Hinge dating app down for many users - error message shown as people load app

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Hinge is reportedly down for users across the UK - with the app rivalling Tinder as one of the most popular dating apps around

The online dating app Hinge is currently down, with DownDetector confirming that users are experiencing problems with the app. Hinge is one of the most popular dating apps, and has emerged as a rival to Tinder.

A Hinge spokesperson said: “'We can confirm that we are conducting routine maintenance on the app for a short period of time.”

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One user took to Twitter to say: “How bad is the @hinge app. Takes like forever to load matches and then shows an error ‘we ran into a problem loading new people’. This is even when the dating preferences are expanded or changed”

Another user said: “Is Hinge down? Are we finally free? Is Nature healing?” whilst another was clearly annoyed at the fact the dating app is currently offline, saying “Was talking to this girl from Hinge and the app went down”.

When some people open Hinge, they are greeted with the app saying “We’ll be right back. Something went wrong and we are fetching solutions. Check back soon!” Hinge launched 11 years ago in 2012.

Hinge is reportedly aimed at the younger generation, as opposed to the likes of e-harmony and other dating sites. It’s much like Tinder, but slightly different to Bumble where women have to message men first.

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It is also one of the dating apps where the ratio of men to women is better than Tinder. On Hinge, it is reportedly made up of 64 percent men and 36 percent women, whereas 73 percent of Tinder is made up of males.

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