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 :)

Biden jokes about his creepy photos

Remember that time Joe Biden got close to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s wife?

The 'Notorious RBG' takes over SNL
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives pretty hilarious and biting interviews in real life — “not 100 percent sober” ringing any bells? — but Kate McKinnon’s version of the “Notorious RBG” on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” may just take the cake. From jokes about her morning exercise routine to her sexy dreams about […]
Jimmy Kimmel 'censors' Obama

Thanks to some mischievous editing from Jimmy Kimmel, these originally innocent TV clips will put your mind straight in the gutter.

Jon Stewart: Fox News is 'killing' him

As his days on the Daily Show wind down, Jon Stewart wants to make sure we are all aware how much he really, really hates Fox News.

Jay Carney is going to work for Amazon

Imagining an Amazon customer service call with Jay Carney on the line.

White House

Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington's political realignment.

It’s on: Obama follows through and vetoes Keystone pipeline

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Biden: The middle class is ‘being killed,’ in worse shape than any time since the ’20s

Joe Biden—everyone’s favorite creeper and truth-bomb-dropper.

MSNBC Host: Obama’s terrorism summit is a ‘dog and pony show’
You know it’s bad when President Obama has even lost the support of MSNBC. MSNBC Host Andrea Mitchell basically called the White House’s Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” a farce during her show Wednesday. “Here he has the summit, no heads of government coming, the participation has not been at a particularly high level. We’ll have […]
Obama assures ‘almost complete confidence’ there have been no NSA abuses

The president’s interview with Re/code over the weekend touched on privacy issues, with Obama insisting with “almost complete confidence” that there have been no abuses of the government’s vast surveillance program.

Congress

Dems worry about Warren's leftward push

The Hill reports that Democrats are beginning to worry about Elizabeth Warren's gravitational pull on the party's direction. It's a black hole of progressivism, baby.

Boehner: GOP infighting over 'tactics'
After a week that saw Republican infighting leading to a dramatic near-shutdown situation for the Department of Homeland Security, House Speaker John Boehner was questioned on CBS’s “Face the Nation” about his leadership. Boehner downplayed the divisions and said that it wasn’t the big picture that they disagreed on, but rather how to accomplish it. […]
DCCC fundraises off shutdown that didn't happen
Democrats really jumped the gun on this one. It seems that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was in such a hurry to fundraise over their hatred for Republicans this weekend that they were willing to spread a little misinformation to do so. The DCCC emailed supporters Saturday morning incorrectly saying that Republicans had allowed the Department of […]
Rand Paul calls on Hillary to retire

Rand Paul’s speech at CPAC Friday felt a lot like a campaign rally—and the crowd left little room to doubt that they wanted it that way, breaking out into chants of “President Paul! President Paul!” at least three times over the course of his remarks.

Cruz: Obama, Carter similarities 'uncanny'
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has his sights set on 2016, but he is not very optimistic about what will happen both at home and abroad in the mean time. Cruz laid out his predictions for the direction he believes President Obama is leading the country in during a round table event with reporters and bloggers […]