Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.
A simple profile photo followed by age, job and education information are all users have to go off of when they rate the potential connection on a scale of one to five.
Instead, it encourages them to score the date with – not wits or smarts – but gifts. Post an update like “Who wants to go surfing this afternoon?
The true intentions (“trints”), which can range from “let’s talk” to “coffee” to “romance” to “hookup,” aren’t revealed unless there is a successful match.
But singles can leave a hint if they’re feeling brave.
Tinder is fast, fun and kind of addicting, which is why it seems more like a “hot or not” game than a site for true love connections.
Facebook profile photos of nearby singles appear randomly; users respond with an easy “like” or “nope” with the swipe of their fingers.
Those who mutually rate each other at a four or higher will get introduced via email.
“Black Status” users are sent 100 matches per day, which means they have a large number of Facebook friends who also use Hinge.