Tinder has its Super Like feature, whereby you can send someone a Super Like to impress on them how keen you are. On Hinge, you can send them a rose – and you get one free rose to send per week. If you need more, they’re $2.99 a pop. Of all of Hinge’s features, this is largely the most pointless one. It is a cash grab, pure and simple, so my advice would be to just ignore it. Or just use the free roses you get once a week.
You can find and interact with potential dates easily enough on Hinge without roses. Sure, sending a rose MIGHT help you stand out from the crowd but I don’t think it’ll make too much of a difference. A well-thought-out, meaningful comment is always going to do more for your chances than a digital rose. For this reason, focus on your communication skills and post interesting updates on your profile that tell people what you’re all about.
Hinge is hellbent on improving its platform, so much so that it’ll even ask for feedback on your date. Once you exchange numbers with someone on Hinge and organize a date, Hinge will send you a message asking for feedback on your date. It will then use this feedback to better understand you and what you’re looking for. Of course, you don’t HAVE to give Hinge your feedback. But it also doesn’t hurt to give the platform more information either.
A few days after exchanging phone numbers, we’ll ask you a) if you went on a date and b) if your date is the type of person you’d like to see again. If you indicate that you don’t want a second date, we’ll will take that info into account when recommending new people to you.
We created ‘We Met’ to learn about our members’ dates in order to provide better recommendations in the future. Simply put, ‘We Met’ lets you give us feedback on your Hinge dates so you can get out on better dates, faster!
You Don’t Have To Match To Interact
On Tinder, you get a mere glimpse of someone, a picture is all you really get access to, alongside some profile information. This isn’t a lot to go on, not if you’re after something serious. All matches on Tinder are based on looks – this is hard-wired into the platform. Hinge likes to do things differently; it wants to match people based on looks, of course, but it also wants to focus on things like interests, hobbies, and beliefs.
We Met’ helps us understand your dating journey as you move things off the app
This is why, on Hinge, you get full access to a person’s profile, not just a preview. Hinge encourages its users to comment and like as many people’s profiles as possible. It wants to you look at, read, and engage with potential matches as often as possible. This is how its matching system works. And in my opinion, it is an infinitely preferable way of matching people compared to Tinder’s swiping method.
The big concept with Hinge is communication: it aims to create an environment where its users can interact with one another in a meaningful way. You create a piece of content that means something to you, it is published on your feed, then other Hinge users can view it and, potentially, interact with it. This is a way more interesting and nuanced way of meeting new people. And this, for me, is one of the core reasons why Hinge is better than Tinder.