”My pleasant if unremarkable experience with Bumble was slightly marred when I read this ludicrous passage in ’s fawning interview of Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe.“Users swipe left (or ‘no’) and right (or ‘yes’) on profiles of potential partners. But on Bumble—unlike Tinder or Ok Cupid—only the women can begin a conversation…
Perhaps still more impressive: the ratio of women to men using the app, which is just about even—uncommon for this sector.
Meaning those ratchet couples creeping for threesomes can now be instantly spotted and dismissed along with the dishonest and unfaithful. Bumble Bumble’s big feminist twist—only girls can send the first message—is rendered irrelevant by lesbianism.
I like being able to see what I have in common with someone before striking up a conversation.
Hinge’s friends of friends model supposedly encourage good behavior because of social accountability, and I did find Hinge users to be more polite and well-spoken than Tinder or Ok Cupid dwellers.
I’m a big fan of Hinge’s latest innovation, a gloriously simple tweak that weeds cheaters out of the matchmaking app pool.
Hinge now syncs relationship status from users Facebook pages.
Your profile on HER can be as simple or as in-depth as you want it to be: just add a textbox like you would a picture and write away.
While this freedom is endearing, a few simple prompts a la Ok Cupid might be helpful.Unlike Tinder and Bumble, Hinge only showed me women.Perhaps this is because Hinge’s results aren’t warped by the pressure to provide endless options.You are so important to us that we haven’t thought of you, but we will, eventually, maybe when we’re bored or running errands or the cable’s out.Until then, know that we are absolutely friendly and all about you not in our actions or product but in our occasional empty words. Finally, you can start dating a lesbian that hasn’t slept with any of your friends.