Have video calls truly replaced real-life dating

While in the past video calls were mostly used for occasional catch-ups with long-distance friends and family members, this year, they practically replaced in-person communication altogether. For the last several months, even dates have mostly taken place online.

To accommodate the new reality, Hily launched the video call feature in March. Since real-life meetings were not possible, a video call became the best way to “go” on a date. As a result, many people used it in their quest for human connection in such trying times.

So are video calls going to change dating forever? Or were they just a…


It will take you one step closer to a good conversation

As you might already know, Hily is all about quality conversations and meaningful human connections. That’s why we’ve launched many exciting features such as compatibility checks, icebreakers, video calls, and Duet streams. We believe all of them take you one step closer to a good conversation.

But we also know there are things that don’t belong in a quality conversation. To make sure you don’t experience any explicit content of them on Hily, we are launching a new safety feature. It will detect any inappropriate or explicit content and warn you about it by blurring the image.

“During the pandemic…


According to the SensorTower report

Hily came 5th on the list of most installed dating apps in the U.S., according to the SensorTower findings. Recent trends in the American dating industry were published in The State of Dating Apps report.

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"We're so happy that our hard work is paying off and users are turning to our app for communication and finding love, says Hily's Head of Business Helen Virt. 2020 was particularly challenging but our incredible team managed to keep up with great results".


No, it’s not just single people being jealous

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For many decades, people have been confessing their love to each other on February 14th. But recently, Valentine’s Day has started evoking a different feeling — hate. Many young people dislike Valentine’s Day. If you’re one of them, you’re definitely not alone. If you’re not, well, here are five reasons why the haters have a point.

You’re single — and hard on yourself

Some single people take Valentine’s Day just like any other day and go about their business. For others, it’s not that easy, and there’s no shame in that. If you are single and everyone around you is talking about date nights and dinner reservations…


Because casual arrangements can be seriously complicated

While some people think holidating can’t work, others argue that you just have to know how to make it work (wink-wink, friends with benefits). If you want to try holidating and wonder how to make it successful, here are 6 holidating rules you should follow.

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Be upfront

Whether it’s an exclusive relationship, a friends with benefits situation, or holidating, you should always be upfront with each other. The other person may be totally unaware of something that seems obvious to you. To make any arrangement work out, it needs to be mutual. Otherwise, we all…


How should one deal with family pressure during the holidays

Let’s just all admit that the holiday season is never as fun and peaceful as they show it in Christmas movies. For some of us, it’s spending time with people we don’t really want to hang out with. For others, it’s hearing the dreaded questions and comments about their love life (or lack thereof). You know those questions are unavoidable, yet you still get upset when you hear them. Some people go as far as “holidating” someone just for the sake of pleasing their family members.

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So how should one deal with family pressure during the holidays? Hily asked several…


Donate to projects promoting mental health on December 20th while watching the stream on Hily

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Hily

Hily teams up with Mental Health America (MHA) on the digital event Hily Secret Santa: Streaming for charity. The livestreamed show will take place Sunday, December 20th, on Hily dating app.

The initiative will help to raise awareness about mental health issues and gather money for MHA programs. On Sunday evening, the app will notify every user on the planet about the upcoming stream.

“We want more people to feel loved and happy in 2021. After nerve-wracking 2020, people will need more assistance in this…


Sure, it’s on Urban Dictionary, Netflix, and BuzzFeed. But isn’t everything?

Most of you have probably first heard about holidating — or holidate, to be precise — when the. Netflix movie holidate hit the screens a few weeks ago.

As your usual Christmas romcom, it tells a story about a relationship of a skinny blond girl and a Ryan Gosling type of guy. They bond over the fact that they both hate holidays and family gatherings, especially when everyone starts asking them why they are still single. To make the whole ordeal a bit more bearable, they agree to “holidate”…


Tip #1: Stop comparing yourself to others

Let’s face it — dating can be challenging. That’s especially true for shy people who simply cannot find a way to overcome the anxiety of meeting new people.

However, we shouldn’t let our shyness stand in the way of true love. Instead, we should fight all stereotypes about man as loud and tough; embrace our unique self, and show it to the world.

That said, we’re going to take a look at how shy guys can combat their fears, come out of their shells and give dating a chance.

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Tip #1: Stop comparing yourself to others

An old proverb says that comparison is a thief of joy…


Stream on Hily in real-time and invite your matches to join

For the last two months, we at Hily have been working on something very exciting for you guys and gals. After a couple of months of testing, we are ready to introduce a new feature — drumroll, please — Hily Live Streams, which are free and already available for our users all across the globe, both on Android and iOS.

Wondering how they work? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about streaming on Hily.

To make sure everyone enjoys our streams, we are launching not just one but two types of them.

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One-to-many streams

Aka regular live streams…

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