Ever wondered: can you find someone on Tinder by phone number?
Here's the short answer: Yes, you definitely can search Tinder by phone number.
Even though Tinder makes it clear that you can only look up a specific person if you're already matched with him or her, you actually can look up anyone if you know their phone number.
If you're tired of pointless swiping, accidentally swiped left on a potential match, or didn't get a second date with your Tinder match, this article will teach you how to find someone on Tinder by phone number, as well as cover privacy tips to protect your phone number.
Note: It's important to respect people's privacy and not use any other people search service for stalking or harassing someone. Always obtain the person's consent before trying to find them on Tinder or any other social media platform.
Can you find someone on Tinder by phone number?
Yes. It's possible to find someone on Tinder with a phone number, just not directly in the app itself.
Use these methods to find someone on Tinder using their phone number:
- Perform a search using a free People Search Service
- Use a social media search engine like Social Catfish's Tinder Lookup search-bar
- Use phone numbers to identify social media handles
According to DatingZest, you can also find out is someone has a profile on other dating sites and Tinder included.
How to find someone on Tinder with a phone number
Method 1: Use a free People Search Service
Accidentally deleted your conversation with a match on Tinder? If you have their phone number, you can try reconnecting using a People Search Service.
People search services are essentially search engines that look through public records for people who fit your search criteria.
Radaris and SpokeoSearch are two free people Search Services that allow you to make online search queries without having to create a new account.
Spokeo, for example, not only reveals a person's personal details and contact details, but also their location history and court records. Spokeo has a free trial membership that gives you full access to phone search, and instant access to name, email and address search.
Radaris also has similar functions, and allows users to reverse lookup phone numbers.
It's important to note that while these services offer free basic searches, they may charge a fee for more in-depth information. Additionally, not all information on these sites may be accurate or up-to-date. It's always a good idea to verify information through multiple sources before making any decisions based on it.
Additionally, most of these services only work if your Tinder Match is living or based in the USA and US overseas territories.
Method 2: Use a Social Media Search Engine like Social Catfish's Tinder Lookup Search-bar
Designed to reconnect people and verify online identities, Social Catfish is also a People Search Service.
What makes Social Catfish stand out is their unique Tinder profile searchbar.
Simply key in a person's:
- Phone number
- Tinder username
- Profile image(s)
and let Social Catfish sift through more than 200 billion records to reveal a lot of information on individuals that match your search criteria.
Our quick test of Social Catfish's search bar exposed the social profiles, home addresses, usernames and shared photos of individuals.
Users can also filter their search query by country, state, city and age range for more precise results. Social Catfish is a paid service, but they do offer a free 5-day trial where users choose either a reverse search plan and/or an image search plan.
Method 3: Use phone numbers to identify social media handles
While this method won't help you directly find a Tinder profile, you can use it to find social media profiles that are linked to those Tinder profiles.
Since 2018, Tinder users can sign into their accounts using their Facebook account. Additionally, Tinder also allows users to display their Instagram photos below their bio. You can find users on Facebook by simply searching their phone number in the in-app search-bar. For Instagram, you can do so if you had saved the phone number of your Tinder match in your list of contacts.
It's also possible that people use the same handle for their Facebook / Instagram and Tinder accounts. A phone number can lead you to someone's social media handle, and that handle can reveal their Tinder profile to you.
Before you rejoice with our tips above on how to find Tinder profile by phone number, you might want to think about how private Tinder really is, and what you should be doing to protect your personal identity.
What this means for Tinder phone number privacy
It's possible for anyone who already has your phone number to look up your Tinder profile using the methods above. This means you should be extra-careful when sharing your phone number on Tinder.
Tinder does not reveal your phone number even if you choose to sign up for an account using your phone number.
But your phone number can still be exposed if:
- you share it with someone as a Tinder message
- you choose to openly display it on your bio.
If you want to display a phone number for easy conversations and hookups, consider getting a burner phone number from Phoner instead of exposing your actual phone number.
Also, you'd want to be extra-careful before sharing your actual phone number with any Tinder match. If you're still unsure about someone, stick to using a temporary second phone number first.
Bonus: Phoner also offers a Reverse Lookup feature that allows you to find information about the owner of a phone number, including their social media profiles.
Keep your phone number secure on Tinder
To find out more about how anyone can find you on Tinder using your vanity URL, third-party apps or online services, be sure to check out Tinderoplus's comprehensive walkthrough.
So, can you find someone on Tinder by phone number? Yes, you can. And so can anyone else. Reconnect with missed dates, but be sure to keep your personal data safe and secure!