How to Delete All Your Matches on Tinder
With more than 50 million users around the world, Tinder is the leading dating app. Since the app got its start back in 2012, there have been more than 20 billion matches!
If you’ve been on the app for a while, you may have gathered a lot of matches over time. Some folks can’t seem to get enough matches while others have the opposite problem: more matches than they can handle
If you find yourself overwhelmed with too many matches and want to start over with a clean slate, you might be looking for a way to delete all of your Tinder matches.
Whether you need to just get rid of one troublesome match or want to completely purge your account, read on to learn how to delete matches in Tinder.
How to Delete Individual Matches on Tinder
It’s much easier to delete an individual match than it is to delete all of them at once. If you need to get rid of just one match, the process is very simple.
To unmatch someone:
- Go to the person’s profile
- Select the three-dot symbol in the upper right-hand corner of your screen
- Tap Unmatch to remove the match
Note that this also blocks the match from communicating with you. Keep in mind that if you decide you want to rematch with that person, you’ll have to hope that they show up again in your swiping feed.
How to Delete All Tinder Matches
That takes care of that one person you wanted to ditch. But what if you want to delete all of your matches at once?
Your first instinct might be to delete and reinstall the Tinder app on your phone, and you’re on the right track. However, deleting Tinder does nothing. Deleting the Tinder application doesn’t delete your Tinder account. So all your matches and messages will be there waiting for you when and if you re-download the app.
In fact, deleting your entire Tinder account is itself insufficient – but that’s the first step to deleting all your matches. To delete your Tinder account, you’ll have to go through Tinder’s app interface.
- Open Tinder
- Tap Settings under your profile picture
- Tap on Delete Account at the bottom
The app will ask you if you’d prefer to pause your account, but this won’t get rid of your matches. Then, it will ask you to choose from one of six reasons for leaving. Finally, it asks for feedback before allowing you to tap Submit & Delete Account. If you’re sure you want to get rid of your matches, press the button.
And just like that, your Tinder account is now gone. However, we still have to delete your actual matches. If your Tinder account is linked to Facebook, your matches will be right where you left them when you sign up for a new account.
To disconnect Tinder from Facebook:
- Login to your Facebook account
- Click the drop-down arrow in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Click Settings
- Click Apps and Websites in the left-hand column.
- Find Tinder, check the box next to its logo, and click Remove.
Now, if you decide to create a new account, you’ll be able to start with a completely clean slate. Keep in mind that if you’ve got a paid Tinder Plus account, you have to cancel your payment for it separately, not through the Tinder app. Payment cancellation is done through the platform you use – either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store app.
There you have it: you can now delete matches individually through the Tinder application, or delete your whole Tinder account to delete all matches.