How to See More People in Hinge When You’ve Seen Everyone
Unlike some dating apps, Hinge doesn’t want you to spend hours swiping and scrolling through other people’s profiles. Instead, it shows you a limited number of profiles, carefully chosen for you. They believe that you have a better chance of finding someone you like among those selected profiles than in a sea of random profiles.
However, the options are sometimes limited. In this article, we’ll show you how to see more people, even if you think you’ve seen every potential match.
How Often I Get to See New Profiles?
If you think you don’t get to see enough profiles now, then you clearly weren’t on Hinge a couple of years ago. When the app first appeared, you were able to view new profiles only once a day. Therefore, if you didn’t like anyone, you had to wait until tomorrow to see new users.
Things have significantly improved since then. You now get to see new matches at regular intervals, that may depend on your preferences. There’s no universal answer. Some people will see new matches every half an hour, while others might have to wait a couple of hours.
However, Hinge doesn’t want to change its policy about showing you a limited number of profiles. They believe that infinite choice doesn’t make things easier. Just think about it for a second. Seeing hundreds of new profiles every day won’t improve your chances of finding the right person. You’d probably get tired of scrolling through so many profiles.
How to See More People?
If you continually see only a small number of profiles, that could be due to your preferences. Remember when you were setting up your Hinge account, how you were asked to write some things about yourself? The app uses that information to match you with people that seem compatible with you.
Of course, the more details you give, the more accurate the match is going to be. However, if you’re not seeing enough people, you may want to broaden your opportunities. That way, you can meet people who may not seem like your ideal match, but often turn out to be very interesting. You should give it a try!
How to Change Preferences?
There’s no limit to how often you can change your preferences. If you’re not satisfied with the results you’re getting, it’s ok to experiment and see what works for you. Here’s what you have to do:
- Log in to the Hinge app.
- Tap the Settings in the bottom right corner.
- You’ll then see a list of your preferences.
- Tap the preference you want to change.
- You can change the existing preference, delete it, or add a new one.
That’s it! By customizing your preferences, you get to choose who you see. A powerful algorithm may control Hinge, but in the end, you’re the one who gives input to that algorithm. Therefore, you’re in charge of things.
What Are Dealbreakers?
A dealbreaker is something that makes your preferences stronger. If some of your requirements are a must-have for your potential partner, you can label them as a dealbreaker. You can mark any preference as a dealbreaker, and then you won’t be able to see anyone who doesn’t meet those criteria.
Dealbreakers can be a good thing as they can save the time you’d waste on people who are clearly not a match. For example, if you’re allergic to cigarette smoke, you can say that smoking is a dealbreaker for you.
However, one of the most common mistakes people make is setting too many dealbreakers. That way, you’re limiting the number of potential matches you get to see. Think about it this way: dealbreakers are things that you really can’t or don’t want to tolerate. And that’s fine.
Yet, there’s no reason to list all the small things you don’t like as dealbreakers. You may miss on great people, with many wonderful characteristics, just because of some random flaw they have. Everyone has flaws: your friends, your siblings, your ex-partner. However, those small flaws didn’t stop you from seeing positive aspects of their personality.
When you set those traits as preferences, but not dealbreakers, you’ll still get to see people who meet your criteria. However, if there’s not enough of them, you’ll be shown other profiles as well.
If you’re not satisfied with the results you get, experiment with your profile. You can start with your preferences, but you can also change your profile picture, your status, etc. The most important thing is not to take it too seriously, because you know what they say? You’ll meet someone special when you least expect it!
Have you met anyone on Hinge? Have you used any other dating apps? Which one did you find the best, and why? Let us know in the comments section below.