Tinder No Matches? Here Are the Reasons Why and Fixes

  1. Published on Apr 4, 2022
  2. Updated on Apr 6, 2022
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Tinder can be an amazing place to meet lots of different people from virtually anywhere around the world. If your stars align, then maybe you’ll find the person of your dreams

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 for you. We’ve also included 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?

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

Every dating application has its own algorithm to match different sorts of people. Whether they use factors like star signs or your hobbies for matching, we’re unsure. But we know it’s there.

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.

In this case, you should consider lowering your standards just a teeny bit for this fix. So you can actually get someone who likes you back.

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.

Resetting your account can improve your match rates, let you redo your profile, and reset your Tinder algorithm score. But it's important to note that doing so would remove any paid subscriptions you availed.

So, if you’re currently using Tinder Plus (paid subscription), we’d recommend resetting after your subscription has ended.

You have already tried resetting your account?

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.

You could swipe right all you want, but if no one else can see you, you won’t be getting any matches any time soon.

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

Using third-party apps like Fake GPS Location Spoofer can actually let you fake your location to get matches worldwide.

This is helpful, especially for those living in rural areas or in places where there are not a lot of potential partners around.

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

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.

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.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.
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