Tinder account banned for no reason – Why would Tinder ban me?
You got banned from Tinder for no reason, okay, but how ‘reasonable’ is it for Tinder to ban a user who could subscribe to their premiums(e.g Tinder Platinum) to get more matches without a particular reason?
Exactly. That wouldn’t be a typical behavior of such a big company, having a problem in their system wouldn’t be the best thing either. Eventually they’d fall down. We’ve seen the Tinder statistics, and we know Tinder is far from falling down.
The thing about this is that Tinder has a reason, it could be a simple ‘innocent’ thing you’re doing that could be misunderstood for purposely harmful behavior. Hence you feel there’s no reason to ban you/your account from Tinder, but Tinder has ‘proof’ and solid reasons.
It’s confusing, I know, but I’ll explain exactly what I’m talking about. 3 takes on “Why did tinder ban me for no reason?”
1. You violated Tinder’s community guidelines
If you didn’t read them carefully, if you didn’t understand them, then you’ve most probably violated one of them.
Tinder is not for: (Community Guidelines on Tinder)
Here’s what the Community Guidelines on Tinder include:
Tinder is not for:
– Nudity/Sexual Content
– Violence and Physical Harm
– Content that advocates for or glorifies suicide or self-harm is also not allowed.
– Hate Speech
– Private Information
– Don’t be fake. Be real instead. Don’t use Tinder to drive people to external websites via a link or otherwise.
– Promotion or Solicitation
– Prostitution and Trafficking
– Tinder has a zero-tolerance policy on predatory behavior of any kind.
– Be yourself! Don’t pretend to be someone else.
– You must be 18 years of age or older to use Tinder.
– Copyright and Trademark Infringement
– Illegal Usage
– Don’t use Tinder to do anything illegal. If it’s illegal IRL, it’s illegal on Tinder.
– One Person, One Account
– Third-Party Apps
– Account Dormancy
I put the link above if you want to read these guidelines more carefully in order to have a better understanding of them.
Basically most of these guidelines are about not being disturbing to others, not using Tinder for something that’s other than dating or making friends, not being fake. This sounds so easy, and you’re pretty sure you didn’t do any of the above, right?
Well, when Tinder bans you for ‘no reason’, Tinder definitely has a reason, it’s just that you’re not quite aware of it.
You might have done something completely innocent without any intention of harming/disturbing or breaking any of the rules. Let’s find out about this one:
|Note: I’m not going to mention any of the community guidelines in the list below.|
2. You violated Tinder’s community guidelines without knowing it
When you get banned on Tinder, you don’t actually get a notification on the particular reason you got banned, or that your account got deleted from Tinder. Hence, you might get the thought that you got banned for no reason.
That is understandable, but if you’ve got that thought in your mind, then I’m pretty sure you’ve done at least one(or some) of these:
# Swiping right like there’s no tomorrow
This one could be seen as ‘robotic’ behavior.
Considering that a human who’s interested in dating would actually stop and see the profiles they’re swiping, swiping right without any control, or without slowing down for a second could be seen as something a ‘robot would do’.
# Wrote an offensive/negative bio
This is already mentioned on the community guidelines at the ‘hate speech’. However an offensive or negative bio doesn’t have to exactly include ‘hate’.
Let’s say you wrote in your bio what you wouldn’t prefer to see in a person, or traits of a person you wouldn’t date. That could offend someone who has that/those particular traits that you mentioned you don’t like, and they report your profile.
Or, it could legit be considered as ‘hate speech’ by Tinder. Be careful when writing your bio; There are plenty of awesome Tinder bio ideas you can get inspired by, or if not in the mood for creativity, plainly copy them.
# You made too many attempts when there was something wrong with the internet or system
Yes, another robotic behavior, or just suspicious behavior. Normally you have to wait a bit when something isn’t working, and normally most people wait for a little.
However there are some of us that are plainly impatient, and we can’t comprehend that there could be such a thing as ‘something went wrong’ for like 3 or 4 times.
This behavior could be a little ‘spooky’ for Tinder, especially if you practiced another one of the things mentioned on the list.
# You didn’t text your matches
If you don’t text your matches, then why do you even have Tinder? You’re just a number on the list, who’s waiting to be swiped right or left, wasting time for the ones who are genuinely looking for someone to date on the app.
Again, you’re doing it innocently, without knowing you’re breaking a rule but you are breaking a rule.
You might not have other intentions of using the app, but think about it: How else would your behavior reflect, if you use your app but don’t text your matches?
It’s suspicious and gives off ‘other purposes’ vibes. It’s a little spooky.
# You sent the same text to a lot of people
AHA! This is yet another r-o-b-o-t-i-c behavior. It’s a text being copy-pasted to a number of people for days. You’re not doing it on purpose, but there’s no other way this would be seen.
That behavior doesn’t feel genuine, it’ll be perceived as either ‘robotic’, or ‘spam’ of some sort. Is the same behavior that gets you shadowbanned on Tinder.
# You joked about something on your bio, something that a robot can’t understand
You made a silly joke about prostitution, or trafficking, or being underage, or about being someone you’re not, or just faking to publish personal information.
Yes, it’s understandable that some people are into dark humor, and yes, people joke about sensitive topics. This is understandable for us humans (well, at least some of us), but not the Tinder robots that do the work behind the app.
You mention something about prostitution, or ‘self-harm’, or whatever sensitive topic without the intention to practice or promote such practices, it’s just a joke at the end of the day. Well, a robot won’t understand that.
It’ll most likely be seen as ‘breaking of rules’ and you’ll get banned, ‘for no reason’.
# Too many people unmatched you
You did something wrong, a lot of people are unmatching you. That’ll give hints to Tinder that something about your profile or behavior is disturbing to other Tinder users. Clearly, to you, that’s a ban for no reason, but to Tinder that’s a pretty solid one.
Tinder can’t ‘afford’ to let people that ‘ruin’ its users’ experience on the app/web. Of course, they’ll take action on it. Or at least they programmed the app to do so.
# Inappropriate pictures, or something controversial
Yes, the guidelines say that you’re not supposed to put ‘nude’ pictures. But what are some other pictures that get you banned? And what exactly is considered ‘nude’ on Tinder?
– Pictures with certain animals
Tinder wrote “It’s time for the tiger selfies to go” in one of their blogs on tinderpressroom.com.
You might’ve thought posting your pictures with captivated tigers would impress the ladies or fellas on Tinder, but that’s not as impressive as you’d think. It might get you banned, since Tinder is far from being impressed by such pictures.
– Dead animals
A woman got banned from Tinder because she posted a picture with a dead animal (which she hunted).
Putting a picture with a dead animal can make Tinder directly ban you for exactly that reason, or the picture can make other people feel disturbed so that they report you, which’ll give Tinder hints that there’s something wrong with your profile.
This to you could be a ‘no reason’ reason, but it is a pretty solid one to Tinder. To be more precise: Tinder and PETA Are Asking Users to Stop Posting Photos With Tigers.
– If not entirely naked, then you’re showing ‘too much skin’
You’re in a bikini, or shirtless, you could be doing it wrong.
Now, if you’re at the beach that’ll be cool, but a picture in which you’re posing in your bikini with your phone in your hand right in front of your bathroom mirror won’t help you.
Tinder says keep it clean. Posing half nude in front of your bathroom mirror isn’t so clean after all, don’t blame Tinder.
– Not ‘your’ pictures
You put something that’s not exactly your picture, something that can be easily found on the internet as someone else’s picture (e.g. a celebrity), then you’re violating one of the guidelines and terms.
Even if that’s not your intention at all, it can be considered as ‘impersonating’.
# You got a new account because you didn’t have access on the one you had before
For whatever reason, you couldn’t have access to your Tinder account. Now you made a new one with the exact same name, pictures, age and so on. This innocently violates the ‘one person, one account’ guideline.
You can’t have multiple accounts, nor share an account with another person.
3. You got reported
Anyone can report you on Tinder; They don’t have to be matched with you, and they can fill in the reason without actually having that reason for reporting you.
For example: A person can have any motive to report you. Let’s say your ex saw your profile, and they just want to ruin your experience on the app. They can report you and just choose whatever reason they please.
Also, getting reported connects again with the community guidelines, since if a person finds your profile offensive or inappropriate they have the chance to give the exact reason, and describe the exact thing that bothered them about your profile on Tinder.
What can you do about it?
As surprising as it may sound, there are things you could do about it. Here:
Since you didn’t do anything on purpose, and since according to you Tinder got ‘no reason’ to ban your Tinder account, then you can go ahead and send a ban appeal to get your account back.
If that doesn’t work: Create a new Tinder account
In order to get unbanned from Tinder, you need to at least create a new account. Since Tinder doesn’t want you around anymore, consider that the whole point of this is for Tinder to not know it’s you, and that you need a ‘fresh’ start on the app.
Meaning, new phone number, VPN address, pictures, email, everything!
Once you open the new account read the guidelines, read the Tinder etiquette carefully; You know so that you don’t get banned again.
Conclusion – Did Tinder have a reason to ban you?
Yes and no. For you it might not be ‘a reason’ at all, but for Tinder is all it takes to know you’re not the most suitable user on the app. Hence they get ‘rid’ of you.
Tinder did have a reason, no matter how unreasonable. If you’re thinking of getting Tinder again, and have a fresh start, be careful and use the app/site responsibly.