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Hinge Offering £100 To Would-Be Couples Going On In-Person Dates

Hinge Offering £100 To Would-Be Couples Going On In-Person Dates

The dating app says its users are itching to back to real-life dating

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Online dating app Hinge is offering to stump up £100 ($137) for would-be couples who go on an in-person date.

Not bad, eh?

The drive to get people back out into the world of dating comes as a whopping 88 percent of the app's users say they've missed going on real-life dates during lockdown.

While 85 percent say they're open to going on a date now that lockdown restrictions have eased and outdoor hospitality has reopened in England.


To get people back out there, the app is offering up to £100 to prospective couples (£50 each) who go on a date until 18 April.

To be eligible, you'll simply need to attend an in-person date with another Hinge user between now and 18 April - and you'll both need to report the date using the 'We Met' feature on the app.

Starting Monday 19th April at 2pm BST, Hinge users will be able to confirm whether they went on an in-person date with their match through the We Met functionality.

From then, Hinge will begin to send virtual gift cards of £50 to each qualifying user.

There's up to £15,000 in virtual gift cards up for grabs and they're being dished out on a first-come-first-served basis, so don't hang around if you've got your eye on someone and you fancy earning yourself a bit of cash into the deal.

Of course, users who do decide to go on real-life dates are urged to follow coronavirus restrictions, such as sticking to social distancing rules and wearing face coverings.


Hinge's director of relationship science Logan Ury said: "At Hinge, we're hearing our users loud and clear: they're ready to get back out there and date in person again. With this in mind, we expect to see a huge increase in dating this spring as restrictions lift.

"After more than a year in lockdown, we're excited to see Hinge users get off the app and onto great dates."

Hinge also reckons there's going to be a 'relationship boom' with more than half of its users saying they are excited to start dating again and 73 percent feeling hopeful their chances of finding love this year will be higher than last.

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Topics: UK News, Dating