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How to Use Hinge+, HingeX, and Hinge Roses to Improve Your Matches

How to Use Hinge+, HingeX, and Hinge Roses to Improve Your Matches

The app you turn to when you’ve outgrown the hookup culture of Tinder and want a long-term relationship has just gone through a makeover.

Hinge has recently shed its old skin and blossomed into an even more formidable app for paying customers.

For the most part, the app works the same as it did previously. You can still comment on photos, add audio to your profile, and free users still only receive 8 free likes a day.

You start to see the difference when it comes to the features offered to paying customers.

Hinge recently changed both their subscription tiers to offer users new benefits.

So let’s talk about Hinge+ and HingeX and what those benefits are while revisiting an old favorite, Hinge Roses.


Hinge Preferred has recently received a facelift of sorts.

Not only has it evolved into Hinge+, it has new features and even costs less.

Wait… it has more features and costs less?


Hinge Preferred used to run you $34.99 a month. Now if you’re purchasing Hinge+ for just one month you’ll pay $29.99 but that changes depending on how many months you buy.


As you can see if you purchase for 3 months you’re paying $19.99/month. If you’re paying for 6 months you’re paying as little as $14.99/month.

But what perks do you receive with this subscription?


Hinge+ comes with the following features:

  • Unlimited Likes
  • See users that like you
  • Easy sort
  • In-depth preferences
  • In-depth filters

So will any of these features actually improve your odds of finding that special someone?


Take the unlimited likes feature. Free users only have 8 likes to dole out every 24 hours. That’s nothing.

Even on more gender-balanced dating apps like Hinge, they are still male-dominated. That means to increase the odds of matching you’ll have to dish out quite a few likes. The more likes you send the better your odds of matching, it’s that simple.

Seeing users that like you will also save you a ton of time. Instead of liking until your finger is callused, you can see which women have already liked your profile.

But what I love more than any other feature is the ability to define your dating preferences.

Here’s a list of the preferences you can define if you pay for Hinge+.


No more wasting time looking at profiles that don’t fit your dating criteria. Don’t want to date shorties, fine, don’t want to date women still in college, cool, aren’t into smokers, dope.

Save time and energy by only swiping on women you could see yourself dating.

You can also filter matches based on:

  • Proximity
  • Who is most compatible
  • When they last used the app

You can also sort your matches based on the aforementioned criteria.

This is Hinge+, the cheaper of the two subscription options.

So what does HingeX offer its single users?


With HingeX, Hinge is really living up to its slogan of being the dating app designed to be deleted. 

You even see the app’s commitment to being deleted in the name of this new membership — HingeX.

First, let’s start with the price.

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For one month you’ll pay a whopping $49.99. 

That’s more than you’ll be paying for Bumble or Tinder — Hinge’s top rivals.

Of course, that fee drops to $33.00/month if you sign up for 3 months and $24.99/month if you pay for 6 months.

It’s true that this is a pretty penny to pay for a dating app, but is it really worth it?

Hinge will tell you paying for the app will double your matches, and hey that may be the case.

HingeX does after all come with a ton of awesome features including:


Naturally, you get everything you get in Hinge+ in addition to a few sexy features.

The three features we need to talk about are:

  • Enhanced recommendations
  • Skipping the line
  • Priority likes

First off, what is an enhanced recommendation?

If you didn’t know, Hinge uses a pretty dope algorithm to pair you up with compatible matches. With enhanced recommendations, these compatible profiles that will be suggested to you will be even more your type than before.

More variables will be taken into consideration to make Hinge probably the best matchmaking app on the planet.

We also need to talk about the line-skipping feature. This is the equivalent of a boost, that propels your profile into the front of a female user’s queue. That means instead of being buried at the bottom you’re always at the top. This increases the chances exponentially that you’ll be seen by your next girlfriend sooner rather than later. The thing is your profile is in constant boost mode. That’s the exposure that paying up to $50 a month will get you.

Lastly, we need to talk about the priority likes feature. When you like a female user you’ll be boosted to the front of Likes You queue portion of her profile. Look, women receive dozens of likes every day. She doesn’t have the time to scroll through all the liked profiles to get to yours. Getting bumped to the front means you’ll be more exposed than ever.

That’s the crux of what HingeX offers users — exposure.

Paying for HingeX guarantees that your profile will be seen.

But is guaranteed exposure all you need to get more matches?

Probably not.

Let me explain in this next section.

Is HingeX Worth It?

That’s why you’re here right?

To learn the features, cost, and if it’s really worth it.

I’d say yes… unless your profile is full of poorly lit selfies, one-word prompt responses, and you only use the app once a week.

It’s simple, the more high-quality a profile you have the less you need to rely on paying for HingeX or any other paid membership.

So be honest, do you have a high-quality profile? Do you already receive likes in bunches? Better put, have you already dated a few women you met on Hinge?

Even if you score a like every once in a while your profile can no doubt be improved upon.

Before paying for any app, I suggest optimizing your profile.

Here are a few quick ways to do so.

Should I Use Hinge Roses?

Not everything changed about Hinge.

Hinge still has old favorites like Hinge Roses and Hinge Boost.

Hinge Roses have been with Hinge just about since its genesis and have stayed put during this last makeover. What’s unique about Hinge is that generally speaking when you pay for a dating app you receive more of whatever services you once had to pay for a la carte.

That isn’t the case with Hinge+ or HingeX. Instead, Roses are still items you must purchase separately, in addition to paid subscriptions.

And Hinge Roses don’t come cheap.

hinge roses

What this translated to is:

  • 3 Roses for $9.99
  • 12 Roses for $29.99
  • 50 Roses for $74.99

And that’s on top of what you’re already paying for a paid subscription. Again, neither Hinge+ nor HingeX include Hinge Roses in their plans.

So are Hinge Roses really worth it?

In theory yes.

If you send a user a rose your profile will bounce to the top of her Likes You Feed (until someone else sends her a rose of course). It not only almost guarantees she’ll see your profile but will also indicate that you sent her a Hinge Rose.

The thing is, for so many users that just doesn’t seem to make a difference in the number of matches they get. This is for a number of reasons. Mainly because women are outnumbered on Hinge, meaning they can afford to be picky, but it’s not the only reason.

Roses will only benefit you if you have an amazing profile and if you’re sending quality comments that entice her to respond.

Roses will help get you seen, the rest is up to you. 

If your profile isn’t up to snuff, read on.

Clearly Show What You Look Like

It sounds like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised by the number of males that are brainless when it comes to dating apps.

Your first photo should be an HD, headshot of your face. No hats, glasses, scarves, shade, etc. that is going to obscure your face.


Here you can clearly see the user’s face AND body.

Look if she can’t figure out what you look like in your first photo she isn’t going to waste the energy to scroll down. Women have an abundance of options on Hinge. Show her right from the jump, what you look like.

If you don’t know how to take quality photos, read this tutorial about how to take amazing dating app photos.

Show Your Personality

Your personality should come out both in photos and in prompt responses.

When it comes to photos don’t just post 5 headshots and pat yourself on the back.

She won’t like your profile unless she feels like she knows you, like you’re a multi-dimensional person.

That means uploading a few of what I like to call, hobby shots.

For example, show yourself surfing.


It doesn’t matter if you’re not a surfer, show her what you’re into.

Maybe you love running, Catan, karaoke, bowling, or camping. Show her you’re a unique individual with a life of his own. Show her the life she could have.

The more you show her about yourself the higher the odds are she’ll not only see you as a real human with feelings and thoughts of his own, but as someone with a shared interest.

Respond To Your Prompts

Hinge is awesome because it gives you the digital real estate you need to show her who you are. But so few men take the opportunity to do so.

It’s vital you fill out your Hinge prompts.


Talk about your hobbies, favorite foods, travel destinations, and of course be funny.

If you don’t know what to write, here are 161 ideas. 

HingeX + Dating Decoded?

To get the most from dating apps you’ll want to know how to get matches, how to chat them up, how to ask them out, how to go on amazing dates, how to communicate in between dates, how to escalate sexual tension appropriately, and much more. 

No app can show you how to be a catch.

To really get the most from HingeX you’ll want to pair it with the help of a dating coach.

emlovz teaches students via our online curriculum, mock dates, group coaching sessions, optional private coaching sessions, and online community how to attract women both IRL and online. We teach students how to go from stranger to boyfriend in record time.

If you want to learn how to optimize your profile to score a date for this weekend, we should talk.

If you want to learn how our students have benefits from our program, hear what they have to say here.

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