TINDER matches not loading what to do?
Tinder not showing matches: How to fix the problem
Almost everyone has used a dating app at some point in their life. Online dating changed the game, and now it is easy to meet people who you wouldnt have met otherwise. Tinder is one of the first dating apps that were made and has become a peoples favourite for a reason. However, sometimes, the app doesnt work very well. So, what do you do when Tinder not showing matches?
Tinder not showing matches can be a very frustrating experience for everyone involved. Fixing it is, therefore, a priority for you. These solutions are enough to help you fix the app. If they dont work, that means that the issues with your app are on the server and not on your end. If that is the case, wait until the developers fix it, then update your app.
Tinder Gold Says I Have Likes But Nothing Shows up
If tinder gold says you have a Like but it’s showing up or you just can’t see it then it means that it hasn’t registered. You will need to give it some time for the app to register the like properly.
The same goes for if a tinder notification says you have a match but it doesn’t show up. This could be down to loading issues mainly.
To fix this I would start by just closing the app. You can do this by swiping up from the bottom of an iPhone and swiping up on the app.
If you’re on an Android device then click on the left side of your home button and swipe left or right on an app. Now I would say wait for 10 minutes before you go to check if the like shows up.
Tinder matches take time to load especially if they are new likes or matches. If you find that either of these is not loading then you will need to check your internet connection first and foremost.
A lot of users report to us saying that Tinder says they have a match or like but it doesn’t show up. One reason why this may be happening is that the match you received might have unmatched you.
You will also need to wait for it to load properly, especially if it is a new match. When matches or likes just aren’t working or you just aren’t seeing them I would suggest you force close the app and reopen it.
You can check how to do this down below. I would also make sure you have full bars or just switch to mobile data until things start loading properly.
If you can’t see one of your matches at all or it seems as though it has disappeared then this is a good indicator that they unmatched you. If you can’t see your likes then just wait a few minutes then come back
Whenever Tinder doesn’t show me my matches the immediate thing that comes to thought is to close the app which is what a force start is.
Force starting Tinder will get rid of any temporary software glitches I was talking about. This goes the same with malfunctions.
To force close the tinder app on your iPhone you should double-tap your home button until you see apps pop up. Now swipe up on tinder.
If you don’t have a home button on your iPhone then swipe up from the bottom and follow the steps above.
If you’re on an Android phone like a Samsung then just go into settings and look for App, find the Tinder app then hit force close.
Once you are done go back on the app and check if tinder is now showing you your matches.
A bad internet connection can be a big issue when it comes to not being able to see your matches on tinder.
When your connection is bad then this stops certain things like matches from not loading.
If your matches are not loading on Tinder then you would need to switch to W-Fi or cellular data.
To do this switch on your iPhone you can do it in settings or just swipe up from the bottom to access the control panel.
If your iPhone doesn’t have a home button then swipe down from the top right and you will be able to see the Wi-Fi icon.
You can do this in the settings if you’re on an Android device. You can also try turning off and on airplane mode as this temporarily resets your network settings.
Turn on and off your Wi-Fi you are seeing low bars on your device. If the bars are still low then try going to a different location until it’s working properly.
Your matches and likes should be able to load once you can get a better connection. If you’re still now being shown matches then go onto the next method.
As you probably know, you cant like potential matches on tinder without your location being on.
Having your location lets Tinder know where you are and lets potential matches know how far away you are from them.
Maybe because your location is off, tinder is having a hard time showing you your matches.
To turn location services On on your iPhone just go into settings and then scroll down to Privacy. From here you should toggle it on.
This can be done on Android by going onto the connections section in your settings and hitting Location in the top right.
This will only fix this problem in some cases so don’t expect to resolve anything. Remember we are still trying to troubleshoot your problem.
A VPN network is a virtual private network. These networks allow you to browse the internet in a private network that is not your own.
Because of this you are also to do certain things that apps don’t allow you to do in certain locations
With a VPN you can also change your location however Tinder is clever to only use the location on your device and not your IP address.
I have found that having my VPN on while using tinder allows me to load my matches and likes much more easily.
Vpn’s can be downloaded from your App Store. I highly recommend Tunnel Bear as it doesn’t charge you to change your location whereas other similar services can make you pay for a paid plan however you can use whichever one suits you.
once you have downloaded it you should follow the steps and turn on VPN in the settings. Don’t worry it will tell you how to do this.
You have to be connected to W-Fi to use a VPN so if you don’t have this available then you can skip to the next step.
If you haven’t updated the Tinder app in a while then I would suggest it’s best to do so. If old software is left on there then it can cause problems.
When the app gets updated they tend to fix a lot of issues, like you not being able to see your matches.
However, tinder doesn’t roll out these updates often so it is best you set up your app store to automatically update apps when there is one available.
Tinder likes to tweak its layout so just be prepared for that after it has been updated.
To update the app on any phone just head into your app store and tap on your profile. Once you’re here you can either scroll down for the app you’re looking for or if you’re on Android, look for where it says Manage Apps.
Find the app you want to update then update it.
If the app has already been updated then you should just delete it instead. Deleting the app will clear the cache which is just the old files pages stored on the app.
Don’t worry this won’t delete anything of importance. To delete the app just press down on it and click the cross then confirm to delete. This can also be done by finding the app in settings.
If you just want to clear the cache without deleting it on iPhone then just go onto Settings then click General > Storage > find the app and click on it then tap on Delete All.
The reason why you may not be able to see your matches is that tinder is down in general. When this happens pretty much nothing works on the app.
It becomes very glitchy and frustrating. When this happens all you can do is wait for tinder to find the problem.
They usually do this in less than 24 hours. You can tell when it is down by using the Down Detector website.
This gives in live reports whenever apps are down. You can see the graph which shows you how big the problem is.
If there is a large spike then the app is most likely down for a lot of people. The result of this is things like matches and likes not loading.
If you are unable to wait then I would suggest you just use another dating app until the issue has been resolved.
If your device is the problem that is causing this then you will need to turn it off then on again just take make sure this isn’t the culprit.
When your device isn’t working properly, restart it will reset any current issues you’re having with Tinder matches and so forth.
When your phone is back on you will need to see if your matches now show up or update. Usually, the phone someone isn’t the reason an app might be glitching but it happens.
To restart your iPhone you will need to hold down on the power button for a few seconds until you see the power off button.
Swipe to the left to restart it then turn it on again by pressing on the power button. All of this should take about 30 seconds.
If you’re on one of the latest iPhone models then you should hold on to the volume down button while holding on to the power button instead.
On Android software, it’s a similar process. Just hold press on the power button and tap on the power off option.
You should now be able to see your matches with ease. Remember this article isn’t a quick fix and you will have to keep trying and testing until a solution sticks.
If you are fed up with tinder then I would advise you to look for an alternative as Tinder’s software is not up to standards at the moment.
Other apps like Bumble don’t have nearly the same issues tinder does. To avoid all these problems in general you could get a paid plan which will be the application run smoother for you.
If you need this problem resolved then you can contact Tinder support. They will be able to give you a better-suited solution.
You may be directed to their FAQ page so just be prepared that they may not have a specific solution.