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Our Review

Hitch Dating was launched in 2015 and promised a new way of dating where users were able to create meaningful connections based on shared interests and location. Unlike other dating apps and sites, you cannot search for users based on any specific criteria, nor browse profiles, but only based on location. The way you interact with other members is via topics, which are conversations grouped into interests such as Travel, Sport, Food etc. 

It currently has the app version and the website is for promotional purposes only. You can download it for free from Apple Store or Google Play Store.

This app aims to match single people with each other. You can find members looking for real relationships, but there are also some who are only after hookups and no-commitment meetups.

Do you think Hitch is the one you are looking for? Read more below and see if you'll get hitched with Hitch!

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Hitch Member Structure

Members
420,000 from United Kingdom
Members activity
95,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
27 %
73 %
  • Members are looking for short-term and long-term relationships
  • Users are said to be single ladies and gentlemen
  • Few registered members worldwide
  • Member activity is low
  • Most members are from the US, the UK and India

Hitch members have different intentions in joining the app. Although it promotes finding real partners, it's reported that there are still a lot of members who just after non-committal relationships, in short- just casual sex. Members are singles as promoted on the website.

Based on available data, the app only has a few registered members which explain the low member activity.

Lastly, the members of Hitch comes from different places from all over the world, which makes their personality diverse.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Hitch

Hitch Signup
  • Signing up is free
  • You can only register using your Facebook account
  • Not available on some Apple Stores region
  • Download directly from Google Play Store
  • The website is for the links to download the app only
  • Turn-on GPS for more accurate matching

Signing up to Hitch is easy as because it will be connected to your Facebook profile. However, all your activities on the app will not reflect on your Facebook account. It only needs it to verify that you are a real person. It also imports your photos and basic information like name, age, location, work, and education which will be kept in private as well. 

The sign-up process is not applicable for everyone since not everybody has a Facebook account, but if you really want to try it out, you can create a private account for yourself for the sake of your Hitch registration.

Hitch promises to find you connections by using your network of contacts to find people who know people you know. It does this by importing your phone contact address book. This is optional though if you (like us) are not comfortable giving out your address book (or the private information of your contacts).

Once you open the app, before signing up or logging in, a prompt will pop-up asking for permission to turn on your GPS settings. You have the option to keep it disabled if you are paranoid about your safety. You can always turn it on when you feel like it because the prompt will be there every time you open the app.

Making Contact on Hitch

Hitch Contacting
  • Contact the members that are matched to you
  • Matching is location and interest-based
  • Messaging requires a fee
  • Comment on conversation topics to get noticed by other members

There is no matching as such in Hitch. The main way the app connects users is by group conversations and as it gets to know your interests, it will suggest conversations on topics that you may be interested in.

The advertising for the app shows group conversations that have many users interacting about common interests. We struggled to find group conversations initiated by US members in our test, as well as any conversations with multiple participants.

One cheeky user even suggested that the app is “Facebook without friends’.

Hitch Profile Quality

Hitch Profile
  • Profile information is not detailed
  • Most members have profile photos
  • Find the chat button on a person's profile page
  • Profile shows check-in locations
  • See a members reputation points

    Profiles are very basic in Hitch and the vast majority of users have little, or no information displayed in their profile, which makes the credibility of the users appear quite low. Nonetheless, a lot of members have profile photos displayed which you can hope is real.

    To feel safer, you can see the reputation point of a member on his or her profile, the higher the reputation points might mean that he/she is a good date.

    A little bio about the members is available if they prefer to share more about themselves.

    Hitch Real Life Review

    What a waste of time! I thought Hitch was Hinge, so I downloaded it. Then I realise it's not, because Hinge has good reviews and this one is readlly not good. The app crashes most of the time. I had to try at least three times to complete my registration. I don't know why I even continued trying to use it.-Macey, 21

    Comparing it with other dating apps like Tinder is really unfair. The app is boring, I think there's a very few members here. I used it for a month and didn't meet a single person. -Tyron, 25

    Design and Usability

    The app design is the opposite of discreet. Hitch app-homepage is full of heart graphics which reflects what it is all about. Unlike typical dating sites which has multiple options to sign-up, it only has one which can be a little unappealing to some potential users.

    In terms of usability, the app's interface is typical. Nothing very special but are usable. However, there are reports which say that it's not very easy to use or it is impossible to use at all.

    A lot of reviews reveal that the app crashes even before you'll be able to sign-up or login. Some even noted it to be a sort of an information-phishing app. 

    Hitch Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • View profiles and topics
    Fee based Services
    • Chat with members
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      Private chats with other members cost 20 coins per chat, or you can join up to a premium membership for unlimited chats
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    Coins
    100 Credits0.31 USD / Credit30.99 USD
    300 Credits0.30 USD / Credit89.99 USD
    1,000 Credits0.04 USD / Credit43.65 USD
    Premium
    1 Month43.65 USD / Month43.65 USD
    3 Months30.03 USD / Month90.09 USD
    6 Months26.70 USD / Month160.20 USD

    Is Hitch expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Hitch is in the upper midfield.

    Payment Options
    • Via Mobile Phone

    We were unable to find any further information about billing on the Hitch app or website. Note that you cannot terminate your account in the app, you must email Hitch to terminate.

    Special Features

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 2.5 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 2.0 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Chris Pleines, Author at Datingscout.co.uk
    The concept behind Hitch in wanting to create a dating app that was less about profile pics and more about finding shared interests to create more meaningful connections sounds good in theory, but the execution has hit the mark. Users do not seem connected and many of the topics being discussed are very superficial, almost like ‘small talk’.If you are looking to connect with other singles on a deeper level, matchmaking services do this via personality surveys and use the results of this to assess compatibility between members. They also structure their profiles to stimulate great conversations from the outset.

    Hitch FAQ

    Facts

    Is Hitch app any good?

    The idea behind Hitch is that people can connect through the app through shared interests by joining conversations with other users in the local area, leading to friendships, dating and relationships.

    Unfortunately during our test we struggled to find active conversations to join and participate in, or active Australian users.

    Is Hitch app free?

    Hitch has very limited functionality available to free users. Upgraded users who pay for either coin tokens or a membership get access to all functionality including being able to contact other members.

    Usability

    Does Hitch app post to Facebook?

    Like most apps, Hitch connects to your Facebook profile to understand your background, dating preferences and your interests. It will import your profile pics from Facebook as well, but it does not post back to Facebook on your profile or newsfeed, nor appear to your Facebook friends.

    Security

    Is Hitch app safe?

    Hitch app is a less well known dating app and as we have indicated that there may be fake user profiles on the app, we would recommend acting cautiously.

    Of course, always protect your personal information and privacy on any online dating site or app and consider your safety when organising to meet with people you’ve met online.

    Is Hitch app a scam?

    We did not experience anything that appeared to be a scam during our test, however we did view many profiles with incomplete information, which can sometimes be a sign of fake profiles.

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