How Do I Get Unbanned on Tinder?

Banned on Tinder? Find out what you can (if there’s anything you can do) to get unbanned.
Updated 18 January 2022
How Do I Get Unbanned on Tinder?

United States Scam & Fraud Statistics 2020

$3.3 billion total fraud losses
4.7 million fraud reports

1.4 million reports of identity theft

Source: 2019-20 Consumer Sentinel Report

Sections on this page
  1. How to Get Unbanned On Tinder: Contact Tinder
  2. If You Can't Get Unbanned from Tinder
  3. Why You Could Be Banned on Tinder
  4. Reporting Tinder Accounts
  5. Can't Get Back on Tinder?

If Tinder has banned you from logging into your account, there is little you can do to get it back. You can try to contact Tinder and appeal the ban, but if you've violated the app's Terms of Use or Community Guidelines, there's little chance you'll be successful. Here's how to get unbanned on Tinder and what you can do if you can't.

How to Get Unbanned On Tinder: Contact Tinder

If you discover you're banned on Tinder, the first thing you can do is to contact Tinder Support online. You can either plead your case, explaining that the breach of their terms may have been a misunderstanding, or you can simply ask them to explain why your account was banned in the first place. 

If you get a response, they may provide more information about why your Tinder account was banned and if there is anything you can do to reactivate it. 

In most cases, if you've been banned for violating Tinder's Terms or Community Guidelines, contacting support will not help. Tinder doesn't treat violations of its terms lightly and will likely keep the ban in place. 

If You Can't Get Unbanned from Tinder

In most cases, if you've violated Tinder's terms or guidelines, you won't be able to retrieve your account. You can, however, sign up for a new Tinder account using a different Facebook account and/or phone number. 

Don't Forget to Cancel Your Subscription

If you pay for a Tinder subscription through your app store, be sure to cancel the subscription, or you may continue to be charged for your banned account.

Since you've been banned on Tinder previously, you'll want to use different photos on your new account. Don't reuse any profile photos that you had on your old profile, as this may be a flag to Tinder, and they may ban your new account. 

Why You Could Be Banned on Tinder

Tinder is pretty strict when it comes to its Terms of Use and Community Guidelines. If they find any profile has violated anything within these documents, they will ban accounts and not allow you to reinstate them. 

Use It or Lose It

Tinder may delete your account if you haven't used it in over two years. You can contact Tinder if you find your account has been deleted and ask them to reactivate it.

Rules to Follow

In addition to agreeing to several rules and statements as found in the Terms of Use, there are several community guidelines that you must follow. Violating these rules will most certainly lead to being banned on Tinder: 

  • No nudity or sexually explicit content, especially in your bio. 
  • No harassment or abuse towards any other user, including:
    • Unsolicited sexual content
    • Stalking
    • Threats
    • Bullying or intimidation
  • No threats or violent content. 
  • No promoting or condoning violence, racism, bigotry, or hatred. 
  • No public broadcasting of private information, whether your own or someone else's, including:
    • Login credentials
    • Emails
    • Phone numbers
    • Addresses
    • Passport numbers
    • Social Security numbers
  • No scamming or fraudulent activity, including catfishing for financial gain. 
  • No impersonating someone else. 

NOTE: The list above is just a sample of the rules you must follow when using Tinder.

Reporting Tinder Accounts

If you meet someone on Tinder who violates the Community Guidelines, you can report them confidentially and have their account banned. You can either:

  • Swipe left on the contact from your match list and tap "Report."
  • Tap the flag icon from your message screen.
  • Open a user's profile when swiping and tap the three dots.
  • Contact Tinder Support.
Contact Details


Verified Contact Details

It's important to verify links and contact details to beat imposters.

Whenever you're using dating apps like Tinder, make sure you're protecting yourself at all costs. Scammers and fraudsters frequent these apps and may try to:

  • Steal your personal information
  • Trick you into sending them money. 
  • Trick you into thinking they're someone else (i.e., catfishing). 
  • Sign you up for unwanted services, charging your credit card.
  • Blackmail you with sexually explicit images you may send them. 

Can't Get Back on Tinder?

If you can't get unbanned on Tinder and don't want to create a new account using a new Facebook account or phone number, you have other options. There are several other dating apps and websites that you can use, such as:

  • Bumble
  • Plenty of Fish
  • Match
  • Zoosk

Many people use multiple platforms simultaneously, so you may find the same people on these apps you matched with on Tinder.