or commenting, which is great, except its one sided. What I mean by this, is that I have NEVER had my profile or any picture of mine liked by a girl, or had a girl comment on a photo of mine and I feel like my profile is pretty darn good. I also have liked a ton of women on the app, but most of them wont/ or never will respond due to either them ignoring the comment or the fact that they never are on the app. So maybe a way to fix that problem, is to do a comb through of all the accounts that dont get used much and suggest to that user, something like “hey, we noticed you havent been using your Hinge account much, would you like us to go ahead and cancel it?” And then provide them options/reasons for why they want to cancel it. Its frustrating knowing that ive liked a picture or commented on a picture of a really cute girl, only to never get a response back again. Its like it goes into a void and never returns. Overall though, i think Hinge is the best dating app out of them all though, because it dives deeper than just the bare minimum.

- Found my partner

A friend had told me about hinge so I decided to give it a try. I was on it every once in awhile but none of the guys caught my eye so I gave up on it. One day after work I had received a notification from the app says someone had matched with me. Hinge lets you know if they think you and them person would be a perfect match, so I wrote back to this guy. We talked for about two weeks before actually meeting up. Then we started dating! Unfortunately that was a month before the Covid outbreak and he lived two hours away from me. We didn’t see each other for about a month until we decided that I’d move down there with him! We’ve been together ever since then. We have a cute little apartment with our new puppy. It’s crazy to see how fast we went in our relationship due to Covid but Hinge definitely helped me find the right one! Girls, if your man isn’t sweet and trying to do the most for you then he is not the one. Thank you Hinge for helping me find the one for me. I couldn’t be happier being with him. Definitely recommend this app to anyone who is looking for a serious relationship.

- Algorithm and Preferences

This is by far the worst “dating app” that one can use. Not only do you preferences mean virtually anything (considering they show you everyone who is polar opposite of what you are looking for), it will show you 10 people and say there is no one else in your area. You’re going to tell me there is only 10 people using this app within 20+ miles? I find that extremely difficult to believe. I have deleted my account, logged out, made a new account as suggested by customer support to see if this will fix my experience... it fixed it for about 10 minutes showing me people within my preferences and then the algorithm was completely wrong once again. I even have spent money on the premium version to increase my chances- this app is pathetic and the customer support is a joke. They basically say there is nothing we can do and that the more you swipe, the better the algorithm becomes and will show you people in your preferences. How can I swipe and increase my odds when not one single person is within my preferences? I’ve used this app for a year and haven’t received one like, one comment or anything and I can assure you that there is nothing wrong with myself or my profile. This is a joke and don’t spend money on this nonsense- it’s a scam and very discouraging. Hope this serves y’all some support.

- Has Potential

I actually came to drop this from a 4 to a 2 star. The app itself isn’t glitchy etc. this is more so on the format of it and the style rather than anything else. I just don’t see this as an app that will help people engage. People on here are more so inclined to write about their political views than about themselves. My biggest pet peeve is when we have an match, we already complimented them and they just match and leave the compliment with no response. It makes us look like a fool cus we already started the convo..we already initiated contact yet this person probably feels like they’re doing charity by just matching with someone and not responding to them. Hopefully we don’t come onto dating apps for validation cus I don’t. But when people are on here not messaging or using this app properly it degrades the whole quality of the app. There needs to be more research done on how we can make this about quality and getting the right people in touch with each other. The match suggestions they bring up is not practical cus some of us do factor in appearance it’s just the way we’re made. It’s not everything but it’s something. I’m bummed I actually paid a months worth for it as the three dates I went on were completely trash.

- Met the LOML

Never thought i’d write a review for an app (never have before). I met the love of my life off this app. I didn’t think that was possible since most dating apps is mostly only good for hook ups. Not this one. I’ve had more success from hinge than any dating app I’ve used. The potential matches are real people who are looking to actually date and potentially move on further with their relationships. I met my now current girlfriend off this app 4 months ago and we’re still going strong! I’ve met her family and she flew to meet mine over winter break. Maybe I’m the lucky one in a million guys who happened to meet the love of his life but my girlfriend and I are exactly the same person. We have inside jokes all the time that I can read her mind because we are so similar (90% of the time I can read her mind). We’re planning to move in together this April when my apartment lease is over. She talks about how she can’t wait for me to marry her some day. That doesn’t scare me at all because I feel the same way. Anyways, If I was to pick one app to use to meet the love of my life it would be this app!

- Best Dating App I’ve Tried

About a month ago, I made the decision to get off dating apps completely. I got so tired of only getting matched with creepers looking for one night stands, but Hinge has been a pleasant surprise. I tried out Hinge a year or so ago, and I couldn’t get the hang of it, so I quit. Once I sat down and really got to understand how to work the app, it was easy! It’s definitely not the rapid fire matching that you have on Tinder or Bumble, but if you’re patient and really develop conversations with your matches, you can really meet some great people! Something I love is the fact that there’s more information on the profile, so you have more to go off of than just how the person looks. Faith is also something that’s really important for me, so I look being able to match with other people who think it’s important too! I haven’t been using Hinge for that long, but after all the recommendations, I’m so happy that I gave it another try. There’s definitely some user experience updates that can be made, but all in all, I’m really happy with Hinge. Would highly recommend this over any other dating app if you’re looking to seriously date!

- Needs Real Human Support

It's really frustrating that I'm giving this app one star because I loved it and loved the opportunities it provided me to connect with good people, but their customer support is a complete nightmare! You cannot get a hold of them and all you get is a canned response! Really?! My account was banned because I was switching from my old iPhone to a new one, not aware that this will prevent me from going into my account and eventually get me banned and even worse, people can still view my account on their Hinge while I'm completely out of it! It's the only app I used due to its respectful community and lack of sexual content, which is what I prefer, but this is totally unacceptable! They do not ever review the reason for being banned and not one term of services state logging into your number accidentally on two devices would have you banned. They need to work on their customer support, otherwise Hinge will keep losing customers over time. I am not the first one, I went through a lot of posts who faced the exact same problem. I lost contact with all people I was talking to and I cannot get back because their customer service is completely useless. After all the emails I have sent and even reaching out to them on Twitter with the same canned response. Zero star for their customer support.

- Contacting support is a nightmare.

I downloaded Hinge almost a month ago, signed up, completed my profile so it's 100% complete, and the app won't work. There's some bug that keeps telling me "complete your profile to send likes!", and also says "your profile is 100% complete! You can now send up to 10 likes a day"...but I can't. It won't even show me any matches whatsoever. It won't let me access my preferences because it keeps saying that I need a complete profile, but when I go back to see if there's anything else I need to complete, it says point blank that it's 100% complete! So there's literally nothing I can do. I've tried deleting the app, re-signing up, sending emails to support (which was kind of a nightmare to be honest, because apparently you have to be a premium member to get "personalized support"?) But almost 3 weeks after I sent in my 3rd support request, I finally got a response. They were nice, but just told me to do what I already did and try logging out of fb, uninstalling and re-installing the app, etc. Been there done that..about 5 times. Now I am officially giving up. Maybe they'll fix the bug eventually, but I'm done waiting around until they do. Super bummed, because I have a few friends who really like the app and I was excited to try it and see what it's all about. Oh well.

- All Scammers! And No Customer Service. 😡

I will say I talked with several guys in the 2+ weeks I used this app. Unfortunately, I had a creepy vibe with every one of them. They ALL asked to take the conversation to WhatsApp. I had never even heard of WhatsApp until I tried Hinge. I’ve talked to people on Bumble and Match and was never asked to use WhatsApp. I understand WhatsApp is used in foreign countries to get around the internet blocking. 😒That was a red flag with the first guy. Well, actually, the red flags with the first guy came when he said he lived in Texas, but was from Italy and his wife and children were killed in a car accident several years ago. 😳. The second guy’s profile showed he lived in Ft. Worth, but after we started talking, supposedly he was in the Army and stationed in Syria. Seriously?!! I had at least 5 guys ask to go to WhatsApp. And 2 supposedly stationed in Syria. Unfortunately, I paid for 3 months, but it was only about $25. I deleted my profile, canceled my account, and deleted the app entirely. I’m just hoping that none of my personal information has been compromised. Of course, I sent several emails to customer support about all of this, but no one answered. Bumble always replies. Can’t believe people are giving this app great reviews. Have to wonder if they’re fake too. Run away!!!

- Best dating app

I’ve tried bumble, Pof and hinge. And paid for all 3. Hinge by far was the best first. Felt there was more real people on it. Let me tell you why, on bumble I felt most girls were influencers. So they would make an account and show awesome pics. With little people actually looking. On plenty of fish, probably the worst I feel 90% of the people on there are only fan model or some kind on that area. / scammers sending you to another app or site. Can’t say I’ve seen very much success. Next on filtering what you’re looking for. I think bumble does the best in that respect with confirming that it’s person in picture. But hinge doesn’t come to far behind. Pof not even close. On dates I’ve been, hinge gave me best results. I’ve gone on most dates compared to the other two. I feel people are more relaxed idk what’s right word. Lastly I think they take there model very serious app meant to be deleted. If they don’t think so you’ll probably be banned like I was. I’ve said similar things on other platforms but got banned here. But yeah overall best dating app based on my experience

- The hinge team is not honest

I loved the app at first. It shows you only profiles that match your personality and people with who you share similar interests. Everything was working great, till one day all the data from my app was deleted including my matches, messages, pictures... when I reached out to the customer service, they said that it was a technical issue and that I can’t recover the data that I lost! So I had to create a whole new profile, and as an apology Team Hinge gave me a free one year preferred membership. Then two weeks later they removed the preferred membership from me, then 3 days after they completely deleted all my account. When I asked for the reason behind this they said that violated the terms and conditions of Hinge. Which was absolutely false because I’ve never had any issue with anyone on the app and I’m always VERY respectful to others. I did ask them to provide an evidence of their claim, and show me when and how I violated the terms, they refused to give me an explanation and stopped responding to my emails. Bottom line of the story is that Team Hinge was not honest with me, and made up a whole story just TO REMOVE THE FREE ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP THEY HAD TO OFFER ME. Now wouldn’t recommend Hinge to anyone, and asked all my friends and their friends to stop using this app.


Hinge used to hands-down be my favorite dating app! The algorithm just got me and I’d constantly see new and interesting people I wanted to chat with. Now that the standout tab/roses feature has been introduced, all that data has been practically used against me! They put every single person I’d be even remotely interested in into a tab that makes me pay $4 dollars to just say hi??? Ridiculous. I understand that an app needs to introduce premium features to make money but this has made the free version of Hinge practically unusable. The best thing about Hinge was the fact that the algorithm had a decent understanding of my type, but now the developers have sectioned off all those people away from me behind a paywall? It’s disappointing and I’d even say classist, especially during a pandemic when so many people are leaning on dating apps more than ever to start romantic connections. There are different ways to introduce premium features that don’t screw over non-premium users. At least Tinder Gold is a flat-fee and doesn’t negatively effect non-premium users’ experience. Bottomline is that due to the addition of these god awful new features, I’ve been forced to deleted my previously favorite dating app... and it definitely is NOT because I found someone through Hinge’s current services.

- Nothing but good things!

I’ve had my fair share of experimenting with dating apps (coffee meets bagels, bumble, okcupid) and honestly none of them can rise to the occasion the way Hinge can. One, the interface is simplistic and aesthetically pleasing! Not difficult or gimmicky compared to CMB from my experience. Two, I can echo on the other reviews claiming this is a “classier dating app” - I feel like most of the people I came across want something serious but of course that part is individual and up to your discretion, whatever tickles your fancy. But honestly I have met some quality guys (I’m sure the same for girls!) here, some I consider friends now even when things didn’t work out for the long run. Whichever side of the fence you’re on, I have nothing but good things to say about Hinge and hope you get to experience the same fun and excitement in meeting the right person. PS! Amazon’s critically acclaimed series “Modern Love” has an episode inspired by the love story of the CEO of Hinge! Such a feel good show and a really well written episode honestly 🤗 episode 2 by the way- you’re welcome!!!

- Met my boyfriend through Hinge

Put simply, Hinge makes it so much easier to date. You can put as much information as you’d like on your profile, like individual parts of others’ profiles, humanizing the whole “swiping” thing, and you also get to see who liked you! (For a price, but I got a month of premium free.) Since, presumably, most people there are relationship-oriented, not just there for a hookup, you get to narrow your pool to like-minded individuals. You like one part of their profile, or the whole profile itself, say something nice (or nothing at all, depends what type of person you are), and if all goes well, you’ll soon be speaking to your future SO like I did. After trawling through apps like Tinder and Bumble with dates that didn’t last, I sincerely want to thank Hinge’s creators for living up to their promise of creating an app that makes it super easy to date while streamlining, yet humanizing the whole ordeal. I had a blast using the app, and unlike Tinder, it didn’t take me 500 matches (I’m not kidding) to find the “one.”

- Lacking in basic detail

Hinge claims that it eliminates the swipe culture and helps people find meaningful relationships. This is a wonderful concept and the main reason I downloaded it and purchased a subscription. However, there are major flaws that need to be fixed for it to work. First, many profiles are incomplete and have little to no details about the person. Two, users have the ability to hide major details such as employment status, whether they have kids, whether they smoke, height, and much more! Another thing that is concerning is education is “always hidden” and the user can’t choose to display their level of education. The only way to let others know that you graduated high school or college is to actually name the school, which is problematic for some people. These issues can be dealbreakers for folks and are fundamental questions. Three, there are no questions about what type of relationship the person is seeking. While I’d like to assume that everyone on the app is looking for something committed and monogamous, that’s not always the case. In summary, while the concept of the app is refreshing and very promising, it is lacking in real, authentic detail and feels like I’m navigating in the dark. In contrast to something like Match and Eharmony, it falls short and feels empty.

- Great app, but ...

Hinge is in my opinion the best dating app I’ve used for the intended aim of actually getting out on dates. There is one major downside though. This is the third time I’ve downloaded the app over the last several years and it’s always the same. You start out approximately 2 weeks or so getting nothing but attractive matches, and then it happens: your profile gets demoted and relegated to what I call the ugly bin. Sorry to be so blunt. Everyone needs love and standards of beauty can be somewhat subjective, I’m not trying to put others down. But this is a repeatable pattern with Hinge and after the two or so weeks ‘honeymoon’ period, the app becomes nothing but a waste of time. At this point some are thinking, perhaps it is I who is not so attractive and this warranted by the algorithmic gods that I be so relegated. Would it were so, but in the honeymoon period I did match with several attractive women, went out on dates with two of them, and am still seeing one (been on our third date as of now). I can’t speak to how the algorithm works, if it happens to everyone, or it’s just me who keeps getting wrongly demoted. At this point I would just say ... enjoy the first couple weeks.

- Beware of Catfish & dating Scammers

This app has has a recent influx of fake profiles managed by individuals who are living abroad in Asia, the Middle East, and Nigeria. It’s very disappointing. I’m a frequent user and In one week I've matched with at least 3 fake profiles users. Ways you’ll know if the profile is fake? These users are portraying themselves as military men or men who are working for “a top private government agency” overseas. They’ll ask right away.. “how long have you been on this site”... “what are you here for”... “are you single or married”.. and “what do you for a job/living..” this is a dead giveaway! Then they’ll tell you they are overseas on deployment/work or are leaving in a few weeks/days. They’ll immediately want to move outside the app to a chat program like “WhatsApp”..” kicks”... or any other site to continue talking to you and getting familiar. The end goal is getting you to send them money by gift cards or western union. I’ve reported these profiles on the site but they still come up in the search engine and at times are used twice with different names. This app is very practical but the security needs to step up to ensure the users aren’t falling in to these dating scams by allowing these scammers to communicate. I hope it changes for the best.


So first off I would like to say not all experiences are gonna be like mine and I wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t taken as a real response but I’ll leave it anyway just to give some hope. So I started the dating app scene two years ago and I had gone on many dating apps tinder, bumble, and Pof...all of which led to dates but none were that memorable. However, I randomly saw one profile that was in my area and I had checked her out (and yes this came after searching a good amount of time cause it’s not gonna happen the same day you download the app) but eventually we matched after a week. We then started talking and before you knew it I saw a real connection start to grow, I’ve even gotten to meet the family and have many memorable memories with her and it all was thanks to just being consistently patient and searching, not everyone is gonna have the same experience but I would like to say it is possible to find a genuinely great person as long as you stay true and patient in the online dating world.

- Image and Info Stolen? Scam?

I downloaded this app after looking at multiple high-rated reviews online. After putting in my birthday during the sign-up process, the app suddenly locked me out and wouldn’t allow me to process any further, claiming that I was under the age of 18. I’m 20, and could have sworn that I put in the correct birth date. Figuring I may have made a mistake, I followed the corrective process suggested by the app’s official policy page and submitted a picture of my photo ID, blacking out all personal details except the ones requested. This process is the officially recommended one, as there’s a link at the bottom of the “Sorry, you’re 18” page that takes you directly to a draft email to customer support with detailed instructions on what to do. After repeating this process twice, I not only received no email back, but remained locked from using the service. I eventually deleted the app but now worry that it may have been a scam, and that my image and information could be used for illegal purposes. It’s possibly just a case of oversight or negligence, but I would like to finally hear back from their customer support team about what happened and if my ID was deleted from their servers. For other users, be wary that this can happen

- Decent profiles but annoying interactions if you don’t pay for the app

The only thing I like about the app is how the profiles are designed. Cute questions and easy ability to read/display the quick info. However, interacting with people is a nightmare. Everything seems like a numbers game these days anyway since only a fraction of people will like you back and only a fraction of those will even want to talk and it’s just frustratingly limiting to only have 10 likes to use in a day. Furthermore, the notifications on this app are insane. I’ve met one of my matches and I can’t clear the last notification on our conversation even after saying “we met”. As someone in software design I really think this entire app was not designed with actually user behavior in mind, but like this idea that they could change the culture by training their users. Ugh! I don’t want to hide the convo for this match but like I guess I will just to make the notification go away. We switched to text so it just annoys me that it keeps telling me it’s my turn. And having to sift thru profile after profile when I’m liked is so. Annoying. It makes me really not want to respond at all to any of the likes.

- Hinge will Terminate Your Account with no fair due process

Hinge will remove your profile from their system and will not explain why, only that you violated their terms of service. They will say that they have a fair diverse team that looks at each member before they terminate the account, however they don’t provide any explanation as to why your removed. If someone your communicating with on the app makes a false claim about you, they can report you to hinge, and you can be removed with no fair recourse. The interesting part is that when they do terminate your account, they will still charge you your normal membership fees until you manually cancel the subscription. They don’t want your membership, but they are more than happy to continue taking your money after you have been terminated. My suggestion to men on here is to be prepared that someday you may be terminated as well even though you communicated with women in a respectful manner (I did), and don’t expect any fair process even though Hinge characterizes their termination process as fair. If you look online there are multiple cases of people, men and women being terminated, and many of those probably for no reason.

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- Nice change to online dating, found my boyfriend! But some bugs still

Great potential and a refreshing experience of an app. But there are some bugs that need to be ironed out to help grow the user base. My issue is that messages in chats will randomly disappear so it doesn’t really make sense. But they’ll come up in my notifications all fine so I have to go into the notification centre to see what they actually said. Overall, having the conversation starters part of your profile adds a lot more depth to the person. Ultimately, online dating is online dating and Hinge doesn’t solve all the issues with online dating, but I have made stronger connections through Hinge and was lucky to meet my boyfriend through it.

- Started strong, but now just same as tinder

At first it seems better than tinder because you see a lot of high quality profiles with thoughtful/witty comments. But, three weeks in, all I’m seeing is the same old low resolution sunglasses pics and mirror selfies in messy bedrooms. I’ve put a lot of effort into my profile, the pictures and the comments, and I’m getting less connections than I would on tinder or bumble. I receive about 5-10 likes per day, but there are many days when I don’t find anyone I want to like. Three weeks in and I’m getting close to deleting it - hours and hours of effort and it just doesn’t seem to be working. I’m disappointed, I had high hopes for this app.

- Better than other apps

I just started using Hinge and am finding it so much better than tinder and bumble. I find other apps way too time consuming I don’t mind that you only get 5 matches a day because I don’t want to waste my time endlessly swiping, it’s great that you can really filter out what you’re looking for and there seems to be a lot more interesting people on here. Still see lots of the same people from tinder but it’s a different vibe and worth a try!

- They finally broke it

This is the first app review I’ve ever written, but I feel compelled to by the appallingly bad quality of this app. I used it for the first time a few months ago, and found it to be a great alternative to bumble and tinder, and a good way to get back out there after lockdown. I recently downloaded it again, and unfortunately discovered that the developers have decided to brick the app by introducing the new “standouts” feature. This feature basically keeps anyone you might actually find attractive behind a paywall and shows you nothing but obese women with significant mental health issue if you refuse to pay. Using this app makes me concerned for the future of humans as a species, and unless they revert the changes to the algorithm, I would suggest that your time is better spent watching paint dry than using this pathetic excuse for a “matchmaking” app.

- Nice, when/if it works, which it doesn't.

It's a good design, and reasonably well executed. However, it seems to remove someone from the pool/stack without notice and with no recourse to return. I became busy with work for two weeks, and learned upon my return to the app that it thought I'd seen everyone that met my specifications--a status that has not changed despite my attempts to reset, broaden them, etc. Even if this were true at one point, it's hard to believe that no women aged 18-65 joined the app within a 100km radius of Sydney (Australia) in the past 3 months. Prior bug fixes have not resolved this. There is no clear way to seek assistance regarding the matter. Result: the slogan "designed to be deleted" is taking on a different, and less favorable, meaning.

- Virus restrictions have eased in Australia

Hi, I am enjoying the Hinge app, thank you guys for all your hard work. One thing I would like to mention is regarding the coronavirus restrictions in Queensland Australia (and I believe the rest of Australia as well). Restrictions have eased for a while now, and we are able to meet each other and join groups of up to 20 people, and this rule is also easing again on 1 July. So just in regards to your ‘date from home’ ruling in-app, this is not actually the case in Queensland or Australia any more, and it would be appreciated if you lifted this restriction off your app, so there is no problem in meeting matches off the app. Thanking you kindly for your help:) Thank you 🙏

- Paid membership needs work!

Hey Hinge Team, the app had potential when it first came out but now you’re restricting likes, which I thought would be fixed by paying for “preferred membership”. I thought fair enough your team needs to make an income. However now, because of that restriction being put in place, that means less people are able to see my profile and approach me, (even though I paid to be seen more often). May I also suggest we alter the algorithm of seeing the same people again and again (sometimes 3 times in a week). I haven’t changed my mind and now I’m wasting a paid membership on seeing the SAME guys I wasn’t interested in the first place, again. Hopefully the app can regain its original spark, here to have my faith restored guys👍

- Terrible algorithm

In the first few hours you’ll get some nice looking people, some average and some not so great. A nice mix. But after 24 hours the algorithm will decide if you’re ‘hot’ it it or ‘not’. And if you’re ‘not’, you will be shown almost exclusively terrible profiles. I have to swipe left on 99% of people on hinge. It’s obvious this happens because sometimes you’ll be shown a ridiculously attractive person and it’ll say “just joined”. Meaning the algorithm doesn’t yet know that person is too attractive to be shown to you; a person deemed unattractive by the algorithm. It’s worth noting that I’m a decent looking guy from Sydney who’s got his life and his profile together. Yet the algorithm just decides I’m not worth being shown anyone or being shown to anyone of substance.

- Good app until your banned inexplicably

I was recommended this app and used it and met some great people here on Hinge where it does what many of the other apps try to but fail however there is an unfortunate side affect to that, when you sign up you agree that hinge can ban you without warning or explanation and no appeal process at all regardless of the situation so this means you can literally never break the terms and conditions or expected behaviour but if your reported or hi he suspects information is inaccurate then you can and probably will be banned for life with no explanation given and no chance of appeal. Strongly consider this when joining and remember even if you follow the rules it can still happen to you.

- Hinge’s new, manipulative way forward...

Hinge has graduated; with their new feature Standouts, Hinge's calculated greed is now in full view. Let me explain... Once upon a time, Hinge had a pool of possible matches you could Discover. Become a Preferred member and you could sort through those users more quickly with improved preferences (religion, education etc). But Standouts represents a different approach. Based on your likes and preferences, Hinge section off the people "most your type" and puts them in an entirely different category. Unlike the Discover category, you can't 'like' people in the Standouts category, you can only send them virtual Roses - at roughly $6 each. So, let's refresh; 1) They learn who and what you like. 2) They use those learnings against you to lock off the most appealing profiles. 3) They charge you for every interaction with these special profiles. 4) Profit! It's a greedy, calculated move. Hinge's cute "designed to be deleted" facade has fallen away, revealing their new-found enthusiasm for manipulative, dark patterns.

- You will be banned for no reason

Don’t use hinge, you can easily report anyone and get them banned for any reason as there is no formal process in hinge, it’s completely broken. I used hinge for barely a few days, a girl was interested in me and I informed her I was not looking for a relationship, every exchange we had was related to our love and compassion for animals whereby there was nothing possibly in violation. After informing her I was not looking for a relationship she blocked me on everything, then false reported me. Hinge has no fair process to filter out reports, they take anything at face value, thereby making false accusations ok when in fact they belittle the real victims in real situations.

- Banned without any kind of process

I was on hinge for maybe a year. Never had any issues with anyone, and tend to stay friends with women I date. One day I was surprised to find I’d been banned. A few weeks ago I went on the app, and it said there was now an appeals process. So I write to a hinge to say I’d been banned, didn’t know why, perhaps it was because I didn’t speak to everyone I matched with? If they could at least explain why I was banned I’d appreciate it, as I think it was an error. No response. This app is dubious. It seems they want to make people comfortable and safe, which is good, but they did so by cutting corners on the banning process. People can get banned for no reason, which is not great!

- Useless app that does not work

I downloaded hinge after reading so many rave reviews on it and only to be very disappointed. I had to get verified only for nothing to happen. Then they have the cheek to say pause your profile because I am not being active enough. How can I be active when there is no activity coming from your app from anyone apart from you nagging me repeatedly to verify my account. Just another extremely overhyped subscription based app trying to pretend to be something special when it is clearly not. The only reason your app is designed to be deleted is due to frustration from its users at how useless it is.

- Shouldn’t bringe politics into your app

I don’t appreciate logging onto the Hinge app and being stopped in my tracks to be told I need to take a moment to think about the BLM movement. People are being killed and animals tortured during these riots, and you are inadvertently supporting the cause. In the name of what? Justice? Do not try and tell me what to think or urge me to visit the BLM website. You are segregating race and even GENDER within that message, you’re supporting the defunding of police that for the most part protect the people. You do not get to hinder mine, OR ANYONES free speech. I couldn’t even find a way to contact you directly, but you’re able to tell me how I must behave and what I must think? I strongly urge anyone considering getting this app, to not waste their time. It has a terrible layout and you can barely do anything without paying a subscription. Hinge should be ashamed that they would use a mans death to virtue signal and gain more account holders. I don’t like cancel culture, but I hope you go broke. 🤙🏼

- Puts tinder to shame

I’ve already had more dates and genuine conversations with amazing people in one week that I have with Tinder in entire year! The added information adds more depth of conversation starters and I think the algorithm suggests people you actually have stuff in common with. I just really wish they would fix the common bug about never getting notifications (and yes it’s enabled in settings)

- As bad as eharmony

I’m a genuinely in shape, decent looking bloke who downloaded this app in good faith from recommendations from my lady friends. Unfortunately I have to swipe NO on 98% of the females on this app. I’m definitely not vain in any sense, but after two weeks I’m having the fattest, ugliest, most desperate girls filling my swipe feed. Genuinely, it makes me feel like a terrible human seeing the state of these people. I feel like I’m swiping on livestock after a good swipe sesh. It’s debilitating to the point where it’s actually depressing swiping through so many people who aren’t a good fit as a match. Hinge needs to place some sort of algorithm in (similar to tinder) that matches you with people based on popularity. It’s a good concept, but how can you advertise a dating app (most of which focus on material factors) but have such a horrendous user experience for people who aren’t so hard on the eyes. As a single guy I’d recommend tinder, bumble and even plenty of fish as a better dating app before this mess

- Good when it works — but needs to be updated

2 weeks in and I’m enjoying myself, the people are better on here than on tinder. I really want this app to work out, but there are a few things that need addressing: There is the messaging, the text-box doesn’t accomodate what you’re typing beyond a certain point, so you can’t even read what your saying, and sometimes messages don’t come through. But there’s a bigger issue: I matched with a cool guy, and got a notification of his message, but nothing had come through on the app, which is frustrating, because I can’t message him yet, since the app is acting like we haven’t matched. I really hope that the support team can help me with this issue, and prevent it from happening to others

- Repeated results

Hinge is not a good app, after a couple months using it, it doesn’t show me that it is that good of an app, even with all the advertising on social media sites and al the rest. Just after the first month I think, same girls keep popping up everyday, even with widened search parameter. And so far only one match. A lot of which is just profile with nothing but pictures and or fake profiles. Somehow have to refresh after every twenty results and have a limited likes per day about 10, which is annoying after some time.

- Worst dating app ever

When I started I was seeing a lot of high profile and good quality profile but now I only be low quality profile and all of the using heavy filter. Also spam me with a girl that said “you and this person is a perfect match” and I when to look same low quality profile and pretty much I haven’t like any profile for weeks. And I was going to pay for the subscription but it isn’t worth my money if I keep seeing low quality profile and I try changing my photo and my profile but not thing works. So I’m going back on bumble and tinder. Very disappointed

- designed to be deleted due to chat bugs

Have had the app fail to send a message or send a message 2-3 times, or have someone else do the same thing to me. At the core of this app is messaging and it fails at this basic use case as you cannot see if a message is delivered or even if you can trust that is message has been sent, also the duplicate of last message when it surfaces a helpful popup which causes people to inadvertently spam you with the same message or you to someone else.

- Best tool

I have tried quite a few sites and this is my first review. I like that there’s enough decent guys on here but also I really like the idea of liking and inviting to chat!! Well done! This tools helps to have a good look at the person’ profile, have enough time to think about what you like then kinda helps for a quicker connection. I look forward to meeting my match on here.

- Not receiving notifications for messages

This app is pretty good but lately I have noticed that I am not getting any notifications based upon receiving messages from the person I have matched. This has led to make me believe that they are not receiving notifications that have received a message either. I genuinely this is a bug and please developers fix this bug as quickly as possible

- Quality app for quality match’s

I have been using a couple different apps to try and meet people after a break up late last year. Tinder, Bumble and Hinge. I have matched with a few people on each of them and while I haven’t had a connection with everyone I think the conversations I have had through Hinge have been the best so far. No virus links yet 🤞🏻

- Used to be better

I quite like hinge over other dating apps but since they’ve changed the layout and now they save the “most preferred” matches you’d rather click on for the standouts section, you can’t just give them a like. You have to give them a rose which of course is where the money grab comes in. I liked it better when it was just a like or cross. Plus giving someone a rose is apparently a “compliment” but I wonder if it’s a little too insistent... 🤔

- Great work

Beautiful app, stunning design. I would move the x button though to the top right as it’s a pain to find it in the bottom left every time and this way you can quickly move through using your thumb to scroll. Also, it did crash 3 times on me when trying if upload pics. Definitely a bug there. But incredible App guys, now you need to fill it with great men. Good luck with that 🙃

- Overall great but a few issues

The app is good overall but I have serious issues with messages not going through properly at times. I’ll send a message that’s time stamped for that time (so I think all is fine) but when I re-open the app the next day, the message’s time stamp changes to the current day. And I may have missed messages in the meantime.

- Jerry Seinfeld wasn’t wrong....

95% of the population are UNDATEABLE! And they are all on Hinge 😬 I’m no oil painting, just an average level attractive woman. I know from experience that dating in Sydney in 2020 is a challenge but Hinge is just depressing. It really drives home that there are ZERO moderately attractive single NORMAL dudes out there. I hate to say this, but maybe put in just a couple of fake profiles of normal average-hot type people to help me not lose complete faith in the Sydney dating scene. Orcs and cave trolls aside, the functionality of the app is good and I haven’t found it to be glitchy.

- Banned for no reason and no response

Shame this happened because apart from all the fake accounts it isn’t that bad. I was banned randomly from hinge and had not sent any inappropriate messages at all. It happened out of the blue. I requested a review and explanation for this but hinge do not have any appeal process at all. They purely believe any report a girl makes and ban the account instantly without even looking at it. It is heavily biased. Be careful if you’re a man and have paid for this app because you may be banned ignored and have to keep paying If you’re not careful.

- Fake profiles galore

This app is mostly a waste of time and money (if you upgrade). Firstly, there’s a disproportionate amount of very attractive female profiles and then when you match with them they’ll send one message and that’s all. They’re either bots or Hinge employees that are paid to create false hope for the user so that they stay subscribed to the app. I’ve met a few real people on it but most of the profiles are fake. I even found a profile of a friend of mine who I know doesn’t even use Hinge so that’s one 100% certified fake! Don’t waste your time on this app.

- Great app! Best on the market !!

I absolutely stand by this app. The quality of the people on this app are great and the conversations are also really good. The science behind the app is also fantastic and the connections and suggestions it makes work well. I highly recommend this application over Bumble and other apps on the market! Highly recommend!!

- Banned for no reason?

I moved overseas but my App Store is still set to Australia. My old account was connected to my old SIM card which I no longer have, so I tried to sign up with my new phone number and kept getting error messages when trying to register by phone or Facebook. Then all of a sudden i try again and it tells me my account has been banned? I have no clue why? I haven’t even been able to sign up yet? I tried contacting customer support about it but they were no help. Really disappointed because I liked the hinge app before. 😞

- App needs some technical work

I've been using Hinge for 2 weeks now and have already gone on 3 dates, all really great guys. The quality of people is far better than what you would find on Tinder. My only gripe is that the app can get glitchy and resend the same message multiple times, or send them out delayed. Also unsure if there is more to the "we met" option than just hitting yes, as the other persons profile picture comes up underneath that section but I'm unable to scroll down and answer further questions.

- Hinge: designed to be deleted

I get it, I get it. Banned from the app for no reason? Unlikely. Well, it happened to me. I signed up on the 16th of Jan 2020 and uninstalled the app a couple of days on the 18th. I hadn’t messaged a single person. It wasn’t until today, the 24th of July 2020, that I decided to try the service out again, only to find that my account (and all associates logins) was permanently banned. Hinge’s customer support is notoriously vague and unhelpful, so there is no appeals process, let alone a way to find out why. Oh well, Hinge puts it best: an app designed to be deleted.

- Good selection

The guys on here are definitely to a higher standard then what I’ve seen on other apps in every way, better looking, better behaved, polite, and just nicer overall. Have to take off a star though because there’s been a few times when messages haven’t gone through to the other person

- Hinge found my dream girl

Hinge brought back my confidence after a break-up, and allowed me to meet the girl of my dreams. This app can do wonders, the quality of people is much higher and can be much more selective than other dating apps... but don’t make your dating preferences too limited, or you might never meet that lucky person!

- Scrap tinder and bumble

I’m very happy with this app, tinder and bumble used to be good but now it’s clear that all they care about is to make money but it’s way too expensive, only lonely old men would pay that. Hinge is simple and gets results fast and the girls on here aren’t seeking attention like other apps. Anyway have a great weekend everyone and happy hunting :)

- No more endless swiping

I’ve been single and dating on and off for 2 years. After feeling defeated and certain I’d end up living life with 4 cats I decided to sign up to Hinge. Goodbye mindless swiping🙌🏻 Hinge encourages interesting, funny and authentic conversations taking the pressure off “selling yourself” in those generic bios. First date from Hinge I met someone I actually like!!

- Okay app but don’t pay

I hinge generally has a good application but if you’re going to pay for a dating service do Bumble. I’ve recently started going through my subscriptions to save money and I’ve had the most trouble cancelling Hinge. Instead of helping me figure out how long my payments will last or helping me figure out the email address that’s connected to the payments coming out of my account, all they’ve done is push the issue onto someone else. I’ve been asking them different questions, so I can solve the problem and instead of replying they copy and paste the same standard reply. I think if you’re going to have a subscription service, you need to be able to help people with their accounts, it’s not enough to just put it back on Apple.

- Met my soulmate

One in a million chance but it happened, and he’s the man I’m going to love for life. An advice is to never narrow your criteria too much — I ended up scrapping all the filters and met my current partner who did not satisfy any of my initial “stadards”. The most miraculous thing will happen, as long as you’re willing to be open-minded. Thanks Hinge!

- Discrimination

A few of these apps through trying to control poor behaviour, don’t clearly separate unmatching someone for no reason vs poor behaviour reasons. The unmatch for no reason is hidden as the bottom choice. When a match incorrectly unmatches you, in choosing any of the reasons, this goes as a black mark against you. Enough of these black marks and your profile will be deleted. This is discrimination, hinge and other apps need to make this clearer, as people are lazy when they unmatch as they’ve decided to move on.

- Constantly pesters you to use it

Unlike other dating apps hinge itself is a needy partner. Constantly pestering you to reply to messages with thumbnail alerts and push notifications. If you’ve read a message but haven’t replied it keeps the notification there until you do. The interface is a little clunky and your ability to describe yourself as you want to is limited by their question/answer profile format. It’s okay, but not great.

- Hinge feedback

Great app, much better than the others I’ve used. Women tend to take the app more seriously and it appears a much higher chance for something serious to start. The prompts are a great idea but I’ve noticed a lot of women writing the same garbage and immature stuff in their prompts that has carried over from bumble/tinder

- Money grab

Pathetic. It used to be good but now it’s just a pathetic money grab, if you don’t pay (A LOT OF MONEY), you can’t do much at all. Owned by the same company as Tinder, so there’s very little continual development except for maximising profits. And yes, it even has the exact same messaging bugs as Tinder has had since the beginning. Really what the market needs is a genuine popular competitor to the Match Group profiteers. Seriously the amount of cash they expect to fork over is insane, considering the low operating cost of an app like this.

- It was good, now it isn’t

I’m not sure what changed Hinge but previously, unlike tinder, the pricing was reasonable and I got a decent amount of matches and went on a couple of awesome dates. I then took a break from dating after a bad break up, came back to find I get hardly any matches, there is a new roses feature (don’t quite get that?) and I constantly get offered people I’m not interested in.

- Premium vs Free Skewed

The app itself is much like the other swipers out there. I can’t say it’s been more or less wholesome, but I do like how clear the layout is, and how easy it is to find info. The one thing I do take exception to is the fact I have to pay to have the right to exclude people who take drugs or smoke. For free, I can filter out particular ethnicities and religions, but I have to be a premium member to keep myself safe. I think that’s ludicrous.

- Won’t send notifications

This is not a review of the site or it’s style of profile but the app itself and how it barely functions. Firstly it’s really hard to access other tabs as they tend to disappear when scrolling I don’t why it was designed like this. Secondly all my matches and myself are reporting that they aren’t receiving notifications so we are finding it extremely hard to talk to each other consistently. Fix this, this is a bug within the system.

- Creative/Fun App, Poor Messaging Function!!

Have met cool peeps. But I’m mainly annoyed that they haven’t dissed out the chat functionality!! I either don’t get messages sometimes, or they’re super delayed. Will keep using, but I hope this isn’t a last priority for the team as a way for people to complain and ask for contact details. I prefer messaging within the app until I real comfortable or we make plans. Fix it up!! Cheers x

- Didn’t work for me.

I’ve been on plenty of dating apps, dated some decent guys but I’ve never been so unpopular as I am on this one haha it’s given me a complex because I got 5 matches in the months I was on. 3 that never replied and 2 that just wanted to hook up. Ugh I though it would be better than tinder and bumble.. Turns out, it’s worse for me. I’m definitely no babe but I just never thought I was hideous to the point no guys would match and talk with me.. Deleted it. Hope it works for others apparently I’m too ugly 😂

- Not enough users

To whoever from Australia (mainly Melbourne) wants to use Hinge to find love, there aren’t that many users and profiles to look and review (between ages 20-30). There’s maybe less than 50 profiles? I have been on the app for a month and no one has liked me. You’re better off speed-dating or using the other apps with bigger user base. Hinge is a good idea but it hasn’t taken off. I’d wait a couple of years before coming back on here.

- Member?

I don’t like the element where you can only see one person who has liked your photo. It shows up that 3 or 4 people have liked your photos but you have to be a member to see have access to their profiles which is very annoying. Can we have access to at least 3 peoples profiles and then any number after that you have to become a member to see the rest?

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- 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!

- Are you kidding me?!

It was a fantastic app, at least until the recent upgrade makes you pay to see the people who match with you. What’s the point of having a dating app if you have to pay to connect with people? 🙄 I definitely don’t recommend this app.

- dating just isn't for me, but i think the app was well made

features like your best match, dealbreakers and personal preference are innovative and fun. they gotta reduce the prompts or give us the option of writing our own though. what if a dating app gave us an option to link our tweets instead of instagram because our pictures are on our profiles anyway. i deleted it because i hate meeting people online, but it was easy to delete my account and that ease moved me to write a review

- It was a great app and then it hid my likes behind a paywall

Jesus, okay. So I really liked this app. Today it locked all my likes behind a paywall. I can’t even see the people who responded to my profile anymore even though I could see them yesterday. I get having neat features for subscribers, I don’t get this. Actually really disappointed and the truth is the app is pretty good otherwise and I’d consider it, except nobody who doesn’t pay is going to stick with it, and considering how many small features like reversing an X you hit in error on someone who liked you and being able to go back when you’re swiping to previous people, I doubt that many people will for basic functionality. Devs: You have a great app here, but locking the people who like us behind a paywall so we can’t even see them? That was a terrible design choice. You just cut our potential matches by like 90%. I hope you fix it, if you do I’ll probably try it again someday.

- Login issues

Have been facing login issues (both fb login and ph login) for past few weeks now. No reply from support. Seems like a lot of people have been facing login issues. Tried downloading the app again, removing all data - still the login just doesn’t work. Stopped working suddenly.

- bugs, dropped matches

Brutal bugs. Had every girl that liked me that I responded to disappear. You can’t close the app and come back to a person later to decide either, it seems to make them disappear too. And the same problem with the x as others, way too easy to hit. Seriously rookie UI from an app that’s been around a while and likes to think it competes with the other dating apps.

- App sucks & confusing

After 3-4 likes you have to pay or wait I don’t know how long. Very confusing. Requires too much work.

- Banned for no reason?

Downloaded the app a while ago for a week, then deleted, tried redownloading and turns out I’m banned? For...?

- Met my soulmate. Deleted the app!!

Would never have met the love of my life if not for this app!!

- Archaic

They are 3 countries out of 195 in the world that aren’t using the metric system. United States of America, Myannar and Liberia. Please use use kilometers.

- New changes awful

Used 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.

- My experience

I’m left very confused as to why I was banned after having this app for about a week and doing nothing but have normal conversations with people.

- Banned for no reason less than an hour after downloading.

I downloaded hinge for less than an hour and was banned while looking which of my photos to add. I hadn’t even matched with and messaged anyone and I was kicked out. My pictures are innocent selfies. While looking to find a solution on reddit I found that people just report others at random for the most minor conceived slight. It’s a ‘report before you get reported mentality’ Hinge doesn’t care who they’re banning and people don’t need to have real proof of violations. I can never make another account.

- Banned

I got banned for no obvious reason, i emailed them and their response was the decisions are final.. terrible communication, what i didn't like specifically is that they didn't even look further into it.

- Deletion

This app removed me for saying that I had “Violated terms” when I have been a paid customer since the app came out. I have gone on dates from the app and I have NEVER had an issue with anyone I have met.


I had the app for 2 days and was banned. Due to their terms and conditions they cannot tell you the reason. Anyone can report you for ANY REASON, then boom you’re blocked and you cannot get a refund. Its Robbery!

- :(

So many fat girls

- You have to pay to use - don’t bother

If I would have known I had to pay to use this app i wouldn’t have downloaded it. Don’t bother, there are other apps you can use without a fee

- Banned account with no rhyme or reason

Utterly disappointed in Hinge. Account was banned for absolutely no credible reason. I’ve read the terms and conditions as well as the community standards. Good luck trying to get any support. They have zero customer service.

- Good in wpg

Good app. Easy to use and free basically .

- Algorithme or quality members prob?

Is it my algorithme that only display this kind of profile or are all your users overweight? Thought the concept was interesting but tinder brings better users.

- Scam

Before I paid the monthly fee I was seeing all kinds of hot nice looking girls then I pay it switched to all these fat ugly girls and barely any hot ones ,clearly they have a bunch of fake profiles to sucker guys into paying .

- meh

This app is average. Nothing great, nothing terrible. Matches are not very likely. Only about top 20% (decent looking but not hot) are worth pursuing, but, they hardly like you back. I do appreciate those prompts, to promote conversation, BUT, I wish the average non-paying user (which is probably a majority) would be given more free likes for the day. Otherwise, their likes go to the top 20% decent people, and the average people barely get any matches. Also, I wish you could be more specific in the search for bi-racial people. For example, if I’m trying to match with a cute half asian half Italian man, it would be nice to have that search option. Otherwise, the app is not bad because the conversations are thoughtful, BUT, it’s nothing exciting either because the matching probability is very, very, low for the average user. Even if I’m a paid member, this doesn’t increase the chances because the average non paying user is very limited.

- Dangerous

Never have I ever thought other dating apps like Tinder, Bumble or even POF were dangerous. It seems like predatory men flock to this app. I went on a date with a man who didn't look anything like his pictures and then proceeded to stalk me for months afterwards, and this wasn't an isolated incident using Hinge as it happened again before I finally deleted the app (yes, Hinge was notified on both occasions and I never received a follow up) If we're talking about technicalities, the radius is a circle and not linear. Meaning if you live near the border of a country you are going to have to sift through people who aren't in the same country as you but within the same radius. I've never written a review for anything but if at least one lady sees this and chooses another dating app then the hassle of using this awful app was worth it. Stay safe out there ladies and choose any dating app BUT Hinge.

- Religion options

Would it be possible to add a Sikh option under religion? Otherwise great app

- Positive atmosphere

I really enjoy using this app. Feels really different compared to the other dating apps

- Roses aren't red

I loved this app -it was my favourite- until they started hiding people they know I would like from me and only showing them among my "Standouts", which I can't contact more than once a week unless I pay for roses. They claim the cost of 4$/rose encourages scarcity and reflects deep intention to the receiver, but those 4$ cost way more to a struggling lower class person than they do to a rich upper class person. Isn't one point of internet dating to make people accessible to each other no matter the socioeconomic status? I would rather watch an ad after each person I come across than to have to date only from the part of the Hinge population that is less attractive to me.

- Just looking for a profit

Now that they’ve updated this app you can message certain users only if you buy a “rose” without those users knowing they’re being used to make this app money.I wonder if that’s legal hmmm

- It’s okay

Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad but that’s all dating apps. I feel like they should add a new reason for why you unmatched and it would be ‘asked to meet up during a pandemic’

- Randomly banned

I had the app for less than 12 hours, and my account was permanently banned. I had two matches and spoken to one guy who I knew personally. There was nothing inappropriate said or done. All rules were followed and respected, yet they, without warning or explanation, banned my account.

- Needs some review

Still hasn’t been reviewed that they use American Indian instead of First Nations, or Indigenous.

- where the hell are my likes!

this version has bugs or i’ve been flagged cos i’m getting no likes whatsoever. Unheard of! I love the app when it’s working.

- oh i deleted it alright...

...because i got banned for no reason. and they won't tell you why/how you violated any terms or policies. what a poor excuse for a platform. if i could give it zero stars i would.

- Banned with no explanation and other issues

Recently I was banned from hinge for having apparently violated the terms of service. Now the part that’s weird is that I know for a fact I did nothing wrong. The pictures I used were all appropriate and mine, the comments in my profile were also I guess what you could call normal (re: travel, experiences, etc). I also know for a fact that non of my conversations were rude/offensive. I would always see where the conversation was going and would never assume something based off her profile. When I would talk with someone I’d always “get a feel” for what we were chatting about. For instance if it was roast for roast” or something similar. Hinge shouldn’t just ban people outright for perhaps making mistakes on the app, especially if that person is unaware of said mistake. Id highly recommend avoiding this app until such a time that the above mentioned feature is included. Otherwise how’s can people who are actually looking for relationship do that let alone improve themselves if issues arise. Furthermore Hinge needs to do a better job of having a working customer service. From what I’ve gathered it is a “one and done” approach whereby nothing is explained and email responses are cut and paste. This is frustrating especially when trying to explain the other side of a supposed argument/ban. On a side note, my original subscription was $26.49 but then when a friend created his account his subscription was $52.99 for the exact same service. What’s going on here?

- Glitchy app

It has glitches and some conversations got un matched randomly. Some might’ve been genuinely unmatched but seeing how some disappeared yet came back the next day made me doubt the whole app. I asked some of my matches if they unmatched me and they said no but the conversation disappeared on their side too. The whole dropping/unmatching someone mid conversation is an incredibly depressing and painful feeling. There should be a nicer way to end things. So if the algorithm is also messing things up then it makes this app untrustworthy.

- Scam...

It was a fine app, but somehow I got banned and there’s no appeal system. I did NOTHING offensive and even the one girl I’ve gone on a date with I’m still in contact with. And yes I even bought a subscription. Just use this app free you’ll get banned with no word, not worth your hard earned $ ima just sign up free again and try to clap some quarantine cheeks... f$&@ you hinge

- Take your time

Good profile requirements, and it requires you and your peers to put in some effort. A low amount of likes per day is good, forcing you to be considerate. A slower dating app for people taking their time to find someone

- Messages do not appear

I get notifications of messages but they don’t appear in my chat thread.

- Designed to be deleted

Exactly because it’s weird, stupid and lame. Worst dating app.

- No customer service and got banned!

Got banned for no reason and have zero customer service. This app is inadequate and poorly designed !

- Bans for no reason, no warning, no appeals and after that, no refunds on prepaid services!

I downloaded the app and was enjoying it, I probably hadn’t messaged someone in a 2-3 weeks on the app and I find out that I was banned today. I bought the 6-month premium service. No refund through the Apple store. So basically they do whatever they want with no explanation (they don’t have to use names or scenarios they could just explain the term of service broken or could have provided some type of warning about what/why?) and then to finish all off they will keep your money. It’s a shame cause it’s a good app. Just has poor customer policies and a lazy approach to managing potential unwanted users.

- Blocked for no reason

What a joke. Blocked my number for no reason twice. I want my money back. Won’t give it to me. What a joke. Don’t download this app.

- Excellent dating app

Lin this app you actually get matches

- Better then tinder that’s for sure

Better then tinder :)

- Yet another poor app

It’s funny reading these reviews and noticing which are legitimate reviews and which are fake reviews. Considering the fake ones are all cookie cutter copy/paste style reviews. I don’t understand how an app expects people to pay for it when it offers so little appeal. Sure it’s the app designed to delete - because after 5 likes (if that) you cant like anymore. Also I notice how the first 5 likes you get are all really attractive people with little actual info about them. And then after it’s regular looking people that have fully detailed profiles. Also been reading that you have to pay to see matches? If that’s the case this app is getting deleted. I dunno what’s worse? An app where you have to wait for women to message first or this... Extremely disappointed with these dating apps that just wanna juice you for money only to have fake profiles. No thanks. If I don’t pay for porn why would I pay for a date?

- Banned

I was a paying customer , I was banned and never told for what. There’s no way to contact them only sign in with a phone number. Waste of time . Do not recomendado this app.

- Deleted account for no apparent reason

My account was randomly banned and there appears to be no way to get it back, I enjoyed it up untill then :/

- So much better than any dating app

I honestly can’t get over how good this app is

- Quality over quantity

More quality than other dating apps and engaging then just an addicting swiping screen.

- Junk app

Got logged out can’t log back in. Sent emails and no replies back.

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The applications Hinge: Dating & Relationships was published in the category Lifestyle on 2013-02-06 and was developed by Hinge, Inc. [Developer ID: 595287175]. This application file size is 74.12 MB. Hinge: Dating & Relationships - Lifestyle app posted on 2021-12-17 current version is 8.25.0 and works well on IOS 12.1 and high versions. Google Play ID: co.hinge.mobile.ios