Usability 4/10 
Design 5/10 
Huge Database 3/10 
Spam Defense 2/10 
Scam Defense 3/10 
Fake Profiles Protection 3/10 
Security 5/10 
Interests Matching 1/10 
Values Matching 0/10 
Psychological Matching 0/10 
Smart Matching 0/10 
Quick Match 7/10 
People Search 4/10 
Service Guarantee 0/10 
Interesting Features 1/10 
Support 3/10 

Dating app that puts focus on connecting users through real friends just as they do at a social gathering. Unlike GPS-based apps that choose location as one of the main matching criteria, Hinge finds a compatible partner based on mutual friends. On the one hand, it helps to avoid randos, but your matching opportunities get so severely restricted by your friends’ networks that it may slow down or even impede your dating life.

Pros:

  • no randos because of friend-based matching.

Cons:

  • account verification via Facebook
  • user must have at least one Facebook friend who is already using the app
  • matching restrictions – max. 15 matches per day
  • no profile creation – photos and other information are taken from Facebook, user can’t upload anything
  • doesn’t take into account relationship status.
384 Comments
  1. awwer

    No option other than straight” or “gay”???” I really want to use this app but the inability to choose a bisexual option has made it impossible to sign up. Please add this option.

  2. DCgringo

    Can’t log in after 3.0 update This is no way to run your startup guys.

  3. Crfh3

    No go from the get-go Doesn’t let you login. Period. Argh!

  4. tyler-durden

    Requires Facebook. I refuse to be a drone and make one.

  5. JtcHoodiemob

    No control over info Too many of my pictures are put on the app. I cannot delete them or control what information is shown. Had the app for a matter of minutes before wanting to delete my account – which you must do on a desktop computer, nonetheless.

  6. supra fan

    Edit pics needed Basically pulled a bunch of pics of me and my ex from Facebook. So that’s great for a dating app. Need to fix this ASAP. Good concept but needs some work. You can’t automate everything.

  7. AK0909

    Bummed Bummed that this app doesn’t seem to want to work at all on my phone, because it seems like a great idea. Half the time it crashes as soon as I open it. The times it does open and I manage to log in with Facebook

  8. TheBRADLeyB

    Very limited app Only getting so many matches a day is frustrating, been doing this app everyday for over a month and still only one match.

  9. slackman sage

    Can’t log on Perhaps crashed because of the glowing New York Times piece?

  10. Tm1945790

    App crashes since update Worked great for months since I got it and recently it crashes right on start up. I can’t even use it any more. Please fix!!!

  11. Lonestarspice

    Horrible The fact that it makes you have 16 photos is ridiculous. Once you change that, it might be better. Then again you know how people think they are better than the people that use their app.

  12. Ryan74

    More preferences please I would like to see more options than just age and distance when setting preferences. A lot of people have strong preferences on, say, education or race. Many other dating sites let you filter in those ways. With only 10 matches a day, this can make a big difference in how many successful matches you have

  13. LaReina_Marie

    Do people really check their messages ? No one gets back to you on this app because no one really checks it. Also they have people on their that list their city as SF but don’t really live here. Interesting idea but they need to change a lot to get mass adoption. Also the only people on this app are in Tech… No thanks!

  14. im cool like that

    Only two choices for sexual orientation I had just downloaded this app and it only gave me the choice of gay or straight. Frankly, I don’t fit into either of those categories. So I deleted the app.

  15. Paull555

    App crash App crashes every time I open it. Needs new update

  16. Irritatedpleasefix

    New Version Had Numerous Flaws I like the idea of a new algorithm that recognizes my type” but so far all I’ve seen are flaws. The new version is very slow (when navigating between sections

  17. nychef

    Can’t login. I haven’t been able to login for 4 days. Facebook error.

  18. unsoho

    Idea is great; app not so much The idea is awesome. But the app… Crashes all the time Offers no profile editing Pulls ALL photos from your Facebook Profile album, even those marked Only Me or otherwise restricted (!) They used to email you but now their touted messenger is the only way to communicate (although there remains a slider button to choose email me” support confirms they don’t anymore) and it is AW-FUL. Messenger crashes the app

  19. PhilBrandn

    So horrible There’s literally no one on this app. Tinder is way better.

  20. That guy 008

    Says not available in my area App does nothing for me and I have no clue when it will

  21. Aeroeng16

    Messages truncated on iPhone 4 After updating to the latest version, incoming and outgoing messages on an iPhone 4 seem to be truncated, with the last few words missing …

  22. flipishot

    POS Hasn’t loaded once; downloading user info”. Is it downloading my entire timeline? It takes 10 minutes… at which point I decide to delete the app. Waste of my time.”

  23. NDSElectricBlue

    Crashes every time after 12/3 update After the 12/3 update, this app won’t open and crashes every time. Please fix!!

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