How to Find Someone on Tinder

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What to Know

  • On your profile page, select Settings and choose your search preferences.
  • Narrow your search preferences to an area, age range, or other trait of the person you're seeking.
  • Tinder has no straightforward way to search for someone by name.

This article discusses how to find someone on Tinder. The instructions apply to iOS and Android.

Find Someone on Tinder by Narrowing the Search Radius

Tinder gives you the ability to search for people within a specific distance of your location.

  1. Open your profile page and select Settings.

  2. You can change a number of your search preferences, including age range, distance, gender, and more. Set Tinder to search from your current location.

    Decrease the search radius so that you swipe through only nearby people. Move the scale to the left to decrease the distance or move it to the right to increase the distance. 

  3. Select Done in the upper-right corner to save your preferences.

    Location settings in Tinder
  4. Now you can begin swiping through dozens of people to find your crush.

    Tinder won't match you with Facebook friends, so if you're friends with someone on social media, create a separate Tinder account to find them. If the person has swiped left on you, they won't show up as a potential match.

Find Someone on Tinder by Narrowing the Age Range

While searching for someone by narrowing the distance may help you find what you're looking for, you may want to stay within a certain age range. If you know how old the person you want to meet is, you can set the age range to only that age, for example, 25 to 35.

  1. Select your profile icon, then select Settings.

  2. Find the age slider beneath the distance slider and slide the left button to the age you want.

  3. Move the right slider to match the first. If you aren't sure of the person's age, move the sliders to be as narrow a range as you want.

  4. Select Done in the upper-right corner to save your preferences.

    Age Range settings in Tinder
  5. Now you can swipe through people of the same age as the person you're looking for. If they swiped left on you already, they won't appear.

    The age is based on the age given to the Facebook account linked to Tinder, so if they use a fake age, you can't find them this way.

Find Whether a Facebook Friend Uses Tinder With TopRomp

If you aren't sure whether someone uses Tinder, TopRomp searches their profile usage via the Facebook Social Graph functionality.

TopRomp promises not to post to Facebook, as it isn't connected to Tinder and doesn't hack your Facebook account. However, it can search the Facebook settings through the Tinder app ID.

The social graph feature is no longer properly supported on Facebook. Additionally, TopRomp may not be completely accurate.

  1. Sign in to Facebook from a web browser.

  2. Go to

    TopRomp utilizes the Facebook Social Graph to search for users on Tinder.
  3. Select See Which Friends Use Tinder.

  4. The search page shows your friends that use Tinder, although it may not be completely accurate.

Search by Passions

In the Explore tab, you can filter users by their passions, or interests. For instance, if you search “thrill seekers,” you'll see people who are interested in outdoor activities like camping and rock climbing. Be sure to add passions to your profile so that others can more easily match with you.

Explore tab and Gamers in Tinder app
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