Regretting a few of the matches that you’ve created for yourself when swiping through the photos on Tinder? Whether you’re looking to remove all your matches from Tinder or only a handful, we give you the details on deleting Tinder matches. Deleting individual matches is a whole lot simpler than deleting all your matches. Either way, read on to see how you can go about deleting your matches from the Tinder app.
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Delete Matches Individually
You can delete individual matches by using the unmatching function on Tinder. If you run into a bad egg and need to break off contact with them, this is the way to go–be aware that this also blocks the match from communicating with you. The match disappears from all your matches. To unmatch someone:
- Go to the person’s profile, then select the symbol in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
- Next, you’ll choose to “unmatch”. This will remove you from that person’s matches, and remove them from yours.
This is the process you’d follow if you only want to delete specific matches that you’ve made on Tinder. This is handy when things don’t seem to be going the way you’d like them to. Alternatively, maybe you’re just not into that person anymore or things took a turn toward the weird or uncomfortable. Whatever the reason, this is a useful bit of information to have at your fingertips. Keep in mind that unmatching is also permanent and you can’t undo it.
Delete All Your Matches
What if you want to delete all of your matches at once and get back to zero?
Your first instinct might be to delete the Tinder app from your phone, but this doesn’t actually go far enough. By deleting the Tinder application, you’re not deleting your Tinder account. So,if you delete Tinder from your mobile device and decide to get back in the game later, all your matches and messages will be there waiting for you to return.
If you’re looking to delete all your matches through the Tinder application, you’ll have to delete your Tinder account. That way, all your matches and messages will be gone forever. Don’t uninstall the app yet–you need it to do this! This needs to be done directly through Tinder’s app interface.
- Open the Tinder app and, under your profile picture, tap on “Settings.”
- Once you’re in Settings, scroll all the way to the bottom.
- Tap on “Delete Account.”
- Before Tinder is deleted, you’ll get a pop-up box informing you about deleting your account, hiding your card, and asking if you’re sure you want to delete your account. If you want to get rid of your matches, deleting your account is the way to go. If you’re sure, tap “Delete Account.”
Poof! That’s it—your Tinder account is now gone! 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.