Why is Hinge filled with trash

Just got out of a relationship and what the literal fuck is this wasteland. 

8 out of 10 profiles either/or: 

  • look like they belong on OnlyFans
  • are fat or tatted up
  • have horse faces
  • have no education or job listed
  • scream personality disorder 
  • etc etc

Of the ones that seem alright, 8 of 10 of those are boring as fuck or are full of shit. My GOD is everyone full of shit

Are there no healthy cute girls who can hold a conversation anymore? What the hell happened in these past 2 years

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  • VP in IB-M&A
Apr 21, 2021 - 1:03pm

I definitely am also but not in the lying sense. 

I've now learned that female code for "working in PE/VC" means EA or HR and that "consultant" means unemployed.

The sole TWO girls with good backgrounds who were not hideous were working like 100 hours a week and seemed depressed.

Also, that fisherman line is bullshit. Some of us would rather fish discerningly than even consider some of the nasty eels and anglerfish that are copiously available

Apr 30, 2021 - 12:01am

do you sleep with your banker bag


Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 20, 2021 - 9:55pm

Hinge definitely had the most "interesting" people on it. I recommend getting on as many of the apps as possible and just playing the numbers game but being strict on filtering and stick to initial 15 - 30 minute coffee dates. This way you don't burn time. I noticed the apps vary by geography quite a bit too. Bumble was awesome on the west coast but awful in mountain region for example. YMMV and my experience is 2 - 3 years out of date.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 4:04pm

Yeah I used to do middle of the day and pretend I got a work call if I wanted to cut it short.

Apr 29, 2021 - 11:11pm

I usually know within 10 mins if I'm interested. I suspect it's the same on the other end.


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  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Apr 20, 2021 - 10:22pm

I used online dating for 3 years before throwing in the towel. The most attractive / most fun / most interesting / most personable women aren't on the apps because they don't have a need for them - end of story. They're meeting great guys just by living their lives. 

People who tend to have success on those apps are generally less picky on one of the above criteria (eg she's beautiful but boring, hardworking and fun but not that hot, etc etc).

I also believe meeting online puts a weird tint on the whole relationship. There's something way more fun about hooking up with the girl from yoga class vs the girl from hinge

  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Apr 21, 2021 - 4:04pm

The girls described above might've downloaded the apps out of boredom during the first three months of the pandemic, but they're still not using it seriously to find dates

Just think about some of the best girls you know personally (overall, not just talking about the hottest). How many of them met their boyfriend on a dating app?

  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Apr 21, 2021 - 4:50pm

People meeting new friends through mutual interests? Absolutely.

I'm not talking about "picking up a chick" from yoga class and banging her at 8am before work.   I mean just meeting someone through friends or hobbies. So replace yoga class with kickball league, alumni group, running group, non-profit you're involved with, charity you're involved with, etc. 

Apr 21, 2021 - 4:54pm

Yes, it does happen. Not necessarily at a yoga class. But if two people have chemistry they'll instantly feel it.
Gyms are great pick up spots, so are cafes, libraries, airport lounges, waiting areas like the DMV, etc - wherever girls become bored after a while. Also, not everyone is at the gym to just work out, they are social meeting places as well.

Apr 29, 2021 - 11:12pm

I thought literally 100% of single women under 40 were on dating apps.


  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Apr 29, 2021 - 11:43pm

Many hot girls (and even some mediocre looking ones) in their 20s still scoff at the idea of meeting a serious partner on dating apps. They will often have them on their phone, but whenever I've asked female friends about dating apps the response is generally "I use it to boost my self esteem when I'm bored", "I've been on one date and it was awful", etc etc. Their phone is blowing up with matches but they barely look at it. 

Of course, they could be lying. But given that I know their current and Ex BFs who they met in person, I'm inclined to believe them. Also believe them based on my experience as a guy on the apps - it's pretty common to be ignored by girls that aren't particularly special.

  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Comm
Apr 21, 2021 - 3:45pm

Can agree that Hinge isn't great. Something is up with how they setup their algorithm. There are too many unattractive women being put up front when rolling through the queue. Rolling through the queue can be tiresome, but I've had good matches with some attractive women who made the move first with "liking" or commenting on something on my profile. I've had some good success with bumble, okcupid and coffee meets bagel. They don't always churn out spectacular people, but there are some good ones in there without the frustration hinge brings.

I can agree with what one of the other posters mentions that great girls aren't on the apps, or in my opinion they don't have the best profiles on dating apps and you swipe left on them instantly. I think it's just easier to try and meet people in person through mutual friends, events and other places as opposed to judging their profile. Less risk and pressure, much more casual as you get to know someone's personality and if you find them attractive or not. If it doesn't work, you can easily move on.

Apr 21, 2021 - 4:47pm


I think most of the top girls moved on to Instagram and OnlyFans, welcome to the future

TikTok has hotter girls than Instagram. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 21, 2021 - 4:52pm

Nah man it really depends on the town/city you're in. My hometown hinge is absolute trash, but boston and NYC aren't half bad. In fact, chatting up this QT3.14 from hinge right now and she's dope.

Go all the way

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Apr 21, 2021 - 5:06pm


In fact, chatting up this QT3.14 from hinge right now and she's dope.


"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 21, 2021 - 5:07pm

I'm downloading this Hinge app right now, I haven't ever used it. Cheers.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 21, 2021 - 7:05pm

its much better than bumble, and you can do a lot with the app without doing "pay to play". dropping a witty comment on one of their pics or quotes is always the way to go. also being able to select by religion, political leaning, drinking/drug use is super helpful

Go all the way

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  • Investment Analyst in RE - Comm
Apr 29, 2021 - 10:16pm

Why do you say that about bumble? Based on my experience, bumble has yielded the best chicks overall out of any dating app

Apr 21, 2021 - 5:15pm

I met my gf of 2yrs on Hinge. But I was on in the early days when you only got like 5 likes and everyone had to be a friend of a friend via Facebook. 

Was using it in Chicago & had plenty of really good dates with smart, good looking girls. Could just be because I am incredibly handsome so YMMV 

  • Analyst 1 in HF - Other
Apr 21, 2021 - 6:23pm

Clearly no one in this thread understands how Hinge works. You have to swipe for a while before it figures out your preferences and assesses what your ELO is, and then it tiers you and starts showing you people based on your preferences/level of attractiveness. This can take a couple of weeks, but if you're past that and still getting a lot of unattractive people then it probably just means you're not as attractive as you think you are. And it's not regional, there are fewer people in other cities but if you're tiered into swiping on attractive girls you'll get them everywhere.

Apr 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

i'm banned from hinge. I was banned from bumble too. these platforms are so gynocentric. 

I have a different view to the above poster, I believe it shows you the most swiped people in the area first, and as you keep swiping you get to the least desirable. lets be honest, most guys will swipe on the same kind of girls. especially if there is ass on display.

Apr 29, 2021 - 11:10pm

I used to use Match, but since I'm into Asian women it was really difficult to use because a ton of fake profiles are Asian women profiles. Other than asking Asian women out at work (probably a bad idea) and at the gym, I don't know where to find, like, real profiles/real women of the East. :(


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