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Hinge Review: Puts the Focus on Serious Relationships Over Flings

Top10.com Staff

In a Nutshell

Anybody ever tell you the best way to meet someone special is through friends of friends? Well now there’s an app for that. Slated as the relationship app, Hinge is for people looking for meaningful relationships. The app works by matching up users with friends of friends via Facebook and extending your social circle.

pros

  • High chances of having things in common with matches
  • The app is for serious users only
  • No need for swiping

cons

  • Must be connected to your Facebook account
  • Must purchase a membership to see more than 10 daily matches

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Best for
Anyone looking for long-term commitment
Recommended age
18+
Favorite features
Hinge Stories

Signup Process

You’ll need a Facebook account to sign up to Hinge. Once you’ve signed up, Hinge will use your Facebook information to fill out your profile. The app won’t give you the option to pick and choose which information you want presented, nor will it allow you to delete or change anything once it’s on there. 

Next, Hinge will allow you to choose your current neighborhood, then provide basic information like gender, gender you’re interested in, height, ethnicity, and religious beliefs. Thankfully, “i’d prefer not to say” is also an option.

You’ll then be asked to fill out a brief ‘story’ (in 150 characters or less), which will be used for the Hinge Stories feature of the app. In case you’re not feeling inspired, the app uses short ‘get to know you’ prompts like “two truths and a lie” or “story of my first kiss.” Your profile will then be created using your profile photo from Facebook. Later on you can pick 7 more photos, but naturally the profile photo will be your first impression—so make it count.

Matchmaking & Search Functions

Similar to the Snapchat format, Hinge uses members’ carefully created Hinge Stories and offers each user 10 matches or stories a day. This means no swiping necessary. You can choose to either ‘like’ these stories or comment on them. The personal stories help to encourage some extra personality and interactivity between members. 

Users can also post videos, which can be uploaded through Facebook or Instagram. Once a member comments on someone’s story it will show up in their ‘impressions’ list and they’ll be able to directly message them from there. You’ll be able to access existing conversations in the ‘connections’ section. 

Hinge searches for matches using your filter criteria, such as age, location, height etc. You can find all of your matches in the ‘discover’ section .

Features & Communication Tools

Hinge, one of the best dating apps for relationships, recently revamped its mobile app offering a new and improved version. You can use the app for free but it’s limited. Signing up for a paid membership basically allows you to use the app to the fullest, and allows you to ‘like,’ comment and interact with other members freely. 

You can use features like ‘Dealbreakers,’ which are preferences you won’t budge on with a partner, ie. age and religion. You’ll also be able to ‘favorite’ users and if its mutual, users get introduced by Hinge via email.

If you want to further boost your chances you can upgrade to a prefered membership which gives you unlimited likes and use additional criteria to filter your matches. The prefered membership also grants you access to the Hinge Insiders, a member experience team that provides members with data-driven insights, profile optimization advice, tips to engage in the best conversation and which prompts and photos perform well on the app.

Safety & Security

The nature of the app means that the chances of meeting up with random weirdos decreases considerably. If you trust and know (most) of your Facebook friends, the safety level increases. 

An important safety issue that does arise from this app however is that your personal Facebook information is made public. Anything from your work location to personal details displayed in photos can be seen. It’s therefore imperative you clean up your Facebook profile before registering, and decide if there is any sensitive information you could potentially remove. 

Hinge clearly warns in its privacy policy to be extra careful when deciding to disclose your personal information while using the messaging channels, message boards and chat rooms. Naturally you should always proceed with caution when meeting up with a user and ensure you meet in a public place. A great way to double check a member would be to get some background information via the mutual Facebook friend.

Pricing

Plan
Cost
Basic Registration
Free
1-month membership
$10.99/month
3-month membership
$6.99/month
6-month membership
$4.99/month

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Help & Support

Hinge has a pretty straightforward FAQ page with categories of questions concerning the app. If you have any technical issues or other request you can submit a form through the site.

Connect on Hinge

Hinge has definitely had some issues taking off over the years and changed its format a couple of times, but it’s worth trying if you’re in the market for a serious relationship. It’s not too time consuming because there’s no swiping, and the concept of friends of friends is hopeful. Just be careful about what private details you share via Facebook.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is Hinge a good dating site?
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Hinge offers a unique approach to online dating which many have found to be more trustworthy and manageable. By using friends of your Facebook friends as matches, it creates an atmosphere with more accountability, and is especially good for users looking for long-term relationships.
How much does Hinge cost?
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Signing up for Hinge is free, though subscriptions cost $4.99 per month if you opt for a 6-month membership, $6.99 per month for a 3-month membership, and $10.99 to use it for a single month.
Is it worth it to pay for Hinge?
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If you have a large group of Facebook friends around your age and who share your interests and lifestyle, Hinge may be worth paying for, since your matches will depend somewhat on your Facebook friends' networks. Those looking for serious relationships, as well as those who are weary of strangers and false accounts typical on other dating apps, find Hinge to be a safer approach with more potential for meaningful connections.
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