A lot of people are seeking the best ways to boost the chances of getting a Tinder.
While this is so, it might come as a surprise that there are people who are actually seeking ways to cancel their Tinder accounts.
In this article we shall find out:
Let’s get started!
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ABCs on Cancelling Tinder Account
Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps today with over 57million users and millions of daily matches.
While most people see Tinder as just an app for hookups only (like BeNaughty or Ashley Madison) and others use it to seek serious relationships (of which eHarmony is solely for this purpose), Tinder is able to serve the needs of both categories of people effectively.
The moment has come to make the app gone from your portable gadget (and life), but how to do it?
It feels a bit strange, doing so, because you’ve somehow become attached to it, as you’ve (assumingly) been spending a considerable amount of your day and night time using it.
Have no worries, here comes my step by step simple instructions on how to cancel your Tinder account permanently.
These are the steps to take if you want to delete your account FOREVER:
- Sign directly into the app or visit the official website (these are for security reasons)
- Tap the profile icon
- Browse Settings until you see “Delete Account” option
- Select the option, click on it and the app is gone
Delete or uninstall- what is the difference?
When you uninstall the app, your account still exists, but there’s no app on your phone/computer.
But, when you delete your profile, using the instructions I gave you, and then uninstall the app as well- then you can say Tinder is gone in every possible way.
Also, in case you have some of the paid subscriptions (Plus or Gold), and you access them via Apple ID or Google Play Store ID, your subscription will not be automatically revoked.
This needs to be done manually in the settings.
In case you’ve paid your membership on Android or Tinder for web (Tinder.com) using your credit card, account deletion will call off your subscription automatically.
So, besides deleting the app and your account, you need to make sure you won’t be charged any fees, so make sure your subscription is fully revoked as well.
Keep THIS in your mind:
When you erase the account you permanently lose not only matches, but also messages, and other info in connection with it.
This means all data you’ve left on the app, all the communication you’ve had, people you’ve met will be gone.
But, there’s more than great compromise in case you cannot make up your mind on whether to delete or not, and I will share it with you later.
Why Do People Want to Cancel Tinder, After All?
It’s not just the first thing that would come to your mind, that people do so because they are not satisfied with Tinder (or any other similar platform).
I mean, people create profiles on dating platforms for so many different reasons, so it’s more than logical that they will be interested to cancel it for the diversity of causes.
Let’s discuss the most common!
1. Having met somebody
Funny but true, when they connect with one person on Tinder and start communicating with him/her via some other mediums (Fb, phone, etc.), they see it as the right moment to delete the app.
Because, hey, they’ve already matched with somebody, there’s no need to have an app anymore, is there?
Well, the fact that you are having a pleasant communication with somebody doesn’t necessarily mean that you will end up in a relationship with that person.
(I think this is the silliest possible reason to cancel Tinder, but I know people do so).
2. Getting into a relationship
This one undoubtedly makes more sense than the previous reason.
I mean, if the app brought you a great partner, and you are having a great time together, there’s no need to keep app “just in case”.
You should leave even the slightest room to spoil things if they are already heading in a good direction.
That’s how people who delete the app for this reason resonate.
3. Getting back with an ex
When a couple breaks-up, there’s always that “revenge” moment, when they compete with each other who will be the first to enter a new relationship.
That’s why they open the Tinder account, to boost efficiency and win, so to say.
However, very soon they realize that they are meant to be together, and they get back.
Which makes Tinder unnecessary, right?
4. No more new suggestions
As silly as it sounds, but no matter how long the distance you’ve set may be, some people re-appear, and you already have that déjà vu feeling.
Those potential matches are given based on your settings, so you can either upgrade the membership and widen the area, or delete the app.
5. It feels like all is just a cheap validation
People like being given compliments, and the feeling that they are desired by some stranger, but once the initial tickling is gone, it doesn’t look so awesome.
And this is one of the mutual flaws of all dating apps, not just Tinder, you feel like you are just collecting some likes, pluses, hot pics, with no special reason.
Once people realize this, they delete the app.
6. It tends to look like shopping sometimes
Yeah, it’s the sad truth, but after a while, it kinda gives that feeling as if you are in a boutique choosing a new pair of jeans, and you cannot make up your mind.
It’s silly, I know, on one side it’s impressively convenient to have all those profiles and pics at your disposal, but it becomes boring after some time.
At that point, people decide that it’s better to give it a try to good old offline dating, and the profile is gone.
7. The dark side of dating apps
You’ve just discovered what ghosting, orbiting, pigging, catfishing, benching and all mean, you’ve seen married people on Tinder, and that has suddenly changed the whole idea of online dating drastically.
Naturally, you wouldn’t like to find yourself in any of the scenarios, which is why you decide you no longer need a dating app.
8. People become addicted to it
Yes, sadly, but it becomes a true obsession for some people, they keep swiping and swiping, looking for something, but they’ve even forgotten what is it that they are trying to find.
When they become aware of that, they decide to cut it to the roots and make the app gone from their lives.
9. Realize they don’t like the entire concept of online dating
Online dating is fascinating, and people get hooked up easily, but after several clicks, matches, and so on, some realize it’s simply not the same.
For some people, this tempo of connecting with others is way too fast, and they don’t like it, as they have the feeling that someone keeps pushing them all the time.
So, they delete the app, because they want to stick to offline meetings and dating.
As you can see, there are so many reasons why people say “Enough!” and decide they are much better off without the app.
What if… There’s Simply No Success?
Even though it may seem almost impossible, but some people are simply not satisfied with the app.
They’ve tried it, matched with several people went on a couple of dates, but it simply gives no long-term success.
People get disappointed easily, because hey-they’ve heard a great deal about the app, bringing others so many matches and excellent dates and hookups, so why it keeps failing in this particular case?
Also, you have people who simply don’t get any matches, no matter how actively they use the profile, it’s like they are invisible.
Sometimes people get tired of receiving too many unsolicited pics, or dirty messages, as they are looking for something more than just a one-night stand.
Whichever of these scenarios is the case, deleting the account may seem like the best option.
But, is it the ONLY solution, or could something else be done?
Let’s check out!
Taking a Break as an Option
If none of the above-mentioned describes your feelings about should you or shouldn’t delete your account, how to make up your mind?
You can simply take a break, that’s all.
As I said, if you fully cancel the account you lose all the matches, communication, everything, and perhaps you could have given an extra try and spark communication with one of the matches.
There’s a way to balance these two, and this marvelous option is to TEMPORARILY hide your profile.
- Open the app and tap on the profile icon
- Explore Settings and find Discovery
- Switch the option to off
Good thing is that even when the option is off, you will still be able to view your matches and send messages to them.
Discovery serves to give some suggestions and potential matches, so when the option is not on, you won’t be displayed as a potential match for other people.
Moreover, your profile will still be visible to those you have already liked and they could even return like.
This leads us to quite an interesting conclusion- there’s a possibility to get new suggestions even when this option is off.
If you ask me, this option is much better if you cannot make up your mind, because it will keep all your data, and you are simply not actively using the app at the time being.
When you get back to it, everything will be just as before you decided to take a break.
BONUS TIP – New Tinder, New You
No, I’m not going to tell you to delete one account and create another, because it’s pointless.
I mean, you can technically have multiple accounts, but why on Earth would you do that if you are trying to find the way to make it work for YOU, not some imaginary persons.
Don’t play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, be one and only- you and see where will that take you on Tinder!
What I’m trying to tell you here is that you should take time and analyze your profile, as well as your wishes and expectations.
If you feel that you are not getting quality matches, perhaps the reason is your profile.
Check out your profile pic, and your bio, and see if they truly portray who you are.
I mean, you may have created the profile a year ago, and having in mind that we all change, perhaps that “online” you are no longer the “real” you.
Update your profile.
Then, think about how you approach those matches. Your tactic may be wrong and believe me, a great opener or a humorous icebreaker can do a lot.
Take time to learn them, and improve your communicational skills with your Tinder matches.
These are just basic steps to take, and even with these small modifications, your chances can boost enormously.
Deleting the profile is quite simple, I mean it’s just several clicks, but why give up so easily, when there’s a lot to be done to turn the app working for you!
You have to be a fighter, because no matter how simple online dating may seem, the competition is even bigger, and you need to accept the challenge and prove that you stand out from the crowd.
So, before you eliminate the app from your phone and life, polish your profile and communicational skills a bit, and you’ll be surprised how many benefits that can bring you.
Final Thoughts on How to Cancel Tinder
As you can see, online dating always comes with some extra options and possibilities, and they are all designed with one purpose- to help you find the ideal partner.
Now that you have the necessary knowledge on how to delete Tinder account, and how to take a break, it will be much easier for you to determine what suits you the best.
As far as I’m concerned, Tinder can bring you plenty of success, if you know how to use it the right way.
Take a break if you feel like you need it, and then come back to the dating scene and use all the knowledge a genuine dating expert has-because, that’s EXACTLY what you are now!