Users can pick “tags” for their favorite date spots and activities along with religion and race.This lets Hinge users quickly cobble together a taste profile.The company also plans to make incorporating LGBTQ.communities a priority, though it has yet to introduce any particularly innovative features to that end.” What a strikingly perfect summary of Silicon Valley and corporate America’s treatment of the freshly legalized gay community.I like being able to see what I have in common with someone before striking up a conversation.Hinge’s friends of friends model supposedly encourage good behavior because of social accountability, and I did find Hinge users to be more polite and well-spoken than Tinder or Ok Cupid dwellers.
Perhaps still more impressive: the ratio of women to men using the app, which is just about even—uncommon for this sector.
We’ve processed the messaging habits of over a million people and are about to basically prove that, despite what you might’ve heard from the Obama campaign and organic cereal commercials, racism is alive and well. When I first started looking at first-contact attempts and who was writing who back, it was immediately obvious that the sender’s race was a huge factor.
It would be awesome if other big websites would go out on a limb and release their own race data, too. Here are just a handful of the numbers that illustrate that: The takeaway here is that although race shouldn’t matter in messaging, it does. First of all, how do we know that race shouldn’t matter?
So If you’ve tried either of those, leave your experience in the comments! HER is a fresh, ultra flexible app aimed exclusively at lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, and queer women.
HER’s modern hybrid of dating and social networking is a refreshing break from the pressure to hook-up or fuck off that embodies some competitors.