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Have you heard of Tinder?
Sorry, dumb question. Everyone and their grandmother know about Tinder.
But I have to be honest. I’m not a big fan. First, I have way more success on international dating sites. Second, Tinder Plus is just not worth it. And it’s freaking annoying to get the infamous “you are out of likes” message when you liked too many girls in one day. Nobody wants to wait 12 hours until they can swipe again.
Thank God there’s an alternative.
There’s a new dating service that’s called Hily.com. It’s not your typical dating site but it has one big advantage over Tinder that I’m going to share with you in this review.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: I only tested the interface of this dating site and I was provided with a trial version to test it. I signed up on the free trial, just like everyone else. I didn't get charged and I didn't get scammed. However, I now heared from multiple men that they got charged directly after the free trial and even after they cancelled their account. I can no longer recommend this dating site. I am sorry, but I didn't know about these issues before.
Why Hily.com is Not Your Typical Dating Site
Hily.com is a dating service but I wouldn’t call it a typical dating site. It doesn’t look at all like the other international dating sites I’ve tested and reviewed.
Yes, there is a website version, but this dating service is designed like an app.
You can even download it in the Google Play store.
Now you’re probably asking yourself:
“Tinder Plus is expensive. What do I have to pay to use Hily.com?”
The Best Thing About Hily.com
It’s free to join (or to download) this dating app. But that’s not all. It’s also free to like as many girls as you want and to chat with as many of them as you want.
Hily.com is 100% free!
No credit card details required. And the signup process is pretty easy too. You can either sign up by creating an account with your email address or you can join with your Facebook account. Of course, the app won’t share any information on your Facebook timeline or with your friends.
The Things I’m Still Missing on Hily.com
It’s free and that’s good. But that doesn’t mean that it’s perfect.
I mean, the app has all the important features that you need in order to decide which kind of girls you want to meet.
- You can choose your relationship status.
- You can choose to only show girls in a certain age range.
- You can choose the type of relationship you are looking for.
- You can even choose the reason why you signed up on this dating site in the first place.
However, there are a lot of things missing that I would love to see included in this dating app. I don’t know about you, but I want to know if a woman has the same hobbies as me. I also want to know about her personality and about all the things she likes and dislikes.
It’s easy to meet girls on this app, but it would be easier to find the perfect match if you could see her hobbies, interests, and a few facts about her personality before you like a woman.
The girls with the prettiest faces don’t always have the most beautiful personalities.
I know, it’s a free service but maybe the owners of the app read this review and add a couple of features. I can’t wait to see the changes.
How Hily.com Works (You Already Know It)
You’ve heard of Tinder and you’ve probably used it before. Be honest. I know that you have done it 😉
Hily.com works exactly the same way.
The only difference is that you don’t have to swipe left and right. Instead, you have the choice to like or dislike the profile of a girl. As soon as you have a mutual like (the girl also liked your profile), you can start chatting with her. One of the benefits of this system is that you can't get spammed with messages from girls you are not interested in, which is also mentioned in another Hily review.
The good news:
All the girls you can like and chat with are in your area. Remember that you typed in your Zip code? That’s the reason why they asked for it.
Just be honest when you fill out your profile and describe what you are looking for. The higher your preferences match, the higher the chance that you will see each other’s profile.
They Teach You How Their Dating Service Works
What if you have never used Tinder and you’re not quite sure if this whole liking and disliking thing is for you?
Don’t worry. As soon as you sign up for free on Hily.com, you’ll receive an email with a tutorial that shows you how this site works.
You just have to verify your account by clicking on the button in the verification email and you will automatically get access to this guide.
But I’m pretty sure that you’ll also figure it out without this tutorial. It’s not that hard.
Word of Warning to All the Passive Guys
There’s one more thing you need to know about this dating app before I show you how to get started.
You can only chat with girls if you mutually liked each other.
You won’t experience the same mayhem that you can experience on other international dating sites I reviewed. If you are used to getting one message after another from beautiful foreign women, Hily.com will disappoint you.
- You have to take action.
- You have to like profiles in order to chat with girls.
- You can’t be passively waiting.
That works on other sites but it doesn’t work on this one. If you want to enjoy attention from girls, you need to put in the work and like the girls you would love to meet.
The girls are near you and they signed up for a reason. They want to meet men. But you only have a chance if you take action.
How to Get Started on Hily.com
Do you want to give this new dating app a shot?
Remember, it’s free to join. You have nothing to lose.
And the following short but sweet step-by-step guide shows you exactly how you can get started.
Step 1: Basic Information about Yourself
The first step is to create an account.
You just have to click on the CREATE ACCOUNT button in the right corner on the homepage or on the SIGN UP VIA FACEBOOK button if you want to join by using your Facebook account.
Choose a username, type in your email address, and choose a password. That’s it. Now you can click on OK and you are ready for step two.
Step 2: Remember Your Birthday
I hope you don’t have Alzheimer’s because now it’s time to remember your birthday…and to type it in the form.
Step two takes less than 5 seconds and step number three can take less than 3 seconds (unless you are like me).
Step 3: Look Up Your ZIP Code
I always forget my Zip code. I just can’t remember such things. I guess it’s because of all the article ideas that are buzzing around in my head.
Anyway, I hope you can remember your Zip code. If not, look it up because Hily.com wants to show you girls in your area and they can only do that if you give them the right Zip code.
Step 4: Upload the Best Profile Picture You Can Find
No, don’t upload a picture of Brad Pitt in his early 20s. Use a real one. Even better, use one in which you smile and are not drunk.
Remember that your profile picture is extremely important because the girls can’t search for guys with certain personality traits. It’s a very visual dating app.
Step 5: Edit Your Preferences and General Settings
Let’s start with your Preferences.
You can choose if you want to meet beautiful women or hairy men (probably beautiful women) and how old the girls you want to meet should be.
Let’s continue with the General Settings.
You already filled out your name, your birthday, your gender and your Zip code.
- Your relationship status
- The type of relationship you want
- The purpose why you joined this dating app.
Now you are done.
Enjoy liking as many girls as you want.
Ease of Use
Value for Money
The Main Pros
- You can use it as a dating site or as a dating app
- It's 100% free
- It is as easy to use as Tinder
The Main Cons
- Less popular than Tinder
- You can't search for hobbies and personality
- You can't just sit back and wait.
Sebastian Harris says
thank you so much!
JODY DANIELS says
Extremely useful sight and podcasts too. Thanks for providing useful and practical advice that we can use today. Keep going.
Sebastian Harris says
Let’s hope for the best.
mr right shall come as life is full of surprises
Sebastian Harris says
Glad to hear that Shannon!
Shannon Zavier says
This dating site is number one because it truly helps you to find a partner. Since the day I signed up I started receiving a lot of messages from men from different countries. They all seemed very interesting in sending me a gift. I was very surprised because nowadays it’s rare if a man pays a bill.
Sue Nolan says
Hily is a wonderful dating site with profiles of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen. I enjoy reviewing profiles and photos. I was very lucky to find the site and have a chance to spend time here. What I like the most about the site is that women here are not shy to send a message first.