Hinge Rolls Out ‘Most Compatible’ Feature To Expedite The IRL Experience

Hinge Rolls Out ‘Most Compatible’ Feature To Expedite The IRL Experience

Dating app, er, relationship app Hinge today pushes out a new, algorithm-based feature that hopes to change the way we interact not only with the app itself, but our fellow humans that we may or may not be attracted to. Then the theory is tested in an actual physical encounter and either we truly match, or we just wasted another seven bucks on a vanilla latte. Also see: Microsoft Surface Go Might Finally Give You A Reason To Trash Your Apple iPad Unlike most dating apps, Hinge doesn't use any type of swiping and push members to focus on the bits of a users' profile that they find interesting. 75% of first dates turn into second dates after using the app. So how does Hinge determine your most compatible options using the SMP algorithm? 'Most Compatible' is updated every 24 hours based on new information gleaned from member activity. Hinge just uses an algorithm instead of infiltrating your friend group and finding out what you like about someone else. If you haven't dated in the digital age, then Hinge and its ilk are not the apps for you. For the rest of us, having a dating app that tries its damnedest to get us out of the app and into the real world is an interesting feature. Make that match, meet that match, eat avocados together.

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Dating app, er, relationship app Hinge today pushes out a new, algorithm-based feature that hopes to change the way we interact not only with the app itself, but our fellow humans that we may or may not be attracted to. The feature is called ‘Most Compatible’ and if you’ve ever participated in any kind of online dating, you know that actual compatibility cannot truly be determined until you get off the couch and to the coffee shop for that first meet.

The feature uses a modified version of the Nobel Prize-winning Gale Shapley SMP algorithm, eliminating the gender assignments. The algorithm, a mathematical equation developed to determine the possible stability of a relationship is basically a matching problem. Isn’t that what dating is at the core? A matching problem waiting to be solved? We assess all available variables and literally “match” on dating sites. Then the theory is tested in an actual physical encounter and either we truly match, or we just wasted another seven bucks on a vanilla latte.

Also see: Microsoft Surface Go Might Finally Give You A Reason To Trash Your Apple iPad

Unlike most dating apps, Hinge doesn’t use any type of swiping and push members to focus on the bits of a users’ profile that they find interesting. This type of interaction, focusing on the variables that make a person a person instead of just base physical attraction or assumption, has led to a ~400% member base increase in the last year. 75% of first dates turn…

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