How to Delete a Tinder Account in a Few Easy Steps

Written by Tijana - Reviewed by Tanja Social Media / Tinder

3 min read

Modern-era’s latest dating technique - online dating apps has been increasing significantly over the past couple of years. Plenty of apps surfaced, promising to find you your soulmate. Especially since COVID struck, dating has never been harder. So, the last resort for meeting someone is exactly this - a dating platform.

However, online dating can either make you feel drained and overwhelmed, or satisfied because you’ve found the person you were looking for. Whichever the reason may be, deleting your account on dating platforms is at times a necessity.

Before you decide to delete your Tinder account, you might want to check how to block someone on Tinder and how to tell if a Tinder profile is fake.

How can I delete my Tinder account permanently?

Tinder offers two options for you to disappear from the platform: deleting your Tinder account permanently, or putting your account on pause. We will guide you through the steps for both these options, so you can choose which works best for you.

Deleting a Tinder account permanently

  1. Open the Tinder app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on ‘Settings’.
  4. At the bottom of the ‘Settings’ section, tap on ‘Delete Account’.
  5. You will be asked if you want to deactivate your account, or delete it.
  6. Choose ‘Delete my Account’.
  7. In the following section, you’ll be asked to give a reason why you’ve decided to delete your account.
  8. Confirm you want your account to be deleted.

Deactivating a Tinder account

Deactivating your Tinder profile is done in similar steps as the ones before, bear in mind, these features will basically hide your profile, and you can get back to it whenever you want.

  1. Open the Tinder app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap ‘Settings’.
  4. At the bottom of the ‘Settings’ section, tap on ‘Delete Account’.
  5. You will be asked if you want to deactivate your account, or delete it.
  6. Click on ‘Pause my Account’.

Does deleting Tinder stop my subscriptions?

Yes, once you’ve deleted Tinder, it will cancel your subscriptions. In case you’re leaving Tinder because you want to stop paying for the monthly packages, you can always unsubscribe, and keep using Tinder for free.

Will the app keep showing me on Tinder on users’ feed once I’ve deleted/deactivated my profile?

No. Tinder will stop listing your profile as a part of the app. Your account will be either hidden until you decide to join again (if you deactivated it), or be completely erased (if you deleted it permanently).

Also, check out how to tell if someone deleted their Tinder account.