Hinge, Tinder, and Bumble | What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between Hinge, Tinder, and Bumble? You don’t have to do the homework because we did it for you. Many of the apps had their profiles changed to include a five-mile radius around Penn.


Tinder has always been the standard, mindless swiping we’re used to. Tinder, which bills itself as a platform for “friends, dates, relationships, and all in between,” is unquestionably more hookup-oriented than the other two apps. The new Tinder update can provide a fast confidence boost or a last-minute date night date, depending on how you use it. With a limited number of correct swipes before you have to pay, the new Tinder update can provide a quick confidence boost or a last-minute date night date, depending on how you use it.

The Good: 14 of the 20 right swipes were returned. You have a fair chance of meeting with the Drexel boy of your dreams if you use Tinder.

The Bad: People are taking the initiative. Depending on how you feel about being propositioned for sex in the first message, this can be good or bad. The “mega like” feature on Tinder is also much too simple to use by mistake. Daily users get one “mega like” every day, which they can use on anyone they can’t live without, as far as we can tell. 

The Bottom Line: Tinder is your best friend if you want to get laid.

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A lady–friendly app with a layout similar to Tinder. Whitney Wolfe, Tinder’s former VP of marketing, was involved in a high-profile sexual harassment case. Wolfe wanted to use online dating to level the playing field between men and women. Bumble works in such a way that girls must message first; you must come up with a better message than a simple “hey” to get your message across. Before your match completely vanishes, you have 24 hours to message him or her. This app, which former Tinder employees created, is nearly identical to the original. When it comes to same-sex matches, the app doesn’t rule about who should message first.

The Good: The guys are hot, and the girl’s first message feature weeds out some of the creeps on Tinder. Street paired with two Philly pro athletes in a 15–minute swiping session (Ed. note: we admire pro athlete stamina). If hooking up with NBA stars is your thing, look no further.

The Bad: This isn’t for you if you don’t know how to start a sentence. Tinder is a perfect place to practice your conversation skills before moving on to Bumble. 

The Bottom Line: On average, Bumble users are more relaxed, but you must first contact them. If you’re into that sort of thing, Bumble even allows you to submit pictures while talking.


The oddly named dating app claims that “Hinge is where relationships begin.” Hinge’s idea is that you only match people with whom you share Facebook friends, rather than random strangers. In principle, Hinge can vastly reduce the chances of being murdered on a date. Hinge recently added a new feature that allows you to take mini-quizzes while swiping and recommends people who have similar results to you.

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The Good: Since you have mutual friends with everyone you match with on the app, you can tell your mother Julie that you met in line at FroGro or some other socially appropriate lie you’re telling your family about the stranger you took home last night.

The Bad: This app tells you someone’s full name, where they live, and where they went to school, which is more familiar. That is to say, and they are also aware of all of your personal information.

The Bottom Line: You can only have a certain number of matches per day on Hinge (think about 20). It can be aggravating for someone who needs instant gratification from a swipe.

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