Finding Tinder profiles in general is a complicated process because there’s no such thing as a “search bar” on the platform.
Well, that and the fact that millions of people are swiping left and right every month. How does one even go about finding someone specific?
Despite the odds, you can actually find someone’s Tinder profile by phone number alone!
Let’s not be mistaken…you can’t search your contacts on Tinder.
But, wouldn’t it be nice if we could? It’d make catching cheaters way easier.
Your (and your acquaintance’s) phone numbers are simply being used as a means of verification, so you can’t use them for search purposes.
4 ways you can use a phone number to find someone on Tinder.
There are multiple ways you can utilize a phone number in this aspect, and you’re in luck because Tinder has a Phone Number Sign-up system.
This means that to open a Tinder profile, a phone number is mandatory—both a blessing and a curse.
Let’s get started.
1. Free Phone Lookup sites: Epieos, Radaris, etc.
If you’re looking for a free way to find someone on Tinder, then I have the perfect solution for you: free, phone lookup sites, e.g.:
With these sites, you don’t have to go through the complicated process of paying for a fee or membership.
You simply use the phone number on the site and click on Search.
– Free services aren’t that reliable in the aspect that they can’t provide as much information as paid sites do; this happens because they cannot be as thorough.
However, it’s worth trying!
2. Give Tinder-search sites a go: Search by phone on SwindlerBuster.
Just like CheaterBuster, SwindlerBuster also lets you search for Tinder users, but more than with just a name.
When you go to SwindlerBuster, click on the Phone button, and type a specific phone number, you’ll see all the Tinder profiles attached to it.
If you’re sure this person does have a Tinder profile, this is a foolproof method of finding it.
3. If you’re okay with a paid alternative, look into Dating Profile Search Engines.
Tinder Statistics show that around 30% of users are married…and I can only assume their spouses don’t know anything about it.
The number of people who are cheating on their boyfriend/girlfriend is even bigger—if you’re willing to do whatever it takes to find that person, give third-party services a go.
Probably one of the most popular sites for discovering a cheating partner’s dating profiles. You can do multiple searches (by name, email, etc.), but what you need to do is click the Phone option.
Another very popular, paid site for finding people’s dating profiles by phone number—or any other social media accounts.
Offers online, people-searching services that also work for finding hidden dating profiles on Tinder.
– These are some of the most popular choices amongst internet users, but if you have your own go-to services, then do whatever feels most comfortable!
Different services offer different perks and restrictions—let’s use our handy-dandy table with the examples I took:
|Where it works
|What it offers
Social Search ($5.73)-Image Search ($6.87)
|Name Search-Reverse Email Search-Reverse Phone Lookup-Username Search-Address Search-Reverse Image Search
1-month Membership ($19.95/mo)-3-month Membership ($14.95/mo)
Works only in the U.S
|Name Search-Reverse Email Search-Phone Lookup-Reverse Address Search
1-month Membership ($29.99/mo)-3-month Membership ($19.49/mo)
Contains records only about U.S citizens
|Name/People Search-Reverse Phone Lookup-Email Lookup-Address Lookup-Vehicle Search
4. See if they received the Tinder SMS code on their phone.
I have one more free method for you, but it’s something that requires you to get into the person’s phone and check their Messages app.
Tinder sends users codes for signing up and logging in, and most of the time people don’t bother deleting them…unless we’re talking about cheaters.
In any case, get your partner’s phone when they’re not looking, check their default Messages application, and search for a Tinder code.
– Check their deleted messages for good measures, too!
– Yes, you can find a specific Tinder user…but not on Tinder.
You can’t find someone from Tinder, ON Tinder.
I will let you in on a secret: despite not being able to find someone specific on the Tinder platform, there are other ways.
Tinder does not have a search bar, and as we all know, it takes protecting users’ privacy seriously, so you’ll have to work around it.
Try a Name Search or Reverse Image Searching:
If you know their phone number, I’m assuming you also know their name and what they look like, in which case, try different methods of searching.
1. Reverse Image Search.
Find out if their selfies are being used on Tinder through reverse image searching with the help of Search Engines (Google or Bing) or Reverse Image Search Tools like SocialCatfish Image Search or PimEyes.
2. Carry out a Name Search on Google or third-party services
It has its flaws, but you can also type their name on Google’s search bar like so: Tinder.com Name.
Another way you can look up their name on Tinder is by picking the People Search/Name option on sites like SocialCatfish, Spokeo, BeenVerified, etc.
P.S. You don’t need a Tinder account to find someone on the platform with these methods, so don’t worry about using your phone number.
What is the final verdict?
Yes, finding a Tinder user using their phone number is doable, however, the options are not too plentiful.
Tinder has indeed exhausted its possibilities in regards to keeping people’s privacy safe, considering we can’t search for anyone on the platform.
But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost! One of these methods will surely aid you in your mission.