No wonder you’re wondering if your partner is on tinder, studies have shown that 42% of Tinder users are committed to someone (30% are married, 12% are in a relationship).
So, based on that, I’m pretty sure that the majority of the readers are looking for their partner, their ex may be, and a few of you someone you liked a lot on Tinder but they vanished, or someone you like every day life, and so on.
Let’s begin with the first thing you should know:
You can search your matches, but not other people on Tinder. It means there’s no search bar (on Tinder) that allows you to search for other people but your matches.
However, even though there’s no search bar on Tinder, as surprising as it seems, there’s a search bar over here that allows you to search by name on Tinder.
You can search anyone's dating profile as long as you know their name, where they live (sort of), and their age approximately.
The information has to be accurate: the name, and location(as accurate as possible). The age – if you don’t know exactly how old they are, you can give an assumption and write an approximate age.
Know what information is accessible – Be your detective
To find someone on Tinder we should first understand the information that we can have access to on a Tinder profile.
To be correct and fair, the information displayed on a Tinder profile includes:
|What Tinder displays on profiles|
What is accessible
|What Tinder doesn’t display on profiles|
What isn’t accessible
|Location (through distance)||Your phone number|
|Gender||Your precise location|
|Sexual Orientation||Your Facebook/Instagram|
|Recent activity status|
|Bio & Anthem|
This is public information that Tinder displays to Tinder users (and not only).
However, on the good side (or bad side for the ones trying to search for someone) Tinder does not show information such as your phone number, your email, your precise location, and/or Facebook/Instagram.
Unless you share them yourself on your bio, or with other Tinder users, Tinder will not display this information on your profile. That’s why you cannot search by phone number on Tinder.
Now that got explained well enough, we now know what information will be handy for us to find the ones we’re looking for! Even if you want to find someone on Tinder that would be easy as we already know some information about them.
Finding someone on Tinder without opening a Tinder account – Tinder Search without registering
There are 3 methods, 2 of which are completely free, which you can use to find whoever you like on Tinder without having an account/or without registering on Tinder.
- Using Google to do your search
- Searching by username with URL
Using Google to do your search – Searching a Tinder profile by name
It is one of the two ways to find someone on tinder for free. This one is not very accurate, but it is still worth trying. Here, are the steps:
- Type in the search bar: site:tinder.com [name/username]
- See what the results show you
We made a tool that would be easier for you to find someone's specific Tinder profile, just write down their name:
Using Google to search people on tinder by name might not sound like the best idea, but you’d be surprised, trust me!
Now, I’ll give you an example so that you don’t search for the same thing as I wrote above, and get lost on google.
I’ll open google on my desktop and use the name James because it’s pretty basic (sorry to all the James’). What I’ll be typing on the google search bar: site:tinder.com james
Here are the results I got:
Now, I clicked one of the James’ i found, and here’s the profile I could see without having a Tinder account:
You can give it a try and find your James, Timothy, Laura, or any other name you’re looking for.
Keep in mind that in this case, you’re not trying to guess their username. You want to search them by name, by what you think they’d use as a Tinder name.
Search by username with URL – Searching someone on Tinder without registering
Search on Tinder by username – To be more clear and simplistic you just have to type a URL that looks something like this: tinder.com/@username
You will be indirectly searching for someone by username on Tinder. It’s the answer to “How to search for a person’s Tinder profile?”
That’s cool and all, but I don’t want you to write exactly “username”. You want to type their(the specific person you're looking for) username not write username. To not leave room for confusion I’ll show you an example.
So, I wrote tinder.com/@james on desktop, and it showed me this:
Now, something I do at times is adding random numbers after the username. For example, tinder.com/@james32 showed me this:
You can guess what name they’d choose, what nickname. Analyze their socials, and try out a nickname they’d use.
You have to do your best to guess their username. Their username could be related to their socials like Facebook or Instagram, so you want to guess as accurately as possible. Good luck!
Cheatbust – Searching someone on Tinder without registering
Cheatbust is the easiest way to search and find a Tinder profile. You have to be careful when searching since you have to be accurate and pay attention to the details because you’ll have to pay $9.99 for a search.
You put the information as accurately as possible and place the search, and you will be good to go. I tested it, I found my Tinder profile and my friends’ too.
The steps? Here:
- Go to cheatbust
- Fill in the required information as accurate as possible
- Make the payment and get the results.
If nothing else works, this one will!
Which of the methods to use?
|Searching someone on Tinder||Pros||Cons|
|Using Google to do your search||It’s free|
It is simple and easy
|Might not be very accurate – not find the results you’re looking for|
|Searching by username with URL||It’s free|
|Might not be very accurate – not find the results you’re looking for|
|Cheatbust||It’s highly accurate|
You can search for anyone in the world
|Costs $9.99 per search|
Finding someone on Tinder – How to find someone on Tinder if you have an account?
Since there is a search bar for your matches only, and not for anyone you’d like to find. The way to find someone on Tinder if you have an account is to set your preferences to “let Tinder know that you prefer exactly what the person is like”.
Here’s how you do that:
Set the preferences – Finding someone on Tinder with a Tinder account
What you have to do is adjust your ‘search preferences’ on Tinder. So, you remember at the beginning of the article I wrote about information available on a Tinder profile, right? It was the name, age, distance, etc.
In other words, you have to adjust your search preferences:
- Open Tinder,
- Go to settings,
- On Discovery Settings you’ll see the below:
Allowing ‘global’ might be helpful only if they don’t live in the same country as you. Otherwise if the specific person you’re looking for lives near you, you want to turn off the ‘global’ switch.
It’s like searching by location – you set some sort of radius, depending on how close you think they are in your area. To put it plainly: if they’re close to you then make a location preference up to that radius.
If they’re a man, you choose the options men. On the other hand, if they’re a woman, you choose the option woman.
If you think that they’d change their gender for you to not find them, set the option to ‘everyone’. It’ll show you both men and women, and other genders on tinder under these categories[men and women].
Okay, now this is where you want to be careful. If their age is 24, you can set the age range 23-24, or 24-25, to find them easier, and not spend too much time swiping even 20-year-olds.
Using tinder plus, or tinder gold to get the ‘Passport’ feature
It’s like searching by location – This is handy if they live abroad and you know where they live. For instance, they moved to Barcelona for a while, you get the ‘passport’ feature, and go to Barcelona with Tinder.
After you set the preferences according to what they are like, where they live, and how old they are, it’s time to start swiping.
Swipe until you find them. Until Tinder runs out of people to show you. SWIIIIIPE!!
Thinking of opening a Tinder account to search for someone? – Let’s consider a few things together
Think of how would you affect the experience of other users
There are a lot of people on Tinder who are genuinely looking for something genuine and sincere. They are looking to find someone for realsies. We’ve been there: looking to find someone for realsies whether on Tinder or wherever it takes.
Now, perhaps it would be fine if just one person out of all users was on Tinder looking for their partner, or just searching for their boyfriend.
But there are a lot, and a lot of people who are on Tinder solely to find someone else, and don’t use the app for the purpose it was created for.
Why is this a bad thing?
Well, if YOU decided to have a fake Tinder account, you can imagine a few thousand other people doing the same thing, you can easily identify fake tinder profiles.
The people genuinely looking for connections, will spend time swiping those ‘uninterested in dating’ profiles. You’ll waste a lot of their time, and effort when using the app.
What would you benefit from this?
Think of what you’d get from this, and if this is necessary to do. I want you to think of these because they can waste your time, and they can make you think too much about the situation.
If you don’t have an account I would not recommend opening a fake tinder account as it is not the best thing you can do about the situation.
On the other hand, if you have an account and use it to meet people, you can set the preferences and swipe people who meet those preferences.
Consider their sexual orientation (what option would they choose)
If you already made up your mind no matter what, that you want to have a new tinder account… well…
It happened to some of us: Our straight partners looking for people of the same gender.
Look for clues and find out if they’d look for men, women, or everyone.
How to find someone on tinder by phone number?
You can find a Tinder profile by phone number. However, just like searching for a name or an image, searching for someone on Tinder by phone number is not a default feature of Tinder.
Meaning, that if you’ve got a specific person in your mind and their phone number as well, you won’t be able to find them on Tinder because there’s no search bar on Tinder for that or any search bar at all.
Since you can’t look up a phone number on Tinder, you have to turn to third-party apps and sites that allow you to do so.
Then, it comes to the question of how exactly the process goes: How to find someone on Tinder by phone number? – it’s simple.
- Use the form below.
- Write the phone number in the format: (555) 555-5555.
- Check the results you've got.
All you’ve got to know is their phone number and search it down here:
Once you search up the number here, you’ll be able to find out whether that specific person is on Tinder or not.
If you find their Tinder profile, don’t forget to share it through your email so that you can swipe on their profile. Or share it with a friend if they were the one looking for the person.
You can also check out other third-party apps or sites that give you that option.
It’s easier than you thought it’d be, right?
Tinder find: Other options
Here you’ll find some extra options you can use. These are not made specifically for TInder search but they seemed to have worked for people:
|What could work for you||What might not work for you|
|Social Catfish||It finds other general information too||You have to pay to get the information, which also might not be the one you’re looking for|
|Radaris||You can search by phone number, name & last name, address too||Works in America only|
|SpokeoSearch||You can search by phone number, email, name, and address||Works in America only|
You have to pay for the information
If nothing works, what do I do?
Depends on the reason and the person you’re searching for. However, if you’re looking for your partner and nothing worked on finding them, they probably aren’t using Tinder.
Though, if you’re still in doubt, you can just ask them, and solve this so you can sleep comfortably.
However, if you’re looking for someone else you like and would like to keep in touch with them, then it would be a better idea if you searched for them on social media rather than on Tinder.
You can give it a shot trying to find someone on Bumble.
What to do if you find your partner on Tinder?
Check if they’ve been active or not
You can tell they’ve been active if they’ve got the recently active status’ green dot on their profile, if their location changes (the distance), or if they’ve got recent pictures or songs they’ve been listening to recently included in their profile.
Take your time to think and breathe about it.
I know it feels like you’re having a heart attack and it is completely okay to feel so. I do understand that, and so should you: it is okay whatever you’re feeling at the moment.
Breathe, and accept. Think pragmatically, so that you can make a genuine decision on what you want to do next.
Think of what would make you feel better: having a conversation or a wild debate about it?
Decide whether you’d like to ask them why they’ve done it, why they didn't tell you, and what they’ve got from it, or if you’d like to just accuse them of everything and walk away from them.
Think the situation through and imagine in which case you’d feel better or released.
Try to talk calmly, and let them know what you’re feeling without activating their defensive mode.
If you decide to talk to them and ask them whatever is bothering you inside, then try to do it calmly. I know it can be too much to ask, especially in such a situation that you’re in, but if you start yelling they’ll have the need to be defensive and the chances will be higher for the debate to turn into something other than calm.
Think about it, take your time, and decide whether you’d like to know the answers to your questions or not. I know it’s difficult, and I know you feel disappointed. Hang in there, and accept whatever that you feel at the moment as something natural, as a way of yourself and your body reacting to a difficult situation.
Unfortunately, you cannot find a person again on Tinder after unmatching. It doesn’t matter who unmatched who unless one of you opens a new account and starts fresh on the app. Here’s what you can do about it:
- You can tell your friends to share the person’s profile with you if they happen to see it on the app or to search for that specific person on Tinder.
- You can search them on third-party apps.
- You can open a new account if nothing else works.
How to find someone from Tinder on Instagram?
Yes, you can find someone's Instagram profile through their Tinder profile. You can't have access to a person’s Instagram username through their Tinder profile, but this is where the good news begins.
You can use Google Lens to look up their pictures. And if you’re lucky, they have their Instagram public, then you’ll be finding their Instagram in a blink of an eye.
This means you can see the Instagram pictures of those who link their Instagram with their Tinder profile.
Is the Tinder search bar gone?
No, it just moved; They’ve put it in a tricky place to find.
It is on the left upper corner of your screen. Once you find it, besides searching your matches, you can see your match count too, if you feel like you don’t know the number of it.
Can I search for someone on Tinder through email?
No, you cannot search for someone on Tinder through email. As I mentioned above, a Tinder user’s email isn’t accessible, hence searching for someone on Tinder through email isn’t possible.
BUT, there are plenty of other ways in which you can search for someone – All you have to know is their name, and you might just be able to find them.
Can you filter Tinder search by race?
No, you cannot filter Tinder searches by race. The only options are distance, age, and gender.
However, if you prefer people of a certain country you can use a Tinder passport, which you can use if you’re subscribed to any of the premium subscriptions like Tinder Plus, or Tinder Gold.
She told me she isn’t using her Tinder account anymore. Now that I found her profile, how do I know if she’s been active or not?
You know they’ve been active if their location changes from time to time (expressed in distance, e.g kilometers, or miles) if they’ve changed their pictures, if the recently active status appears on their profile, and if they change their bio.
Best of luck,