It hooks you up with friends of friends, so the people you're chatting with can be vouched for by people you trust.
Like Tinder, your profile is built around your Facebook photos and interests, and then you can chat with someone once you've both "liked" each other, but the similarities end there.
Hinge provides only a "select list" of matches rather than an endless amount, so the number of potential baes is more of a gentle stream than a roaring waterfall.
Once you've run out of second- and third-degree connections, the app makes more "tangential" connections, still trying to find you people based on your social networks.
It's basically feminist Tinder: Men are not allowed to message first, leaving it up to the girls to start off the conversation however they see fit.In fact, winter storms and cold weather in general are the best time for dating, so now may be the time to jump into the fray.If you want to do it without Facebook, here are eight options.)We've all been that person who's standing in the corner of the bar on a Friday night fiendishly swiping left and right — whether it's because we're bored, drunk, or lonely is irrelevant.Even if you're surrounded by people, thanks to dating apps, there's now the undeniable feeling that you could be missing out on someone better who's only a few subway stops away.So next time you're on the subway and are too scared to actually approach a Ryan Gosling lookalike, download Happn and pray to the Sex Gods that he has the app, too.