Some days when you’re swiping through Tinder, and you seem to be seeing the same faces over and over despite the fact that Tinder seems to be used by almost everyone, you start to wonder if maybe there’s something wrong with your account.
Now, there may be ways to improve what you’re doing with the account you already have. But what if you had the chance to run 2 accounts at once, just to see if there’s anything you’re missing?
Quick disclaimer though, this is not something I’d recommend, and I certainly haven’t tried it (for reasons I’ll get on to).
While I’ve done the research, and found ways that could work, Tinder is constantly looking for new methods to shut down people doing things just like this.
So while these methods might work now, by tomorrow they might be the exact thing that will get you banned.
And anyway, Tinder is meant to be fun, not something you need to try and game the system on.
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Is It Possible To Have 2 Accounts On Tinder?
One Tinder account isn’t enough for you? It’s like you’re polyamorous, but only for Tinder accounts…
So is it possible to have 2 accounts on Tinder? Yes. Tinder accounts are tied to your phone number but if you have a second phone and email address, you’ll be able to set up a second account with no problem.
But for those of us without a second phone, you’ve got to be a little bit more creative. There are apps available that can clone Tinder, allowing you two different routes through which to access the app, and therefore two different ways to set up an account.
But I don’t recommend this. Tinder is becoming more sophisticated every day at spotting people attempting to game the system, and it’ll likely result in both of your accounts being banned.
And a further word of warning: these methods don’t seem the most secure, particularly when it comes to an app that contains a lot of your personal data.
Tinder has introduced a lot of security features over the last couple of years, as well as a great Safety Center, but once you introduce third-party apps these may be significantly less effective.
There are obvious benefits to having two Tinder accounts, whether that’s testing out a different feel to your profile, or setting up a new account if you’ve lost the login details for the first one, but you have to ask yourself if it’s worth the risk.
How Do I Set Up A Second Tinder Account?
There are definitely risks to having a second Tinder account but who am I to stop you – I’m not your mom.
So you want to know: How do I set up a second Tinder account? The easiest way to set up a second Tinder account is by using a new phone. Sign up with new details and you’re good to go.
But using a second phone isn’t the only way. If you want two Tinder accounts on one phone, you’ll need to use an app-cloner app like Parallel to run a second Tinder account, or try to access Tinder++ through an unofficial app store like TutuApp.
Since not everyone has a burner phone handy, let’s look at the ways to get two Tinder accounts on the same phone.
4 Ways To Have Two Tinder Accounts On The Same Phone
With that little heads up in mind, if you’re looking to use two Tinder accounts simultaneously on the same device, there are two main ways of going about it: either accessing an unofficial Appstore to download Tinder++ or cloning the original Tinder app.
1. Cloning Tinder With Parallel Space
The first method for having two Tinder accounts on a single phone is by cloning the Tinder app.
Parallel Space is an app available on the traditional App Store and Google Play Store and it allows you to create a second version of Tinder (or any app for that matter) on your phone.
Once installed on your phone, just tap the Tinder app to create a clone. The cloned version of Tinder will prompt you to sign up – and you’ll still need a second phone number to receive a verification message when you sign up.
But if you have access to a second number, you only need it once for verification.
With Parallel Space, you’ll get a three-day free trial to try out your new Tinder account. After that point, you’ll either have to subscribe or your cloned Tinder will disappear completely.
Wait what, two pluses? What is Tinder++? Usually whispered about in hushed tones on Reddit forums, Tinder++ is an unofficial version of Tinder, that comes with extra features the free version of the original app doesn’t offer.
Essentially, it’s rumored to be a way of unlocking Tinder Plus, Tinder’s premium subscription service, without any of the fees.
To access Tinder++ you’ll have to download it from an unofficial app store app such as Tweakdoor or Tutu App. At the time of writing, there is no way to get Tinder++ on Android.
iPhone users may be able to find this secret Tinder on the black market app store, but be cautious. I’m no tech wizard, but these apps will reduce privacy and security. Maybe if there were Tinder Vault features, I’d be interested.
And is it really possible to get Tinder Plus features for free? The whizz kids on Reddit doubt it – Tinder has external servers that an unofficial app can’t access.
Tweakdoor is an app store within the app store. It’s appception – and it might be a way to access Tinder++. These apps allow you access to a ton of apps and games that haven’t passed Apple and Google’s stringent policies for adding to their stores.
Once you’ve downloaded your alternative app store, then it’s as simple as downloading Tinder++ and using it alongside the original Tinder app.
But as I said – be careful. Don’t download anything from an app store or website unless you’re confident it’s a trusted source.
TutuApp is another unofficial app store that might have you pirouetting between two Tinder accounts on one phone.
As will all of these things, I’m skeptical that a) Tinder++ is going to do what it offers and b) that your personal information will be secure.
These aren’t the most straightforward or necessarily secure activities to get involved in, but if you’re determined to have two accounts on one phone this is your best bet.
If you got the unofficial app method for a second Tinder account, proceed cautiously.
Can Tinder Be Used On Two Phones?
If, like Kevin Gates, or a high-flying businessman (*cough* drug dealers), you happen to have two phones then:
1. You must have a lot going on
2. You should find it no problem setting up two Tinder accounts.
So can Tinder be used on two phones? Yes. As long as you have two phone numbers, it’s easy to set up two Tinder accounts. Just install Tinder on both of your phones, and sign up with your separate phone numbers and separate email addresses.
It works just like Tinder usually does but on each of your devices.
However, even with this method, there’s still a risk of being shadow-banned. As mentioned, Tinder continues to find new ways to stop people from having multiple accounts, and as such has begun making connections between accounts through a number of different methods.
For example, Tinder can recognize you by:
- Linked Facebook account
- Linked Spotify
- Linked Instagram
- Your previous purchases on your Google Account or Apple ID. Meaning that if you plan on paying for any of Tinder’s subscription packages you’re likely to be flagged as having two accounts.
So, Tinder on two phones can be a lot of hassle to manage. In fact, running two accounts always comes with the risk of losing them both completely.
Can You Use The Same Email For 2 Tinder Accounts?
You’re going to need two phone numbers for opening a second Tinder account, but can you save some time and use the same email address?
So can you use the same email for 2 Tinder accounts? Absolutely not. If you use the same email for two Tinder accounts, Tinder will recognize you as the same user. You’re likely to get both of your accounts banned.
Email addresses are slightly easier to get their hands on than phones. If you’re running Tinder across two phones, head over to Gmail to make a second email and avoid the ban.
Can I Create A Tinder Account Without A Phone Number?
You’ve wondered about two phones or one phone, but what about no phones? Well, I think the answer might be pretty obvious. It’s an app for your phone, after all.
So can I create a Tinder account without a phone number? No, you won’t be able to set up a Tinder account without a phone number. The app requires you to add your number when setting up an account.
If you’re concerned about other people being able to discover your number though, don’t worry. Thanks to Tinder’s strong security policies no one on the app will get your number unless you give it to them.
Which is generally not advised until you meet – though I understand that sometimes a phone number is logistically helpful when meeting for a date.
How Do I Switch Accounts On Tinder?
Let’s imagine again that you’re either Kevin Gates or a high-powered businessman and you have two phones.
One night you’re looking to check both your Tinder accounts but you’ve left one of your phones with your personal assistant. Dang. How do you switch accounts on Tinder, so you can look at both of your accounts on the same phone?
Switching accounts is easy enough. Just follow these simple steps:
- Click Settings
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page
- Click log out
- Now enter the login details for any other account. You may need your other phone on hand to receive a verification text.
If you’re juggling two Tinders, don’t forget to log in to check your latest matches and carry on your great Tinder conversations.
Can You Make A New Account On Tinder?
If you’ve decided that the easiest way to see if your account was the problem the whole time is just to delete it and start again then I have a couple of things to warn you about.
So can you make a new account on Tinder? Yes, you can make a new account on Tinder. But, if you delete your account and immediately create a new one with the same phone and email address, you’ll likely be shadowbanned or experience a drop in your ELO score.
This means you’ll still be able to use the app normally, but you won’t receive any likes or messages. Cast into the shadow realm of the left swipe.
If you’d like to create a new account you’ll either have to get a new phone number, or wait out the 3-month data-retention policy and create a new account once your old one has been entirely forgotten.
So, is a new account worth 3 months away from all of the potential matches waiting for you on Tinder?
The only way around this is to reset your account completely. Delete your old account and sign up with all-new details. This should be a last resort, because not only is it risky, it’s a hassle too!
Why Would Someone Have Two Tinder Profiles?
For all this talk of how to go about getting two Tinder accounts, have we stopped enough to think about why anyone would even have two?
It does, admittedly, sound like an odd decision, especially considering the effort you may have to put into it.
However, there are a few reasons you may want to have two Tinder accounts:
- Lost details – If someone has lost the login details for their old account, but has a new phone number, their second profile may still be visible on Tinder even if it’s not currently in use. It’s technically two accounts, but one’s not seeing much swiping.
- Banned – No judgment here. But if someone has been banned, they may need to find a way to set up an account without using the banned number. However, this might be more challenging than it seems as Tinder has begun banning users based on their device ID rather than their phone number, so you would need a whole new phone.
- Creepy stuff – Yes, unfortunately, sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one. Sometimes people will want to set up a second Tinder account for nefarious reasons, whether that’s catfishing or other forms of online manipulation. I may have said no judgments earlier, but in this case, judgments. Lots of them.
- Testing Profiles – Ever heard of A/B Testing? Having two Tinder profiles lets you try out two bios and different Tinder photos and see what gets results. Of course, if you followed my tips for taking great Tinder pics then you wouldn’t have to guess.
So yes, setting up a second Tinder account without a second phone can be a little bit of a challenge. As I’ve tried to make clear throughout this article, this isn’t something I recommend.
First of all, it’s likely to result in a Tinder ban altogether But more than that, it’s not really in the spirit of Tinder.
The app is great for making honest, fun connections with new people, and seeing where things go.
If you spend time trying to game the system, it might actually be harder to meet someone as you’re not giving yourself over to the exciting random connections of online dating.
So instead of creating two, equally lew-effort Tinder accounts, why not put that energy into creating one great Tinder profile that gets you more likes and matches than ever before?
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Hope you have a good time dating, whether that’s on one account or two.