Tinder No Matches? Here Are the Reasons Why and Fixes

by Sovan Mandal Updated On Oct 18, 2023 Published On Apr 4, 2022 Tips

If you're a regular on Tinder, you would know that finding a match critically depends on both parties swiping right. If either one swipes left, there'll be no match to start with.

But if you haven't gotten any matches for quite some time now, despite having a very attractive profile, it's questionable, right?

If you start to worry about why you aren't getting any matches, don't fret. It's not always your fault! This could be due to various non-personal reasons.

Below, we've listed all the possible technical reasons why Tinder has got no matches and some ways to fix your Tinder no-match bugs. Read on to find out more about them!

Why do you get no matches on Tinder?

Why do you get no matches on Tinder

The app itself may be the reason why you're not getting any matches on Tinder. Whether you suddenly stopped getting swiped right or if you've never had a Tinder match since you signed up, here's a list of possible reasons why.

On every profile you came across, you swiped right

Tinder's algorithm doesn't like users who swipe right on every one. Bots love to swipe right on everything.

So if you follow the same behavior, Tinder might think you are really a bot. This would lower your score in their algorithm, making you invisible to anyone.

Yes, you can still see other users on Tinder. But, they won't see you. So, don't just swipe right and actually see if the profile you get is the right match for you.

Maybe you're too picky

On the other hand, not swiping right on anyone (or only on the ones that are relatively out of your league) would likely not give you any matches.

Although our standards for our partner should generally be high, being too picky may not be the best approach for dating apps like Tinder.

This often leads to swiping left on users who swiped right on you and swiping right on matches that probably won't happen.

Your age range is too low

Although there is no wrong age to find love, your preferred age settings might be too low and limit your prospects of finding a match.

Your location settings are too restrictive

Another reason you're not seeing any matches on Tinder is that your location is too restrictive. If you're only picking up matches from a 1-mile radius, there's less chance of finding someone meant for you. At the very least, you need to extend it to 10-20 miles to get desirable results.

Something went wrong with your account

If you used a temporary burner number from an online service, chances are your account was bugged during the account creation process.

This happens sometimes, but a simple account reset might help fix the problem. You can find the steps to reset your account at the end of this article.

Your account is being shadowbanned

If you've already tried resetting your account before and it still doesn't work, the chances are high that you've been rendered invisible by Tinder.

This is otherwise known as shadowbanning Tinder particularly likes to do this if a user's behavior is similar to bots. Bots love deleting accounts and creating new ones, like when you're resetting your account.

The easiest solution would be to reset your account again, but give ample time, say around 3 months or so. This is partly due to the algorithm Tinder incorporated into its application.

You've been spoofing or changing your location too often

Tinder's Pro subscription supports changing locations, which is why their developers particularly don't like spoofing apps.

If you aren't subscribed to Pro and you change locations too often––every few minutes or so––then you're likely to receive a shadowban from Tinder.

If you want to know more about spoofing locations, we've got it covered in our fake GPS not working on Tinder article.  

You have been reported as a spammer

When an account gets reported too often, Tinder would usually send you a message prior to deleting it. It's possible that your account would also get shadowbanned if Tinder thinks your account is a bot.

Check out Tinder's Community Guidelines to avoid getting these sorts of reports. To avoid getting reported, try checking your profile if it contains any inappropriate images then change them as necessary.

How to fix Tinder no matches bug

How to fix Tinder no matches bug

Try Tinder official suggestions

Tinder suggests that fixing certain things here and there in your account can easily help make a lot of difference in the amount of people who match with you. Here's what you should do:

  • Update your bio and photos to ensure your profile is refreshed and up-to-date.
  • Turn on your smart photos feature so that your most liked picture is the one people get to see first.
  • Link your profile to your Instagram and Spotify accounts so potential matches can learn more about you before interacting.

Don't just ghost your matches; be respectful.

If you're getting matches on Tinder but then ghosting them, it could raise a red flag for Tinder. This is because it can negatively impact other users' experiences on the app. It's important to be considerate and respectful to your matches.

Tinder's algorithm looks at your activity, such as how much time you spend on the app and how often you engage in conversations with your matches. So, it's a good practice to message your matches.

When you do this, Tinder is more likely to show you potential matches since you're actively using the app, indicating your genuine interest in connecting rather than just matching and not following up.

Remember, Tinder isn't fond of inactive profiles, so staying engaged is key.

Check whether Tinder servers are down

It goes without saying that, if the servers are down, you most likely won't have any luck in finding a match.

A standard operating procedure would be to check if Tinder servers are down. Third-party tools like DownDetector are pretty useful for this purpose.

Re-login to your account

Your Tinder account might have incurred temporary errors, causing your user data not to refresh. A simple re-logging into your account might fix this.

To log out of your Tinder account:

  1. Access your Tinder Profile.
  2. Go to Settings, then scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Then, tap Log Out to go back to the login menu.

Once you've finished, wait at least 3 minutes before logging back into your Tinder account. You can try swiping a few profiles afterward to see if you get any matches.

Update Tinder to the latest version

Developers are constantly rolling out updates for security patches and fixes to the applications they develop to ensure an optimized user experience.

It's possible you aren't getting any matches because of an outdated version of Tinder. Follow these steps to solve the issue.

For Android users, to update your Tinder app:

  1. Open Google Play Store on your device.
  2. Tap into your Profile and select Manage Apps & Device.
  3. Then, head to Updates Available and hit the Update button for Tinder.

For iPhone users, to update your Tinder app:

  1. Open the App Store on your device, then tap on your Profile.
  2. Next, scroll down and find Tinder.
  3. Lastly, just hit the Update button beside it to get the latest version.

After updating the app, head back to Tinder to see if you have solved the problem.

Upgrade to Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, or Tinder Platinum

It's no secret that Tinder can give your profile a boost if you're a paid subscriber. If you're willing to spend a bit more money each month, consider upgrading your profile to increase your chances of getting more matches.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Go to your Settings in the Tinder app.
  2. Choose the upgrade you'd like to purchase.
  3. Enter your payment information on the app.

There are a few different options:

Tinder Plus: This package gives you unlimited likes, the ability to rewind your last swipe, and removes ads from your experience.

Tinder Gold: With Tinder Gold, you get all the benefits of Tinder Plus, as well as 5 Super Likes every week and 1 Boost per month, which makes your profile more visible to potential matches.

Tinder Premium: The Premium package includes everything from Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold, but it also prioritizes your likes and allows you to send messages to someone even before matching with them.

Remember, you can cancel your subscription and switch back to regular Tinder at any time if you change your mind or want to try something different.

Reinstall Tinder app

In some cases, your installation files may have become corrupted because they can't be fixed with updates. You could try reinstalling the application to see if it fixes the problem.

Reset your Tinder account

Sometimes, the only way to fix the Tinder No Matches Bug is to reset your account. Here's how.

  1. Open Tinder and head to the Settings screen.
  2. Next, scroll to the very bottom of the menu options.
  3. Tap Delete Account.
  4. Then Delete My Account and confirm.
  5. Lastly, just remake your Tinder account the same way you made it.

Consider alternative apps

If all of the above fails, you should consider trying out other dating app services like Bumble or eHarmony. It's a good thing that the problems you have on Tinder don't apply to other dating apps.

Get new matches on Tinder

Hopefully, after going through all these steps, you've now removed Tinder's No Matches Bug. If all else fails, we'd honestly just recommend either building a better profile or changing dating apps.

There are a lot of other alternatives out there that have better features and user profiles, in general. Bumble, for example, only allows women to chat first when matches are found. In any case, you'd most likely find better chances in other apps.

Sovan Mandal
A tech enthusiast to the core, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments from the world of technology. Android and iPhone trouble-shooting is another aspect that interests me a lot, as do a few of the more recent developments such as self-driving automobiles, AI, and such.
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