Why Does Hinge Show Me Ugly?

Why is Hinge or Tinder Showing Me Ugly

If you use Hinge or Tinder, you might find that you’re are being matched with people who you’re  not necessarily attracted. This is a common experience for many Hinge/Tinder users.

You may be wondering why you’re being matched with people who you deem as ugly on these apps. This can be frustrating as it could cause you to be constantly matched with people that you don’t necessarily find attractive.

In this guide, I’ll detail the reasons that you might be matching with people that you think are ugly on the Tinder application. You can use the methods for improving your chances of matching with someone you find attractive on either Tinder or Hinge .

Why Does Hinge Only Show Me Ugly?

The next part of this guide will detail the different reasons that you may be matching with people on the Hinge and Tinder applications that you think are ugly. You can use the methods for resolving this issue to help better your chances of matching with someone you find attractive.

1. The Algorithm Deems You As Conventionally Unattractive And Is Showing You Similar Matches

If the algorithm that the dating applications use to match you with a potential romantic partner determines that your account is not generating a large amount of activity, including likes and swipes, this can cause you to be matched with other accounts that are similar.

Generally, a high amount of likes, swipes, and activity a profile generates with other people indicates that the owner of the profile is largely considered attractive by most of the user base. Because of the way that the algorithms work, your profile will not be matched with a high interaction profile if you do not meet certain criteria on the application.

Instead, you will be matched with people that are closer to the range of activity that your own profile is. This can cause you to be matched with people on the apps that you do not necessarily find attractive, due to your own interaction level with other people.

Because of the nature of dating applications, it is likely that people deemed less attractive will garner less activity on the application. When this happens, the matching-making algorithm with pair you with similar profiles.

This can cause you to believe that you are only being matched with ugly people on the application. This can be frustrating but is unfortunately based solely on your own profile’s interaction level. You should use the troubleshooting method listed below to help you resolve this issue.

Fix: Use Better Pictures, Answers, or Bio

To get more interaction and engagement from other people of the Hinge or Tinder application, it is important to ensure that your profile is flattering to both your looks and personality. Your main focus should be uploading the best possible profile pictures that you can to your page.

A good profile picture is important for any dating application profile. Because of the high visibility that your profile picture will get, it is important to have a good first impression. You should use the proper filters, angles, and photo editing skills to ensure that you have the best picture.

You should also ensure that your bio, answers, and general profile content is flattering to your personality. Your bio will also help encourage potential matches and profile activity. It is important to offer people an attractive representation of your personality to engage other people on dating apps.

2. Your Standards Are Too High

One of the main reasons you could be matching with people you deem ugly on the Hinge or Tinder application is your standards are simply too high. Having standards is expected and completely natural but in some cases, these standards could get out of sorts.

It can be easy to overlook other people on Hinge or Tinder that are not your ideal partner, but at some point, it might become beneficial to look past some of your hang-ups and start to consider some of the profiles that you would not have necessarily considered before.

That being said, the world is full of attractive people. It is only natural that being attracted to a potential romantic partner is something you would be looking for while using a dating application. You should still keep your expectations realistic and as grounded as possible.

Attraction is not always about looks. When searching for a potential romantic partner, it is important to have things in common and enjoy each other’s company. If you are too focused on looks, you could miss out on a potentially great romantic encounter with someone you might not have typically thought you would.

Fix: Be More Realistic

You should try to be more realistic with your expectations while using dating applications like Hinge and Tinder. Because of the unrealistic standard regarding looks that is prevalent on social media and dating applications, it can be difficult to adjust one’s standards to be more realistic.

It is important that you try to look past simple attractiveness when searching for a romantic partner using Hinge or Tinder and focus on the things you like about peoples’ personalities. This can make it much easier to match with a romantic partner that you could potentially have a lot in common with.

3. There Is A Bug

Bugs and glitches are common causes of all sorts of issues on the Tinder and Hinge applications. These types of errors are typically caused by runtime errors or application hang-ups that cause issues with functionality.

Bugs and glitches typically occur randomly and resolve themselves on their own, without any action needed from the user. That being said, in some cases bugs and glitches can be persistent and need to be addressed before you will have full functionality of your applications

You should consult the list of troubleshooting methods found later in this guide to help you resolve these types of issues.

As previously mentioned, persistent bugs and persistent glitches will need to be addressed before you can properly use the Hinge or Tinder applications and their features.

While your applications are experiencing bug-related issues, it is possible that you will not be properly matched while using the Hinge or Tinder applications. This can be frustrating, but the troubleshooting methods contained later in this guide can help your resolve these issues.

Fix One: Log Out Then Back In

Logging in and out of the applications can help encourage the resolution of any issues you are facing that could be keeping your apps from functioning correctly. Like any application, both the Hinge and Tinder applications can get hung up due to bugs and glitches. These could cause them to not work correctly.

Logging in and out of your account will refresh your application and encourage the resolution of any errors that your applications could be experiencing. This can force account privileges to be reevaluated and processed correctly if they were experiencing issues due to some internal error the application is experiencing.

Fix Two: Update The App

If you are having issues, it could be because the applications you are using are outdated. Both the Hinge and Tinder applications release periodic updates that improve functionality and user experience on the app. The updates also serve to fix bugs and glitches that they have been made aware of.

Keeping your applications up to date is vital for an optimal experience. If you let your application fall behind on updates, you run the risk of encountering errors and bugs with your Hinge and Tinder functions more frequently.

To update the applications, you will need to navigate to the app store and find whichever application you are trying to update. On the application page in your phone’s app store, you can view any potential update files available for your application.

You will need to manually download and install the update file to apply to your phone. Once this has been done, you should close and reopen the application, and you should have the most current version of the Hinge or Tinder application.

Fix Three: Clear Your Cache

How you clear your Hinge or Tinder cache will depend on the type of device that you are currently using to access Hinge or Tinder. The list below will walk you through the process for popular mobile devices and web browsers that are most commonly used to access Hinge or Tinder.

If you are using Google Chrome to access Hinge or Tinder, you will first need to click the three dots at the top right corner of your screen. This will bring up a menu where you can find the More Tools tab.

In the More Tools tab, you will find the option to Clear Browsing Data. Click this option and choose the All-Time option. Finally, check the Cached Images & Files box and click Clear Data. This will successfully clear your Hinge or Tinder cache in Google Chrome.

If you are using Firefox, you will first need to open the Firefox menu at the top of the screen. Navigate to the History tab, and you will find the option to Clear Recent History.

Click on Clear Recent History and approve the clearing of Everything and check the Cache box. Once this has been done click Clear Now and you will have successfully deleted your Hinge or Tinder cache on Firefox.

If you are using an Android device to access Hinge or Tinder, you will need to open your device’s Settings menu and then open the Apps menu. In the Apps menu, you will see the Hinge or Tinder application. Tap into the Hinge or Tinder application menu and select Storage.

In the Storage menu, you will find the option to clear all of your cache data related to the Hinge or Tinder application.

If you are on an iPhone, you simply need to delete the Hinge or Tinder application from your device and reinstall it to successfully clear the cache.

After successfully clearing your Hinge or Tinder cache, the location issues you are experiencing have a good chance of being automatically resolved. Keep in mind that these files will immediately begin to be replaced by new cache files. You should consider clearing your cache periodically as it begins to grow larger in size.

Fix Four: Uninstall And Reinstall The App

When you are having trouble with your Hinge or Tinder applications, a reinstall can help encourage the resolution of these errors and restart the application running fresh. This is a good solution for many problems people encounter using either of the dating applications.

To reinstall the Hinge or Tinder applications, you will need to delete the application from your device completely. Once you have done this, you will have to redownload the applications from the app store and reinstall them on your device.

This will replace all of the files associated with the applications with new ones. This process will remove any damaged or corrupted files that were potentially causing your issues.

Fix Five: Contact Support

If you are experiencing persistent issues with your Hinge or Tinder application, you should consider contacting Hinge or Tinder support so they can investigate your issue further.

You should only consider this once you have attempted all of the troubleshooting methods listed here, as Hinge or Tinder support will likely suggest many of the methods on this list.

You can contact Hinge or Tinder Support on their website or through the app. There you will find detailed instructions on how to report your issue. First, you will need to provide a detailed account of your problem, which will be investigated by someone at Hinge or Tinder Technical Support.

Hinge or Tinder Support will walk you through any troubleshooting methods that you might have missed and offer detailed suggestions on how to successfully solve your issue.

This method requires some patience, as dealing with customer service on the phone can be frustrating. Rest assured that Hinge or Tinder Support will do all they can to get your application functioning properly.

Fix Six: Wait For Them To Come Out With A Fix

In some cases, you will simply have to wait for Hinge or Tinder to release a fix for your issue. This is more common with widespread issues that affect a large group of people on the app. When this happens, Hinge or Tinder will be made aware of the issue and immediately begin working on a fix to release that will resolve the issue.

Does Tinder Match You Based On Attractiveness

Tinder has stated that it does not match based on attractiveness. It instead determines potential matches by using the number of likes and interests that a profile garners. If you and a potential match both have profiles that have a high amount of activity and interactions with other people, it is likely that you will be matched together.

This might make it seem like Tinder matches based on attractiveness because of the higher interaction rates for profiles deemed more conventionally attractive. The more likes or swipes that your profile gets from other users the apps will determine if you are matched up with people who also have a high like or swipe count.

Final Thoughts

This guide has provided you with all of the information that you need to better understand the way the algorithm on Hinge and Tinder works. This information can help you better understand why you are getting matched with people that you do not find attractive.

There are some ways that you can better your chances of getting matched with partners that you find more attractive. All of these methods have been explained in detail and can better your chances of being matched with potential romantic partners to that you have more of a concrete attraction to.

It is important to not get discouraged while trying to use online dating to find a potential romantic partner. It can take time to be matched with the right person but rest assured of the Hinge and Tinder applications. This guide can help you better your chances of matching with a person that you find genuinely attractive.

You should enter the world of online dating with realistic expectations to ensure that you do not miss out on any potential romantic activity your account could generate. You should focus on building up the amount of activity that your profile generates. This will help you match with potentially more attractive people on both the Hinge and Tinder applications.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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