I like that instead of clicking on a profile to see more than one picture, HER shows you a collage of images to quickly convey who you’re looking at.“Feed,” my favorite part of HER, is similar to my Facebook feed in that it is all lesbians posting links, events, thoughts, etc. HER introduces itself as “the app that will introduce you to every lesbian you ever wanted to meet.Users can pick “tags” for their favorite date spots and activities along with religion and race.This lets Hinge users quickly cobble together a taste profile.Unlike Tinder and Bumble, Hinge only showed me women.
While this freedom is endearing, a few simple prompts a la Ok Cupid might be helpful.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.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.Lesbianism: where girls always have to send the first message. Once you’ve made a match on Bumble, the pressure is on to move quick or miss out.