Hinge is the name of new App that claims to help finding a date through Facebook mutual friends. In the case of Hinge, the app helps you meet people to date through mutual Facebook friends. Hinge was founded by McLeod on Valentine’s Day 2011, while he was attending Harvard Business School. Bennett Richardson, the company’s CMO, joined Hinge last spring. He and McLeod were roommates and best friends at Colgate University, where they both received they undergraduate degrees.
How Does Hinge Work to Help Find Date using Facebook’s Mutual Friends
Each day at noon the app gives you a new group of friends of friends to check out on the service and rate. A profile picture is shown for each person as well as where they went to school, their job and what friends you have in common.
As a user, you rate the people you’re sent on a scale of one to five based on how interested you are in meeting them. If both of you rate each other a four or higher, then Hinge will introduce you via email.
The company was founded under the premise that young professionals are tired of trying to meet people at parties and bars, but think that traditional online dating sites are awkward, and provide too “random” results. Since you’re already connected in a way to someone you meet using Hinge, the relationship might last longer.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5