Each interaction was seamless and automatic, and they enabled the wearer’s end goal, to romance a hot bartender. And the core experience of Facebook stalking is borderline universal (just admit it).
Yet most of us would agree, than Match.com–is that the interface is too overt.
If you read my last opus, you know I have strong opinions when it comes to dating apps, and the Tinder vs. Yes, Hinge is similar to Tinder in that you are presented with a profile of the opposite sex (or same sex, I ain’t here to judge), and you give him/her a ‘like’ or a ‘pass.’ If you both like each other’s profiles, boom, you’ll receive a notification that will certainly stroke your ego, and will hopefully lead to other things being stroked. Creep Factor – “Online dating is just so creepy” – Most Girls, 2014. Guys are huge creeps to girls in real life, so if you add the anonymity of a phone as a buffer, it’s to be expected that the creep factor is gonna be amped up to the nth degree. Because there’s a mutual friend, or friend of friend, in common between matches, the dudes who would normally open with a “you look like you could use a good dicking,” are too afraid that you’ll run and tell the mutual friend about their perverted ways. Reconnaissance – Going on a blind Tinder date is like buying concert tickets on Craigslist. It also has you manually fill in your height and religion, if you so chose. ” If you’re a short guy, yeah, it’s a bummer that many girls care so much about that, but if they’re the type of girl who would never date a guy under 6 foot, wouldn’t you rather know that prior to spending a week chatting with her, then paying to take her out on a date? To boil it down to that completely misses the more subtle, but substantial, differences. Vital Stats – Hinge connects to your Facebook account, and auto-uploads your vitals: Age, High School, College, Employer, Likes.Not to mention, the super hot girls on Tinder probably get likes from literally every dude, so if she’s active on the app, her inbox is flooded, and it’s tough to get a response. About Me Section – Hinge’s About Me section allows users to check any number of boxes that add a little color to your profile, so that you’re more than just a pretty face.They have about fifty options: everything from Film Fanatic to Bookworm, Vegan to Die-Hard Carnivore, and a ton of options in between.And to those of you who are gonna be annoying and claim, “Tinder already has the mutual friend feature, too, this is bullshit,” first of all, watch your goddamn tone. I don’t know about you, but when I’m on Tinder, the best matches are always the ones I have mutual friends with.
Not saying you can’t find quality chicks on Tinder, but it’s like saying, “why would I go to a USC sorority party, when there are hot chicks on the F train?I’ve had many convos with mutual friends of matches like the one below when weighing whether or not to take a girl out. Jennifer Lawrence: She hasn’t changed her Facebook profile pics since The OC ended. For girls, a lot of that chatter involves finding out if you are tall. By knowing ahead of time which girls are chosen people, I can make my choices accordingly. That was clearly a joke – I’m Jewish and I LIVE for Jewish girls.Names have been changed: Me: Hey – I’m chatting with this girl Mischa Barton on Hinge. She’s swelled to disturbing proportions as a result of drugs and poor decisions. My go-to keyword search when looking for porn is “Jewish girls complaining”). Finite Number of Profiles Per Day – Tinder allows you to keep swiping until you literally run out of girls in your area.The functionality of the app was a little iffy in the beginning because of their exponential growth, but they’re constantly improving it to make it better.So, go forth and experience the beauty of Hinge love for yourself.But a swiping spree on any random day quickly makes it clear that quantity certainly does not equal quality.