How to find someone on Tinder with/without being registered

Maybe you’ve been introduced to someone and want to know if they’re single and have Tinder so you can break the ice and start a conversation, or maybe you want to know if the person you’ve met has created a profile in the most used dating app around the world, or you just want to make sure your colleague or a family member has an open profile on Tinder.

There are many reasons why you might want to know if someone has Tinder, but we have to tell you that finding their profile may not be an easy task.

Online dating services are the order of the day, and Tinder is the one topping the podium today. With its large number of users and its intuitive application, this service has established itself as a leader in the lucrative online people meeting industry. Tinder allows you to create a profile within it and start meeting people by scrolling or scrolling through other profiles registered in the application, for which the contact will be enabled in case of a match.

Knowing if someone has or is on Tinder has become a very common question, especially since having a profile on this type of service is often associated with infidelity and other behaviors. However, this is not always the case, sometimes you may just be curious to find out if any of your friends, family, acquaintances have a profile in this application. In any case, if you wish to learn about a person’s digital adventures, here we will show you some methods.

The main problem is that Tinder, as a native tool, doesn’t embed a search engine like any social network does. This makes it impossible to search for a specific person by name and surname.

Ultimately, Tinder doesn’t incorporate this feature because it knows that many of the one hundred million users it has want privacy. Not just because they are unfaithful to their partners, but because in many cases they don’t want relatives or colleagues to know they are trying to meet other people.

Is there a safe and direct way to know if someone has Tinder?

First of all, we have to be honest with you- there is no direct way to know exactly if someone has Tinder. What exist are tips and tricks that will help you find out if a person is among the users of the application or not, but even so, it is not guaranteed that you will find that person, But these tricks are worth trying!

Why do we say that it is not possible to know this information quickly? As you will see, Tinder is a dating application and generally, these types of services take the privacy of their users very seriously, this is because many of them simply don’t want everyone to know that they are listed on a social network to meet people. Knowing this information directly would only be possible if Tinder made this information public and it doesn’t.

Other services such as POF or Badoo, to cite examples, create a public profile for their users and can be found on Google with a simple search, but this is not the case with Tinder, which keeps user-profiles completely confidential until when they don’t find out using the app.

Find someone on Tinder with a profile

The first and perhaps the most effective way is to create an account on Tinder to try to find that person through the geolocation services this application works with.

  1. Create an account on Tinder and register a profile on it. You decide whether it will be an authentic or a fake profile (the more attention, the better!). Keep in mind that a fake profile is against Tinder’s policies. Another option is to use another person’s profile, a friend.
  2. Get as close as possible to the person you want to find out. If you are in the same city, in the same neighborhood, or even in the same building, the chances of finding the person will increase.
  3. Go to Tinder settings and assign a maximum distance based on the information you have. The minimum you can allot is 2 kilometers which will increase your chances, but you need to be sure this is the maximum distance that person could be.
  4. Change the person’s age. Do you know the age of the user you want to find out? In the settings, in the Age range section, you can assign a particular age. If you know this information about the person, you can decide to only search for people who are, for example, 24 years old.
  5. Go to the main section of Tinder, where you can swipe left and right through the profiles.
  6. Scroll through the users until you find the person you are looking for. Don’t go too fast, as you might skip it. We recommend that you press the X instead of the “Like,”, this is because the likes have limits for the free version.

With this method, if the user is nearby and you have assigned specific data such as a very precise age range, your chances of finding the person will be almost 100%. If you haven’t found someone via this method despite scrolling through all profiles, it could be due to these reasons:

  • The person is farther away than the maximum chosen in the discovery settings.
  • The person who has been assigned another age and does not match the range configured in the tracking settings.
  • The person may have a Tinder account but have disabled it or hidden their profile. This indicates that he is not currently using the app but may still be chatting with his past pairings.
  • Another possible cause is that this person is paying for Tinder Gold. This paid version of Tinder allows you to have more privacy thanks to the ability to show your profile only to people you like; this would avoid being seen by other people. Tinder Gold also allows you to change your current location without actually having to be in that place; for example, you could scroll through the profiles of other cities.
  • The person simply doesn’t currently have a Tinder account.

As you will see, this is a great way to search for the person, but you won’t know for sure if they are actually using the application.

Search profiles by activating Tinder Gold

Another option you have that may increase your chances is to pay for Tinder Gold. What can you do with Tinder Gold to find out if a person has Tinder? Let’s see:

  • You can assign the position you want – this is ideal if you are looking for a person from another city and cannot go there.
  • You will be able to see who gave you “Like”; the person you are looking for could be on that list.
  • You can grab the person’s attention by highlighting your profile; this is ideal if you are looking to get a like from that person.

Tinder Gold is simply a more advantageous option than free Tinder, you will have a better chance of finding the person, but you will not be sure whether or not they are using Tinder.

Find out if anyone has Tinder via mobile

What if you wanted to find out if that person had Tinder in the past? If you have access to the mobile phone on which Tinder has been installed, you can find out in the following ways:

  • Check if there are any Tinder notifications in your inbox. To do this, simply enter the word “Tinder” into the email search engine.
  • If it is an Android device, go to the Google Play Store, search for Tinder and go to the application tab. If it is possible to leave a rating to the application, it means that it has been installed in the past, otherwise it would not be possible to enter ratings.
  • If it’s an iOS device like iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, go to the App Store, search for “Tinder”. Generally, applications are downloaded by pressing the “Download” button, but if you see a cloud icon with the date down instead, it means that the application had already been downloaded in the past.
  • Through the Facebook application– If this person is logged into Tinder using Facebook, you can find out from the application of this social network. Go to Settings, then, in the Security section, go to Apps and websites, and then to Session started with Facebook. If Tinder is listed, that person may have an active or inactive Tinder account.

These ways allow us to know for sure if a person has used Tinder in the past, however, they involve having access to the cell phone of the person in question and even violating their privacy, be very careful!

Cheaterbuster- find out without being registered

There is a service called Cheaterbuster that will let you know if a person has Tinder without having to create an account on the service. This service is private and unrelated to Tinder, however, it is not free as it costs $ 7.49 for 3 searches. This service uses the name and age of the person you are looking for, gender, and approximate location to find them. A little knowledge of English is also required, however it is a very simple service to use.

  1. Go to
  2. In step 1, enter only the person’s name.
  3. Enter your age in the Your age box.
  4. For Gender, choose Male or Female. 
  5. Mark the closest location of the user you are looking for on the map.
  6. Enter your email and password to have an account on the service.
  7. Press the button View search results and proceed to pay for the service.
  8. Wait for the email with the search update.

We don’t know exactly how this service works, but according to the site, what they do is search all profiles for the one that best matches the information you provided.

Ask the person

As a last resort, although it can be complicated, there is the option to ask the person directly. Maybe it’s something that is impossible for many, however, it’s worth a try, right?

We hope this guide to finding people on Tinder has helped you. Let us know if you have achieved your goal!

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