Say Hi

Our Review

Hong Kong-based app Say Hi, seems to hold a lot of potential as a new mobile dating app that caters to the new generation. It combines several features of other dating apps such as MeetMe's nearby user location map, Blued's Groups, and Chatroulette's random video chats.

However, the app’s user reviews are conflicting. Some commend the app for its wide array of features, yet some reiterate that it is a scam for advertising that the app’s features are entirely free to use. 

Are you getting hyped with what is really going on? Read the full review below to verify which of these opinions are true.

New members at Say Hi in July 2024 in comparison

Here you can see how membership figures at Say Hi are developing compared to others

Say Hi Members

15,000 from Hong Kong
Members activity
3,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
39 %
61 %
  • There are more male than female members
  • Younger members dominate the site
  • Most members use the app to look for friends
  • Single members dominate the site
  • Most members are from the United States

Most of the members at Say Hi are from the United States, but it also has significant membership coming from the countries Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, United Kingdom, Dubai, and Hong Kong.

It does not have a website so its members can only access their services through the app which is free to download for Apple and Android devices.

In terms of age and gender, Say Hi has mostly younger members from the age group 25 to 34. There are more males than females who are mostly straight singles.


Say Hi Age Range and Age Distribution

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

How to Sign Up for Say Hi

  • Registration can be done through Facebook or Google
  • Basic personal information is required to be disclosed
  • Uploading a profile picture (avatar) is needed
  • Filters are available to use for your avatar
  • There is no email verification required

The registration process of Say Hi only takes about one to three minutes. You need to provide your email, name, gender, and birthday (to ensure that you are over 17 years old).

Once you set your gender, you can no longer change it. You also need to nominate a password, answer a captcha, and upload a profile picture (avatar). Once you’ve successfully uploaded an avatar, you can set filters to make it even more delightful.

After registration, Say Hi will track your location using your phone’s GPS. If the app is unable to locate you, you can set your location yourself.

Making Contact on Say Hi

  • All communication features are free to use
  • Chatting with a popular member requires premium membership
  • Chat features are only available on the app
  • Lots of communication features
  • Members can create groups

The app’s main contacting features are on the dashboard as banner tabs. The default page is set to a list of nearby users to your current location. You can view this list in three different layouts, which are:

List - a linear directory of users wherein you can see their profile picture, name, gender, headline, time of last activity, and how many miles you are from them

‘Waterfall’ - shows only the profile photos of the users that is similar to how a waterfall looks like

Location map - maps where the current locations of the members are plotted on the actual map of your city

Say Hi Profile Quality

  • Profile photos and information are visible to all members
  • Profiles show which social media accounts are connected to your account
  • Some icons represent your ‘social status’ in the app
  • Profiles show how far you are from a member
  • You can verify your avatar by undergoing a verification process

    Profiles of Say Hi members have limited information, but it has everything you need to know to spark a conversation. Say Hi only shows you members who are near your location to encourage actual meetups after connecting online.

    Member profiles display how far you are with a particular member, and the last time that member was active. It also shows the necessary information about the member’s lifestyle and appearance. There is likewise a small photo gallery if that member uploaded another photo beside his or her avatar.

    On some profiles, you may see a fire icon, which represents being a popular member. This particular icon can come and go, and it depends on how many other users message that member on that day.

    Say Hi App

    • The app is available for free
    • The app is compatible with Apple and Android devices
    • The app takes up only a small space
    • The app is simple and easy to use
    • Say Hi services are only available on the app

    The Say Hi app is simple and easy to use. It only takes up a small space in your device so it will not be a hassle to have around.

    Unfortunately, its services are only available on the app. It does not have a mobile responsive version but the app is free to download on Apple and Android devices.

    The app is also responsive and loads fast so you are sure to have smooth conversations when using their chat feature.

    Say Hi Costs and Prices

    Free Features
    • Chat with other members
    • Add to members your Hotlist
    • Browse nearby profiles
    • Use of special features
    Premium Features
    • Talk with popular users
    • No ads
    • Buy and send gifts
    • Priority in members' inboxes

    Is Say Hi expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Say Hi is in the upper midfield.

    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    1 Month488.00 HKD / Month488.00 HKD
    Super VIP
    1 Month1,188.00 HKD / Month1,188.00 HKD
    Messaging Monthly Plans
    1 Month118.00 HKD / Month118.00 HKD
    3 Credits106.00 HKD / Credit318.00 HKD
    100 Credits0.23 HKD / Credit23.00 HKD
    550 Credits0.10 HKD / Credit53.00 HKD
    1,200 Credits0.09 HKD / Credit108.00 HKD
    6,600 Credits0.08 HKD / Credit548.00 HKD
    15,000 Credits0.05 HKD / Credit788.00 HKD
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • Via Mobile Phone

    Say Hi has four different payment plans to offer. If you get a VIP or a Super VIP membership, you get unlimited access to all the features of the dating app. This includes sending unlimited messages to all members, removing advertisements, and being a priority in other members’ inboxes.

    However, you can also choose not to avail a VIP membership as it is a tad expensive, and instead get either a Messaging monthly plan or buy points. Messaging plans allow you to send messages to popular users, while points allow you more freedom on where you want to spend them. For instance, if you're going to chat with a popular member, you need to give 10 points, and you will be able to do so but just for an hour.

    You can earn free points if you do some tasks listed by Say Hi. You can find the tasks on the Store tab.

    Special Features

    Aside from the contacting features that Say Hi offers its members, they also have several other distinctive features. These are represented by colourful motion graphics and can be found on the ‘Explore’ tab of the app. 

    When you click most of the graphics, there will be a pop-up notification saying that you need to download a plugin. When you click ‘Yes’, it would take you to your App Store, where you can continue the installation.

    Once you’ve downloaded the plugin, you can access all the apps in one-click through the ‘Explore’ tab. You only need to download one plugin to use all the special features.

    HQ Trivia Online

    HQ Trivia Online is a game feature wherein you will be matched randomly with another user who is also playing the game. You will be quizzed and the user who gets the most points wins. This feature makes use of your video camera, and there is no way to turn it off.


    This feature also requires an additional download. This feature is similar to a discussion forum wherein you can post conversation starters or reply to posts made by other members.

    Who Checked Me Out

    This feature lists all the members who have visited your profile. It allows you to connect with them in just a click quickly.

    I’m a Superstar

    ‘I’m a Superstar’ is a VIP feature. Being a Superstar puts your profile on the featured members' board.


    The Chatroom is where you can join random live discussions of currently active members. This is free for all members. However, not many use this particular feature of SayHi.


    Emojis are graphics that you can send to other users. Some emojis require additional downloads, but some are already ready to be sent.


    Themes are skins you can use for your app to foster personalisation. Most themes need to be downloaded.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.5 / 5
    App: 3.0 / 5

    Editor's Conclusion Author Chris Pleines
    Chris Pleines
    Founder of Datingscout and Author of the book "Online Dating for Dummies"
    Say Hi does have a lot of special features to offer to its members. And what they say on their app’s download pages are true—the features are all free to use. However, there are limitations. Free usage is only up to a certain extent. Even so, Say Hi provides a reliable platform for connecting nearby users. It makes it easy for its members to interact and make connections through its different contacting features.If you want a more straightforward dating app, you can browse our other Dating Apps reviews.

    Say Hi FAQ


    What is Say Hi?

    SayHi is a chat and dating app that is available to download and use for free.

    Who owns Say Hi?

    SayHi is owned and operated by Unearby Limited.

    In what languages is Say Hi available?

    SayHi is available in English, Chinese, and Arabic.


    How does Say Hi work?

    SayHi puts all nearby members on your dashboard, which you can view in three different ways. Clicking a member would take you to his or her profile, where the contacting features are.

    How do I send a message to another user?

    You can send a message to another SayHi member by clicking the ‘send message’ button found on that member’s profile.

    How come I can send messages to other members for free, but for some, I have to pay 10 points?

    If you’re not a VIP member or you don’t have a SayHi Messaging monthly plan, you need to pay 10 points to chat with popular users for an hour.

    When I clicked on a particular feature, it said that I had to download another app, how come?

    The special features of SayHi are add-ons to the main app, so you need to download them separately. Once you’ve successfully installed them, you can access these apps through SayHi’s main app.

    What does it mean to be a ‘Superstar’?

    Being a ‘Superstar’ means that you are a featured member. However, only VIP members can become one.

    Why can’t I view my match history?

    Viewing your SayHi match history is only for VIP members.


    Is it safe to use Say Hi?

    As with other dating apps, SayHi is not 100% safe. Users are advised to remain watchful for scammers and to report abusive users.

    What are the security measures of SayHi?

    SayHi abides by Privacy Policies required by the state, and they also have a published Terms & Conditions that are strictly moderated. The report and block buttons are also accessible in every chat conversation.

    How do I block a user from messaging me?

    Just click on the three dots found on the upper right side of that SayHi member’s profile and choose the ‘Block’ option.

    I want to report an abusive Say Hi user, how do I do that?

    Just click on the three dots found on the upper right side of that member’s profile and choose the ‘Report Abuse’ option.


    Who can join Say Hi?

    Anyone over the age of 17 can join SayHi.

    Can I join Say Hi for free?

    Yes, joining SayHi is free of charge.

    Does Say Hi offer premium membership?

    Yes, SayHi offers two kinds of membership—VIP and Super VIP. They also have a Messaging monthly plan which gets you exclusive access to their messaging features.

    I want to delete my Say Hi account permanently, how do I do that?

    You can delete your SayHi account by going through your ‘Settings’ and choosing ‘Account’ from the menu. Once you’re there, you can click the ‘Delete my account’ to delete your account.

    Can I retrieve my account after deleting it?

    You cannot retrieve your SayHi account once you have decided to delete it.


    What is ‘BBS’?

    ‘BBS’ is SayHi’s forum-like message board, where users can post their thoughts.

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    Company:Unearby Limited
    Address:Flat D, 1/F, Twilight Court, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong