Post Date: May 25, 2021

Tinder is one of the world’s most popular dating apps. Its presence is in over 25+ countries around the world. Not only does Tinder supply users with profiles of who’s in their proximity, but it also helps them communicate once they match. However, there may be an instance when you can’t see anyone on Tinder.

If you can’t see anyone on Tinder, it’s because there are no more users in your location range or you have lost connection. To fix this, increase your location range to at least 5 miles more than you currently have set, or restart your app.

In this article, we’re going to show you why you can’t see anyone on Tinder and how you can fix it.

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Why Can’t I See Anyone On Tinder?

Tinder is a geo-location-based mobile dating app that allows users to match based on area location.

The area settings on Tinder locate all users that fit your proximity in an area radius. This means that users are found at whatever mileage or kilometer setting you may have in a circle.

empty search on Tinder

For instance, setting your area range to 1 mile/kilometer will show all areas in a proximity range.

No Users In Your Range

One of the main reasons you can’t find anyone on Tinder is because of the area’s proximity. This means that there are no profiles within your range, and you will be shown a message that looks like this.

The first thing that you want to do is go into your settings. For iPhone users, tap on the gear icon in the upper-right corner. Below that, you can see a “Location” option, which will allow you to select or change your area radius.

For Android users, head into settings within your phone. For Android 6 and 7 phones, you’ll need to select “Location & Security.” This will allow you to change and edit your settings related to location context.

Once you’re in your location range options, increase the distance until it says that there are no more users within those locations.

Keep increasing the location range until new users start to appear.

If you don’t want users from that distance away, sometimes you’ll have no choice. For instance, if you don’t have a car and only want to meet people within walking distance, you should keep your distance at 1 mile/kilometer.

However, if Tinder has no more users to show you, then there is nothing you or the platform can do.

Too Small Of An Age Range

With no users available in the location range, the same goes for the age range. If you only have a small subset of people to view in your app, there’s a good chance you won’t find anyone.

We recommend opening your age range to at least 5-7 years apart from the lowest age. This will allow you to find more people. If you’re not interested in someone seven years older than you, then you can swipe to the left when their profile comes up.

This age range flexibility will allow you to find more matches and better experience using Tinder. No matches on Tinder make the entire experience tasteless and boring. Spice it up by increasing or decreasing the age range.

Check Your Connection Status

If you happen to see a spinning wheel on the Tinder homepage, this is because Tinder is actively searching for users to show you.

There’s a good chance that if you don’t have service, you’ll see this spinning wheel for a minute or two.

If Tinder cannot access your location, it can’t actively show you members in your area. Ensure you’re connected to Wi-Fi or have your location settings turned on; that way, Tinder can access your geolocation.

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Change Your Physical Location

If you live in a suburban town, it may be harder to find users on Tinder. Densely populated cities are apt to have more Tinder users. Towns away from the city and having a high population will not have as many Tinder users.

If you’re in a lower populated area, try increasing your location range. Find towns or city blocks with a higher density of Tinder users. This way, Tinder can display more people based on your area settings.

For instance, if you live in a small town in Arizona, you can’t find anyone on Tinder. You might want to try setting your radius to Phoenix, AZ, or Scottsdale, AZ. By doing this, you’ll be shown more users from areas densely populated with Tinder users.

Tinder offers a travel mode that allows you to change your location to different cities worldwide. This allows you to be in more than one place and actively talk to people who live in densely populated cities.


There’s a reason why sometimes you can’t find anyone on Tinder, and it may be because there are no active profiles within your area settings radius.

If you can’t see anyone on Tinder, try increasing your dating distance. For instance, if it says “no users,” bump the distance to 10 miles/kilometers. If you find yourself still unable to see other people from your location, then there is nothing you can do.

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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!