The new feature will also allow users to add more context to their dating backstory to their profile via a new “Backstory” open text option. Hinge said the new dating intent feature will allow users to focus on the right people and connect with those who share the same dating goals.
“Over a third (34%) of Hinge users have previously found themselves in ‘situations’, this new feature has been shown to help daters decide who to match with, and 65% of Hinge daters agree that it helps them Make dating decisions,” the company noted.
Hinge’s latest feature comes as the dating app has rolled out a number of new features over the past year aimed at making it easier for users to connect with others.
Last month, Hinge launched a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature designed to spark initial conversations between matches about self-care priorities. Hinge’s in-app prompts are conversation starters that users answer as part of their profile and displayed to potential matches. These tips are designed to let users showcase their personality, not have a generic resume. With this latest release, users can now choose up to three new self-care prompts to spark conversations about mental health awareness.
The new self-care tips join the existing tip packs on Hinge, including “About Me,” “Story Time,” “Let’s Chat,” and “Voice First.” Hinge’s “voice-first” feature, which launched last fall, has gone viral on TikTok as users share their experiences with the feature. Voice Prompts allow users to answer prompts with a 30-second recording, which allows for some interesting stories to be shared in a more personalized way.