Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.A simple profile photo followed by age, job and education information are all users have to go off of when they rate the potential connection on a scale of one to five.The true intentions (“trints”), which can range from “let’s talk” to “coffee” to “romance” to “hookup,” aren’t revealed unless there is a successful match.But singles can leave a hint if they’re feeling brave.Those who mutually rate each other at a four or higher will get introduced via email.“Black Status” users are sent 100 matches per day, which means they have a large number of Facebook friends who also use Hinge.Instead, it encourages them to score the date with – not wits or smarts – but gifts. Post an update like “Who wants to go surfing this afternoon?When both people like what they see, a connection is made. A little bribery can go a long way (for some people). Couples who’ve locked down a serious relationship can join the per month couples section of the site, which offers date night deals by city.
With the rise of photo apps like Tinder, it’s clear there are much quicker and quirkier ways to find your better half. The drinks are prepaid and Grouper tells you exactly where to meet up, so all you have to do is decide who should tag along. Maybe all three of you will find a love connection.Whether you’re looking for friendship, a random hookup or location-based love, there’s a slew of dating apps and websites out there for every kind of single. Formerly called “Bang with Friends,” this app lets you find friends on Facebook who are willing to get down tonight. Friends won’t know who’s selected them unless the feeling is mutual.