Signing up for an account on Hinge is considerably longer than most dating apps. This is because Hinge was made to match people who are looking for serious relationships.
The process is a per-page procedure. After choosing whether to sign up using your Facebook account or mobile number, you have to provide a valid email address.
Though there is no email verification required, if you choose to sign up using your mobile number, you have to provide the code that will be sent to it.
Afterward, the process includes filling out the different sections of your profile, which are as follows:
This section asks you to provide your basic information. First, you need to pin your exact location on the map. It has to be your neighborhood, not just your country or state. You can choose to use your phone’s GPS to determine your current location or manually enter where you are located.
Next is you need to enter your gender and gender preference. If you are bisexual, there is an option that profiles of both men and women will be recommended to you.
You also need to disclose your height, ethnicity, work, education, religion, if you have kids, and your hometown. You can choose which of this information will show up on your profile.
After providing some of your basic personal information, the sign-up process will now ask you questions about your perspective on somewhat controversial topics. Such matters are your views on politics, drinking, smoking, marijuana, and drugs.
Again, you have the liberty to choose which of your answers will show up on your profile.
The last step of the sign-up process is uploading photos that will show up on your profile. You won’t be able to proceed to the next step if you fail to upload six photos.
If you choose to import photos from your Facebook account, the site will automatically get your six most recent profile photos. If you choose to delete one of them, it is mandatory to replace it with a different one.
Another part of this step is choosing at least one writing prompt to answer. These prompts are either questions you need to answer or incomplete sentences you need to finish. Your answers will show up on your profile.
Providing all information asked by Hinge and answering creatively to the writing prompts can help your profile stand out from other profiles. The details found on your profile are essential to getting more likes and finding real matches.
Why Is Hinge "Designed to be Deleted"?
Hinge wants their members to delete their app once they find a date they really connected with. Hinge believes that in today's modern times, most singles rely on dating apps to find someone they can be with. However, most popular dating apps don't exactly provide a platform conducive for finding serious relationships. These apps advocate for mindless swiping, which are all based on appearance.
Hinge redesigned their dating app to support singles who are looking for something more serious than a casual affair. They want their users to not spend too much time on their app.