How to Delete Hinge Account and Start Over [2022 Guide]

How to Delete a Hinge Account: One of the best hacks to increase your match number on Hinge is to delete a Hinge account and start up a new account right after. Or do you want to delete your account because you found the one through Hinge and you are not interested in other potential matches anymore?

It doesn’t matter which one is your reason, in this article, we will show you how to delete a Hinge account properly that really gets rid of your profile, not just the Hinge app from your phone. We will also cover whether you can use the reset tactic to get a boost in your profile visibility.

What Happens When You Delete Hinge Account

Before you would delete your Hinge profile, that can’t be made back, so all your current matches will disappear, make sure you really want to delete your profile. You should be familiar with another option called Deactivation Snooze mode.

With Deactivation Mode, you can take a break from the app for a week or even for an indefinite amount of time. This saves your profile, all of your existing connections, and all your previous chat messages. You can also share with your matches why you are taking a break. They will be also notified when you return to Hinge which can help you to restart those conversations.

When you delete your Hinge account, you don’t have the opportunity of returning to your profile. It is only possible with Hinge Snooze. All your existing connections will be deleted and your profile as well.

Hinge Account and Delete Hinge App Differences

It is also important to add that there is a difference between deleting your app from your phone and deleting your account. Deleting the app won’t delete your profile, so you will be still seen by the opposite gender, your connection will see that you are apparently still active on the app.

How to Delete Your Hinge Account

So, if you are sure you want to delete your Hinge account here are the steps you have to take:

  1. Open up the app
  2. Go to the “Settings” menu
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Delete account”.
  4. You will be asked why you want to delete your profile and then type “Delete” to delete your profile
  5. If you typed “Delete” right, your Hinge profile is now deleted.

Don’t forget that Hinge can not only be used for dating purposes but it also has 2 other modes. With Hinge mode, you can find and make new friendships and can be used for building professional relationships in your industry. If you want to use any of these modes for longer, you also have the option to only get rid of your Hinge Date profile. Here is how you can do it step by step:

  1. Open Hinge website
  2. Tap on the logo
  3. You will be directed to the mode switching menu
  4. On this screen, tap on the “x” at the top left corner of the Date sign.

As opposed to deleting your Hinge account, this way you can use Hinge Date mode again if you happen to change your mind and want to look for a romantic partner again. In this case, you can reactivate your Date mode in your Settings.

Deleting And Reactivating Hinge Account

Right after you deleted your old Hinge account you can start a new one, a process known in the online dating community as Hinge reset. Reset works for one important reason.

As the Hinge algorithm will think that you are a new profile, they will give you a so-called new user boost that will give your profile higher visibility than a regular profile which will result in more matches. In its effect, it is similar to Hinge Spotlight, but it lasts longer.

It can also be beneficial for several other reasons. It gives you a chance to match with profiles who swiped your previous profile left. You can also redo your Hinge profile from scratch, make a better bio, and take better pictures so you will have a better chance of getting matches this time.

Deleting Your Hinge Account with Subscription

A good question is whether you can keep your existing Hinge Boost subscription and have your Hinge Coins back that you didn’t use up yet. Unfortunately, the answer is a clear no.

Keep this in mind when you want to reset your account. Also, if you want to use the Hinge reset tactic don’t buy Hinge Boost for a lifetime, because you won’t be able to use it for a lifetime at all.

Also, cancel your Hinge Boost subscription before you delete your profile so they won’t recharge you even if you don’t use the app anymore.

Hinge Shadowban Mode

On Hinge, as a lot of people used the resetting hack to get a new user boost, they decided to introduce a shadowban for these users. It means when you reset an account right after you delete it, your profile will be deactivated for 30 days. You will still be able to swipe profiles but you won’t be shown to others.

Hinge hasn’t made a similar algorithmic change yet. They even say explicitly on their official website they do not penalize or shadowban a profile that recreated their Hinge profile. Although they also say they recommend not to use this tactic that often, as profiles can experience a lower match ratio if they repeat this tactic too many times.

Does Hinge Delete Your Account?

Hinge has the right to delete or ban your account without any prior notice. If this happens, contact Hinge Support to find out why they did that. You should be also cautious, and not send any nude pictures or be offensive in your conversations as if your profile is reported, your profile can be easily deleted as a consequence of that.

It depends on what you mean by deleting Hinge. If you delete only the mobile app, you won’t delete anything else. Your profile will be untouched, you will have all your existing matches. If you delete your Hinge account, then the opposite is true, everything will be deleted including your profile and all your existing connections.

What Happens to My Hinge Boost Subscription When I Open a New Account?

No, unlike on Zoosk, Hinge doesn’t keep your existing Hinge subscription or coins. There is no way to get them back, so keep in mind when you would want to reset an account.

Does Hinge Penalize You For Deleting Your Account?

No, Hinge doesn’t shadow ban or penalize you in any way when you delete and right after starting a new account. Although they are suggesting not to reset your account too often.

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