Tinder Search Guide – How to Find Someone on Tinder

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Another from our tutorial series, today, we’re going to teach you how to search someone’s profile on the Tinder app without even signing up for a new account. First, we thought it was weird to write about this, but lately, we have received quite a few emails about finding out if my new boyfriend is still on Tinder. After that, we have decided to publish this tutorial. 

First of all, unlike what the paid services are telling you, there is no quick and easy way to find if someone is using Tinder without a profile. Unfortunately, paid services, which are promising profile searches on Tinder are not working. And there is a good reason for that, look what Tinder writes in their frequently asked questions about this issue:

Official statement from Tinder.com "Can I search for a specific person on Tinder?
You can only search for a specific person on Tinder if you’re matched with that person.To search for someone in your match list, tap the message bubble icon on the main screen > press and pull down on the screen until a search bar appears > type that person’s name in the search bar."

But after testing Tinder for months for our website, we have found several tricks and ways how you do this. Doing without an account is quite hard, but doable if you want to do it that way. But no one says you can’t open a fake account for yourself. This is not the only method, but this one works a lot better than the others, but it takes up more time.

How to find someone on Tinder in 9 steps

  1. Go to Tinder.com and download the app
  2. Create a fake account
  3. Go to the profile tab
  4. Go to settings
  5. Scroll down till you see “Maximum Distance”
  6. Please set it to 1 mile or less
  7. Scroll down to till you see “Age Range”
  8. Choose the proper age for the person you are searching for. If you think they might lie about their age, increase the range at least by two years both ways.
  9. Once you are with that person or close by refreshing your GPS location on Tinder
  10. Start swiping
  11. Keep swiping until you find them. If you have a free account, you will have to do this maybe more than once, due to swiping limits.

Congratulations, you have found them! Now at this point, it depends on what you want to do with this information and if you’re going to interact with them on Tinder.

If you decide to do so, swipe right on their profile. But now you have work to do if you are using a fake account, you will have to make it look real. And more importantly, it needs to be perfectly tailored for that person. You have just swiped right on. Go to your profile, upload photos of the person he would like. And try to create a perfect description that will lure him into swiping right back on you!

Have you found what you were looking for? If not, keep reading the article, there are other ways to find out if someone is on tinder

Is there a faster way to search if someone is on Tinder?

For sure, it is. Suppose you have access to their phone. If not, it is not much else you can do. Unless you know that person very well, if you do, you can probably guess which username they have used for their Tinder profile. Do you know their username? If yes, great, if not, you can still try out the search with their Facebook, Instagram, and twitter username. 

Can you find someone on tinder without an account? Yes, method number two explains how.

Tinder Username Search Tutorial

To do this, you don’t have to have a Tinder account, nor will it help if you have one. The only important thing is if you know or if you can guess their username.

  1. Open internet browser
  2. Go to this URL “gotinder.com/@” username”,” write their username instead of “username.”
  3. Is it heir profile or not? If yes, congratulations, if not go back to the first step


Can you find someone on Tinder with a phone number?

Unfortunately, even if you have someone’s phone number, it won’t help you find out if they are actively using the Tinder app. The only way to find out is to use one of our guides from this article.

Can you find someone on Tinder without an account?

Yes, you can absolutely find someone without ana account. We have described this in much detail in the second method, how you can search for them if you are familiar with their username. Unfortunately, it would be best if you had a username for that and not their email address.

What do you do when you find someone on Tinder?

The best thing you can do is go to a spa or maybe for a long walk and think this through. Don’t act quickly; let it sit at least for a day or two in your mind. And then decide what to do, even talking to your friends about it. You need to make up your mind on your own in this kind of matter.

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