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  • Coffee Meets Bagel Will Help You Pick Your Best Dating Photos

    Coffee Meets Bagel Will Help You Pick Your Best Dating Photos

    If you’ve ever had trouble determining which photos to upload to your dating profile, Coffee Meets Bagel says it has found a solution. From now on, users can A/B test photos, by uploading two options and letting other users vote on which is best. Coffee Meets Bagel has been polling daters and found that 54% of the time people pass on “bagels,” the reason is photo-related. Read More

  • Tinder Competitor Hinge Scores $12M To Bring Its Friends-Of-Friends Dating App Abroad

    Tinder Competitor Hinge Scores $12M To Bring Its Friends-Of-Friends Dating App Abroad

    If you want to hook up or judge people for fun, there’s Tinder. But if you want to meet someone you could start a relationship with, Hinge is the app for you. Now in 28 cities across the States, Hinge just raised a $12 million Series A led by Shasta Ventures to expand internationally. Hinge for iOS and Android looks like Tinder, but rather than show you just anyone in your age range… Read More

  • Matchmaking App Hinge Attracts $4.5M To Beat Tinder’s Endless Swiping

    Matchmaking App Hinge Attracts $4.5M To Beat Tinder’s Endless Swiping

    Why would prestigious VCs Founders Fund and Lowercase Capital invest $4.5 million in what looks like a Tinder clone? Because Hinge is building a romance graph of what structured data clues suggest two people will want to date. While Hinge’s app might not be as carefree as swiping through Tinder’s seemingly endless queue of mates, it delivers a daily set of tailored matches based… Read More

  • Hinge Hits SF With Its App For Finding True Love, Not Just Hookups

    Hinge Hits SF With Its App For Finding True Love, Not Just Hookups

    Tinder is great if you care about looks, not personality. But if you want a simple dating app that matches you based on interests, education, and profession, there’s Hinge. Today it launches in San Francisco. In a city of quirky and sometimes socially awkward people, Hinge’s focus on brains and background over beauty could help people find a Jedi in the streets, not just a Sith in… Read More

  • If Tinder Is For Hookups, Hinge Is For Relationships And It Just Raised $4M

    If Tinder Is For Hookups, Hinge Is For Relationships And It Just Raised $4M

    Hinge wants to be Match.com for mobile. You can find horny strangers nearby on Tinder, but Hinge uses its “romance graph” to pair you with friends of friends that fit your style. And now Hinge has a raised $4 million from Great Oaks, Social + Capital, and more to bring its relationships app beyond DC, New York, and Boston. You’re still swiping yes or no, but to find your… Read More

  • DC Dating App Hinge Brings Its Romance Graph To More Cities

    DC Dating App Hinge Brings Its Romance Graph To More Cities

    The problem with Tinder is women don’t trust strangers, so matches don’t turn into meetups. Hinge uses the same hot-or-not approval mechanic but only shows you trustable friends of friends you’ll dig based on its “romance graph”. That’s led to an insane 75% retention rate in its Washington D.C. home, upcoming funding, and now an expansion in to New York… Read More