How to Delete All Your Matches on Tinder
While some people can never have enough Tinder matches, some people have the opposite problem: more matches than they can handle. There are a few good reasons you might want to delete a few (or all) of your matches:
- You’ve just swiped left on too many interesting people.
- You have matches from every place you’ve lived and traveled to.
- You want to give people who swiped left on you another chance.
- You want to re-match with the same person to re-kindle an old flame.
- You regret a few of the matches you’ve made on Tinder.
Whether you’re looking to remove all your matches from Tinder or only a handful, here are the instructions you need to delete your matches.
Delete Matches Individually
Deleting individual matches is far easier than deleting all your matches. This is the process you’d follow if you only want to delete specific matches that you have made on Tinder.
If you need to break off contact with one of your matches, or things don’t seem to be going the way you’d like them to, this is the way to go. Alternatively, maybe you’re just not into that person anymore, or things took a turn toward the weird or uncomfortable.
You can delete individual matches by using the unmatching function on Tinder. To unmatch someone:
- Go to the person’s profile, then select the symbol in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
- Next, click “unmatch.” This will remove you from that person’s matches, and remove them from yours.
Note that this also blocks the match from communicating with you. Keep in mind that unmatching is permanent, and cannot be undone.
Delete All Your Matches
But what if you want to delete all of your matches at once, and get back to Tinder Zero? Your first instinct might be to delete and reinstall the Tinder app on your phone. But this effectively does nothing. By deleting the Tinder application, you’re not deleting your Tinder account. So all your matches and messages will be there waiting for you when you re-download the app.
In fact, deleting your entire Tinder account is insufficient – but that’s the first step to deleting all your matches. To delete your Tinder account, you’ll have to go through Tinder’s app interface.
- Open the Tinder app and, under your profile picture, tap “Settings.”
- Once you’re in Settings, scroll all the way to the bottom.
- Tap on “Delete Account.”
- Before Tinder is deleted, it will take you through a series of screens. First, it will want to know if you would like to pause your account. Pausing your account will not reset your matches.
- Then, it will ask you to choose from one of six reasons for leaving. Finally, it asks for feedback before mercifully allowing you to click the “Submit & Delete Account” button. If you’re sure you want to get rid of your matches, press the button.
Poof! Your Tinder account is now gone! But your matches are not. Because every Tinder account is hooked up to a Facebook account, when you sign up for a new Tinder account, your matches will be right where you left them. So now you have to disconnect Tinder from Facebook.
- Login to your Facebook account and click the little drop-down arrow in the top right corner of the screen.
- Click “Settings,” then click “Apps and Websites” in the left-hand column.
- Find Tinder, check the box next to its logo, and click “Remove.”
Should you decide to rekindle things with the Tinder app, when you log into Tinder again after you’ve deleted your account, a whole new account will now take its place. You should go this route if you want to remove all your current matches and want a do-over to make a fresh start.
Also, keep in mind that if you’ve got a paid Tinder Plus account, you have to cancel your payment for it separately, not through the Tinder app. Payment cancellation is done through the platform you use – either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store app.
There you have it: you can now delete matches individually through the Tinder application, or delete your whole Tinder account to delete all matches.