UPDATE: Hinge Admits Defeat and is now free again (For Most People)

UPDATE: Hinge Admits Defeat and is now free again (For Most People)

See our UPDATE below.

After a disastrous launch of their beta app, and then trying to charge money for it, CEO, Justin McLeod has been sending out emails almost every other day trying to apologize to their users.  Their latest one finally admits that their money grab plan has failed, and are allowing former users to have the new Hinge for free.


Let’s face the facts. Dating apps have become a game that do more to keep us single than to help us find relationships. We realized this at Hinge, and so we spent the last nine months building a new service from the ground up which would ditch swiping, matching, timers and games and replace them with a way to help people meaningfully connect.

The new Hinge has far exceeded our expectations. Members are having 4x as many conversations and a connection is 9x more likely to result in a date. It costs $7 per month to join the community, but as a former user I’d like you to have the new Hinge for free. We owe you one great relationship after-all.

This link will give you a free (forever) membership.

Regardless of your previous experience with Hinge and other dating apps, I hope that if you’re over the games and ready to find something real, you’ll consider starting a new relationship with us.

Justin McLeod
CEO & Founder of Hinge

Only time will tell how long their new users will still have to pay. Or they finally add features in that would warrant users to pay for a sub-par experience.

Additionally, if you read through their app reviews, overwhelmingly users miss the older more thought out version of the app than the current version.


UPDATE: Turns out, even though the email was written in a way to imply that you were getting the $7 version of the membership for free, Hinge has actually introduced a “Free” basic membership level and will be converting you into that after 3 months.

Details on their “basic plan” are, “At the end of your 3-month upgrade trial, you’ll automatically transition to a free Basic Membership where discovery is limited to 10 people per day.”.



Previous There it is - ClassPass is OVER!
Next Why is WorldBank.Org Spamming Users to join FingerHut?

About author

Tiffany Rush 113 posts

Tiffany Rush My background includes being a novelist and a non-fiction writer specializing in MBA thesis topics. Additionally I'm an investor and strategist for a few tech startups (which will not be written about here). Go ahead, challenge my wit!

View all posts by this author →

You might also like


HP adds thunderbolt 3 to their entire line, Apple gives up?

Remember Thunderbolt? This was an amazing standard that Apple/Intel came up with and introduced across their mac line back in 2011. But what you may not realize is that it’s

Great Deal or Garage Sale

Great deal or Garage sale: Gilt.com Hobo Shirt

Let me start off this new feature by saying that I understand that fashion, design, decorating is entirely an opinion section. One persons trash is another persons treasure. However, I

Tech & Startups

IndieGoGo Fail: Skully Headset

Kickstarter & IndieGoGo campaigns have a tradition of overreaching, and people not realizing that when products are trying to re-invent multiple verticals that they don’t realize they are trying to


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!