The rumors about the activeness of Hinge profiles are countless. How about we give this a very pragmatic approach instead?
The truth is, Hinge, will never pause or remove your account without your permission.
So, the chances for your profile to roam around the app even if you haven’t used it for months or even years are very high.
Starting from the ‘last active’ status on Hinge to the secret genius ways to tell if a Hinge profile is active regardless of the last active status, I’ve got you all covered!
Beginning with the basics:
What’s the last active status on Hinge?
The Hinge ‘last active’ status, is a status Hinge integrated on the app to tell if or when a person is active on the app.
This status tells you the last time or current time that a Hinge user is active.
You can find it right next to – or below – the name of a person on their Hinge profile.
The active status on Hinges comes into two forms:
– Active Now stays on a user’s profile as long as they’re presently using the app.
This means that if someone has the ‘Active Now’ status on their Hinge profile, they’re currently online on the app and using it.
– Active Today stays on a user’s profile if they’ve used the app that day.
Put simply, the ‘active today’ status on Hinge means that the user has been active on the app within 24 hours.
Active Today stays on a person’s profile 24 hours from the last time that the person used the app.
The Hinge active status is not a mandatory requirement, hence, you can choose to not have it on your profile.
Though, if you disable your last active status on Hinge, you won’t be able to see other people’s active statuses.
That being said, your Hinge matches can see when you’re online if you have your ‘active’ status enabled.
To enable your active status on Hinge, you must:
- Go to Settings,
- Tap Display Active Status at the section that says Show Last Active Status.
We already know that the last active status on Hinge indicates that a Hinge profile is active.
But, what about other signs? How can you tell if a Hinge profile is active regardless of the Hinge active status?
6 genius ways to tell if a person has an active account on Hinge aside from the last active status!
The ‘Active’ status on Hinge can disappear from a person’s Hinge profile the moment the person’s activity doesn’t match the status.
For example, if you don’t use the app for 24 hours, then your ‘Active Today’ status will disappear from your Hinge profile.
Your profile is active, but you haven’t used the app in longer than 24 hours, hence your profile might look a bit ‘inactive’ if you will.
This is why there are 6 genius ways to see if someone is active on Hinge!
1. Their profile appeared very soon after you opened your Hinge account.
Due to the algorithm, Hinge tends to show profiles that are active first. Especially if you’ve just opened an account.
You’re more likely to see profiles that are thriving with conversations and matches, giving you a proper welcome to the app.
If we follow this policy, then the chances for Hinge to show you an inactive profile the moment you join the app are extremely low.
So, unless there’s a glitch going on – which is also unlikely in this specific aspect – you won’t be shown inactive profiles the first days after joining Hinge!
2. The pictures on their Hinge profile are very recent.
Another genius way to tell if a Hinge account is active is to have a look at this person’s pictures on their profiles.
This is a no-brainer!
If they have recent pictures of themselves on their Hinge profile, then they’ve been active at least around the period that those pictures were taken.
3. They recently liked your profile.
On Hinge you can like profiles and the people you like get notified about it.
In this case, if you’ve been notified that this person liked your profile recently, then this person is, without a question, active on Hinge.
That is a no-brainer as well, but it’s worth mentioning since
4. They commented on your profile.
Hinge allows you to comment on people's profiles before you’re able to chat with them.
If the like happened days or weeks ago, and they decided to go further and comment on your profile recently, then they’re active.
No need to question or doubt, if someone comments on your profile on Hinge, they are active on Hinge.
5. See if they’ve included a recent song or movie on their profile.
This one is the fifth genius way to tell if someone is active on Hinge!
Hinge offers you plenty of opportunities to make your profile more fun and easy to approach. There are countless options for prompts, pictures, and the like.
If a person has included a recent song or movie on their profile, then they’ve at the very least been on Hinge around the time of the release of the song or movie.
A famous artist’s new song, or a super talked-about movie at the current time mentioned on someone’s profile, means they’ve been active recently.
6. Do they have the ‘just joined’ badge on their profile?
Hinge puts a badge that says ‘just joined’ on profiles and accounts that have just joined Hinge.
This badge typically lasts for some days up to a week or so.
It’s a very good indicator that a profile is active on Hinge due to the recency it takes for such a badge to appear on someone’s profile.
Does Hinge only show active users? Will your profile stay active if you don’t use it?
Hinge shows active users, but, it can also show inactive ones. Here’s why!
A lot of people have reported having their Hinge account simply deleted without deactivating it.
Now, that’s not exactly an entirely inactive profile, since, technically, a profile that isn’t deleted on Hinge isn’t exactly a deactivated one.
To clarify this better and simpler,
- Your Hinge profile can stay active even if you don’t use it.
- The only moment your Hinge profile becomes automatically completely inactive is if you deactivate, pause, or entirely delete your Hinge account.
- If you’re not active on the app, you’ll get a notification from Hinge which let you know you won’t receive notifications until you’re active again.
- Hinge will show ‘inactive’ users at the bottom of the list.
That being said, your Hinge profile will stay active on the app even if you don’t use it. Hinge won’t deactivate it without your permission.
All it’ll do is put it at the bottom of the list of potential matches for the Hinge users. It will not delete nor deactivate your account or profile without your say.
Things to keep in mind when figuring out whether a profile is active on Hinge or not!
If you’re impatiently waiting for a message or trying to figure out if your partner’s Hinge profile that you found is active, you must keep some things in mind while at it!
While checking Hinge profiles and their active status, you’ve got to be aware of some loopholes!
Here are some things you must keep in mind when figuring out if a profile is active on Hinge!
– Anyone can hide their last active status on Hinge.
Just because you don’t see an active status on their Hinge profile it doesn’t mean that their profile is inactive.
Hinge gives all of its users the chance to either display or hide their ‘active’ status on their profiles.
So, keep that in mind when you have a look at a Hinge profile!
– Hinge doesn’t just accidentally show active statuses on its users’ profiles.
Whether this is your partner that you’re trying to see if they’re active on Hinge, or just someone you’d like to know better on the app, their ‘active’ status is no accident.
If they used Hinge today or are online at the moment, and have the Hinge active status enabled, then their active status will tell so.
It’s impossible for Hinge to accidentally show active statuses on profiles.
– Hinge can show inactive profiles for long periods.
Hinge can show inactive profiles for very long periods. It won’t last for a couple of days only, it will last longer.
Considering the fact that Hinge doesn’t deactivate, pause, or delete your account without your permission, your Hinge profile will be roaming around Hinge as long as you don’t delete, pause, or deactivate your Hinge account.
– If you have your last active status disabled you won’t be able to see other users’ last active status on Hinge.
If you’re looking at a Hinge profile and wondering if they’ve got their active status enabled, you have to make sure you have yours enabled first.
Just like most apps’ policies this works for Hinge as well, if you disable your last active status, you won’t be able to see other people’s active status.
If you want to be able to see who’s ‘active now’ or ‘active today’ then you have to enable your own Hinge active status.
– If you know this person outside Hinge, you can send them a screenshot of their profile and let them know you found it.
This is especially helpful if this is about your romantic partner.
Your suspicions can easily be soothed if you screenshot this Hinge profile, send it to them in private, and ask them about it.
You can also be doing them a favor by reminding them that they haven’t properly deleted an account on an app they no longer use.
If you’re curious and don’t want to get in trouble by opening your own Hinge account, you can search for anyone on Hinge here:
– The cases where Hinge shows inactive profiles aren’t rare.
Hinge doesn’t stop showing your profile if you don’t use it for long periods.
Although it does show your profile when users have run out of potential matches to scroll on the app.
Essentially, your Hinge profile will be there to fill several ‘potential matches’ for people when they’ve run out of genuine potential ones on the app.
A Hinge profile can be inactive for a very long time and still be shown to your feed.
Again, there’s no time limit as to the length of time you have to be inactive on Hinge for your profile to not show up to other users.
Conclusion: You have to look at the details on a Hinge profile to know if it’s active.
If the profile you’re looking at on Hinge has an active status, great. The profile is active 100% since Hinge won’t make mistakes regarding this status.
If the profile, however, doesn’t have the active status, you’ve got to look further into detail such as the
- The time when their profile appeared on your feed (the sooner, the more likely to be active).
- the recency of their pictures.
- engagement with your profile (e.g. liking or messaging).
- the recency of films, music, or art involved in the profile.
Hoping this has helped you, I release you into the wild world of online dating on Hinge!
Best of luck,