So, you’ve swiped left on Anna, who works in HR and lives approximately two miles from you. No shade to Anna, she looks fine, but do you really want to talk about HR all night?
I mean, maybe she hates HR. But then why would she talk about it in her Tinder bio? She was quite hot, maybe you made a mistake…
Wow, this is too much thought! She’s gone now! Or is she? A few swipes later, Anna from HR shows up again. It’s like Tinder knows you’re perfect for one another under the HR stuff.
Or maybe Anna knows, after all, human resources is all about matching people in a way isn’t it? I mean, if you ignore all the firing they do…
So, what does it mean if someone keeps coming up on Tinder? You won’t be surprised to find that it doesn’t mean Anna is some kind of dating HR psychic.
There are actually a couple of reasons someone might come up repeatedly after you’ve swiped left on them on Tinder.
The first being, they swiped right on you and Tinder really wants a match to happen. Flattering.
The second being, you’ve swiped through everyone near you, so the algorithm is just trying old faces again in a desperate attempt to get you a date. Less flattering.
If you’re in a small town, you’re likely to see many of the same faces flashing up on your Tinder feed repeatedly.
That’s just because there aren’t all that many fish in the sea, unfortunately.
If you’re somewhere bigger and one person in particular keeps reappearing, then they probably swiped right on you.
They clearly like you, so you can swipe right with confidence if you see promise in their profile.
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How Do You Know If Someone Swiped Right On Tinder?
Okay, before I answer this question, we need to have a chat about your self confidence.
Look at you, sitting there asking me, ‘how do you know if someone swiped right on Tinder?’ like you need reassurance before doing any right swiping yourself!
You’re hot, okay, you have something to offer, you… what do you mean I asked the question?
What do you mean I’m sitting in my home office imagining this conversation? Okay, that got too real! Back to Tinder.
As discussed, you can tell someone liked you on Tinder (without liking them) because they usually appear repeatedly in your feed.
Apart from that, the only way to reliably know that someone liked you is to swipe right and see if there’s a match!
The other option? Pay for Tinder Gold. If you want to know more about what you get for your money, check out my Tinder Gold guide here.
You can also check out Tinder Platinum if you’re feeling bougie and you want the ability to send a message to the other person before matching, kind of like a sneak peek of what’s in store for you when you swipe right.
For a while, you could look at the blurred images in your ‘Liked’ list, which is usually a Tinder Gold feature, using ‘developer tools’ on some desktop browsers.
This semi-unblurred the images, so you could make out faces. This bug has been patched by Tinder now, but even if it did still work it seems like an awful lot of work to go to in order to avoid taking a punt on a right swipe!
If you’re really worried about not hitting it off with potential matches, Tinder’s newest updates might make things easier for you.
Or else using Tinder will just be more complicated, who can really say for sure!
If You Swipe Left On Tinder Are They Gone Forever?
We all sometimes get into a swiping groove and send someone who looks extremely charming, funny, smart, good with kids and dogs, basically marriage material, into the left-swipe abyss.
Look, don’t come at me, I know you can’t ‘look’ good with dogs and kids, but after an accidental left swipe I get a bit carried away!
The question is, if you swipe left on Tinder are they gone forever?
Well, that depends. Sometimes, as discussed earlier, people reappear after you swipe them left.
This can happen if they swiped right on you, if you’re in an area with few users, or any combination of those two factors.
If they swiped left on you and you’re in a city, though, you may be out of luck.
Tinder Gold has a solution – rewind – but you have to pay for this feature.
I know that’s not the most helpful answer in the world, but it’s the truth.
My advice would be to keep swiping for a little while to see if the user you are now definitely in love with shows up again, and if they don’t appear again?
Forget about them!
We’re heading into a ‘summer of love’ according to Tinder’s owner, so there’ll be plenty of eager Tinder users to choose from.
Does Tinder Show The Same Person Twice?
So, you want to know if Tinder shows you the same person twice? I feel like we have sort of covered this, but there is more to the story.
Yes, Tinder will show you someone multiple times if you swipe left on them, but after a few attempts the algorithm will give up on that match.
The app will not usually show you someone you have swiped right on again, unless you had a bad connection while swiping.
If it seems like someone is showing up again and again, they may well have multiple profiles or be deleting and remaking their profile repeatedly.
This is, obviously, a super annoying thing to do. So if someone keeps popping up with new profiles, I would definitely stay away from them!
Overall, though, if someone comes up a couple of times on Tinder it’s probably a safe bet to assume they liked you (unless you’re in a tiny college town and you get the same few profiles up daily).
If you’re even a little bit interested, you should swipe right and see where things go. Alternatively, if you’re tearing your hair out and sick of Tinder, maybe it’s time to move on.
How about taking my dating apps quiz, and working out once and for all what app you should be using to achieve your dating goals?