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Most dating apps match users then leave it up to them to initiate their chat.
When Bumble launched, however, it broke new ground by having women make the first move.
There’s no real solution for this larger problem, though.
It’s just part of dating app culture these days, and one that can inspire negative feelings about the process in general.
Today, Hinge is introducing its own take on how conversations on dating apps should be handled with a new feature it’s calling “Your Turn.” The idea with “Your Turn” is that it lets users decide – regardless of gender – who makes the first move, and then reminds users when it’s their turn to respond.
In early tests, the company claims the feature helped to reduce ghosting behavior on its service by 25 percent.
Hinge CEO Justin Mc Leod explains the idea behind “Your Turn” first emerged from focus groups, where users told the company they didn’t always abandon their conversations intentionally.
Sometimes, they simply lost track of people in their inbox, or, 23 percent of the time, they just “got busy and forgot.” The Hinge team then developed a feature that would better flag conversations you hadn’t responded to yet.
One of its features – how users comment on individual pieces of content, such as text posts and photos – has seemingly inspired Tinder’s test of a news feed that let you react to pots of new photos or other items.
Hinge’s “Our Turn” feature goes live today in all markets, including the U.