should you use your real name on tinder

Are you wondering if you should use your real name on Tinder? Well, we’ve got you covered!

It’s a common question and there are many factors to consider when deciding whether to use your real name on Tinder.

Let’s get right into this!

It’s best to use your real name on Tinder because otherwise, you will have to explain to people that match with you that you used a fake name. Also, if you want to be verified by Tinder, you need to use your real name so it matches your ID as well.

But, another thing people may worry about is getting recognized by their name by people they know.

This is something to consider because not everyone will just recognize you by your pictures, when they see your name they may remember.

So, if you are worried about getting recognized, you should use a different name, it could be a middle name, or a fake one.

Also, you should try and use photos where you’re very recognizable, but at the same time, you don’t want to mislead people.

If you use photos that aren’t on social media, that may help as well because people won’t have seen them before.

Have you ever wondered if Tinder will delete inactive accounts? We have the answer!

Is it safe to use your real name on Tinder?

Your main concern about using your real name on Tinder is probably your safety.

But, what you’ve got to consider is the other information you are also sharing by being on the platform.

For example, you are sharing photos of yourself on the platform, and your location.

Even though the location isn’t precise, people still roughly know where you live and what you look like.

The main thing to think about is that you are already sharing a lot of information, so sharing your name as well won’t make a massive impact.

So, to conclude, in our opinion, it is safe to use your real name on Tinder because of the other information you’re sharing on the platform, but there are other factors that may affect your decision.

Do you have to use your real name on Tinder?

You don’t have to use your real name on Tinder, unless you want to verify your profile.

If you didn’t know, Tinder has a feature where you can verify your profile to show potential matches that you are a real person, and that the pictures are really you.

In order to complete this verification, you will need to submit a piece of identification.

Then, Tinder will review it, and decide whether to verify you.

How to verify your Tinder profile

Here are the quick steps to verify your Tinder profile.

Firstly, make sure you are using your real name on Tinder, if you aren’t, scroll down the article and we will explain how.

Then, you need to scroll back up to continue the steps to verify your profile.

Next, you need to go to your Tinder profile by tapping on the Tinder logo on the left-hand side of the navigation bar.

profile button on tinder navigation bar

Now, you will see your Tinder profile.

You need to tap on the gray tick next to your name.

verification button on tinder

This will take you to the page where Tinder will explain what you need to provide in order to get verified!

Does Tinder show your full name?

Tinder does not show your full name to potential matches. In fact, when you sign up for Tinder, you don’t need to provide your second name.

So, you don’t need to worry about people seeing your full name.

How to change your name on Tinder

If you decide you would like to use a different name on Tinder, like changing your Tinder name to your real name or changing it to a fake name, then here is how.

At the moment, you can’t edit your name on Tinder.

The only way to change your name on Tinder is by deleting your account and creating a new one.

Then, you can upload all of your pictures again, and configure your profile.

But, by deleting your account, you will lose all of your matches and messages as well.

If you decide to delete your account, make sure you give your matches a way to contact you if you want to continue talking to them, because otherwise, they may think you purposefully unmatched with them.

Final words

In conclusion, the main factors to consider when deciding whether to use your real name are how safe you feel with using your real name, and how worried you are about getting recognized on Tinder.

There are others as well, but these are the main ones.

We hope you found this useful and that your question was answered!

Also, you may find our article on how to send photos on Tinder useful as well!

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