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How to Unmatch Someone on Tinder (Even Without Talking to Them)

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  • Mark 

How to Unmatch on Tinder: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’ve swiped right to someone on Tinder, only to find that you don’t have a connection with them, you probably wondering how you can unmatch. 

Tinder luckily makes it easy to unmatch from another Tinder profile by selecting the shield icon next to their name and pressing unmatch.

We’ve discussed in further detail below why you would unmatch with someone, how unmatching works plus how to do it.

Why Unmatch With Someone On Tinder?

Most of the time, you would unmatch with someone on Tinder if you don’t feel the spark, but you can also unmatch if someone is sending you inappropriate messages or behaving in such a way you don’t like.

How Does Unmatching Work On Tinder?

Once you unmatch someone on Tinder they will not show up in your feed or matches anymore, you do not have access to social media profiles and you can’t send messages to each other anymore, this is non-reversible.

Tinder does not notify the person that you have unmatched them.

Our Guide To Unmatching On Tinder

Unmatching on Tinder is a simple process, to help you out, we’ve listed the exact steps for unmatching below. 

  • Step one – Open your chat with the person you want to unmatch with and select the shield icon or the ellipsis icon (on Android). 
  • Step two – Select the unmatch option, you can report any inappropriate behaviour from the user to the Tinder team at this point too.

Last Words 

Overall, unmatching on Tinder is easy if you are not feeling your match anymore by pressing the shield icon next to their name on your chat, always remember that once unmatched, you will not be able to match again with the Tinder profile.



Mark is a Qualified Psychologist & An Algorithm Coach at some of the leading online dating sites. Besides his work, Mark enjoys writing about topics people tend to ask when starting out in the online dating scene, and hence the site A place to share insights and answer some of those pressing questions.View Author posts

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