Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Google / Facebook account or Phone number to create a Tinder Profile?
Yes, Tinder uses Facebook or your phone number to make sure you are matched with real people who share similar interests and same friends. Tinder won’t post anything to Facebook.
Is it possible to message a person I don’t have a match with?
No, you can only message users who have mutual interests in one another.
Tinder is not “Finding people near me”.
Make sure the GPS (location services) on your device is enabled.
Can I unblock someone?
Nope, blocking is a permanent action.
By accident I swiped a user to the left, can I still get that person back?
Nope, you can’t, you only swipe once!
Tinder says “There’s no one new in my area.”
Go to settings, try increasing the distance and the age limit, there are new users signing up every day!
The app keeps crashing.
Try reinstalling the app. As long as you don’t delete your account you won’t lose any of your matches and messages.
I lost all my matches!
As long as you have not accidentally deleted your account you should be fine! Try to sign out and log back in, if a couple of matches are missing, it could be that they either deleted their account or blocked you…
I don’t have any matches.
Just be patient and give users a little bit time to like you back! Try updating your photos and bio, this can really help.
I received a new match but I don’t see it.
This could mean that the person either blocked you or deleted their account.
I can’t log in.
Make sure you have the latest version of the Facebook app and latest version of Tinder. Try to log out of Facebook and log back in. Also, make sure the GPS (location services) on your device is enabled.
My Facebook pictures aren’t showing in my Tinder app.
Just make sure that your pictures are in a public album or at least visible to your friends (not only you) on Facebook.
How do I change my age?
Make sure you entered your actual age on Facebook, and that your friends can see it (not you only). Then just sign out of Tinder and log back in. If this does not update your age on Tinder, you (unfortunately) may have to delete your account and start over (this will delete your Tinder matches and message etc…).