How to change the name on tinder, age and other definitive tricks (2020)

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This is the definitive guide about how to change name on tinder. Many of us are facing the same issue and want it to be solved immediately. Therefore I have come up with this well-researched topic about tinder.

I make sure that after reading this article, you will save a lot of your time by not going anywhere else to find a similar solution.

In this article, you will learn the following things:

  • What is Tinder?
  • How did the tinder start?
  • How to change name on tinder and age?
  • Complete features list provided by Tinder:
  • Are tinder dates safe?
  • Basic Tinder Rules
  • How tinder makes money?


Let’s dive right in.

What is Tinder?

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Tinder is one of the biggest online connecting and dating social applications. Tinder helps two strangers to meet with each other if they find each other by swiping them right. 

According to Wikipedia, Tinder is the social dating app for anonymous people over 18 for chatting, dating, flirting, and casual hookups. I will discuss the right swipe and other features later in this article.  

Tinder app allows you to look at other people’s profiles(mostly opposite gender) and let you like or dislike it according to your preference. If there is like from both ends, then something can be done about it.

The app was launched in 2012 and since then, it has been making great progress and worthy achievements. Besides this, the app won many awards and got featured In many tech giants including TechCrunch.

How did the tinder start?

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According to, tinder was founded by Sean Rad and Justin Mateen by perfectly analyzing the needs and wants of the youth and turned this dating app into a pure addiction among youngsters.

Recently, news has shared that Matthew Perry(FRIENDS CAST) has also recently joined a dating app after his split up. 

Tinder had become so famous that by 2014, it was able to record more than 1 billion swipes per day(stats by Wikipedia).

Initially, it required Facebook access to register and login, but afterward, they have embedded their method too by registering with the help of a phone number. Tinder is accessible at all the platforms available in the market.

How do I change age on tinder?

Let us learn how to change the age. Its very simple.

  1. Firstly, head over to your profile.
  2. Click on Update Info that appears at the exact bottom of the cover photo.
  3. Out of the many options, hover to Birth Date and change the information as per your need.

This was all you had to do with changing your tinder profile name.

Now, can you change your name on tinder? Some of you will say yes and vice-versa. But let me clear it out that we can change the tinder name and I will show you exactly all the methods to do it right.

How to change name on tinder with Facebook?

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This is the easiest and the first preference method that every tinder user uses to change his/her name. But some still find it difficult or lengthy but let me clear the process.

  1. Login to your Facebook account:
  2. Click on the drop-down icon (PC) at the top-right corner as per the latest update by Facebook.
  3. From the drop-down list, click on Settings and Privacy.
  4. From settings, click on General.
  5. Here, you will be able to change your name very easily without much effort. Some people complain that after changing their name on Facebook, the same is not reflected on tinder. Well here, you need to calm down and see if it changes within 3-4 days.

But wait, do you want to know the more easy way that will solve your issue instantly. Well, keep reading.

How to change name on tinder without Facebook?

The second way is to create a new Facebook account and it does not require much effort and waiting time. Unless you want to wait for many days to get your name reflected through your old account.

But always remember that creating a new Facebook account will clear all your tinder data unless you are using the premium version of tinder(Tinder Plus).

So if you want to start over, you can create a new Facebook account with the name of your choice to prevent further problems.

Many of the other users use this method nowadays to save their time. You can try it too. If you are an addictive tinder user, you must be using the premium version which works well with this method.

How to change name on tinder with tinder itself?

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If you are the type of person who does not want to go to different places and change the existing records time by time, then this method is for you.

According to Wikipedia, tinder was able to bring its method of signing up with just a phone number in late 2019.

Here, you need to go straight away to tinder and sign up with a phone number option. You will be able to choose your name, age, and much more.

According to me, this is the most suitable and flexible method to start tinder with. These were the three best methods to change your name on tinder.

Now let’s talk about its features and some interesting rules that every tinder user should follow.

Features provided by Tinder:


Swipe is the common and most used feature on tinder. With this feature, you can either swipe people right if you seem to like them or swipe left if you want to continue your search.


It is another heavily used feature on tinder. It works after both the parties find the match through the right swipe. After the match, he and she can text each other through this feature and send multimedia too.

Instagram Connection:

This feature help users to see other people Instagram profile directly from the tinder app.

Mutual Connections:

It helps to know whether the other person shares a mutual friendship/connection with any of your friends on Facebook.

Tinder Gold:

It is a premium feature (250INR/per month) by tinder which helps you to look at those who liked your profile before swiping it. It is very useful for those who want to find out who is following/liking your profile.

Panic/emergency button:

Panic button in tinder helps users to ensure total security which includes all the features like location tracking, photo verification, etc. As per the BBC news, this feature was first introduced in the US from 24 January.

These were all the basic but noteworthy features of tinder. Now lets head over to the most commonly asked question i.e are tinder dates safe?

Are tinder dates safe?

Tinder has updated many changes since its beginning. But its security level has always been bulletproof. Like any other dating app, tinder also comes with a security warning. 

Despite all the security and privacy maintained by the company, we must take full control before taking any actions that can lead to great trouble. Many people use tinder as a dating app but though there are many unrecognized spammers all around the web, it is necessary to keep some stuff private.

If you wish to learn a definitive guide to stay secured on tinder, VYKE has given a complete and very useful tutorial to stay safe and secured on Tinder.

Basic tinder rules that every tinder user should know:

Huff Post has mentioned some unwritten and effective Tinder rules which can easily help you stay away from getting yourself down in Tinder.

However, some basic rules that each one Tinder user should follow are as follows:

At least, look clean:

If you are up to something in tinder, you must neatly clean yourself up before doing anything else. It is truly said that “The First Impression Is The Last Impression”.

Never try to be over smart but look decent and that’s the main point of using an online dating app that should be looked carefully.

Take everything slowly:

I have seen many of my friends rushing to send a ton of messages once they find their match.

This is the exact wrong way to do it. If you try to perform this wrong activity, you are more likely to be blocked which will let tinder know that you are not worth recommendation. You will start getting more left swipes.

Take everything easily and calmly. Let the other person text first or ask one question at a time. Let the other person talk too.

Fill out your profile with your all-time best photos:

The only thing that people notice on tinder is the profile picture of a person. So make sure to optimize it with your all-time best memories.

You can even try to post duo so that the other person will get confused in choosing the right one and increase your profile attention.

Tinder is strictly for hookups:

If you are looking for a serious relationship in tinder, my friend, you are in the wrong place.

People use tinder to relieve their stress by chatting with strangers. It is advisable to use it casually.

Feel free to swipe left anyone:

If you don’t feel match with any person, feel free to reject them. It will never send them warnings. All the information in the tinder is encrypted and it is safe.

Swiping left to every person will not harm your account or your status. It is totally up to you and normal.

Never spam:

Tinder is becoming secured day by day and deleting many people’s accounts who try to spam.

Never spam on tinder. People usually spam by creating a dummy account and using someone else’s name and image.

One day or the other, this will surely land you into a big load of trouble. Be you and be real. 

Now let’s talk about how tinder makes money as a giant business model.

How tinder makes money:

Aashish Pahwa (Founder and CEO of  has beautifully explained the process of how tinder makes money in one of his articles. Click here to read his article.

If you want an overview of it, Tinder mostly fills its pockets out of the following method:

Tinder can be used for free by people from all the countries. But the smart owners of tinder decided to charge for some extra benefit to increase the company’s profit due to the increase in demand for the application.

Therefore, tinder decided to change for some features like unlimited swipes, changing the location, etc. All these premium features by given a parent name called Tinder Plus.

All the features given by tinder plus are as follows:

  • Unlimited swipes.
  • Any location change.
  • More than 1 super like per day.
  • Undoing the last swipe.
  • 1 Boost per month.

Tinder mostly makes its money through these premium subscriptions.


All the features and the working of the app have been discussed by us in this article. We even learned how to change name on tinder and other latest tinder features, tips, and tricks. 

Besides that, you will also get a pure idea of whether this app is a perfect fit for you or not.

Because of this, I am happy that now you can make your own decision and judge the app accordingly.

This was from me.

Now I would like to hear it from you.

Which feature of tinder did you like the most?

Are you planning to buy the premium version of the app?

Are you able to change your name and age easily?

Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.

If you find this article useful, share it with your friends too.

Thank you.

See you in the next one.

FAQ Section:

Can you change your name on tinder?

Yes, you can easily change the name on tinder. But if you want to change the name by creating a new Facebook account or directly through tinder, your existing data will be deleted.
To prevent it, either you should change your tinder name through your existing Facebook account or buy premium membership of tinder. (Tinder Plus i.e. 250 INR per month)

Can you use a fake name on tinder?

It is advisory not to use any fake name on tinder. As tinder is the official dating app, you should always try to be yourself and real.
Spamming will lead you in danger.

Do people put their real names on tinder?

Most people on tinder use their name. People whose tinder account is connected with Facebook are more likely to use the original name in tinder.

Are tinder messages encrypted?

Tinder is a fully secured app. All the messages and personal data are carefully secured in the database and no third party can access the private information.
Tinder is trying to maximize its security level day by day.

Can tinder be used to make friends?

Tinder is the best app to make new friends. many people use this app when they feel lonely to spice up their life. Using tinder, your requirement of finding new friends will be fulfilled.

How to change name on tinder?

You can easily change your name on tinder by changing your Facebook profile name or by creating a new tinder account.

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