How to Cancel Tinder Subscriptions – Your Complete Guide

So you had one too many drinks on your own one night while swiping through Tinder and then woke up to a Tinder Gold subscription. Oops. Now, I’m sure you thoroughly enjoyed using that, but maybe you’ve had enough now. Or maybe you’ve found the love of your life and you no longer have a need for Tinder… or perhaps you still haven’t found a partner, lost your job and now you’re broke and can’t afford to spend $14.99 a month to hide how old you are and swipe through users in Moscow even though you live in Chicago.

Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus are subscriptions that allows you access to premium Tinder features
Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus are subscriptions that allows you access to premium Tinder features

There are many reasons to delete a Tinder subscription, although doing so will mean that you can no longer see who has liked you, you’ll be limited to a set number of likes per day, you’ll have to see ads within the app and you won’t be able to undo swipes anymore. Also, those boosts will be gone with the wind. Assuming you’re not phased by this in the slightest, let’s continue.

Why Delete a Tinder Subscription?

There are many practical reasons not to be paying for a subscription to Tinder. First of all, while the world of dating apps has made it easier for people to meet in real time, the old fashioned way is still undoubtably the best. For the most part, people use Tinder when they’re on the toilet, or just to stroke their own ego by seeing how many matches they can gather up. The app is very shallow and all too often totally unrepresentative of reality – rendering people’s entire character down to half a dozen selfies is a sure-fire way to screw up an entire generation’s understanding of quality.

Tinder Gold offers many premium features, but still, not so many people use Tinder seriously
Tinder Gold offers many premium features, but still, not so many people use Tinder seriously

People find their strength of character in their flaws. This is what other people generally fall in love with – you don’t love people despite their flaws; when it comes down to it, you realize that you love them because of their flaws. There’s no room for flaws on Tinder, because Tinder isn’t real, it’s a photo gallery, and when you’re looking at a photo you want it to look a nice as possible. This means that you don’t get an idea of the person you’re talking to until you meet them – you don’t get to see how they hold themselves together, how they carry themselves or anything else until you’re already out on a date that you regret.

Alternatively, you could be in a bar making bets with your friends on whether or not you can get a girls number – that way you make money in the dating world, rather than lose it. Then you can have far too much to drink, find someone who definitely looks like a solid 7, wake up the next day and pretend the whole thing never happened. The joys of dating.

No seriously though, how many conversations on Tinder don’t feel totally staged? And how much can you really be bothered to keep having them? Maybe you just need a break, or maybe it’s time to go rambo on dating apps, delete your Facebook, live in a treehouse in the forest and hunt game for each meal. The choice is yours.

Either way, it’s high time to stop paying for the pleasure of swiping through photoshopped pictures while moving your bowels. It’s time to cancel your Tinder subscription.

How to Cancel Tinder Subscriptions

Cancelling that Tinder Gold subscription works the same way as cancelling any app subscription. The process is easy as pie – read on to find out how.

How to cancel Tinder Subscription on Android

  1. Open Google Play Store
  2. Press Account in the left hand menu
  3. Navigate to Subscriptions and select Tinder
  4. Choose Cancel or Unsubscribe
  5. Confirm your choice

How to cancel Tinder Subscription on iOS

  1. Open Settings
  2. Choose iTunes & App Store
  3. Tap Apple ID (it will have your email in it)
  4. Select View Apple ID (it might ask you to log in)
  5. Go to Subscriptions and press Manage
  6. Go to Tinder and turn off Auto-Renew or press Unsubscribe

How to Cancel Tinder Subscription on Browser

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the profile icon
  3. Select Manage Account
  4. Disable auto-renew or press unsubscribe

A World of Free Tinder Awaits

Now that you’re free from the shackles of a paid Tinder subscription you can make a cup of tea, sit back, take a sip and let out and deep and considered sigh of relief. Your’re no longer paying for a dating app – you have that much more of a life now. Now you can purchase a Badoo premium accou… no, just kidding.

Try these steps instead: first, go to a public event like an exhibition, show, a public house or networking event, next, talk to people, and finally, ask someone for their number and if they’d like to go out for some coffee or a drink something next week. This is how the mating ritual was performed in times past, where an Android was something from a Terminator movie and Apple was something you picked off a tree and ate. Bring back these glorious days in your new Tinder subscription free life, and remember, you can still swipe on the app for free – you just can’t feed your relentless addiction as forthrightly.

The old way that still works is to go meet real people to find your match
The old way that still works is to go meet real people to find your match

I hope you found this article genuinely useful. While it might be a little tongue in cheek, there is a genuine problem in society will over-usage of phones and apps. In the long run this will change the social fabric of society itself – it already has, in fact. It’s worth cutting down on your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tinder and what not – you don’t have to get rid of them to live a healthy and fulfilling life (hell, it’s probably more unhealthy not to have social media and dating apps in some respects) but it certainly does you well to only use them in moderation.

Go hiking. Read a book. Build something. And enjoy Tinder for free…

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