Review of Hift iOS AppRating 4.5/5 by Josh
An entirely mobile experience, Hift comes in the form of a seamless true-to-intent mobile application, that makes online dating for people with STDs a fun and smooth experience. The user interfact for this application is modern and aesthetically pleasing, which makes this app a breeze to use.
How the app works
After downloading the app, Users have to first register with an email (and subsequently verify their email addresses) and the will proceed to fill in a very short form with information about themselves.
The application basically comes with 4 functions. The first is ‘Play’, where members can scroll through the profiles of other members and either swipe right to ‘like’ and save the profile or swipe left to pass on to the next one. This is similar to another popular mainstream mobile dating app, only it is targeted for STD positive individuals. It is also possible to search or sort the type of profiles to show, so that members can get matched with someone more suited to them.
Aside from a message inbox, there is also a ‘Moments’ section which essentially is like a timeline or feed or posts made by other members. Members are able to like and comment on the post, fostering an active online social media platform for the STD community. The ‘Topics’ section is akin to a mini forum where members can post questions or vote on topics close to heart.
The dating pool
Hift works by matching profiles of people who are located near you, so the possibility of dating offline is higher. A random swipe of the profiles showed what might be genuine users – and most of the time, only profiles with pictures are recommended, and it is nice to be able to put a face to the profile most of the time.
Payments to consider
The ‘Play’ function of the app comes in limited rounds for free members, and can incur rather long waiting times in-between. Premium members however have unlimited use of the functions, including being able to read and reply to messages. The cost is as follows – US$25.99 per month for 1 month, US$19.99 per month for 3 months and US$15.99 per month for 6 months.
Should you join?
With a well-made application and an online member community that is active and loves to share, Hift is perhaps one of the apps worth spending some money on. However using the app as a free member in itself is quite a fun experience as well, if you like to share your everyday life experience.