Finding out if someone is using dating sites is absolutely not an impossible mission!
And yes, you can find someone’s dating profile for free. There’s a multitude of ways you can do such a free search through dating sites and apps!
Of course, paying for a web designed to specifically find people on dating apps and sites has its perks, but so does finding dating profiles for free!
You get to spend some time and effort into the process, but not a single cent. Though with paid services the results can be highly accurate!
So, how do you, in actuality, find out if someone is on dating sites?
One of the ways to find out if someone is registered on dating apps for free is the Profilesearcher.
You can type the person’s email, name, or phone number and your entire process just becomes easier from thereon.
If you feel like giving other things a shot, then I’ve got some really good stuff for you!
Here are 8 (most of which are for free) ways to find out if someone is on a dating site:
1. Search for their name, username, and photos on Google to find dating profiles for free.
Some dating profiles are visible to search engines such as Google.
You can tell a person has a dating site if they appear on the results when you search their name next to the dating site on Google.
This is one of the easiest ways to find out if someone has a dating profile for free.
However, this is slightly limited since it doesn’t work for all dating apps and sites out there.
This has been working for Tinder, but you can try a similar method with other dating sites as well.
- You go to google.com and search “site:tinder.com name” For example, site:tinder.com donna
- On the other hand, you can also do a similar search through URL by typing “tinder.com/@username” For example, tinder.com/@donna01
There’s a difference between a name and a username on a dating profile.
Usually, the name is what you see on the profile, and the username is what they use to log in on the dating site/app.
Essentially, this is a username search on dating sites for free as long as you do it the right way.
This is one of the most effective ways to find someone’s dating profile for free.
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Another way to use Google to find out if someone is on dating sites is to use Google Images.
This tends to be less effective, however, it’s free so it’s worth giving it a shot.
If you happen to have a picture of the person you’re looking to find on dating apps or sites, and you strongly believe that they’d use that picture on their dating profile, then look it up on Google Images!
Simply drag and drop the image on Google Images if you’re on a desktop, or use Google Lens if you’re using a phone.
You’ll see the results of that picture on dating sites if the site has the pictures of its users visible to search engines.
We can move on to the rest of the free alternatives to find someone’s dating profile!
2. Find someone’s dating profile by searching on ProfileSearch by phone number.
When it comes to finding a dating or Tinder profile by phone number for free, it can be a bit more difficult than simply searching for a name or last name.
The only way to find a dating profile by phone number for free is by using free services for finding and searching for people such as Peoplefinder.
Some of those services make very generalized searches and are not designed specifically for dating app searches.
However, they seem to be functional in a lot of cases for dating sites and app searches as well, especially since they can find hidden dating profiles for free.
You can give it a try with people finder sites, however, this is the part where you need to use other services for more accurate results.
This search bar enables you to find anyone’s dating profile using their phone number, name, email, or any other information you may have.
Profilesearcher isn’t designed specifically for one dating app or site, so it works for all dating sites, anywhere a person has a dating profile.
Through this search bar, you can search anyone and find any dating profile by name, phone number, email, or other information you have.
An alternative to Profilesearcher is Swindlerbuster. It’s very accurate and has fast, straightforward, and 100% confidential results!
3. Find out if someone is registered on a dating site for free by logging in as them on a dating site.
Another effective way to find out if someone is on dating sites is by trying to sign up or log in as them. And this one is entirely free!
You can’t find their dating profile, per se. But you can definitely find out if they’re registered on a dating site.
A lot of dating sites and apps offer a variety of options to log in or sign up. The most basic options are email and phone number.
Some of those dating sites or apps notify the users when a particular email or phone is already being used on the site or app.
If a person is registered on a dating site, you’ll be able to find it out for free, without having to pay for a particular service online.
If they have a dating profile on platforms such as Facebook Dating or eHarmony you’re quite likely to find out through this method.
- Try signing up or logging in with their email on a specific dating platform.
- If you get a notification in the nature of the ‘this email is already used’, then they’re likely to have a dating profile on that platform.
4. Create your own dating profile(s) and start swiping to find someone’s dating profile.
At this point, you can have your dating profile and swipe until you stumble upon that person’s profile.
Most dating apps are free to use unless you want to subscribe to any particular premium feature they offer.
Having a dating profile of your own will allow you to swipe through profiles until you find the person you’re looking for.
- What you have to do is set up a few dating profiles on different dating apps/sites. Usually, people use the most popular dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, Eharmony, OkCupid, etc.
- The next thing you want to do after you create your profile(s) is set your preferences according to the person you’re looking for.
For example, if they’re 27, set your age preference at 27. This will make it easier and faster for you to find who you’re looking for.
Note: If you’re looking for your partner on dating sites, this method is very likely to cause you trouble in your relationship!
5. Have your friends take a look at their dating sites for you.
When it comes to a dating profile lookup, as surprising as it may sound, your friends could be helpful in this one!
I can only guess who you’re looking for, but your friends can tremendously help with this.
If they’re on dating apps (even better if they’re on different dating apps), you could tell them about the person you’re looking to find.
- Let your friend(s) know to notify you the moment they see your person’s dating profile.
- Some dating apps offer you the option to share the found profile, while others do not. However, a screenshot, or sharing the link to their profile will do just fine.
If you’re trying to find this person as a way to know if they’re betraying your trust, the screenshots will be enough.
If this is a person you once saw on a dating app, but now you’re trying to find them again, you need the link to their profile.
6. Finding a Dating Profile by Email For Free
There are not many platforms that offer this service for free, since searching a dating profile by email takes a bit more than searching a dating profile by name.
If you’re looking for a way to do a free reverse email lookup for dating sites, then you’ve got only one option called Epieos.
The site allows you to perform a search by email for free, and it shows you quite accurate results regarding location and social networks.
This is the only way to find someone on dating sites by email for free.
Doing a dating profile search, especially by email, can be a bit more difficult. Hence you’ll need more alternatives.
Social catfish is one of the platforms through which you can find any dating profile on any dating app/site by email for free.
All it takes is to write down that person’s email, and you’ll find the results of the dating sites/apps the person is using with that email through this search engine for free.
- There are not many platforms that offer this service for free, since searching a dating profile by email takes a bit more than searching a dating profile by name.
- If you’re trying to find someone’s dating profile by email or any other way, and you’re willing to pay for a service, try Socialcatfish first.
- If you don’t get any results after your search, the person is probably not using that email, or they’re simply not using any dating apps/sites at all!
7. See if they have a hidden dating profile by taking a look at their phone or computer.
If they’re your partner, then this is yet another effective (though not very healthy) way of checking if they’re on dating apps/sites or not.
They can have hidden dating profiles that no service you use can find them.
Though it’s free of charge, it’s expensive regarding emotions because you’ve got to be sneaky on this one:
- Get their phone or other devices you suspect they’re using online dating on.
- Start looking for a dating app icon, or check their browser and look for dating sites or spam emails from dating sites.
Normally, it’s very easy to tell a dating app’s icon or a dating site’s URL, so I’m assuming that won’t be much of a problem for you.
On the other hand, if you don’t know much about how these dating apps and sites look, you’ve got more work to do by checking each ‘suspicious’ app and the sites you find on their devices.
If it looks like a ‘hookup’ profile, then it probably is one.
8. Find out if your partner has a dating profile by asking them about it.
Whether you’re trying to find out if your boyfriend or girlfriend – or plainly, partner – is on dating sites for free, then you have to talk to them first.
It’s free, and if you already set your mind to trying out other methods, then it’s absolutely worth giving it a shot!
- Let your guard down and have a conversation.
- These doubts can stem from inner insecurities or plain suspicious behavior from your partner.
Either way, it’s worth discussing them with someone you chose to share vulnerability with and be intimate with.
If the connection between you two is genuine, you’ll get to solve this and it’ll help you strengthen your communication and connection!
On the other hand, if you find yourself doubting your partner’s fidelity, then you can rely on the rest of the methods.
Turn to online search services for dating profiles as a last resort.
Well, I’m sure one of those methods will work out, however, in case you’re looking for a quick solution and answer, we’ve got one of those too!
It takes no brain to understand that you’ll find someone on dating apps or sites much faster through a service specifically designed for that purpose.
However, the only thing that might not be convenient for you is that you have to pay for that service.
So, if nothing out of those 7 free methods works out, then you’ve got a couple of alternatives:
- Buzzhumble (works for Bumble only),
- Social catfish
- Dating Profile Searcher
- Cheaterbuster (works for Tinder only),
All of the aforementioned (besides Cheaterbuster and Buzzhumble) search all dating sites at once.
They’re searching a dating profile, a person’s data on dating apps and sites, instead of the person on a specific dating app.
For example, Cheaterbuster is specifically designed for Tinder, meaning it only allows you to find out if someone’s on Tinder.
You can’t use it to find profiles on other dating sites and apps besides Tinder.
Unfortunately, there are no Cheaterbuster free alternatives.
After some intense research on it, I’ve found that the so-called free alternatives to using Cheaterbuster or Socialcatfish are only misleading and a waste of time.
If you want to use these sites and have results, you have to pay.
Things you must consider when searching for someone’s dating profile!
You can get lost in the process and forget a few important things you have to consider while looking for a dating profile.
Here are a few things you mustn’t forget while searching for a dating profile online:
- They could be using a fake name, fake email, or a fake phone number.
- They could use the dating apps’ features to avoid seeing your profile.
- They could be off of the app, they simply didn’t properly deactivate their online dating account.
- Don’t forget to screenshot, or save the link to their profile.
- They could be using the sites in incognito mode.
- They could be hiding the dating app(s) in secure folders on their devices (e.g. files with passwords only they know).
- Be aware of hidden and secret dating apps.
Try to keep it genuine, but if you don’t see any other way around it, then go ahead and try out what fits you best at the moment!