Together, Hinge + Uber Let You #DateInStyle

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At Hinge, we want you to actually go out and meet cool people, instead of just endlessly swiping through randoms until your fingers go numb. 

During our crusade for making real-life connections, we also made a friend - Uber. They share our belief that the curbside battle for a cab is no way to start a great date.

Starting today, meeting your matches is going to be more simple and seamless than ever. You can now order an Uber directly from your Hinge chat, and arrive to your date in style.

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How to Meet Your Neighbors

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It’s moving season! That means it’s almost time to meet your new neighbors. Making a great first impression is important, because it creates an instant sense of local camaraderie. Plus, if you really nail it, they may even invite you over for a glass of that weird, sweet wine they make in their bathtub, while you listen to Hall & Oates. But let’s not get greedy.

So how will you do it?

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Do you work in F’NANCE?

Accountants and bankers and brokers, oh my! We took a look at how the top financial institutions stacked up in terms of both their attractiveness and pickiness on Hinge.

See what CNBC.com had to say about it

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From a grand perspective, financiers are considered both significantly more attractive than the average Hinge user… and significantly more picky. When you’re hot, you’re hot, right? Gotta make cuts somewhere.

When we broke it down by company, the most sought-after institution was Goldman Sachs, followed closely by Barclays and UBS. And interestingly enough, while UBS and Goldman were also by far the most selective, Barclays was the only company below average for pickiness.

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Is it their streamlined business appearance? The extra pocket change? Impressive number-crunching skills? Or perhaps a combination of the three, but regardless, the people of Hinge have spoken, and you financiers are the hot ticket.

The Beach-Hater’s Guide to the Beach

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Everyone just loooooves the beach, don’t they? “I’m on vacation!” They chant. “It’s so relaxing!” They coo. “Wait, how did I get here? I was drinking in Northern Virginia last night!” They chortle. 

Good for them. 

There are others among us who feel the beach is nothing but an obstacle course of foot-blistering abrasion, pinchy sea spiders, stinging blobs, kamikaze boogie boards and tan moms in awkward bikinis. TAN MOMS.

It’s time for the rest of us to conquer the wayward trials of sun, sand, and surf that we face nearly every summer. For most of you, the beach is a vacation. But for others, it’s about survival.

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That time Mindy Kaling mentioned Hinge in a tweet, and our whole team melted into puddles of joy. We’re so excited that her awesome writers from The Mindy Project are on Hinge! This means there are now even more great people for our lovely L.A. Hingers to meet.
Check out our response here, and follow Hinge on Twitter! We’re really funny sometimes, we swear. Our moms said so. 

That time Mindy Kaling mentioned Hinge in a tweet, and our whole team melted into puddles of joy. We’re so excited that her awesome writers from The Mindy Project are on Hinge! This means there are now even more great people for our lovely L.A. Hingers to meet.

Check out our response here, and follow Hinge on Twitter! We’re really funny sometimes, we swear. Our moms said so. 

Names: Marisa D’Orsogna and Jimmy Hamalian
Jobs / Companies: Law Student at UPenn, J.P. Morgan
City: Philadelphia
Marisa, we see you’re a native Philly girl! You must know the inevitable cheesesteak question is coming, so lay it on us: who’s got your favorite and why is it so good?M: I’m not a cheesesteak expert, but if I’m craving one I’ll go to Jim’s on South Street. I prefer the roast pork sandwich from DiNic’s in Reading Terminal Market. I get it with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe. I promise it’s worth waiting in the long line.And Jimmy, you’re originally from Atlantic City. What’s the weirdest or craziest thing you’ve seen on the streets of AC?J: In the true spirit of “doing AC,” my good buddies Kyle, Parth, and I enjoyed a bit of crunk juice with Lil’ Jon during one of his residential gigs at Borgata’s club MurMur.So who made the first move on Hinge?M: I did. And I make sure he knew I was making an exception for him.J: She did. And the initiative was an impressive turn on ;)Did you have a memorable first date?M: Definitely. He was waiting for me outside my law school across the street from where we were having brunch because he expected I’d be studying for exams in the library. In reality I had been home changing my outfit six times before our date.J: It was fantastic! We did brunch at the White Dog Cafe in University City. We talked so long over bottomless mimosas that the waitress politely asked us to leave several times. I guess they were trying to shoo us out to set up for dinner at 4:37pm.What’s the weirdest or funniest quirk you’ve discovered about each other?M: Either how he holds his toothbrush (it’s bizarre) or that he laughs exactly like Seth Rogen when he’s been drinking.J: Marisa sends me the cutest snapchats of her 4-pound, fluffy pomeranian pup named Cherry, whom she always calls “Mah-Mah.” I also love that she is a grammar nerd and helped me correct this sentence three times.M: I guess he finds my type-A personality endearing. Favorite Philly thing to do in the summer that you can’t find anywhere else - go!M: My favorite thing about Philly in the summer is that it’s only an hour from some of the best beaches in the Northeast.J: If we aren’t at the shore, my favorite thing would be enjoying a Victory Summer Love Ale on the docks at Morgan’s Pier, staring at the stars and the Ben Franklin Bridge, and holding hands with my girl.Biggie or Tupac?M: Biggie. In high school I put up “inspirational” Biggie quotes on the walls of my rowing team’s workout room. I still have no idea if my teammates found them as motivational as I did.J: Biggie fo’ sho… and I love it when she calls me big poppa.

Names: Marisa D’Orsogna and Jimmy Hamalian

Jobs / Companies: Law Student at UPenn, J.P. Morgan

City: Philadelphia

Marisa, we see you’re a native Philly girl! You must know the inevitable cheesesteak question is coming, so lay it on us: who’s got your favorite and why is it so good?
M: I’m not a cheesesteak expert, but if I’m craving one I’ll go to Jim’s on South Street. I prefer the roast pork sandwich from DiNic’s in Reading Terminal Market. I get it with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe. I promise it’s worth waiting in the long line.

And Jimmy, you’re originally from Atlantic City. What’s the weirdest or craziest thing you’ve seen on the streets of AC?
J: In the true spirit of “doing AC,” my good buddies Kyle, Parth, and I enjoyed a bit of crunk juice with Lil’ Jon during one of his residential gigs at Borgata’s club MurMur.

So who made the first move on Hinge?
M: I did. And I make sure he knew I was making an exception for him.
J: She did. And the initiative was an impressive turn on ;)

Did you have a memorable first date?
M: Definitely. He was waiting for me outside my law school across the street from where we were having brunch because he expected I’d be studying for exams in the library. In reality I had been home changing my outfit six times before our date.
J: It was fantastic! We did brunch at the White Dog Cafe in University City. We talked so long over bottomless mimosas that the waitress politely asked us to leave several times. I guess they were trying to shoo us out to set up for dinner at 4:37pm.

What’s the weirdest or funniest quirk you’ve discovered about each other?
M: Either how he holds his toothbrush (it’s bizarre) or that he laughs exactly like Seth Rogen when he’s been drinking.
J: Marisa sends me the cutest snapchats of her 4-pound, fluffy pomeranian pup named Cherry, whom she always calls “Mah-Mah.” I also love that she is a grammar nerd and helped me correct this sentence three times.
M: I guess he finds my type-A personality endearing.
 
Favorite Philly thing to do in the summer that you can’t find anywhere else - go!
M: My favorite thing about Philly in the summer is that it’s only an hour from some of the best beaches in the Northeast.
J: If we aren’t at the shore, my favorite thing would be enjoying a Victory Summer Love Ale on the docks at Morgan’s Pier, staring at the stars and the Ben Franklin Bridge, and holding hands with my girl.

Biggie or Tupac?
M: Biggie. In high school I put up “inspirational” Biggie quotes on the walls of my rowing team’s workout room. I still have no idea if my teammates found them as motivational as I did.
J: Biggie fo’ sho… and I love it when she calls me big poppa.

Do you have a sad fridge?

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You guys! The battle for a work/life balance is REAL, and it’s been affecting our ability to cultivate our domestic sides. We love having people over, but with our nests struggling as of late, we decided to call on some intellectual experts from St. Ruggles Institute of Social Studies (part of Struggs University) to provide us with recipes for success.

Here are the top ways to polish your social reputation as a domestic god or goddess to a perfect shine, with minimal long-term commitment.

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