Last Thursday night, I attended a launch party for this new app called Hinge. Never heard of it? Well, I had not until I received an email about the event. Hinge launched that night for the first time in Atlanta.
Late night, but it was fun!
The party had a great turnout. I’m not sure about this app though. It thrives on making recommendations that your friends in order to see more matches daily. Right now, I have six Facebook friends using the website. So everyday at noon I get six new matches to look at. Since the app is new to Atlanta, I’m not sure if there are tons of users here. It’s hard to get people out of their shell and convince them to try an app when I haven’t quite figured out how to make it work for me. I did have a great time meeting new people during the party. The crazy thing is, most of my guy friends (and guys at this party) are openly utilizing Tinder, Plenty of Fish and they even go on Grouper dates and who knows what else. In fact, my first Tinder date discussed with me how he had a great time on a Grouper date AND I met a guy the night of the party who was going out on a Grouper date after the launch party. For a while, I was convinced that guys don’t like to date. Not true. But when I talk to my girlfriends about these apps, they would rather vicariously live through my adventures in dating
I’m okay with that concept. I’ve had great adventures in dating so far and I surely will continue to do so in the future. I describe my dating life like In Living Color – diverse, adventure filled and funny as hell. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Have you tried any dating apps? Do you have any success or horror stories from using a dating app?