Tinder Hot Takes Not Working? Try These 8 Fixes

Tinder Hot Takes Not Working

One feature is called Hot Takes, where you answer some controversial topics and get paired up with some potential suitors who have answered similarly.

You can message these pairs quickly and then decide if you want to fully match with them after having chatted for a while.

However, this feature comes with many issues, problems, but also some solutions, that makes Hot Takes annoying for some people.

Issues with Hot Takes

1. It Takes Ages to Find A Match and Ends Up Not Finding One

The Hot Takes feature that Tinder has created is by no means an efcient option to fnding matches.

Since you are able to answer the prompts however you want and you are matched with someone based on similar answers, it takes the app quite a while to compare all of the different profles who are using this feature.

Even after you have waited, what feels like ages, to fnd a match this way, you may never get one because the algorithm is so specifc in deciding what counts as similar answers .

2. Text Bar Nor the Keyboard Does Not Show Up to Type Their Message to the Match

Another glitch that comes along with Hot Takes is the keyboard often fails to appear when you want to be able to message someone before fully matching with them.

Since these messages are the main reason people want to use this feature, not having a way to type out your messages to the match completely takes away the ability to test the waters and see if you would like to actually match with a profle.

3. When It Does Find Someone, It Doesn’t Give the Option to Like Them

Once your answers are compared, you message them and like what you are seeing, you are supposed to be able to like the profle you are talking to and actually match with them using Hot Takes.

However, one major glitch with this feature is that Tinder fails to let you actually like them. All of the work you have put into getting to know this person is worthless because you can never actually match with them.

Why Is Tinder Hot Takes Not Working

1. The Feature Is Full Of Bugs

One reason your Tinder Hot Takes feature is not working is because there is a bug in the software. There are over seven million users, just in the United States, so this sadly means there is going to be some technical issues for many of these users.

These types of problems can be very frustrating when you are trying to get something done in an efcient manner, but bugs are sometimes just unavoidable. Various industries and apps alike fall prey to the vicious bugs that circulate the technology systems.

Your frustration is heard and understood, but all you can do is sit tight until the bug works its way out and system developers are able to tackle the issue for you.

2. There’s No One to Match With You Based On Your Answer to the Questions

With the Tinder Hot Takes feature, you are able to answer some quick questions and see a profle of another account who answered the same way you did. You can then choose to message them before actually matching.

However, if your answers are not aligning with any other users, no profles will show up for you to chat with.

This will keep you from getting matched with anyone using Hot Takes because this feature exists as a way to find better suited matches based on a more specifc similar answer than their earlier features which only gives you a list to pick fve likes from or share your pets, zodiac sign, and other lifestyle choices.

3. No One Else Is Using the Feature Right Now

If you just love the Hot Take’s feature and answer the prompts as soon as they become available, there is a chance no one has had the time to answer on their profle as well.

If there are no other answers out there yet, you will not be getting any matches as there is no information for Tinder to use to fnd you a similar answer to yours.

Other profles may just not know the feature is available and up yet. You will just have to wait around until other people do start to answer the questions and offer up similar responses so that you can get to messaging a potential new date.

3. You Have No Internet Connection

If you keep trying to fnd quick matches using the Tinder Hot Takes feature and it just is not working, your internet connection may be to blame. It is very common for Wi-Fi’s to go out for a couple minutes every once and a while, so do not fret.

There are quite a few ways to try and get it back up and starting, or you may not even be connected.

Additionally, if you are not using Wi-Fi and are instead using your cellular data, that may also be malfunctioning. Sometimes a quick reset is all your connection may need to get back up and running.

4. You’ve Closed the App so You Have to Start Again

If you accidently closed the app, it crashed, or maybe your phone is just having some issues, Tinder’s Hot Takes may not be working because of this app closure.

Closing the app will reset the previous answers you had typed in, so Tinder will act as though you have yet to use the feature.

5. You’ve Been Shaddowban

The reason your Tinder Hot Takes might not be working could be due to your past actions on the app.

If you have been breaking any of the community guidelines you agreed to when you frst made your account, this can result in your account being shadowbanned.

This just means that your account is being penalized for the actions you have committed that broke Tinder’s rules.

Some reasons might be you were spamming right swipes, were posting nude photos, bullying others in your chats, or maybe even not responding to any matches for a longer period of time.

Because of this essentially time-out on your account, it will not be working correctly and your attempts to answer or even see the Tok Takes questions and anything else you try to do with will be futile until your account is no longer shadow banned by Tinder.

You can attempt to contact Tinder as well and ask why you were shadow banned so you can get to using Hot Takes to fnd potential matches a little quicker.

How to Fix Tinder Hot Takes Not Working

1. Wait For it to Find A Match

Maybe you just had some very unique answers to your Hot Takes questions and Tinder is putting in a little more effort to fnd you a suitable match.

If this is the case, waiting out until other users start to answer the questions the same way you have may be able to help you find a match.

You might have also been one of the frst people to answer this specifc set of questions, so not many profles have even used the Hot Takes feature yet.

Regardless of why you have yet to fnd a match through this feature, patience may be the solution to your chances at fnding love.

2. Change the Answer to Your Questions

Since the Hot Takes feature matches you with other profles you have answered the questions the same as you have, the reason you have no matches might be because no one else is answering the same as you.

Changing your answers may help increase your matches.

To change your answers, simply:

1. Clear out of the app and this will sort of reset the previous answers you have picked.

2. Once you have done that, Hot Takes will reappear when you open the app along with the prompts.

3. Simply just change your answers and this change may fnally fnd someone who has answered similarly and Tinder will allow you guys to pick each other, quickly talk, and lead to a potential match.

3. Fix Your Internet Connection

A bad internet connection may also be the cause of your problems with Tinder’s Hot Takes. By locating your Wi-Fi router and restarting it, this will improve a faulty internet.

To restart it, you can either simply unplug it from the plug in for a couple of minutes then plug it back in, or locate the power button on the router itself and turn it off for a while before turning it back on.

Your Wi-Fi connection or cellular data may also be inhibiting you from fnding matches with this feature.

One change may be to switch to your cellular data if you are currently connected to Wi-Fi, or vice versa. Once you have changed to either Wi-Fi or data, try again to use Hot Takes.

4. Restart the App and Start Again

You can also try to simply restart the app if you are not able to answer the Hot Takes prompts or fnd any potential matches.

To do this, all you have to do is clear Tinder out of the app history of the device that you are using and then just reopen it.

This will help refresh and reboot the system, which could potentially allow you to answer the prompts if you could not before, or even fnd a match from your previous answers to the Hot Takes.

5. Use Tinder.com

If the app just keeps malfunctioning and your account is not deleting, you can also use whatever device you are on to access Tinder.com.

Once you get to the website on your device, Tinder will try and get you to use the app, but just tap ignore so that you can stay on the website version.

Now, you will have to log into Tinder which can be done using your email, phone number, or Facebook. Having all of these options makes it very easy to get quickly logged in and attempt using Hot Takes through the website instead of the app.

If the app and the website on your device are still not letting you delete your account, you can once again try by accessing the website on your personal computer now instead.

You will just have to go to Tinder.com on your computer and then log into your account using your email, phone number, or Facebook.

Once you are now logged in on a computer of some sorts instead of the device you were using earlier, try again to use the Hot Takes feature as this may be the solution to your Tinder problems.

6. Clear Cache

There may also just be some extra saved data that is causing your Tinder app to malfunction and not let you fnd matches by using Hot Takes.

This means you will have to clear the cache on your device. Tinder does not have an option to do it on the app, so you will have to clear the cache on your device.

If you are using an IOS device such as an iPhone,

1. Go to your settings.

2. Now, you can go to General and then select iPhone Storage.

3. Once you have done this, you will see a list of apps.

4. Scroll until you fnd Tinder and choose that.

5. Next, you will see Offload App Choose that and any unneeded data will be cleared from your Tinder app and you can try to answer the prompts or fnd matches through Hot Takes.

If you are using an android device:

1. Open up Settings and then go to Storage.

2. A list will appear, select Apps and then scroll down until you can fnd Tinder.

3. Once you get to Tinder’s page in your setting, tap on Clear Cache and then try again to use this fun feature.

7. Reinstall the App

Delete and reinstalling the app may also help it refresh and allow you to fnally delete your account for once and all.

To do so, delete Tinder from your phone, tablet, or any other device you are using Tinder on. Then head to the app store and reinstall Tinder.

You will then have to log back into your Tinder account and now, you potentially will be able to fll in the prompts and fnd your soulmate on Tinder.

Also, if you are worried about not remembering your account information, there are plenty of options to use to log back in and no password is needed. Tinder will instead send a verifcation code either your email or your phone. This makes logging back in a whole lot easier.

8. Contact Tinder Support

Another way to try and solve your issues with not being able to use Hot Takes, whether it be just answering the prompts or funding matches, is to contact Tinder for help and support.

This can be done a couple of different ways. One way is to:

1. Go to Help.Tinder.com. There, you will be able to select your problem from a drop down list.

2. Choose the option that says A Tinder Feature is not Working.

3. You will then have to explain your problem of your Hot Takes not working for your profle as well as provide some contact information so they can get in touch with you to solve the problem.

You can also use the app to contact Tinder as well. To do this:

1. Go to your messages and matches in the bottom right corner.

2. Now, access your profle in the top left corner and go to the settings option below your account picture.

3. Scroll down until you see Contact Us and select Help and Support.

4. Now, click on Safety and Reporting and then Additional Resources.

5. You will now see the option of Does Tinder have a support phone number.

6. Select this option and you will see a link in red coloring that says help center. By clicking that, you can get help from Tinder and they will become aware of your issues with Hot Takes.

Final Thoughts

Hot Takes has the potential to create love and allow you to fnally fnd someone who just gets you. This connection comes with its faults, however, and the faults can be very troublesome and limit you from truly being able to connect with others.

While the cause may be unknown, there are a lot of potential solutions you can quickly try to get back and swiping away. Anytime you struggle with Tinder and its Hot Takes feature, remember these simple hacks that will get you back to fnding love in no time.

Brady Klinger-Meyers is an experienced tech writer and marketer who currently writes for Techzillo as well as other popular sites like MakeUseOf. At Techzillo, he focuses on consumer technology in general with his interest being Android OS. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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