It’s common that there’s user error when inputting certain criteria about yourself during the mobile dating app process. One major requirement, which essentially effects who you match and get paired up with, is your age.
Age is an important factor because most of the algorithms on the 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 is correct, because most of these methods only allow for one age change.
Why You Should Change Your Age To Be Accurate
We all want to be younger and want to appear younger. The truth is, lying about your age is simply going to hurt you more than it’s going to help.
For instance, if you lie about your age, the other person is going to find out eventually. We often seen users on dating apps purposely change their age in order 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.
Changing Your Age On Dating Apps
It’s important to have your age match exactly what it says on your birth certificate. However, there are a few errors that can occur during the on-boarding process which can screw up your age.
First, if you’re logging in via Facebook, it’s important to make sure that your Facebook age is accurate. Often times, 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. In order to change your age on Facebook for dating apps:
- Log into Facebook
- Click On The “Contact & Basic Info”
- Scroll Down To Birthday And Click Edit
- Change Your Birthday
Note that you can only change your birthday a certain amount of times. It doesn’t allow you to consistently change days that you’re born every day.
This should clear up for Facebook how old you are. Since the dating apps are pulling directly from Facebook, this should pull your birthday as well and display it properly.
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 being, it locks all of that information in their database and doesn’t allow for ages to be changed. In order to delete your app to start again to change your age on Tinder, these are the steps you need to take.
- Open Tinder
- Tap the profile icon
- Go to Settings
- Scroll down and tap Delete Account
Use these steps to help change your age on Tinder and correct any user error or mistakes that may have been made. Although it may not seem ideal to have to delete your profile, its the quickest and easiest way to change your age.
How To Change Your Age On Bumble
If you’ve logged in via Facebook, scroll up and read how to change your Facebook Age.
If you’ve entered the wrong age on Bumble, unfortunately there’s nothing that you can do immediately to help with the age change.
What Bumble recommends to do, of you’ve indeed messed up your age, is contact their help desk and they will resolve it. Use this link here 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, then please scroll up to see how to fix your age via Facebook.
If you’ve used email or phone number to sign up on Hinge, surprisingly there’s an easy way to change it. Here’s how to do it
- Tap on the settings icon on the navigation bar
- Tap on the pencil icon underneath your profile picture
- Scroll down to My Vitals
- Tap on age and change your birthday
Hinge has made it super simple to sign in and change your birthday. However, be very careful as Hinge only allows for age changes to happen once before it’s locked. If you’re going to change your age, make sure you understand that it’s not going to be able to be edited in the future.
Changing your age should only be used to correct a user error or an error in your Facebook page, not to 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 up front 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 intentions and clarity behind your dating mindset.
If you still have a problem with age, let us know, we’re happy to help!