How to Block Someone on Hinge and Remove Messages

Hinge is an online dating company that connects and matches people using algorithms. Has one of your Hinge matches turned out to be a total idiot and do you want to block him and delete him from your Match Queue? Or did you realize that he or she is not as hot or good-looking as you first thought? You want to know if you can and if yes, how to block on Hinge?

Don’t worry, we are here for you and we are going to show you how you can block someone on Hinge, so he is deleted from your Hinge match queue and she won’t be able to contact you via Hinge ever again.

We are also going to share some advice on how you can avoid getting blocked on Hinge and how you can get your match back if you have been blocked or your Hinge match expired. Last but not least, we are going to explain to you how you can know that you have been blocked or if there are some other reasons that your Hinge match might have disappeared.

How to block Someone On Hinge

If you want to get rid of a Hinge match and the entire conversation you had with him on Hinge, here is what you have to delete a Hinge Match:

  1. Visit Hinge website or open the app and login to your account
  2. Navigate to the match who you would like to block
  3. Tap on his profile
  4. Tap on the 3 dots in the upper right corner
  5. Choose “block”
  6. You can also add why you are blocking with the person. If you don’t want to report him, just add “I’m just not interested” block
  7. Confirm that you want to delete the match

Once you tap on it, the match will be deleted from your Hinge Match Queue and your entire conversation with him will also disappear. You will also disappear from his match queue and he won’t be able to check the conversation you had with him again.

Keep in mind that once you block someone, you can’t continue the conversation you had with her and you can’t check out his profile anymore.

When the First Move was not made yet which means that you haven’t sent him the first message, then you can just basically ignore the match, not send the first message and he will be deleted from your match queue as the 24-hour period expires.

If you let the conversation expire, your expired match can use the Extend feature or you can use the Rematch feature.  

However, if you keep ignoring the match and you don’t make the first move, he will be eventually deleted from your match list.

How to Delete All Your Hinge Matches

When you want to get rid of all Hinge matches, you have basically two options.

If you want to keep using Hinge with your current Hinge account then unfortunately there is no feature or technique that makes the process of deleting all your Hinge matches at once really easy and simple. In this case, you have to delete all of your Hinge matches manually, following the steps we have outlined above.

If you don’t want to use Hinge anymore, you can simply just delete your Hinge account and whether you want to reset your account or not, all of your matches will be deleted.

Your matches will still be able to open the conversation you had with them, but they will only see your first name in the conversation, they can’t open your profile, and your profile picture will also get deleted. A label next to your name on the top of the conversation screen will say “Deleted Member”.

How to Delete Hinge Chat/Messages?

If you want to get rid of the conversation that you had with one of your Hinge matches, you have to do the same things as we have described above to block someone. Once you delete a match on Hinge, the conversation you had with her will be also deleted permanently.

How to Delete Single Hinge Message

But what if you only want to delete a single message you have sent on Hinge? Is it possible to delete only a single embarrassing message or a Hinge message with a typo or an awkward picture or a message that your friends sent? Unfortunately, no, currently it is not possible to delete a single message you have sent in a Hinge conversation.

So your only option is to delete the entire conversation you had with someone by blocking your Hinge match or deleting your Hinge account.

What to Do if You Mistakenly Blocked Someone On Hinge

If you have accidentally blocked someone you don’t really have a feature or technique that will help you get your Hinge match back but you still have some ways you can get your match back. 

If you want to get your Hinge match back who you blocked with and she blocked you and you live in a smaller neighborhood, you can try and reset your account which means you delete them right after restarting your account. In this case, as all of your matches and previous swipes on Hinge will be reset, you have the chance to match again with the blocked profile again.

If you don’t want to do a Hinge, you can also just hope that Hinge will resurface the blocked profile after a certain period of time. You have a better chance of this if you live in a small neighborhood.

Difference Between Remove and Delete on Hinge

When you think that someone made you uncomfortable or was threatening or abusive towards you, you can also report him or her on Hinge

Reporting someone is different than just simply deleting a Hinge match, as in this case, you also ask the Hinge Support team to review the profile you reported. When someone gets reported multiple times in a short period of time, there is a higher chance that his profile will get blocked from Hinge.

When you report someone on Hinge, the match and the conversation you had with them will be deleted the same way you would have blocked them. You can read more about blocking and reporting on Hinge and how to do it step by step by clicking here.

How to Tell if someone Blocked You on Hinge

There are multiple reasons why one of your Hinge matches can disappear from your Match Queue. We have a separate blog post where we go over all of the cases of why a Hinge match can disappear, but here we are going to just quickly tell you how you can be sure that you have been blocked or reported on Hinge.

A Hinge match can also disappear when he has been banned from Hinge or he has deleted his account permanently. In this case, you will still be able to open the conversation with the guy, but you won’t be able to message him and check his profile. His profile picture will also be deleted and in the conversation, there will be a label saying “Deleted Member”.

However, when you have been blocked or reported and blocked from Hinge by another Hinge user then you can be sure that the entire conversation you had with her has been deleted as well, so you have no way to check her profile. In this case, you can be sure that it was a deliberate block from her.

How to Avoid Getting Blocked On Hinge

Before wrapping up this article, we would like to share some general advice about using Hinge in a way that will make sure that you will get blocked infrequently.

It is also important to keep the number of your blockers low on Hinge, as users can also report you when they block you. And when you get a lot of users reporting you, you might get your account banned pretty quickly from Hinge. Once you are blocked from Hinge there is no way to get back except resetting your Hinge account which is not that simple.

You should read or at least skim through Hinge’s Community Guidelines and Terms of Service to learn what behaviors on Hinge are considered to be violations of guidelines and can lead to the Hinge Support team blocking your account. The most frequent violations for which most users on Hinge got reported are the following:

  • Hate speech
  • Being offensive
  • Bullying
  • Sending unsolicited lewd images

As you can see, these could be summed up as the “Don’t be a jerk” rule.

To be more nuanced, you have to be extremely careful when you are a guy on Hinge. As Hinge is the feminist dating platform, they take these community guidelines very seriously and you might get easily reported and then blocked if you are using dark humor in your messaging or similar stuff.

More You Should Know Blocking On Hinge

At the same time, getting blocked on Hinge is not the worst thing in the world. It might actually be a good thing.

Let’s say that the person who you matched with is using Hinge just simply because of boredom. She doesn’t want to meet up with anyone, she is just using the app to have meaningless conversations and to give herself a nice ego boost from the plenty of matches she gets on Hinge.

In this case, we would be really happy if a person like this would just simply block you on Hinge and not waste our precious time.

Hinge is one of the biggest online dating platforms in the world. There are millions of users who would love to have a conversation with you and meet up with you. Just because some people are blocked for any kind of reason (that you actually don’t know), shouldn’t be any of your concern. Just keep swiping.

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