I blogged about my secrets to online dating last week and mentioned a new dating app coming to Dallas… Well, the launch was last night and the app, Hinge, is now available for my Dallasites!
What sets this app apart from other dating apps and websites?
I’ll start by saying this: my coworkers were exchanging stories of how they met their other halves during lunch today (while I stuffed my single face)- One coworker only knew of her now fiancé from casually passing each other in their office building but she wasn’t on the prowl for a boyfriend at the time. After a few months of bad timing and persistence from the guy, she went out with a girlfriend for drinks who happened to know the guy and invited him out too. It’s all sappy love songs and gag-worthy romance from there. The other coworker was at a party and chatted it up with what would eventually be his better half. I think he might have gotten nervous because he didn’t get her number until they met at a different party that a mutual friend was hosting a couple of weeks later. So, I guess it’s all about the mutual friends, huh?
That is just what Hinge is. It’s an app that finds matches through your mutual Facebook friends’ friends. Not only does it cut out those countless randos, but it also gets you out of those awkward moments of completely not knowing someone. Another cool feature is that when you do have a match, it suggests local meeting spots based off of each other’s specific interests. I mean, I think the guy should have to work a little harder than that but whatever!
So like I said in my previous blog post, it is time to embrace online dating! You can download the app, here.