Hinge is the dating app designed to be deleted. In today’s digital world, singles are so focused on sending likes and looking through profiles that they’re not actually building meaningful connections and going on dates. Hinge is on a mission to change that by designing the most effective app experience. On Hinge, there are no rules, timers, or games. Instead, you’ll have unique conversations over the text, photos, and audio you’ve shared on your profile. And it’s resonating with daters. Hinge was the fastest-growing dating app in the US, UK, Canada and Australia in 2019 and 2020.
At Hinge, we believe everyone should be able to fully participate in a dating culture that values authenticity, courage, and empathy. So we are building a service that welcomes everyone who shares these values. To that end, it is critical that we continually seek to understand, empathize with and account for the different perspectives people bring to love and to work as a result of their diverse backgrounds, beliefs, disabilities, and identities. This cultural competency helps expand our community, enabling an ever greater number of people to find relationships.
Relationships are at the core of everything we do.
And not just the romantic kind. We can’t accomplish really hard things alone—so we make great relationships the foundation of our teamwork.
We believe these three core values are what it takes to build those great relationships.
We share — never hide — our words, actions, and intentions.
Breakthroughs require a willingness to take risks and embrace lofty goals and tough challenges.
We’re all humans first. So we deeply consider the perspectives of others, listen openly, and speak with care.
Diversity inspires innovation.
We believe success is created by a diverse workforce of individuals with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds.
Alignment Over Approval
We want to move quickly, collaborate seamlessly, and take risks. Approval culture hinders that. Alignment for us is a kind of shared brain, with multiple perspectives. It means our work is guided by principles and lets everyone own their projects and make the decisions that shape them.
Resource Group Events
We have six Employee Resource Groups—Asian, BIPOC, Disability, LGBTQIA+, WOC, and WNB—that hold biweekly meetings. Past ERG events have included panels, speaker series, networking mixers, happy hours, and retreats.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee helps create a greater sense of belonging. Programming includes a book club, movie nights, and a Leadership Sponsorship Series. We track our progress, so we’re always working to close gaps in feelings of inclusion at the company.
Our community exists within a very imperfect world. We must actively counter that by opening the circle. You’ll see this in action in our biweekly all-hands, where anyone at Hinge can both celebrate specific colleagues and speak up about tough topics.
Open Minds and Hearts
We lean into important conversations with open minds and open hearts. When we believe we see bias or insensitivity, we exercise radical candor. We admit our mistakes and share our learnings broadly.
Questions, Not Assumptions
We strive to be aware of the gaps in our knowledge and experience. We make few assumptions and ask many questions.
While we encourage sharing, no one person speaks or should be asked to speak on behalf of some aspect of their identity. When inquiring, we use standard research methods and work closely with the Employee Resource Groups.
No Hateful Speech or Actions
We have a zero-tolerance policy for hateful speech or action, especially when it relates to someone’s background, beliefs, disabilities, or identity. Any incidents are immediately reported to our Head of People.
We treat every member of our community equally, regardless of their background, beliefs, disabilities or identity when it comes to employment, compensation, and community membership.
Do your best work, live your best life.:
Hybrid and Remote Work
Paid Time Off
Parental Leave & Planning
To us, culture is simply “how we do things.” At Hinge, we make a point of being explicit and thoughtful about how we do things because if we aren’t, we’ll either end up doing things in ways we don’t like or, worse, have no clear way of doing things at all.
Having common goals, values, norms and practices is what binds us together as a group of smart, independent thinkers into a brilliant, collaborative team capable of accomplishing what we couldn’t dream of doing alone. It also makes working together way more fun.
We expect you to hold yourself, as well as your teammates – including management and leadership – accountable to these principles. You can do this through feedback to teammates, through questions at Town Hall and, of course, mindful application of our core principles to your own work.
- Open the circle. Our community exists within a very imperfect world, so we must all actively counter the broader cultural inertia. It’s not about not discriminating, it’s about actively welcoming and including. It’s not about being colorblind, it’s about being colorful.
- Lead with love. We lean into important conversations with open minds and open hearts. When we believe we see bias or insensitivity, we exercise radical candor. We avoid call-outs and assume positive intent. We bravely admit our mistakes and share our learnings broadly.
- Know our unknowns. We strive to be aware of the gaps in our knowledge and experience. What we lack in diversity, we make up for in curiosity and empathy. We make few assumptions and ask many questions.
- No spokespeople. We recognize each person can only share their individual perspective. While we encourage this sharing, no one person speaks or should be asked to speak on behalf of some aspect of their identity. When inquiring, we use Employee Resource Groups or standard research methods.
- Zero hate. We have a zero-tolerance policy for hateful speech or action, especially when it relates to someone’s background, beliefs, disabilities, or identity.
- Full equity. We treat every member of our community equally, regardless of their background, beliefs, disabilities or identity when it comes to employment, compensation, or community membership.