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Hinge’s new feature lets you be clearer about your dating intentions – TechCrunch


Hinge is introducing a new “Dating Intentions” profile feature that is designed to encourage users to be upfront about their expectations. With the launch of this new feature, users can select a dating goal to display on their profile. You can select one of the following options: “life partner”, “long term”, “long term, open short term”, “short term, open long term”, “short term” and “determine my meeting objectives”.

The new feature will also allow users to add more context about their dating history to their profile via a new “Backstory” open text option. According to Hinge, the new Dating Intentions feature will allow users to focus on the right people and connect with those who share the same dating goals.

“With over a third (34%) of Hinge users having already found themselves in a ‘situation’, this new feature has been shown to help daters decide who to match with, with 65% of Hinge daters agreeing that it helped their dating decisions,” the company notes.

Hinge’s latest addition comes as the dating app has launched a number of new features over the past year designed to make it easier for users to connect with others.

Last month, Hinge rolled out a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature that aims to inspire initial conversations between matches about self-care priorities. Hinge’s in-app prompts are conversation starters that users respond to as part of their profiles and are displayed for potential matches. The prompts are designed to allow users to show off their personality instead of having a generic biography. With this latest launch, users can now select up to three new self-care prompts to spark conversations about mental health awareness.

The new self-care prompts joined existing prompt packs on Hinge, including “About Me”, “Storytime”, “Let’s Talk About”, and “Voice First”. Hinge’s “Voice First” feature, which rolled out last fall, went viral on TikTok as users shared their experiences with the feature. Voice Prompts allow users to respond to a prompt via a 30-second voice recording, allowing funny stories to be shared in a more personal way.

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