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Hinge - Dating & Relationships

Hinge, Inc.

The Dating App Designed to be Deleted

4.2 Ratings 718K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm swiping left and right for over 3 hours each day but never going on actual dates. I love that Hinge has unique profile questions and icebreakers to get the conversation started so I can get to the dating stage faster.
    img by Mary jane
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    A relationship-oriented resource that's designed to encourage users to select matches based on personality traits as opposed to photos. Users can filter potential matches based on political views, religion, education, family plans, and 10 other criteria.
    img by ukah
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When you try online dating, you quickly realize that way too many people just want a hookup. If you're looking for something more meaningful, this LGBTQ haven lets you focus on finding your soul mate. The 15 minutes required to create your profile are likely to be worth it.
    img by Heather
    1 year ago
  • img Community

    Pretty good love it Good ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ May 26, 2021

    By Aaliyah Wilson
    ❤️❤️.
  • img Expert Best Dating Apps of 2022

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  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Morgan Buckingham
    The app is a bit glitchy but the main issue is that even if u pay their monthly (or 3 month chunk, ect) they have two sections still. One is discover and you can easily like from there and if u pay for it have as many likes as you want. The other is standouts and you can't like and you have to give roses, which cost money on top of what ur paying. You only get one rose a week free and the rest you have to pay for. It seems like they cherry pick your best matches and make u pay extra to match
  • Extremely happy, the best choice for singles Oct 19, 2021

    By Lanham man
    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.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By C Sarge
    UPDATE: Changed to 4 stars. They fixed issue. I'll give 5 stars if battery consumption is reduced. This app is a hog. Original: I'll change it to 4 stars after Hinge addresses my issue. There is one profile that continues to show repeatedly no matter what I do to get rid of it. I see no other profiles. The server connection is poor too over my well performing wifi connection. App is performing poorly. It also eats a lot of battery power. A LOT.
  • Pretty sure I met The One on here May 27, 2019

    By trembli0s
    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.
  • Le Sigh, Whatever Y’all Doing...It’s Workin’ Dec 16, 2020

    By Ashnai
    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.
  • img Expert Best Dating Apps of 2022

    Best Dating Apps of 2022

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  • img Community

    Pretty good love it Good ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ May 26, 2021

    By Aaliyah Wilson
    ❤️❤️.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Morgan Buckingham
    The app is a bit glitchy but the main issue is that even if u pay their monthly (or 3 month chunk, ect) they have two sections still. One is discover and you can easily like from there and if u pay for it have as many likes as you want. The other is standouts and you can't like and you have to give roses, which cost money on top of what ur paying. You only get one rose a week free and the rest you have to pay for. It seems like they cherry pick your best matches and make u pay extra to match
  • Extremely happy, the best choice for singles Oct 19, 2021

    By Lanham man
    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.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By C Sarge
    UPDATE: Changed to 4 stars. They fixed issue. I'll give 5 stars if battery consumption is reduced. This app is a hog. Original: I'll change it to 4 stars after Hinge addresses my issue. There is one profile that continues to show repeatedly no matter what I do to get rid of it. I see no other profiles. The server connection is poor too over my well performing wifi connection. App is performing poorly. It also eats a lot of battery power. A LOT.
  • Pretty sure I met The One on here May 27, 2019

    By trembli0s
    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.
  • Le Sigh, Whatever Y’all Doing...It’s Workin’ Dec 16, 2020

    By Ashnai
    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.
  • Surprisingly amazing Oct 28, 2021

    By 83l1383r
    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?”
  • Great foundation, needs work Mar 15, 2019

    By NinjaSlayer88
    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.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Ian Kaleta
    Fairly buggy and some features feel inconsistent, even paided features. Ethnicity filter doesn't work. The Go Back button sometimes goes back to the wrong profile and you've completely missed your opportunity. Videos on profiles are frequently squished or aren't the correct aspect ratio. Profile queues often take a long time to load, often leading to timeouts with an error message. I like the approach this app has and it's UX but it needs more polish.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Aaron Marsh
    Generally good experience, but the new prompts are annoying, as they have been pushed to the top of *every* user's suggested prompts, regardless of sexuality, with no option to hide them. Sorry Hinge, but I really don't care about how to "scare the straights" or "reject monogamy" when I'm looking for a straight, monogamous relationship. I understand them being there, it may even be a good thing, I understand turning them on by default, but not having any kind of opt out is just silly.
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Jeff Lyons
    Recently took some features away and placed them back behind the paywall. You can no longer filter your matches by things that actually effect compatibility, like smoking or the desire to have children, however, it is still free to filter people out because of their race. The app discovers your preferences and then places the best matches in a section that you have to pay to match with. You will never see the people you are most compatible with unless you pay for it.
  • Dec 23, 2021

    By Tej Williams
    Giving 2 stars because this app is actually pretty awesome. I love the way the profiles are set up, the prompts. Very different than other apps, and they actually match you pretty well. The issue is that it is designed to FORCE you to pay to interact with people you actually like because they don't even give you a choice. You can only send roses to your standouts but can't message or like them without roses. You get ONE a week. So that makes it suck. It's like they're intentionally teasing you.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By M Mishka
    I have the same complaint a lot of people have. Before I could change my preferences which was extremely helpful. I do not want children and before I was able to find potential matches who also do not want children. I don't even feel like trying anymore bc almost every guy I'm being shown wants children. I feel like for something that important it's stupid to not let it be free. Wanting or not wanting children is a massive dealbreaker for most people
  • I used to be very impressed with this app May 3, 2021

    By JayceNat
    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.
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Shane Waldrop
    Very weird system. Can't just send a message, it has to be paired with a "like" and you only get a few of those a day. It has a separate page full of recommendations of people you would *actually* be compatible with, but to message them it must be paired with a rose, and you get like one a week without paying. Oh, and these recommendations are recycled every 14 hours or so and there's no search function, so if you don't have a rose to send- there goes a potentially great match.
  • 2021!!Review! before you PAY! know this! Apr 2, 2021

    By _tavius_
    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.....
  • Jan 10, 2022

    By Tyler Rankin
    I use to really love this app but I've been very frustrated with the bugs lately! I can't load up my chats so the only thing I see is a push notification. Now I'm not sure whether or not my matches get my messages. I tried finding formal customer service options on their website to report bugs but none seem to be present. I'm happy to bump up this review if these issues are addressed. Edit: still there like 7 months later.
  • Dec 27, 2021

    By Patrick Zielinski
    There are persistent problems and glitches involved with matching, messaging and opening the app. I'm shocked that such a large dating app is making updates without fixing any of these issues. They are glad to accept payment (since they are a pay for play app) but don't fix their glitches for paying users either. This whole app is PlentyofFish in 2008, except they lack the self-awareness and follow through towards glitches
  • Against different relationship types Nov 22, 2020

    By McCubbins18
    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.
  • img Community
    Sometimes I feel like I'm swiping left and right for over 3 hours each day but never going on actual dates. I love that Hinge has unique profile questions and icebreakers to get the conversation started so I can get to the dating stage faster.
    img by Mary jane
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    A relationship-oriented resource that's designed to encourage users to select matches based on personality traits as opposed to photos. Users can filter potential matches based on political views, religion, education, family plans, and 10 other criteria.
    img by ukah
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When you try online dating, you quickly realize that way too many people just want a hookup. If you're looking for something more meaningful, this LGBTQ haven lets you focus on finding your soul mate. The 15 minutes required to create your profile are likely to be worth it.
    img by Heather
    1 year ago
  • img Community

    Pretty good love it Good ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ May 26, 2021

    By Aaliyah Wilson
    ❤️❤️.
  • img Expert Best Dating Apps of 2022

    Best Dating Apps of 2022

    We tested the most popular apps for dating to see which ones had the most user-friendly and fun experience while giving you the best shot at finding love during Covid-19. Here's what we found: 

  • Extremely happy, the best choice for singles Oct 19, 2021

    By Lanham man
    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.
  • Pretty sure I met The One on here May 27, 2019

    By trembli0s
    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.
  • Le Sigh, Whatever Y’all Doing...It’s Workin’ Dec 16, 2020

    By Ashnai
    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.
  • Surprisingly amazing Oct 28, 2021

    By 83l1383r
    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?”
  • Great app! Just be patient with matches. It will happen eventually. Jun 4, 2018

    By fibonacci7
    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.
  • Least Terrible Dating App for Women Oct 25, 2021

    By Noelle The Reader
    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.
  • Met my match Oct 22, 2019

    By KrazyLowgun
    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. ❤️
  • If you are truly looking for a genuine connection...download this app. Apr 26, 2020

    By Marzipan St. James
    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. ❤️
  • Easily the best dating app Apr 20, 2020

    By blue hawk
    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.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By C Sarge
    UPDATE: Changed to 4 stars. They fixed issue. I'll give 5 stars if battery consumption is reduced. This app is a hog. Original: I'll change it to 4 stars after Hinge addresses my issue. There is one profile that continues to show repeatedly no matter what I do to get rid of it. I see no other profiles. The server connection is poor too over my well performing wifi connection. App is performing poorly. It also eats a lot of battery power. A LOT.
  • Dec 21, 2021

    By Chris Hunt
    Interface has bugs. I don't get match or message notifications for some reason... but the idea behind the app is great. This worked for me after only a few weeks. Was using other apps for months before. It forces you to like something ABOUT someones profile, and the comment you leave let's you show something about yourself. You can't just swipe. This gives you a chance to actually stand out with your comment, and not just be another like, and to sort through your matches intelligently.
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    Pretty good love it Good ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ May 26, 2021

    By Aaliyah Wilson
    ❤️❤️.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Morgan Buckingham
    The app is a bit glitchy but the main issue is that even if u pay their monthly (or 3 month chunk, ect) they have two sections still. One is discover and you can easily like from there and if u pay for it have as many likes as you want. The other is standouts and you can't like and you have to give roses, which cost money on top of what ur paying. You only get one rose a week free and the rest you have to pay for. It seems like they cherry pick your best matches and make u pay extra to match
  • Great foundation, needs work Mar 15, 2019

    By NinjaSlayer88
    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.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Ian Kaleta
    Fairly buggy and some features feel inconsistent, even paided features. Ethnicity filter doesn't work. The Go Back button sometimes goes back to the wrong profile and you've completely missed your opportunity. Videos on profiles are frequently squished or aren't the correct aspect ratio. Profile queues often take a long time to load, often leading to timeouts with an error message. I like the approach this app has and it's UX but it needs more polish.
  • Great & Effective Service Oct 15, 2020

    By PJC Denver
    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.
  • Decent, but puts you “in a box” Sep 25, 2020

    By andygandyband
    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!
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Aaron Marsh
    Generally good experience, but the new prompts are annoying, as they have been pushed to the top of *every* user's suggested prompts, regardless of sexuality, with no option to hide them. Sorry Hinge, but I really don't care about how to "scare the straights" or "reject monogamy" when I'm looking for a straight, monogamous relationship. I understand them being there, it may even be a good thing, I understand turning them on by default, but not having any kind of opt out is just silly.
  • Dec 23, 2021

    By Tej Williams
    Giving 2 stars because this app is actually pretty awesome. I love the way the profiles are set up, the prompts. Very different than other apps, and they actually match you pretty well. The issue is that it is designed to FORCE you to pay to interact with people you actually like because they don't even give you a choice. You can only send roses to your standouts but can't message or like them without roses. You get ONE a week. So that makes it suck. It's like they're intentionally teasing you.
  • I used to be very impressed with this app May 3, 2021

    By JayceNat
    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.
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Shane Waldrop
    Very weird system. Can't just send a message, it has to be paired with a "like" and you only get a few of those a day. It has a separate page full of recommendations of people you would *actually* be compatible with, but to message them it must be paired with a rose, and you get like one a week without paying. Oh, and these recommendations are recycled every 14 hours or so and there's no search function, so if you don't have a rose to send- there goes a potentially great match.
  • 2021!!Review! before you PAY! know this! Apr 2, 2021

    By _tavius_
    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.....
  • Jan 10, 2022

    By Tyler Rankin
    I use to really love this app but I've been very frustrated with the bugs lately! I can't load up my chats so the only thing I see is a push notification. Now I'm not sure whether or not my matches get my messages. I tried finding formal customer service options on their website to report bugs but none seem to be present. I'm happy to bump up this review if these issues are addressed. Edit: still there like 7 months later.
  • Dec 27, 2021

    By Patrick Zielinski
    There are persistent problems and glitches involved with matching, messaging and opening the app. I'm shocked that such a large dating app is making updates without fixing any of these issues. They are glad to accept payment (since they are a pay for play app) but don't fix their glitches for paying users either. This whole app is PlentyofFish in 2008, except they lack the self-awareness and follow through towards glitches
  • There’s no user support. Oct 29, 2021

    By BleedingEarHoles
    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.
  • New Standouts feature is bad business Feb 11, 2021

    By LA hopeful
    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.
  • The algorithm needs some adjusting Jan 27, 2021

    By Chuy Gomez
    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.
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Jeff Lyons
    Recently took some features away and placed them back behind the paywall. You can no longer filter your matches by things that actually effect compatibility, like smoking or the desire to have children, however, it is still free to filter people out because of their race. The app discovers your preferences and then places the best matches in a section that you have to pay to match with. You will never see the people you are most compatible with unless you pay for it.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By M Mishka
    I have the same complaint a lot of people have. Before I could change my preferences which was extremely helpful. I do not want children and before I was able to find potential matches who also do not want children. I don't even feel like trying anymore bc almost every guy I'm being shown wants children. I feel like for something that important it's stupid to not let it be free. Wanting or not wanting children is a massive dealbreaker for most people
  • Against different relationship types Nov 22, 2020

    By McCubbins18
    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.
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Jon Gab
    Great app, terrible support My account was "banned" for no reason, I didn't break any of the terms of service. But whatever, mistakes happen it's not a huge deal. So I contested it and emailed support and got an email saying it was under review and I'd hear back. Well the issue is it says if you email again about the banning they automatically don't review it. What?? So now it's been over a month and no word back and I'm just SOL apparently. Thanks Hinge team for the help.
  • Dec 21, 2021

    By Maximus Z
    This app sucks. Don't waste your time or money on it. Only able to send about 10 likes a day/every couple of days, get only one ROSE a week, and to do anything else, you have to pay. Have to pay to just to set any preferences other than the basic ones. To like any of the "standouts" you have to send a rose. 3 matches in over 2 months. And most of the girls on here are either fake profiles, or are looking for money. Designed to be deleted, yeah because it's garbage.
  • Algorithm is horrible and offensive Jan 2, 2022

    By polkadotburrito
    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.
  • Jan 13, 2022

    By Denise Bowen
    I'm having a terrible time with this app. I've set up my preferences, and the app aligns me with options that I'm uninterested in. The app limits you because of its constant paywall. Unfortunately, you don't know if the profiles are fake. The app should have more appealing standouts and an option to send out 2 roses. Sadly, the app doesn't alert you to all the messages you have received from a prospect. I will give the app one more shot until next week Monday and then delete it.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Jeff F
    Every single day around 7. I get notifications for messages but when I open the app it NEVER updates and I cant respond to messages until it actually updates which isnt until the next day. I've tried everything uninstall/reinstall. Powered off/on phone. Doesn't resolve the issue. Literally everyday at 7p like clockwork. Can't respond to messages. *As of 1/10/22 this is STILL an issue*
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Aaron Haase
    This app is terrible. There are 95% plus sized women and trans women that show up. The only average girls show up are on your 'standouts' and you can only send them a like once a week. I sent a like to the same woman 3 times within 10 minutes cause she kept coming up on my profile. I doubt the likes ever went through at all. Got absolutely not a single match on here. Terrible algorithm. Terrible app machanics.
  • Jan 10, 2022

    By M B
    I don't understand why even basic things are stuck behind a paywall?! I also don't understand why you only can have 3 writing prompts. Why can't you have as many writing prompts as you want? Wouldn't it be best to have as much information as possible in your profile? It also will not allow you to remove or edit photos. You can't even do anything on the app unless you have 6 photos! This is asinine! Deleting and going to a different app

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