How To Browse Tinder Anonymously: 3 Best Methods

So, you want to browse through Tinder anonymously?

You can, but you have to be a little clever without ruining your odds of matching high-quality people.

In today’s article, you’ll discover how to stay anonymous while also having an attractive profile that rakes in good matches.

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Reasons to use Tinder anonymously

Here are 5 big reasons to use this app secretly:

  • Exploring your identity. You’re going through an experimental phase and want safety to try out new things.
  • Social stigma. You’re part of a tight-knit community that’s not very big on dating and you want to avoid any backlash.
  • Avoiding bias. You’d rather keep certain things about you a secret so that people like you for who you are rather than what you do.
  • Personal discretion. You’re going through a separation and you want to explore your options discreetly, without the knowledge of your acquaintances, friends, or family.
  • Professional reputation. You have a high-profile or sensitive job (such as a teacher, policeman, or politician) and you want to avoid your private life from hurting your career.

How do you browse Tinder anonymously?

There are roughly three methods:

  1. Use photos that only show parts of yourself.
  2. Control who sees you with Tinder Plus.
  3. Use a clearly fake alter ego.

For more details, watch my short video where I break it down for you. Or continue reading.

Method #1: Show parts of yourself

An awesome and free way to browse Tinder anonymously.

Only show non-identifiable parts of yourself.

So skip the headshot and show the most attractive features of your body.

What’s most appealing is obviously dependent on your gender.

So I’m going to describe what body parts are best at attracting the most Tinder matches for men and women separately.

Anonymous women’s profile

Which female body parts do men find most attractive?

  • Legs.
  • Lips.
  • Eyes.
  • Stomach.
  • Hips.
  • Buttocks.
  • Breasts.

The art is to not show these parts in a distasteful way but to display them as elegantly as you can.

Holy Tip:

By putting on something red, you can add some extra femininity to your profile.

One part of the female body is exceptionally sensual and sensitive, one I didn’t put on the list.

Namely… your neck.

The neck is very easy to show in a profile pic together with your lips. Below is a self-created example of a woman who can browse Tinder anonymously.

You stay sufficiently mysterious without giving up your identity. But you’ll captivate enough attention with this method to score plenty of Tinder dates.

Tips for an anonymous men’s profile

If you’re a guy, then the most important question for you is:

Which part of you do women find most attractive?

Women pay attention to different things than men when they’re ranking someone’s attractiveness. They tend to focus less on legs and more on the upper part of the body.

These are the things women generally find most attractive about men:

  • Jawline.
  • Beard growth.
  • Lips.
  • Eyes.
  • Upper arms.
  • Under arms (yes really).
  • Hands (specifically big hands).
  • The blue triangle.

Wait the what?

The blue triangle, the area between the stomach and hips:

Train the obliques, the muscle at the right side of the triangle, and you too can be rocking this look.

It’s subtle, but if you have a nice body then it’s an excellent part to display.

Luckily, there are many options left in case you don’t have the body of a Greek god.

Research has shown that a stubble beard is found to be the most attractive beard for men to have. So that’s another way to make your Tinder profile anonymous in a sexy way as a male.

Holy Tip:

It works really well for both men and women to make a close-up photo of one of your eyes.

Because the eye is always beautiful while simultaneously being personal, and deliciously anonymous.

You can browse as you please with this method, but some people might still recognize you on Tinder.

Method #2: Hide your profile with Tinder Plus

This is the best method because you don’t have to hide anything.

You can show off everything that you have to offer while staying completely anonymous.

With the next method, you hide your profile from everyone except those you swiped right. This means you can choose who sees you.

How do you it?

  1. Launch Tinder.
  2. Put your profile on ‘hidden’ in settings. (This option is free).
  3. Purchase Tinder Plus.
  4. Go to the Tinder Plus settings “My Tinder Plus”, and turn on ‘Control Who Sees You’ to guarantee anonymity.

This also works with the other, more expensive, Tinder subscriptions.

The drawback of this function is that you’ll get fewer matches unless you swipe a lot. But you can be fairly sure that, for example, your students or colleagues won’t find you on Tinder.

Method #3: Create an alter ego

This is the most playful method to maintain your anonymity.

Because you’re going to be catfishing like a pro. You’re going to…

…make your profile unmistakably fake.

Always wanted to be Shrek? Or play Bender from Futurama? Or who knows, maybe you’re more of a cute doggo.

Then use Google Images to find a neat picture of your hero or heroin, come up with a hilarious Tinder bio, and get swiping!

WARNING: This goes against the rules and Tinder could ban you from the app for having a fake account!

Still, I find it worth mentioning.

Do keep in mind that meeting your Tinder match in real life will be difficult, unless you decide to exchange numbers and do a video call.

Do my Facebook friends notice when I’m using Tinder? Will I stay anonymous?


You don’t even need Facebook to create a Tinder account. But even if connect Tinder to your Facebook account, your friends won’t get any notifications.

Could you imagine this showing up on your wall?

“Hey guys! Guess who’s finally on Tinder now!?! Wow, I’m going to score so many matches and dates yeehaw! #dating #Imsingle #heymom”

-Your worst social media nightmare

It’s still possible to encounter your friends, of course. But if you really want to be anonymous, you can use my 3 methods to stay hidden.

How to keep Tinder a secret from your friends

If you want to keep it a secret that you’re on Tinder, you need to stop Tinder and its notifications from appearing on your phone.

For this, you need to call in the help of a third-party app. Such as Nova Launcher. With this app, you can rename and change the icon of the Tinder app.

I recommend changing it to something like ‘System Help’ or ‘Notepad’.

Next, you need to stop the notifications. To block these, go to your phone’s Settings, and find Tinder in the Notifications list.

Holy Tip:

If you really want to play it safe, create a Tinder account with your phone number, so that people can’t use your name to find you on Facebook or other social media.

In short:

  • Get Tinder Plus and select the right settings.
  • Get the launcher app to hide Tinder from your phone.
  • Block Tinder notifications.
  • Put your Facebook account on lockdown and make the app invisible, or create a new Tinder profile using only your phone number.

How To Browse Tinder Anonymously – Conclusion

If you do everything right, you’ll still get a lot of good matches while being anonymous. But that doesn’t mean you’ll also go on many dates.

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  • Aaron Yates says:

    Hey Ladies, just a Man looking to hook up some time.? With any Fit Female?!?

  • Josh says:

    I purchased Tinder Plus, but can’t find how to make profile hidden (i.e. only visible to people I’ve liked). Have the settings changed since this article was published?

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