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. NDSElectricBlue

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

  2. Sofa king awful

    Can’t read full messages Messages get cut off since this last update. Can’t even write a full sentence without it getting cut off by an ellipse. No point in using this app if I can’t communicate adequately.

  3. MedDave

    New version keeps crashing despite repeated re-installs. Crashes

  4. Peter France

    Broke the build. New version won’t even load. Does hinge even do any QA?

  5. Fashionology

    Pics Let us delete and choose photos!!!!! Stupid that we don’t have the option to select photos. Otherwise eh, it’s fine. I’d give higher stars if the photos weren’t an issue.

  6. Remove the Ad!

    Location Can’t even use the app cause it’s not available in my location

  7. Memo 000811

    Great app with terrible bugs This is the best dating site/app. However the bugs make it unusable. I will receive notification that I have a new match or message. However, when opening the app many times it doesn’t appear. This makes it impossible to carry on a conversation.

  8. Jld027

    Messaging Isn’t working!! Just updated and now the messaging isn’t working, What’s going on?? This needs to be fixed.

  9. Very frustrating to use

    Horrible interface Idea is great but the app itself is awful. Quits unexpectedly, doesn’t send messages (kind of an issue given the point of the app), won’t load profiles, etc. Don’t use the app anymore because it is too frustrating to deal with. Find a smarter programmer to fix these issues! Never experienced an app this horrible.

  10. Peppamenta

    Good concept, execution fail Conceptually, this approach to online dating makes a lot of sense. From an execution perspective hinge couldn’t have done a worse job. It’s actually surprising Apple even allowed it on this store. Poor user experience compounded with way too many bugs is enough for anyone to quit. Here’s to hoping their new funding brings in a solid product and eng team to get this app where it needs to be and fast!

  11. M^(2)

    Discriminatory. Disappointing.

  12. SF Potrero user

    Buggy Installed today’s update, existing conversation messages and new messages are all cut off after ~50+ characters and end with …”

  13. Christmasychick

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

  14. Nnougat

    Great idea, but no one on it! I like the idea of this app, and I was sent potential matches for the first few weeks, but now there haven’t been any for about a week. My preferences are set pretty wide too for distance and age. I have about 700 friends on Facebook from which to network too. I’m very disappointed. Thinking I’ll delete it.

  15. 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.

  16. MDR217

    Failed to launch… App seems to be broken. Won’t launch on 4s

  17. rreefflleeccttsseeaann

    nothing I downloaded this app but I can’t use it because it says I’m not cool enough.

  18. Rossnota123

    New update keeps crashing Auto updated last night and app won’t even open. Crashes every time

  19. doodleguy

    Horrible Invite my friends to broaden my network? (cause i totally want them to know im using a dating app.) tinder is better, just go for that instead. No one wants to wait till noon for more matches man.

  20. BrianApple29

    Too buggy don’t download This app has potential but is way too buggy and doesn’t function as promised. It doesn’t send notifications properly and loses messages. Not worth downloading.

  21. Ethan Schaeffer

    Doesn’t Work It said invite three friend. I’m not just blasting everyone on my Facebook page, and it doesn’t allow you to send individual invites to Facebook friends. So I sent three invites to friends through text messages. Nothing happened. Until something changes. Hinge will get one star from me. New Update, same problems. Still doesn’t work, half the time I get a screen telling me I’m not invited to use the app. Real classy, Hinge.

  22. Amccur

    From great to worst! All I got to say is this app went from great to worst after the recent update.

  23. Someone2626

    Messages don’t work Love the dating app. It’s harmless and fun.but when I try to respond to someone my messages rarely go through. So that makes it kind of useless to me I guess.

  24. lea lea

    Bring it to Los Angeles! That is all 🙂

  25. Elfel123

    Messaging does not work Looks good but messaging doesn’t work. Can’t actually message people I match with, or it’s very sporadic (which is in some ways worse). Kind of defeats the whole purpose of the app.

  26. johnissimo

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

  27. MikeMac91

    Please change to be able to remove photos I like the concept a lot but the app was slow and you are not able to delete photos you don’t want from FB on your dating profile. I gave the app the ax based on that alone.

  28. CPM2011

    SLOW AND BUGS Terrible. Takes forever to move from screen to screen. Bugs all over

  29. Leaeltsa

    Terrible app The idea is great and the matches seem better simply by way of telling you how you know them (supposedly). However, there are some privacy issues, such as I can’t edit out my company name unless I edit it out of my FB profile. My company name is unique and the address is easy to find, making potential stalkers a concern. In addition, the app randomly stops sending notifications and crashes constantly. With some bug testing and some ability to edit details app-side, I think it would be better.

  30. Zeutheir

    Chatting doesn’t work I like the concept of this app, but the entire point and goal — chatting with your matches — doesn’t work. Messages are cut short with …” and no way to expand the message.”

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