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How to Delete Your Tinder Account

How to Delete Your Tinder Account

While Tinder is fun, there will be times when you are bored of it. Maybe you found a better dating platform, or you’ve already met your future spouse on Tinder and don’t need to use it anymore. To ensure nobody finds you on Tinder, you must completely remove yourself from the dating pool. So, if you are ready, here is how to delete your Tinder account. Or you can hide your account if you are taking a break from the platform for some time.

How to Hide Your Tinder Account

While deleting your Tinder account is easy, it can make things tedious when you want to get back on the platform. So, if you are still in two minds about quitting Tinder, take a temporary break from the dating game. Consider hiding your Tinder account instead of deleting it altogether in such cases.

This will hide your profile temporarily, including from people who liked it. On the upside, you won’t have to start over from scratch when you return to the dating game. 

  1. Open Tinder on your phone and go to your profile section.
  2. Tap Settings.
    Open Tinder Settings From Profile
  3. Scroll down and turn off the Enable Discovery switch.
    Disable Discovery on Tinder
  4. You can also use the Incognito mode if you have Tinder Plus. This will ensure that only people who have liked your profile can see you.

Once you hide your Tinder profile, you will not receive any notification, and you can uninstall the app until you decide to return. Note that your account can get deleted after two years of inactivity. So make sure to return to the platform before that. 

How to Delete Your Tinder Account

Uninstalling the Tinder app from your phone won’t delete your Tinder account. It will remain active, meaning all the matches, messages, and pictures remain.  But if you are done with the dating game, it’s best to follow the official method to delete your Tinder account.

Before deleting your account, make sure to cancel your Tinder subscription. Unfortunately, a Tinder Plus subscription is not automatically canceled when you delete your account. It would be best to take care of that separately from the Google Play Store or App Store.

  1. Go to your profile section in the Tinder app.
  2. Tap Settings (gear icon).
  3. Scroll down and tap the Delete account button at the bottom.
    Delete Tinder Account
  4. You’ll see a Pause My Account prompt. Skip that and choose Delete My Account.
    Pause My Account Tinder
  5. Give the reason you want to delete your account.
    Reason To Delete Tinder Account

That’s it. Your Tinder account will be deleted from the platform. After that, you can uninstall the app from your phone to avoid any notification that may lure you back to use it. 

Note: You also have the option to pause your Tinder account instead of deleting it. That is an excellent alternative, but it is only available for Tinder premium accounts. It also means you keep paying for the service even if you don’t use it.

Should You Start Over With a New Tinder Account Right After Deleting One?

If you did not like how it was going with your old Profile, resetting your Tinder account and starting over might help improve your chances of finding a match.

However, if you have already deleted it and want to start over immediately, you must do it carefully. Starting a new account right after deleting your old one can get you shadowbanned from the service. Usually, apps such as Tinder can also track your device and related information, which is necessary to block bots.

So, you will need not only a new device but also a different email or phone number for the new account. 

Free Yourself from Swiping

Deleting your Tinder account is simple. If you feel the urge to return to the digital dating pool, you can always create a new account. Just try to wait at least three months first.


Q. What to Do If Tinder Fails to Delete My Account?

A. Tinder may fail to delete your account for a couple of reasons. The first is a weak internet connection. If your account deletion fails, check your internet signal and try again.

Tinder may also be experiencing technical difficulties. If that’s the case, the only thing you can do is try again later. Unfortunately, they do not have a customer support line that you can call.

Q. How to Delete Your Tinder Account and Restore Your Purchases

A. Super Likes, Read Receipts, and Boosts packs are in-app consumable purchases that you can get on the Tinder app. Unfortunately, if you delete your account and create a new one, you can’t restore those purchases. They’re gone forever.

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5 thoughts on “How to Delete Your Tinder Account”

Liz Blair says:
I’ve been on here for a month and I’m not getting any likes and no matches. I want to delete my account and tinder won’t let me. Help!
Robert Jones says:
Hi I’ve try deleting my tinder account but it won’t go past the are you sure you won’t to delete so can you please delete my account
Angel says:
Please please please delete my tinder account PERMANENTLY
Christine says:
Same for me
Robert Clark says:
Please cancel my Tinder account permanently thank you

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Ashish Mohta

Jan 26, 2024

Ashish, Computer Engineer by profession, has been writing about tech for 16 years, with a primary focus on Windows and Smartphones. He has a keen interest in writing about Social Media, as it constantly evolves, introducing new features to explore.

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