Singles in Milton Keynes can win £100 if they go on a post lockdown date this week

Single men and women can win up to £100 if they go on a post-lockdown date this week.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:34 pm

Dating app Hinge, is providing users with a chance to win up to £100 if they go on a date in-person this week.

In celebration of pub gardens reopening across the UK, users can earn some money whilst restarting their romantic lives.

The scheme launches at 2pm on Monday April 19, if users go on a date with someone organised through the application they can win up to £100.

Hinge is offering up to £100 to users going on dates this week

To be eligible for £100 users must confirm they did go on a safe, socially-distanced date by using the We Met function on the app.

Once a user has confirmed via the app they did go on an 'in real life' date, Hinge will email them with details about how they can receive a £50 gift card that can be put towards their second 'in real life' date.

Each user will be responsible for confirming their date via We Met in order to be eligible to receive the £50 stipend. Virtual gift cards of £50 will be sent to each qualifying user. The £50 per user (potentially £100 per couple) will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. The offer will end either on April 30 or when a total of £15,000 in gift cards are awarded.

Hinge’s director of relationship science, Logan Ury “At Hinge, we’re hearing our users loud and clear: they’re ready to get back out there and date in person again. With this in mind, we expect to see a huge increase in dating this spring as restrictions lift. After more than a year in lockdown, we’re excited to see Hinge users get off the app and onto great dates.”

The dating service believe 85% of its users are open to going on a date as soon as lockdown lifts, predicting 50,000 dates will take place this week.

A majority (88%) of UK Hinge users say they missed in-person dating during lockdown.

New data from Hinge has revealed that almost half of users already have a date for next week or are working on setting one up, which has led to the prediction that more than 50,000 dates will happen in the UK this week.

Over half of Hinge’s community is now ready for a long-term, serious relationship and 73% feel optimistic that their dating lives will be better than in 2021.

In total, 54% of Hinge UK users spend up to £50 on the first date and 61% of users will be using virtual dating as a means to save time (and money) ahead of the first date.