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…

Hily reached out to three relationship experts. Here’s what they recommend

Dating is stressful, especially if you haven’t been on a real-life date in more than a year. To help you make your comeback to dating as smooth as possible, Hily reached out to three relationship experts. Here’s what they recommend.

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Socialize as much as possible

Practice makes perfect. So if you are determined to find the one sooner rather than later, go on as many dates as you can. This way, you’ll get used to socializing and will feel more comfortable about hanging out with strangers again.

“Meet friends for dinner, an old acquaintance of your desired sex for a drink, maybe even take a…

Intimacy is oxygen.

An article by Hily’s dating coach, a renowned psychotherapist, Ken Page, LCSW.

At the end of the day, love is simply the most important thing of all. Deep inside, we all know this. And science backs it up. In fact, the quality of our love relationship is the single most important factor in deciding how happy and good our lives will be! We are wired to seek intimacy and companionship. We are not meant to be alone and self-sufficient. Without lives filled with love, we wither inside.


Intimacy is oxygen.

That means you are making the wisest choice of all if you’re seeking…

See Hily's best partnership case studies

Over the last few years, Hily has partnered with many amazing organizations. Together with our partners, we have created many campaigns that put a spotlight on great products, services, and issues. Here are some of the partnerships we are most proud of and the ways your brand can collaborate with Hily.


Mental Health America

Around Christmastime 2020, Hily partnered up with Mental Health America (MHA) to raise money for people with mental health conditions. While for some people Christmas is the happiest time of the year, for more vulnerable people, it can be very stressful. …

No, you haven’t “lost a year”

We don’t have to tell you how much the world has changed in the last 13 months. No one really knows what “normal” means anymore, so many of us have got mixed feelings about going back into the world. Starting to date after a year of social distancing is something you might feel particularly excited — or particularly nervous about. No matter how you feel, here are some things you should keep in mind when you reenter the dating pool.

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No, you haven’t “lost a year”

Regardless of your age or relationship status, chances are you feel like you’ve been robbed of a year. College students…

Hopefully, “Dating in the times of COVID” is a thriller that is slowly coming to an end

Even now, when we are getting ready to go out in the world, there are ways to meet people and spend quality time together. Even when everything opens up, it might be better to take things slow and only hang out with your closest people. So here are a few safe date ideas that you should try before everything goes back to normal.

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Takeout but make it cute

When the pandemic only just began, home office, take out, and other things that you could suddenly do at home seemed kind of fun. But a year later, everyone just can’t wait to get out of the…

Watch the Undateable show with New York's best comedians on St. Patrick’s Day

We bet you have your own database of romantic misfortunes. Maybe, your date turned out to be “too much”, or you tried to impress someone with your charms and overdid it a bit; or you felt so nervous that you had to leave and stood up a person with whom you were supposed to have a blind date.


Regardless of what the circumstances may have been, you are not the only one who had a somewhat disappointing dating experience. There is no need to dwell on it; in fact, we at Hily think you should laugh it off!

Some of…

Hily made the development of live video features one of the company’s top priorities

In 2020, many areas of our lives have gone online. That includes maintaining our current relationships and starting new ones. To help our users stay connected, Hily has already introduced video-call and live-streaming features. Video communication provides people with maximum safety and realness at the same time, so it’s definitely here to stay. That’s why Hily is ready to make another big step and announce that it’s becoming the 2-in-1 dating and streaming app.


Considering how important video communication has become, Hily has decided to make the development of live video features one of the company’s top priorities. …

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.

"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".

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