Wed. Jan 19th, 2022

Tinder is known for a bit of a ‘hookup’ kind of app for the latest set of millennials. You seem to find all ages trying to find love (and marriage) with a single swipe. The app is supposed to assist in meeting new people, however, what if you’re tastes are for something specific? Or perhaps you’re trying to find out if someone you are dating has a hidden profile on Tinder? Then we have some perfect tools for you to do a tinder profile search.

Can you search people on Tinder? yes!

Finding someone on Tinder is not straight foward!
How to Find & Search for Someone User profile on Tinder

If you run a tinder search for a user, and if it’s a specific user, it’s not a straightforward task. If you try, Tinder will say quite rudely, that you can’t do it unless you’re already friends with the person.

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As such:” You can only search for a specific person on Tinder if you’re matched with that person. To search for someone in your match list, tap the message bubble icon on the main screen. Then, press and pull down on the screen until a search bar appears. Type that person’s name in the search bar. ”

You can try to modify your settings via trial and error. To determine if that person will pop into your searches, but it’s not an ideal method. Traditionally, to find a user on Tinder, you’d have to do it via a third party.

If you reading this article and you are one of many users, using the app, the next couple of paragraphs can help you find a user, on tinder.

Finding People on Tinder

The more information you gather on the person prior to searching, the easier it’s going to be, to find their profile on Tinder. We guess the amount of information you have prior will vary greatly, depending on the situation.

If you want to find out if a person you’re dating has a hidden profile for cheating, your are all set. You’ll have all the information you need to find someone on Tinder. However, if you’re looking for an old classmate or a co-worker that you’d like to hook up with, your going to have to resign yourself to a lot more search attempts.

One method you can use to test out some usernames is by using the main search bar and entering the user in there. Type in the username into the URL bar like this: www.tinder.com/@[username] and check out the result. If you get no luck, try some different variations and see what you get. It’s common to find users using the same usernames and information across other sites, so it’s always worth trying out.

Another way is to change the settings and preferences on your account so the user you’re looking for will ideally come up as a match. This is how you do that:

  • Set your preferences on gender to match their gender
  • Update your age preference so it matches the person your looking for. If you’re not sure, try a guess and just change by a year until you get a match.
  • Update your page so it matches the location of your target, so Tinder considers them as local to you.
  • Run a fresh search and keep swiping through all the matches. While looking carefully at each Tinder profile for the profile your interested in. If your not getting much luck, try updating the age, location and rinse-repeat.
Look for other informaiton on social media to help you!
Look for other information on social media to help you!

Your doing good! have you found the Tinder user yet?

All these suggestions give you a good chance of finding the Tinder profile, but it’s not perfect. This is due to Tinders algorithm not being publicly known to us. We can never be certain on how they really match people, it’s a trade secret. You could not be finding the Tinder profile 1) because you’re settings just are not configured to match, 2) The user you’re looking for is simply not on Tinder! That’s why it’s sometimes useful to try a third party.

Tinder Search With via other tools

More commonly there are two main kinds of third-party tools other than using Tinder itself, to find a person. The first is Tinder-specific tools that try to pull out information from profiles on Tinder. If there is a used one on Tinder that is. These tools typically charge per search and vary in how effective they are. Given your strategy maybe test and trial to find the profile, this method can get expensive quickly.

It is generally accepted the best option is to use a bespoke Username search tool. UserSearch lets you run as many searches as you want, without any limitations. That’s great for trying out alternatives. It also has a specific dating site search, to easily allow you to ignore false positives that may pop up from other social networks. However, it would be wise for you to try and gather as much information as possible. If you gather, by searching social media and forum websites on UserSearch, which can further educate your searching.

Learn as much as you can to find the user.  Do user lookups.
Learn as much as you can to find the user. Do user lookups.

Why Learn More About The User?

People search tools can tell you who you’re really dealing with, bringing up everything from their marital status (yep, some married people secretly use Tinder) to criminal history and more.

Knowing for certain you’re not dealing with a scammer, a cheater or someone who’s downright dangerous can give you some needed peace of mind before you take things to the next level.

People search tools are useful in giving you the truth of a Username or person, by showing you the extra information you may not have known (such as if a person is married and also on Tinder). If you know you’re not dealing with a potential scammer, cheater, or someone who’s utterly dodgy, you can relax a bit after the searching, however, these bad people are good at using different usernames and online identities to trick you, so keep that third eye open!

Further Reading on dating site lookups

If you find this article useful, we have a few more on checking if your partner is on a dating website. We also talk about signs to keep an eye out for to work out if they are cheating. We also teach you how to do deeper searching online to find hidden dating profiles.

By AndrewJ