New app could save you from being alone on Valentine’s Day


Singles Awareness Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day, is this week and maybe you’re feeling like eHarmony really let you down this year.

But have no fear.

If you’re still holding out for that special someone before the obnoxious day of hearts and candies arrives, there is now one more superficial way on the internet to meet the man (or woman) of your dreams.

A new app titled “Hinge” was released last week that connects you with mutual friends that live in your area. Because you know they’re a mutual friend, then the possibility of accidentally dating a serial killer significantly diminishes. Well, at least we hope so.

How does it work? You download the app and everyday you receive a new batch of women or men, depending on your preference. So, lunch hour turns into leer hour as you conveniently look for Mr. or Mrs. Right on your smart phone.

All of the people sent to you on the app are friends of your Facebook friends, and the app shows you the person’s picture, age, where he or she went to school, and which Facebook friends you both know. This last bit is probably the most helpful, because some friends are a better judge of character than others.

The next step on the app is to rank the person from one to five. Since you have little to no information about this person, you are solely ranking them on their appearance. If you give them a high score (4-5), the app ensures that person’s picture will appear in the hottie’s daily picture grouping. If the person also gives you a 4 or a 5, Hinge “introduces” you in an email and then it’s all up to you.

To celebrate the launch of the new app, Hinge also threw a party Thursday night where there was a surplus of singles roaming about. If you were single, the bouncers wrapped a white wristband around your wrist so other single people would know you’re available. But in reality, it just reminded you that, yes, you’re still single. There was an open bar at the party, which was likely to give all the singles some liquid courage before they started looking for love. They were also passing around PopChips, healthy potato chips, maybe because it’s an aphrodisiac or for the single people to eat their feelings. Either way, the party gave you a good look of the potential people you could meet with the app since everyone was required to download the app before entering the party.

It’s a free app, so if you’re feeling desperate in the final countdown to D-Day, er… V-Day, it’s worth a shot. Just make sure your Facebook profile picture isn’t an old one from when you were five, because that could get creepy.

Comments

Comments

  1. Miguel G says:

    I went to the Hinge site and couldn’t find anything about the app, or where it could be downloaded. Yes, I know I’m outting myself as a potentially pathetic lovelorn single with no date for V-Day, but it is what it is and I wants me apps!

  2. Hinge App says:

    Hi there!

    Want to let everyone know that, in fact, the Hinge app is NOT affiliated in any way with the marketing firm of the same moniker. Find the Hinge app at http://hinge.co.

    However, as Laura suggests, it is indeed an excellent solution for singles on Valentine’s day!
    See you all on Hinge :)

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