How Does Hinge Work?
Hinge is a dating app for those looking for something that will last. Unlike Tinder, Hinge is not about one night stands. Its purpose is to connect the right people and help them start a meaningful relationship. The app used to look a lot like Tinder, but a massive revamp in 2017 introduced a “newsfeed” among other useful features.
If you are thinking about making a Hinge profile, this article will show you what to do and give you a few tips that will help you connect with that special someone.
Set Up Your Hinge Account
Hinge is a mobile app, so you will have to download and install it to your smartphone to get started. You can create your account from scratch, or you can use your Facebook credentials to log in and share the information with Hinge straight away.
The account creation process takes a few minutes, and you will have to enter your ethnicity, education, height, vices, and other personal information. You can hide your answers if you feel that they are too private, but the app will use them to match you with potential partners with similar interests. Answer the questions truthfully to make sure that you match with the right people.
Upload Your Photos
Picking the right photos for your profile is the hardest part of online dating. You can add only six photos to your Hinge profile, so it’s essential that you choose the ones that best represent who you are. You won’t be able to show everything about yourself in six photos, but it should be enough to show other users what you are about. Post photos that highlight your positive physical features, your smile, and maybe your hobbies.
Hinge allows users to like individual photos and different parts of a profile rather than an entire profile. You can leave comments on pictures and start a conversation from there. Posting photos where you hike, skydive, play an instrument, and so on, may attract potential partners with similar interests.
Don’t upload photos where you are in the background. People want to know more about you, not your friends. You can add one group photo with friends, but make sure that other users know that it belongs to you. Make sure that the pictures are in high resolution.
You can also upload short looping videos, which can help you a little because Hinge gives profiles with looping videos slight preference on the ”newsfeed.” Use what you can to get an edge over the competition.
Fill In the Prompts
Hinge will ask you to fill in the profile prompts that will show people what you are about. There are about 80 text blurbs you can fill in. Continue sentences like: “The dorkiest thing about me is…” or “I know I’ve made it when…,” and so on. Pick three that suit your interests the most and finish the sentences. You can enter up to 150 characters per prompt.
This feature is ideal for showing other users who you are. You can write some funny and interesting facts about you and show others that you are a real person with real feelings. The goal is to share who you really are, not who you want to be. After all, the idea behind Hinge is to help people find a long-term partner, so honesty is a must.
Like Who You Like
When you are done setting up your profile, it’s time to engage potential partners. Start doing that by liking their profiles. The first few people that pop-up are the ones you have the most in common with, and things get more general as you continue.
You can then comment and like photos and prompts of the users you like. If you see a profile photo where the person is doing something you love doing, don’t be shy to tell them about your similar interests. The person whom you liked can like you back, and when that happens, you can take things further in the chat.
Pay the Preferred Membership for More Matches
Hinge is free for download, but it limits the number of likes you can make every day. If you pay the Preferred Membership, you can like all you want without limitations. Your first month comes with the Preferred Membership already included for free, but you will have to pay for it after that. With a little luck, you won’t need to use the app for more than a month, though.
Find Your Soul Mate Today
Now that you know how Hinge works, you can set your profile up and connect with the person that’s just right for you. Don’t worry if you don’t get matches right away. Keep working on your profile and aim to present yourself the best you can. Love is a waiting game, so you have to be ready to wait for that special someone.
Over to You
Have you used Hinge to find a potential partner? How satisfied were you with the app and the matches it found for you? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below.