The Brief: Hily is a swipe-based dating app geared towards heterosexual adults.


Similar to Tinder, Hily is generally more of a hookup app than a serious dating app. Users can be upfront about their intentions by filling out a questionnaire that provides information on whether they’re looking for a hookup or more serious relationship.

Users can swipe through potential matches who are in their area. Then, they can chat with each other and make plans to meet up in person. The app verifies that each user is a real person and not a catfish or bot through their Facebook account, a live photo, or a copy of a photo ID.

Hily is free to download and use with optional paid subscription packages for additional features.

According to Hily, “our target audience is straight adult people, but same sex people are welcome too.”

Safety & Privacy

As it is an adult dating and hookup app Hily is not for minors. Users must be eighteen years or older to use the app. As the app encourages people to meet with strangers, there are potential safety risks for users of any age.

According to Hily’s policies, sending nudes to strangers is prohibited, as is sexually explicit content.

Hily requires access to user data including their activities on the app and elements of their Facebook profiles. This data can be used in a variety of ways, as laid out in their privacy policy.