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Hinge: Dating & Relationships Negative Reviews

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Hinge: Dating & Relationships App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2022

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Login issuesHave been facing login issues (both fb login and ph login) for past few weeks now. No reply from support. Seems like a lot of people have been facing login issues. Tried downloading the app again, removing all data - still the login just doesn’t work. Stopped working suddenly..Version: 7.4.0

Shouldn’t bringe politics into your appI don’t appreciate logging onto the Hinge app and being stopped in my tracks to be told I need to take a moment to think about the BLM movement. People are being killed and animals tortured during these riots, and you are inadvertently supporting the cause. In the name of what? Justice? Do not try and tell me what to think or urge me to visit the BLM website. You are segregating race and even GENDER within that message, you’re supporting the defunding of police that for the most part protect the people. You do not get to hinder mine, OR ANYONES free speech. I couldn’t even find a way to contact you directly, but you’re able to tell me how I must behave and what I must think? I strongly urge anyone considering getting this app, to not waste their time. It has a terrible layout and you can barely do anything without paying a subscription. Hinge should be ashamed that they would use a mans death to virtue signal and gain more account holders. I don’t like cancel culture, but I hope you go broke. 🤙🏼.Version: 7.20.1

Hookers hookers hookersSo many hookers on here. Hinge should be deleted since they don’t filter the hookers from posting ads. I’m not saying you find out after a few messages. I mean they clearly are as the pics and profiles say pay to hookup. They say they charge for a good time. How does hinge not see this. And it’s not just a couple here and there. It’s now a hooker every 5 profiles. Don’t pay for the app unless you want to also pay for hookers. This is supposed to be a dating app to find the person you can connect with. Instead there are ads for a good time. I recently canceled my membership due to the recent flood of prostitution ads on here. I have sent multiple reports to hinge over the last couple months and they have done nothing about it. It’s clearly a site for hookers and John’s. Hinge has taken no action or even responded to all my reports. Really hinge? No response? Why don’t you screen the profiles for nudity anymore. Why don’t you screen profiles that have email addresses in the profile. Why don’t you see the sex ads before making profiles live. I just reported 5 ads in the last 5 minutes. This is insane. I probably reported a couple hundred profiles in the last month and nothing had been done. Hopefully my review here and other sites about hinge make them make it better. If not then that’s on them..Version: 8.5.0

BannedI got banned for no obvious reason, i emailed them and their response was the decisions are final.. terrible communication, what i didn't like specifically is that they didn't even look further into it..Version: 7.19.0

Discriminatory appGot banned for literally no reason and they won’t tell you why or for what reason and their appeal process is a complete waste of time and so basically if you get banned for no reason you’re also banned for life....Version: 8.23.0

I used to be very impressed with this appHinge has often been the dating app I most recommend to people looking to try online dating because it’s a more wholesome matching experience and it allows for a better profile/representation of yourself (which I’ve always liked about this app). However, lately there have been a few changes that have really shot the approachability of this app in my opinion. The increased pricing for membership, the removal of free “Most Compatible” in exchange for the introduction of the “Standouts” feature where you pay an absurdly high price for roses (which is the only way to match with the people grouped into this area of the app) is a big let down. There’s also a bug with roughly 20% of profiles I come across in the standard Discovery section where pictures simply do not load in their frames (even after quitting the app and reloading). I’ve received 2 total likes and 0 replies in the past month (which is drastically fewer than I’ve ever seen in the past with the app) which makes me wonder if I may have similarly bugged images on my profile, and it’s also a shame because that would mean the $4 roses I’ve paid for and sent were basically burners. With the new direction it seems the app wants to go to make more revenue (which I do understand, everyone wants to make more money) I haven’t felt like the choices made for new features have produced a better app for the single person using it..Version: 8.8.1

Worse than Plenty of Fish !!!I have downloaded the app 3 times and I do not think I will download the app again. The algorithm does not make any sense. I am convinced that the “likes” I give out not seen by some of the guys because it’s not a coincidence that the unattractive men want to always pair up with me. No offence but the guys who like me are not my type and they cannot hold a standard conversation. The stand out section needs to be removed because it’s pointless only having 1 rose for 7/8/9 of them, for 1 whole week. When you 1st sign up you are shown a plethora of attractive men, then after the 1st hour you are shown unconventional looking men for most of the time. No matter how much you swipe, your abundance of men that you usually like rarely comes as the days go by. Plus when you decline a guys “like”.....he still shows up on your feed. If you decline someone, you should not be able to see them on your feed again, it just makes things awkward; again it’s not a coincidence. Another thing is that why is the app only give out 8 “likes” per day - no wonder it’s designed to be deleted. From reading other reviews, paying for Hinge makes no difference when you are using the free version..Version: 8.7.0

Banned after buying?!I purchased a 3-month subscription and was banned for no apparent reason. I can’t get refunded, and the customer support won’t state what part of the Terms and Conditions I’ve (allegedly) violated. Fun to try, not to buy..Version: 8.14.2

You will be banned for no reasonDon’t use hinge, you can easily report anyone and get them banned for any reason as there is no formal process in hinge, it’s completely broken. I used hinge for barely a few days, a girl was interested in me and I informed her I was not looking for a relationship, every exchange we had was related to our love and compassion for animals whereby there was nothing possibly in violation. After informing her I was not looking for a relationship she blocked me on everything, then false reported me. Hinge has no fair process to filter out reports, they take anything at face value, thereby making false accusations ok when in fact they belittle the real victims in real situations..Version: 7.22.0

Predatory chargingPaused my account, tried to cancel my subscription but was still charged. Don’t try the “free” trial..Version: 8.13.0

Standouts feature frustratingI previously found hinge to be the best dating app, however the new standouts feature - where your best matches are gated away and you have to pay $$ to send each one a ‘rose’ - depletes the quality of the main feed where you can send free likes to such an extent that I have cancelled my membership and returned to bumble et al. It is depressing to see quality potential matches on this tab and not be able to contact them. I suggest Hinge remove this feature from the app before their user base seriously depletes. I would return to my subscription if I could contact the standouts as part of my membership..Version: 8.11.1

Designed to be Deleted“Designed your be deleted” is right. But not for the the reason that they claim. The real reason is because it either doesn’t work or they ban you from the app altogether without giving you a proper reason. They say that you can appeal but they never get back when you submit your appeal. This is literally the worst dating app on the market. There’s also a lot of RACISTS and RACISM on this app. They don’t like anyone who isn’t WHITE. My advice: Stay AWAY from HINGE!.Version: 7.31.1

Designed to be deleted due to chat bugsHave had the app fail to send a message or send a message 2-3 times, or have someone else do the same thing to me. At the core of this app is messaging and it fails at this basic use case as you cannot see if a message is delivered or even if you can trust that is message has been sent, also the duplicate of last message when it surfaces a helpful popup which causes people to inadvertently spam you with the same message or you to someone else..Version: 7.26.0

Amazing app but I’m having an awful experienceI REALLY want to love this app, but I am getting so frustrated with the set-up that my experience has become negative. I signed up for it this morning and received 50 likes/ comments on my profile throughout the day, each of which lit up my phone. I couldn’t wait to get out of work to check them. However, as soon as I tried to, I found out I’m not able to view all of them unless I spend hours sifting through profiles. The reason being, they force you to view profiles one by one (like swiping) in order to see who already liked yours and then they mix those people in with people who haven’t even viewed your profile yet. I’ve spent over an hour on this app and I still have 35 unseen likes/comments, making me feel frustrated because I can’t spend any more time on this and upset that I’m missing out on meeting people who wrote genuine comments to me. Oh, and the worst part? It’s a money-making scheme. They don’t let you view your likes all in one place, *unless* you pay for a grossly overpriced premium membership of $13 a month. Again, I wanted to love this app because it’s amazing in every other way, but sadly I will be deleting it unless they change something here. The goal should be to make your app enjoyable, not anxiety-inducing..Version: 6.2.6

Deleted account for no apparent reasonMy account was randomly banned and there appears to be no way to get it back, I enjoyed it up untill then :/.Version: 7.13.0

DeletionThis app removed me for saying that I had “Violated terms” when I have been a paid customer since the app came out. I have gone on dates from the app and I have NEVER had an issue with anyone I have met..Version: 7.15.1

Cash grabWorst dating app out there: figures out profiles you will like and puts them behind a paywall (roses) instead of showing them in your regular feed..Version: 8.29.0

Depressing....I use to like this app and I don’t know what happened with it. After trying several times, I won’t be coming back. I barely got any likes. I would get maybe 2 or 3 likes in a month and the guys that like or I like, never respond. The guys I also got were way out of my preferences or don’t what so ever fit the basic things I’m looking for in a man. I mean, it could be because I’m a black woman in a predominantly white state and as many of us black women know, we are not seen as beautiful compare to other races. Anyway, it’s also sad how they use other attractive men as pawns to make more money of off on top of what you are already paying for. The men being used I’m sure have no idea that their profiles are being used by this app to make more money ($3.99 for each person you like that they put on display as most attractive). So ladies, if they are doing this with men, that means they are doing that with you or us as well. They are benefiting from us while we get nothing in return. I also hate how they limit you to 5 or 10 likes than you have to wait till the following day or whatever. What’s the point of me paying if I’m only going to be limited to a certain amount of people I can talk too or like. Makes no sense. So yeah, the app has simply become a big joke. Don’t waste your money or time on it. So if I could give it a zero I would..Version: 8.8.1

Shadow BannedI’ve redownloaded this app again recently and usually on starting up again you get a few likes and maybe a match or two in the first few days. This time- literally nothing. No interaction at all and it’s now been 8 days. I’ve never had this experience before and it’s clearly an app issue/glitch where my profile does not show on the discover or even if I’ve sent a like. I saw a friends profile and liked it. I asked them and on their end they got no like at all from me. As if dating isn’t already difficult enough..Version: 8.27.0

Don’t subscribe!When you sign up it entices you with a number of model looking women, the minute you close the app & open up again the calibre of women totally change without trying to come across wrong. But even the promise of getting matches when paying I had no success, while still swiping left because of the lack of attraction! I’m not picky but showing me BBW women next after next shows that something is totally wrong with your app with the lack of balance. I’m a black man my preference is all but to only show me black women & BBW is not a coincidence. I’m athletic build & prefer to date someone based on that yet you don’t have that as a preference which is ridiculous. I have been ripped off & after complaining via email with laughable reply. I’ve had to leave a bad review! I have a theory that you judging people’s looks & putting them & others separately. This is for sure. Shame on you. Unsubscribed 💋.Version: 7.19.0

Totally designed to be DELETED!!I used this for a bit and no one matched with me, no only one chatted with me and then I found out that the one guy I had a chance with was already dating another girl from a DIFFERENT dating app, you should make sure they aren’t using more than one... it broke me to find out this. I give this app ZERO (0) stars!!! Then I was banned for no reason the key point here is - DON’T GET THE APP IT IS DESIGNED TO BE DELETED AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY, GUYS AND GIRLS CHEAT ON YOU SCAM YOU AND THEY CAN BRAKE YOU DON’T GET IT AND DELETE IT IF YOU DO - TAKE AWAY ALL THE USERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Version: 8.6.0

Loyal user disappointedI have been a user of dating apps and dating websites for over seven years now and I wanted to give my feedback on something I have noticed recently. The profiles that are shown to me in the Standout tab are people that I am interested in talking to and would likely get along well with. The profiles that I see on the main Hinge tab I very rarely connect with. I have also noticed that I never see the Standout profiles on the main hinge tab, even though these members are all part of the same pool of hinge users. I am very frustrated with this because the only way I can match with multiple people that I find in Standout is by paying money for roses, and I am very disappointed in the amount being charged for them. It is highway robbery to charge somebody $4.66 for a single rose and the chance to say a few words to somebody who may not even respond. With the number of people I have messaged on dating apps over the years, if I had been charged a fee to connect with them in the first place, I would have thousands of dollars of debt - and I haven’t even found my person yet. This fee is absolutely unacceptable. I feel taken advantage of by Hinge. I highly recommend that the cost of a rose be less than a dollar so that you aren’t excluding people of lower income brackets. This feels like a lawsuit in the making. Of all the dating apps, I did like Hinge the best, but I am definitely rethinking that because of this particularly disappointing issue. Please be better, Hinge, and be a company that helps everybody without discrimination..Version: 8.16.0

Terrible algorithmIn the first few hours you’ll get some nice looking people, some average and some not so great. A nice mix. But after 24 hours the algorithm will decide if you’re ‘hot’ it it or ‘not’. And if you’re ‘not’, you will be shown almost exclusively terrible profiles. I have to swipe left on 99% of people on hinge. It’s obvious this happens because sometimes you’ll be shown a ridiculously attractive person and it’ll say “just joined”. Meaning the algorithm doesn’t yet know that person is too attractive to be shown to you; a person deemed unattractive by the algorithm. It’s worth noting that I’m a decent looking guy from Sydney who’s got his life and his profile together. Yet the algorithm just decides I’m not worth being shown anyone or being shown to anyone of substance..Version: 8.1.0

Really Covid statusThat’s really personal it shouldn’t be their use are just trying to get more money out of it and selective people is stupid oh yeah they’re not after you because of your sheer height that’s disgusting behaviour this is appalling please remove this this is not okay why not just class yourself as a number while you’re at it because that’s what we are on our birth certificates so what difference would it make go on ask for this app is not recommend and nor is any others if they ask for your Covid information it’s wrong it should not be priced because what next oh yeah you have Covid or you’ve had the vaccine that’s like black-and-white it’s racist it’s disgusting did you not think of it think about it actually think about it in a way it’s racist and it starts fights it ruins people please remove it as it should not be on any apps let alone in the dating world it’s disgusting not recommended do not download. They’re not honest they don’t take a picture of it they don’t warn you in the update what we are changing or adding or take a picture of it I didn’t like it you should have a prefer not to say option or instead remove it ..Version: 8.17.0

Motto is realIt’s like a butcher shop in this app. I’ve checked a lot if my preferences wrong or something but I was seeing girls(how they identify) over 200 pounds. Yeah they’re right. This app meant to be deleted.Version: 8.24.0

Banned in an instance for no reason!I have been banned in an instance for the unknown reason! Full stop! A generic message from Hinge: “If you would like to appeal your account ban, please submit your request here” Wow! My answer to that is: how can I submit an appeal for (or against) something if I don’t know what that something is?! No explanation given when tried to appeal (apparently to protect the privacy of those who have reported me (another generic message), what if they have lied? Who is the judge in this case? A moderator? Justin McLeod? A God? 🤭)! If someone decides to report you because you didn’t spend enough time chatting to them - you suddenly become an outlaw! (Good move, Hinge! Although somehow - one sided!.. ) That’s an easy way out! And… yeah, I honestly still don’t understand why I have been banned from this app, not that I cannot live without it, not that I care, but it’s just my curiosity I must admit! It’s absolutely ridiculous! Good luck to those genuine people like myself who decide to sign up for this app! (Fingers crossed 🤞 you won’t get banned like myself!).Version: 8.24.0

Excessive ban policyShocking lifetime ban policy with now way to contest argue or even understand what went wrong. This is an absolute disgrace in our society, even when you commit the worse crime in real life you get a better respect and more rights. No matter the reason of the ban, this kind of app with such a policy should not be allowed in our society and on a platform like apple. Now let’s talk about the reason of the ban (no I am not an responsible for abusing behaviour which you might think deserve to be banned) I initially thought about revenge reporting then saw on internet they ban you for removing and recreating your account (due to initial boost to new account, their way to make you pay for subscription few days later when u see the activity on your account dies out). Anyway simple case this time…set up new account, everything seemed working fine apart that no matches and transaction error when trying to subscribe. Decided to delete and recreate the account as i thought something went wrong. Got directly the ban message when recreating the account. I had no match before deleting the app this time so can’t be through reporting but only from delete and recreating my account within 30min! I will report hinge’s behaviour to apple. Hopefully they will get a lifetime ban!.Version: 8.25.0

It’s good except for the Standouts Rose Money RacketTo ask members who have already subscribed to pay additional fees to send a rose is a complete rip off. The standouts seem like great matches but if you have already signed up for a subscription why should you have to pay more to interact with these profiles who conveniently appear to be better matches . Ps sending a Rose is also a bit cringy. A plain old like would suffice, but you can’t get even interact with these profiles unless you pay extra..Version: 8.25.2

Bad appeal/banning systemI got banned out of nowhere didn’t do anything bad and then I appealed it. It seems like the appeal team don’t really care for their job or the company because they got back and nothing had changed and they said they wouldn’t tell me why or how I’d been banned. Thought this app was meant to be good turns out it’s really not..Version: 8.26.1

Good overall, but “Standouts” is an awful featureAt the basic level, the app is well built and functions well and I do really like to approach they take compared to other apps. However, the “Standouts” feature completely ruins the app my taking the most desirable women and putting them behind a paywall, essentially. You have to use a “rose”, which is like a super-like, instead of a normal like for this curated list of potential matches. The fact that you have to pay for additional roses beyond the one you get from time to time isn’t even what bothers me, but it is the obligation to use a rose because it comes off as desperate and cheesy and I’ve NEVER had a match from a rose or super-like. It completely sabotages your chance with a girl to send a rose, so it makes these girls completely off limits. I actually had a girl from my “Standouts” like me organically, so I was able to match her and we had a couple of nice dates before it didn’t work out, but that was the most exciting match with the best potential I’ve had from using this app and it never could have happened from my own initiation. Standouts needs to go, or you at least need the option to send a regular like! Or just get rid of roses!.Version: 8.28.0

Slightly better than tinder. Not worth your time.Unpaid: terrible experience, almost no matches, pretty sure hardly anyone sees my profile. Yes I’m a guy, like 90% of users. The whole “we want you to pair up so you can delete this app” mantra only applies to women because most of us gents will only find misery here. Paid: made me hopeful at first with the extra matches. Many were bot accounts. Surprisingly… when I didn’t have premium, I’d see so many more obese and unsightly looking girls. But with premium they’re almost non existent. Still hardly any matches but at least I could swipe more. TL;DR I wasted around $150 AUD and plenty of time on premium hinge, boosts- which never, ever yielded a single match, and fixing my profile. Female friends of mine said it looked good. Hardly any female users on this app even saw it. Don’t be like me, don’t waste your time. Dating apps are evil money grubbing tools used by soulless corporations. Success stories are outliers. Like winning the lottery..Version: 8.27.0

BugsNeeds bugs fixed with messages not being recieved/sent.Version: 8.28.0

BotsI’ve been using the paid version of Hinge since this last summer. There are times when I don’t get on much, so some of this is on me, yet it hardly seems worth the money when I’ve squeezed out three, in person dates. (One was with someone I already knew and “bumped into” on the app). I used Bumble for a bit a couple years ago, and went on 3 dates within the first week. Two of my main complaints; first, they put all their most attractive members in the “Standouts” section. You can only contact Standouts by sending them a rose. (Yeah…it feels like The Bachelor) You get 1 rose/week for free, and beyond that, you have to pay for more. They’re not cheap. Second: BOTS! I’ve seen a significant increase in the number of bots since I started using. And they’re usually in the Standouts. This morning I noticed at least 3-4 in the mix. They’re always extremely conventionally attractive, from another country, their personal info has something nonsensical in it, the prompts mention marriage or long term relationships, and pics feature them w/animals. If you connect w/ them, they immediately respond and after a few messages, ask for your phone number or try to get you on What’sapp. I always report them, but I can’t even imagine how many users are unwittingly spending money on roses for bots. Not cool..Version: 8.31.0

Biggest waste of timeThis app use to be reputable compared to tinder.. now they have reduced the amount of swipes you can have until you have to pay to apparently gain new/more matches. I was banned from tinder for no reason and the same for hinge.. created a new account under a new email and it’s a complete waste of time. There’s literally no other way to meet single people.. bumble is a piece of sh#t, cause you have to rely on the girl to reply (who’s dumb idea was that). It’s really hard to meet single people organically in the real world.. literally the only way now is randomly messaging girls on Insta 😂🤦🏽‍♂️.Version: 8.13.0

Scam...It was a fine app, but somehow I got banned and there’s no appeal system. I did NOTHING offensive and even the one girl I’ve gone on a date with I’m still in contact with. And yes I even bought a subscription. Just use this app free you’ll get banned with no word, not worth your hard earned $ ima just sign up free again and try to clap some quarantine cheeks... f$&@ you hinge.Version: 7.21.0

Delete !Hinge, just like most other dating sites, is just rubbish. The idea of answering prompts and questions is good, but it makes it much harder to find someone you actually want to talk to. Getting to know peoples personalities and values is much more important than their political opinions or their favourite food! It is helpful in sorting the wheat from the chaff, but reading stupid prompts makes it so much harder to swipe right or want to get to know someone better. I’ve had some messages, however it’s never really been worth my time. It doesn’t seem as though they are very good at actually matching people with similar interests or values. Also, the cost for a premium subscription is just ridiculous. £20 for 1 month. Considering it doesn’t actually help you find someone, it’s really not worth it..Version: 8.5.0

Worst dating app everWhen I started I was seeing a lot of high profile and good quality profile but now I only be low quality profile and all of the using heavy filter. Also spam me with a girl that said “you and this person is a perfect match” and I when to look same low quality profile and pretty much I haven’t like any profile for weeks. And I was going to pay for the subscription but it isn’t worth my money if I keep seeing low quality profile and I try changing my photo and my profile but not thing works. So I’m going back on bumble and tinder. Very disappointed.Version: 8.1.0

As bad as eharmonyI’m a genuinely in shape, decent looking bloke who downloaded this app in good faith from recommendations from my lady friends. Unfortunately I have to swipe NO on 98% of the females on this app. I’m definitely not vain in any sense, but after two weeks I’m having the fattest, ugliest, most desperate girls filling my swipe feed. Genuinely, it makes me feel like a terrible human seeing the state of these people. I feel like I’m swiping on livestock after a good swipe sesh. It’s debilitating to the point where it’s actually depressing swiping through so many people who aren’t a good fit as a match. Hinge needs to place some sort of algorithm in (similar to tinder) that matches you with people based on popularity. It’s a good concept, but how can you advertise a dating app (most of which focus on material factors) but have such a horrendous user experience for people who aren’t so hard on the eyes. As a single guy I’d recommend tinder, bumble and even plenty of fish as a better dating app before this mess.Version: 7.24.0

Cool App But Too PriceyThis is a cool App somehow, different than the others but the reason why I am giving 3 stars is because is pricey. In like probably 30 likes in profiles that I did if probably 3 returned to me is already a lot. Because the problem is, if a lot of people like that person and that person don’t have the premium Hinge they will never see that you liked at all because only the last like can be seen and I am sure that people are not attached to the app 24/7 so is a bad thing because makes you to somehow get the premium to be able to see all the other likes and interact with them if the person connects. Plus, I feel like people here ignore you more than some other dating apps unless you are a very good looking guy or girl, but those yeahh the daily likes exceed for sure. This app should be a bit more accessible in my opinion. Just saying..Version: 8.19.0

Good people getting banned without explanationI was nothing but respectful to anyone I spoke to and was genuinely putting in the effort to meet someone. My account was blocked and I am unable to recover it despite my effort to do so..Version: 8.29.0

Roses are awful!I used to LOVE Hinge. The premise, quality of matches due to the algorithm are great, and they created an engaging platform that attracts the right kind of people for real dating. And then roses hit the scene. I thought the algorithm stopped functioning, because my H discover page tanked in terms of people that align with me. But I discovered that it did not, they just shifted all my top fits to the standout tab. And you have to pay for roses to match with those guys. Which is totally fine, but don’t make them exclusive to that page and not in the mix on discover. And this is BECAUSE roses are apparently a huge turnoff. I have a 1% return on sending roses rather than hearts. And pretty much the opposite on hearts. I have ZERO problem with the monetization structure and paying to have the best guys for me filtered into one convenient place. But for the love of god let me just send them regular hearts or be able to come across them in discover. I think roses come across as too eager and advertise that you pay to date, inferring you’re some Cretan that needs to pay. And it’s definitely not the case. I personally am just on there because I appreciate the algorithm aligning me with guys I’m incredibly discerning about since I’m serious about finding a match. Oh Hinge please help 😫.Version: 8.8.1

Deleted the app alright.The app sure is designed to be deleted. I see absolutely no reason to use it in conjunction with any of the other apps that already exist. At first glance it is great: The app has a nice layout, some good questions and a reasonably original take on how you connect with other people. But the latter generally does nothing but cause online daters to overthink, which they are already prone to do anyway. Combine that with the fact that you get about 6 free swipes a day and suddenly you will find yourself swiping through swathes of people to find that person you think you could truly connect with... but they don’t exist on the app. This is not even an exaggeration; in the week I have used the app I have found about four people attractive. And my standards are flexible to a point, I have been on many dates with a wide range of people. During my time with Hinge I’ve actually taken more peoples details in person than those I have connected with using this app. Not a difficult achievement for anyone even semi confident, because I have connected with no one. Meanwhile the regular apps; tinder, Pof and bumble have been steadily successful as usual with zero effort on my part. Now, maybe talking to people in person is challenging for you, I can understand that. But I can tell you now, from my experience, you won’t get anywhere any quicker by using this app..Version: 7.12.2

Don’t botherWill only show your profile to people if you pay for a membership.Version: 8.10.0

Too PCI’m male and was banned for using a topless profile picture of myself on the beach..Version: 7.22.0

Racist and needs to be deletedYou can dry racial preferences which is stupid. I’m also a gay man and keep getting cis women showing up like every third person. Wouldn’t recommend.Version: 8.17.0

Useless app that does not workI downloaded hinge after reading so many rave reviews on it and only to be very disappointed. I had to get verified only for nothing to happen. Then they have the cheek to say pause your profile because I am not being active enough. How can I be active when there is no activity coming from your app from anyone apart from you nagging me repeatedly to verify my account. Just another extremely overhyped subscription based app trying to pretend to be something special when it is clearly not. The only reason your app is designed to be deleted is due to frustration from its users at how useless it is..Version: 7.13.0

App sucks & confusingAfter 3-4 likes you have to pay or wait I don’t know how long. Very confusing. Requires too much work..Version: 6.2.6

Doesn’t workWhen logging in with a phone number it asks you to enter it a second time and then says that there was an error. This has been happening for over a week. Needs to be fixed..Version: 7.16.4

Algorithm is horrible and offensiveWell in theory their algorithm should be helpful. They only let you see people who are at your “level of attractiveness” but in actuality it doesn’t work. I means if you’re a person of color or a minority in any way you get sunk to the bottom of the attractiveness pool. I’m a type of person who some deem beautiful and some don’t, like a lot of women. I live in a city that is mostly white people and I do horrible in this app, my options of people to swipe on is almost offensive. My white friends who are the same attractiveness level don’t have that issue. When I go to other cities, I don’t have that issue. I enjoy bumble, where you just see everyone, you at least have a chance of someone finding you. Because of Hinges’ algorithms, only unattractive and creepy people see me so that’s the only likes I get and I see a 10th of what the city has to offer. This all makes it difficult for people who aren’t “typically” hot. It’s offensive but I’ve found a trick...I delete the app and restart my account every other week. In the beginning I’m able to see all types of people but within a week, I’ve been demoted and only see “my level of attractiveness”. In the first week people who I’m attracted to “like” me and I’m able to “like” as well and always end up chatting with people that I’m attracted to. I guess that’s the world we live in, where algorithms tell you your worth or at least the worth their coders feel you are..Version: 8.25.0

Going downhill fastThis used to be a great app and still can be, but they owners seem to care more about money then customer experience, I mean £30 for the “preferred” membership when it used to be £7 a month😂 and all you get with that is basically unlimited likes whereas on tinder gold you get way more things but for £4.99 a month! also everyday people that I’ve decided not to like will continue to keep coming up everyday so most of the time you’re seing the same people you’ve already said no to. Also, the “roses” are ridiculous priced which puts a certain “type” of girl behind a paywall not that matching with someone with only good looks bothers me but for people that’s what they are looking for and you’re going to have to pay a lot to find them😂 but all in all the app still has potential if they stop being greedy put the customers first and sort all the problems out..Version: 8.15.0

US onlyRequires US zip code.Version: 3.1.7

2021!!Review! before you PAY! know this!So here’s my experience with this app, as far as how its set up to engage easy start up conversation with someone its pretty useful, I noticed that even though I could control the settings after I payed it still really wasn’t working good, I’d control the age distance height and all the other features that would become available once you paid (BUT!) even then it was still showing me people that were way to far away and the ages that I’d choose were way off as well. ANOTHER!!! Thing I Noticed!! It would only show me profiles that weren’t very popular even though you get Unlimited Likes after paying. For the profiles that are recommended for you as in the ones you’ll mainly like FOR THOSE!!! You can only send what they call ( Roses ) and you only get one every Sunday or you pay extra money to like those profiles that’s the only way to like those profiles you gotta pay more even though you already paid for the one month membership or six months. For the most part every now and then but VERY RARE! it would show me a popular profile that they would usually be like 1-3 hours away from my location, AND!! the last thing you gotta remember before you pay it’s a gamble because this app just like many other apps it really just depends how many people around your area actually have and use this app, if not many people have this app around your area it’s pretty much useless......Version: 8.7.0

Waste of moneyThe app that is designed to deleted as it is a complete waste of time and money. I have paid to be a “preferred member” which has been a complete waste of money. This app seems to attract shallow members due to Hinge’s profile prompts. The app doesn’t even allow you to state what you are looking for from the app, eg dating, relationship, casual, etc. Then they have ridiculous “compatible matches” which never make sense based on what I have selected on my profile. Their algorithms are way off. Save yourself the time and money and don’t bother signing up..Version: 8.25.0

The algorithm needs some adjustingThe app at its foundation keeps you focused on a small number of people which I value so I can foster better connections with less distractions. And the same goes for the profile; you really can get a sense of a curation and someone’s level of seriousness or play when it comes to dating. The app is well rendered and mostly intuitive. My two stars are for two bits of feedback 1) the toolbar disappears way too frequently without any other button but the X button. If the answer is to needlessly scroll to make it reappear something isn’t right. 2) when I’m out of likes for the day it begins to show me a certain type of person (male for male filters fyi), I’m sure the more popular individuals identified by the “algorithm”, but I have to admit they are all looking quite the same, the same chiseled, abs focused, anglo, type of guy. And this is being connected to your advertising of paying for more likes. You’re telling users they have to pay to like these kinds of people. This harmful imagery and construct is being endorsed as not only the standard of beauty but also untouchable without paying by your algorithm and therefore by you. I can only imagine similar is happening with others combinations of filters. Do better for the current conversation around beauty and self confidence. Adjust your algorithm and your values..Version: 8.2.0

Standout BummerI’ve used Hinge on and off for years and generally like it but their new Standout feature is a total rip off. The app is siphoning off most of the best matches and forcing you to use their “rose” system which you get one of a week — or you can “buy more”. These matches rarely show up in your regular feed and are therefor hard to match with — unless you want to shell out lots of money. I think this is a rip off and a total bummer. Hinge used to be a really friendly and down to earth approachable app but it feels greedy to do this..Version: 8.26.0

This site is a scamAfter purchasing a 3 month subscription my account was deleted with no reason provided, after 2 days. It was stated that I had breached the terms but no reason provided, i am sure that I hadn’t breached the terms, but no option is available to defend the allegations as they will, not disclose the reason the account has been deleted. This is a scam stay away, you have been warned..Version: 8.20.1

PLEASE make this app better!I am so annoyed with users who like photos but don’t send a message. Please make it to where users cannot send likes without sending a message or commenting. Also, profiles need to be screened, all profiles with half naked photos should be deleted. All users should answer all questions on Hinge. Please make it to where users cannot proceed to the next question or complete a profile setup without answering all questions. And please remove user accounts whose profiles are incomplete. I’m fed up with the lies and deceit, many of the men on this app are married or are involved with someone. There are people out there, including myself, who really need help finding love. But so many people on the app don’t take dating or finding a potential spouse seriously and I’M TIRED OF IT! Please make it to where the first question on every profile asks, “What are you looking for?” so everyone can be clear on a person’s intentions. For the sake of people’s sanity who REALLY want to find love and bypass all the foolishness and immaturity, IMPROVE THIS APP. It’s supposed to be different from other dating apps. I want a better reason to delete Hinge other than me just being tired of the heartbreak. I can go on and on about my dissatisfaction with Hinge but I want to focus on what can be done to make all of our dating experiences through Hinge better..Version: 8.8.0

Designed to be deleted alrightCouldn’t even make an account as it wouldn’t send me the verification code..Version: 8.5.1

Blocked for no reasonWhat a joke. Blocked my number for no reason twice. I want my money back. Won’t give it to me. What a joke. Don’t download this app..Version: 7.17.0

Log in issuesThey can’t seem to get on top of this one, constantly logs you out and won’t let you log back in. This has been like this for awhile though you’d think they’d finally fix it.Version: 7.24.0

Great concept, unfortunate peopleI have so many mixed feelings about Hinge but firstly want to say that my issues with it aren’t to do with the app or developers. As far as dating apps go, Hinge is absolutely choice number one. The interface and design are much better, fresher, and more thoughtful than its peers (Tinder, Bumble). There’s a clear focus on prompts designed to be more meaningful, decent filtering and preference options, and all in all it’s intuitive. The unfortunate downside is that while Hinge’s mission may be to help people find love and ditch the app, and to put effort into meaningful connection, it’s now used just as carelessly as every other app out there. Tinder seems to have been relegated to the bottom of the pile with Bumble in the middle and Hinge at the top, not in terms of seriousness, but in class. Nobody on Hinge (men or women) seems to be interested in anything than slightly higher brow no-strings behaviour. A lovely concept, but people aren’t following or interested in Hinge’s mission. There’s higher emotional literacy but so far I’ve only seen it used to emotionally manipulate in a more nuanced and intelligent way than the straight up verbal battery found on something like Tinder..Version: 8.24.0

Cluttered and hard to useCut down the bloat needs to be simple..Version: 7.22.0

Banned for no reason?Downloaded the app a while ago for a week, then deleted, tried redownloading and turns out I’m banned? For...?.Version: 7.14.0

The dating app that sabotages you!Firstly, to unlock the features ie. To be able to like/message people you need to pay a subscription fee (don’t do this!!! It won’t enable you to contact the people you are attracted to... keep reading). Then the algorithm in the app determines who you’re most likely to fancy, your “type” and deliberately removes those people from the feed of singles you can see and contact! All the people you’re most likely to fancy are then kept in the “standouts” section where you can only contact them if you buy “roses” for an extra £3.99 each. You can’t see these people anywhere else in the app and they’re only kept in the standouts section for a few days. So, there’s no point subscribing! If you want to message people just buy the roses. But even better - use a different app that doesn’t find out who you’ll fancy and then keep them from you unless you pay an extra fee!.Version: 8.1.0

Data privacy issuesPlease be aware of the data you upload to Hinge. The support asked for a govt ID to proceed troubleshooting for the glitches in the performance just to tell me they can't help. Took 3 weeks to respond and still don't agree to remove the data from their server. The support only gives a generic template copy paste response so good luck if you are having any trouble..Version: 8.19.0

The Standout feature means I’ll never match anyone I likeI noticed the Standout feature and thought it was a bit weird- looked like another money making scheme- but didn’t think much more of it. Then, after researching it and learning about what it was, I understood why I was having such a terrible experience on Hinge, not seeing anyone in my Discover feed that I might actually be interested in, and I deleted the app straight away. Hinge uses an algorithm to work out who you’re most likely to be into based on your swipes. It puts all potential prospects together under the Standout tab. BUT to try and match them you have to send a cringey Rose instead of a Like and you get just one per week. And the worst part is: the people in Standouts never appear on your Discover feed. So, you will never have a chance to match the people that you are best suited to you unless you pay Hinge money. It’s appalling that Hinge can’t just be up front and admit that they are really a paid service. Hinge has become a money grabbing waste of time and should be avoided..Version: 8.19.0

BannedI was a paying customer , I was banned and never told for what. There’s no way to contact them only sign in with a phone number. Waste of time . Do not recomendado this app..Version: 7.15.1

Banned for no reason?I moved overseas but my App Store is still set to Australia. My old account was connected to my old SIM card which I no longer have, so I tried to sign up with my new phone number and kept getting error messages when trying to register by phone or Facebook. Then all of a sudden i try again and it tells me my account has been banned? I have no clue why? I haven’t even been able to sign up yet? I tried contacting customer support about it but they were no help. Really disappointed because I liked the hinge app before. 😞.Version: 7.25.0

There’s no user support.I had a hinge, and initially it was pretty cool. You have to put in a little more effort on details about yourself than on Tinder and Bumble. But I did have better chit chats with people on hinge. The people on it seemed nicer and more willing to say hi. Hinge has a catch phrase, “Designed to be deleted”. After a week or two I decided to take a break, so deleted my account. Then maybe a month later I re-downloaded the hinge app and tried to make an account. After entering my email / cell # stuff I got a pop-up that I had been banned. Then I went and read the hinge rules section and wrote an appeal. They only let you appeal once. After a handful of days I hadn’t heard back from the mods, and tried to start an account again. Still banned. On my original account my pics were all had my face and were as tame as it gets… the standard smile pics, a couple hiking view ones, a surfing one, etc. And everything written on my profile had been kind and appropriate. And any chat I had was kind. I’d like to use the app again, I liked it, but am banned without explanation. Googling it, there are a lot of people that have had it happen too. That’s why I left two stars on the rating. Anyway, Tinder & Bumble always keep working well. Also on both of those if I’ve noticed a bug or had a question, the tech & mods have always replied and been helpful..Version: 8.21.1

Upgrades are a scamDo not pay to upgrade to a preferred member. The only thing it does is let you put more preferences. You don’t get more likes and you have to pay even more for boosts or any other feature. Complete waste of money especially given they are asking for alot of money for next to nothing in terms of actual upgrades. I feel so scammed out of my money..Version: 8.25.0

Decent, but puts you “in a box”Hinge is awesome in theory. The idea of making interactions with people extend beyond a simple “like” is great because it gives people (mainly men) an opportunity to stand out on their first impression. Unfortunately this innovation is stifled by seemingly worse algorithms for matching people and no major incentive to engage female users (see Bumble) into making or maintaining conversations with the overwhelming number of men that are matching/liking/commenting on their profiles. Another issue I find is the forceful “prompting” that seems to beat myself and others into answering uncomfortable/staged questions that may seem like icebreakers on the surface but in reality gives people that all too familiar feeling of introducing themselves to a group of strangers with “3 fun facts about themselves”. I think this unfortunately has the effect of making everybody using this platform seem nervous and uncomfortable instead of fun and date-able. In general, I’ve also found that the people Hinge suggests to me are seemingly way less compatible or similar to me in comparison to other apps. The overall experience somehow always seems like a “diet soda” version of competitor dating apps, which stinks, because I do really like the platform this app has. It sadly just seems to fail in its execution of introducing me to like-minded people. Let’s hope that changes!.Version: 7.27.0

Paid membership needs work!Hey Hinge Team, the app had potential when it first came out but now you’re restricting likes, which I thought would be fixed by paying for “preferred membership”. I thought fair enough your team needs to make an income. However now, because of that restriction being put in place, that means less people are able to see my profile and approach me, (even though I paid to be seen more often). May I also suggest we alter the algorithm of seeing the same people again and again (sometimes 3 times in a week). I haven’t changed my mind and now I’m wasting a paid membership on seeing the SAME guys I wasn’t interested in the first place, again. Hopefully the app can regain its original spark, here to have my faith restored guys👍.Version: 7.12.2

Used to be betterI quite like hinge over other dating apps but since they’ve changed the layout and now they save the “most preferred” matches you’d rather click on for the standouts section, you can’t just give them a like. You have to give them a rose which of course is where the money grab comes in. I liked it better when it was just a like or cross. Plus giving someone a rose is apparently a “compliment” but I wonder if it’s a little too insistent... 🤔.Version: 8.2.0

Doesn’t give a second chanceI logged in with Facebook and realized I couldn’t access other photos so figured I could just exit the app and join again with my phone number but to my surprise you can’t do that with the same details all am getting is error in the verification code..it’s super disappointing..Version: 7.16.3

Repeated resultsHinge is not a good app, after a couple months using it, it doesn’t show me that it is that good of an app, even with all the advertising on social media sites and al the rest. Just after the first month I think, same girls keep popping up everyday, even with widened search parameter. And so far only one match. A lot of which is just profile with nothing but pictures and or fake profiles. Somehow have to refresh after every twenty results and have a limited likes per day about 10, which is annoying after some time..Version: 7.15.1

Needs ImprovementI have been using Hinge for about three weeks now. Since I started using hinge I have received the same options since the very first day I started using the app. I paid for a premium membership; however, they don’t have many options and it’s not worth paying for. Outside of paying for the premium membership, you have to pay for the roses to like someone that is listed in your standouts section. You are supposed to get a new selection of individuals in your standout section each day. However, my standout section keeps repeating, since they don’t have enough people who meet my preferences. If you don’t have more than 50 people to meet an individual’s preferences, you should not permit them to pay for the membership or at least provide a warning/trial period. Because you don’t have enough to offer for the standout category which the premium membership pays for. Also if you choose to be unmatched with an individual the app does not provide an option to state that the person is lying about where they live. I live in the United States however one of my matches is currently living in Ghana and has no ties to the state that I reside in. So something more needs to be done to filter where people actually live when setting up an account on the app..Version: 8.25.0

You have to pay to use - don’t botherIf I would have known I had to pay to use this app i wouldn’t have downloaded it. Don’t bother, there are other apps you can use without a fee.Version: 7.22.0

People with obesity onlyDear Hinge support team. Please look at the reddit people’s posts, I’m not alone. Something’s wrong whith your algorithm. It shows me 90% of time people with obesity , disabled people and the ones who you’ll never meet on the street. I’m in Sydney , I’ve checked my mate’s phone and founded that he doesn’t have that problem. I’ve tried to play around with all options in my profile but it hasn’t fixed the problem. Check the reddit - there’s a lot of people who ask about that and they still haven’t heard anything from your team . I didn’t want to give you one star but for now this app is just useless to a huge bunch of people. Fix it plz. Cheers.Version: 8.12.0

Worst ban process of any app I’ve ever seenOne day out of the blue my account was suddenly banned. Funnily enough, I hadn’t even been using hinge for a little bit because I was really busy irl. Haven’t changed my profile since I set it up over a year ago, either. So why was I banned? Oh, wait… They don’t even tell you. And you have one so-called “appeal” which is clearly just a lie so they can pretend they have an appeals process. For one – how could somebody possibly submit a worthwhile appeal when they don’t even know what they were banned for? And, secondly, they don’t actually respond anyway. Bad company with a fake appeals process and nonexistent customer service. 1 star is 1 star too many..Version: 8.31.0

Banned?Can’t believe how many reviews talk about being banned for no reason. Same happened to me. Customer service is crap and no help.Version: 8.25.0

Removed for having different opinion to someoneWell, the app is rubbish if you don’t pay but once you pay the hefty £30 a month you get unlimited likes/messages. Worked well until someone disagreed with my opinion that mandatory vaccines are wrong and although they were allowed to include a voice message promoting…….telling people to get vaccinated so she could have her life back as she put it, my account is removed without warning after she obviously reported it. So, only five days in to a second months subscription and I’m banned and now having to fight for a refund for the subscription for a service I’m unable to use. Contacted Hinge by email but for no response so had to contact the Apple App Store to fight this for me. Discrimination, not allowing opinions that others don’t like. The person who reported me was able to have their opinion as well as insult me. So beware. If you pay you may not even get to use the service and loose your money. £30 taken by the people who run the app. I demand my account is reinstated or my money refunded in full- what use are the contacts I gained if I cannot now contact them. Disgraceful. Typical ‘woke’ world of today. App developers contact me ASAP to discuss..Version: 8.25.2

Fun idea but ultimately the same as the othersThe layout is fun and clean and at first having to respond to little snippets on people’s profiles seems great but ultimately this still does not lead to people having better conversations or even replying to your comment in any thoughtful way. Same problems as every other dating site (not entirely the app or developers fault, just people being people). I will say that because the profiles are so simple to fill out and use there are tons more people with complete profiles and actual photos! Which is a big thing on these apps. I will say that the limited number of swipes a day is off putting, you have your 10 or so swipes and then you put it down not to be looked at again, the number is too small for people to be engaged for long as they see no point. By all means reduce the number of swipes a day so people are more frugal with who they swipe yes on but 10 a day is simply not enough, especially from what I can see there are very few people active on the app..Version: 7.24.0

Banned account with no rhyme or reasonUtterly disappointed in Hinge. Account was banned for absolutely no credible reason. I’ve read the terms and conditions as well as the community standards. Good luck trying to get any support. They have zero customer service..Version: 7.18.1

Oh i deleted it alright......because i got banned for no reason. and they won't tell you why/how you violated any terms or policies. what a poor excuse for a platform. if i could give it zero stars i would..Version: 8.0.0

Only for AmericaThe idea is cool and the app seems user friendly but it only accepts American postcodes. I don't even know why it's in foreign app stores, to be honest. Don't download unless you're looking for people in America..Version: 3.1.5

Algorithme or quality members prob?Is it my algorithme that only display this kind of profile or are all your users overweight? Thought the concept was interesting but tinder brings better users..Version: 7.27.0

Bugs, dropped matchesBrutal bugs. Had every girl that liked me that I responded to disappear. You can’t close the app and come back to a person later to decide either, it seems to make them disappear too. And the same problem with the x as others, way too easy to hit. Seriously rookie UI from an app that’s been around a while and likes to think it competes with the other dating apps..Version: 5.6.3

Loads of ooold profilesI took a year off from hinge, downloaded it again and 80% of the profiles I saw were the same ones. God knows how old they were even a year ago let alone now. The only ones to take any notice off are the ones that say ‘new to hinge’ (about 5%) the rest could be 3 years old and married, or even dead by now. Also when you unmatch someone one of the options for why needs to be they matched but didn’t talk, this is one of the most common reasons for unmathching someone yet it isn’t there as an option which is bizarre. That way you can give the serial time wasters and tyre kickers some feedback and hopefully save everyone some time in the long run..Version: 8.30.0

Permanently banned for nothingThis app allows people to report anybody and if it reaches a certain number, the app bans you for life. Still invites sexual predators though, because for them it’s just a matter of creating a new Facebook account or temporary phone number. For normal guys and gals, you can’t even make a case if you’re not on your best behaviour and tick off the wrong people..Version: 7.18.1

Looks good but recommendations are a jokeI like that it’s a bit different from the dating apps but the recommendations/match making needs work..Version: 8.1.0

DisappointingAs much as I like the concept behind it the experience of using the app has been rather disappointing. No matter how much effort I make into commenting on other users’ stories or pictures I hardly get any matches. When I eventually do get a match the vast majority of users choose ‘your turn’ which essentially mean that they want me to do all the work - how unmasculine of them! There also seem to be quite a few profiles of couples which I think defeats the purpose of being a ‘relationship app’. Lastly, many profiles aren’t loading correctly (I keep seeing blank boxes in places where pictures should be) which makes it impossible to tell how those users look like. Overall, after a month of using the app I’ve had one semi decent conversation. Suffice it to say that I won’t be using it for much longer..Version: 6.2.12

There is no customer serviceSo I got blocked before Christmas (it’s now March) and I emailed to find out why. I hadn’t broken any of the rules and actually wasn’t it much communication on it at the time. I emailed customer service and they told me that apparently my account was linked to one of their other platforms and that the rules of the “community” was broken there. I responded to say that I didn’t have any other apps, hinge was the only one, and if they can look into my communications on there. Plus I also wanted to know if as well as my details, any photos where used. No response. I waited a month and asked again. No response. I wanted another month. No response. As it stands, I still have no response, and I feel like hinge don’t do much to provide any insight. Further to this they just ignore you while your profile and information is out there without you being able to have access to it. There is a note to say if you keep emailing your emails will go to the bottom of the pile, and I understand that. But zero response in 4 months isn’t customer service at all..Version: 8.28.0

Frequent crashesThe app crashed all of a sudden, logged me out. Then when I try to log back in, it says I’ve tried too many attempts even though I’ve tried just once. Finally when I manage to log on, it crashes again within a minute..Version: 7.24.0

All the sameThese apps are all the same. This’ll be a superficial review as this type of apps force superficiality, so bare in mind everyone bases their swipes on 90% looks, no getting around it really. As a male, with a free account, the first 10 likes you get entice you as they show you nothing but absolute stunners, then once they’ve locked on to what you like through your first day, they adjust to show you everything you DON’T want. I was getting gay men despite saying i was looking for women, people so incompatible they’d probably rather die than actually talk, and the standard of beauty - in my tastes - went from about 8/10+ on the first day to nothing but 5s and below for the rest. It’s a joke, it begs you to pay for boosts and upgrades and it’s actually worse than tinder and bumble because it actually claims to be different. Awful. Serious gaps in the market for a fair, non-misleading dating app that does something to actually find matches, without having to pay. I’d rather a fair app with an advert every other swipe than have to pay a monthly subscription plus purchases to see one girl I like and could get on with..Version: 8.7.0

Hinge -> CringeThis app should be renamed « Cringe ». It keeps showing me profiles that I’m absolutely not attracted to in the free « Discovery » tab, while showing me profiles I’m actually interested in in the paid/premium « Standout » tab, like the algorithm was built to push you to buy roses/ credits to be able to match with someone you like. If not, you can keep swiping left on the Discovery profiles for hours….Version: 8.22.0

Great foundation, needs workSo to begin this review I want to point out that Hinge had the generosity of providing me with a 30 day preferred membership, probably as a welcome to the app. Although they in no way made me write a review, I still feel that doing so is fair to reciprocate their generosity. Like others users have mentioned, I’m somewhat missing the value in paying for a preferred membership, because it only works if others have it, in my case women. Since you can only like a few people at a time and review your queue of matches in a limited manner as a free user, if you get a lot of hits on your profile you’re not going to contact them for a while. That being said, if a preferred member had priority in other’s match queue, it would add much more value. Additionally, the app should work towards making sure women actually respond to you once you’ve made contact, because it’s another big issue. Finally, the number of people who were actually similar in my personality and in my league was dwindled so quickly that now it just feeds me whatever profiles it has lying around, and not even a week into the app I’m out of matchable women. As it stands right now, I certainly wouldn’t spend any money on this experience, but given work it could be a truly revolutionary app as it claims. Since I’m a young guy in a big market I would love to continue providing my feedback and working to improve the app if the developers are interested..Version: 6.2.13

Just another dating app that I deleted for the wrong reasonDespite the advertisement and selling point, even with premium active for 2 months (100% the biggest waste of money) I deleted hinge for reasons other then what they advertise. My experience was a lot of fake accounts, prostitutes selling themselves, people from other countries putting their location locally and finally it was al the same people from all the other dating apps, either so shallow to not look past superficial things like different interests (games, clubbing, alcohol, smoking) or just on there for a root. I deleted hinge because there was nothing there for someone like myself. The main issue that hinge can never fix is the person on the other end of the phone. And for that reason you might as well stick with tinder as it doesn’t put any more emphasis on people past the initial photo and a brief caption. This is as much a review of hinge as it is people in general.Version: 8.7.0

Lots of GlitchesThis app has tons of technical problems. Notifications pop up all the time for when people like your profile, but message notifications don’t show up, so you can miss responses to your messages quite easily. Some matches disappear even before a conversation starts. People are able to hide vital information, such as whether or not they already have children. I live in California but have been matched with people who live in Georgia or Oregon; I’ve set my location to within a radius of, like, 20 miles and I get likes from guys who live 100 miles away or more. It’s a waste of time. And people are still able to like a picture without commenting, waiting for the other person to start the conversation. Waiting for me to do the work, as if that’s going to get my attention. It also doesn’t seem to be learning my preferences all that well and shows me guys who don’t seem to have any common interests or values. I picked Hinge because it touts itself as not just another hookup app, but using it is so frustrating, and requires just as much of a screening process to weed out sleazy guys, who make weird requests and don’t want a real monogamous relationship, that I’ve only gone on a couple dates in several months, all disappointing. I’m pretty close to giving up on the app altogether..Version: 7.4.0

Good app until your banned inexplicablyI was recommended this app and used it and met some great people here on Hinge where it does what many of the other apps try to but fail however there is an unfortunate side affect to that, when you sign up you agree that hinge can ban you without warning or explanation and no appeal process at all regardless of the situation so this means you can literally never break the terms and conditions or expected behaviour but if your reported or hi he suspects information is inaccurate then you can and probably will be banned for life with no explanation given and no chance of appeal. Strongly consider this when joining and remember even if you follow the rules it can still happen to you..Version: 7.21.0

Waste of timeSigned up for this a couple months back after someone recommended it. Paid for premium yesterday because you are restricted with what you can do. Found out this morning that my account has been removed for “violating the terms”. Barely had anything on my profile and definitely didn’t have anything on there that violates their terms of service. Seems a bit suss that they took payment then removed my account. Honestly, might just stick to tinder - haven’t had any issues with them and the people on hinge are found on tinder anyway..Version: 8.14.2

Same unsuitable profiles over and overHinge started out fairly promisingly, but after some time now I’m ready to delete it. This is out of exasperation rather than having met a great guy. I am shown the same old familiar men over and over again. I repeatedly cross them off as they are not what I’m looking for, but still Hinge persists in this silly charade. Round and round we go. I contacted their ‘help and support’, raised this point and showed many examples of profiles which had come up in my Discover and did not meet the filters I’d paid for and set. The help desk defended it. Utterly pointless. Bumble is better. Don’t waste your time (or money in paying for the preferred membership). The claim that this is the dating app designed to be deleted is false. They’re all designed to keep us going back and paying for upgrades for more likes, filters etc. Don’t be fooled..Version: 7.31.2

OverpricedGood app but $54.99 a month?!? That’s nearly 2x what tinder charges! Not paying that much for some extra likes.Version: 8.25.2

HorribleHinge no matches, then banned? I registered on the app last year, but practically never used it, because from the get go I never got any likes. Keeping in mind that I am a female in my twenties so I thought I’m bound to receive some likes and match with someone. So I left it at that. A couple of months ago, I started using dating apps again and went back on hinge. Kept sending likes but got none myself. So I decided to contact Hinge support, because at this point I was curious as to what was happening with my account. They responded by saying that my mobile number/carrier or IP address was blocked by their servers. I travel a lot, but I never change my SIM card. They suggested that I delete my old account and create a new one with a different number, so I did that. Again, no likes, no matches. I contact the support for the second time and they respond by saying that my account has violated their terms blah blah and it has been banned. Now I don’t understand how have I violated any terms if I never got to speak to anyone nor any of my photos or prompts were offensive. I doubt that my account even showed up to people. My phone number and IP address work perfectly with any other apps, not just dating ones. So I don’t understand what was the issue. Needless to say, I will not be using the nightmare app again..Version: 7.27.0

New “Standout” feature extremely frustratingThis is a terribly frustrating feature. Each day you get a refreshed list of ‘standout’ profiles show to you, who the algorithms have selected as good matches for you, but you can only send a ‘rose’ (instead of a like) to one person from this daily updating list, per week, unless you buy more. There is no other way to like or engage with these profiles who have been selected as good matches for you, and the FAQs say that it’s uncommon and not guaranteed these profiles will appear in your feed. This is counterintuitive to the apps “intention” of being “designed to be deleted” Feels much more like it’s “designed to make you feel depressed about the irrelevant profiles shown to you for free while intentionally generating FOMO so that you spend $ at the chance of engaging with potential good matches”.Version: 8.5.0

Definitely designed to be deletedKeeps spamming my email about matches. Can’t log on via email because it requires a phone number and I have a new phone number. How on earth am I supposed to sign in with a new phone number and constant email spams from this company about matches. Hinge needs to fix it’s flaws. It’s fitting that it’s catch phrase is designed to be deleted..Version: 7.31.2

App is cheaters paradiseVery disappointing. I think guys on here who are wanting to sneak around behind their SO’s back flock to this app because it’s not as popular as competitors. I’ve used this app of and on for a couple years. I have yet been able to talk to a guy who, upon finding their social media, had a current girlfriend or wife. Other girls have gone through similar experiences with THIS app alone. My friend actually dated someone she found from Hinge for months just to get a Facebook message from his wife of 5 years one day. Another friend dated someone for a whole year just for us to discover he too had a girlfriend of two years. In my own experience, I had a random girl send me a screenshot of MY (now ex) boyfriend’s profile through Instagram. I see a lot of guys on Hinge also on Tinder, their Tinder bios will say looking to hookup, but their Hinge profiles will be very bland, saying the biggest risk they ever took was *this app* 🙄. Guys I’ve found with detailed profiles always seem to be hiding something or someone. If someone is using this app to cheat, or to simply get their nut, their needs to be a report system in place so their account can be disabled. This app sure is designed to be deleted alright, because in my experience it has been nothing but lies and heartbreak for me and my friends..Version: 7.28.1

Doesn’t work and there’s no way of getting response from customer serviceThe app design is great and that’s why it’s such a shame that it’s so buggy, doesn’t work and there’s no way of contacting a real person to enquire about getting it fixed. For the first few days I would get likes or like other people, match and then talk fine, however after a couple of days I started to get no responses when I was messaging people. At first I thought maybe people just weren’t interested in responding but I’m certain that isn’t the case because I get like after like and then no messages / responses to any messages I’ve sent over the last week or so. My messages must either not be getting through to the other person or they are getting through and the other persons aren’t coming through to me. I don’t connect to the app via Facebook so maybe that’s why it’s not as functional? I don’t know but please focus on fixing this problem!!!.Version: 7.0.0

Another dating app, another failureI went into this app with high hopes. With a slogan like, “The dating app that’s meant to be deleted” gets your hopes pretty high. This dating app doesn’t do anything different than any other dating app. If you’re a guy, you get 0-2 matches per week and you should buy a lottery ticket if you actually get a response too. (I would assume it’s because girls get over a dozen matches everyday so they don’t respond to every message). The only good thing I can say about this app is the fact that they don’t charge for the back swipe. Some other important notes: seems like you only get like 7 likes a day. Which is frustrating. You comment on someone’s photo, and then they respond with the generic “X wants you to start the chat.” After ALREADY starting the chat. That gets super annoying they should get rid of that feature. You get one rose or “super like” every week and it doesn’t make a difference. I’ve had the app for about a week and have yet to get a like. (I’ve gotten matches but I’ve never received a like before I got to match with them) so I can’t tell you the process of how that goes. Hinge should definitely have an option of, “what I’m looking for on here”. All in all, Hinge does very little to change the formula (especially if you’re a guy) and it’s pretty sad. An app that advertises “meant to be deleting” it’s very disappointing..Version: 8.13.0

Not enough free stuffThe free version is too limited.Version: 8.15.0

Great & Effective ServiceI have enjoyed using Hinge especially because of the way it structured a profile to be succinct yet still informative enough. The Hinge application development team did a really good job in striking the balance between the two. The one suggestion I would make is just add an element to the profile that allows the man/woman to indicate the type of relationship they are looking for (friends, short-term relationship/dating, or a long-term relationship). Especially for men, it helps us to know the degree of relationship that a woman is looking for before we devote time and energy to communicating with and pursuing them. I have encountered a couple woman now that weren’t really looking for a dating relationship at all, more just friendship. I did not find this out until conversing with either of them at some length and drilling to the bottom of it. With each of them, part of me thought, “Why is she even on a dating app/site when she has no real intention of dating anyone?”. I know Hinge is a more casual dating service, but yet I wish this information would have been more upfront. Even so, both women have still become good friends and I was still encouraged to meet both of them given the higher quality of person they each are. It’s just better to be as honest and upfront as possible from the beginning and allow for this as much as possible..Version: 7.28.0

Fake profiles galoreThis app is mostly a waste of time and money (if you upgrade). Firstly, there’s a disproportionate amount of very attractive female profiles and then when you match with them they’ll send one message and that’s all. They’re either bots or Hinge employees that are paid to create false hope for the user so that they stay subscribed to the app. I’ve met a few real people on it but most of the profiles are fake. I even found a profile of a friend of mine who I know doesn’t even use Hinge so that’s one 100% certified fake! Don’t waste your time on this app..Version: 7.6.1

Randomly bannedI had the app for less than 12 hours, and my account was permanently banned. I had two matches and spoken to one guy who I knew personally. There was nothing inappropriate said or done. All rules were followed and respected, yet they, without warning or explanation, banned my account..Version: 8.2.0

DO NOT PAY FOR ANY SUBSCRIPTIONSI had the app for 2 days and was banned. Due to their terms and conditions they cannot tell you the reason. Anyone can report you for ANY REASON, then boom you’re blocked and you cannot get a refund. Its Robbery!.Version: 7.15.0

Bumble is the bestI hate this app.Version: 8.3.1

Bad etiquetteThe Hinge UX is clever, and a well-thought alternative to apps where you need a match before chatting. I found it relatively easy to set up dates but compared to other apps I’ve used recently such as Bumble and Happn I’ve found the standard to behaviour of users poor. I’ve been stood up twice, there’s way more ghosting, a fair amount of dishonest profiles and I’ve been on the wrong end of some bruising behaviour. While I realise that internet dating is an alternate moral/ethical universe, Hinge seems way harsher. My possible explanation is that because of the ease on contacting people, users are even more distracted and bombarded with offers than other apps, making them even more fickle and prone to dehumanising actions. My three month subscription expires in a few days, I’ve not renewed it because I need a break to recover..Version: 7.8.0

No one responds! Ever!It’s such a frustrating app, I’m told I’m a good looking guy, I live in a fairly large town so there’s quite a few people on here, I’ve made a fairly decent profile I’d say and I have had 0 responses from anyone. Unlike the other swiping apps you can send a comment with a like, so I put a bit of effort into commenting something good, but what a waste of time that is! No matter what you write, or like you hardly ever get a response from anyone! This app is probably even worse at getting responses than any other dating app I’ve used. Swipe, or what ever this kind of dating this is called its seriously hard work and a waste of anyone’s time. There needs to be a serious change in how things work if this kind of dating is to become even slightly worth while..Version: 6.2.12

Promising but same problems as all dating appsThis app seems great at first—it stops you from the superficial swiping, asks some questions that can show a bit of personality, and tries to make you consider the person on a more than looks level. In reality though I have found this just results in less dates. You’re still as superficial as you always were, but now you’re also judging these people on their wittiness in answering dumb questions, their political views, etc. If you don’t pay for the subscription (which I think is just inexcusably overpriced considering you’re paying for an endlessly reproducible algorithm. If it were, say £2 a month, I’m sure they would get a lot more subscribers) then you just end up swiping through everyone in your entire city, so 99% of people with whom you’ve zero in common, and the very odd person you may like—but then that’s before they even might like you back. I’ll take my £8 and go hit a bar or join a club, where I’ll undoubtedly get more value and treat meeting people less like online groceries..Version: 7.7.3

Ignoring PreferencesNot sure why the preferences are even there if the app is just going to continuously ignore them. The biggest one being distance; I keep seeing people minimum 6 hours away..Version: 8.23.0

Banned with no explanation and other issuesRecently I was banned from hinge for having apparently violated the terms of service. Now the part that’s weird is that I know for a fact I did nothing wrong. The pictures I used were all appropriate and mine, the comments in my profile were also I guess what you could call normal (re: travel, experiences, etc). I also know for a fact that non of my conversations were rude/offensive. I would always see where the conversation was going and would never assume something based off her profile. When I would talk with someone I’d always “get a feel” for what we were chatting about. For instance if it was roast for roast” or something similar. Hinge shouldn’t just ban people outright for perhaps making mistakes on the app, especially if that person is unaware of said mistake. Id highly recommend avoiding this app until such a time that the above mentioned feature is included. Otherwise how’s can people who are actually looking for relationship do that let alone improve themselves if issues arise. Furthermore Hinge needs to do a better job of having a working customer service. From what I’ve gathered it is a “one and done” approach whereby nothing is explained and email responses are cut and paste. This is frustrating especially when trying to explain the other side of a supposed argument/ban. On a side note, my original subscription was $26.49 but then when a friend created his account his subscription was $52.99 for the exact same service. What’s going on here?.Version: 7.28.1

In the “pay for effectiveness” stage of its life cycleI first got Hinge in around 2017 and thought it was so much better than Bumble and Tinder because of the functionality. Being able to respond to specific prompts with comments gives people a chance to show their personality from the offset, so it’s great that it doesn’t feel like a surface level connection. What HAS changed since 2017 is the algorithm. For the few years there were a mix of profiles as with every dating app where you like some and you don’t like. Then they introduced “Standouts”. These are the profiles that Hinge think you will like the most, and they’re right! But the there are several issues: - They don’t show up on your main feed - You can only like them with a Rose, which is a different sort of “like” which in my opinion is pointless seeing as you can see the profiles of people who like you anyway - You get one free Rose a week, or you can pay £3 each. Effectively the functionality and concept is there, but after a while it won’t show you anyone you’ll actually like unless you pay..Version: 8.27.0

It was a great app and then it hid my likes behind a paywallJesus, okay. So I really liked this app. Today it locked all my likes behind a paywall. I can’t even see the people who responded to my profile anymore even though I could see them yesterday. I get having neat features for subscribers, I don’t get this. Actually really disappointed and the truth is the app is pretty good otherwise and I’d consider it, except nobody who doesn’t pay is going to stick with it, and considering how many small features like reversing an X you hit in error on someone who liked you and being able to go back when you’re swiping to previous people, I doubt that many people will for basic functionality. Devs: You have a great app here, but locking the people who like us behind a paywall so we can’t even see them? That was a terrible design choice. You just cut our potential matches by like 90%. I hope you fix it, if you do I’ll probably try it again someday..Version: 6.2.13

Bad UII will change this review when you change your unmatch button to something that is not a CLOSE X.Version: 8.20.1

I got banned for no legitimate reasonAnd it’s funny, I matched with a girl on Tinder that got banned from Hinge for no reason as well..Version: 8.16.0

Has PotentialI actually came to drop this from a 4 to a 2 star. The app itself isn’t glitchy etc. this is more so on the format of it and the style rather than anything else. I just don’t see this as an app that will help people engage. People on here are more so inclined to write about their political views than about themselves. My biggest pet peeve is when we have an match, we already complimented them and they just match and leave the compliment with no response. It makes us look like a fool cus we already started the convo..we already initiated contact yet this person probably feels like they’re doing charity by just matching with someone and not responding to them. Hopefully we don’t come onto dating apps for validation cus I don’t. But when people are on here not messaging or using this app properly it degrades the whole quality of the app. There needs to be more research done on how we can make this about quality and getting the right people in touch with each other. The match suggestions they bring up is not practical cus some of us do factor in appearance it’s just the way we’re made. It’s not everything but it’s something. I’m bummed I actually paid a months worth for it as the three dates I went on were completely trash..Version: 7.30.1

They seem to ban accounts for funI started using Hinge and then was pretty promptly banned and I have no idea why. As far as I can read, I haven’t violated any of the terms and conditions, I mean I hadn’t even been able to connect with any people either so it’s not like I’d really managed to interact with anyone too. I’ve read other reviews of users this has happened to, and the frustrating thing is you’re just banned and there’s no appealing really so it’s pretty permanent. I’ve emailed their customer support to try to find out if it’s just a mistake or misunderstanding but radio silence as they don’t seem to think people with banned accounts are worth their time. It’s really sad because as a woman I thought I’d maybe finally found an app I felt comfortable on. I really think Hinge needs to allow users to discuss their account’s case with a real human customer support agent. I know there are people who break the rules and who do deserve to be banned but it’s those that don’t that really suffer. I guess I’m destined for the spinster life of a thousand cats. Sad times..Version: 8.18.0

Worst dating app ever!Don’t waste your time on this horrible app!.Version: 8.14.1

Fake profiles galourThe app is filled with fake profiles of those stolen from overseas people, especially in america. Men posing as women in the US. Doesn’t take much to see that the products and items in photos are clearly not local and that they are too good to be true. Unlike other dating apps, there are no checks to ensure that the person creating the profile matches who they are. And you also have to put up with men claiming they are women trying to “convert” women seeking seeking women. Do not waste your time and be frauded. This app is the reason why people hate dating apps..Version: 8.17.0

Be careful ********They closed my account after i paid the membership (within 20 hours of installation). I didn’t use the app just the payment made, cleared and I received the ban status. I emailed them several times in the last 3 months to ask just what happened and request for refund. After several months they said that “we do not disclose the reason that why we close accounts and it is mentioned in our T&C. You should read before payment! “ and never returned my money or responded to my other emails. It’s fraud. Dodge app. Be careful please..Version: 8.24.0

AwfulI was hoping that this would be a fresh new way to date, but the algorithms are so ridiculously rigged/broken that it’s laughable. When you first open the app you are shown several profiles of ultra-attractive people. You know, the kinds of people who have thousands of likes a day. Thereafter - and this is no exaggeration - you are EXCLUSIVELY shown profiles who (to put it politely) are very rarely liked. Seriously, it’s to the point that you know it’s deliberate. As much as I believe there is somebody for everyone, this app has not been able to discern my type based on who I like and dislike. Every single profile is exactly the opposite of my type and people whom I personally find unattractive. And it periodically shows you bouts of profiles of a very specific type - I.e different ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people etc. While I 100% support this kind of inclusivity, the fact that it ONLY shows you these groups for a period of time tells me that the algorithm is rigged. This app is designed to be deleted alright..Version: 8.4.0

MessageI’m having problems to message as the conversation are disappearing once logged off from the app..Version: 8.28.0

Stopped working after the latest updateThe update from yesterday made this app totally useless. It won’t get past the splash screen. Reinstalling doesn’t help. How does something like this get released?.Version: 8.30.0

Banded for no reasonI have no idea why I was banned. Like other banned for no reason. I definitely didn’t violate there terms of service..Version: 8.29.0

Banned for no reason less than an hour after downloading.I downloaded hinge for less than an hour and was banned while looking which of my photos to add. I hadn’t even matched with and messaged anyone and I was kicked out. My pictures are innocent selfies. While looking to find a solution on reddit I found that people just report others at random for the most minor conceived slight. It’s a ‘report before you get reported mentality’ Hinge doesn’t care who they’re banning and people don’t need to have real proof of violations. I can never make another account..Version: 7.20.1

MehThis app is average. Nothing great, nothing terrible. Matches are not very likely. Only about top 20% (decent looking but not hot) are worth pursuing, but, they hardly like you back. I do appreciate those prompts, to promote conversation, BUT, I wish the average non-paying user (which is probably a majority) would be given more free likes for the day. Otherwise, their likes go to the top 20% decent people, and the average people barely get any matches. Also, I wish you could be more specific in the search for bi-racial people. For example, if I’m trying to match with a cute half asian half Italian man, it would be nice to have that search option. Otherwise, the app is not bad because the conversations are thoughtful, BUT, it’s nothing exciting either because the matching probability is very, very, low for the average user. Even if I’m a paid member, this doesn’t increase the chances because the average non paying user is very limited..Version: 7.21.0

Nice, when/if it works, which it doesn't.It's a good design, and reasonably well executed. However, it seems to remove someone from the pool/stack without notice and with no recourse to return. I became busy with work for two weeks, and learned upon my return to the app that it thought I'd seen everyone that met my specifications--a status that has not changed despite my attempts to reset, broaden them, etc. Even if this were true at one point, it's hard to believe that no women aged 18-65 joined the app within a 100km radius of Sydney (Australia) in the past 3 months. Prior bug fixes have not resolved this. There is no clear way to seek assistance regarding the matter. Result: the slogan "designed to be deleted" is taking on a different, and less favorable, meaning..Version: 7.10.0

DangerousNever have I ever thought other dating apps like Tinder, Bumble or even POF were dangerous. It seems like predatory men flock to this app. I went on a date with a man who didn't look anything like his pictures and then proceeded to stalk me for months afterwards, and this wasn't an isolated incident using Hinge as it happened again before I finally deleted the app (yes, Hinge was notified on both occasions and I never received a follow up) If we're talking about technicalities, the radius is a circle and not linear. Meaning if you live near the border of a country you are going to have to sift through people who aren't in the same country as you but within the same radius. I've never written a review for anything but if at least one lady sees this and chooses another dating app then the hassle of using this awful app was worth it. Stay safe out there ladies and choose any dating app BUT Hinge..Version: 7.12.2

My experienceI’m left very confused as to why I was banned after having this app for about a week and doing nothing but have normal conversations with people..Version: 7.22.0

Absolutely pathetic experience.I barely used hinge but started a few months back to meet new people. I try to log in a few days ago and my account has been cancelled. I’ve gone back to read the terms and conditions and in no way have I done anything wrong at all, no abuse, no false pictures, no selling anything. Nothing at all that warrants a cancellation. I email (you get one shot for redemption. If they say no, you can never join again) They said no. They wouldn’t give me a reason why, they didn’t say which rules I broke (none) Once banned you can never re join with the same number email address or anything. Absolutely pathetic customer service and absolutely pathetic experience when I’ve done absolutely Nothing wrong. They will go on to say “you must have” But.. I did not. I was speaking to literally one person and the conversation was very basic.. where are you from, what do you do etc... banned for life without question..Version: 8.20.1

Hinge will limit you - be warnedI used hinge on and off for around a year with no results. In fact, the app actively seemed to be stopping me from being able to see the rupee of person who I would be interested in. So, I took the leap and decided to pay for it. No surprise, I suddenly started to see people I was more attracted to. Still not particularly attracted to, but more. I made the effort, swiped sent roses, responded to prompts, perfected my profile and eventually it started to pick up. But the app still limited me. Was still not seeing the most attractive people and I’d get a pattern of receiving 2 likes per day in quick succession - as if the app was suddenly showing me to people until I got 2 likes and then stopped. Even with paying i was still only sending out about 1 or 2 likes per day because I never felt the people shown were compatible with me or attractive. Anyway, I went it to a pub, chatted to a girl and am now dating someone incredible - who was also on hinge lived 3 miles away but we never saw each other on the app. Good job hinge..Version: 8.29.0

Against different relationship typesMy husband and I have a poly relationship. We joined hinge and paid the high amount of $40 for three months. One day I went in to view the new messages we had and it wouldn’t let me sign in. I emailed them about it and this is the response I got. “ Your account was not deleted because of the particular type of relationship you're in or the type of relationship you're looking for. The reason that your account was deleted is because we require that each Hinge profile represent only one individual. We think it's important to have each profile represent only one person because we want to try to capture the richness and depth of a person. That's already incredibly hard to do for just one individual, let alone two. We absolutely welcome folks in poly relationships on Hinge and I'm happy to say that we have a growing poly community! Most poly folks on Hinge let other members know about their relationship status in their prompt answers or simply in the course of conversation in their messages.” This is a lie. This app is not for our kind of relationship. You can’t connect two accounts so if he and I wanted to do it the right way, we’d have to pay for two memberships. I wish there was a warning or an email or text they’d send to let you know your account had been deleted. We didn’t even know it violated their “rules.” We had been using it for THREE MONTHS, bu the moment our membership expired our account got deleted. TOTAL CRAP APP! DO NOT GET..Version: 7.31.1

Religion optionsWould it be possible to add a Sikh option under religion? Otherwise great app.Version: 8.8.1

Two starsI think the app is worth 3.5 or 4 stars but unfortunately the guys bring the overall experience down to a 2. Guys shouldn’t be allowed to just “like pictures.” It so lazy, why not send a message with works. Also, the app should force each member to answer basic questions and make them viewable. So many guys don’t disclose what they are looking for or if they have kids etc. This takes away from the value of online which is getting some basic information upfront. Also, same experience as other apps - guys respond once or twice and then no further communication. Waste of time. Maybe have a feature to drop your connection automatically if no response in a day - that’s what I do. If you are too busy to communicate then don’t waste my time. If the app can figure out how to make dating more successful and not just being different only be negating the swipe feature, then I can give 5 stars. Maybe put people in strict categories - looking to see what is out there, looking to date slowly, looking for marriage and people can only see people in their category. Also you can’t change your category more than say every 3 months to avoid people taking advantage of just switching. If I made an app, that’s what I would do. Too many people wasting other people’s time.Version: 6.2.13

The only love here, is the love for moneyJust another predatory dating app looking to make a quick buck out of peoples hope of finding love. I despair. This app appears to market itself as something meaningful, as compared to the likes of Tinder. But they’re all the same, just after your money. Absolute junk too, couldn’t count even one meaningful interaction out of a few months of use, to the point I actually started questioning if these “people” were for real, the world really is full of thickos Get lost! Turns out after reading a news story about the creator of this app, the guy is a complete tool with a flippant mrs, some kind of tragic comedy. They are right that the app is meant to be deleted, why are there so many junk mobile apps(Apple????), smart phones are a huge disappointment and are only enjoyed by stupid low IQ and low standards people it seems.Version: 8.18.0

If you’re a guy, do not buy this app and here is why!The app seems designed so that the guys fill up the women’s inbox with their initial comment and are left in queue until she finally gets around to seeing them. With a queue of only 6 slots visible, the only group that seems the benefit from “purchasing” the full app (allowing mostly to open a fully unlocked queue) would be the women. With which she may see all the men who have left comments on her profile at once. There is almost no point in scrolling through random mens profiles for her, because all the woman needs to do is wait. Systematically when a woman has responded to me personally, it has been after a week, or sometimes two! This isn’t once or twice though. This is every woman. And if I have asked them when they received my message? They had just received it in their queue. They have no way to tell how long a man has been waiting for a reply. It depends on how many other guys have left left comments to her before “you”. In all this app is only a functional dating platform if ALL PROFILES are purchased and all queues are fully unlocked. As for the guy? Don’t buy this app. You will get Nothing for it in return. Donate you money to an animal shelter or something and feed an animal for a day. You’ll get more satisfaction. Actually go rescue a dog and join a dog walking group of young adults. Then you just meet people. You know, like out ancestors used to do..Version: 6.2.13

What?!I created an account, paid the monthly subscription pf 40$ and without doing anything i got banned for some reason 3 days later and they are not giving a refund... i asked them why and everyone is giving me a copy paste of you violated the terms that it thats all no actual reason....Version: 8.22.0

“Designed to be deleted” they saidFirst off, the layout is brilliant, I like the features and they do have some helpful tips I guess, but they say it’s designed to be deleted and then limit you to 5 likes a day and if you want more then you have to pay, if you want your profile to be seen you have to pay, and that just makes it almost pointless, i get 35 likes per week, that’s nothing, because it probably takes weeks for all of those people to find your profile and hope that you’re good enough for them to like you back, and it’s not like you’re gonna find the perfect match straight away, it’s possible sure, but for most people it takes quite a bit of trail and error and that can take months of having to date people when you probably don’t often get matched which only makes it take longer so I don’t think it’s designed to be deleted at all unless you’re suggesting I’m gonna delete it because it doesn’t feel worth my time….Version: 8.16.0

Worst dating appHad used the app for a little over a week and find one morning my account had been banned. With no explanation as to why, and as other people have said an appeal process that doesn’t work. I think if you’re going to ban people from a service give them an actual reason or explanation of what they did..Version: 8.3.1

Designed to be deleted alright!Terrible dating app, great media PR department though. Tried after reading positive reviews and carrying out research. You have to swipe and write a message, so it’s ends up being too much effort for too little reward. In all the likes I received not one woman could be bothered to write a message, and so they still expected you to in effect make the first move, undermining the point of it all. On Tinder, for example, you either like, get liked, and maybe match, but on Hinge you get an apparent A.I decided match, yet it’s Algorithm is crap. If you have a mountain in your profile picture , it matches you with someone who has mountains in theres. Seriously. And when you delete your profile it doesn’t even ask why, so its Algorithm can learn or Hinge improve it’s service! Also, fact app uses American cultural prompts also ludicrous in U.K. Worst dating app ever used is still gold diggers haven of Bumble, Hinge now second, which is a shame, as nice idea in theory , but whoever developed it forgot the whole work & reward motivational aspect of human psychology. In summery, you’ll end up catfished and chasing ghosts at a much much higher rate on Hinge after putting in much much more effort and time than on say even Tinder..Version: 8.8.1

New Standouts feature is bad businessI understand companies/apps have to make money, but this new standouts feature is honestly kind of insidious. They’re basically choosing people that are well liked and putting them behind a pay wall, because they admit that you won’t see people you see in standouts elsewhere. It costs FOUR DOLLARS to buy one rose. Think of the reality of that math, I would say half the time people don’t even respond to you and then you probably only end up meeting MAYBE half those people in person. If you want to go on just 3 actual dates you’re going to have to pay their $30 price for 12 roses, so not only do you have to pay for a date already you have to pay $10 just to go on that date to begin with. Also, the people who are put in standouts do not get to chose whether they’re put there or not, you don’t have the choice to decide whether people HAVE to pay to send you a like or not. And do those people put in standouts who have to have a rose paid for to talk to them get their own roses in return for the app literally making money off of them? No, you just get unwillingly put behind a pay wall. I understand a subscription type service like boost or whatever other apps use where everyone pays the same price to use the same features for equal access, but this just honestly doesn’t make sense..Version: 8.3.1

Hinge’s new, manipulative way forward...Hinge has graduated; with their new feature Standouts, Hinge's calculated greed is now in full view. Let me explain... Once upon a time, Hinge had a pool of possible matches you could Discover. Become a Preferred member and you could sort through those users more quickly with improved preferences (religion, education etc). But Standouts represents a different approach. Based on your likes and preferences, Hinge section off the people "most your type" and puts them in an entirely different category. Unlike the Discover category, you can't 'like' people in the Standouts category, you can only send them virtual Roses - at roughly $6 each. So, let's refresh; 1) They learn who and what you like. 2) They use those learnings against you to lock off the most appealing profiles. 3) They charge you for every interaction with these special profiles. 4) Profit! It's a greedy, calculated move. Hinge's cute "designed to be deleted" facade has fallen away, revealing their new-found enthusiasm for manipulative, dark patterns..Version: 8.3.0

Better than tinder…more of a 3.5/5A much better designed app than most dating apps. The thing is it’s a dating app so generally people will match with you only to ignore most of your messages, but this is more of a problem with dating apps in general rather than hinge specifically. I hope this app improves with time and adds some more interesting prompts. I find a lot of the prompt aren’t very interesting, but the system itself isn’t terrible. I’d say the amount of dates I’ve gone on with hinge is higher than that with tinder. The prompts make it easier to start a conversation, but rarely do any of my dates go anywhere beyond the fist date. The interesting thing is I’ve gone on more dates, but I haven’t started more real relationships. For the most part not a bad design, I just wish more people would make an effort to communicate on these types of apps. I’ve met some really interesting people through hinge I just wish I could form more lasting connections. I’m not a terribly unattractive person, but I can find it disparaging when most of the matches go nowhere. I think it’s harder to treat people with dignity and respect when they’re just a name and a few photos on the screen rather than a person your interacting with. The process ultimately makes me feel pretty disposable..Version: 8.31.0

The worst app I’ve usedThey say this app is designed to be deleted, and they couldn’t be more right! This app is the center place for bad people, low quality profiles, and prostitution online; and serves a place for the worst of the online dating world, I don’t know how else to put it so I’ll be honest. If you consider yourself repulsive or a prostitute, welcome to Hinge this is the place for you. But knowing this, the Hinge team has made it intentionally difficult to use the app, which induces user fatigue to make sure you can’t swipe through volume because their volume is extremely low value. The app has a dark patterns based UI, and the database of people is just horrific - as if everyone who had no success on every other app just created their own - yeah this is it. This is the homeless camp of dating apps, the unhealthy people club of dating apps, the “I’ve given up trying and I’m bitter and fat” club; and they’re all home at Hinge. And because the UI is so difficult you can’t swipe left - it takes literal seconds to X someone and their X button is intentionally placed in a bad spot and takes 2-3 taps each time to get it to trigger - all intentional UI dark patterns. Because of this, you’ll end up wasting hours of your life and get nowhere. There are no quality matches on Hinge. Period. Don’t waste your time, this app is a scam..Version: 8.5.0

Not worth itYou’re limited to what feels like 5 likes or so a day, which is very limiting. The app works well and it does encourage some decent conversation. However, due to the low number of likes you’re given and also due to the fact that half the profiles seem to be inactive, matches are few and far between even with high like numbers. I wouldn’t mind low likes as such, but the premium services of the app are ridiculously expensive and do not entice me to ‘have a go’. Either they need to increase the number of likes or features given to free users or bring down the price of the premium services, or even just do an offer every now and then. Otherwise users won’t see the point in paying £30 a month when they don’t have an opportunity to see the app ‘at its best’. (£30 a month or £8 for a 1 hour ‘boost’ is also way too expensive). Also noticed that communication within the app seemingly gets buggy whenever you talk about having conversations outside of the app. Messages don’t send and I get notifications of a response several hours after the message was sent. I would use the app if you’re interested in something that isn’t as ‘shallow’ as Tinder, but not right now. I get that the app has to make money and all that, but it’s simply not worth the prices they are asking for and there isn’t enough of a ‘hook’ enticing me pay. Maybe if they allow more use of the app to free users, Hinge will get back to where it used to be..Version: 8.16.0

Roses aren't redI loved this app -it was my favourite- until they started hiding people they know I would like from me and only showing them among my "Standouts", which I can't contact more than once a week unless I pay for roses. They claim the cost of 4$/rose encourages scarcity and reflects deep intention to the receiver, but those 4$ cost way more to a struggling lower class person than they do to a rich upper class person. Isn't one point of internet dating to make people accessible to each other no matter the socioeconomic status? I would rather watch an ad after each person I come across than to have to date only from the part of the Hinge population that is less attractive to me..Version: 8.5.1

Ridiculous reallySo it’s asked to complete the profile, which is done everything including linking up my Instagram page which I had to reactivate only for it to say I still hadn’t completed the profile meaning I couldn’t use the features such as liking someone to actually use the app. Waste of time honestly!.Version: 8.28.0

Algorithm and PreferencesThis is by far the worst “dating app” that one can use. Not only do you preferences mean virtually anything (considering they show you everyone who is polar opposite of what you are looking for), it will show you 10 people and say there is no one else in your area. You’re going to tell me there is only 10 people using this app within 20+ miles? I find that extremely difficult to believe. I have deleted my account, logged out, made a new account as suggested by customer support to see if this will fix my experience... it fixed it for about 10 minutes showing me people within my preferences and then the algorithm was completely wrong once again. I even have spent money on the premium version to increase my chances- this app is pathetic and the customer support is a joke. They basically say there is nothing we can do and that the more you swipe, the better the algorithm becomes and will show you people in your preferences. How can I swipe and increase my odds when not one single person is within my preferences? I’ve used this app for a year and haven’t received one like, one comment or anything and I can assure you that there is nothing wrong with myself or my profile. This is a joke and don’t spend money on this nonsense- it’s a scam and very discouraging. Hope this serves y’all some support..Version: 8.1.0

They finally broke itThis is the first app review I’ve ever written, but I feel compelled to by the appallingly bad quality of this app. I used it for the first time a few months ago, and found it to be a great alternative to bumble and tinder, and a good way to get back out there after lockdown. I recently downloaded it again, and unfortunately discovered that the developers have decided to brick the app by introducing the new “standouts” feature. This feature basically keeps anyone you might actually find attractive behind a paywall and shows you nothing but obese women with significant mental health issue if you refuse to pay. Using this app makes me concerned for the future of humans as a species, and unless they revert the changes to the algorithm, I would suggest that your time is better spent watching paint dry than using this pathetic excuse for a “matchmaking” app..Version: 8.1.0

Great app with the worst support and customer service everSo I used this app for the months at the end of last year and early 2019 before deciding to close my account and stop using the app. Upon trying to then reset up an account with the app more recently I was prevented from signing in and told I was banned for violations of the terms of service to which they could and would not provide further information. To this I expressed my concerns that someone else must have accessed my account and that I have never done anything to breach any of the terms of service other than to close my account and leave their service. To this I was told that their decision was final. Worst customer support ever. They weren’t able to explain what it was that they were essentially accusing me of doing nor did they seem at all concerned that they could potentially have had someone fraudulently using my details to access their service. I work in a sales and customer service industry and with GDPR I would have thought that they would have taken matters more seriously. The app was good and the way it tackles app based dating is more compelling than others out there but as far as support and consideration goes there is none. You may as well talk to a machine..Version: 7.7.3

Beyond terrible customer service.The customer service is great. I am being sarcastic. I was banned and I have no idea why. The message when you attempt to log in says you can appeal the reason you were banned and they tell you to state your case. Interesting. Shall I log onto ebay and buy a time machine so I can go back in time and read my profile and also every interaction with anyone i texted? Sounds good but sadly the time machine isn’t an option so how on earth do I know why i was banned in order to “state my case?” Perhaps it was my sarcasm. Moving on, I have contacted them for plus two months and sent six plus emails and I still have no response. Under normal circumstances this type of behaviour would be considered stalking because it’s sad to send that many messages over that time period but I want to know why I was banned because i’m curious like that. My opinion? The customer service is a joke. There is no “service” It’s Completely illogical and arrogant. Hinge, you are welcome..Version: 8.6.0

“Standout” feature is money grabbingAt least apps like tinder don’t go around pretending they’re more than they are - unlike hinge. It claims to be the app “designed to be deleted” except they are purposely with holding matches that are “standouts” these highly ‘desirable’ we’ll call them people are only available to match with if you have a rose and you only get one rose every so often, the rest you have to pay for. What’s worse is these “standouts” are removed from your general feed, purposely forcing you to spend money. So tell me, why would I stay on this app when at least all I have to endure with tinder is ads?.Version: 8.10.0

They entice you with fake profilesBefore you finish your profile with as much information as they’d like you can’t like anyone. During this period they try to entice you with fake profiles of attractive women. As soon as you complete your profile you get the actual pool of profiles and none of these women that you saw beforehand ever show up..Version: 8.22.0

Are you kidding me?!It was a fantastic app, at least until the recent upgrade makes you pay to see the people who match with you. What’s the point of having a dating app if you have to pay to connect with people? 🙄 I definitely don’t recommend this app..Version: 6.1.0

Do not getGlitchy app. Logs you out and then won’t let you log back in. Has an error message of “too many log in attempts.” That seems like shoddy code..Version: 7.24.0

Virus restrictions have eased in AustraliaHi, I am enjoying the Hinge app, thank you guys for all your hard work. One thing I would like to mention is regarding the coronavirus restrictions in Queensland Australia (and I believe the rest of Australia as well). Restrictions have eased for a while now, and we are able to meet each other and join groups of up to 20 people, and this rule is also easing again on 1 July. So just in regards to your ‘date from home’ ruling in-app, this is not actually the case in Queensland or Australia any more, and it would be appreciated if you lifted this restriction off your app, so there is no problem in meeting matches off the app. Thanking you kindly for your help:) Thank you 🙏.Version: 7.21.0

Please fix spell check!!!!Hinge is a great app and works as it should. But since messaging is a key component to your platform, the spell check is so bad and often misspells words to a point where I have no idea how the algo even chose that word? Or maybe spell check doesn’t even exist and I’m a terrible typer. But I know I don’t have the issue in other iOS apps. Please fix it. Also I often get double (cloned) messages from people or from me to them, also not great for the UI….Version: 8.22.0

Disappointing RubbishThis seemed to be innovative to start with but it’s clearly set up to scam money out of punters. Aiming to delete the app sounds novel but the reality is that that’s what every dating site has as its basis: finding someone so that you can leave the site. The major problem is that users have no control over the entirety of search settings. Users should NOT have to pay a large amount of money to make common selections like Height, Drinking, Smoking etc, etc, etc. That’s just BS in a BS app. Go back to the drawing board and create something that is user-driven, not money-grubbing,..Version: 8.11.1

Bans for no reason, no warning, no appeals and after that, no refunds on prepaid services!I downloaded the app and was enjoying it, I probably hadn’t messaged someone in a 2-3 weeks on the app and I find out that I was banned today. I bought the 6-month premium service. No refund through the Apple store. So basically they do whatever they want with no explanation (they don’t have to use names or scenarios they could just explain the term of service broken or could have provided some type of warning about what/why?) and then to finish all off they will keep your money. It’s a shame cause it’s a good app. Just has poor customer policies and a lazy approach to managing potential unwanted users..Version: 7.18.1

Banned without any kind of processI was on hinge for maybe a year. Never had any issues with anyone, and tend to stay friends with women I date. One day I was surprised to find I’d been banned. A few weeks ago I went on the app, and it said there was now an appeals process. So I write to a hinge to say I’d been banned, didn’t know why, perhaps it was because I didn’t speak to everyone I matched with? If they could at least explain why I was banned I’d appreciate it, as I think it was an error. No response. This app is dubious. It seems they want to make people comfortable and safe, which is good, but they did so by cutting corners on the banning process. People can get banned for no reason, which is not great!.Version: 8.1.0

Not terrible but not greatWell designed app and easy to manage profile. The prompts are great because I can sort out the trash guys who can’t answer a question properly from the normal ones (not that there are many left after the creepy or trash ones). Good in theory but just another dating app that creepy guys have ruined. Genuinely worried about the future of dating if all boys are this dumb..Version: 8.12.0


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