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Hinge - Dating & Relationships

Hinge - Dating & Relationships

Hinge, Inc.

The Dating App Designed to be Deleted

4.2 Ratings 611K+ 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
    1 year 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
    9 months ago
  • img Community

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

    By Aaliyah Wilson
    ❤️❤️.
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  • May 25, 2021

    By Aaron Beppu
    I appreciate that hinge is designed to start conversations, for example by making likes apply to a specific part of a profile. However, some details that someone clearly spent time on seem to actively hinder usability. For example, they deliberately share only the name of one's neighborhood as location info. Fine, except they don't show the city, so when someone's location is "Downtown" or some other common area name, you may be left with no idea whether they're in your town or another city.
  • By far the best dating app out there Nov 5, 2019

    By sbenson174
    This app is one of the best dating apps out there! With most other dating apps there is a multitude of fake profiles and scammers that you match with, on hinge that’s not the case! The difference between Hinge and most other apps is that it’s built for people looking for more than just a hookup, it’s a classier dating app. Compared to other apps you get limited likes (without paying ofc) but in all honesty it’s not a bad thing. It makes you more selective and it really calms you down so you don’t isolate yourself from the people around you to matchmake on an app for hours at a time. Also if you run out of likes and you see a profile you really like you can always send the profile to yourself by sharing it, or the profiles will rotate but you might not be able to see them again for a bit. I didn’t get a hit on my profile on the first day using Hinge but the next day I got three and I’m currently talking a lot to one of them. And guys, women will hit you up on this app too, other reviews are misleading. The woman I’m talking to actually commented and liked me. Another thing about this app: it’s easy to use and it really focuses more on getting to know a person by its mixer questions on your profile. This app also looks clean and seamless, it’s by far one of the best dating apps on the App Store! Hopefully I won’t have to use it again but if I ever need to use a dating app again, Hinge is most definitely my number one choice.
  • The app works if you make it work for you May 27, 2021

    By Joshua199410925
    I have used almost every dating app there is. This app tops all others in terms of filters and details. The more you put into your profile and answers, the higher the chance you have of someone liking your profile. It does allow you to put a halt on messages so you don’t get bombarded all at once by multiple people. You can focus on a select few if you want. For those that think that meeting on an app is bad. That you won’t find love here. I’m here to say it works. It’s not for everyone. But it does work. I had to change my location a few times because I knew the place I was currently, I would not find the girl I was looking for here. She was somewhere else. We matched on May 21st,2020 and have been together for a year. It’s been a LDR, but I have never been this happy. I found my best friend. She’s the first thing I see when I wake up and last thing I see when I go to sleep. Whether it’s on FaceTime, Zoom, or in person I’m so happy to have found my love. Someone who is willing to make the sacrifices that I’d make for them. My girl was on hinge and we deleted the app and have been together ever since. We thoroughly endorse this app. Many of our friends have said for us to reach out and become “Hinge Ambassadors” and do the advertisements and stuff because they were so surprised how well we matched with each other. Hinge! Hit us up if you want to hear our story.
  • 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.
  • Best app out there, still can’t get a date Apr 27, 2020

    By Floyd .
    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.
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  • img Community

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

    By Aaliyah Wilson
    ❤️❤️.
  • May 25, 2021

    By Aaron Beppu
    I appreciate that hinge is designed to start conversations, for example by making likes apply to a specific part of a profile. However, some details that someone clearly spent time on seem to actively hinder usability. For example, they deliberately share only the name of one's neighborhood as location info. Fine, except they don't show the city, so when someone's location is "Downtown" or some other common area name, you may be left with no idea whether they're in your town or another city.
  • By far the best dating app out there Nov 5, 2019

    By sbenson174
    This app is one of the best dating apps out there! With most other dating apps there is a multitude of fake profiles and scammers that you match with, on hinge that’s not the case! The difference between Hinge and most other apps is that it’s built for people looking for more than just a hookup, it’s a classier dating app. Compared to other apps you get limited likes (without paying ofc) but in all honesty it’s not a bad thing. It makes you more selective and it really calms you down so you don’t isolate yourself from the people around you to matchmake on an app for hours at a time. Also if you run out of likes and you see a profile you really like you can always send the profile to yourself by sharing it, or the profiles will rotate but you might not be able to see them again for a bit. I didn’t get a hit on my profile on the first day using Hinge but the next day I got three and I’m currently talking a lot to one of them. And guys, women will hit you up on this app too, other reviews are misleading. The woman I’m talking to actually commented and liked me. Another thing about this app: it’s easy to use and it really focuses more on getting to know a person by its mixer questions on your profile. This app also looks clean and seamless, it’s by far one of the best dating apps on the App Store! Hopefully I won’t have to use it again but if I ever need to use a dating app again, Hinge is most definitely my number one choice.
  • The app works if you make it work for you May 27, 2021

    By Joshua199410925
    I have used almost every dating app there is. This app tops all others in terms of filters and details. The more you put into your profile and answers, the higher the chance you have of someone liking your profile. It does allow you to put a halt on messages so you don’t get bombarded all at once by multiple people. You can focus on a select few if you want. For those that think that meeting on an app is bad. That you won’t find love here. I’m here to say it works. It’s not for everyone. But it does work. I had to change my location a few times because I knew the place I was currently, I would not find the girl I was looking for here. She was somewhere else. We matched on May 21st,2020 and have been together for a year. It’s been a LDR, but I have never been this happy. I found my best friend. She’s the first thing I see when I wake up and last thing I see when I go to sleep. Whether it’s on FaceTime, Zoom, or in person I’m so happy to have found my love. Someone who is willing to make the sacrifices that I’d make for them. My girl was on hinge and we deleted the app and have been together ever since. We thoroughly endorse this app. Many of our friends have said for us to reach out and become “Hinge Ambassadors” and do the advertisements and stuff because they were so surprised how well we matched with each other. Hinge! Hit us up if you want to hear our story.
  • 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.
  • Best app out there, still can’t get a date Apr 27, 2020

    By Floyd .
    To be fair, I’m not really sure what I’d change. This is probably the best dating app on the market if you have a specific type. I was able to use the filters to find a quality pool of people I would have loved to date. The profile customization is also one of the best out there, you get a good sense of the person’s personality as well as conversation starter prompts that they customize themselves to fit what passions/interests they have. Obviously the fatal flaw here, as a guy, is the polar opposite of the common complaint that women have about this app. They get so many messages from dudes that they can’t sort through them, whereas I got maybe five responses back out of the two or three hundred messages I’ve sent out this past year, and literally not a single message ever sent my way. Either I’m ugly/off-putting, which I’m not ruling out, or this app needs to fix this imbalance somehow. What is the point of being able to curate the perfect pool of dates if no one ever responds to their messages? My luck wasn’t any better with Tinder but at least you could quantify who found you attractive and that was a nice self esteem boost.
  • Most Compatible? I Don’t Think So Aug 1, 2020

    By fuzzcat94
    Hinge is, all in all, a good app. It has far fewer bugs and glitches than Tinder. It also has a clean and clever design — removing user bios in favor of questions gives you a better insight into who might be a good match — that makes the app, unlike Tinder or Bumble, fun to use. The process of swiping on someone’s profile like in most dating apps is substituted with a unique way of matching with someone on Hinge — you either press ‘X’ to move on to the next person or send a like on something featured in the person’s profile — and it forces you to put more thought into whose profile you might pass on and whose profile you might “like”. Hinge’s biggest problem seems to be its “Most Compatible” feature. Hinge will occasionally send you the profile of someone that their algorithm believes you will be very compatible with. The “Most Compatible” feature has suggested about 8 or 9 different profiles to me, but each time this has happened, I have been very confused. The profiles of the people the algorithm suggested have always been people that don’t share my interests or aren’t the type of person I am interested in. Hinge’s tagline is “designed to be deleted” and I sincerely believe that Hinge wants that experience for its users. But if Hinge’s algorithm can’t even make a good attempt at finding someone that I might be compatible with, the app will always be installed and I will still be searching for someone I truly like.
  • Great foundation, needs work 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.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Kyle Allen
    I'm lowering my original rating by one as I have just noticed one negative aspect about this app. I received a message notification at 20:24 pm today, but upon tapping the notification, the app loaded with no new conversation message. That same message loaded while I was in the app with another notification around 5-10 minutes later; after closing and re-launching Hinge.
  • May 26, 2021

    By Kaelyn Swetala
    The app is super glitchy. Conversations are lost and they're hard or impossible to recover. I only give it two stars (rather than one) because besides the annoying glitches, the unpaid version is a better setup than the unpaid versions of other dating apps. I'm not at the point where I feel like I need to pay to find a date yet.
  • May 28, 2021

    By Jake Lemley
    On top of every other valid complaint in the reviews, they don't do anything to hide inactive profiles. I've seen friends on here that I've asked when the last time was they've been on Hinge and some have said over a year. With a free profile's restrictions, you could literally go weeks without even liking another active user. It's a waste of time with so many ghost users.
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Chris Duong
    This app doesnt take your preferences into consideration. I have set filters but their suggestions are outside of my filters. I'm not even sure why there is a "deal breaker" option if it doesnt work. Additionally, it says it is learning my preference. That is clearly not the case since i'm getting the exact opposite. Most algorithims on dating apps will start auto filtering based on your preference but it seems like Hinge's algorithim doesnt work at all. Stick to other apps.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Helen West
    This app was great last year but now glitchy. My profile disappears then reappears, my matches disappear then reappear, messages won't send or one minute they are showing and the next time I log in they aren't there. These problems are becoming more frequent and annoying. They need to be fixed soon or I'll be deleting the app for good because it's very frustrating. I've logged out due to issues & now can't see my profile,messages or matches. I've paid so now my money is being wasted #dontbother
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Sheena Watts
    This app use to be 5 star, I don't like the Roses, its too expensive, I thought about upgrading but that doesn't seem to include additional Roses. Why are so many of best matches only available via a rose. Overall I like the set up of this app as you can see who likes you & then you can choose if you want to match with them, but since Roses have been added matches are a lot fewer I've sadly now changed my rating to 1 star, you aren't take note of the comments about the roses, disappointing
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Shaktipat
    This app lies and tells you there are no more people nearby, neglecting to show you the people in Standouts. For someone making such bold claims as "Created to be deleted", this is really disappointing. Essential filters such as "smoking, mj, drugs and drinking" are hidden behind a paywall. They added vaccination status as a data field, which does not account for people who are not going to get the jab. It's not a filter yet, not even paid for. No about sections, just prompts. Not recommended.
  • 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.....
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Mike Sierra
    I think you need to ad "body type" as one of the filters, it's quite frustrating to swipe through hundreds of people that I have zero interest in at all. Also extremely infuriating to see the same person pop up over and over. This app is horrible. I see the same people over and over, boosting does absolutely nothing. Hinge should be re named to crooks. WOW LOOK AT THAT PRICE INFLATION YOU CRIMINALS LOL
  • 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.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Reed Inkski
    Truly one of the worst dating apps in a crowded market. Constant and obtrusive ads for paid service, no way to change preferences without paying, an algorithm that looks like it's designed to find people you don't like and provide you more of them. Oh, and by the way, if you accidentally make a purchase? NO REFUNDS. Thanks for making the app easy to delete I guess?
  • 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
    1 year 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
    9 months ago
  • img Community

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

    By Aaliyah Wilson
    ❤️❤️.
  • img Expert Best Dating Apps of 2021 Best apps for travel to china

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  • By far the best dating app out there Nov 5, 2019

    By sbenson174
    This app is one of the best dating apps out there! With most other dating apps there is a multitude of fake profiles and scammers that you match with, on hinge that’s not the case! The difference between Hinge and most other apps is that it’s built for people looking for more than just a hookup, it’s a classier dating app. Compared to other apps you get limited likes (without paying ofc) but in all honesty it’s not a bad thing. It makes you more selective and it really calms you down so you don’t isolate yourself from the people around you to matchmake on an app for hours at a time. Also if you run out of likes and you see a profile you really like you can always send the profile to yourself by sharing it, or the profiles will rotate but you might not be able to see them again for a bit. I didn’t get a hit on my profile on the first day using Hinge but the next day I got three and I’m currently talking a lot to one of them. And guys, women will hit you up on this app too, other reviews are misleading. The woman I’m talking to actually commented and liked me. Another thing about this app: it’s easy to use and it really focuses more on getting to know a person by its mixer questions on your profile. This app also looks clean and seamless, it’s by far one of the best dating apps on the App Store! Hopefully I won’t have to use it again but if I ever need to use a dating app again, Hinge is most definitely my number one choice.
  • The app works if you make it work for you May 27, 2021

    By Joshua199410925
    I have used almost every dating app there is. This app tops all others in terms of filters and details. The more you put into your profile and answers, the higher the chance you have of someone liking your profile. It does allow you to put a halt on messages so you don’t get bombarded all at once by multiple people. You can focus on a select few if you want. For those that think that meeting on an app is bad. That you won’t find love here. I’m here to say it works. It’s not for everyone. But it does work. I had to change my location a few times because I knew the place I was currently, I would not find the girl I was looking for here. She was somewhere else. We matched on May 21st,2020 and have been together for a year. It’s been a LDR, but I have never been this happy. I found my best friend. She’s the first thing I see when I wake up and last thing I see when I go to sleep. Whether it’s on FaceTime, Zoom, or in person I’m so happy to have found my love. Someone who is willing to make the sacrifices that I’d make for them. My girl was on hinge and we deleted the app and have been together ever since. We thoroughly endorse this app. Many of our friends have said for us to reach out and become “Hinge Ambassadors” and do the advertisements and stuff because they were so surprised how well we matched with each other. Hinge! Hit us up if you want to hear our story.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. ❤️
  • Best app out there, still can’t get a date Apr 27, 2020

    By Floyd .
    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.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Kyle Allen
    I'm lowering my original rating by one as I have just noticed one negative aspect about this app. I received a message notification at 20:24 pm today, but upon tapping the notification, the app loaded with no new conversation message. That same message loaded while I was in the app with another notification around 5-10 minutes later; after closing and re-launching Hinge.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Kelvin Payne
    So far so good, within 2 days I've already got myself a date, YAY...one thing that I do hate is the delay in receiving messages, at times it takes ages to show up, my notifications pop up on my phone, but as I open the app, it's not there, and I'm using the latest S21 5g ultra....can this be worked upon......apart from the date I have coming up, I have missed a few replies because of the lateness....
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    Pretty good love it Good ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ May 26, 2021

    By Aaliyah Wilson
    ❤️❤️.
  • May 25, 2021

    By Aaron Beppu
    I appreciate that hinge is designed to start conversations, for example by making likes apply to a specific part of a profile. However, some details that someone clearly spent time on seem to actively hinder usability. For example, they deliberately share only the name of one's neighborhood as location info. Fine, except they don't show the city, so when someone's location is "Downtown" or some other common area name, you may be left with no idea whether they're in your town or another city.
  • Most Compatible? I Don’t Think So Aug 1, 2020

    By fuzzcat94
    Hinge is, all in all, a good app. It has far fewer bugs and glitches than Tinder. It also has a clean and clever design — removing user bios in favor of questions gives you a better insight into who might be a good match — that makes the app, unlike Tinder or Bumble, fun to use. The process of swiping on someone’s profile like in most dating apps is substituted with a unique way of matching with someone on Hinge — you either press ‘X’ to move on to the next person or send a like on something featured in the person’s profile — and it forces you to put more thought into whose profile you might pass on and whose profile you might “like”. Hinge’s biggest problem seems to be its “Most Compatible” feature. Hinge will occasionally send you the profile of someone that their algorithm believes you will be very compatible with. The “Most Compatible” feature has suggested about 8 or 9 different profiles to me, but each time this has happened, I have been very confused. The profiles of the people the algorithm suggested have always been people that don’t share my interests or aren’t the type of person I am interested in. Hinge’s tagline is “designed to be deleted” and I sincerely believe that Hinge wants that experience for its users. But if Hinge’s algorithm can’t even make a good attempt at finding someone that I might be compatible with, the app will always be installed and I will still be searching for someone I truly like.
  • Great foundation, needs work 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.
  • May 24, 2021

    By Sinah Behsangar
    The idea of the app itself is pretty cool, but the messaging is way too broken. I het notified of a message only to find that there is no message there and then it turns out the message was sent and recieved but it just doesn't show on my phone. Please fix this buggy messaging.
  • 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!
  • Rose feature has got to go May 25, 2021

    By Abcd871
    I don’t think I’ve ever written a review for anything. Literally anything! I’ve been using Hinge for a couple of years now and felt like the algorithm was great and matched me with likeminded people within my realm of interest. BUT since the rose feature was added, things have really gone down hill. It’s incredibly disappointing, especially considering I’m a premium member and have also spent a decent amount of money on boosts and so on. This feature is flat out absurd. First of all, they have an incredibly low response rate. Most likely because of the unappealing perception of them. I would rather pay a higher fee for premium and have these dudes show up in my regular feed. People are more inclined to respond to a like than a rose. It’s so unfortunate because those are the people I would usually engage with, but I refuse to send roses anymore because of my experience. Lastly it’s also just a turnoff to their business as a whole. It feels gross that they are putting the “most liked/attractive/compatible” people behind a paywall despite me already paying a ridiculous amount of money for this app as it is. I would not be down with hinge using my profile to make money off of others. During a pandemic no less. I’m counting down the days until this feature is deleted.
  • Amazing app but I’m having an awful experience Nov 28, 2018

    By JuLi3xOxO
    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.
  • May 26, 2021

    By Kaelyn Swetala
    The app is super glitchy. Conversations are lost and they're hard or impossible to recover. I only give it two stars (rather than one) because besides the annoying glitches, the unpaid version is a better setup than the unpaid versions of other dating apps. I'm not at the point where I feel like I need to pay to find a date yet.
  • 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.....
  • 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.
  • May 25, 2021

    By CL Bi
    The app used to be fine a year ago now there are multiple issues. 1) Messaging issue, messages not loading, not sending, duplicate messages sending. 2) Rewind issue, clicking X on someone and then rewinding never gives the correct person. 3) Notification issue, rarely receive notifications on matches/new messages anymore, I need to open the app for them to show up. 3) Messaging loading, when I do get a notification and I click it, the message mysteriously disappears, and re appears after a while
  • May 31, 2021

    By James K. Polk
    Y'all REALLY need to fix your messaging system. I have outgoing messages appearing as if I sent it 2-3 times and have no idea if those were sent too or just a glitch. Incredibly annoying. Zero consistency. Making me second guess my messages since I have no idea how many times a person received a message, and if it's more than once I would look weird as hell
  • 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.
  • May 30, 2021

    By Larry H
    *Updated after 1 year: I went from 5* to 2* because the app is super glitchy now. I spent an ENTIRE month (1,000+ profiles) grinding texts and have ZERO response back! What is this BS! I used to have 10% of reply one year ago and plenty of dates. Please fix your app ASAP! The ONLY dating app that is actually with freaking real people to talk to. I went on 7 dates in a month already and keep counting! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
  • 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.
  • May 28, 2021

    By Jake Lemley
    On top of every other valid complaint in the reviews, they don't do anything to hide inactive profiles. I've seen friends on here that I've asked when the last time was they've been on Hinge and some have said over a year. With a free profile's restrictions, you could literally go weeks without even liking another active user. It's a waste of time with so many ghost users.
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Chris Duong
    This app doesnt take your preferences into consideration. I have set filters but their suggestions are outside of my filters. I'm not even sure why there is a "deal breaker" option if it doesnt work. Additionally, it says it is learning my preference. That is clearly not the case since i'm getting the exact opposite. Most algorithims on dating apps will start auto filtering based on your preference but it seems like Hinge's algorithim doesnt work at all. Stick to other apps.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Helen West
    This app was great last year but now glitchy. My profile disappears then reappears, my matches disappear then reappear, messages won't send or one minute they are showing and the next time I log in they aren't there. These problems are becoming more frequent and annoying. They need to be fixed soon or I'll be deleting the app for good because it's very frustrating. I've logged out due to issues & now can't see my profile,messages or matches. I've paid so now my money is being wasted #dontbother
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Sheena Watts
    This app use to be 5 star, I don't like the Roses, its too expensive, I thought about upgrading but that doesn't seem to include additional Roses. Why are so many of best matches only available via a rose. Overall I like the set up of this app as you can see who likes you & then you can choose if you want to match with them, but since Roses have been added matches are a lot fewer I've sadly now changed my rating to 1 star, you aren't take note of the comments about the roses, disappointing
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Shaktipat
    This app lies and tells you there are no more people nearby, neglecting to show you the people in Standouts. For someone making such bold claims as "Created to be deleted", this is really disappointing. Essential filters such as "smoking, mj, drugs and drinking" are hidden behind a paywall. They added vaccination status as a data field, which does not account for people who are not going to get the jab. It's not a filter yet, not even paid for. No about sections, just prompts. Not recommended.
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Mike Sierra
    I think you need to ad "body type" as one of the filters, it's quite frustrating to swipe through hundreds of people that I have zero interest in at all. Also extremely infuriating to see the same person pop up over and over. This app is horrible. I see the same people over and over, boosting does absolutely nothing. Hinge should be re named to crooks. WOW LOOK AT THAT PRICE INFLATION YOU CRIMINALS LOL
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Reed Inkski
    Truly one of the worst dating apps in a crowded market. Constant and obtrusive ads for paid service, no way to change preferences without paying, an algorithm that looks like it's designed to find people you don't like and provide you more of them. Oh, and by the way, if you accidentally make a purchase? NO REFUNDS. Thanks for making the app easy to delete I guess?
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Mike M
    Places ANYONE you might ever potentially want to meet behind a paywall. Seriously. It will learn your type quickly and you'll find yourself hitting the X on everyone in your stack because they're not your type at all - goals, interests, appearance, anything. It's the most blatant cash grab.
  • 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.
  • May 31, 2021

    By Ray B
    Biggest issue is the white background... needs a dark mode option. Most of the users it shows are not near me... app has too many problems from crashing, freezing, not loading, deleting messages... good number of profiles are fake or just looking to hook up or are no longer active.

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