No One Responding on Tinder? Try 11 Fixes

No One Responding on Tinder

We’ll be focusing on a certain aspect of the Tinder: what you should if no one is responding to your messages on Tinder. Read on and find out why this is happening and what you can do about it if it has become an issue for you.

Why Is No One Responding on Tinder?

1. Your Message Didn’t Have A Question

Many times, sending someone a message on Tinder is not very different from sending a message to anyone else on another app or even just through your text messages.

In order for there to be a conversation, there should be topics that are easy to answer or at least help the conversation flow.

In this case, one of the reasons as to why someone might not be answering your message to them on Tinder is simply because your message did not lead to someone having anything to reply.

This tends to happen when messages do not include a question. Follow the steps below in order to improve your message to get more responses.

Fix – Ask Them A Question

Because the problem is pretty straightforward, then the answer to why you are not receiving responses on your messages in Tinder is also just as straightforward.

If the reason why no one is responding to your messages on Tinder is that you did not ask a question or add in a question that allowed the conversation to move forward, then simply make sure to ask a question.

This can be done in the same message and simultaneously after you realize this was a mistake. This can also be done hours or days later in order to make it a bit less awkward.

The question you ask does not need to be anything elaborate and can be simple as long as you ask something that moves the conversation forward. Ask the other person how they are doing or how their day has been.

You can even ask them what some of their favorite things are, such as their favorite color or food. Any question can spark a conversation, and a message on Tinder is no exception.

2. Your Message Was Too Long

If you did include a question in your message and you noticed that the other user is still not responding to your message, then there are other reasons as to why this may be happening.

One of the most common reasons on top of not asking a question as to why someone might not be responding is simply that the message you sent them was too long for them to either read or respond to.

You might think that in a dating app you want to communicate as much as you can in order for the other person to get to know you and to share your personality traits.

But when it comes to the early stages of getting to know someone, sometimes a sweet and simple short message can be the best way to go.

If you send a message that is too long, the reader on the other side, might not want to put in the effort to read the entire message.

This simply means they do not have the time, effort, or attention span to even capture everything that was said in a chat message from someone they are barely getting to know.

People nowadays move quickly and would like to communicate as efficiently as possible so keep any long conversation to something that should be said through the phone or even in person.

The simple fix to this issue: keep your messages short and simple. Keep the conversation flowing in an efficient manner and in a way that keeps the other user entertained.

You do not want a conversation to feel like a chore when it comes to how long it takes to respond. Go ahead and shorten your messages and see if this increases how many users actually respond to your messages.

3. You Didn’t Put Effort Into Your Message

Just as easily as you can put too much thought into how you are communicating with someone on a dating app, the same can go in the opposite direction, and perhaps the other person sees that you just did not put in enough effort into the message you sent.

Interest is important when it comes to making an effort to message someone on a dating app.

This being said, if you want to expect a response from the other side of the message, make sure that what you are sending represents that you are interested and puts in effort into what is being said in the conversation.

Make sure not to ignore any important topics that have been brought up or have any abrupt changes in the topic of the conversation.

This can show disinterest and lack of effort and might lead to you not receiving a response from the person on the other side of the screen.

4. They’re Just Not Feeling You

A common enough reason as to why you are not receiving a message from someone, especially on Tinder, is that they simply are not into you and would no longer want to stay in communication with you.

This is something that no one wants to admit, but if you do not want to waste your time trying to talk to essentially someone who does not want to talk to you, then this is important to consider. M

ost of the time, it is not your fault, and this is something that is common, especially on dating apps where people simply want to get to know other people. First impressions are key when it comes to meeting people on dating apps, and Tinder is no different.

So if someone was not impressed or interested in the first attempt of both of you, keep communicating, then there might not be anything that is encouraging them to keep messaging you, and they simply decide not to and move on.

The sooner this becomes apparent to you, the faster you will move on to meeting new people and sparking new conversations with better chances of being responded to.

5. Your Message Came on Too Strong

One of the last personal reasons why you might not be receiving a message back from someone you recently tried to communicate with is that the message you sent them came on too strong.

What do we mean by a message that came on too strong? As mentioned before, Tinder is a dating app that many users simply want to use the app as a means of getting to know other people.

For many, this can be a casual process since many users might not be looking for anything too serious to develop from meeting someone on Tinder. If you are looking for something serious, this is not an issue.

The issue arises when you do end up sending someone a message that comes off too strong, and they do not reciprocate the same energy and feelings towards your message.

Make sure that when you are sending a message with a stronger message than usual that the person the message is going to also feels the same way as you do.

If not, this can be a turn off for many and cause them to simply move on and find someone who looking for something a lot more casual and less serious than what you sent them.

This is, of course, something very personal and that each individual deals with differently so do not take it as something that is too personal.

6. Tinder Is Down

Just like any other app out there, Tinder can and will inevitably at some point have to deal with software glitches and bugs.

This happens because so many new users are joining the app and with this comes a lot more traffic on the app and potential causes for bugs and glitches to arrive.

Especially with an app as popular as Tinder, you can expect that during the time you are using the app, there will be at least one instance in which you will try to use the app and find that it is down and you cannot use it until further notice.

This is what must be done when an app is down.

Fix – Wait For Tinder To Go Back Up

First of all, when it comes to any app or website that you believe is down or currently undergoing some sort of maintenance, you will want to verify with a reliable source that the app is indeed down.

Check the Tinder website or social media handles that you have access to and see if they have posted any updates as to whether the app is currently down.

If this is an issue that is dealt by all the Tinder users, the app will be declared as down for everybody and you will simply have to wait until the Tinder app is back and running.

Most of the time, because so many people do use the Tinder app, the maintenance technical team will make sure to fix whatever the issue that caused the app to be down was and get the app back up and running again in a matter of minutes or hours.

This is now a waiting game but rest assured that it should be a long one as technology has become a lot more efficient in repairing any issues that keep an app from running as it should be.

Constantly check the Tinder websites and social media platforms to stay updated when the app will be back up and running again.

7. There’s A Bug

There are chances that when there is some sort of technical problem with the app, Tinder might be dealing with a bug that needs to be fixed on your end.

As much as the technical team on Tinder’s side can keep the maintenance of the app running, you also might need to perform some simple troubleshooting methods in order to get the app back and running again and in this case, make sure that this is not the reason as to why you are receiving responses from any of your sent messages.

Follow the steps below in order to make sure you can resolve the bug that is keeping you from potentially receiving responses.

Fix – Restart Tinder

One very common fix for apps that seem to have an app is simply restarting the application and starting it over again. Tinder is not the only app that uses this as a solution to resolving bugs and glitches, and it is a simple process to follow.

Restarting Tinder will simply shut down the app and will restart the system but will not get rid of any log in information or any of your profile details, as well as any messages you have sent, so rest assured. Use the next steps in order to restart the Tinder app.

1. Close the Tinder app.

2. After you have closed the app, you will want to swipe up from the bottom of your device screen.

3. You will do this until you notice that any opened apps will all show up in chronological order as to when they were last opened.

4. Because Tinder was the most recently opened app, it should be the first to show in this list of windows. If you do not see the Tinder app page right away, the scroll through the windows until you find it.

5. Once you see and have found the Tinder app window on this list, you will want to swipe up in order to eliminate the window from the screen.

6. Follow the step above will go ahead and restart the Tinder app.

7. After doing this, go ahead and open up the Tinder app again.

8. Check your messages to see if you have received any responses. If you have, then there was a bug that was keeping you from receiving any messages on Tinder.

Fix 2 – Restart Your Device

If the above troubleshooting method did not solve your issue, then you might want to take things a bit further and go ahead and try restarting your device completely.

This is a process that is also simple to do and should not wipe out any information that you have already entered on the Tinder app or on your device as well.

Follow the next steps in order to restart your device.

1. Close the Tinder app or the last app that you were on.

2. Once you find yourself on the menu, tap and hold on both the power button and any of the volume buttons on the side of your device.

3. Make sure to press and hold both of the buttons at the same time for a few seconds.

4. After pressing down for a few seconds, you will notice that your device’s screen will turn black.

5. Once the screen turns black, let go of the buttons. The restart process will begin.

6. After your device has restarted, you should have your device turn back on as it normally would.

7. Open up the Tinder app and head over to your Messages.

8. Check if you have any updated responses on your messages. If you have received updated messages, then you have fixed the issue you were having with not being able to receive messages.

Fix 3 – Log Out, Then Back In

Sometimes simply restarting the app or restarting your device is not enough for the app to reboot and start from scratch again. In order to move past this, sometimes, you will need to completely log out of the application and then make sure to log back in.

As always, this process should not take more than a few minutes to get done. Follow the steps below in order to successfully log out and back into the Tinder app.

1. Open up your Tinder app.

2. Go to your Profile and find the Settings menu within your profile.

3. Scroll down until you find the option to log out of your profile on that device.

4. Confirm that you want to log out of the profile on Tinder.

5. You will be taken to the main page of the Tinder app without you being logged in.

6. Using the same log in information that you have previously used, type in your Tinder username and password and log back into the app.

7. Once you are logged in, go ahead and check your messages in order to check if your responses have been updated now that you went ahead and logged out and logged back into the Tinder app.

Fix 4 – Clear Your Cache to Get Rid of Tinder Bugs

Another fix that helps get rid of any bugs or software glitches that an app might be facing is to simply go ahead and clear the app of any cache that it may have that is storing the bugs in the app’s operating system. Follow the next steps to clear the app’s cache.

1. Go ahead and close the Tinder app.

2. Open up your device’s settings menu.

3. Scroll down and look for the option that says Apps.

4. Once you are in the Apps menu, look for the Tinder app option in the list.

5. Click on Tinder and scroll down until you see the option to clear the cache.

6. Confirm on the option to clear the cache within the Tinder app.

7. Close the settings menu and go ahead and open up the Tinder app again.

8. Go ahead and check your messages in order to check if your responses have been updated now that you went ahead and logged out and logged back into the Tinder app.

Fix 5 – Update Tinder to Get Rid Of Bugs

An update to the Tinder app by itself can also make sure to get rid of any previous bugs that the app’s developers have fixed and any software issues that the app has previously had. Follow the next steps to update the app.

1. Close the Tinder app completely.

2. Open up your device’s app store.

3. Search up Tinder on the search bar within the App Store.

4. Tinder should come up. If there is an update option next to the app, then the app has an update available and can be updated.

5. If there is an option to open, then there are no updates available at the moment.

Fix 6 – Wait For Them To Come Out With A Fix

If none of the previous troubleshooting methods worked for you, then you should wait for the technical team at Tinder to come out with a fix. This means that using question threads and support chats, the Tinder technical team will eventually come out for a fix to the issue.

Fix 7 – Contact Tinder Support

If you do not want to wait for a fix to come out, then simply go ahead and contact Tinder support in order to speed up the process. This will make sure they are aware of the issue and will bump up the priority status of the issue.

8. Poor Internet Connection

Fix – Turn Your WI-FI Off Then On

In order to turn off and on your wifi, follow the next steps.

1. Go to your settings menu on your device.

2. Find the wifi submenu in the settings.

3. Click on this menu and from here turn off the wifi.

4. Wait a few seconds and turn the wifi back on.

5. Open up the Tinder app again and see if this fixed your issue.

Fix 2 – Switch from WI-FI to Data

Switching from wifi to data might also increase your speeds and help you navigate the Tinder app much more efficiently. Try the next steps to do so.

1. Go to your settings menu on your device.

2. Find the wifi submenu in the settings.

3. Click on this menu, and from here turn off the wifi.

4. Once the wifi is off, your device will ask you to confirm that you want to start using your data connection.

5. Confirm that this is what you want.

6. After confirming, open up the Tinder app again and see if this fixed your issue.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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