Dating app Hinge introduces rose ceremony feature similar to The Bachelor
A new feature makes finding a date twice as likely. Body+Soul chats to the team at Hinge to find out about all their latest updates.
It’s a moment of butterflies and anticipation: who is going to walk away with a rose this week?
Taking inspiration from The Bachelor/ette, dating app Hinge has introduced a bunch of new features, and now, you can host your own digital rose ceremony of sorts.
Users can now send a rose to someone they fancy when a ‘like’ isn’t quite enough.
According to the app, the new feature is also twice as likely to lead to a date.
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“Hinge is all about getting people off the app and onto great dates,” says Logan Ury, Director of relationship science at Hinge.
“And our refreshed app design helps you do that even faster by highlighting outstanding Prompt responses from people we think you’re most likely to click with.”
Every Sunday, users will receive one free rose to use and more can be purchased at any time.
Another feature introduced today is Standouts which will highlight standout Prompts, Hinge’s personality revealing questions, and Photo Prompts, to “help daters immediately focus on the people they’ll have a great conversation with so they can go from chatting to dating that much faster.”
The trick to making your profile really stand out is to add as much of what makes you you as you can.
“It’s more important than ever to invest effort into your profile. Share pictures and Prompts that show us who you really are. Include a mix of humour and vulnerability. Whatever it is you love about who you are, make sure other people can see it.”
The new features keep in mind the results of a recent Hinge survey, which showed users are pickier than ever picking someone they want to date because “they don’t want to waste their time on the wrong person.”
I mean, fair enough.