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How to Match With Someone in the Hinge App

How to Match With Someone in the Hinge App

In the sea of dating apps, Hinge stands out with their “Designed to be deleted” tagline. People who sign up for Hinge often look for long-term relationships and hope not to need any other dating apps in the future. That all sounds great in theory, but how do you actually get a match on Hinge to begin with?

In this article, we’ll discuss the process of “liking” someone’s Hinge profile and what needs to happen for you to match. We’ll also answer other commonly asked questions regarding the logistics of Hinge and how to get more matches on the app.

How to Match With Someone on Hinge

Matching on Hinge works similar to most other dating apps. You need to fill out a detailed profile, sharing as much information as possible, including your preferences.

Hinge’s algorithm will then work its magic and suggest someone they think you might like. You can find these suggestions by following these steps:

  1. Log into your Hinge profile and select the “Discover” option on the panel at the bottom of the screen.
  2. When reading someone’s profile, you can “like” specific portions of it by tapping the red heart icon.
  3. To send a “like,” you need to tap on the checkmark on that person’s profile. You will receive a match if they’ve tapped on the checkmark on your profile, too.
  4. If you’re not interested in that specific person, you can skip them. All you have to do is tap the “X” on their profile.

This will provide valuable feedback to Hinge, and their algorithm will adjust the Discover page to better suit your preferences in the future.

It’s also important to point out that you can leave a comment on specific parts on someone’s profile instead of only “liking” them.

According to the Hinge app, leaving comments makes it three times more likely that you’ll get a message or a response to the comment.

How to Match With Someone Who Likes You on Hinge

There is another way to match with someone on Hinge. If you are the one who received a “like” from another profile, you can choose to “like” them back.

That will result in an instant match. You will find the list of people who “liked” you on the panel at the bottom of the Hinge home screen where it says “Likes You” or tap on the heart icon above that.

If you like someone, you can tap the match button on their profile, and it will be moved to “Matches,” where you can begin talking.

How to Match With Someone Twice on Hinge

All the people you see in “Discover” have been suggested to you according to the preferences you’ve provided in your Hinge application, or they are people who will likely be interested in you.

However, if you tap on “X” on someone’s profile, they will no longer be on your “Discover” page. You might think you won’t match with them again, but in fact, it’s likely Hinge will suggest this person to you again. They consider the option that people might have a change of heart.

Additionally, even if you tapped “X” on someone, but they “liked” you, their profile will still be in the “Likes You” tab. However, if you tap “X” twice on the same profile, you will no longer get matched with that person.

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Additional FAQs

1. How Does Hinge Work?

At first glance, Hinge works the same as any other dating app. You download it on your phone (there is no web version of Hinge,) fill out a profile, upload several pictures, and start matching.

While all of that is necessary, Hinge’s priority is to move their users from app interaction to in-person meetings as soon as possible, or at least to get them off the app and talking via other chat apps until they get to know each other better.

The goal isn’t to keep you scrolling, liking, and matching endlessly, but to find someone you like and who likes you back, so you don’t need the app anymore. That’s why they have a limit on “likes” per day: eight.

And they provide a “Dealbreaker” feature where you can automatically block someone based on specific preferences, such as living too far away or they’re a smoker, for example.

2. Can You Use Hinge Without Facebook?

If you have Facebook, setting up a Hinge profile is simple. However, if you don’t have one or don’t want to connect your Facebook profile with the dating app, you don’t have to. You can register your phone number instead. Hinge will send a code to your number so you can verify your profile.

3. What Age Are Most Hinge Users?

The average age of Hinge users is between 24 and 32. Most people are young professionals looking for a serious relationship.

4. How Many Profiles Does Hinge Have?

Worldwide, Hinge has over 5 million users. It’s available in many countries in Europe, as well Australia, Singapore, South Africa, and India, but the bulk of their users are based in the U.S.

5. How Many Matches Can You Get on Hinge?

If you use the free version of Hinge, you will get to send eight “likes” every day. That means you can get eight potential matches if all the profiles “like” you back.

These “likes” reset at 4 a.m. local time every day. However, if you’re a Hinge Preferred member, which means you subscribe to the paid version of the app, you can send an unlimited number of “likes.”

6. How Do You Get Matches on Hinge?

According to the Hinge company, the best way to get more matches (and eventually have a reason to delete the app), it’s essentially to have a detailed profile.

You also increase your chances for a match if you “like” or comment on someone’s profile, especially if you focus on specific sections.

Also, you need to upload six photos to Hinge, so it’s best to choose those that represent you most genuinely.

7. How Long Do You Have to Match With Someone on Hinge?

When you match with someone on Hinge, that match doesn’t expire. If you don’t see them in your matches anymore, it means they’ve accidentally or intentionally unmatched you.

Or it could mean they have removed their Hinge profile. When it comes to how long you must wait for a match, that will depend on many factors such as your activity, location, time of day, etc.


Searching for the Right Match on Hinge

Dating apps have gone mainstream, and they’re all competing with each other by adding features and sophisticated algorithms. Hinge is particularly keen on being the dating app for people who want long-term relationships.

They even have a “We Met” feature new couples can use to tell about their Hinge success story. But you have to find a match first, and that could take some time and effort.

Don’t forget to update your profile, including the photos, and send “likes” and comments to the profiles you genuinely like.

Do you use Hinge? How long does it take to get a match? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Jessie Richardson

Mar 22, 2021

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