When it comes to finding love through a dating app, Tinder is the safest and the most appropriate dating app out there for singles that are looking forward to meeting someone online and building a relationship by simply swiping right.
However, this exciting journey might take unexpected turns which can lead to an unwanted experience with your match.
We have all been in a situation where we regret swiping right. There could be cases when you need to cut off all communication with your match due to the lack of interests, mutual feelings, respect, or you just want to detach from them for any reason.
Regardless of your reasons, Tinder gives you the opportunity to easily unmatch and remove users that don’t seem to be a good fit.
How to unmatch someone on Tinder?
Hundreds of thousands of people use Tinder every single day to meet new people, but what happens when you encounter a user that is not quite your type? Well, in this case, it can be quite helpful to make the conscious decision to unmatch them and remove them from your match list
Here are the steps you should take to unmatch and/or report someone on Tinder.
1. Open the chat window and click the user’s profile
To unmatch with someone on Tinder, you need to first find the user’s profile from your chat list. Once you find the profile of the user you are looking for, you have to click on it and open the chatbox.
2. Tap the flag icon for iOS users, and/or the Shield Icon for Android ones
The Flag Icon for iOS users, and the Shield Icon for Android ones, will appear in the right corner of the chat box. Once you see one of the icons you need to tap on them and open the drop-down menu for reporting or unmatching options.
3. Click Unmatch
Unmatching is a permanent action that can not be undone. When you unmatch someone on Tinder, you and your match will disappear from each other’s matches list and you won’t be able to message or rematch with them on the app anymore.
Once you unmatch, the messages and the entire conversation will also be removed from your chat list.
Tinder doesn’t notify your match that you have unmatched them. Therefore, this is all an anonymous and personal decision that is taken by one of the matches by clicking “yes, unmatch”.
To report a match on Tinder, you need to select your match’s profile from your matches list. Select the flag icon (iOS) or Shield icon (Android), click Report, and select the reason.
After an account is reported, it is reviewed by Tinder’s moderators. If the profile you reported contains content that violates Tinder’s rules, moderators give the user a warning. In cases when this warning gets repeated, the account gets banned from Tinder and removed from your match list.
Reasons to unmatch someone on Tinder
Tinder, the dating app that pairs you with potential partners based on your location and mutual interests, allows you to remove any individual from your matches list.
When’s to unmatch someone on Tinder? The answer to this question depends on the situation. Every scenario is different and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to dismissing people from your dating profile.
Here are some of the most common reasons why you should consider unmatching on Tinder and move on.
You don’t find your match attractive anymore
It is a thank you, next – a type of thing! If you’ve matched with someone and you don’t find them attractive, it’s a good idea to unmatch them because it will stop their messages from appearing on your phone.
We have all felt disappointed by our first impression at certain times. If you feel that your match doesn’t meet your expectations, they aren’t exactly your type, or you simply don’t have any chemistry in common, it’s time to unmatch and remove them from your match list.
You don’t want to meet them in person
We all want to have conversations with people who make us feel good about their presence even from the other side of the screen.
Tinder offers you the opportunity to first get familiar with your match within the app and then take a step further to meeting them in person.
Perhaps you’ve matched with someone who isn’t your type, or maybe you’ve matched with someone you’re not sure you want to meet in person as it does not give you the confidence you need. Regardless of the reason, you can unmatch someone on Tinder in just a few simple steps.
They are too far away
I believe that there were certain times when you didn’t pay attention to who you were matching with – people who didn’t live nearby, people who were too old or too young, or people who simply weren’t your type.
In cases when you match with someone who lives far away from you, perhaps in some other city or state, it can be difficult to upgrade your transition from Tinder to a real-life relationship.
The first meetings should be more frequent in order for you to get to know each other, and the distance at the beginning of the relationship can create misunderstandings that affect the proper functioning of the relationship.
Tinder has quickly become a popular way to meet new people by simply swiping right or left on profiles. But, if you’re looking for something more than just hooking up, you might consider unmatching users that show inappropriate behavior towards you.
If your match starts the conversation with sexual, rude, or insulting texts, instead of asking general questions about you, and your interests, that means that he is just trying to hook up with you and not build a relationship.
Your match does not reply back
Once you put effort into texting your match whether it is for the first time or just a reply, and they don’t reply back to you after the first, second, or even the third message, it’s time to unmatch them.
You may ask yourself, should I not wait a little bit longer? Well, if they are interested in getting to know you, they would not make you wait for a reply.
Instead, they would make the texting process smoother and would pay attention to how they make you feel.
Our phones are in our hands 24/7, so if you think they are ignoring you, well….yes they are! Don’t waste your time trying to make them speak, if you don’t get a reply, just assume they are not interested in continuing further
Tinder Unmatching Etiquette
If you have been wondering if it is a good idea to unmatch or report someone without notifying them first, you are not the only one! Even though someone might not be a good match for you, or doesn’t have mutual interests, they don’t deserve to ghost them.
Furthermore, there could be people who could get hurt if they get unmatched on Tinder because that might also affect their algorithm. Therefore, it is preferable to politely unmatch by texting the final message and wishing them good luck on finding the one before you unmatch them.
You may say “Hey, I enjoyed talking with you, but I don’t think we are a good fit for each other” or other things that might let them know they didn’t do anything wrong.
Unmatching someone on Tinder comes along with the experience of trying to build a relationship from the dating app.
If during the conversation, you feel that your match is not a good fit for you, you can easily unmatch with them by tapping the unmatch option from the Flag (iOS) or Shield (Android) icon on the chatbox.
However, you should know how to politely unmatch someone and not hurt their feelings especially if they behaved politely.
It is always a good idea to let them know that you don’t feel attracted to them anymore and part ways in a good spirit instead of simply unmatching them without a word.