Originally the app focused on common connections and mutual friends that you and a potential partner shared on Facebook, which was a gimmick I was never sold on. Hinge has designed the app to make user profiles more engaging (and helpful) than on apps like Tinder.
You have the option of displaying a lot of useful information that could be deal breakers: your political leanings, your religion, your alcohol consumption frequency or even your interest level in having children someday.
I shouldn't have to look up online tutorials to figure out how to use a dating app. I was also disappointed in the notifications, which I found too pushy.
CMB was constantly "gently" reminding me to message people I'd matched with.
If you want to play the odds when it comes to online dating, you need to be swiping where everyone's swiping.
Profiles are a lot more in-depth than most online dating sites, and if you answer a seemingly endless series of questions (much like a personality test), they will spit out a reasonable Match/Enemy percentage ratio on profiles to help you gauge compatibility based on interests.
It's a cool concept and helpful for people who want to meet someone in a more organic manner.
That said, I've never met a single person who actually uses the app.
I eventually disabled the app after receiving the following notification: "Show [match name] who's boss and break the ice today!
" Should a potential future relationship be rooted in a hierarchical power dynamic?