Users can pick “tags” for their favorite date spots and activities along with religion and race.
This lets Hinge users quickly cobble together a taste profile.
Your profile on HER can be as simple or as in-depth as you want it to be: just add a textbox like you would a picture and write away.
While this freedom is endearing, a few simple prompts a la Ok Cupid might be helpful.
Unlike Tinder and Bumble, Hinge only showed me women.
Perhaps this is because Hinge’s results aren’t warped by the pressure to provide endless options.
Over the last two years, we’ve seen a few new additions, most notably Find Femmes and Compatible Partners.”My pleasant if unremarkable experience with Bumble was slightly marred when I read this ludicrous passage in “Users swipe left (or ‘no’) and right (or ‘yes’) on profiles of potential partners. But on Bumble—unlike Tinder or Ok Cupid—only the women can begin a conversation…Perhaps still more impressive: the ratio of women to men using the app, which is just about even—uncommon for this sector.I like being able to see what I have in common with someone before striking up a conversation.Hinge’s friends of friends model supposedly encourage good behavior because of social accountability, and I did find Hinge users to be more polite and well-spoken than Tinder or Ok Cupid dwellers.The company also plans to make incorporating LGBTQ.communities a priority, though it has yet to introduce any particularly innovative features to that end.” What a strikingly perfect summary of Silicon Valley and corporate America’s treatment of the freshly legalized gay community.Setting up my HER profile took less than five minutes; I just signed in with Facebook, selected a couple pictures from my various social media feeds and filled out my stats.I like that Facebook is required to sign up for HER because it helps keep out pathetic men who get off by pretending to be lesbians on the internet.Then again, HER’s minimalist profile reflects the modern trend in online dating towards less chatty profiles that encourage users to interact rather than creep.On the “Meet” tab, I browsed the profiles of fetching young lesbians in my immediate vicinity.