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Tinder competitor Hinge scores $12M to bring friends-of-friends dating app abroad

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Hinge in the streets, Tinder in the sheets???

Hinge for iOS and Android looks like Tinder, but rather than show you just anyone in your age range, Hinge only matches you with friends of friends its romance graph algorithm thinks you’ll get along with. You still swipe right or left depending on if you think someone’s cute, but Hinge wants to find you mates where the attraction is more than skin deep.

Hinge is the thinking man’s/woman’s Tinder.

With swipeable dating apps suddenly a global phenomenon, it looks like it’s still early days in the romance market. Hinge doesn’t want to be some old fogey dating service like, but founder Justin McLeod thinks there’s room for something more mature. 

As Shasta’s Nikhil Basu Trivedi writes, “Relationships are core to life. We believe that new, large companies will emerge in the dating market.”

The thinking person's Tinder?!?!?

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