How to Delete Your Tinder Account

Has Tinder failed to get any relationship fires going for you?  Have you considered warming up to any of the apps like Tinder that we mentioned, such as or  If you'd like to snuff out your Tinder account, our final lesson of this course will show you how it's done.

To fully delete a Tinder account, you will first have to launch the Tinder app on your mobile device and log into it.  Then, tap the "menu" icon, and then tap App Settings.  Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap Delete Account.  Tap Delete in the window that pops up to confirm your account's deletion.

It's a pretty simple process, but we've included a rundown of what it looks like in action, just in case.

Detailed steps to cancel your Tinder account:

  1. Turn on your mobile device, launch the Tinder app, and log in.  (See steps 1 to 3 in the first section of our How to Set Up Tinder tutorial for instructions.)

  2. Tap the three bars (or the gear on iOS devices) in the top-left corner to access the main Tinder menu.

    How to access the main menu for Tinder

  3. From the main Tinder menu, tap App Settings.

    How to access the Tinder application settings

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the "App Settings" menu and tap Delete Account.

    Button for deleting your Tinder account

  5. A window will pop up asking you to confirm that you really want to cancel your account.  If you do, tap Delete.  If not, tap Cancel to back out.

    How to confirm that you want to delete your Tinder account

You should receive a message that your account has successfully been deleted.  All "likes", matches, messages, photos, and other information associated with your account will be lost and cannot be recovered.  However, you can create a new Tinder account using the same Facebook account and information that you signed up with the first time.  See our How to Set Up Tinder tutorial for instructions on how to do that.

Note that deleting your Tinder account will not delete the Tinder app from your device.  Also, if you are subscribed to Tinder Plus, deleting your account will NOT automatically cancel your subscription, so make sure that you end your Tinder Plus subscription before you cancel your Tinder account!


That's the gist of how to delete your Tinder account!  Good luck in your future searches for love, whether they involve Internet dating tools (such as or, in-person mingling sessions, or just plain happenstance!

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