Hinge wants to be Match.com for mobile. You can find horny strangers nearby on Tinder, but Hinge uses its “romance graph” to pair you with friends of friends that fit your style. And now Hinge has a raised a $4 million Series A from Great Oaks, Social + Capital, and more to bring its relationships app beyond DC, New York, and Boston. You’re still swiping yes or no, but to find your soulmate.
Tinder’s success has brought a swell of clones to the seas of mobile dating. But Hinge founder Justin McLeod believes romance comes in many forms, and there’s plenty of room for his iOS and Android apps. In fact, he sees people using both Tinder and Hinge, but with distinct intentions.
At first glance, they look quite similar. Both give you one potential mate at a time that you can swipe right to approve or swipe left to dismiss…
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