Finding a user on Tinder is a bit problematic, considering you can’t do it within the site itself!
Hard as it may be, there are (thankfully) other methods that help us find people on Tinder—external methods.
Phone numbers, for instance, are an excellent way to find someone on Tinder (among other methods).
If you want to know how to find a person’s Tinder account with ease, then I recommend one of the methods below!
The search needs to be done outside of Tinder…
If you’re hoping to stay in the app for this, then I have some bad news!
You will have to use third-party apps to succeed in this situation:
1. The best way to find a Tinder account by phone number: SwindlerBuster search tool!
If your search is a bit more specific and Tinder-oriented, SwindlerBuster will come in handy.
When you visit SwinderBuster, you’ll notice that there are two ways to search through Tinder accounts:
- With names;
- And with phone numbers.
Type their phone number here and your search is ready to go!
With the name method, it’s pretty straightforward—you enter the person’s name, age, and gender.
If you only know the person’s phone number, however, click on the Phone button and fill in the box!
When everything is ready, click on Search Tinder and that’s it—quick and effortless.
You’re now able to view the results of your search.
2. SocialCatfish is a fruitful method when it comes to Tinder searching by phone number.
Reverse phone number lookup is our best shot here.
SocialCatfish is a people-searching site with an excellent reverse phone lookup tool!
For this to work, simply visit the SocialCatfish, click on Phone, and write down the person’s phone number.
Sites of this nature search through billions of online records and whip out relevant, precise information.
If there is a Tinder user currently using the phone number you’ve provided, then their profile will show up!
And if not, well…it won’t.
3. Search for someone on Tinder using Spokeo.
Spokeo is yet another very reliable, effective site when it comes to digging up other people’s information on dating sites!
Among the many search options it offers (username, email, address), we can also use it to look up people’s dating profiles using only a phone number.
The process is pretty much the same: go to Spokeo, pick the Phone tab, and provide the site with a phone number.
The results will show up shortly and you’ll be able to see if the person you’re talking about has a Tinder account under that number!
4. An extra tip from me: opt into the ‘Friends of Friends’ feature.
A bit of a personal story here, but this is the only way I found out that this Tinder feature exists!
I was looking for my friend’s friend on Tinder—I knew we had a lot in common, but I didn’t want to be too straightforward by asking him out.
Nor did I want to ask my friend to set me up with him, because let’s face it, that’s way too awkward.
If things between us were to not work out (they didn’t), my friend and I would get a bit weird, so what did I do?
I researched if there was any way to come across people you know on Tinder, and lo and behold, there was.
Tinder has a ‘Friends of Friends’ feature: if you and another person have a contact in common, Tinder will tell you that you share 1 common connection
In my case, enabling this feature made my friend’s friend get recommended to me, but I don’t know for sure if doing this makes a certain person more prone to showing up on Tinder.
- If you want to find a certain person Person on Tinder, then this method uses their phone number to help you:
- On your Tinder profile, go to Settings and scroll down to Friends of Friends.
But keep in mind that for this to work, that person needs to have opted into the feature too.
5. More sites to run a phone number search on Tinder: PeopleLooker and Intelius!
Similarly to the other sites in the list, PeopleLooker will help you find a Tinder profile by phone number in a jiff.
Click on Phone Search and wait for the results to resurface—you will find a lot of useful info.
Aside from normal social media profiles, you’ll also find out any dating profiles, if the person uses any!
And Intelius works pretty much the same: pick the Reverse Phone Number Lookup option and type the Tinder user’s phone number (if you have it).
Click on Search Now and brace yourself—you will now be able to see all the social media profiles linked to that specific number.
6. On Google, search the keyword Tinder and the person’s phone number.
There is another way you can use a person’s phone number to search for them on Tinder for free, but all the stars would have to align!
And by that, I mean that the person would have to have their phone number mentioned somewhere in their profile.
If you go on Google (the search bar or Advanced Search) and type in the site’s name and the person’s phone number, like this:
Tinder.com 1-234-567-8900, Google will resurface any valid searches.
Might sound a bit unlikely, but don’t lose hope yet—a lot of people mention their phone numbers on dating sites!
If they happen to meet their exact type, they wouldn’t want to stay on the site forever; they would prefer talking to people in more “acceptable” ways, such as through text messages.
– Are third-party sites a great method to find Tinder profiles?
All in all, people-lookup sites are an efficient way of finding dating profiles based on limited information (such as phone numbers).
They’re speedy, easy, and most definitely functional!
But, like many things, this method has its ups and downs—let me give you a better picture:
|Highly detailed||The person could be using a different phone number|
|Quick results||Some dating services may not show up|
|High success rate||The majority of such services work in the US only|
The Pros list has the lead, but not by much—this method has certain downsides such as:
- Location restrictions (a lot of these services can’t be used for non-US citizens);
- A required subscription or fee for every search;
- The number not working at all because it’s not in use.
Regardless, if you want to try out your luck because you’re certain that you have the correct phone number, consider using reverse phone number tools!
– But you don’t have to pay to reverse search a phone number if you don’t want to: you can give free tools a try!
There is a more budget-friendly way to look a phone number up in order to find the dating profiles linked to it—it’s free.
These sites are free to use and have plenty of good reviews, however, because they don’t require payment, I can’t talk much about the functionality!
But since they don’t need to be paid for, feel free to use them whenever you feel the need to.
Can I find someone on Tinder by phone number?
Let’s get something out of the way:
We cannot find a person on Tinder by phone number within the app itself.
To begin with, it’s not possible to find users at all inside Tinder—which is why we have to rely on other methods.
All of this is done to protect users’ privacy, meaning that under normal circumstances, you can’t search for users by any sort of information (phone numbers, email addresses, names, etc.).
This is why I’m making such a big deal out of this!
However, other methods will help you achieve the desired results.