Frequently asked questions

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What picture should I use on Tinder®?

Upload photos to Tinder® that feature who everyone came to see: you! Ditch your friends, because this isn’t about them, and remove the sunglasses, because they hide your face. The best pics are in-focus, and some say a smile goes a long way here.

What should I put in my bio?

Your bio is a snapshot of who you are. If writing isn’t your thing, you can make a list of things you like or want. Keep it light and talk about your hobbies, or go deep and talk about what you’re looking for in a match. For info on what not to include in your bio, check out our Community Guidelines.

How do I unmatch someone?

If you’re having second thoughts about someone you liked – no sweat. You can unmatch anyone, at any time. Tap the blue shield in either your match’s profile or the chat to go to the Safety Toolkit and unmatch.

How do Tinder® matches work?

To make a match, 2 members must both use the Swipe Right® feature to like each other.

What happens when Tinder® says you missed a match?

When we tell you you’ve missed a match, it means you used the Swipe Left™ feature for someone who liked you.

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Is Tinder® free?

Tinder® can be downloaded for free in the App Store and Google Play Store, or visit to use Tinder for Web. Basic features let you create a profile, use the Swipe Right® feature to like someone, and use the Swipe Left™ feature to pass.

How does Tinder® work?

Tinder® connects you with profiles using location-based technology, based on the gender, distance and orientation filters you’ve set.

Are Tinder® profiles real?

Tinder® offers Photo Verification, to make sure the person you’re talking to matches their photos. Verified profiles will have a blue checkmark, and we strongly suggest you get one – they suit everyone, and help keep our community safe.

Can Tinder® be used on a laptop?

For those seeking a desktop experience, you can enjoy most of our features on

Where does Tinder® work?

Tinder is a global online dating platform where you can meet new people, expand your social network or meet locals in 190+ countries. Next question …

All about Tinder’s features and subscriptions

How does Tinder Gold™ work?

See all your admirers in one place when you subscribe to Tinder Gold™. Save time by auto-matching, dismissing and expanding profiles directly from the Likes You grid.

How does Tinder’s Boost work?

A Boost lets you be one of the top profiles in your area for 30 minutes. Look out for the purple lightning bolt whenever you want up to 10x more eyes on you.

How does Tinder’s Top Picks work?

We’re not a fan of labels, but we recognise a good thing when we see it. With Top Picks, members can choose 1 out of 10 categorised profiles per day, while paid subscribers will get a chance to view a curated list of 10 people.

What does Tinder Gold™ offer?

Save time by seeing who Likes You with Tinder Gold™, and enjoy an ad-free experience with unlimited likes, Rewind®, Passport™, 5 daily Super Likes™ and 1 monthly Boost.

Where can you see Super Likes™ on Tinder?

Look for the blue star on a potential match’s profile to see who sent you a Super Like™. If you want faster results, upgrade to Tinder Gold™ and see everyone who Likes You.

Which Tinder subscription is best?

Want to upgrade your Tinder experience? With Platinum you'll get most of our premium features including more profile views from the people you Like.

Who sent me a Super Like on Tinder?

If you’re looking for clues about who sent you a Super Like, start looking through people to find the blue star on a potential match’s profile.

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Will Tinder sponsor my wedding?

While Tinder has sponsored weddings in the past, we can’t make any promises, but we are always down to celebrate your nuptials. Write to us at for a chance to get free Tinder merch and, please, don’t be a stranger.

Can you find a date on Tinder?

With 55 billion matches to date, Tinder makes it easy to meet new people. We’ve got features designed to make you stand out and increase your matchmaking potential, but it’s up to you if and when you make a move.

Can you find love on Tinder?

If you’re looking for love, you’ve come to the right place – anything is possible on Tinder, and we’ve got the vows to prove it.