Accidentally swiping left on profiles it’s been a real struggle in the online-dating world. Whether you’re using Tinder or Bumble we’ve got answers for you!
For whatever reason you’re looking to see that profile back on Bumble or Tinder, it is possible. Though, with a little time and effort, it can be easily done.
Before we do this, you may want to sort out with yourself whether that person is worth your time and effort or not.
If you swiped left (accidentally or not) on Tinder or Bumble there are ways through which you can find this person. Finding someone’s dating profile isn’t actually that difficult.
The actual question? How do you find someone on Tinder or Bumble after swiping left on them?
If you accidentally swipe left on Tinder, are they gone forever? Can you find them?
If you accidentally swiped left on a profile on Tinder, they are not gone forever. Although it is very unlikely that someone you swiped left to show up again on your swiping feed. However, there are times when left-swiped profiles reappear on Tinder:
A profile can come back or reappear on Tinder if there’s been a glitch on the app, or if the person opens a new account on Tinder. In other words: yes, you can see a profile twice (or more) even if you swipe left on them.
Also, if you’re swiping in a rural area, the chances for the same people to reappear on your swiping feed are high.
Among the 66+ million users of Tinder, you found the perfect one for you, yet you accidentally swiped left on them; I understand the pain.
However, there are ways you can come across that profile twice or more. Here are 4 ways through which you can find someone on Tinder after swiping left on them:
1. Use the Tinder rewind button to find them back.
To use the Tinder rewind feature, you need to be subscribed to one of Tinder’s premium features like Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, or Platinum.
You can use this tool to see previous profiles that you’ve swiped left. Keep in mind that it only rewinds the last profile you swiped left.
Meaning, if you keep swiping after accidentally swiping left on a particular profile, you won’t be able to see them: You can’t see previous people unless they’re the last profile you’ve swiped.
There are 3 more options if you don’t feel like subscribing to a premium feature on Tinder…
Since you don’t have a search bar on Tinder to find someone specific, you can use this search bar to do it.
Be specific with their name, age, and location. It’s easily done, and cheaper than a premium subscription on Tinder.
This is a tool used to find someone specific on Tinder. A lot of people use it to find their spouses, partners, friends, hell even co-workers.
You can find them once, twice, or hundreds of times as long as the person you’re looking for is still on Tinder.
3. Ask your friend to search for the person and share the person’s profile with you on Tinder.
When you see a profile on Tinder, you get the chance to share that profile with someone else. So, if you don’t feel like paying anything, you can ask your friend/s who are using Tinder to share that profile with you if they see it. This also can be used to find out your boyfriend is on Tinder.
Once your friend/s find the profile, they can share it with you easily. What you can do after that is Like, Nope, or Super Like them. Here’s how you share a profile on Tinder with someone else:
- Click the info button on the person’s profile on Tinder;
- Scroll down a little, and you’ll find the “Share [name]’s profile. See what a friend thinks.”
- Choose a social site to share the profile in.
Here’s how the link may look like:
Voila! Your friends can help you, honestly. It’s very easy.
4. Delete the new account and start fresh
This one is a little riskier. And before you do it, you have to think about whether you want to ‘risk it all’ for this one person.
Simply, delete your profile: Profile > Settings > Delete Account.
The next step is opening a new account and starting swiping carefully until you find the person again.
This time you can give them a super-like to catch their eye. Otherwise, you can’t reach out to them unless they like you back, and you two match. It’s pretty basic, you know the rules again.
If I swipe left on Bumble, are they gone forever? What can I do about it?
If you swipe left on a profile on Bumble, they’ll be gone forever. Meaning you won’t get to see them on your swiping stack, unless you press rewind right away, or if they open a new account on Bumble.
It’s how the app works, whether you swiped left accidentally or not, rules are rules. It’s how Bumble is programmed. BUT, there’s something you can do about it…
Since Bumble left swipes are gone forever, what can you do about it?
After accidentally swiping left on someone on Bumble, you can find them if you:
1. Press ‘backtrack’ (which is an arrow on the top left of your screen).
You have to be subscribed to one of Bumble’s premium features to be able to rewind a left-swiped profile.
Keep in mind: the feature only shows you the last previous profile you swiped left. So, if you kept swiping after that profile, chances are, they’re gone forever, unless…
2. Delete your account and create a new one to find the person.
First, deleting your account: Profile > Settings > Delete Account.
Second, open a new account and start swiping with your eyes open. You do want to find this person, so make sure you carefully look at the profiles while swiping.
One last question to tackle up: If someone swipes left on you on Tinder will they still show up?
Unfortunately, if someone swipes left on you on Tinder you will not be able to see them.
Also, you won’t know when they swipe left on you, nor will they know if you swipe left on them.
Is it worth taking those actions?
Before doing all this: Think about it – they might, or might not even swipe right on your profile.
Think of the odds of that person swiping right back on you: matching with that person.
If you think the odds are high, then go for it.