Post Date: September 25, 2020

Tinder’s new feature shows users when they have missed a match. If you happen to be swiping, you’ll get a screen that pops up that says you’ve missed a match. What does this mean?

When Tinder says you missed a match, it’s letting you know that you swiped left on someone who swiped right on your profile.

In this article, we will show you why it says you missed a match and how you can stop missing matches.

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Missing A Match On Tinder

Missing on a match on Tinder is common if you’re using the free version. The free version of Tinder will blur out the faces of other users who have swiped right on your profile.

You’ll be prompted with a blurred-out image and a number that represents how many people have swiped right on you.

To see these matches, you’ll need to pay for the premium version of Tinder, which we’ll cover later in this article.

You get a notification that says that you’ve missed a match because Tinder is letting you know that you swiped left on someone who swiped right on you.

This is Tinder’s way of trying to sell Tinder Gold to you, so you don’t miss another match.

There is no way to avoid this screen except by swiping to the right on every match you come across. If you swipe right on every profile you come across, you will soon be left with no swipes on quality matches.

The only way to avoid missing your matches is to purchase Tinder Gold and see your matches.

Check out our complete Tinder User Guide here.

See Your Matches On Tinder

Tinder Gold is a unique premium subscription that unlocks a handful of new features.

One of these features is seeing, in a grid view, all the profiles who have liked your profile. If you’re someone who has 5-10 likes in their queue, there’s a good chance you don’t want to miss these 5-10 likes.

Tinder Gold list view
via business insider

If you’re struggling to get matches, these 5-10 likes are important to your overall success with using Tinder. Tinder Gold will help you solidify these matches by seeing their profile before actually having to swipe left or right on them.

If you’re someone who has 99+ matches consistently, then Tinder Gold may or may not work for you. If you’re using the free version of Tinder, you’ll be able to match with someone roughly every 1-10 swipes if you have 99+ likes.

This is more common for people who live in densely populated areas like cities and busy suburbs.

If you want to see all 99+ people, it may not be a bad idea to try a month of Tinder Gold and see if there are actually quality matches waiting in your Tinder Queue.

Rewind Matches On Tinder

If you miss matches on Tinder, there is no way to get them back on the free version. You will need to purchase Tinder Gold to get the rewind feature, which allows you to see matches you’ve previously passed on.

Tinder Rewind is only available for members who purchase Tinder Gold or those who purchase individual rewinds.

Tinder Rewind

This feature is key for any Tinder swipers who swipe as fast as possible and don’t look past the first picture of every profile.

This is why we recommend not just blindly swiping left and right on different profiles but rather taking your time and indulging in every picture and bio before you actually make a swiping decision.

Tinder Rewind makes it possible to backtrack on profiles that you’ve accidentally swiped left on. Be careful; however, only a certain amount of rewinds are available for your profile, so be careful with every right swipe.

If you’re someone who actually looks through every profile, don’t necessarily worry about missing a match. If you looked through their profile long enough to realize this person isn’t for you, then you should have no regrets about missing a match on Tinder.

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Tinder says you’ve missed a match to push you to their premium services. This notification lets you know that you’ve swiped left on a profile that has swiped right on you.

This notification is often found on the free version of Tinder, which pushes you toward buying Tinder Gold. Tinder Gold allows users to have rewinds as part of their subscription where they’re able to go back on a missed match if necessary.

More importantly, users can see all of their matches in a grid view; that way, they never have to rewind or second guess any of their left swipes.

Missing a match on Tinder is important because that person could be the perfect person for you. Don’t miss any more matches on Tinder, and make sure you carefully look through every profile completely before making a left swipe.

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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!