If you see Tinder profiles far away from you:
If you’ve used dating apps in your life, chances are you’ve used the Tinder app at one point. I’ve also used Tinder several times. I like the app because you can set the distance range in which you want Tinder to show you potential matches. However, sometimes I’ve noticed that Tinder shows me people that are far away from me.
Let’s be honest – few of us would be willing to travel 1000 miles to meet a person for the first time in our lives. Most of us want the date to be at least in the place where we live.
In this post, we’ll cover the most common reasons why Tinder shows you people well out of your radius.
If you swipe on Tinder and start seeing several people outside of your Tinder distance radius, there are two main reasons for this:
Explore what Tinder’s Rewind feature is and how you can use it.
Apart from Tinder Passport and Discovery preferences, there are additional reasons that might influence why you see people far away.
If you keep on getting people far outside of your distance range, this is how to set Tinder to show you people with your preferences:
By default, Tinder shows you potential matches up to 50 miles (~80km) away. You can set your distance range anywhere between 1 mile (~1.6km) and up to 100 miles (~160km).
To reset your distance preference, open the Tinder app > tap on your profile picture > select ‘Settings’ > and scroll down to the ‘Discovery’ section > Here, set the maximum distance radius in which you want to see people on Tinder.
When you see users well outside your range, swipe left on them to let the system know you are not open to meeting with people far away from you.
If you believe you are seeing Tinder profiles out of your range due to a technical bug, try logging out and back into the app. Tap on your profile picture, select ‘Settings’ > scroll down and tap on ‘Logout’. Then, log in back in.
If you are using Android, follow the steps below to clear the case from the Tinder app:
If you have an iOS device, the only way to clear the cache is to delete and reinstall the app.
Deleting and reinstalling the app may help restart your feed and resolve the issue. Find the Tinder app on your home screen, tap and hold it and select ‘Delete’. Afterward, go to the App Store or Google Play Store and reinstall it. Log back with your app credential and check if Tinder again shows you people far away.
If none of the above troubleshooting fixes worked, contact Tinder to report the issue. Submit a report describing your issue or contact them via phone at 214-853-4309.
In this article, we’ve reviewed the reasons why Tinder shows you potential matches far away from you. Most frequently, the person is using Tinder Passport to check out matches from another location. Other reasons are that Tinder thinks some profiles may be more suited to you even though they don’t match your preferences, or you’ve moved close to a person at some point, or they came into your distance range.
Whatever the reason, the above-listed solutions should help you resolve the issue with Tinder profiles out of range.
Next, check out what Swipe Note is on Tinder.
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