Whether you’re curious to see if a friend or an ex is on Tinder or you simply want to check if a bad Tinder match is still trolling the dating platform, here’s how to find out if someone is on Tinder.
How to find out if someone has a Tinder profile
Wondering how you can search for someone on Tinder? Here are some steps you can take:
Yes, you need to join the app if you want to find out if someone’s on Tinder. All you need to do is download the app and create your own profile. Then, you can start swiping to check out profiles and see whether your partner is active.
Update your location
Location is crucial if you’re looking to find a specific person on Tinder. That means you’ll need to set your location to match the person’s location, giving you a better chance of being matched. Setting your maximum search distance within a 1-mile radius will also help you have as few matches as possible.
Swipe left only
That’s right—don’t swipe right, or else you could hit Tinder’s rate limit. Doing so means you can’t scroll through as many profiles as possible in the hopes you’ll find the person you’re trying to locate.
Can you check if someone is on Tinder without joining yourself?
To be frank, it’s virtually impossible to find out if someone is on Tinder without accessing the app. That means you’ll technically need to join Tinder if you want to find out if a partner, an ex or a former Tinder match is on the app, too.
How can I check if my partner is active on Tinder?
Just because you know how to find out if someone is on Tinder, doesn’t mean their account is active. It could be that your partner was using it while the both of you started dating and stopped using it once you two were more serious. It’s normal to expect that someone forgot about the app or even forgot to delete their profile since they’re no longer thinking about Tinder or other dating apps.
That being said, if this person is active, then it may be an indication they’re trying to date—i.e., cheat on you.
Here are a few clues that may help confirm (or contradict) your suspicions:
They like a message
Your partner needs to have opened the app if they liked a message or sent one to you. That means any response is an indication they’re active on Tinder.
Your profile gets unmatched
Your partner at least opened the app if you know your profile was unmatched.
They change their bio/photo
If you’ve been following their account and noticed a new photo or an updated bio, chances are they’re doing it to increase their chances of having someone interested in their profile.
You can see their location
Location is necessary when finding a specific person on Tinder. That means if you can see your partner’s location, chances are they’re looking for dates.
All in all, if you are truly suspicious that something’s going on with your partner, it’s probably best to ask them directly. You want to really think through whether you’re willing to constantly worry that someone is cheating on you and that you don’t trust your partner.