Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Relationships
  3. Dating

Dating app Hinge launches in L.A.

See also

Looking for an alternative to Tinder? Dating app Hinge just announced its service is available today for singles in L.A.

Most of us who have dated here find that L.A. can be a difficult place to meet people. But Hinge did its own survey among residents and found (surprise!) that it's true - 64% agree that it's harder to meet people here than in other cities. And 54% of people outside of L.A. agree that it's a harder place to meet people than in other major U.S. cities.

Of course, this is where Hinge comes in to help.

Like Tinder, you sign up with Hinge using your Facebook account. The difference is that the matches are curated for you, based on your network of friends and your interests and not your GPS. The focus is on social and not physical proximity. Hinge also provides an introduction.

There is a limit of fifteen matches per day when you use Hinge so you don't go through all of your friends-of-friends in a matter of minutes.

One of the benefits Hinge touts is that the people you meet are based on your network of friends, which means there is a little more accountability than with random people you meet at bars or through online dating sites. They are less likely to lie about things like age and relationship status because you are connected through friends - you're not total strangers. It's better for them if they don't behave badly.

Apparently daters in L.A. are ready for a change. Seventy percent of single, young professionals would like to meet their dates through friends rather than online, and over 5,000 people have asked to be notified about Hinge's launch in L.A.

Hinge is based in NYC and is also live in D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas and now LA.

Advertisement

Life

  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Using metalic paint
    Metallic paint can be used to refinish furniture or to create the illusion of a larger space
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Gardening
    Have you ever started a garden and found a lone tomato straggler in with the strawberries?
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Adopt a shelter cat
    Ten great reasons to adopt a shelter cat: Just ask Willie Nelson's family
    Camera
    9 Photos
  • Chikungunya virus
    Health news: Chikungunya virus has hit a man in Florida
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Oaks Spa
    Just keep moving is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa
    Camera
    6 Photos