Dating platforms are meant to encourage romantic relationships, casual flings and social connection.
However, this may not work every time. This is why on most dating platforms (including Hinge), you will find a feature that helps you block other users.
When this happens, they won’t be able to match you anymore. You can also limit them from viewing your account.
If you are unhappy with the match the algorithm has paired you with, you can simply block them.
In this article, I will show you how to block someone on Hinge. I will also explore other related topics on Hinge.
Is There a Way to Block Someone on Hinge?
Absolutely, it is possible to block someone on Hinge.
If you are not impressed with the person your match or dislike the person, you can use the block feature.
Blocking someone on Hinge will limit the person from matching your account.
In other words, to stay away from these people on the platform because they are not right for you, tap the block button on their profile.
Before or after matching with someone on Hinge, you can also block their profile. Let me show you how to do it:
How to Block Someone on Hinge Before Matching
You can also block people on Hinge to stop their profiles from matching with yours. How’s that possible?
In this section, I will explain the steps involved in removing and blocking someone on Hinge before matching their profile.
Step 1: Launch the Hinge App
- The first step to block someone on Hinge before you match with their profile is to navigate to the Discovery tab.
- First, launch the Hinge app on your smartphone.
- Next, select the “H” tab.
Select the “H” section on the lower left side of your screen.
Another name for this is the Standout or Discovery tab.
In this tab, you can find profiles with a mutual connection with your account and the ones with the best possible match.
Step 3: Select the Three Dots
- On the discovery tab, if you find a profile of the person you wish to remove or block before matching. Select it.
- Next, select the kebab button (vertical three dots) in the upper corner of your screen.
Step 4: Select Remove
After selecting the three dots, you will find several options; choose Remove.
Next, you will be required to specify the reason why you wish to remove the person.
Fill in whatever you like. Choose “No reason.”
After specifying the reason, the user won’t be able to find you on their list, and their profile won’t appear on your match.
How to Block Someone on Hinge After Matching
Once you have matched with someone but are uninterested in that person, or if the person doesn’t wish to interact with you and you wish to block them, do the following:
Step 1: Launch Hinge
After matching with someone, to block them, you have to visit their profile.
First, launch the Hinge app on your smartphone and next, navigate to the Message tab.
Step 2: Access the Message Tab
After launching the mobile app, you have to access the Message tab and then the profile settings page.
You will find everyone you have had a chat with. Next, look for the profile you wish to block and select it.
Step 3: Select the Three Vertical Dot Option
- After finding the profile you wish to block, select it.
- Next, select the three vertical dots in the upper right area of your screen, and then select it.
Step 4: Choose a Reason
Next, select Block, and a list of options will pop up. Next, specify the reason you wish to block the person.
Next, finalize the block by selecting confirm. Hinge will remove the match from your queue.
How to Report Someone You Don’t Wish to See on Hinge
Any profile you don’t wish to see on Hinge can easily be reported.
To use the report feature, select the three vertical dots in the upper section of their profile and select “Report.”
However, note that their profile won’t be suspended if you report or block anyone.
They will be suspended from the platform if lots of people hit the report button on a specific profile.
When you report someone, the Hinge team will be alerted about their activities and may review their profile and consider taking minor disciplinary action.
But, if lots of users keep reporting that specific user, their account may be permanently suspended and deleted from the platform.
For this reason, do not randomly use the report feature. Ensure you use it in a deliberate manner.
Remember to tap the report button when there is a genuine reason for using it; only use it for its intended purpose.
How to Unmatch Someone You Don’t Wish to See You (Without Blocking)
I understand how that feels. You got matched with a nice profile on Hinge, and later on, you realize that the person is not right for you.
Did you know that you can unmatch someone on Hinge? It’s quite easy.
Here’s how to do it:
How to unmatch anyone on Hinge
It is easy to remove anyone from your message list. All you have to do is visit their profile, swipe lift and select the unmatch option colored in red.
With this, you will permanently kick them off your match list and restrict them from visiting your profile.
Fortunately, Hinge won’t send notifications about this. However, they might still find your profile by searching directly for it or by checking mutual friends on the platform.
This is an effective way to disconnect with people you don’t find appealing or dislike their personalities without directly telling them off and causing acrimony or ill will.
Set Preferences to Stay Away From Someone
Everyone has things that attract them to a potential partner. We always look out for their “type.”
On Hinge, you can set preferences to stay away from certain people that don’t appeal to us.
In other words, you can prevent matching with a specific set of individuals on Hinge. Yes, it is possible.
Let me show you how:
- Launch the app and navigate to your swipe queue. On that page, select the option in the upper corner.
- Set the gender you wish to date
- Next, select “Age Restriction.” Feel free to set this between 18+, 24+, 35+ etc. With this, you can be sure that only people from a specific age range can interact with your profile.
- However, if a person that isn’t within the age range sends you a message, Hinge will instantly delete them from your match queue and prevent you from interacting with them.
- If factors like religion and ethnicity are important to you, ensure you can update them.
Can Someone Find my Profile if I Block Them on Hinge?
No. If you block another Hinge user, they won’t be able to access your profile.
Hinge will restrict them from seeing you.
They won’t get notified about the activities on your profile and won’t show whenever you swipe between profiles.
Note that if you block a person and later change your mind by unblocking them, they won’t still have access to your profile or stay in your match queue.
The same process will apply to you because Hinge limited them from seeing your profile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a block feature on Hinge?
Yes. Hinge has a block feature that restricts certain people from seeing your profile.
In this article, I have explained how to use it to prevent someone from accessing your profile.
Have a look at it.
Can I hide another profile on Hinge?
If you wish to hide another profile on Hinge, you can do this by using the block feature.
Navigate to their profile after you find them on your Discovery page.
Next, head to the upper corner of their profile, select the three dots and tap Remove.
Can I hide my Hinge profile from others?
Yes, it is possible. With the pause (hide) option, you can prevent your profile from showing up on another user’s discovery tab.
Here’s how to keep your Hinge account hidden: Select your picture option, next select the gear option (settings) and enable the “pause” box to keep your profile hidden.
Can I remove someone by blocking them on Hinge?
Yes, when you block someone on Hinge, their profile is automatically removed.
After blocking a match, you will see the same effect as unmatching or removing.
This is because the person will be prevented from matching with you permanently.
That sums it up. I have explained how you can block someone on Hinge. The truth is that it is pretty easy to block a contact on Hinge.
With the block feature, you can prevent someone from accessing your profile, chatting you up and becoming a potential match.
Fortunately, if you block someone, Hinge won’t notify them.
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