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.
385 Comments
  1. Christmasychick

    Doesn’t work Keeps saying it’s loading. Worthless

  2. El Stu

    Too Many Bugs I moved to a new city but the app won’t let me change my zip code. This was a great app when I could find local people. Now it’s just a waste of space on my phone

  3. Robert Kyle Waldrop

    This app is terrible Not only does it constantly present people that don’t live within the vicinity you set, the matches aren’t even the same orientation I set my preferences to. Without being able to preform the primary function of the app properly, save yourself the hassle of flipping through this Tinder knockoff.

  4. jeffmos

    Not in Las Vegas? Seriously? Still not available in Vegas yet?

  5. Everything taken

    Bugs Great concept, but never gives the right notifications, push notifications don’t go away, and always so slow!! Get notified sometimes but not always which makes communication really difficult. I think it got worse since the new version. Really could be a great app, please fix!!

  6. PAteacher2014

    Good ideas, poor functionality Much better than Tinder in terms of selection, but very frustrating to use. You need to work on speeding up this app. Pictures load way too slowly (and it would be nice to have the option to zoom in on a picture, not just make full screen), forcing a minimum of 16 pictures is annoying (especially because of how slowly they load), and notifications of matches do not happen instantaneously as they should (one way Tinder has you beat). Also, typing is frustrating without autocorrect, capitalization, etc. Not to mention it’s quite frustrating to be limited to 10 people a day, especially if you don’t have the time to log on every day. This app has so much potential, just needs some work! Look forward to seeing some improvements in the near future.

  7. ClarainLA

    Favorites Missing w/ App Update After I downloaded the Hinge update last week, I can no longer view my ‘favorites’ …super annoying! Also, it would be nice to have the option of a few more basic dating preferences (e.g., education, race, height) since the app limits how many potential matches you have daily…bc I can’t select preferences and there’s a batch limit, I feel like the options are annoyingly wasted with options outside of my dating preferences, so I only end up matching once every few months…I don’t have time to date at a glacial pace like this…

  8. presidank

    what happened to the favorites tab? why would you make it so we can no longer view our favorites? how are we supposed to go back to a profile and see if there are mutual friends we can ask? this was a really poor decision.

  9. Zztop4life

    Update broke it Update caused the issues it claimed to fix. App is now a waste of memory.

  10. Andrew First

    No potential matches Since updating I’ve stopped receiving potential matches. It always says check back soon”.”

  11. 00sena

    WHERE DID FAVORITES GO? lost this feature in the new update :-(, please bring it back Also it’s not loading as of 2/10/15’s update

  12. AshwiniG

    WARNING: Privacy invasion This app can access Facebook photos that you have set visibly to private (only me). And it makes them publicly available via the app with no way to delete them. Must be reported. Do not download unless you want your private pictures visible to the public, permanently. This is borderline spyware.

  13. techdog24

    Messaging problems continue This app has been plagued with messaging problems. Things were better for awhile, but now with this latest release you’ll get a notification of a new message and it won’t show up when you open the app.

  14. 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!

  15. BatteryStaples

    Can’t update location Settings page does bone work and impossible to update zip code.

  16. Brian Ross

    Poorly done Not worth your time. Poor interface and matching algorithm.

  17. M Mhandle

    Hinge won’t delete photos I’d give the app a better review if it let folks delete photos. Instead, it only lets folks replace photos.

  18. Lalalad4

    Not available in my area yet? Ugh

  19. Oganet

    Can’t login Can’t login!

  20. Bopbop8954

    Useless!! Nobody responds to messages on this app! Hinge needs to be better about not showing people profiles that aren’t active.

  21. erinzesty

    WHAT HAPPENED?! Hinge in concept is great and way less sketchy than Tindr. But this update is an disaster, for the reasons other reviews have mentioned. The app crashes constantly and notifications will remain even after you check on a match. Is there a way toto back to the old version?

  22. Joey584643

    This app is terrible I would give it zero stars if I could. It matches you up with a bunch of people who don’t even use the app/site. What a waste of time!

  23. Fhdtfhjfxvh

    Nice idea but.. Add photo cropping, most pictures look terrible with the default crop. For whatever reason this app is much less effective than Tinder for meeting people. Maybe it’s the matching algorithm, or the fact that you’re limited to 10 potentials per day.

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