In this election season, we acknowledge the fear, hope, and passion that we see in the Hinge community. We want to clarify what we stand for and the kind of place we want Hinge to be.
We believe in love.
This is the core of what we believe. Hinge is focused on helping our members find real, meaningful connections. Our goal is to create a community where everyone can find love.
We believe in diversity.
This is who we are. Hinge is millions of people from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and beliefs. We believe this is something to celebrate. Our strength flows from our diversity and the voices that make up Hinge help us grow as a community.
This includes, but isn’t limited to, a diversity of genders, ethnicities, and sexualities.
We want Hinge to be a welcoming place for anyone looking for a genuine connection. We hope this gives us a chance to learn from each other instead of attacking each other.
We believe in respect.
There isn’t any room for debate when it comes to respect. Abuse, harassment, threats, and insults are all unacceptable on Hinge.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech. That includes anything that encourages racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other kind of bigotry. Anyone engaged in that activity will be immediately and permanently banned from Hinge and we encourage you to report hate speech if you see it.
We believe in empathy.
We can disagree about policy and politics and still treat one another with compassion.
We expect all our members to treat each other as they’d like to be treated. Many of us feel helpless in the face of the challenges of the last year but one thing we do have control over is how we treat others. Let’s choose to treat each other with love.
These are the essential ingredients for the kind of community we aspire to be. When we don’t feel safe, we can’t be open and honest. When we can’t be open and honest, then it’s impossible to make real connections. In a time when we often feel divided and defensive, we want each member of our community to feel safe enough to be their authentic selves and to find someone who loves them for who they are.