Post Date: May 11, 2020

Commonly, there is user error when inputting certain criteria about yourself during the mobile dating app process. Your age is one major requirement, which essentially affects who you match and gets paired up with.

Age is an important factor because most of the algorithms on dating sites will show you people relative to your age. If you’re 40 years old, there’s a good chance you’ll be shown other 40-year-olds, not 18-year-olds.

It’s important to get the age on all of these dating apps correct, as your experience will be ruined if it’s not fixed. We recommend making sure your name and age are correct because most methods only allow one age change.

We all want to be younger and want to appear younger. The truth is, lying about your age will hurt you more than it’s going to help.

For instance, if you lie about your age, the other person will eventually find out. We often see users on dating apps purposely change their age to hide that they’re older than they appear.

We highly recommend you don’t do this, as it will only tag you as a “liar” for the person, and naturally, the word will spread about you lying about your age.

We all want to seem younger. However, there are plenty of beautiful people in the world who will accept our age and will love us for exactly how we look.

Change Your Age On Facebook First

It’s important to have your age match exactly what it says on your birth certificate. However, a few errors can occur during the onboarding process, which can screw up your age.

First, if you’re logging in via Facebook, it’s important to ensure that your Facebook age is accurate. Oftentimes, younger members will put their age to 99 or 100 on Facebook and not think anything of it.

If you decide to use Facebook’s login features, it will pull the age directly from Facebook. To change your age on Facebook for dating apps:

  1. Log into Facebook
  2. Click On The “Contact & Basic Info”
  3. Scroll Down To Birthday And Click Edit
  4. Change Your Birthday

Note that you can only change your birthday a certain amount of times. It doesn’t allow you to change the days you’re born every day consistently.

This should clear up for Facebook how old you are. Since the dating apps pull directly from Facebook, this should pull your birthday and display it properly.

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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.

How To Change Your Age On Tinder

If you’ve signed in via Facebook, see the guide above on how to change your age via Facebook.

If you’ve used an email or a phone number to sign in to Tinder, and your age is wrong, there is, unfortunately, nothing that can be done. Looking at the Tinder guidelines, they recommend that you delete the app and start over.

The reason is it locks all of that information in their database and doesn’t allow for pages to be changed. To delete your app to start again to change your age on Tinder, these are the steps you need to take:

  1. Open Tinder
  2. Tap the profile icon
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Scroll down and tap Delete Account

Use these steps to help change your age on Tinder and correct any user errors or mistakes that may have been made. However, it may not seem ideal to delete your profile; it’s the quickest and easiest way to change your age.

How To Change Your Age On Bumble

If you’ve entered the wrong age on Bumble, you’ll need to contact Bumble support. They will change and update your age for you.

Use this link to go directly to the Bumble help desk to change your age.

If you’re looking for an easier solution, we recommend deleting your account and starting over. If you’re impatient and don’t want to wait for Bumble to get back to you, use this tactic to have a quick fresh start.

This may not seem ideal, but it’s the quickest and easiest way to get a fresh age and a fresh profile started.

How To Change Your Age On Hinge

If you’ve logged in via Facebook on Hinge, please scroll up to see how to fix your age via Facebook.

If you’ve used your email or phone number to sign up on Hinge, surprisingly, there’s an easy way to change it. Here’s how to change your age on Hinge:

  1. Tap on the settings icon on the navigation bar
  2. Tap on the pencil icon underneath your profile picture
  3. Scroll down to My Vitals
  4. Tap on age and change your birthday

Hinge has made it super simple to sign in and change your birthday. However, be careful as Hinge only allows age changes to happen once before it’s locked.

If you’re going to change your age, make sure you understand that it will not be edited in the future.

Change Your Age Recap

Changing your age should only be used to correct a user error or an error in your Facebook page, not deceive other people. Too often, we hear stories of both men and women lying about their age.

This will often result in heartache and confusion for the person you’re trying to date. It’s important to be as clear and upfront as possible when discussing age with your potential partner.

To get the most use of dating apps, have the mindset that you’re going to meet these people every single time you match with them. This will help you be completely honest about your intentions and clarity behind your dating mindset.

If you still have a problem with age, let us know; we’re happy to help!

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!