Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps, and millions of people around the world use it daily. It’s a great place to meet new people, especially if you’re new in town. The app maintains that its priority is to maintain the safety of its users. That’s why they came up with new rules in previous years.
It is important to read the rules and guidelines carefully before you start using this application. In this article, we will explain the most common reasons people get banned.
You Have Been Banned – Find Out Why
Bans on Tinder are permanent and once banned, you will no longer be able to access your account. Therefore, the only way to find out the reason is to contact Tinder support. Email them and ask for an explanation.
However, there is no official way to appeal or mechanism to revoke a ban. Now let’s take a look at some of the most common things that can land you a permanent ban.
Tinder has a list of things that are considered unacceptable and its security standards are quite high. The platform encourages its users to report any inappropriate behavior. You should keep in mind that these rules apply to both online and offline communication.
Bad behavior on a date
If you go on a date with someone you met through the app and you do something they consider inappropriate, that person can report you to Tinder. Here is a list of things that are not allowed and may get you banned.
Tinder is not a professional network and you don’t need to post a picture in your costume. You can dress casually, but you must follow certain rules. Posting images containing nudity or explicit content is prohibited. Someone could report you and your account could be banned forever.
We would like to remind you that violence is strictly prohibited, both in online and offline communication. It is also forbidden to post violent content or disturbing images on your profile. With respect to offline meetings, this applies to any behavior that may harm or offend the other person.
Many users report that verbal harassment is more common than physical abuse. However, that does not make it more tolerable. It is forbidden to insult, threaten or intimidate other users. This also applies to other scary behaviors. For example, stalking and pretending that you are someone else is also prohibited.
Sharing private information
Sharing sensitive information can get you in trouble. You are not allowed to publicly share things like your social security number, passport number, or address. Of course, it’s even worse if you post someone else’s private information to threaten their security.
Tinder is not the right place to promote and advertise your business. There are other platforms where you can do this. If you use your profile to advertise your services, events or perhaps a political campaign, other users may report you as spam. This usually leads to your profile being deleted by Tinder.
Prostitution and human trafficking
Tinder is a platform that truly connects people looking for love or a date. It is forbidden to offer sexual services in exchange for money. Even worse if you promote human trafficking or abuse of any kind. Your account will be banned immediately.
In the past, some people used Tinder to collect private information from other users which they then used for fraudulent activities. This is strictly prohibited because Tinder wants its users to be safe from scammers.
If the platform finds that you are sharing your financial account with other users, they may suspect that you are a scammer and are using Tinder to defraud people. Your account will probably be banned.
Tinder is a platform where everyone is safe and equal. There is no place for hatred, racism or sexism. If you offend or speak against someone based on their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or similar factors, your profile will be banned. Tinder has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to hate speech and discrimination.
You’ve probably heard stories about people getting banned for posting photos of celebrities. Tinder doesn’t allow impersonation, and you can’t pretend to be someone else and use their photos.
You might think it’s different. Your intention certainly wasn’t to make anyone think you’re Brad Pitt. You posted his picture just for fun. However, this is not allowed and the ban hammer might hit your account.
Post pictures of children
Although it’s not a good idea to post pictures of minors, there is a way to do so if you wish. If you’re a proud mom or dad, you can post a picture of yourself with your kids. However, it is not permitted to post pictures of children alone, and other users are encouraged to report such pictures.
So if you want to post a picture of your kids, make sure you’re in the picture too.
It is forbidden to create an account that will have more owners. If you have created an account with your best friend because you are on vacation and want to meet new friends (without sexual connotation), unfortunately this is not allowed. An account can only have one user. Also, you are not allowed to have multiple accounts.
Last but not least, Tinder can ban your account due to inactivity. The app needs to stay up to date, and that’s why they sometimes remove inactive users. This happens if you haven’t opened your account for a long time, about two years. When you try to log in after an extended period, you may be unpleasantly surprised.
Tinder is great when you follow the rules
Tinder is an app with a great concept, and it can be useful. He has strict safety rules because he wants to keep the environment a safe place where you can have fun and meet new people. If you want to use Tinder, compliance with these rules is mandatory.
Do you agree with the rules? Is there anything you don’t like about them? We’d love to hear your experience in the comments section below.