Hily
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Our Review

Hily is the acronym for "Hey, I like you!" is a dating app developed by Yan Pronin and Alex Pasycov. It has become close to the popularity of apps such as Tinder and Bumble. It claims to have over 20million members worldwide.

It is available for download in Apple Store and Google Play Store without a charge. Although there are some in-app purchases, free membership can already let you use the site and find a date.

The app's special feature of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) is said to help determine the compatibility of the members. It also screens the authenticity of the profiles, which keeps most of the ake users away from its members.

Do you think Hily is the app for you? Read more of our i-depth review and decide whether to sign-up or not.

Hily Member Structure

Members
300,000 from Hong Kong
Members activity
5,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
38 %
62 %
  • Members are looking for different kinds of relationships
  • Meet people from 19 countries
  • There are more male than female members
  • The site claims to have more than 20 million members worldwide
  • Member activity is high

Although the site claims that it has 20 million registered users, it was not stated that it is the number of members who are still actively using the app. Based on the gathered data, the app has around five million active members in the 19 countries where it is available.

Like any typical dating sites and apps, there are more male than female members. Nonetheless, there is still a big chance that you'll meet a person around your area since the population is still relatively big. 

You can find tons of members sharing stories and live videos, active comment sections, and active messaging. Although matching doesn't happen as often as you would imagine, this also depends on the compatibility based on the test.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Hily

Hily SignUp
  • Choose to skip some ads
  • There are three signup options
  • Free sign-up
  • Provide basic information
  • Uploading of profile photo is required.

Signing up for Hily is easy. It would take you not more than ten minutes to complete the registration process. There are three options on how you can start. You can use your Facebook account, phone number or Snapchat account to open a Hily account. You'll get a verification message then you may proceed to fill out additional information. 

For the gender, you can choose from male, female or binary. Then, type in your first name, birthday, educational level, and field of work. You will be asked to the app access to your location since matching is also based on the proximity. You can upload photos right away, but you can skip it and proceed to the next steps.

The set of questions here is more of secondary information. Choose what kind of relationship you are looking for. You may choose from the given options by clicking on your answers. The app also features zodiac compatibility so it will help if you will declare if you believe on it too. Other questions involve your intentions about video chatting, the age range of your date, and the radius in miles for the distance filters.

Then you will be redirected to the homepage of the app.

Making Contact on Hily

Hily Messaging
  • Contact other members through chat
  • Send a like or Skip a profile
  • Adjust search filters
  • Comment or directly message the host of live videos or stories

Hily has a chat feature for direct communication with other members. However, if you want to break the ice, or get matched before chatting, you can send a like first to the member from the swipe list. You can use features but limited with free membership, but a premium membership can let you send unlimited likes, reverse (in case you made a mistake swiping down a member), share stories and live videos where other people can comment.

You can also do basic and advanced searching. Location is very important to make it work better, so it is advised that you turn on your location services so you'll find or others will find you easier when you're just around the area.

Hily Profile Quality

Hily Profile
  • Viewing of profile is for everyone
  • Profile information can be detailed
  • Answer compatibility questions
  • Profile verification is displayed
  • Delete your profile anytime

    The profile quality of Hily members is okay. You'll find enough information to start a conversation. Some information that you will find is the name, online status, membership status, all the information that you have declared during registration, and verifications that you have completed. Others include additional information like interests/hobbies.

    On the profile, you can find compatibility results in case both of you started answered compatibility questions, or both of you believe in zodiacs.

    Icons for sending a chat, mute member, and block or report are also in the profile page.

    At the top of a member's profile, you will find a photo. All of the photos are said to be screened and need to follow the following rules:

    • Face should be clear, visible and not distorted
    • Do not upload photos that you do not own, or doesn't show your face
    • Explicit contents such as nudity, violence, drugs, or offensive messages will not be accepted.

    Hily Real Life Review

    I am using the app for almost  a month now. So far it's good. I've matched with a few people who are all nice. However, I'm not sure about the compatibility since nothing have worked yet. The streaming and stories makes me entertained so I don't get tired of waiting. - Mara, 26

    I'm a big fan of this app before because of the great features and nice members. However, when I started using it again, there's a big difference and I find myself unhappy. There are some rude members, all I meet are just looking for hookups. Some are not so decent anymore. -Harold, 28

    Design and Usability

    The design of Hily app is modern and playful. With its bright-coloured accents and plain white background, it shows a level-up for its minimalist theme. You'll find some apps on 

    The app is easy-to-navigate as it models somehow the format of typical dating apps with social media on the side.

    It is available in both major application stores, Apple Store and Google Play Store.

    Hily Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Limited likes
    • Registration
    • Share a live stream
    • Basic search
    • Swipe
    Fee-Based Services
    • Unlimited Likes
    • Advanced search filters
    • Be incognito
    • View all stories
    • No ads

    Is Hily expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Hily is average.

    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    Hily Premium
    1 Week14.99 USD / Week14.99 USD
    3 Months25.00 USD / Month74.99 USD
    1 Year119.99 USD / Year119.99 USD
    Hily Price
    Payment Options
    • Bank Transfer
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal
    • Paysafecard
    • Via Mobile Phone

    All the premium packages offer the same kind of features. However, it varies on how many of each feature you will be allowed to have per day.

    One week: You will have the option to use this package for free in the first week. The succeeding weeks will be charged accordingly. You can enjoy unlimited likes, 2 unblurs per day, 2 chat request per day, 2 compatibility checks per day, and 2 rollbacks per day just in case you made a mistake. All these features are worth USD560.00.

    Three months and One year: You can enjoy unlimited likes, 25 unblurs per day, 25 chat request per day, 25 compatibility checks per day, and 25 rollbacks per day just in case you made a mistake. All these features are worth USD7,200 and USD28,800 for the three month and one-year packages respectively.

    There are five options on how you can pay for premium. The first one is to use a credit/debit card. You can also use a Paysafe Card, a PayPal account, redeem a code, or through the app store on your phone. Membership is set by default to be recurring but you can edit it anytime on your app's settings.

    Special Features

    Compatibility Quiz

    Answer at least 10 questions out of the 40 questions to be able to get an instant matching between you and another user.

    Swipe

    Instead of swiping left and right, Hily will let you swipe up, or press the like button. Swiping the profile photo down or clicking on the x button means you don't like the member.

    Live Streaming and Sharing of Stories

    These features let members share experiences and express him or herself the way they know-how. It also gives the viewers an idea about the other member through actual videos.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

    Editor's Conclusion

    DatingsScout.hk Author Chris Pleines
    Hily is a classic example of a dating app with a little bit of a twist with its live streaming and sharing of stories. Overall, it's a fairly nice app, its cost is average, and there's a decent number of members registered on the app. However, there are some places where the app is not available, so some people are restricted from using it. If it could reach more places, there will be more members who can register. But if you are looking for a tried and tested app that will have members wherever you go, you may check out the Dating Apps that we have reviewed!

    Hily FAQ

    Facts

    What is Hily?

    Hily is an app which uses AI to match members and screen its members. It's open to all genders who are looking for casual to serious relationships.

    Is Hily a good dating app?

    Hily can be a good app for people who are looking for relationships. Not to sexual or explicit, but just the right kind of dating.

    Does Hily have a website version?

    Hily has a website. However, it doesn't have the same features as the app because it's just for promotional purposes. The link will just redirect you to the Google Play Store website.

    Does Hily actually work?

    Hily is a legitimate dating app with millions of members all over the world. However, it doesn't guarantee that you'll find a date right away or at all because compatibility will be determined based only on what you share on the site.

    Account and Membership

    How can I register for Hily membership?

    You can register with Hily using your phone number, Facebook account, or SnapChat account. Just provide some basic information and your good to go. It's also free.

    Is Hily free?

    Hily has free features but it also has paid membership. You can download and signup for it for free. Send some likes and view profiles. But if you opt to maximise all its features, you can register for premium.

    Can I block another Hily member?

    Yes, you can block a member who is making you uncomfortable. You can find the block icon on the member's profile.

    Can I delete my Hily profile?

    Yes, you can delete your Hily profile. Go to your profile setting and find the delete your profile option at the bottom.

    Is it okay to link my Facebook account to my Hily account?

    Linking to Facebook is one of the sign-up options of Hily. It is okay to link it since the app will not post anything on your Facebook account.

    Usability

    How can I signup for Hily?

    To signup, you have to download the app to your device. Then choose among the three signup options: through Facebook, SnapChat, or your mobile number. Upon verification, you'll be able to continue adding profile information, and start browsing.

    My photo cannot be uploaded to my Hily account, what should I do?

    The main reason while photos do not appear on a member's profile is because you did not follow the rules. Make sure to upload only the decent photos which you own. The AI helps filter fake members from new one.

    Do you need to turn on your location services while using Hily?

    Yes, it is greatly advised to turn on-location services. The app needs to identify your location so you'll get more appropriate matching results.

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    Contact details

    Company:Hily Corp.
    Address:3172 North Rainbow Boulevard #1132, Las Vegas, NV 89108 United States of America
    E-Mail:support@hily.com
    Phone-Hotline:+1 (702) 707-7542