Your fave app for women's friendship! Swipe to meet new friends, join communities, take quizzes, & 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 (new) - 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!
— READ THE VINAZINE - read stories and advice to help you meet more friends, navigate adulting, and live your best life. Stories written by members of the VINA community for the VINA community.
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
Say update, say update
If no one is around you
Say update I love you
If you runnin' old versions
Say update, say update
You actin' kinda lazy
Ain't updatin’ me baby
Why not make the change
Say update, say update
— KEEP IT TOGETHER - updates to messaging to fix a bug where emojis would break up your messages
— As always, getting rid of (lady) bugs and (party) crashes to make your app better and better!
This update song was brought to you by “Say My Name” by Destiny’s child.
Ratings and Reviews
Good but...(Vina owners pls read)
I think it’s a good app although I think it would be better if they allowed for a week’s trial before asking for payment. It seems to me that if you’re pushing people to purchase as soon as download and before can see their HEYs is so revenue-driven. If anyone is skeptical like I am they might not purchase at first, therefore potentially not meeting people and ending at generally not using app which in turns create a loop of people not using it because there’s a lack of active members. Also first few days impression are important for an app to thrive isn’t it? I understand apps need money generation but when you’re preaching women for women, it’s a bit weird when you’re asking for payment right off. It’s like the concept of...get to know me first before you get down my pants. 🤷🏻♀️
Developer Response ,
Hey! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback, it’s super valuable and definitely helps us improve the experience! You definitely don’t need to pay to use Hey! VINA and it’s supposed to wait to prompt an upgrade until you have some vinas waiting to meet you. We’ll double check to make sure that the prompt isn’t going out too soon!
Thanks again and don’t hesitate to send us an email with any more ideas and feedback!! You’re what makes our community awesome! 💖 email@example.com
From reading the developer’s reply it seems you don’t need to pay to use the app, and I believe the reason they don’t have a trial is because the paid features are really useless probably no one would continue to pay after the trail. Someone asked isn’t it better to have as many users as possible, I just don’t think it’s important for the app developers as they might make the most from curious one-time subscribers and people like me.
I tried using this app a few years ago when less than 5 people could be found in my city so I gave up. Not too much better now when I tried again a few days ago and subscription fee is suspiciously high. I made a $45 subscription by accident because he page asking me to subscribe literally pops up every few seconds. Went to cancel it a minute after but seemed too late. Still haven’t figured out what benefits a three month subscription got me.
One extra star for their persistence.
I like the app, I haven’t made any friends yet but I still swipe hoping to find someone haha. I wish there was a discussion sections for the communities so you could talk as a group about topics you have in common and meet potential friends that way. I also wish there was a way to exclude/filter certain communities in my preferences. For example, I don’t like drugs so I wish I could exclude the “Mary janes” community. Other than that the app is great and I’m sure with the more it gains users I will make a friend :)
- VINA Incorporated
- 132.1 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- © 2019 VINA Incorporated
- In-App Purchases
- 3 Month VINA VIP Membership $44.99
- 6 Month VINA VIP Membership $71.99
- 1 Week VINA VIP Membership $8.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.