Updated: Jun 22, 2020
Hey! My name is James Langton, I was on the official Tinder most ‘Right-Swiped' list, as featured in all major UK media. I am the founder of Dater Help, I improve your profile for more matches and engagements on any dating app. Check out the profile enhancement service here and I also offering dating-app coaching here.
First off, I’d just like to state how much I love Hinge. It’s currently owned by Match Group (owners of Tinder, POF, OkCupid) but don’t let that put you off, it’s completely different. I’ll save the complex stuff for another post, but explained simply the algorithm matches you with other users who have Liked similar profiles.
Before I wrote this article, I had a look at what else was around on ways you can get more Hinge matches and it came to no surprise I found many articles like this…
“Hinge HATES HIM! Find out how this man got 30,000 Likes on Hinge in 20 minutes!”
(well, not that exact article, but you get the point).
Guys, dating apps use algorithms and they are not stupid. Becoming a genuine user who is engaging and has a fantastic profile is how you get more matches, on any app, not just Hinge.
Today, I want to give you some quick and easy tips on actionable steps you can take right now to be shown more profiles of the people you’d like to match with, and actually match with them.
I feel this blog post is a slight clickbait, so I’ll explain…
Hinge is a hybrid app, it’s kinda like a swipe-app (Tinder, Bumble, etc) but Hinge gives you a select choice of 10 profiles a day on the free version which you can ‘Like’ to try and match with. This updates every day at 4 am where you are given another 10 profiles you can choose to match with.
The only way to truly get ‘more’ matches is to pay for the app, you can pay for an unlimited amount of Likes, but this does not mean you will get more matches.
Instead, we have to turn this back to yourself and what you are doing right/wrong…
1. Your photos
Like any dating-app, your photos are the most important factor in attracting the matches you want. You could have the most amazing bio which is jam-packed full of info that someone will be dying to match with you, but if your photos aren’t up to scratch, they’ll simply Unlike you. You will have fallen at the first hurdle.
We offer a profile enhancement service where we select + retouch your photos to be used on dating apps, but here are a few tips you can do for yourself…
. Make eye contact with the camera
. No selfies
. Keep your damn shirt on
. Use a quality photo (seriously, nothing taken on a potato camera)
. Colourful background
. Alone in the photo, not with your friends
. No sunglasses or hats
2. Engage with a comment
This is the best way to match with a profile you have been shown. Notice they have 3 profile prompts? You need to respond to these.
There are 80 questions for a Hinge user to respond to, so their answers will be something they feel strongly about.