As dating apps make it easier for us to navigate the dating world, they also make things easier for something else…
Yes, it makes it easier to cheat as well.
As much as they are practical to use, most dating apps don’t have a search bar through which you can search for a specific person.
These are two enough reasons for particular services to be created: services that help you find a specific person on dating apps.
One of the most talked about services is Cheaterbuster too…
The Tinder statistics have shown us how used the app is and the concerning number of people that are already in a relationship or married that use this popular dating app.
It was about time that we tested Cheaterbuster as well!
Let’s see what’s all the buzz about Cheaterbuster, shall we?!
About Cheaterbuster: What is it & what does it do?
Cheaterbuster is a service that works as a site or app and it essentially allows you to search for particular people on Tinder.
It claims to have been featured on Vice, Good Morning America, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan.
Initially, this service was called Swipe Buster, and eventually, they changed it to Cheaterbuster.
It claims that it can find anyone you’re looking for on Tinder as long as that person has an active account on the dating app/site.
Well, it was about time that we tested it!
How to use Cheaterbuster & how much does it cost?
As mentioned above, Cheaterbuster is specifically designed for Tinder. First, we’ve got to clear some things up!
- You don’t have to have a Tinder account to use the service of Cheaterbuster.
- You have to sign up (i.e. make an account) on Cheaterbuster to be able to use it.
- The search isn’t generalized, it is specific for finding Tinder users.
- Cheaterbuster is not for free.
Here’s what I did as I was on my journey of reviewing this service!
1. Go to the Cheaterbuster site;
You go to their site, and this is what you’ll initially see:
At the top of the page front, you’ll read “Tinder profile search, starting at $9.99”
It then proceeds to the rest of the procedures, which are very easy to understand.
You’ll essentially be filling in the required information.
2. Fill in the required information
While you’re on the page, this is the information you’re required to fill in:
- Their name only;
This is because Tinder only displays the name on its user’s profiles. This way, you add the chances for the search to be more accurate.
- Their age;
You’ll have to enter the specific age, not their year of birth.
- Their gender;
Despite Tinder’s numerous options, in Cheaterbuster there were only two options: male and female.
- The location you think they last used Tinder;
Choose the location as precisely and as accurately as possible. The more general the location, the more difficult it is to find the specific person you’re looking for.
- You sign up by entering your email and creating (and confirming) a password; or log in by entering your email and password.
You cannot search without signing up, so you have to give your email and create a password, this way you get the results.
Once you fill in this information, it’s time to click “See Search Results”, that’s when you’ll be redirected to the part in which you make the payment for the service.
3. Making the payment
When you click “See Search Results” you’ll be seeing this:
You then have to select whether you want to do one search or three searches. After selecting one of the two options, you’ll have to select the payment method.
Once you’re done filling in the details and choosing the payment methods, you’ll have to click on “Purchase”.
So far so good and easy. Once you complete these procedures, you’ll see something like this:
That’s where it lets you know the ways you get the results.
4. Getting the results
Once your request is entirely processed you’ll receive an email through which you get notified that the results are ready for you to see, or you can check your account.
To get to the page of your account on Cheaterbuster you can simply click on “My Account”
You then click on the completed search results, as it says “Click to view”
Once you do that, you’ll have the results with the name and location you’ve searched. Here’s what my results looked like:
* Note: I blurred the pictures to respect the privacy of the people displayed in the picture. Normally, when you see your search results the pictures aren’t blurred.
It also tells you the number of results it has found with the name and location you searched. In my case, it was 429 maximum results.
I took my time and found the person I was looking for!
As you can see it's easy to see if someone is on tinder without joining
However, it is now time for another question to this review:
Is Cheaterbuster legit & how accurate is it?
From a user’s point of view, Cheaterbuster is quite accurate with the results.
Something that I like about it is that it works internationally.
This means that you can search for anyone in the world on Tinder as long as you know their name, age, and the place they live.
If you put the information correctly, this service is very accurate!
I put the information of the person I was looking for, and I found the person.
Well, this is just one experience, one user speaking. For a better understanding and perception of the accuracy of this service, we shall check the reviews!
What do the reviews say about Cheaterbuster?
You cannot find many reviews on the internet when it comes to Cheaterbuster.
At the end of the day, it’s a service that helps most people find out if their partner is cheating on Tinder.
It’s not that people will cheerfully write something such as “This service is amazing, I just found my partner is cheating and got my heart broken immediately, 5 out of 5 stars!”
Though I did my research regarding the reviews and I found something else!
- I found that Cheaterbuster is rated 3.7 stars on Facebook, and it has only 3 votes.
- I found that Cheaterbuster has a 66 trust score out of 100 on Scamadviser.
- Lastly, I found that Cheaterbuster has a 3.5 stars rating on the App Store.
Looking at it generally, the service seems reliable.
I tested it and it worked for me. I found the people I was looking for.
But what does it look like if it goes wrong?
The pros and cons of Cheaterbuster: What could go wrong?
The procedures seem simple and self-explanatory. It’s easy to use, it’s effective, and it’s not the most expensive service out there.
Cheaterbuster also claims to be fully confidential, which to my experience and testing so far, hasn’t proved me the opposite of its claim.
But, there are some things you must consider before deciding that this is your way to go with it.
I made a list of what’s most convenient and what’s least convenient when using this service, here it is!
|Pros when using Cheaterbuster
|Cons when using Cheaterbuster
|– It doesn’t take too long to give you the results;
– It’s easy and simple to use;
– It’s fairly accurate;
– You can make international searches, anywhere in the world.
|– It’s limited to Tinder only;
– If you don’t put the accurate information, it doesn’t find the person even if they are on Tinder;
– $9.99 can be a bit pricey for one search only.
Considering all of this…
Is Cheaterbuster worth it: does it really bust cheaters?
If you think the person you’re looking for is on Tinder for sure, and you have 10 dollars to spare for one single search, then it could be worth it.
If the person you’re looking for is trying to avoid you, they’ll find ways to do so.
Here’s the thing, it can be one simple detail to give the search a wrong direction.
For example, if the person you’re searching for didn’t put their actual age on their Tinder account, or if they put a different name then you won’t be able to find them unless you guess those two correctly.
One single search is $9.99, if you search accurately, then it’s worth it.
If you’re looking for a person who’s likely not to want you to find out, then you might have a harder time and spend more money on the service.
What are the Cheaterbuster alternatives?
If someone is using dating apps, they’re likely to use Tinder, it’s true.
But other dating apps are used by people. As much as it is effective, Cheaterbuster is also replaceable.
You can find your partner or anyone on dating apps (including Tinder) by using other services.
Since as we already know, Cheaterbuster doesn’t work for Bumble or Hinge, unfortunately.
Considering the need for such services, there are plenty of them in the market.
Here are your Cheaterbuster free and not free alternatives!
It takes a straightforward search, one simple click!
Social catfish is a service that works internationally. Meaning you can search for anyone in the world.
You can search a person through their email, phone number, name, and/or age.
Besides the various options, you get to do your search, you also get to search for the person generally instead of one specific dating app.
If that person is on dating apps, you’ll find them on whichever one they are.
This is by far one of the most convenient services out there.
- Works internationally;
- You can do searches through email, phone number, name, and age;
- It searches other dating apps as well, not only Tinder;
2. A free Cheaterbuster alternative: An intense Google search
Before you get yourself into a process of putting time, money, and effort, there’s a free alternative to Cheaterbusters.
Since they work solely for Tinder, you can do this search on your own and give it a try before you go for the ‘real deal’.
- tinder.com/@username – you want to search the username you think they might have on Tinder, not solely their name.
- “Name” site:tinder.com – Put their name or username on quotes and add site:tinder.com and press enter on the Google search bar.
- Do a reverse image search – search for an image of theirs on Google.
3. Spokeosearch and Usersearch platform
Spoekeosearch has more search options than Cheaterbuster, but on the other hand, it isn’t a free service.
Usersearch is free and works in quite a lot of cases.
Although it doesn’t have many search options, if the person you’re looking for is using a mainstream dating app or site, you might just be lucky to find them!
Also, it is a generalized search. This means that if the person you’re looking for is on dating apps, or any dating apps/sites, it’ll show on the results.
Final word: How many stars am I giving to Cheaterbuster?
There are plenty of ways you can find out if someone has a dating profile, indeed.
In itself, as a service, it’s not that bad in fact.
It works quite well, and it seems to stay by what it is advertising. However, we’ve got to take a look and compare it to its competitors!
|– Fast and reliable;
– Simple methods;
– Accurate results;
– You can make international searches, anywhere in the world.
|– It’s limited to Tinder only;
– Inaccurate results due to limitation of information;
– A bit pricey for one search;
|– Reliable, and effective;
– International searches;
– It is not limited to one dating app/site only;
– A lot of search options;
– Affordable prices.
|– It’s not entirely free;
– It takes a little while until you receive the search results;
|– It’s free;
– It’s easy and simple to understand;
– You can search for anyone in the world.
|– It can take time and effort;
– You have to guess their username very accurately;
You can analyze it yourself. There are alternatives and worthy alternatives to Cheaterbuster.
Pragmatically speaking, one single search is a bit expensive considering the limitations.
If one can afford to make multiple searches, the results can be very accurate and surprising.
The bottom line: considering all this information, testing, research, and comparison, I’d give Cheaterbuster a 3.2 out of 5.
Cheaterbuster might not bust the cheater 100%. But when it does, it does!