Hinge Dating Site and App Review 2020

Hinge prides itself in being the only dating app in the world that was designed to be deleted. That’s because their service focuses exclusively on long-term relationships. Use the app, find love, and delete it from your phone.

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Hinge is a dating app for finding and keeping long-term relationships. Branded as the “designed to be deleted” dating app that you can download, use a few times, find your soul mate, and never have to use again. But, in case you didn’t know, it wasn’t always like that. Hinge started out quite differently.

Founded in 2012, Hinge initially based its dating service on the classic swipe left or right model. In 2015, the company underwent a major overhaul and rebranded itself as a dating app for serious relationships. It has since grown and developed into one of the most popular and trustworthy dating apps in the market.

The truth is, when we think of online dating, generally we think of a trial-and-error process that may nor may not yield positive results. We might go out on dates with dozens of singles, but finding true love is almost like hitting the lottery. When we delete or uninstall a dating app from our phones, it’s usually to install a different one and keep trying our luck for as long as it takes. Hinge, however, is one of the few dating apps that takes serious dating, well, seriously. It doesn’t revolve around swiping. It’s actually about finding someone special and settling down.

The Experience

To join Hinge, you’ll need to use your Facebook account or a mobile number (you’ll receive an activation code). Then you’ll be prompted to fill out the different sections of your profile. Hinge makes it easy for you to choose what information appears in your profile.

These profile sections include:

My Vitals – This section is for basic information. The first part consists of pinpointing your location on the map (not city or zip code but the exact neighborhood!) Next you’ll be asked to enter your gender and gender preference. Also required are height, work, education, religion, children and hometown.

My Virtues – Here you’ll be asked to give your view on several controversial topics such as politics, drinking, smoking cigarettes, smoking marijuana, and other drugs.

My Profile – The last part of the process consists of uploading photos for your profile. This part is mandatory. You can choose to import photos form your Facebook account and the site will automatically grab your six latest FB pics. Finally, enter at least one writing prompt: answer questions or complete a sentence.

To view suggested matches, tap on the ‘Discover’ section and browse through the suggested profiles. Like what you see? Tap on the heart icon. You can also choose to leave a comment and give likes to photos, videos and profile sections. If you’re not interested, simply click on X and continue to the next suggestion.

After you’ve made a match, the next step is to make contact. Here you can choose the ‘Date From Home’ feature that indicates you want to have a phone conversation or live video chat. Simply change your status to ‘Ready’ and wait for your match to do the same. At that point you’ll both receive a notification informing you to schedule your call. The rest is up to you!

What we liked most about Hinge is that it really tries to match you with singles within your same social circle. It’s always easier to relate to someone when you have interests and friends in common. Each profile comes with a brief ‘About Me’ section. We found that members are generally active in the Hinge app, sending messages and likes, commenting on photos and videos, with a very low number of fake accounts.

Hinge offers a membership upgrade which they call “Preferred Member.” This upgrade is relatively low-priced compared to other dating sites, but you don’t get many additional benefits. You can become a “Preferred Member” for 1, 2 or 3 months. We suggest getting the 3-month membership for $20.97 USD (6.99 USD per month). It allows you to send unlimited likes, set advances preferences and see who likes you.

Free Features

  • Create account
  • View full profiles
  • Send messages to matches
  • View who has sent you likes

Paid Features

  • Give unlimited likes
  • See who likes you
  • Set advances preferences

The Conclusion

If you’re looking for a serious, long-term relationship, Hinge.com is one of the best options in the online dating market. Their dedicated approach to finding like-minded and compatible matches makes contacting members all that more worthwhile. Download it to your phone, find love, and delete the app! That’s what Hinge is for!