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Your fave app for women's friendship! Swipe to meet new friends, join communities, take quizzes, live chat, & go to events to live your best life.
"I've shopped for friends twice on Hey! VINA and my life has changed for the better." - Women's Health Magazine
"A few swipes later, I was addicted" - ELLE Magazine
"... finally the startup goddesses delivered" - Cosmopolitan Magazine
“For women who travel, or have relocated to a new city, a like-minded social circle is now quickly within reach.” - The New York Times
"I think about my first VINA date, and remember that we have plans to hang out the next day. I tell my friend yes, she should use it. Yes, to women everywhere. What do you have to lose?" - PAPER Magazine
"Why shouldn’t you be using matching apps to increase your friend base? It’s no weirder than swiping right to find your next partner, after all." - NYLON Magazine
Hey! VINA is the social discovery app just for women. You can tap into wherever you are in the world (or in your life!) to meet up with friends when you travel, move to a new city, transition life phases, or simply want to grow your social circle. Friend finding made safe, easy, and fun. Yay!
How Hey! VINA works:
— SIGN UP WITH FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM - we use this to confirm your gender and find people who you should know
— TAKE QUIZZES - we use fun and festive personality quizzes to help you find people who you will be compatible with
— JOIN A COMMUNITY - join a community to find friends who specifically like what you like and live like you live
— SWIPE RIGHT TO MEET - anonymously swipe right to indicate who you want to meet right now, and swipe left to skip people you're not ready to meet or aren't interested in
— GET INTRODUCED - once you have a match, you get introduced to a new potential friend. We make it easy to meet with a personalized intro from Olivia from VINA
— MEET UP - Use our handy Plans feature to post a private invite to meet up or make a public invite to invite everyone in your area to join... the most important part is meeting up IRL!
— KEEP IN TOUCH - you can add your matches and facebook friends to your VINA List to group chat, make plans, or all kinds of stuff
— BECOME A VIP - match faster and easier by upgrading to VINA VIP! You can now upgrade with a paid subscription to preview who swiped right on you... more premium features to come soon, too!
If you choose to purchase VINA VIP, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Current VINA VIP subscription price starts at $5.99 USD/week, and 3 month, 6 month and 100 year packages are available. Prices are in U.S. dollars, may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period. If you don’t choose to purchase VINA VIP, you can simply continue using Hey! VINA for free forever! xoxo
What's New in Version 4.0.1
I’ve always been the one to say the first Hey
Have to swipe and skip a hundred million times
Had to get it better to know just what you like
Now I’m updatin’
You say update like I have never heard before
I’m indecisive but this time I know for sure
I hope that we’re not the only one that feels it all
Are you updatin’?
— SEE YA INSTAGRAM LOGIN - Facebook is no longer allowing apps to use Instagram as a means of logging in. We’ve implemented an account recovery process to allow you to get access to your profile that you’ve created with Instagram.
— As always, getting rid of (lady) bugs and (party) crashers!
If you ever have trouble with anything email us at email@example.com
This update song is brought to you by Dua Lipa, “Break My Heart”
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I have this app since 2019 and always worked fine, now it's been half a year that the app doesn't let users login, as their only method of login is via Facebook, Instagram or Apple and now the app doesn't support it anymore. It's not really clever to bond people to this apps, they should create a login method directly through email and not social medias, because now no one can login to the app. Vina team, you are losing all the users you had, very disappointing.
I can’t seem to log in using Facebook
It says I have an account then to login
So I proceed to login for the app to say I don’t have an account 👏
You have to pay to see if you have any matches or messages which in reluctantly did only to find that there’s hardly anyone using the app to match with. I ran out of potential matches after only a few swipes so was a waste of money.
Thankfully some people have left their socials on the bio so you can reach out on there but it’s really disappointing to see that you can’t see who you match with unless you pay.... I guess this doesn’t really help you to find friends unless your willing to pay... I was happy to see the diverse range of people on there but it’s soooo disappointing that you have to pay to even get to chat with them.
Great app but the VIP feature is pretty much the only way you can find matches. So bad you have to pay if you want to see who wants to interact.
Never did anything wrong, it just suddenly deleted my account with no heads up, and now I’ve lost my matches and messages
Honestly, I wish I knew about this app whilst at university.
I have severe anxiety and this made my uni experience difficult, especially in terms of making friends as I spent most of my days indoors and not actually going to events!
However, I’m glad to now have discovered this app. I’ve only had it for a few days, but I’m enjoying speaking to people and making friends. I’ve forgotten what this feels like!
the concept of this app is great. It’s easy to manoeuvre, lots of cool features to add to your profile… but there’s no point in downloading it if you don’t wanna pay over £5 a month just to use it properly. Like seriously? I’d rather just be lonely and depressed than pay. Like seriously, can’t you fund it with ads or something? I’m sorry to go all Karen but I’m just gonna delete it because meh. I don’t think anyone else it’s really going to pay for it either it’s just not worth it
On the surface this app looked perfect for finding local friends. However, you have to pay to message people. I did this and then discovered that the matches I would message seemed to reply with computer generated replies. Waste of time and money.
The font is so small and thin to read, which makes the journey in this app exhausting.
So this app has a lot of promise, but they need to get a designer on ASAP, exhausting to read and move around it. Also very laggy.
The app is neat but it’s wayyyyyy tooo over priced. It’s $6 per week! Or it is $10 per month. Using the free version, you can’t see or get messages from people who say this are interested I you. Many of the match notifications don’t work. People actually just up their Instagram handle in their profile instead, so people don’t even message eachother on this app.
But yeah just use bumble bff instead.
This app has so much potential, but there are hardly any users on it so you run out of people quickly. I really like the idea behind it and what you can do on the app but it is very limited
Please please fix this app!! This app gave me so much hope I loved it, until I found out that no one else was able to see my profile or my matches!
Why cant there be a notification when there is a new message like any other free message app
This app seemed great at first, until I realised that you have to pay to actually see your Heys. Just defeats the purpose of getting this app. Shouldn’t have to pay to see your Heys, could be so much more but you can get many more apps without having to pay just to view your Heys.
How you gonna make a app and say it’s ONLY for women? imagine if there was a app ONLY for men?? that would be shamed
I originally downloaded this app in 2019 and LOVED it - it was simple, gorgeously designed and effective at connecting people.
However, after a year of not being on the app I went to download it again and I am so disappointed to find out that you have to pay to talk to people ($5.99 a week?!). Clearly most people have abandoned the app too as when I first got it I had hundreds of swipes and this time around (I re-downloaded it an hour ago) I swiped on maybe 20 girls and then told me there was no one else in my area.
Sooo disappointed as this app had so much potential to be amazing 😢
You have to pay if you wanna see your matches/if someone “hey”s you
I download this app and used my iTunes card to see who clicked on me not one person wants to talk to me or be friends on the app only one woman and after that no one else wanted to know I’m getting no replies I’m on it everyday it’s a rip off I’m disappointed
Nobody has replied to my heys. There are too many pop ups and different stuff coming up but no substancial friend requests
Why is it that difficult if you want to simply delete your account?!
Used to be such a great app but now too many bugs and you have to pay for it! Can’t make plans on it anymore, it’s just got too many bugs and was good when it was free! I hope someone makes a better version of this app
Please could someone contact me I have having login issues and unsure how to go. About this
Very very good app. I’ve met a lot of lovely ladies on here. Only thing I’d change would be to make the age compulsory. I think it’s only fair to know the age of people we swiping on.
Really nice app and super useful to meet new people with similar interests. I’ve just recently joined and hope I will make some new friends thanks to Vina.
Very disappointing that you have to pay to see who wants to meet you especially when you struggle with isolation and loneliness very very upsetting
I made an account a few days ago, I was even willing to pay for the account and the first payment was scheduled for tomorrow. I went to use the app today and I was logged out. I tried to sign back in and it said theres not record of my account. I thought this was weird as my subscription was still due out. I then thought to try to create a new account, I was told I couldn’t because I already had an account. So when I log in, it doesn’t exist. When I try to create one I already have one and can’t. I’m extremely upset, I was making friends with someone and now I can’t contact them at all. I can’t log in on another device and I’m just stuck! Please help me recover my account or let me create a new one!! I have cancelled the scheduled payment as I won’t pay until I know I can even get in!! It was so good for first few days! What happened!! Really disappointed. Please contact me as soon as possible!!
*sigh* after setting it all up and swiping hey on lots of people I found I had a couple heys but now it turns out you have to pay to see who you matched with, I’m not sure I want to pay to make friends, I regret getting this app it’s not worth paying for.
I do not understand why you have to pay just to talk like literally there is no point of downloading the app unless your paying. It has a lot of potential but a lot of people even written in their bio can’t say hi as they have not paid.
Tried to sign up with both facebook and Instagram however it will not let me past the first page. Deleted and re-installed but same issue.
Some of us can’t afford membership. It would be nice if this was free to use for the most part. What is the point in swiping if you cannot message a person?
The app seems good at first, but then you realise you can’t actually talk to other people unless you pay, so really what’s the point of this app? It’s supposed to connect people but you’re not actually allowing them to connect!
I love this app, the idea is amazing and the app is laid out beautifully.
My only problem is that there isn’t enough communities! I literally didn’t fit in any. I had to chose some I don’t really associate with!
Other than that, I think its such a good app but just needs more categories adding. Maybe mental health, reptile lovers, PotterHeads?
I’ve met a few friends on this app already, easy to use, love the look of the app and just a great way to meet genuine people! No pervs or anything like that. I just wish you’d make one for my boyfriend so he could meet male friends! He doesn’t drink or watch football, so he finds it hard to meet guys like him! Great app anyway!
Stuck on the details page. Put my email and dob in and it won’t go past confirmed
Been using it from the start, they’ve continued to work on all their little glitches and hiccups that came with the app & it’s good for making local friends
Got charged for 6 months membership £45 even though I deleted the app as soon as I had downloaded because I’d mistaken it for another one that I wanted. Not very happy.
Why can I not delete my profile? Is that even ethical/data compliant in this day?
I was so happy to have found this app, the design, concept and features of it are amazing! I immediately felt so positive and excited after reading girls bios and saying ‘hey’. Its SUCH a shame that you have to pay so much just to access basic features like seeing who has ‘swiped’ you back. I would be more than happy to pay £5.99 for the app or a monthly subscription, if it wasn’t so much. I feel that a lot of people could really benefit from this app, and with mental health being such a prominent issue among us today, i think it should be much more accessible so that people can reach out to others and make new friends. I really hope they change this soon as i was so excited to start connecting with people.
I downloaded this app to try and deleted it the same day as I didn’t like it but they have taken a subscription fee of £45 from my iTunes account!
Saw the app advertised on UK daytime tv and joined excited at the thought of finding new friends. I completed my profile and 2 days later I had 2 potential vinas only to find I had to pay a monthly subscription to see who they were!
It does the job, but the Vinazine (not the best name) doesn’t work on my iPhone.
Spent hours reading people’s profiles and swiping heys only to realise that I have to pay to see who has heyd me and talk to them... what is the point. Most of the people on this are students and full time mums wanting to improve their social life, why do you have to profit SO madly from it? Charge for a superior service, not a BASIC function like matching and talking to people who have picked eachother. Downloaded this app after being disappointed with Shapr’s free service, thought this was great until I discovered the cost. Deleted
There are a lot of copy/paste fake profiles, right down to the same overuse of emojis. Lots of reused photos.
Makes it harder to find the real people. This app could be great with a few less bots.
The app logged me out, I lost all my vinas but my profile bio is the same? I was talking to some interesting women and sadly I am unsure how to find them again. Please help!
Before this happened the app seemed useful and there are plenty of people to connect with / get to know.
I tried to sign up using Instagram and it didn’t work. I then tried to authenticate with Facebook and again it didn’t work. I finally tried to sign up using my email and had to eventually give up and uninstall :(
Not sure why people are on this as they never actually reply.
Good idea though!
I bought this with the aim to make friends in the South West of England. Sadly there are very few users in my area. And I was unable to see a match without payment. Most are quite far away (50+ miles). The app doesn’t seem to show messages well. I suspect this may work better in USA or densely populated cities.
So apparently you can’t use it unless you have Facebook or Instagram.
Not everyone wants to post on their social media all the times.
The app does not let you view your matches or your heys without updating and paying! That’s out of order ngl to charge for an app to meet people? I wouldn’t actually mind if it was like £3.99 for the app but a monthly payment is bs
This app has so much potential but unfortunately it needs to stop being exactly like other apps and instead listen to what your customers wants and needs are. I feel like I’ve missed out on meeting so many like minded women because they didn’t “hey” me but they might not have their distance set far enough to meet me? I think even if you’ve skipped people by accident you should be able to get them back? I now don’t have anyone in my area coming up at all because when I first installed I skipped people thinking they would show back up, NOPE! I even paid for 1 week in the hopes that by paying I would get a better experience and find more people nearby, it was no different! I’m sorry but I won’t pay for the same thing you get for free just to see a couple of matches that we don’t even have anything in common. Quizzes haven’t be updated, so once you’ve done them all there’s nothing new to take. I don’t think we should have to pay for an app to help us meet new people, I would only consider it if there were more advantages for paid members and the price was a little less but at this moment in time I feel the app is taking advantage of women rather than helping us find our bffs for life and it could be so much more. Please keep working on it because it could be so much more!
Great idea if it wasn’t too expensive to see people that want to chat to you. Free feature doesn’t do much if the ones you’re seeing hasn’t swiped on you and this has discouraged other from using the app I don’t even get a reply from the 5 heys I have so far. They can at least put a month free trail or something
The whole concept behind the app is great, being able to meet new friends and not have to go on any cringey website to do it...
The flaw is that when you receive a message the app doesn’t notify you! So you have no idea without constantly checking it. Also, the whole idea of having to pay alot of money to talk to people is one of it’s biggest flaws cause you may end up never talking to anyone unless they ‘ditto’ you!
Whenever you like someone and you like them one of you needs a paid membership to talk. Therefore it’s highly unlikely I’ll get to talk to anyone without membership
I think this is an amazing idea and want to get stuck in, HOWEVER, I can’t because you have to pay to see the people that want to talk to you unless you pay monthly or the £100 for 100 years member! I can’t afford this as a student so I’m stuck still getting women wanting to talk to me but not being about to find out who they are! So the purpose of the app is unless to people who can’t afford it!
I am very lonely and looking to meet new friends, as I have none. I was excite when I realised a ‘vina’ wanted to meet me... Then I realised I had to pay an absolutely stupid amount just to see this match.
Not everyone can afford £6 a week extra. £24 a month. Crazy!
Such a good idea and concept however so many bugs its irritating , when you edit your profile half the time it doesnt work. You can change your picture but when you save it doesnt always save it goes back to the old one. Also, if you accidentally swipe the wrong way you can't go back which is annoying.
Edit: Dropped a star, They are fixing it up so theres less bugs but they're still there like a message you've been sent not showing or the quizzes not showing, you have take backs now but you have to pay lol. I get they want to make money but the fact it needs so much work doing and they have the cheek to try charging already is abit of a joke , the prices are to. Not even a one of payment either. Why would you want to pay when half of the girls don't even reply?? should be kicked off after being inactive for awhile.
I love the concept and it’s lots of fun but I have been on the app for a long time and still have no matches it says I have 10 heys but cos I can’t see them I don’t know how to contact them or how to move forward with it but it’s still a great app and lots of fun
You can only use this app with a Facebook account and when trying to link it it doesn’t work. Awful service.
Really love this app! I’m a uni student and don’t have a huge amount of friends when I’m back at home for summer and it’s perfect to meet people around the area! Super easy to use too!
Only issue I would say is not many people know about the app and so there aren’t a huge amount of users on it which means you run out of people fairly quickly!
It would also be cool if you could upload more pictures or have more of a bio as most people have the automatic bio bit so it’s hard to tell what people are into etc!