Post Date: May 12, 2020

Tinder, the most popular dating app on the market, attracts users from different cultures. People who often try out Tinder for the first time may not know what to expect. Can you use Tinder anonymously to see others?

Tinder can be used anonymously to see other users by turning off the “show me on Tinder” option found in the settings. Tinder users can also use “incognito mode” to browse anonymously.

Users may also want to hide the fact they are using Tinder. This could be for various reasons but for the embarrassment of trying out a dating app.

Most users regret the early days of their dating app journey but soon realize it’s common and that people typically date nowadays.

We’re going to walk you through Tinder’s features and show you how you can use Tinder anonymously.

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How Tinder Works Anonymously

Tinder is a mobile dating app that uses a “card stack” style to swipe right on matches they want to talk to and swipe left on users they don’t wish to meet.

When both users swipe right on each other, they will be matched up and allowed to talk. This essentially is the lock and key to Tinder and other popular dating apps. Two right swipes essentially give clearance to the users to talk to each other.

Users can text back and forth once a match has been made as a regular text conversation.

Tinder does not allow for picture messages or audio to be sent, only text messages. Tinder recently introduced gifs loaded on the platform, but that is the only type of picture messaging that can be used.

If users want to meet their match, they will agree to meet or go off-platform with Snapchat or texting. This is usually the case, as users can see if the person on the other end is natural.

One of the biggest downfalls of online dating is making sure the person on the other end is genuine and not a catfish. The best way to determine if a person is natural is to use Snapchat or any video/picture platform.

Check out our complete Tinder User Guide here.

How To Become Anonymous On Tinder

Tinder does have an anonymous feature. However, there are some limitations to how it’s used. For example

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A user can use Tinder (swipe right and left) for a period to accumulate matches. Once they have accrued matches, they can tick the box that says “show up in discovery.”

Turning off discovery will allow the user to talk to their matches. However, they will not appear in the card stack. This is one way to stay anonymous once you have met your matches.

The user, however, may not search the card stack anonymously. There’s no way to sign on to tinder and search profiles from an anonymous level.

The only possible way we could think of searching anonymously is by creating a fake profile and swiping through.

We highly recommend you don’t do this, as it will weigh down the platform with fake profiles and ruin the experience for users trying to find a date.

Tinder limits how many swipes users get per day; your fake profile could be costing other people valuable time.

❤️ Pro Tip: If you’re sick of finding people who are just looking for one-night stands, we recommend trying eHarmony.

It’s one of the highest-rated online dating apps in the world. eHarmony users are actually actively looking for relationships. Give it a try here for free and see if you can tell the difference.

Turning Off Discovery On Tinder

There are a few reasons why you may want to turn off discovery.

The first reason is not showing yourself in the card stack, especially if you’ve met someone you like.

Often, we find someone we’re attracted to; having other options to look at may take your mind away from the person you’re attracted to.

The second reason is to hide from people in your local community. If you’re home for the weekend and you don’t want anyone in your area to know you’re on Tinder, you may hide until you get back home.

This is the easiest way to remain anonymous on Tinder. That way, people can’t see that you’re on a dating app.

One major piece that we must note – if you turn off discovery, you will not be able to swipe on other profiles. If it hides your card stack, it’s not allowing you to swipe on other people’s card stacks.

The only way to get back to swiping is to enable discovery so everyone can see your profile again.

This is an essential piece because you cannot take yourself out of the card stock and look at other profiles.

If you’re looking to stay anonymous on Tinder, here’s how to do it:

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  • Go to the settings icon in the top left corner
  • Uncheck the button that says “Show me on Tinder”
  • Click “Done” in the top right

This is all you’ll need to do to remove yourself from the card stack and stay anonymous while you use the Tinder app.

Tinder Anonymous Recap

Tinder is one of the largest dating apps in all of the world. It’s also known as a casual dating app by a few. Tinder has helped couples worldwide meet and has inspired apps like Bumble and Hinge to be born.

These mobile dating apps are the new norm for dating as introverts, and even extroverts can meet multiple people at a time, simply using their thumbs.

This also saves singles time and energy as they can sort out the perfect qualities to last in the long run. This is what has made dating apps so popular over the years.

Mobile online dating is the future of dating. Fully understand how the platform works, so you’re able to utilize the best and best spend your money if it comes down to deciding to pay.

What are your thoughts on Tinder Anonymous? Do you think they should let you swipe while your card stack is hidden? Let us know in the comment section below!

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About the Author

Julia has over 10+ years in the mobile dating app space as a consultant and analyst. Her work has been featured on top websites like Mashable and Women's Health Mag. She writes these blogs to help singles find their true love and life long companion!