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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
For iPhone users, to update your Tinder app:
After updating the app, head back to Tinder to see if you have solved the problem.
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:
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.
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.
Sometimes, the only way to fix the Tinder No Matches Bug is to reset your account. Here's how.
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.
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.