Not getting matches on Hinge? You may have been shadowbanned!
Don’t panic there are solutions, but you need to first understand your situation well.
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You hear the term shadow ban these days thanks to social media, but the concept is as old as the public internet, with examples already existing back in 1980s. In fact, it was a common practice in the early days of Craigslist and Reddit.
The idea is simple: rather than simply banning a user or an account, the platform simply makes the user harder to find. This could mean not showing up in searches, or not having comments appearing publicly.
While something less than having an account removed sounds like a good thing, getting banned this way can be even more insidious — because you can't always tell that's it's happened. Rather than getting a notification that you've been banned, blocked, or deleted, you just notice your engagement numbers slipping over time.
And you're left wondering, ‘Is it my fault?’, losing confidence and abandoning the idea of getting your dream girl.
However you shouldn’t put everything on the back of the shadowban either, 85% of Hinge users just have terrible profiles and don’t even assume it, we all have blind spots it’s OK. So you better ask our A.I. ROAST how attractive is your current profile before going any further - everything is 100% confidential and based on real hot girls advice.
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The concept of a Hinge shadowban is so troubling. There's no obvious way to tell if that's what's going on - except by using ROAST - so any time it seems like you're not getting the likes, matches, or messages you're expecting, you're left wondering if it's you, if it's a technical bug, or if there could be a Hinge ban in place. In fact, Hinge doesn't officially say that they use shadow banning, and some dating experts don't even think this kind of ban is real. Meanwhile, Bumble wrote a blog post saying they don't use a shadow ban.
So is it real? Can you undo it?
Keep reading to find out.
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So, what are you waiting for to take charge of your dating life?
Before you jump to the conclusion that you're facing a Hinge ban, consider the other possibilities.
Was your profile getting likes and messages before and they've suddenly stopped, or has your Hinge account never gotten the amount of action you're hoping for?
Often by ego we prefer to straightly think about the shadowban, but in the majority of the cases we just have a bad profile for what we are searching for instead, therefore making it look like a shadowban.
To remove definitely this doubt of your mind you just have to spend 1mn with the most advanced tool of the market, ROAST, and he will tell you pixel by pixel what to do with your pictures and bio based on thousands of top profiles analyzed already (all confidential).
If you think you may simply need some help creating a winning profile, you've come to the right place. Our site is full of resources that can help you. Check out our explanation for why you might not be getting dates here.
Because this kind of ban isn't official, there are no firm answers from Hinge about what to expect. On Tinder, experts say these bans can occur for 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days, depending on what rules were broken and how many infractions there have been.
If you have the luxury to wait that long then this might be the perfect time to upgrade your profile to the next level with entirely personalized advice on your pictures and bio from the greatest experts of the market: ROAST. Moreover, those advice will be lifetime reusable advice both for other dating apps and your social networks!
Other sources claim that a Hinge account can be expected to reset in three months. So while that may sound like too long to wait — doing nothing is clearly the easiest solution. So if you're not too attached to Hinge, try spending a few months on other dating apps and then come back to see if the problem has been resolved. But of course don’t make the mistake of using the same pictures on other dating apps, optimize them first!
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Some users have reported success getting a ban removed, or fixing other bugs, by upgrading to a paid account. And this upgrade can serve two purposes. For one, if Hinge won't let you upgrade, you'll know for sure that there's a problem on their end or a problem with your Hinge profile. And second, the additional features of the upgrade might be just what you need to get out of your rut (whatever the cause) and start getting matches again.
But paying for having your profile shown more often is still useless if your profile is not optimized. It’s hard nowadays to know what is an optimized profile, so that’s why we created ROAST that helped already 20,000+ persons with their dating life.
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By optimizing your profile, you will get more visibility than with any paid plans. The more attractive your profile is, the more the algorithm of Hinge will show your profile to people you like.
Unfortunately, like other apps, Hinge customer support is notoriously difficult to reach. Especially when it comes to bans, they're unlikely to provide much help.
Still, it's worth trying to get in touch before you do anything more drastic, if for no other reason than to verify whether there's a technical glitch they can fix for you.
In fact, if you report issues with their service, it's always possible they'll have a solution. And in some cases Hinge has been known to give paid accounts or other perks to people who have been banned or faced other problems through no fault of their own.
If you're sure that being banned is the problem creating a new account may be your only option. Just remember that multiple accounts are one of the issues that get people banned in the first place, so if you're going to go that route, you need to make sure the new account is really a fresh start.
Depending on how you signed up in the first place, you'll want to make sure you're using a new phone or device, new number, new Apple id, and new profile on Facebook.
Once you've got your new Hinge account — spend time to create the kind of profile that will make the woman of your dreams curious about you.
Feel like you were banned for no apparent reason? It's frustrating because Hinge won't tell you exactly what got you banned. But an easy guess is that you did something that went against their terms of service, such as trying to maintain multiple accounts or engaging in behavior that got you reported by other users.
If you want to avoid having this problem again, make sure to read up on their terms, and follow the rules!
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Be sure that your attempts to fix the problem don't simply make things worse.
If you're not getting the results that you're looking for on Hinge:
Most problems people run into are easily solved by creating higher quality profiles and using good communication skills. And if you do decide that deleting your account and starting over is the way to go, just make sure the new profile is showing you at your best, and that you don't break any rules that could get you banned on Hinge again!
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