Unlike some dating apps, Hinge doesn’t want you to spend hours scrolling and swiping other people’s profiles. Instead, it shows a limited selection of carefully selected profiles for you. They believe that you have a better chance of finding someone you like among these selected profiles, rather than being in a sea of random profiles.
But the options are sometimes limited. In this article, we’ll show you how to see more people, even if you think you’ve seen every possible match.
How Often Do I See New Profiles?
If you think you don’t see enough profiles now, you clearly weren’t on Hinge a few years ago. When the app first came out, you could only view new profiles once a day. Therefore, if you didn’t like anyone, you had to wait until tomorrow to see new users.
Since then, things have improved significantly. You can now see new matches at regular intervals based on your preferences. There is no universal answer. Some people see new matches every half hour, while others may have to wait a few hours.
However, Hinge doesn’t want to change their policy of showing you a limited number of profiles. They believe that endless choice will not make things easier. Just think for a second. Seeing hundreds of new profiles every day does not increase your chances of finding the right person. You are probably tired of navigating through so many profiles.
How to See More People
If you’re constantly seeing only a small number of profiles, it may be because of your preferences. Do you remember how when you were setting up your Hinge account, you were asked to write some things about yourself? The app uses this information to match you with people who seem compatible with you.
Of course, the more details you provide, the more accurate the match will be. However, if you don’t see enough people, you may want to expand your opportunities. That way, you can meet people who don’t seem like your ideal mate, but who are often very interesting. You should try!
How to Change Preferences
There is no limit to how often you can change your preferences. If you’re not happy with the results you’re getting, it’s okay to give it a try and see what works for you. Here’s what you need to do:
- Sign in to the Hinge app.
- Tap Settings in the bottom right corner.
- You will then see a list of your preferences.
- Tap the profile you want to change.
- You can change the existing profile, delete it or add a new one.
This much! You can choose who you see by personalizing your preferences. A powerful algorithm can control Hinge, but in the end, you’re the one giving input to that algorithm. Therefore, you are responsible for the work.
What Are Deal Breakers?
A deal breaker is something that reinforces your choices. If some of your requirements are not essential for your potential partner, you can label them as deal breaker. You can mark any preference as deal breaker and you won’t see anyone who doesn’t meet these criteria.
Deal breakers can be a good thing as they can save you time to spend on people who don’t clearly match. For example, if you are allergic to cigarette smoke, you might say that smoking is a deal breaker for you.
However, one of the most common mistakes people make is setting up too many deal breakers. This way, you limit the number of possible matches you can see. Think of it this way: Deal breakers are things you really can’t tolerate or don’t want to tolerate. And that’s fine.
Still, there’s no reason to list all the little things you don’t like as deal breakers. You may miss out on great people with a lot of great features just because of some random flaws they have. Everyone has flaws: your friends, your siblings, your ex-partner. But these minor flaws didn’t stop you from seeing the positive aspects of their personality.
When you set these traits as preferences, but not deal breakers, you will still see people who fit your criteria. However, if there are not enough, other profiles will also be shown to you.
If you’re not happy with the results you’re getting, try your profile. You can start with your preferences, but add your profile picture, status, etc. you can also change it. The most important thing is not to take it too seriously, because you know what they say? You will meet someone special when you least expect it!
Have you met anyone in Hinge? Have you used other dating apps? Which one did you find best and why? Let us know in the comments section below.