Hinge has introduced a feature to allow singles to state their intentions upfront about what they’re looking for in a potential partner.
With 34% of Hinge users having found themselves trapped in a ‘situationship’ before, Hinge is now making it easier than ever to filter out those who want different things by putting dating goals front and centre.
‘Dating intentions’ is the name of the new feature that lets you give a heads up to whoever you might be talking to.
When editing your dating profile, Hinge users are now able to choose one of the following dating goals to be shown on their profiles:
- Life partner
- Long-term, open to short-term
- Short-term, open to long-term
- Figuring out my dating goals
Hinge also recently announced an industry-first fund to ensure future daters from LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities have access to empathetic therapists who can help them build healthy relationships. The fund will give ten aspiring therapists and counsellors $10,000 each to help cover the cost of their education.
It’s difficult for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ people to find mental health support from providers who understand their lived experiences. In fact, the Trevor Project found that nearly half of transgender and non-binary youth aren’t receiving mental health care due to concerns around a provider’s LGBTQIA+ competence and compassion. Additionally, only one in four mental health counsellors are people of colour, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. Hinge is on a mission to change that.
To promote “Mental Health Advocates of Tomorrow,” Hinge is teaming up with multidisciplinary artist and mental health champion, Fariha Róisín. Author of the forthcoming HarperWave book, “Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who it Leaves Behind”, Fariha’s work focuses on highlighting accessible resources for marginalised communities. Hinge is excited to work alongside and learn from Fariha, who, as the campaign ambassador, will spread awareness of the initiative across the wellness community and help select the ten winners.