So you’re scrolling on Hinge. Like, pass, pass, like. Wait. She looks familiar.
Didn’t you just X on Daisy a minute ago?
If someone keeps coming up on Hinge, it poses some questions.
Like, have the bodysnatchers finally arrived, slowly taking over everyone on earth and turning them into Daisy doppelgangers? What’s their master plan, and how can we escape?
Don’t panic. There are a few things we need to cover first and it all comes down to how Hinge works. There are some non-supernatural reasons why someone keeps coming up on Hinge.
If someone keeps coming up on Hinge, it could mean that you’ve run out of profiles that match your preferences, Hinge will start recycling old profiles you already X’d out. They claim that’s because people change their minds sometimes.
Okay, I’m man enough to admit I’ve been wrong about a few things in the past: Schitt’s Creek won me over in season two. But Daisy had a picture holding a dead fish on her profile, so that’s a hard pass.
Still, everyone deserves a second chance. And that’s what Hinge is trying to do when someone keeps coming up on the app.
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How Do I Know If Someone Liked Me On Hinge?
Gone are the days when a scrunched-up piece of paper would be passed back through the classroom, hand to hand, to reveal the scrawled pencil lettering saying “Jenny likes you”. Ah, elementary school – a simpler time.
But if Hinge is pushing the same old faces on you, then you have to wonder what the agenda is. Does Hinge know something you don’t know?
And if Hinge is totally desperate for you to like someone you’ve passed on before, maybe they know that it’s going to be a match.
But Hinge won’t show you the same faces just because that person has liked you. You have to run out of potential matches in your area before someone will keep coming up on Hinge. And if that’s happened, they might have liked you or even X’d you in the past.
In fact, you can already see if someone has liked you in-app: just head on over to the Likes You tab. And if you’ve sprung for Hinge Preferred you’ll be able to see all your Likes in one, without matching or skipping.
That’s great if you don’t want to roll the dice and like someone who might not like you back – but love is the great game of chance and it always rewards the risk taker.
Does Hinge Show You Someone You Already Liked?
The dating app game can sometimes feel like a carousel of faces across our screens: the same haircuts, the same nose piercings, the same band t-shirts popping up again and again.
So it’s no surprise if you think you recognize someone you liked before. But does Hinge show you someone you already liked?
Nope – once you like someone on Hinge you go into their very own “Likes You” folder, and you’ll stay there until they match or pass. You won’t see them again unless you match.
If everyone on your Discovery Feed reminds you of a past like, let me suggest something: widen your search criteria! Variety is the spice of life, so expand those preferences to find someone that stands out.
If You Pass On Someone On Hinge Are They Gone Forever?
Oh, it’s swiper’s remorse. Maybe your standards were particularly high that day, and now you’re thinking – she could have been perfect after all. Maybe that Nickelback poster wasn’t such a dealbreaker…
Well, my friend, stay strong: Nickelback sucks, and Nickelback fans suck too. It’s been scientifically proven.
But still, the question remains: if you pass on someone on Hinge are they gone forever? No – but they won’t be back in your Discovery Feed until you run out of new profiles that fit your preferences.
That means if you live in a big city, or you’ve cast a wide net in the first place, it could be a long, long time before you see Nickelback Annie again. I never thought I’d say it, but in this case, there are too many fish in the sea!
But if you act fast, Hinge lets you go back in time. You can undo your most recent skip by hitting the back arrow in the top right corner of your screen. Voila: second chances do come around.
Does Hinge Show The Same Person Twice?
Okay, I get it. All the doppelganger talk is getting you worried and you really, really want to know if Hinge is glitching, or if you should head for the bunker.
So does Hinge show the same person twice? Once you run out of profiles that fit your preferences, Hinge will start recycling old profiles you passed on because you might have changed your mind.
If you live in a small town, or you’re looking for a Sagittarius aged 27 who doesn’t drink and lives within a one-mile radius, you can expect to see the same person twice on Hinge.
It’s also possible that someone is creating new accounts on Hinge and that’s why you see the same person twice on Hinge. Why would someone create a new account on Hinge? Maybe they were banned, or they want to reset their ELO. Either they weren’t happy with Hinge the first time round or Hinge wasn’t happy with them.
It’s pretty annoying having Hinge repeatedly push someone on you that you’ve already X’d out. But if someone keeps coming up on Hinge, at least you know you don’t suffer from facial blindness (you’d probably know already, from all the awkward encounters with people you’ve met before).
And if Hinge is recycling old profiles, maybe it’s a sign you need to widen your search criteria. Or get the heck outta Kansas, Toto!
Or maybe Hinge just isn’t working for you – in which case I suggest you take my dating app quiz to find out which platform is your perfect match.