Dating app Hinge introduces a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature designed to inspire initial conversations between matches about self-care priorities. Hinge’s in-app prompts are conversation starters that users respond to as part of their profiles and are displayed for potential matches. The prompts are designed to allow users to show off their personality instead of having a generic biography. With this latest launch, users can now select up to three new self-care prompts to spark conversations about mental health awareness.
There are 15 new self-care prompts that users can answer and add to their profiles. Prompts include “My last journal entry was about…”, “The last time I cried tears of joy was…”, “My friends ask me for advice on…”, “For me, relaxation is…”, “I feel most supported when…”, “One of my limits is…”, “When I need advice, I go to…”, “I beat in…”, “My crying song in the car is…”, “Myself-care routine is…”, “I calm down in…”, “The therapy recently taught me…”, “ My therapist would say I…”, “My happy place is…” and “I get out of a funk in…”
Hinge hopes these prompts will make it easier for users to share their wellness journey from the start of conversations. The company says it found that 97% of Hinge users want to date someone who actively takes care of their mental health, but only 9% feel comfortable approaching therapy on a first date. .
“Talking about mental health has gone from an ‘oh no’ to a staple in modern dating,” Hinge director of relationship science Logan Ury said in a statement. “People have worked on themselves and want to be with someone who has done the same. By adding self-care prompts, Hinge helps singles show they put their mental health first and that they are ready to connect in a deeper and more authentic way.
The new self-care prompts join existing prompt packs on Hinge, including “About Me”, “Storytime”, “Let’s Talk About”, and “Voice First”. Hinge’s “Voice First” feature, which rolled out last fall, went viral on TikTok as users shared their experiences with the feature. Voice Prompts allow users to respond to a prompt via a 30-second voice recording, allowing funny stories to be shared in a more personal way.