How To Create A New Dating Profile On Tinder, Bumble, Hinge. How To Make A New Account. Bumble Reset. Tinder Reset. Deleting Hinge Account, Starting Over

Spend any significant time on dating apps and you will notice what appears to be people appearing again and again in your feeds more than others. Sometimes this is due to profile boosts, people creating multiple profiles or those that constantly delete their profile and start a new one to obtain the new here badges you might see on some apps.

Most guys struggle with taking photos, writing about themselves, smiling and being more interesting than they appear to be and as a result, get few likes (or no likes), matches or quality conversations. Frustration can kick in resulting in bad behavior like swiping right on most women, all women which is not only bad swiping etiquette but can reduce visibility and result in worse profiles being shown.

While these items take time and effort to make serious self-improvements, many guys prefer to hack their way through or pay for worthless boosts rather than build a great profile, improve photos and optimize introductory messages.

Some guys try to hack their way through the Tinder algorithm by changing location, orientation, height, or even identity (using other people’s photos) as seen on Tinder subreddits. These items can get you banned so it’s not worth risking your profile.

Below are some helpful tips to know about how to reset profiles, what happens to your profile, likes, matches and messages when resetting profiles and how often you should reset a profile on dating apps.

Pro-tip: resetting it too much can get banned if too many people keep seeing your profile and get tired of swiping left and opt to report you instead. Also, resets won’t help much unless you optimize your dating profile first.

Related Read: How To Make A Good Hinge Profile (for tips including captions, photos & photo prompts).

For tips to make a good Bumble profile, read this.


How To Reset Hinge Algorithm, How To Reset Bumble Algorithm

There has been a surge in profile resets in hopes of trying to recapture new user boosts that new accounts experience on most dating apps. Algorithms and lop-sided male to female gender ratios on dating apps further made it difficult for all as bad behavior, excessive swiping, suspicious activity can lead to bans.

Most guys would rather blame the apps than acknowledge their own self-sabotaging efforts leading to automatic left swipes on dating apps. While I don’t advocate for profile resets for most people, they can be somewhat effective when don’t correctly in tandem with other strategic improvements on a profile.

With all that said, people are getting banned more often than ever before, including behavior like ghosting, unsolicited messaging on other social media channels, graphic messages and lying about appearance or background information.

Most people reset their profiles after receiving no likes, matches on apps like Hinge and Bumble. Below are some tips of how and when to reset profiles and things to look out for to avoid getting banned.

Related read: Best Dating Apps For Women | Best Dating Apps For Men


Resetting Matches On Tinder, Bumble & Hinge, Tips, Pros & Cons & More

Even if you use all the methods and tips below to restart your profile, it’s likely you will get banned again if you repeat the behavior that led you to being banned in the first place or getting low quality matches over time.

Before resetting your profile, it’s important to have self-awareness about your appearance, profile, photos, hobbies, conversation skills, location, smiles, wardrobe etc so you can address all the items needed to be successful on dating apps.

It doesn’t make sense to reset your profile unless you make significant investments in upgrading your prompts, profile and photos.


Can You Start Over On Bumble? How Do You Start Over On Tinder?

One thing I have noticed is the exploration of resetting of dating profiles. It’s a strategy many guys have used to get short term boosts on their profile after the initial boosts wear off or after a long dry spell when the matches and likes stop.

Resets are popular for those that refuse to get better photos or unwilling to upgrade for boosts or premium features on dating apps.

It’s tempting to try to hack your way through dating apps to get more visibility but often these strategies can cause more harm than good. Most likes from resets and boosts come from people outside your radius / demographics or are bots, scammers or those seeking IG followers.


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Strategy (App Choice + Timing + First Messages), Photo Critique, Bios + Prompts + Photo Captions, Wardrobe Feedback, Grooming Suggestions, Clothing & Hairstyle Recommendations, Body Language, Smiles, Etiquette & More For Men & Women.

-As seen in the NYT, WSJ & More


Dating App Algorithms, New User Boosts On Hinge, Bumble, Tinder

Apps like Hinge and Bumble are freemium dating apps. You can use them effectively without paying for boosts, but many people upgrade their accounts for increased visibility and more likes.

When a user creates a new profile, they are shown to many people early on to get them hooked. After a few days, this boost wears off and then they are shown less.

Algorithms take time to process new accounts and will give new accounts benefit of the doubt as to train it effectively, but also leverage monetization efforts down the road once likes and matches stop rolling in.

For those that have good profiles and photos, the likes may slow down but still come through regularly however, most people see a dramatic drop off after a few weeks.

In an attempt to regain visibility, likes and matches people will reset their profiles by creating new accounts or uninstalling the app for a period of time in hopes that apps are sensitive to the decreased engagement levels and give them a new boost once the app is loaded back up.

The more hooked you are on dating apps, the less likely apps are to offer you more than you need. It’s best to use apps moderately i.e. 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes to maintain a balance of engagement.

If you use dating apps too much or for too long, people will recognize your profile and swipe left accordingly (and possibly more often than before because those that might have liked you previously likely won’t do so again).

The more left swipes you experience (and less time people spend reviewing a profile before swiping on you) will impact how often you are shown to people and to whom your profile is shown to.


Why Am I Getting No Likes On Hinge? Why Am Getting No Matches On Bumble & Tinder?

Chances are you are being shown less over time but also everyone that liked you already did. If you never got likes to begin with, it’s likely you have bad profile photos. Most people never get unbiased feedback on their profiles.

Before you reset your profile, be sure to get someone to look at your profile to see what you are doing wrong. Chances are it can be fixed without having to reset your profile.

The other thing to consider is your strategy. If you are only sending likes yourself that can be the issue. Likes are lazy, always comment. The other thing to review is your preferences, deal-breakers: are you focusing on people too far away, significantly younger than you?

The last thing you want to see is review your entire dating strategy, offline and online. It could be Hinge is not for your age range or location.

It could be your first photo is awful. It could be you worst photo is cringy. It could be your answers to prompts are lazy. It could be range of things – review this checklist to see where you are can review your effort and make improvements.


Dating Profile Fatigue – Being On Apps Too Long (Frustration, No Likes, No Matches)

Dating profile fatigue is when others either easily recognize your profile (cringe main profile photo), see multiple likes and messages from you or just see your profile often in the app (or across other apps) and are tired of seeing you repeatedly. This is likely to happen when users reset their profiles too often.

This is super important because even if you improve your profile, people tend to remember cringy profiles and photos which is why I tell all clients not to start using dating apps until you have decent photos.

The more you reset your profiles, the more likely you are to be reported by other users for suspicious behavior or alleged duplicate profiles or just bad user experience i.e. seeing the same profile over and over again despite swiping left on them.


Alternatives To Dating Profile Resets, How To Get More Likes, Matches Naturally

Changing the main profile photo helps a little (especially if it’s a good one) but if you have photos or bios that are hard to forget, people will easily put 2 and 2 together and realize this is the same profile they swiped left on before. It’s better to take a break and make significant changes to your profile rather than make small tweaks over time.

The other thing to consider is deactivating Tinder Smart Photos. By design, it will show your worst photo first some of the time. The golden rule of dating apps is “You are only as attractive as your worst photo.”

Improving the weakest link in your profiles will go a long way. Typically 4-6 photos are suggested for a profile but never add more photos for the sake of filling up the slots – fewer better photos are better than adding a few mediocre or bad photos.

Make sure you have enough decent photos in your profile. Most people self-sabotage their profile with too many selfies, hat photos, sunglasses photos, group photos, distant photos, gym photos, fish photos and lack of photos with smiles. Relax, smile, dress well, use natural light to get better photos that get more likes.


Profile Boosts, Paid Add-Ons On Dating Apps (Hinge, Tinder, Bumble)

I advise all clients to improve their photos rather than pay for these boosts. They are largely ineffective as it mostly shows your profile to more bots, spammers, IG models and people outside your age and radius.

The other thing people fail to notice is that if you boost your profile with profile resets, it will accelerate your visibility to people who left swiped on your already and expedite reporting to apps and possible bans – you are basically paying apps to ban you more quickly. It’s counterintuitive but just think about that for a minute.

Paying for boosts or subscriptions does not decrease the likelihood that you will remain on the platform longer than if you were a free user.

Related read: Bumble Premium Pros & Cons


Shadowbans, Getting Banned from Dating Apps

If you have done something to insult, ridicule someone else on the platform, expect said person to not only swipe left on you but also report you for being back on the app. A profile reset can escalate the number of complaints against you leading to more immediate and permanent bans on your profile.

Trying to game the system or hide your previous activities is not going to be helped by a profile reset here. It creates a bad user experience for others as they lose more money from users who have a poor experience and don’t need your $10/month as the costs outweigh the benefits.

Related read: Bad Swiping Etiquette And How It Affects Profiles Shown


When Should You Reset Your Dating Profile On Tinder, Hinge and Bumble?

A profile reset is not something that should be taken lightly nor should it be something you can do more than once, effectively. It’s a one-time event and you should deploy it once you are completely ready to unleash a new, fresh profile.

Merely making a few changes to your bio or photo order will not help. Don’t expect another reset to work as effectively as your first one or even at all. Be sure to improve your profile exhaustively before thinking about resetting.

The best times to reset your account is after a long pause, change of appearance, wardrobe update, new photos (multiple, not just 1-2), and a profile overhaul (captions, bios, prompts and answers). A profile is not meant for minimal profile iterations or improvements but rather completely new profiles.

Your dating profile should always reflect the current you (hairstyle, interests, biographical and geographical data etc.). It’s best if you take some time off whether it’s several weeks or months in between deleting an old profile and creating a new profile.

Related read: Taking A Break From Dating Apps


Deleting Your Dating Profile – Tinder,, Hinge & Bumble; 3 Month Reset, Delete Bumble Account, Delete Match Account, Delete Hinge Profile

Before you can reset your profile you must delete your account, not just delete the app. It is imperative that you retain all the accounts and phone numbers used to create your profile otherwise you may have a hard time resetting your account.

Using burner phones and fake Facebook accounts is pretty shady and I don’t recommend doing this. Burner phones are re-used often and can have already been used in the past. Also, creating a fake Facebook account will remove all your friends and all the benefits of having mutual friends in common used in some algorithms.

I recommend planning to delete your account and staying off apps for a period of 3 months to cool off and allow people to forget the bad profile you had. Tinder’s privacy policy states it can keep your info for up to 3 months unless you are permanently blocked, in trouble with the law, under investigation etc.

Make sure to read the fine print, verify profile deletion as some apps are less direct about deleting profiles (some require you to verify requests via links to emails/phone numbers). This is another reason why you need to retain emails and phone numbers as you can be limited in your ability to delete accounts successfully.

Having multiple accounts (even if one is old, outdated or no longer used) can get you banned. Be persistent with customer support rather than give up or assume that an old account no longer used is not see by anyone. Often people block folks on apps and if they see a new account/profile, that can get you banned even though it was created with a new phone/email.

Related read: How To Report Profiles On Hinge, Bumble


How To Reset Your Dating Profile On Tinder, Hinge and Bumble. Can I Reset My Hinge Profile?

-Delete your account (make sure you confirm this as most apps have many layers to the cancellation process).

-Make sure you cancel all subscriptions in the app or through the appropriate paid channels i.e. iPhone, Google Wallet, Paypal, Credit Card etc.

-If you used Facebook to login to your online dating profile, open up Facebook settings > Apps & Websites > Select Logged in w/ Facebook > Select the dating app i.e. Tinder > Select Remove App > Confirm the request.

-Creating a new profile may require a new Facebook account, payment option, phone number and/or email.

-Using the same phone number, payment options, ip address, phone number or email are the easiest ways dating apps can detect duplicate accounts. Using the same photos as before is the other way dating apps can make the connections.


Additional Steps To Keep In Mind When Restarting Profile On Bumble, Hinge,Tin

-Do not link previous Instagram accounts

-Do not link previous Spotify accounts

-Do not link previous Snapchat accounts

-Do not use the same payment info, file names, exif data on the photos, same photos.


How To Improve Your Elo Score on Tinder

Volume swiping yes on every profile is the easiest way to sabotage your dating profile once it is reset. You should only swipe right on people you are interested in and have a realistic shot with.

Swiping right on someone across the country, 25 years younger than you, someone taller than you or swiping on a profile where he/she lists an attribute that is a dealbreaker that you don’t meet will only hurt you down the road.

Choose your photos wisely but also order them appropriately. Having photos that look too different from each other (age, hair color, hairstyle or weight) will give users pause and when in doubt cause them to swipe left. You want a great first main profile photo but you will also be judged by your worst photo.

Avoid modeling photos, filters, skin softening, high-angled photos, photos with just a headshot, photos from a distance, photos looking away etc. Avoid selfies, intense photos, low-energy photos and photos that lack any conversation starters.

Understanding what your photos suggest is a valuable assessment to avoid self-sabotage and avoid sending mixed signals about what you seek.

Make sure you have a good profile and bio. Yes, photos are the most important thing and the first thing people notice but incomplete and lazy bios suggest you are looking for something casual, you are indifferent about profiles or are just lonely and looking for a penpal.


Tinder Account Reset Hack, Tips

If you reset your profile too often like Alex Hammerli does, you risk getting banned outright. Don’t risk it. Profile Deletion, Reset

The above apps operate with algorithms and while uses algorithms as well, it has a search function whereby you can sort by date created profiles. If you move cities or pause your subscription, your creation date remains in place.

Oftentimes users sort by new profiles and browsing. For this reason, you may want to consider this option to bubble up to the top but also remove suspicion for being on dating apps for a long, long time if you appear at or near the bottom when sorted by newest first.

For this reason alone I recommend clients not default to looking at new profiles only as some people move, reactivate an old account and are hidden gems buried in the search results.

Read more about tips here.


How To Get Unbanned From Hinge, Tinder, Bumble etc.

Read this post on learning more why it happens and how to get unbanned Tinder, Hinge etc.


How To Delete Hinge Photos

Hinge won’t allow users to delete photos unless they are replaced by new photos. Don’t upload more photos than you need or are good because you will be judged by your worst photo.


How To Reset Bumble: Starting Over On Bumble, Reset Bumble Algorithm

Delete your account. Delete the app. Wait 36-48 hours to reinstall the app. If you don’t have materially better photos or are swiping outside your league or have cringy photos, this won’t help much.


How To Delete Bumble Account, How To Delete Bumble Profile

Go to settings, scroll to bottom, select delete accout and then type ‘delete’ to confirm deletion.


How To Reset Bumble Matches Without Deleting Account, Bumble Reset Swipes

You can’t. Being more attractive or getting better photos can help a little.


How To Delete Hinge Account, How To Delete Hinge Profile, How To Delete Hinge

Go to settings, select account, scroll to bottom, select ‘delete account’, and the select confirm delete.

More on that here.


When Do Hinge Likes Reset?

4AM local time


Does Deleting Hinge App Reset Matches? Does Deleting Hinge App Delete Profile

No, it doesn’t. App deletion does nothing in of itself.


How To Reset Tinder: Reset Tinder Without Getting Banned

Resetting Tinder can result in a ban. If someone previously blocked you and they see your account under a new profile, they can report you get you banned instantly. It’s best to not reset your Tinder account unless you have gotten new photos and want a fresh start.


Hinge Bug: Hinge Only Showing Unattractive People, Profiles

There are ways to bypass this. It’s tough, it takes time. If


Does Deleting The Tinder App Delete Your Account? If You Delete Tinder Does It Delete Your Profile?

No, the account remains active even after you delete the app. Deleting the app does not cancel your subscriptions either.


If I Delete Hinge Will I Still Show Up?

Yes, you will continue to show up. Delete your account if you want to stop your profile from appearing.


If I Delete Hinge Can I Rematch? Rematch With Somone On Hinge

It’s possible but that depends if the other person sees your profile, likes you again and has not blocked you. Less likely to happen if you are not near each other or set your locations, age ranges and preferences close enough. This usually happens if you re-create a profile rather than using the same one.


Contact Tinder, Hinge, Bumble Customer Service etc. How To Delete Tinder Account, How To Delete Hinge Account, How To Delete Bumble Account

It’s rare, but it happens. Dating apps do make mistakes and ban people by accident. It happens less than 5% of the time but if you feel this is the case with you, contact the apps directly with screenshots, details, timestamps, email accounts, phone numbers etc and see if they agree.

For the most part, bans are for a reason – you may not agree or like the reason but there is always a reason.


Online Dating Critique, Makeover For Men & Women

Strategy (App Choice + Timing + First Messages), Photo Critique, Bios + Prompts + Photo Captions, Wardrobe Feedback, Grooming Suggestions, Clothing & Hairstyle Recommendations, Body Language, Smiles, Etiquette & More For Men & Women.

-As seen in the NYT, WSJ & More

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Bumble Openers & First Messaging Tips – Bumble Opening Messages, Advice For Men, Women

New User Boosts – Why You Need To Start Off Strong On Hinge, Bumble

Worst Dating Photos To Use On Hinge, Bumble – Dating App Photos To Avoid

How To Be Successful On Dating Apps – Dating App Advice To Get Noticed, Get More Likes, Matches And More Dates

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About Eddie Hernandez

Eddie Hernandez is a dating consultant for men & women and a professional photographer based in San Francisco, servicing clients in NYC, LA, Chicago, and beyond as seen in the NYT, WSJ, SFGate, ABC7News & more.

Previously an analytics professional and user of dating apps himself, he possesses unique insight into the inner workings of dating apps and user behavior. He provides guidance around app choice, bio optimization, messaging techniques, wardrobe advice, image consulting, date planning, screening profiles, ID'ing red flags, and offline techniques for meeting people organically.

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