Hiphop/reggae moslty - Solid Dating App
This app is a solid dating app. The quality of individuals here seem to be above the standards of other apps. Also, you don’t spend all your time swiping as you are limited to a certain number of likes per day without a subscription. I believe this encourages users to choose wisely who they’d like to match with. What I love the most about this app is that you cannot message someone unless they’ve also liked you or accepted your match request. This prevents harassment. I also like that there is no read receipt so there is no stress to answer right away. However, I have seen some people who don’t care to share any info about themselves in the prompts which I guess cannot be avoided smh. Also, there are people who get on here who don’t respond or maybe respond once or twice a week. The app seems to put number one prospects in the starred area where users require to give a rose rather than a like. One rose is received every Sunday so you’ll need to pay if you want to match with your top prospects. Every once in a while I’ll see a top prospect in the regular feed. Overall, I would recommend this app for those looking to date professional adults.
Lanham man - Extremely happy, the best choice for singles
Unlike tinder and bumble, Hinge gives you the opportunity to actually bring forth more of your personality as he can comment on a persons profile. The more information on your profile or another persons profile increases the chances of you liking something other than just their looks. I found that this has led to much more engaging and relatable matches with others, not only that but leading those comments on their profile has led to easier conversations as it is a total ice breaker. The conversation starts with the comment that you made after you match and you can build off of what you sent. I found this has led to more genuine conversations and has been a overall amazing experience.
I’ve had tinder and bumble for several years now, and I found the whole experience to be very difficult with few matches and disinterested people; even when I use the paid subscriptions little changed. After a few days of downloading this app I saw a completely different results for the reasons I mentioned above. There’s so many features that allow a person to be able to follow up on people who like them without the use of a paid subscription. I’ve been able to match with several people and I am very interested to meet one of them. Overall I’ve been absolutely thankful for discovering this app.
Thank you Hinge, and best of luck to the rest of you.
Trembli0s - 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.
Ashnai - 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.
83l1383r - Surprisingly amazing
I never expected to meet someone on a dating app and think, “I think I just met my husband,” but here I am. I had tried Tinder but the people on there…weren’t looking for the same things as I. I wondered if all dating apps were like this, and wanted to check for myself. I remembered seeing some funny commercials for Hinge and decided to check it out. The atmosphere was completely different, immediately. It felt warm and inviting, and I loved that your profile was more than just pictures. The prompts are amazing conversation starters that eased me into chats that were more in-depth and skipped the awkward small talk. I matched with my current boyfriend on my first or second day on the app. I went into Hinge with no expectations; I was simply curious to compare it with Tinder. I matched with people, had conversations, went on a couple first dates. I loved the experience, and everyone I talked to seemed to be looking for a serious relationship like I was. I knew my boyfriend was the one before we even met in person. Because there was no awkward introduction stage, we got to know each other quickly and we clicked instantly. A few months later I’m sitting on my couch and writing this review, wondering, “How in the world was my boyfriend single and how was I lucky enough to find him?”
NinjaSlayer88 - 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.
_tavius_ - 2021!!Review! before you PAY! know this!
So here’s my experience with this app, as far as how its set up to engage easy start up conversation with someone its pretty useful, I noticed that even though I could control the settings after I payed it still really wasn’t working good, I’d control the age distance height and all the other features that would become available once you paid (BUT!) even then it was still showing me people that were way to far away and the ages that I’d choose were way off as well. ANOTHER!!! Thing I Noticed!! It would only show me profiles that weren’t very popular even though you get Unlimited Likes after paying. For the profiles that are recommended for you as in the ones you’ll mainly like FOR THOSE!!! You can only send what they call ( Roses ) and you only get one every Sunday or you pay extra money to like those profiles that’s the only way to like those profiles you gotta pay more even though you already paid for the one month membership or six months. For the most part every now and then but VERY RARE! it would show me a popular profile that they would usually be like 1-3 hours away from my location, AND!! the last thing you gotta remember before you pay it’s a gamble because this app just like many other apps it really just depends how many people around your area actually have and use this app, if not many people have this app around your area it’s pretty much useless.....
JayceNat - I used to be very impressed with this app
Hinge has often been the dating app I most recommend to people looking to try online dating because it’s a more wholesome matching experience and it allows for a better profile/representation of yourself (which I’ve always liked about this app). However, lately there have been a few changes that have really shot the approachability of this app in my opinion. The increased pricing for membership, the removal of free “Most Compatible” in exchange for the introduction of the “Standouts” feature where you pay an absurdly high price for roses (which is the only way to match with the people grouped into this area of the app) is a big let down. There’s also a bug with roughly 20% of profiles I come across in the standard Discovery section where pictures simply do not load in their frames (even after quitting the app and reloading). I’ve received 2 total likes and 0 replies in the past month (which is drastically fewer than I’ve ever seen in the past with the app) which makes me wonder if I may have similarly bugged images on my profile, and it’s also a shame because that would mean the $4 roses I’ve paid for and sent were basically burners. With the new direction it seems the app wants to go to make more revenue (which I do understand, everyone wants to make more money) I haven’t felt like the choices made for new features have produced a better app for the single person using it.
Fibonacci7 - 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.
PJC Denver - 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.
McCubbins18 - 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.
Noelle The Reader - Least Terrible Dating App for Women
As a mid twenties woman without a ton of dating experience, but desiring a long term relationship, most dating apps I tried were about as enjoyable as dumpster diving. I’m sure there were treasures in there, but I was drowning in trash. Hinge was much less of a slog — not one dck pic, not one request for nudes, no horribly awkward intros, just decent people to talk to. I think having more detailed bios helped, it gave the conversation a better jumping off point. I enjoyed reading through them all and loved to comment first when we had something in common.
After a good number of conversations and a handful of dates, I found a guy who fits me perfectly and we’ve been going exclusive for 2 months. No guarantees for the future but I’m hopeful; you should give this app a try if you’re on the fence.
I didn’t put any money into the app, just used the free interface. I found it less overwhelming, to have fewer likes to give a day. Still had tons of matches and had trouble keeping up with them all, but I think that’s just how it is for women on any dating app. The only negative is that their recommended bios were just ridiculous, as far from what I wanted as possible, but I found plenty of men to talk to just exploring instead.
KrazyLowgun - 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. ❤️
Polkadotburrito - 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 Hinges’ algorithms, only unattractive and creepy people see me so that’s the only likes I get and I see a 10th of what the city has to offer. 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” as well and always end up chatting 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.
Andygandyband - 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!
Manny EE - Real Users, Better interactions than other popular apps
I’ve had better interactions and dates through this app, it has some prompts and voice notes that can be put in the profile that allow you or the other person to find something that easily breaks the ice. There’s usually a free trial offer or at least when I first used it there had been. Not as many likes as other apps so if you match with someone, they have chosen you more carefully than other apps that allow you to like every single person you pass through. You can put distance settings for free and reverse a pass. If you run out of people it gives you an option to see the people you passed again or you can put the distance setting further. The bulk of the things you need to find matches and talk with people is free. Again, only thing that appears like a downside is there are less likes but I do think it actually helps people choose more carefully what they are looking for, and take the choices more seriously. This is compared to other apps where you are judged and unmatched off another persons quirks.
I’m a heterosexual male just so you see what demographic I fit into and am giving a perspective on.
Natasha_Kimberly - Best Dating App
The first thing I loved about Hinge is that you can really be yourself and express that without going into a full length about me bio. Yeah, you still swipe just like any other app but when you like something about someone’s app it shows them what you liked. I truly was giving up on dating apps and hinge was the last one I tried. Funny thing, I came across this guys profile and I really liked him. The little things he put on his profile made me laugh and I wanted to know him better plus he is extremely good looking, I didn’t swipe cause I just assumed this guy would ignore me like most. Two days later I had a message from him! Yes, the same guy I was really interested in! I couldn’t believe it, I made a funny reply to something on his profile and I remember him saying that that was the best response anyone could have ever given and from there on we started talking nonstop, fast forward three months later and we are dating and very, very happy. I can’t believe I found him on a dating app and where we are now, if you told me that this would happen I wouldn’t believe you. But hey Hinge just proofed that this dating app is awesome and works. I definitely recommend giving Hinge a try!
BleedingEarHoles - There’s no user support.
I had a hinge, and initially it was pretty cool. You have to put in a little more effort on details about yourself than on Tinder and Bumble. But I did have better chit chats with people on hinge. The people on it seemed nicer and more willing to say hi. Hinge has a catch phrase, “Designed to be deleted”. After a week or two I decided to take a break, so deleted my account. Then maybe a month later I re-downloaded the hinge app and tried to make an account. After entering my email / cell # stuff I got a pop-up that I had been banned. Then I went and read the hinge rules section and wrote an appeal. They only let you appeal once. After a handful of days I hadn’t heard back from the mods, and tried to start an account again. Still banned. On my original account my pics were all had my face and were as tame as it gets… the standard smile pics, a couple hiking view ones, a surfing one, etc. And everything written on my profile had been kind and appropriate. And any chat I had was kind. I’d like to use the app again, I liked it, but am banned without explanation. Googling it, there are a lot of people that have had it happen too. That’s why I left two stars on the rating. Anyway, Tinder & Bumble always keep working well. Also on both of those if I’ve noticed a bug or had a question, the tech & mods have always replied and been helpful.
LA hopeful - 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.
Chuy Gomez - 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.
Marzipan St. James - 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. ❤️
Blue hawk - 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.
Nngjd - 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.
JuLi3xOxO - 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.
84018481 - Another dating app, another failure
I went into this app with high hopes. With a slogan like, “The dating app that’s meant to be deleted” gets your hopes pretty high. This dating app doesn’t do anything different than any other dating app. If you’re a guy, you get 0-2 matches per week and you should buy a lottery ticket if you actually get a response too. (I would assume it’s because girls get over a dozen matches everyday so they don’t respond to every message). The only good thing I can say about this app is the fact that they don’t charge for the back swipe. Some other important notes: seems like you only get like 7 likes a day. Which is frustrating. You comment on someone’s photo, and then they respond with the generic “X wants you to start the chat.” After ALREADY starting the chat. That gets super annoying they should get rid of that feature. You get one rose or “super like” every week and it doesn’t make a difference. I’ve had the app for about a week and have yet to get a like. (I’ve gotten matches but I’ve never received a like before I got to match with them) so I can’t tell you the process of how that goes. Hinge should definitely have an option of, “what I’m looking for on here”. All in all, Hinge does very little to change the formula (especially if you’re a guy) and it’s pretty sad. An app that advertises “meant to be deleting” it’s very disappointing.
JI12341 - Depressing....
I use to like this app and I don’t know what happened with it. After trying several times, I won’t be coming back.
I barely got any likes. I would get maybe 2 or 3 likes in a month and the guys that like or I like, never respond. The guys I also got were way out of my preferences or don’t what so ever fit the basic things I’m looking for in a man. I mean, it could be because I’m a black woman in a predominantly white state and as many of us black women know, we are not seen as beautiful compare to other races.
Anyway, it’s also sad how they use other attractive men as pawns to make more money of off on top of what you are already paying for. The men being used I’m sure have no idea that their profiles are being used by this app to make more money ($3.99 for each person you like that they put on display as most attractive). So ladies, if they are doing this with men, that means they are doing that with you or us as well. They are benefiting from us while we get nothing in return. I also hate how they limit you to 5 or 10 likes than you have to wait till the following day or whatever. What’s the point of me paying if I’m only going to be limited to a certain amount of people I can talk too or like. Makes no sense. So yeah, the app has simply become a big joke. Don’t waste your money or time on it.
So if I could give it a zero I would.
Aspen lemons - Roses are awful!
I used to LOVE Hinge. The premise, quality of matches due to the algorithm are great, and they created an engaging platform that attracts the right kind of people for real dating. And then roses hit the scene. I thought the algorithm stopped functioning, because my H discover page tanked in terms of people that align with me. But I discovered that it did not, they just shifted all my top fits to the standout tab. And you have to pay for roses to match with those guys. Which is totally fine, but don’t make them exclusive to that page and not in the mix on discover. And this is BECAUSE roses are apparently a huge turnoff. I have a 1% return on sending roses rather than hearts. And pretty much the opposite on hearts. I have ZERO problem with the monetization structure and paying to have the best guys for me filtered into one convenient place. But for the love of god let me just send them regular hearts or be able to come across them in discover. I think roses come across as too eager and advertise that you pay to date, inferring you’re some Cretan that needs to pay. And it’s definitely not the case. I personally am just on there because I appreciate the algorithm aligning me with guys I’m incredibly discerning about since I’m serious about finding a match. Oh Hinge please help 😫
E Nation - Don’t take it for granted.
I honestly feel I met the love of my life on here. I know some people get more dates than others and for me, I met more women than I should of maybe 4 or 5… at some point it just became a game for me to find love. I simply recommend you take a break from the apps and try to remember what your looking for. Make sure your able and worthy to be someone they should look for, then go ahead and jump back in and take one person seriously. Unlike some other apps. You don’t just swipe. You have to actually say something, and although most people might match and ghost you I truly believe you will meet someone that will take you seriously (especially if you put some work into it and consider doing premium), but don’t forget this is a real person, not a profile. You could let the “you gota I catch em all” Pokémon game fool you into missing a great match and then you miss the whole point of what this app was made for… which is for you to get off it and the other ones on your phone. Learn from my mistakes and escape the illusion that singleness in a see of prospects can create and get serious player.
VINEREAD - 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.
Moonstargalaxy - Needs Improvement
I have been using Hinge for about three weeks now. Since I started using hinge I have received the same options since the very first day I started using the app. I paid for a premium membership; however, they don’t have many options and it’s not worth paying for. Outside of paying for the premium membership, you have to pay for the roses to like someone that is listed in your standouts section. You are supposed to get a new selection of individuals in your standout section each day. However, my standout section keeps repeating, since they don’t have enough people who meet my preferences.
If you don’t have more than 50 people to meet an individual’s preferences, you should not permit them to pay for the membership or at least provide a warning/trial period. Because you don’t have enough to offer for the standout category which the premium membership pays for.
Also if you choose to be unmatched with an individual the app does not provide an option to state that the person is lying about where they live. I live in the United States however one of my matches is currently living in Ghana and has no ties to the state that I reside in. So something more needs to be done to filter where people actually live when setting up an account on the app.
Emcee825 - Met wonderful boyfriend
Edit2: We’re married now! 🎉🎉
Edit: We’re engaged now! 🎉
I’ve used CMB, OKC, Bumble, and Tinder on and off for five years. Finally got around to Hinge and I hated it, because the interface was so different from the other apps. It felt foreign, but in a good way— it really pushed me to make actual conversation on actual things (if someone actually put some effort into their profile). I live in a pretty population dense area so finding connections was thankfully not a problem. My experience was super easy and effortless— I liked being able to see peoples’ Instagram pictures (if they had em) with their captions, because it gave me a better idea of who they were (and not JUST height, job, and hobbies. And how many countries they’ve been to. And the “this is the type of person I’m looking for so if you’re not it, buzz off”). Funny enough, I only met one guy in person from this app and he is now my boyfriend of nearly a year, going strong. So, thanks for making me slow down and making me change the way I used dating apps, Hinge. Mission accomplished, I deleted this app just two months in. *high five*
Floyd . - 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.
AAA Diamond Queen - PLEASE make this app better!
I am so annoyed with users who like photos but don’t send a message. Please make it to where users cannot send likes without sending a message or commenting. Also, profiles need to be screened, all profiles with half naked photos should be deleted. All users should answer all questions on Hinge. Please make it to where users cannot proceed to the next question or complete a profile setup without answering all questions. And please remove user accounts whose profiles are incomplete. I’m fed up with the lies and deceit, many of the men on this app are married or are involved with someone. There are people out there, including myself, who really need help finding love. But so many people on the app don’t take dating or finding a potential spouse seriously and I’M TIRED OF IT!
Please make it to where the first question on every profile asks, “What are you looking for?” so everyone can be clear on a person’s intentions. For the sake of people’s sanity who REALLY want to find love and bypass all the foolishness and immaturity, IMPROVE THIS APP. It’s supposed to be different from other dating apps. I want a better reason to delete Hinge other than me just being tired of the heartbreak. I can go on and on about my dissatisfaction with Hinge but I want to focus on what can be done to make all of our dating experiences through Hinge better.
HVTCH - 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.
Mat77722 - 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.
TeXas -H town- - 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.
SD-JR - Unrealistically Real
So I’ve never felt inclined to write a review on an app of any sort but for once I think it’s appropriate. I’ve tried dating apps before tinder, bumble etc and never made a real connection with anyone. I gave up at one point and just continued on with life (might I add) content with myself and OK with the idea of being single. I didn’t even make my hinge account one of my really good friends did and she told me I deserve to have someone be a part of my life. I was in fact mad at her for a while. I tried hinge for a little while went on a few dates thought it was a little better than my experience from other apps but wasn’t quiet there. I was never a firm believer in dating apps. I tried a little longer after that (mind you I’m 4 weeks in) and I came across the girl I will marry. She’s my best friend and the person I never get tired of. It’s scary to think she even exists she’s quiet literally my perfect person. We are a year into our relationship, live together & I couldn’t imagine my life without her. All I can say is I’m grateful this isn’t just an app but an experience. Best app I ever deleted.
MaezR - 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.
Cool g 11 - 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.
Nicc.o - 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.
Rufshittingme - 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.
Joker Loco 562 - Hookers hookers hookers
So many hookers on here. Hinge should be deleted since they don’t filter the hookers from posting ads. I’m not saying you find out after a few messages. I mean they clearly are as the pics and profiles say pay to hookup. They say they charge for a good time. How does hinge not see this. And it’s not just a couple here and there. It’s now a hooker every 5 profiles. Don’t pay for the app unless you want to also pay for hookers. This is supposed to be a dating app to find the person you can connect with. Instead there are ads for a good time. I recently canceled my membership due to the recent flood of prostitution ads on here.
I have sent multiple reports to hinge over the last couple months and they have done nothing about it. It’s clearly a site for hookers and John’s. Hinge has taken no action or even responded to all my reports. Really hinge? No response? Why don’t you screen the profiles for nudity anymore. Why don’t you screen profiles that have email addresses in the profile. Why don’t you see the sex ads before making profiles live. I just reported 5 ads in the last 5 minutes. This is insane. I probably reported a couple hundred profiles in the last month and nothing had been done. Hopefully my review here and other sites about hinge make them make it better. If not then that’s on them.
MP9921 - This app has brought me “the one”
I never write reviews for apps or anything for that matter, but I had to for this. I’ve kind of used other dating apps in the past but found no luck at all. I downloaded hinge because it seemed like it would give me more of a chance to find a genuine person. I’ve never been into being with someone for a couple weeks then leaving. I always knew I wanted to find someone that I could share my life with… now that has finally happened. The moment I first saw her picture I knew I had to talk to her. Hinge made it easy to message her, all it took was a simple “howdy”. Messaging eventually led to a first date, I could not even begin to describe how beautiful she looked. We connected instantly and from then on I knew she was the one for me. I didn’t know if I’d ever find true love but I have thanks to hinge. She is the woman I know I will spend the rest of my life and I will spend the rest of my days loving her until I can’t no more. Thank you hinge for bringing me my life in the form of the most gorgeous woman, from her personality to way she loves me.
Ambernelsonis - 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.
Shwebman - The worst app I’ve used
They say this app is designed to be deleted, and they couldn’t be more right! This app is the center place for bad people, low quality profiles, and prostitution online; and serves a place for the worst of the online dating world, I don’t know how else to put it so I’ll be honest. If you consider yourself repulsive or a prostitute, welcome to Hinge this is the place for you. But knowing this, the Hinge team has made it intentionally difficult to use the app, which induces user fatigue to make sure you can’t swipe through volume because their volume is extremely low value. The app has a dark patterns based UI, and the database of people is just horrific - as if everyone who had no success on every other app just created their own - yeah this is it. This is the homeless camp of dating apps, the unhealthy people club of dating apps, the “I’ve given up trying and I’m bitter and fat” club; and they’re all home at Hinge. And because the UI is so difficult you can’t swipe left - it takes literal seconds to X someone and their X button is intentionally placed in a bad spot and takes 2-3 taps each time to get it to trigger - all intentional UI dark patterns. Because of this, you’ll end up wasting hours of your life and get nowhere. There are no quality matches on Hinge. Period. Don’t waste your time, this app is a scam.
Gilby90813 - 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
Smartart69 - 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.
Soulfulsysta - 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
Tiffanot - GET RID OF THE STANDOUT TAB
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.
Chady Awad - Have been deactivated very unfairly
I have been using Hinge for 2-3 months now and yes unlike Tinder and Match and the other dating apps that I have never used more than a few days, I really liked using Hinge because it is designed to work around your likes and dislikes and there is actual decent people on there. I have match with amazing members and have been on several dates because of Hinge. Until today I was removed/deactivated out of nowhere. Mind you I have done nothing against their policy. Adequate photos, no offensive prompts, always respectful to the members during conversations. I never even get into racial, religious or political convos or leave “like messages” that were inappropriate because I have sisters and I would not want anyone mistreating them or offending them. I am also in the healthcare industry (without mentioning what I do) I am by nature required to be empathetic and work towards helping people. I am not sure if my account was hacked and someone used my account to do something malicious but I am really upset with the Hinge customer support for deactivating like this without any explanations. I am hoping someone will reach out and fix this issue and get me back into the app because I really liked it and I was a preferred member. Until then that’s my review, I am sorry but this is unfair.
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Amy_rawr - 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.
Applepie79 - 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.
Haylavvvvvvvvbbb - 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!
SillyTourist0101 - 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.
Steineram - 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.
Tigerlillitwo - Virus restrictions have eased in Australia
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 🙏
Stacey'smum - 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👍
Jadon !@#$% - 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.
Dare117 - 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.
Dazzington Sharp - 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.
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.
Hinge isnt good - 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.
Mike5674764 - 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!
TiffanyM2036 - 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.
Xoantha - 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. 🤙🏼
I hate slomo - 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)
Dannnnn pan - 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
Emi-aus - 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
Mattsmallshot - 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.
Pkpeeks - 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
Silentmmo - 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.
Nimependa - 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.
Sashi Goonasekera - 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
BlackestSins - 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 🤞🏻
ThePinkKid - 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... 🤔
Phila_chica - 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 🙃
Hannah92Shop - 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.
Peebs81239 - 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.
James10101010393 - 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.
Tommy Taliesin - 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.
Tomki289 - 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!!
Billiexgray - 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. 😞
Dropdeaddez - 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.
Poulain - 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.
Ziggy1029 - 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
Mectojic - 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!
Freaklenut - 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 :)
Jlz-b - 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!!
Lizzy_jade22 - 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.
Isthisnicknamevalidnow - 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!
G19$! - 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.
Jazzie96 - 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.
Tadgell7777 - 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
Jggfyhf - 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.
Knick_007 - 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.
Kaitosaurus - 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.
Joelx1000 - 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.
Dolphins4Eva22 - 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
Keeksgracie - 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 😂
NCFirebolt21 - 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.
Thelifeicarry - 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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Tjennifer13 - 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!
Missmlee3 - 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.
Yougottadothework87 - The app works as well as you do
After 8 yr of online dating I finally got serious. I worked on my profile- meaningful prompts, diverse photos. I selected men who showed the same level of commitment to their profile.
I didn’t pay a cent and I still got matches from great men in my area. For the first time I felt like I was getting what I wanted - because this time I was doing the work. I had the mindset. Men who were serious were messaging me. Not just lame losers who liked that I’m a size 3 with DD. Because, oh ya, I stopped posting bikini pic and instead posted my grad photo, and shots with my dog, and on hikes without makeup. Photos that showed I’m a real relatable person.
I’m engaged now to a total hottie with a great career. We spent 2020 falling in love and having a blast despite the pandemic.
Hinge worked because I worked too.
Stop complaining that you aren’t getting matches or you match to people you don’t want - it’s not the app, it’s you.
SaphironX - 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.
Whatdahell6399692 - Designed to be deleted for sure
Because I can’t even log in. Keep getting an error regardless of which method I choose. I contacted support but they take forever to reply with obvious answers that I already explained I’ve tried. Deleting it.
Gordier1992 - 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.
Timk604 - 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.
Justme0 - 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.
Selenemelgar - Banned for no reason?
Downloaded the app a while ago for a week, then deleted, tried redownloading and turns out I’m banned? For...?
Randomgenericusername - 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.
ScorpionKingg - 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.
Amanda123456789123456789 - 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.
Saraj1748585 - DO NOT PAY FOR ANY SUBSCRIPTIONS
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!
Saraaaaaaaaaa_188 - 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.
B30riginal - 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.
Chika1010 - 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.
Turrah - 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
Happyny2020 - Met my soulmate. Deleted the app!!
Would never have met the love of my life if not for this app!!
Selfmade20 - What?!
I created an account, paid the monthly subscription pf 40$ and without doing anything i got banned for some reason 3 days later and they are not giving a refund... i asked them why and everyone is giving me a copy paste of you violated the terms that it thats all no actual reason...
GautierVlt - Hinge -> Cringe
This app should be renamed « Cringe ». It keeps showing me profiles that I’m absolutely not attracted to in the free « Discovery » tab, while showing me profiles I’m actually interested in in the paid/premium « Standout » tab, like the algorithm was built to push you to buy roses/ credits to be able to match with someone you like. If not, you can keep swiping left on the Discovery profiles for hours…
InfamousKevin - 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.
Jchank123 - 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.
JooK888 - They entice you with fake profiles
Before you finish your profile with as much information as they’d like you can’t like anyone. During this period they try to entice you with fake profiles of attractive women. As soon as you complete your profile you get the actual pool of profiles and none of these women that you saw beforehand ever show up.
Avocadopear - Loyal user disappointed
I have been a user of dating apps and dating websites for over seven years now and I wanted to give my feedback on something I have noticed recently.
The profiles that are shown to me in the Standout tab are people that I am interested in talking to and would likely get along well with. The profiles that I see on the main Hinge tab I very rarely connect with. I have also noticed that I never see the Standout profiles on the main hinge tab, even though these members are all part of the same pool of hinge users.
I am very frustrated with this because the only way I can match with multiple people that I find in Standout is by paying money for roses, and I am very disappointed in the amount being charged for them. It is highway robbery to charge somebody $4.66 for a single rose and the chance to say a few words to somebody who may not even respond.
With the number of people I have messaged on dating apps over the years, if I had been charged a fee to connect with them in the first place, I would have thousands of dollars of debt - and I haven’t even found my person yet. This fee is absolutely unacceptable. I feel taken advantage of by Hinge. I highly recommend that the cost of a rose be less than a dollar so that you aren’t excluding people of lower income brackets. This feels like a lawsuit in the making.
Of all the dating apps, I did like Hinge the best, but I am definitely rethinking that because of this particularly disappointing issue. Please be better, Hinge, and be a company that helps everybody without discrimination.
Nikmach99 - Not enough free stuff
The free version is too limited
Shadow hunter 1802 - Religion options
Would it be possible to add a Sikh option under religion? Otherwise great app
Oh hiiiii - New changes awful
Used to be very good. I guess the owners needed new cars, now everything requires cash. Can’t even edit my own profile.
Real shame. Bye.
Dhdhmtl - Roses aren't red
I loved this app -it was my favourite- until they started hiding people they know I would like from me and only showing them among my "Standouts", which I can't contact more than once a week unless I pay for roses. They claim the cost of 4$/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.
Moomoobear789 - love it
hands down one of the best dating apps out here. these men are all gorgeous PLUS so lovely and respectful, that’s a first. a couple simps on this app but i ain’t complaining. knock on wood i think i met my future hubby
Csissors - Good in wpg
Good app. Easy to use and free basically .
Pretteepeggy - 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.
Fahe - Been on this app for years now- never seen anyone attractive
Nice concept, however lacking in an user base for those with more niche preferences in dating- namely actually attractive people. I’ve been on this app for years now- at least 5 years+ and I’ve never even SEEN a single attractive straight man on it. I’m also on tinder, bumble, and at least I see and match with people on the daily who are attractive. This app just doesn’t have enough users if you’re picky.
Guy43211234 - Banned?
Can’t believe how many reviews talk about being banned for no reason. Same happened to me. Customer service is crap and no help
This is a cultish thingr - Insanely intrusive
Steals all of your Facebook data. Don’t download.
Ifhaoxb - Upgrades are a scam
Do not pay to upgrade to a preferred member. The only thing it does is let you put more preferences. You don’t get more likes and you have to pay even more for boosts or any other feature. Complete waste of money especially given they are asking for alot of money for next to nothing in terms of actual upgrades. I feel so scammed out of my money.
Dübürovalı - Motto is real
It’s like a butcher shop in this app. I’ve checked a lot if my preferences wrong or something but I was seeing girls(how they identify) over 200 pounds. Yeah they’re right. This app meant to be deleted
Someguy726395 - Alright
If you like fat chicks, this app is for you
RichHomie_rightwing - My experience.
I payed for a 3 month subscription. For the first week, plenty of matches and people. Then suddenly I barely got any matches, and quickly pretty much ran out of profiles, and the same few would be presented over and over. Suddenly, the day after my subscription expires, I start to see ALL new profiles, and new highlights, but off course I have limited profiles per day, so there is the hook again to try make me pay another subscription. I understand the need for cool payed features and profits. But I find it unethical and sickening to do so it in such a fashion.
Tsagatoris - Ignoring Preferences
Not sure why the preferences are even there if the app is just going to continuously ignore them. The biggest one being distance; I keep seeing people minimum 6 hours away.
Coolguy57 - Used to be great - now it sucks and has become another lame app
I was a long time user and member of Hinge. I have always abided by their rules of being respectful towards fellow users. Out of no where, my account was banned for no reason. When I emailed to escalate the situation- they said they cannot disclose why I was banned. This app was great but like all dating apps, it became another lame pay as you go. Plus their customer service is laughable. Stick to bumble. Yeah they charge but at-least their service is better
Stevenconn - Discriminatory app
Got banned for literally no reason and they won’t tell you why or for what reason and their appeal process is a complete waste of time and so basically if you get banned for no reason you’re also banned for life...
Shunzeko - Fix the code behind it
Bought a pack of 3 roses, I only used one. Once I got my weekly free rose, the remaining two roses of my package disappeared.
Notstokedveryunhappy - It’s pay to play
Very aggravated by the fact that the main girls I’m super excited about can only be found in the standouts. So you’d have to pay to give them a like because they will never show up in the system otherwise…
No one QA'd this field - Slowly going the way of Tinder
The new Standouts feature claims to showcase the best prompts but the naive algorithm has resulted in gating "hot" profiles behind paid microtransactions (super-likes by another name). I've seen maybe one or two Standouts in the normal deck. Knowing how Match Group has ruined other dating apps I suspect this only gets worse. Stop Elo ranking people and develop a multivariate model like the one you killed at OkCupid.
Hollywood_007 - Hinge is like a slot machine.
It keeps wanting you to insert quarters know as roses which cost $4.66 PER EACH rose. Minimum purchase is 3 or you can buy 50 for $100. Hinge keeps these “Rose” girls separate from the free “like” girls so you spend money on them with roses. So basically if you join Hinge you’re are certainly not going to find the best on the site because they hide those for premium members. Tell you want show me the best your got and let me talk to her and if I arrange a date I’ll buy the rose. But no they won’t do that because who knows how many are serious about dating. I sent a rose well within my league and got zero response. So the system pushed me to other rose girls so I can blow my money on other roses that don’t response back. Dating app have such a bad reputation where employees operate fake accounts so that people can fill the cask wallets like OK, Tinder and a host of others.
I Wish U Didn't - I got banned for no legitimate reason
And it’s funny, I matched with a girl on Tinder that got banned from Hinge for no reason as well.
Jetsfan10 - Hinge
Not enough woman on here.
Alamaric - Banned after buying?!
I purchased a 3-month subscription and was banned for no apparent reason. I can’t get refunded, and the customer support won’t state what part of the Terms and Conditions I’ve (allegedly) violated. Fun to try, not to buy.
Jaggedonetwo - Poor customer service
My account was removed for unknown reasons and after filing an appeal 3 weeks ago, there has been no progress or updates other than “we are working as fast as we can but cannot give you an eta”. The only thing I did was update a profile pic to a pg photo in a hottub. Really poor customer service when something goes wrong with your account
Nick MSAN - Fake and inactive profiles
Too many fake and inactive profiles. Worst app for dating I’ve tried. The others are much more effective.
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