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Hinge vs. Tinder: Which dating app is better?

Tinder is widely acknowledged as the most popular dating app. Fans love Tinder's simplicity–you see a face and just swipe "yes" or "no" and you're done. But other relationship-hopefuls think Tinder is just for hooking up. This camp prefers apps like Hinge, which finds possible matches based off of your Facebook mutual friends. Which app is really better for dating?

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The numbers speak for themselves. Tinder is by far the most popular dating app, proving that it is superior to all competition. According to Digital Trends' Joshua Fruhlinger, the swipe-then-chat model is the secret sauce, and Tinder has perfected it:

When a single person then considers the fact that the vast majority of other single people are on Tinder, just like a night club, they realize that that’s the place they need to be.
Tinder simply gives singles access to the largest pool of single people, and since dating is a numbers game, it’s no surprise that that’s where they’re all heading. 

Even if you're on other dating apps, you've likely still got Tinder in your back-pocket. 

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Tinder may have the most options, but Hinge makes up for what it lacks in quantity with quality. The app pulls your "friends of friends" on Facebook, so you are guaranteed to have at least one mutual connection with anyone you match with. 

Some fans argue that Hinge prompts better profiles, asks more interesting questions, and is just all around a more enjoyable experience. Hinge also added the concept of "dealbreakers" into the fold. One blogger reports:

Before you get started, Hinge allows you to set dealbreakers on things like religion, distance, etc. — saving you time and awkward conversations.

Hinge positions you to make a meaningful connection. Regardless of whether or not it's true love, at least you won't be wasting your time on this app.

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Although Tinder is widely regarded as an app for hookups (perhaps explaining why so many people use it), it remains a place to find love. 

Tinder leveled the playing field. Everyone can look for something casual without judgment because they are all there for the same thing. And if you do find love, all the better!

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But according to Hinge itself, it is the dating app that is "designed to be deleted." The people behind Hinge built it in such a way to help users find meaningful, long-lasting relationships, so that you can get off of dating apps. You just can't argue with that. 

As one blogger puts it: 

Hinge profiles have style and substance. Hinge CEO explains: “It’s like Instagram profiles for dating, and in beta testing, has driven five times the conversations.”
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