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. Ashley66282837373

    Great app bad execution Great idea but I can’t even open the app on my phone anymore. Crashes every time I try. I have messages from matches but can’t even reply! Help?

  2. NDSElectricBlue

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

  3. MarieDarline Dorvil

    It’s not your time” Hinge!” It’s not my time? It’s not your time Hinge. They need to fix this app. I’m a first time user and I haven’t even been able to log on. Fix it!

  4. 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.

  5. LittleStuartSherlock

    Hardly any new matches! Hinge is a good app but honestly there are never new people who show up on my feed. It always says check back soon. They need more people on the app to make it better.

  6. Jaqko

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

  7. UserNYC10000

    Can’t open app after update, please fix After the update all the app does is crash on my iPhone 5. Please fix!

  8. mikelivesintexas

    Great idea, but performance is buggy. Tired of the mess of OKC or continual swiping on Tinder? Then Hinge is where you want to be. They really do match you with friends of your friends, so you’re more likely to meet someone you’re compatible with. However, be advised the messaging system is FLAWED. even if you’re on a rock-solid data network or connected to wifi at home, you will likely receive a notification of a new message (and be able to read part of it), but not see the full message in the app for minutes, or sometimes hours.

  9. Mariekestar

    Needs more sexual preference options Only provides straight and gay – will never last in NYC with this narrow filter.

  10. 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.

  11. NEMESIS-ENFORCER

    Never got off the ground Can’t rate the actual use of the app as it won’t let me register/login. Tried all the recommended fixes but none worked. Will not connect with FB.

  12. Rholtan

    Very Buggy Crashes all the time and messages don’t always go through. Also, sometimes it actually doesn’t give a new batch of people. The people, when they come, are good though.

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. Corbaybk

    Functionality is terrible The update has made this even harder to use than before. Makes you login in anew every time. This app is really bad which is a shame because its actually fun!

  16. 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.

  17. Ka0426

    No matches, not useful. Was excited for a dating app less centered on hooking up. I have a thousand matches on tinder. Been through two rounds of matches” on hinge

  18. Anonymous827364

    Lacks site registration Forced Facebook logon? No thanks!

  19. Brenden230

    Great until last update. Now won’t open Great until last update. Now won’t open

  20. That guy 008

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

  21. BONBON196

    New update won’t work I downloaded the newest update a few days ago and the app crashes every time I try to open it.

  22. Apl9000

    Good app, bad development New update truncates every message with an ellipses (aka …) so you can’t read anyone’s full messages if they go over a few words.

  23. 007isvack

    Didn’t like it, don’t recommend Poor performance, buggy, no good matches, copies other dating apps! Don’t recommend!

  24. Anonymous41909

    Good concept bad app The app crashes like crazy. Also what is the point if throttling the matches so much.

  25. dmarshmallow

    Great idea, terrible execution This app is a great idea. But the execution is terrible. It crashes 75% of the time and you might sneak a message through 1% of the time. So basically it doesn’t work.

  26. Crh755

    Won’t work! Barely opens 1/3 of the time and when it does pages won’t load and constant crashing. Bummer.

  27. 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

  28. Michele Casper

    Update needs fixing In my opinion, the update messed up what was a great app. I can’t view messages now. Please fix… I already sent a message for support and have gotten nothing back.

  29. Crfh3

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

  30. Adam Oren

    Resolution is too big for ipad 2 You can only see a small part of the screen at a time….

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