Hinge

Match Group, the company that owns several dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge, released its first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, which shows that Tinder’s paying user base has decreased for…

Match looks to Hinge as Tinder fails

Hinge is adding a “Hidden Words” feature to its app, which will filter out likes with comments containing those phrases or words. It pretty much works like a mute filter…

Hinge adds a way to mute requests containing words you specify

Twitter’s former head of trust and safety Yoel Roth announced today that he is joining Match Group, the parent company of several popular dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge. Yoel,…

Twitter’s former head of Trust & Safety, Yoel Roth, joins Tinder owner Match Group

Match-owned dating app Hinge confirmed it’s testing a higher-priced premium subscription of $50 to $60 per month — a significant increase over the current $35 per month pricing. The company…

Dating app Hinge tests a pricier $60 per month subscription, similar to Tinder Platinum

Match Group, the parent company to dating apps Tinder, Hinge, Match, Plenty of Fish, Meetic and OurTime, among others, announced today the launch of a new campaign that will introduce…

Tinder and other Match dating apps will offer in-app tips on avoiding romance scams

Today, Hinge rolled out a feature that allows users to add their “Relationship Type” to their profile, whether that be “monogamous,” “non-monogamous” or “figuring out my relationship type.” The update…

Hinge’s new feature makes it easier for those seeking non-monogamous relationships

Targeting a younger generation of daters, the Match-owned dating app Hinge today launched two new features, “Video Prompts” and “Prompt Polls,” allowing users to answer video-specific prompts as well as…

Dating app Hinge adds more ways to connect with new polls and video-specific prompts

A new video-focused dating app Desti just launched over the weekend to give users a chance to find potential matches based on a preferred date destination. Users who live in…

TikTok-style dating app Desti filters matches by date destinations

Match Group, the parent company of several popular dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge, has acquired the exclusive dating app The League, a spokesperson from the company confirmed to TechCrunch.…

Match Group acquires members-only dating app The League for ~$30M

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues…

This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Hinge is introducing a new “Dating Intentions” profile feature that is designed to encourage users to be upfront about their expectations. With the launch of this new feature, users can…

Hinge’s new feature makes it easier for you to be upfront about your dating intentions

Dating app Hinge is introducing a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature that is designed to inspire initial conversations between matches about self-care priorities. Hinge’s in-app prompts are conversation starters that users…

Hinge’s latest feature aims to help users spark conversations about self-care

There’s nothing like the growing pains of new adulthood, but for college-aged Gen Zers who have spent these formative years in lockdown, it can be even more difficult to form…

Flox, an app to help friend groups meet each other, is wooing college students in NYC

Hinge is rolling out a new “Voice Prompts” feature to give its users a new way to connect with their matches. Voice Prompts will allow users to answer a prompt…

Hinge launches a new ‘Voice Prompts’ feature to give users a new way to interact

Match today is introducing new features that aim to address some of users’ complaints with modern-day dating apps — like how much time it takes to find a relevant match…

Match beta test targets dating app complaints like frustration with swiping, ghosting

The public markets have been so active lately that it’s hard to drum up excitement for yet another company making its way to the bull market. But, in the case…

Bumble’s first date with the public markets

Facebook will soon allow users to go on “virtual dates,” the company announced today. The social network is planning to introduce a new video calling feature that will allow users…

Facebook to launch ‘virtual dating’ over Messenger for Facebook Dating users

The dating startup world is notorious for few exits, and a similarly slim number of buyers. There’s Match Group, which owns Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, and there’s Spark Networks, which…

Virtual dates and video speed dating: Dating.com Group launches a $50 million corporate venture fund 

Make space for another dating app in your single life: Blindlee is Chatroulette for dating but with female-friendly guardrails in the form of a user-controlled video blur effect. The idea…

Blindlee is Chatroulette for dating with a safety screen

Last year, Match Group acquired a 51 percent stake in the relationship-focused dating app Hinge, in order to diversify its portfolio of dating apps led by Tinder. The company has…

Match Group fully acquires relationship-focused app Hinge

Tinder has never really shaken its reputation among consumers as a “hook up” app, instead of one designed for more serious dating. Now, it seems Tinder is planning to embrace…

Tinder doubles down on its casual nature, as Match invests in relationship-focused Hinge

Tinder is leading growth for Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH), which posted third-quarter earnings of 44 cents per share on Tuesday.

Tinder now has 4.1M paying users, expects $800M in revenue this year

Dating app Hinge is today launching a new feature aimed at improving its recommendations, based on whether or not matches had successful real-world dates. The feature may also help to…

Hinge is first dating app to actually measure real world success

Does deeper data produce perfect matches? Facebook is finally ready to find out, starting today with a country-wide test in Colombia of its new Dating feature. It’s centered around an…

Inside Facebook Dating, launching first in Colombia

Have you ever wanted to see one of your “hate-reads” stretched out to feature-film length? If so, you’ll want to watch HBO’s new documentary, “Swiped,” which takes a depressing, trigger-inducing…

I watched HBO’s Tinder-shaming doc ‘Swiped’ so you don’t have to

There are always more fish in the sea. The once-comforting relationship advice has turned out to be a prophetic and overwhelming reality in the world of app and online dating.…

Hinge employs new algorithm to find your ‘most compatible’ match

Match Group, parent company of dating apps Tinder, OkCupid and Match, announced yesterday that it has acquired a 51 percent stake in Hinge. With this new acquisition, Match Group has…

Hinge sells 51 percent of shares to Match Group

Hinge, the dating app that promised a better set of prospects by suggesting matches who share Facebook friends, is about to radically change its course: it’s ditching its requirement that…

Dating app Hinge is ditching the Facebook login requirement

Most dating apps match users then leave it up to them to initiate their chat. When Bumble launched, however, it broke new ground by having women make the first move.…

Dating app Hinge rolls out a new feature to reduce ‘ghosting’
Startups

Dating apps are embracing video

12:30 pm PDT • June 27, 2017

Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense…

Dating apps are embracing video