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Match looks to Hinge as Tinder fails

Match looks to Hinge as Tinder fails

Match Group, the company that owns several dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge, released its first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, which shows that Tinder’s paying user base has decreased for the sixth quarter in a row. On the other hand, Hinge has seen an increase in members who are willing to pay for the app. Tinder had 10 million paying users in Q1 2024, which is a 9% decrease from the previous year. Meanwhile, Hinge now has 1.4 million paying users, a 31% increase year over year. The decline of Tinder was foreseeable due to the shift in dating app culture that has taken place in recent years. Younger users are more interested in pursuing serious, long-term relationships instead of casual hookups, which is what Tinder is known for. Since its inception, Hinge has gained popularity among users looking for more substantial connections. While Tinder struggles to retain paying users, Hinge is on track to become a “$1 billion revenue business,” touts CEO Bernard Kim during a conference call with investors on Wednesday morning. Hinge …

This New Feature Is A Breath Of Fresh Air For Singles Tired Of Boring Bios On Hinge

This New Feature Is A Breath Of Fresh Air For Singles Tired Of Boring Bios On Hinge

While the dating world has many pitfalls (how many times can I read ‘roast dinner and a walk on a Sunday’ in a bio, I beg?!), the main concern surrounding it is harassment and unwanted contact. Research has found that online harassment has been on the rise across all digital spaces – particularly for vulnerable groups like women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ users. Now, finally, Hinge has announced that users can hide certain words from appearing in their ‘likes’ as the dating app can: “detour negative interactions before they start, creating a safer and more positive experience on the app.” What the Hidden Words setting on Hinge means for users When users go to the Hidden Words setting, the app states: “We’ll hide likes from people who use any of the words you add here”, giving users complete control in hiding everything from the inoffensive bugbears (hiking, anyone?) to offensive words that they would prefer not to see. Social media users took to X (formerly Twitter) to share their excitement. Some users are… a little fussier …

Who’s afraid of David Pecker? Trump’s first criminal trial could hinge on testimony of former friend

Who’s afraid of David Pecker? Trump’s first criminal trial could hinge on testimony of former friend

Opening arguments in Donald Trump’s criminal trial are scheduled to begin today and Trump isn’t taking it well. He was posting late into the night on Sunday railing against well, everything. He’s clearly feeling the stress of what he’s about to face. And he’s right to be nervous. The New York Times reports that the prosecution’s first witness is going to be David Pecker, the former publisher of the National Enquirer and owner of its parent company AMI. Pecker is a former close confidante of Trump’s. The two men, who’ve known each other since the 1980s, have not spoken since Pecker was given immunity by federal prosecutors in the Michael Cohen case back in 2018 and testified that Trump was involved up to his neck. And yet, while Trump has crudely insulted everyone involved in that case, and his current one, he’s never said a word against Pecker. That’s curious, don’t you think?  Up until the moment the FBI searched Michael Cohen’s home and office looking for evidence of this payoff scheme to silence various people during the …

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— with a phrase by Roger Reeves At the long edge of the screen door keeping most of the flies out. At the classroom door, smooth and tight fit. At the gate of the pigpen              for the one pig in that now-abandoned village. At one panel of the glass case with the little sandwiches sold in the streets of Reynosa. Promise of fresh ham, avocado, and shredded cabbage inside a bread roll half-wrapped in crisp white paper―delicate. Special. A dozen lined just so against the glass framed in white-painted wood. Searching for the hinge to the panel that opens. Why is it always this hollow of want to which I return? Haven’t I stuffed myself silly since? Don’t I earn enough now to consume all the ham, avocado, and cabbage I could ever crave? What is it with the boy who walks past the stand, holding the hand of his mother, who keeps looking forward, ignoring what he cannot? She has crossed them both back to the border’s Mexican …

Tinder, Hinge maker Match Group sued over ‘addictive’ dating apps

Tinder, Hinge maker Match Group sued over ‘addictive’ dating apps

Match Group, which owns dating apps including Tinder and Hinge, was sued on Wednesday in a suit claiming the apps are designed to hook users so the company to make more profit, rather than helping people find romantic partners. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Sison/AP Match Group, which owns dating apps including Tinder and Hinge, was sued on Wednesday in a suit claiming the apps are designed to hook users so the company to make more profit, rather than helping people find romantic partners. Patrick Sison/AP The popular dating apps Tinder, Hinge and the League hook users with the promise of seemingly endless romantic matches in order to push people to pay money to continue their compulsive behavior, according to a federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco on Wednesday. The suit, brought by six plaintiffs in states including New York, California and Florida, argues that dating app parent company Match Group gamifies the services “to transform users into gamblers locked in a search for psychological rewards that Match makes elusive on purpose.” While …

Tinder, Hinge and Other Dating Apps Encourage ‘Compulsive’ Use, Lawsuit Claims

Tinder, Hinge and Other Dating Apps Encourage ‘Compulsive’ Use, Lawsuit Claims

Stuck in a dating app loop with no date in sight? A lawsuit filed Wednesday against Match Group claims that is by design. Tinder, Hinge and other Match dating apps are filled with addictive features that encourage “compulsive” use, the proposed class-action lawsuit claims. The lawsuit filed in federal court in the Northern District of California on Wednesday — Valentine’s Day — says Match intentionally designs its dating platforms with game-like features that “lock users into a perpetual pay-to-play loop” prioritizing profit over promises to help users find relationships. This, the suit claims, turns users into “addicts” who purchase ever-more-expensive subscriptions to access special features that promise romance and matches. “Match’s business model depends on generating returns through the monopolization of users’ attention, and Match has guaranteed its market success by fomenting dating app addiction that drives expensive subscriptions and perpetual use,” the lawsuit says. It was filed by six dating app users and seeks class action status. Photos You Should See Representatives for Dallas-based Match did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. …

Don’t get stuck in rose jail: Woman shares her Hinge hack for better matches

Don’t get stuck in rose jail: Woman shares her Hinge hack for better matches

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter A woman has delighted dating app users after revealing the hack she discovered for better Hinge matches. Stella, who goes by the username @stellabr8 on TikTok, shared the discovery in a TikTok posted last month. In the clip, Stella explained that she’d recently decided to delete her Hinge account, so she navigated to the settings area of the app to do so. However, in the process of deleting her account, the TikToker was asked by the dating app if she instead wanted to have a “fresh start”. “Okay so yesterday, I go to delete Hinge right? Because I’m like, I’m over it, I’m done with Hinge, I’m done with dating, and I’m done being discouraged because, I’m so sorry, everyone is atrociously ugly, no offense,” Stella said. “So I go to delete the app and then it tells me wait, are you sure you …

What does banter really mean on Tinder, Hinge, Bumble bios?

What does banter really mean on Tinder, Hinge, Bumble bios?

“Looking for banter!” It’s a dating app standard, among the Billboard Hot 100 of bio banality. Along with a passion for food, travel, plants and “The Office” (yes, still), the ability to banter, whatever that may mean, has become a common prerequisite for earning someone’s swipe right. The number of U.S. Tinder users who listed “banter” on their profiles has grown by nearly 7% since 2022, with the word appearing significantly more often in bios of men who are 33 or older than women of the same age, according to Tinder spokesperson Tomas Iriarte Reyes. Countless articles provide prompts and advice on how to amp up the banter on dating apps. Reddit threads help introverts banter like the pros or suggest ways one can boost a conversation’s banter quotient. The fictional dating app in Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” is even called Bantr. But what is banter really? And what is it good for? Sex educator Shan Boodram, Bumble’s resident sex and relationships expert and workshop facilitator on Netflix’s UK-based dating show “Too Hot to Handle,” …

Woman shares Hinge ‘hack’ for refreshing algorithm to find better matches

Woman shares Hinge ‘hack’ for refreshing algorithm to find better matches

Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter A woman has delighted dating app users after revealing the hack she discovered for better Hinge matches. Stella, who goes by the username @stellabr8 on TikTok, shared the discovery in a TikTok posted last month. In the clip, Stella explained that she’d recently decided to delete her Hinge account, so she navigated to the settings area of the app to do so. However, in the process of deleting her account, the TikToker was asked by the dating app if she instead wanted to have a “fresh start”. “Okay so yesterday, I go to delete Hinge right? Because I’m like, I’m over it, I’m done with Hinge, I’m done with dating, and I’m done being discouraged because, I’m so sorry, everyone is atrociously ugly, no offense,” Stella said. “So I go to delete the app and then it tells me wait, are you sure …

Fool Me Once review: Your tolerance for this show will hinge entirely on your ability to switch off your brain

Fool Me Once review: Your tolerance for this show will hinge entirely on your ability to switch off your brain

Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter for all the latest entertainment news and reviews Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter As streaming libraries have been populated with more and more series, with more and more episodes, a phenomenon has emerged that is known as “the background binge”. It is when people turn on the TV, find a show to watch, put it on, and then proceed to do a variety of household tasks while barely watching the programme. That might sound like no way to truly watch television – the fruit of so many people’s hard labour – but it might be the best, or only, way to endure Netflix’s new eight-part thriller, Fool Me Once. After her husband Joe (Richard Armitage) is shot dead, Maya (Michelle Keegan) struggles to hold the pieces of her life together. That means juggling sole custody of their daughter with her job training helicopter pilots, not to mention dealing with Joe’s prickly, moneyed family. Among its members are Joe’s mother Judith (Joanna Lumley), the family matriarch who never …