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. MedDave

    New version keeps crashing despite repeated re-installs. Crashes

  2. VieLaVida

    Malfunctions Suddenly this app started malfunctioning. Now I can only read a line or two of someone’s message and the rest gets cut off with… So not worth it, since you pretty much can’t communicate properly with anyone. Will be uninstalling until I hear this gets fixed.

  3. iPhone 4 problems

    Can’t open app Can’t open the app! It crashes instantly won’t open – I have the iPhone 4 with the latest software. Worst update for an app ever! Can’t even open it.

  4. queenOfTheBees

    Major bug cripples functionality Like others, I’m unable to read the full messages from matches since they are truncated with a …”. Kind of the whole point of the app

  5. helenadara

    More sexualities than gay and straight please! I downloaded this app and deleted it seconds later when it only gave me the option of being either gay or straight. Not cool.

  6. Spdmn1

    I can’t log in The app does not let me log in. There should be a fox for this?

  7. johnissimo

    Stuck on ‘downloading user info’… Forever stuck, tried on iphone & ipad. Never says what the problem is. Crap app, instant delete.

  8. MaxFR86

    Basically broken This app is horribly buggy and absurdly slow. It needs serious work on the performance side on the simplest things such as chat, loading profiles, and notifications before people should can use it.

  9. Daveed1976

    Joke Can’t access app at all asks for email to verify, fine. However, it never registers. I think this apps bogus.

  10. Ncaagamer

    Horrible. The app chose embarrassing photos with an ex gf, wouldn’t let me delete them and I couldn’t choose replacements fast enough. Deleted the app. Could have been a very embarrassing to advertise that to my extended network. They really need to rethink how photos are selected and work on their app. Really angry.

  11. nychef

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

  12. Way2thetop

    Unusable The app flat out does not work. You can’t navigate between pages and match notifications never go away. It also doesn’t give the full number of new people anymore. I’m supposed to see 13 people every day and so far I haven’t seen more than 5 before it tells me I have to wait until tomorrow. Also, the one 5 star rating is clearly someone who works for them because it’s written like an advertisement. Really a shame to to have to delete this because the app had so much potential. Oh well…useless now!

  13. Jaqko

    not queer friendly What’s with the straight/gay binary? Not cool.

  14. donnichichi

    4s Crashes The update just crashes the app. Looks like i’m not meeting up with one of those girls this week, since i didn’t actually write her number down. Tough break Hinge.

  15. Lovely48

    Horrible Algorithm- Doesn’t learn Why can’t you select factors like religion? It says that the algorithm will learn over time, but despite the fact that I only ever select people of my same ethnicity and religion it keeps sending me profiles with neither of those factors correct. Just let me filter–this app is useless and just takes up my time!

  16. microfuzz

    Developers seem to be asleep at the wheel The basic functionality of this app is unreliable at best. Messaging doesn’t work. Profiles load slowly. On top of that they’ve reduced the number of profiles you see for each friend you have on the service. This is not a recipe for success, especially when all other apps seem to have this part of their services under control. Content is good but get it together people!

  17. Crfh3

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

  18. Jbs1020

    Can’t choose photos Worst app. You can’t select your photos– it just uploads your entire FB profile photo album. Needs that feature ASAP!!

  19. TC317845

    Fix messages bug Good app but the messaging feature needs to be fixed. It cuts off messages of various lengths and you can’t read them. I don’t know how a significant error like that made it past QA…

  20. Oganet

    Can’t login Can’t login!

  21. claudioduarte23

    Great idea but not accurate The idea of connecting people is great, specially when you see real connections real persons but i could not see many people connected since I have to invite many in order to see new faces.

  22. Brandon Bias

    Like the idea, but… ..this app only works for people in D.C. If it becomes available in AZ, I’ll try it out and change my review.

  23. Kkcb32

    Blah Hinge was good for the first couple weeks – sending matches that had a connection to me in someway to my friends on Facebook. Now, if I get any matches, it’s random guys with no connection and shouldn’t be allowed on any dating site. I had high hopes for Hinge, but have been let down.

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