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
- Members: There are over 243,371,00 members on Hitwe, and this is growing all the time.
- Member activity: There are around 600 daily logins.
- Women: 50%
- Men: 50%
- 18-24: 40%
- 25-34: 40%
- 35-44: 16%
- 45-54: 4%
- 55+: 0%
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
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.
Chat, messages and 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
The 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 misleading 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.
Pros and Cons
✓ Pros of Hitwe
- 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.
X Cons of Hitwe
- 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. 4/5./em>
Join Hitwe today
I lost my Hitwe password -- what should I do to retrieve my account?
If you forgot your password, select the ‘Forgot Password’ text found on the login page. Selecting this will take you to a separate window where you will need to input the email you registered with. Instructions to reset your password will be sent to your email.
How can I join Hitwe?
You can join Hitwe by visiting their website and selecting the registration tab which is found beside the login tab.
How to create a Hitwe account
Once you’ve selected the registration tab found on the Hitwe homepage, you will need to enter your information, answer the verification captcha and then select ‘create account’.
How can I chat on Hitwe?
You can chat with other people on Hitwe by clicking on a person’s photo in the discovery tab. Another way to speak to someone is by replying to a message they sent you in your inbox.
I’m unable to send messages to other people. What’s wrong?
You may not be able to send a message to another person if they have blacklisted you. Another reason is you cannot send messages to users listed in the ‘TOP-users’ section unless you have a premium subscription.
How can I filter incoming messages?
You’re able to manage incoming messages by -- age, gender, Premium subscription, users with photos and location. Set these filters via Settings and Filters.
How can I temporarily deactivate my Hitwe profile?
Unfortunately you cannot temporarily deactivate your Hitwe account, but you can permanently delete it if you would like to.
How to permanently delete my Hitwe account?
To delete your account, go to the ‘delete profile’ tab which is found on your dashboard and then select the ‘remove’ button. You will be asked to tick the check-boxes before you select ‘continue’. Remember that once you deleted your Hitwe account, it cannot be retrieved.
How can I change my profile photo?
Hitwe allows you to upload several photos on your profile, which includes your desired profile photo. Once you’ve uploaded photos, hover over the photo you would like to feature and click the small blue button found on the upper right of the photo.
Where can I download Hitwe’s mobile app?
Hitwe’s mobile app can be downloaded fromt he App Store and also from the Google Play store.
Is Hitwe a legitimate site?
Yes, Hitwe claims they are a legitimate dating site and website company.
What security features does Hitwe have?
Hitwe is GDPR compliant and all private information is kept confidential other than the information you have agreed to share with other members.
Can I stop Hitwe from sending me messages and emails?
Yes. If you would like to unsubscribe, just click the ‘settings’ tab on your dashboard and then uncheck the ‘Notify me by email’ tick-box. You can also click the unsubscribe button found in every marketing email you receive.
How can I start receiving website notifications
If you would like to receive notifications from the site, go to Settings and then select the type of notifications you would like to receive. After that save your changes.
How can I unsubscribe from all notifications?
To unsubscribe from notifications, go to Settings and untick the ‘notifications’ box and then save changes.
Does Hitwe offer premium membership?
Yes, and this is offered from £19.999 to £9.85 per month.
How to join Premium Club on Hitwe?
If you would like to join Premium Club, all you need to do is choose a method of payment, number of premium days and follow the instructions.
How can I cancel the renewal of my Premium subscription?
If you don’t want your subscription to automatically renew, go to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Premium’ and then ‘Cancel renewal’.
The ‘Cancel renewal’ option will only appear after payment for your subscription has been processed.