Shopgirl: Relationships focus of dating app's redesign

There’s truly something for everyone nowadays when it comes to dating apps or websites, and dating app Hinge has added yet another “flavor” with its latest relaunch focused on relationships, and not hookups.


Hinge now charges a $7-per-month membership fee, and has reworked its algorithm in order to result in five times more conversations sparked, seven times as many numbers exchanged, and a huge increase in face-to-face meetings.

The app engineers claim that the new Hinge has been “redesigned for relationships” and seems to work more like the first generation of online dating options, where users have full profiles and not just a photo and brief bio.

Both iOS and Android, and existing Hinge users get the new option for three months without charge.


WHAT’S TRENDY. The Morris Museum of Art is holding a printmaking workshop directed by exhibiting artist Larry Vienneau, whose work highlights techniques such as block prints and etchings as well as more alternative processes.

Vienneau also works as a professor of art at Seminole State College of Florida. The seminar, to be held Oct. 22, will include all necessary supplies and is designed to be a good learning experience for all levels of expertise. Admission is $25 for museum members or $35. Call (706) 828-3865 to register before Oct. 21.


WHAT’S AFFORDABLE. The big names in fashion are leaning all the way back to the early ’90s for this fall, with stirrup pants and drapey satin tunics – but if you’re not so sure about looking like the cast of Seinfeld, lower price point brands like H&M are doing a good job of capturing trends for less.

From super-ruffled blouses to scoopneck bodysuits, be sure to check brands like Zara and H&M before making a big investment in pieces that we’ll most likely be laughing at in two years.