Mingle dating for the word
This is great for verifying you’re a real person and for cutting down on the time it takes to create a profile, but it takes away an element of creativity that is important in the online dating process.
People want to know who you are and how you express yourself in a dating situation, not just in everyday life.
Unlike Tinder, which is GPS-based matching (although you verify your account through Facebook), Hinge relies on your friends’ networks to find love.
Because of this, it heavily markets to women, who are concerned with safety when they are using a dating app.
For many of them, the event itself was a wake-up call, Loring told TODAY: "A lot of (older) people stereotype themselves," he explained.
"They accept what society tells them, that as along as they've got their social security and digestive aids and recreational activities, that's all they need.
Phillips and her staff have already witnessed dozens of love connections: There's the couple who met at a restaurant for their first date and talked for hours until they realized they'd forgotten to order dinner, and the man who had to undergo a sudden open-heart surgery weeks after meeting someone: "His girlfriend came in and said, 'I am so glad we met, because that would have been a very lonely experience for him to go through,'" Phillips said. "The only word I can come up with is transformative," she said.
You are given each person’s first AND last name, age, who your mutual friends are, your age, and where you work – (all according to your Facebook profile).
It also pulls your profile picture from Facebook – you can’t upload any yourself from your phone.
And I think it's just the social interaction, not necessarily the romantic interaction.
By the end of the hour and a half, they're expansive, opened up, leaning into each other.