Whether you are a man or a woman…
…you heard about Hinge from friends or saw one of the million ads.
The dating app is blowing up and no one is safe from this new sensation.
It’s time for a Hinge Review from the world’s #1 online dating expert.
This is what you get:
- “Hinge is the new best dating app” Is it true?
- How to send a Hinge text she can’t ignore
- 3 reasons why Hinge can be perfect for you
- What kind of people will you run into on Hinge?
- 10+ screenshots examples of profiles and conversations
- My Prompt trick to make people text you first with FUN texts
- 10 Hinge profile tips to get cute matches from day 1
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What is the Hinge dating app?
Hinge is a dating app that is rapidly gaining success. With its clever algorithm and creative Prompts, it has the potential to become your favorite dating app. In this Hinge review, you will learn about its unique features. And get some tips to match quality profiles and get promising dates.
Why Hinge is different than other apps
I am not asking IF Hinge is different. I am stating that it IS different.
And in just a minute you’ll perfectly understand why that matters to you.
As an online dating expert, I see every day again what people struggle with.
Two of the most common problems are:
- Compiling a solid profile that gets results
- Keeping conversations fun and fresh
In this review I will show you that Hinge makes both easier.
Especially the conversations.
More on that + tips to open conversations super smooth, further in the article.
For now, let’s look at Hinge’s slogan:
Here is what they say about their motto:
In today’s digital world, singles are so busy matching that they’re not actually connecting, in person, where it counts. Hinge is on a mission to change that. So we built an app that’s designed to be deleted.
Alright alright, now that we have the mandatory official/boring info out of the way, we can go to the more exciting topics.
#2: How is Hinge different from Tinder?
Here are the 10 main reasons how Hinge is different from Tinder and the gang:
- You don’t need a match to message someone. In fact, you can LIKE and TEXT at the same time. Later in this article, I will tell you how to use this to get fun conversations straight from the start.
- You don’t need to spend a single cent to get access to Tinder Plus’ paid feature Passport.
- Sames goes for Tinder Gold’s See Who Likes You feature. Completely free on Hinge.
- Hinge brands itself as a relationship app. This means that the people on the app will usually be more interested in relationships than hookups. (Although hookups are currently very common on the app as well)
- Just like Bumble, the Hinge app lets you filter on parameters like height, religion, ethnicity, etc. Tinder does not.
- Hinge suggests a most compatible match (almost) every day. These are 8 times more likely to become a match.
- Quality over quantity on Hinge. Swiping at the speed of light is done on Tinder. On Hinge, you slow down a bit trade speed for quality.
- After going on a date, Hinge will ask you how the date was. Then they’ll use this information to further improve your future match quality.
- EVERYONE has 6 photo slots on Hinge. You are not free to choose the numbers of uploads like on most apps. These 6 slots HAVE to be filled with photos or videos. But you are free to show other stuff than yourself. Clever ways to use this in a minute!
- Hinge makes smart use of prompts to make the most out of your profile. If you’re not the wittiest person in the world, then these prompts will help you bring out your fun side.
#3: Who is on Hinge?
The biggest chunk of Hinge users is in their 20s and 30s.
Hinge is gaining popularity but still hasn’t cemented itself as one of the giants. This means that the current users are early-adopters. These people are often more likely to actually go on a date than people who had to be convinced by their friends to try an app.
#4: Why Hinge is gaining so much popularity?
In this tip I will give you 3 reasons why Hinge is a good app for you.
You don’t like swiping profile after profile that doesn’t interest you, do you?
Hinge doesn’t want you to have that boring experience either.
Hence why they use an algorithm based on the Gale-Shapley model.
Long story very short: Hinge will learn about your preferences and find profiles that are good for you.
They take this a step further than most apps.
Once per day, you will get a ‘Most Compatible’ match. This person should be right up your alley.
More on that in the next tip.
My personal favorite thing about the Hinge app is how it can turn any boring person into a funny person.
That is because Hinge has a whole array of prompts for you to use.
Here’s an example of a girl using Hinge’s If loving this is wrong, I don’t want to be right prompt:
What are the odds of a random person coming up with a profile text this funny?
Well, let me tell you.
After spending hours per day on dating apps, for years on end, I have gathered the numbers.
I have done the math.
The odds are about 6.9%.
But on Hinge?
Because they supply you with prompts that make you think in different ways.
Here’s how this lady’s Pizza comment kickstarted our fun conversation:
A microwave kind of girl? Blasphemy!
Compare this to Peasant Paul’s standard conversation starter:
Or your average Tinder bio:
I love traveling, friends, and good pizza!
Truth be told, not every profile on Hinge will crack you up.
This girl I just showed you, was right up my alley. But Hinge also has someone right up your alley.
She is your ‘Most Compatible’ match, and we will talk about her in the next tip.
#5: How to catch your Most Compatible match
Maximum once per day, Hinge will give you this:
My ‘Most Compatible’ of the day.
So what is this Most Compatible thing exactly?
It’s the person that Hinge thinks is the best date for you at this time.
How do they know who is good for you?
Hinge reviews all the information you add to your profile.
Based on the stuff you write and the people you like, the app learns who is right for you and who is not.
But that’s not all. They also do this:
Creepy to some, interesting to others.
Hinge will ask you if you’ve already been on a date with your match. And if you did, how the date went.
Was this the type of person you like?
If you let them know they will try to find more of this type of person for you.
When Hinge was doing early tests on their Most Compatible feature, they found out that users were 8x more likely to go on a date with matches through the Most compatible feature.
Sounds insanely impressive, doesn’t it?
This is compared to the other Hinge profiles you get to see.
They used an exchange of phone numbers as an indicator that a date was going to happen.
But exchanging phone numbers is just a step in the process. Many men and women still phuck up once they scored digits.
Once they move to WhatsApp or whatever texting platform of choice, they still fail to abide by the crucial texting rules.
For me personally, my most compatible recommendations were not actually compatible. But for the guys in my mentoring program they seemed good:
My NORMAL matches, however, have been great.
And I have a trick for that.
Let’s reveal it in the next tip.
#6: This is how you get more likes on Hinge
After reading this tip you will get tons of likes with your Hinge prompts.
Hinge serves you a whole list of prompts for you to use on your profile.
You could see a prompt as the first part of a joke, delivered by Hinge. All you have to do is add the punchline and run away with all the credits, and the matches.
Before I give you my hyper-effective prompt trick, let me show you what NOT to do:
This is how most men and women use prompts.
They give serious and predictable answers.
If there’s one thing you take away from this Hinge review then let it be this:
Your prompt answers should be unpredictable.
Not only get more matches but also get MORE FUN matches.
Unpredictable, funny, and provoking a reply.
But before you freak out… you don’t need to do all 3 of these at once.
You’ll use multiple prompts throughout your profile so you can do one at a time.
My first prompt is getting more comments than Kim Kardashian’s latest butt pic.
The prompt I use?
“Best travel story”
An easy one to mess up.
Here’s the kind of sleep-inducing answers you’ll run into:
“Solo traveled through South-America”
“Saw lions and elephants in the wild in Africa”
“Camped in the woods in France for 2 weeks”
All of them are probably amazing to experience.
Are they unpredictable?
Did they crack you up?
Did they provoke a reply? At the very most you wanted to say ‘Cool!’.
There’s nothing that provokes a reply more than good old… Clickbait.
It’s the reason why my free Clickbait opener is the most successful copy paste opener in the world. Click that link btw to download it for free and get access to a secret video that explains just how to use it.
By giving people a part of your story but not the big clue, they’ll go nuts to get the rest.
Transforming your inbox into something like this:
#7 This is how you build the perfect Hinge profile
If you want more tips on how to meet exactly your type on Hinge…
…then check out this guide on how to create a 10/10 Hinge profile.
So I can keep the bulk of this 2020 Hinge review article focused on the features of this app.
#8: Use this to see if your match is ready to date you
If you aren’t always comfortable asking someone out, then this tip is for you.
During the COVID pandemic, Hinge added a date from home feature.
If you feel like your match and you are having a good time, then you can click a button that tells Hinge that you are ready for a virtual date.
It’s at the bottom of the chat window.
If both you and your match click this button then you both get notified that it’s time for a video or phone call.
In your matches overview, it will look like this:
Later the app will ask you how the date went and if you’d like a real-life date.
If you both say YES, then Hinge will let you know it’s time to ask her out.
A cute little addition to the app, although I noticed that most women aren’t using this. So asking her out the old fashioned way is still more effective. And more manly.
If you are reading this in post-pandemic times then the date from home feature may or may not be removed. Until the next pandemic strikes and we are all back to virtual dates <3
#9: How to send a Hinge opener she can’t ignore
Hinge and its clever prompts stimulate creativity…
…And in this tip you learn just how to extend that creativity into your first text.
The don’ts of opening on Hinge are simple:
- Don’t just like a photo and hope that she is more creative than you
- Don’t send a standard greeting like ‘hey’ or ‘whats up?’
Instead, pick ONE photo or prompt you like and make a comment about it.
Simple. Easy. Effective.
The lucky guy from this screenshot had a chance with this fun girl without having to text much.
Unfortunately for you, that’ll hardly ever happen.
But fortunately for you, I have got all the tools you need.
As you can see, all it took to get this convo going, is making personalized comments about something in her profile.
Remember the pizza girl from earlier in this article?
Both these girls sent me long and interesting texts.
The perfect start of a fun conversation.
But they would have never done that if I hadn’t taken the time to look at their profile first… and then sent her a custom text.
“But Louis… Sometimes girls are the lame ones that don’t put in the work! What if she just likes your photo or ‘invites you to chat’”
Very true and I know… also very unfair.
But they can get away with it because men outnumber girls on dating apps. And because we have lower standards so women will always get plenty of men fighting for their attention.
Either way, in the next tip I will give you a simple mindset to have amazing conversations with every single one of those girls.
#10: What to text if she just likes your photo
You’ve got a cute match and she…
…liked your photo.
Or she ‘has invited you to chat’.
Which is the equivalent of saying:
“Hey boy, you now have the privilege to talk to me and put effort into this, because as you can see, I am not going to.”
Honestly, there is only one thing you can do now:
Call her out for being lazy and insulting her.
Who the hell does she think she is?
Just kidding, relax.
If you want to call her out, be my guest.
You do you but it won’t benefit your chances of getting to know her.
Instead, you just do what you always do:
- You check her profile
- Pick something you like
- Text her about it
That’s right, just like I explained in the last tip.
So we look at the profile of the girl who just liked my photo.
Oh hi there.
From all of her prompts I chose to go with this one because I know exactly what she is talking about.
Chip Da Ripper’s song “Interior Crocodile Alligator”
So I let her know that I am onto her:
I later found out she wasn’t a rap connoisseur but this song was hyped on TikTok
And no, you don’t need to know all meme or rap songs to send engaging openers.
In the next screenshot a girl had a short clip of her doing a snowboard trick:
Btw, if you want to be able to send openers like this on autopilot, then feel free to check out my Mentoring Program. Where in Part 2 I show you exactly how to do this on profile after profile after profile. Without pausing the video. Real time. Until you’ve seen it so many times that you can do it too.
I hope you found this 2020 Hinge review useful and learned something.
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