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This has the curious effect of making everyone less attractive: Most people’s Facebook profiles, scrubbed by years of exposure to grandparents and employers, are flatter, less interesting than their online dating profiles. Hinge announced in February it would soon roll out greater profile customization, but as of mid-March those changes had not arrived.



(Like a pyramid scheme, you get better rewards – in this case, more matches per day – the more friends you have using the app.) Born out of technological necessity (in the early stages, most users only had a few friends-of-friends using the app) this limiting factor goes against the general trend of dating apps – and of the infinite stream of the web itself. Like Tinder, Hinge connects through Facebook, but it takes this connection a step further.The mechanics are simple: Sign in with Facebook (no need to invent a witty username), upload some cute pictures and choose your location settings – just as those spammy banner ads promise, you’ll be greeted with an endless array of sexy singles in your area.If you like the look of someone, all you need to do is swipe right on your smartphone (or left if you’re not interested) to get matching.This is another reason Tinder is popular with women: It lets them be just as shallow about online dating as men traditionally have been.

Like Snapchat, Tinder has a reputation for being all about sexting – which is quickly disproven by using it.

But what if you want to use a dating app mostly to augment your IRL dating life? (Until very recently, men had to opt out of being rated on the app; any dude with a Facebook profile was fair game.