Accidentally swiped left on the person who could potentially be the one for you? Are you trying to find their profile but to no avail?

In some dating apps, once you swipe left on someone the chances of seeing their profile again are very low. Is it the same for OkCupid?

Lady Luck is on your side because there are a few ways in which you can find a profile you’ve swiped left on!

Curious to know how? Well, keep reading because that’s what I’ll be discussing in this post.

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Does a Profile Disappear from Your Matches After You’ve Swiped Left?

Maybe you were tired of seeing the same types of profiles or maybe you were multitasking and didn’t pay attention to the profile until it was too late. Whatever the case may be, you’ve passed up on a potential partner.

Is there any way for the profile to appear again? Or has it disappeared from your matches forever?

Some dating apps, like Tinder, show you the same profiles even after you’ve swiped left, while others don’t. 

Related: Tinder Vs. OkCupid | What’s The Difference and Which One Is Better In 2020?

On OkCupid, if you’ve swiped left on profile, you won’t see it again until after 30 days or if you’ve run out of all possible options. Depending on the filters and the matches that show up, this could take a very short time or it might take forever.

If you’re worried about losing your chance, I suggest you find that profile as soon as possible. 

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How To Find a Profile You’ve Swiped Left On?

Don’t worry, swiping left on a great match doesn’t equate to the end of your love life.

If you’ve been on the site look enough, you’d know there were two very simple ways to find a profile. The first being the DoubleTake glitch, by tapping on the button on your phone, the glitch automatically took you to the start of the batch of profiles you were looking at.

Another method was by simply looking up the username. However, to protect user privacy and safety, OkCupid has discontinued the username search feature. You can no longer search up profiles with their username.

After quite some research, I’ve found some ways to help you find the profile you’ve accidentally swiped left.

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Reset Your Passes

One way of finding the profile is by resetting your passes. As I mentioned earlier, once you’ve swiped left on a profile you don’t see it again for at least 30 days or until you’ve gone through all the other possible matches.

This option allows you to view again all the profiles you’ve already swiped left on. 

Not sure how to reset your passes? It’s quite simple, just follow these steps:

  1. Begin by going to the “Settings”
  2. In the “Settings” tab, click on the “Privacy” option.
  3. Under this section, click on the “Reset your passes”.

Some users confuse this feature with the unblock feature. You can rest assured that by resetting your passes you’re not mass unblocking. This simply resets the profiles you’ve swiped left on. So, they show up in your matches again.

You might not see them in your DoubleTake profiles, however, they’ll appear in your searches. So, it’s times to use the advance search options.


Once you’ve tried the option mentioned above and still can’t find the profile, it’s time to manually search for the profile.

Recall any information you can about the profile. If you remember their age, their location, or gender that’s a good starting point.

Use the filters to try to narrow down your search as much as possible. You can include looks, height, body type, or personality to find the profile you’re looking for.

You can bring your filter game up by a notch by including filters relate to their education, pets, interests, kids, anything you can remember really.

If their profile is still not appearing, trying easing up your filters a little. Maybe you have a filter that might be preventing their profile from showing up on your searches.

If you remember a question the person answered on their profile, you can also search up their profile with a question. For instance, you remember their profile had a question like “Do you play sports?”, you can simply look it up. If the profile was compatible with yours and you shared interests with them, it’s bound to show up in your searches.


If you’ve subscribed to the OkCupid membership, and if you’re lucky enough, you may have a chance at finding the profile you swiped left on. If you’ve passed on a profile, but the user has liked your profile, they’ll appear in your A-List.

This means if the user you’ve accidentally swiped left on likes your profile, you have another chance with them.

This, of-course, is a rare and would be a miraculous occurrence, but you can try to increase your probability of being liked by improving your profile. 

I’ve Found the Profile, What Now?

Finding the profile was only the first step towards your dream date. Now you need to somehow grab their attention.

If the girl you swiped left on was super pretty, she probably gets a bunch of messages daily. You need something that makes you stand out from the other matches.

Go over your profile once again, see if your profile picture and bio are good enough. Edit through your profile to make it more eye-catching if needed.

Once you’re sure about your profile, come up with an interesting way to start the conversation. Questions are a good way to keep the conversation flowing. You learn more about the other person while making the conversation engaging.

Final Thoughts

I hope this article helped you find the profile you accidentally swiped left on. I showed you multiple ways to find the profile, one of them is bound to work.

If still doesn’t it could be because their profile is no longer active. Don’t let this discourage you though. There are plenty of fishes in the ocean. You might find your perfect match sooner than you expect.

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