Creating a profile, browsing singles and finding matches is free, but you’ll need to pony up a membership fee of about per month to enjoy all the benefits, like emailing members.
Those who don’t actually want to date, but want their friends and family to get off their back, can pay their way to a faux girlfriend.
Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.
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.
Here’s another friends-of-friends dating site that finds matches through Facebook.