Hinge Review – Hit or Miss

5 Arguments to Use Hinge – Hits

Admins vet profiles, so you are less likely to encounter scammers.

The site is diverse, providing dating services for all sexual orientations.

It has a matchmaking system that works.

It underwent serious revamping – more focused on facilitating relationships, not hookups.

Its legitimacy is grounded owing to its buyout by Match.com.

Membership Base

Our review shows this site received a redesign and rebranding, attracting members seeking long-term unions, including LGBTQ community users.


Members: 5 million registered globally, and a neat 500,000 from the United States.

Daily Activity: Approximately 90,000 members logged in.

Active Age Range: 24- 32.

Recommended For: Users seeking serious, long-term unions.

User Base: Young men and women seeking gay, bisexual, and straight relationships.

The membership base boasts of more men than women, with a 55% to 45% distribution. Most registered Hinge members are located in the United States, and most members are regularly active. In our review, most members seem authentic.

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Sample Hinge Profile.

How to Register and Create a Profile?

Hinge makes registration and the transition to dating a lot easier. First off, new Hinge members need not register via email. Instead, the option to create an account using a phone number, or Facebook account, is availed. Members-only need phone verification, and uploading photos (6) is mandated.

Because the site is focused on serious relationships only, the signup process is longer than other dating apps. Members get to fill in their gender, along with virtues, vitals, profile information, and of course, some prompts to answer. You can choose to fill in blanks or answer a few personal questions, which will show your profile.

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Hinge Sign-up Page.

How to Use Hinge

Members can and should use search filters to seek members of their liking. The site boasts a few free communication features and paying members to get to enjoy them in full. Create a befitting profile of a prince, or princess, with full details and especially high-quality captivating photos.

Once your profile is fully detailed, members will find it easier to relate without having to solicit more information. Make use of the chatrooms to engage other Hinge members for good, clean, fun dating. Use the site's mobile version to engage members while on the go. It won't disappoint.

Matchmaking Process

Upon review, it seems this dating site allows members to fill out synchronized preferences to match like-minded members. The process involves filling out a form pre-registration. This form carries with it vital information, including the sexual orientation of said member and preferences.

On Hinge, your matches are displayed in a roulette-style fashion. As far as matchmaking, members can click X to show disinterest, at which point the next recommendation is displayed. Additionally, if you liked another member's profile and they liked you back, Hinge will notify you of the same. it is a matchmaking system made in heaven.

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Hinge Search Filters.

Hinge App Review

The hinge has a handy app available for download on the Apple store or Google Play Store for Android. The dating services can only be used on the app. This fancy, free app conveniently uses location settings to bring you closer to Hinge matches nearby.

Accounts can only be created on the app, which may suck for some who would rather chill next to their work laptop. Either way, the app is extremely intuitive and boasts a modern, user-friendly design. To update profiles and send messages, it is easy to use even for the less tech-savvy, older generation.

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Hinge Dating App.

Hinge Services

Free Features
A few nifty free features are availed for Hinge budget-oriented members.

View complete member profile information.

You can send messages to mutual matches on a free Hinge account.

View who forwarded you some likes.

You can send likes and comments of your own for free as well.

Paid Features
One of the best free dating apps for relationships, it boasts some cool paid features.

You can send unlimited likes to other Hinge members.

Get to dating sooner rather than later – view who has liked your profile under one base.

Create advanced preference parameters to get you dating matches even faster.

Pricing on Hinge Dating App

Pricing Plan
Our review produced a few options for budget-oriented members, and serious users willing to go the extra mile, to get what or who they want.
This app only has one plan, premium, which can run for either 1, 3, or 6 months. This plan is called Preferred Member and can be broken down as follows:
1 month@ $ 9.99 per month. Total = $9.99.
3 months@ $ 6.99 per month. Total = $20.97.
6 months @ $ 4.99 per month. Total= $ 29.94.

Hinge Benefits – Pros

Free membership

Hinge app features are somewhat unique.

There are Hinge dating experts and a full research team

Competitive pricing compared to other dating apps.

Milestones of Hinge

If you remove a match or skip, it cannot be undone.

There are no background checks on Hinge, although photos may be vetted.

No Hinge desktop version available – mobile dating app only.

Candid Hinge Reviews by Users

John, Finn, 23.

Not one to upload personal information anywhere, especially not online. It took ages for me to join Hinge. I must say I'm not disappointed. Kudos to Hinge- job well done

Mary, Knowles, 50.

Why go barhopping to get heartbroken? My heart was heavy before joining Hinge, but now I'm dating like a teen again. I suggest users review this site and join ASAP.

Trina, Foster, 28.

I would recommend this site to anyone who wants an in-and-out experience. Set up a decent profile, and you'll be connected instantly, then feel free to delete and enjoy your new beau.

Experts Conclusion

The site has achieved what it sought to do – connect people as quickly as possible and have them (possibly) delete the app afterward. I'm impressed, though I haven't deleted the app yet.

Is Chatting at Hinge Free or Paid?

Hinge facilitates 100 percent free messaging, including likes and comments. However, sending unlimited likes is a paid feature.

Can I Connect Hinge App to my Facebook Account- yay or nay?

Yes. Users only have two options for registration; to sign up via Facebook, and go through phone verification.

Is Hinge Legit or another Scam?

This dating site is legitimate, offering sound matchmaking services to all.