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How to change your name on Tinder (2022 update)

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how to change your name on tinder

Maybe you're regretting the nickname you used when you first set up your Tinder account or maybe you're worried about privacy — whatever the reason, you want to change your name on Tinder.

So, can you?

According to Tinder's help pages, no. Tinder doesn't provide any easy way to simply edit your name or your age after you've set up your account.

But don't worry, if you want to change your name on Tinder you've still got options.

In this article we'll walk you through the steps you can take to change your name on Tinder.

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Table of Content

Here is the outline of the article, feel free to jump to the section that interests you the most.

  1. Start over with a new Tinder account
  2. Change your name with Facebook
  3. Make a new account on Facebook
  4. Using a fake name
  5. A warning
  6. Changing other Tinder settings
start over with a new tinder account

Start over with a new Tinder account

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If you've decided you need to change your name on Tinder, the solution they suggest is to delete your Tinder profile and start over.

If your account is brand new when you notice a spelling mistake or that you've somehow used the wrong name, starting over is no big deal. But if you've been using the account for a while, you might dread the idea of having to tap "delete account."

If you delete your Tinder account, you'll lose everything. All of your current matches and messages will be gone. So think carefully before deleting Tinder. It could be worth sending a message to your matches and asking for their phone number so you'll still be able to keep in touch even after you delete your Tinder account.

If you decide to start over with a new Tinder profile, you'll have to delete your current Tinder account first and then sign up for a new one.

Add the new name when you're filling out profile information and make sure you choose something you'll be happy with for a long time.

Not only is this the method that Tinder suggests, but if you signed up for tinder with your phone number or mobile number, it's also your only option.

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Change your name with Facebook

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If you joined Tinder using your Facebook account, then the only way to change your name on your Tinder account is to change your Facebook name.

Tinder pulls your personal information from the Facebook app, and that means they'll be using the same name.

How to change your name on Facebook

  • Open the menu bar in the top corner of your account

  • Choose "Settings and Privacy"

  • Then choose "Settings"

  • Then "General"

  • On the "General Account Settings" screen you'll see the field for "Name"

  • Tap "Edit" and choose your new name.

A few things to keep in mind

First of all, whatever name you choose will be the name that displays on your Facebook profile, not just your Tinder name. So make sure it's something you can live with.

Facebook also limits the number of times you can change your name, so don't plan to use this option more than once.

Once your name is changed on Facebook, give Tinder roughly 24 hours to update with the new information.

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Make a new account on Facebook

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Because Tinder is linked to Facebook, creating a new Facebook profile is another way to change your name on the Tinder app.

Simply sign up for a Facebook account with the desired name and age that you want your Tinder profile to display.

You'll need to use a different email address for this Facebook account in order to start fresh, you'll also need to choose a new password.

To make sure the account doesn't look obviously fake, create at least a basic new profile page that looks like a real person.

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Using a fake name

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If you're planning to use a fake name on your Tinder account, think carefully about the consequences.

When you meet people from the app for a date, your Tinder name is what they'll expect to call you. If you've been dishonest, that can be a big turn-off and may backfire.

If you're simply using a nickname, or have serious privacy or safety reasons for using a fake name your date will probably understand. Just think about how your explanation will sound before you choose this option.

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A warning

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Both Tinder and Facebook want people to use their real names and real identities on their profiles. And both apps are looking out for people who break these rules.

They've created these policies for good reason: to help keep users safe.

If you're planning to bend these rules for some reason, just remember that you're risking getting banned from one or both platforms. So think carefully about whether changing names is the only option for getting the results you're looking for.

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Changing other Tinder settings

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Tinder makes it difficult to change your name or your age, but other profile settings can be easily adjusted.

Tap the profile icon and then choose "Edit Info." From here you can scroll through everything from gender to sexual orientation to job and location.

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For obvious reasons, the name you use online says a lot about you. From Facebook to Tinder to other social media profiles, your information is easy to find.

Make sure your name and other information represent you online in a way you can feel good about.

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