Hitwe Review: Social Discovery Website for Meeting New People
Launched in December 2015, Hitwe is a social discovery website that’s designed to help you meet new people.
It’s really popular with younger people, and works as a networking app to help you share photos, stories and stay in touch wherever you go. It can even lead to romance, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Hitwe member structure – who’s on this dating site?
|There are over 243,371,00 members on Hitwe, and this is growing all the time.|
|There are around 600 daily logins.|
Hitwe is mostly popular with people under the age of 45, who are most likely to use a social networking site. People come from all over the world, and are typically looking for friendships more than romance.
How does Hitwe work?
Hitwe has been designed to be a platform for people to make friends and perhaps find love. They want you to feel safe and secure, but also stand out from the crowd.
Sending messages for free and talking to new people is the biggest attraction of Hitwe, and it’s what most people sign up for.
Sign up process – how to join Hitwe
Signing up is really quick and easy to do. There are no personality tests to carry out – instead, you just need to create a profile by providing your name, email address, age, gender and your password.
Once that’s complete, you’re taken to the dashboard where you can upload your chosen pictures – you can upload up to 20.
You can also fill out further details on your profile to show off a bit more of your personality.
Ease of use
Hitwe features a user-friendly interface that makes browsing incredibly easy. It’s sleek and modern in order to compete with other social media websites, and works in a really similar way so everything feels largely familiar.
You do get some ads on the app, which can be distracting, but overall it’s a very well organised website.
Making contact, chat, messaging & notifications
Hitwe is unique in that you can message anyone before you actually match up. You simply click the user’s photo, where you’ll see a chat window will open and allow you to send a message.
You can use the fast message option too, where you choose a predetermined question to be sent to the person instead of striking up a unique conversation straight away.
You can also search for other users without restriction by using the ‘Discovery’ tab. Hitwe uses a cutting edge algorithm that matches users based on their age, location and gender.
Your search filters can be completely customised to suit you and what you’re looking for in a friend.
Another classic feature is being able to ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ a profile. You’ll receive notifications from anyone who has ‘liked’ you, so you can check them out later on.
One of the best features with profiles is that members can earn a blue verified icon. Profiles can also be seen by anyone – not just free users.
There’s plenty of information on offer with the amount of detail that is asked from members, but not everyone fills their information out. You can request more information though, if you want to know more.
Hitwe mobile app for iPhone & Android
The Hitwe app is well built, and is available to download on both Android and iOS.
The app gives you access to all the same features as the desktop version, but has been optimised for mobile to give you a top-quality user experience. It’s also undergone major testing to prevent any bugs.
An additional feature on the app is Pet Evolution. This is a game where you get to choose a pet, and you can evolve it by undertaking a series of daily tasks and quests.
It’s pretty fun, and gives users a new reason to use the app. The downside to the app is it features a fair few pop ups.
Real life reviews for Hitwe
Key features for Hitwe
–Profile Evolution Counter. Here you can see everyone who’s viewed or visited your profile.
–Pet Evolution. As mentioned above, this is an exclusive mobile app game.
Is Hitwe safe?
Hitwe uses clever technology to purge the site from misleader or offensive content, using a team of over 40 moderators to filter out any unauthorised content that may have slipped through the net.
Their main piece of software is the Google Cloud Vision API, which is an algorithm that can detect faces, items or text within an image – banning it from being uploaded. You can also make a complaint directly to the team to look into.
How much does Hitwe cost? What are the prices for membership?
While purchasing a subscription doesn’t offer a whole lot more than what a free membership does, it does remove any ads in the mobile app, which may be attractive to users. There are three membership options, as follows:
- 1 month: £19.99 per month
- 3 months: £12 per month
- 12 months: £9.85 per month
Discounts, coupons, offers & promo codes
We didn’t find any promo codes or discounts when signing up, but have a check on Google before you sign up in case third party websites have any up to date offers.
As most of the site’s features can be used for free, free trials aren’t offered and to be honest, aren’t really needed either.
- You can use a lot of the site’s features (including messaging) even as a free member.
- The website and app are both incredibly user friendly and up to date in their design.
- Everything feels familiar and intuitive, as it runs in the same way as leading social media websites.
- In-app ads can get a bit annoying after a while.
- Profile information isn’t always that detailed.
Is Hitwe a good dating site?
We really like Hitwe. Even though it can’t be strictly classed as an online dating site, you can definitely use it to find romance.
For the younger generation, everything feels incredibly familiar so you’ll get to grips with it straight away, and the fact you can message absolutely anything feels flexible and unrestricted – which many other dating websites don’t have the benefit of.
One of our biggest gripes is that not everyone fills out their profile information, so it can be hard to learn more about them, but you can request more information or drop them a message to find out more.
- Ease of Use