“We didn't have to hide those facets of ourselves, and that made it easier—at least for me—to feel good about just getting to know him and figure out that we had a genuine connection.” Hinge may seem like it plays second-fiddle to the likes of Tinder, but it has a pretty elite user base (99 percent of its daters went to college, for example).
Hinge’s CEO compared his app to Facebook, versus Tinder’s Myspace—sometimes for interface reasons (Hinge is aimed at the college-educated set) and sometimes for class reasons (much has been written on the ways dating app algorithms may favor white people).
The truth is, no app embodies the “necessary evil” aspect of swiping the way Tinder does.
And it’s not even Tinder’s fault: As a pioneer of the current dating app format, Tinder’s utter ubiquity means everyone has an opinion about it.
Sick of typical dating but still wanting to take the guesswork out of meeting people, she started to feel like she had to settle.At the time of download, she was single and recovering from a bad breakup.She used Tinder and Bumble for regular dating, but hated the experience.“I’ve held onto Tinder because it’s used more internationally,” she says.
“I used to travel abroad alone for work a lot and would just get super bored.There are stats that say marriages among people who met on an app are less likely to end after the first year, and despite a big cultural annoyance about the process, the vast majority of Americans think that, ultimately, apps a good way to meet people.