10. Hide the App on your phone
Tinder also has option available where you can upgrade your account. Some of these options available allow you to see who likes you first without matching them first. You can search for matches when you imagine most people are sleeping, turn off appearing in the community, and then see who matches you without turning yourself back on.
If you are suspected of cheating, you do not have to delete your entire account to prove you are not on there. Just make yourself private and you do not have to lose any of your matches either.
9. Turn off Notifications
Even though you may be anonymous online, what about your personal life? You do not want to risk being caught because of a notification tone, banner, or someone using your phone and seeing the app. You can go into your settings on your mobile phone, disable notification sounds, alerts, and just have them not show up at all. This will, of course, mean you have to open the application to check if you have any notifications.
This could save you in the long run because someone could be using your phone and a notification will appear on the screen. Or you will be on the home screen searching to open another application and someone sees the Tinder app. You can create a folder on the home screen and upload a bunch of random ones and the Tinder app can be on the last page. To be super careful, you can also disable notifications in the app as well.
Chances are there may be a time your significant other or partner will need to use your phone or they just grab it to look something up. If they have the passcode to your phone, you may need to just hide the application in between other apps so it does not stick out.
You can put a bunch of unused applications in the same folder and hide that amongst others. Depending on what type of phone you have, this may be futile if you can pull up the applications all at once to scroll through.
11. Adjust your Location
If you are unaware, one of the key features of Tinder is finding matches in your area. At one point Tinder only allowed you to use your location and up to 500 miles around you. Recent updates allow you to enter a different zip code and search for matches there.
This allows you to scope out matches in an area you are going to be travelling to or just scope out who is a few towns over. Regardless of your location preferences, make sure it is convenient for you and no one knows who you are over the new location either.
This helps if you are a traveling person and move between cities easily. It lessens your chances when you are on the go instead of staying in one location. Adjusting your location and radius can increase your chances of getting matches and inserting yourself in a new location where no one will know who you are.
12. Change your Privacy Settings
At one point, Facebook allowed other users and your friends to see who uses Tinder on Facebook and see uses Facebook on Tinder. These features have since been removed but it would be a good idea to check the settings and make sure they are not linked. To make sure this does not happen, if the features are ever reintroduced, here is how:
- Visit Apps and Websites in the Facebook settings
- Find Tinder
- View and edit settings