Post Date: October 8, 2020

Running out of Tinder can be frustrating. The seamless left and right experiences found on Tinder are not only fun but also engaging in trying to find a new match. However, there’s a point and time when it all comes to an end, and you’ll run out of people.

To not run out of people on Tinder, increase your age and distance radius. This will show more people in a wider age range and farther away.

In this article, we’re going to show you the different ways you can prevent your Tinder from running out of matches.

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Running Out Of Matches On Tinder

Tinder relies on its users to keep the platform working efficiently. If there are no users, Tinder becomes a poor experience for the user. This is why the founders of Tinder spent so much time on college campuses, making Tinder the go-to app for college students.

Soon after, Tinder started to become the premier dating app for single users. At the swipe of a finger, users can find matches that match both their age and distance range.

Running out of matches on Tinder

However, if you do too much swiping, there may be a point where you will run out of people on Tinder. To fix this, you’ll need to do these things.

For a complete guide on Tinder, check out this article.

Increase Age Range

The first way to bring up more people on Tinder is to increase the age range. If you only put users in a specific age range, Tinder will pull all of the users you selected.

Tinder age and distance range

However, if you live in a suburban town, there are only so many profiles that fit that age range in your distance radius. To increase your chances of matches, you’ll need to increase the age range.

If you’re not looking to go older, we recommend sliding the age scale lower. If you’re not looking to go younger, we recommend sliding the age range to a bit older.

The age range will not only increase your chance of a match, but it will also help you meet a wider range of people.

Increase Distance

Increasing the distance will pull matches from a wider radius. If you’re not looking to change the age range, this is your next option to find more people on Tinder.

If you’re in a city, you may only have to increase the radius by a few miles. However, if you live in a suburban town, you’ll need to increase the miles by 5-10 miles.

One thing you’ll need to consider when increasing the mile radius is if it will fit your lifestyle. If you don’t drive but match with someone who is 20 miles away, it could disrupt keeping a steady relationship

Slowly start to increase the distance each day until you find more people on Tinder that fit your liking.

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Move Locations

Changing your physical location will also find new matches. If you have friends that live 20-30 miles away, you will get a whole new crop of matches when you physically change your location.

If you open Tinder in a different physical location, it will take the distance radius from that location. This is important to note because Tinder uses your GPS signal to find other users.

If you do not want someone to know you’re on Tinder, be cautious of where you open the app, as you will be viewed by other people in their distance radius as well.

Tinder Passport

Also, Tinder has a feature called Tinder Passport, which allows you to change location. If you’re going on vacation or moving to a different city, Tinder Passport allows you to change your location digitally.

When you change your location, Tinder acts as if you’re physically in that location, and you’re able to change your age and location.

Purchase Tinder Gold

The last option is to purchase Tinder Gold. Tinder Gold allows the user to have unlimited swipes, the ability to move their location, and all of the premium features.

Tinder Gold does cost money. However, you will hardly ever run out of people because of their location’s premium features.

People who use Tinder Gold typically have a better experience than users who use the free version. Tinder limits the number of people who you can swipe on a day. Tinder Gold will allow you to break that barrier and increase your chances for more matches.


To not run out of people on Tinder, we recommend changing your age range, and location range, moving locations, or purchasing Tinder Gold.

These options are easy to adjust and set up, and you can find more matches before you know it.

In closing, we recommend you be as patient as possible with Tinder. It may take days and sometimes weeks to find quality matches. Adjust your settings accordingly and make the most out of your Tinder experience.

These tips are what we recommend for when you run out of people on Tinder. Tinder runs on users actively swiping and engaging on their platform.

If you adjust all the settings and still can’t find matches, be patient and wait for more users to sign on to the platform.

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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!