With personal privacy being such a huge issue right now, it’s no wonder many people are deleting their online dating profiles and other accounts to minimize the risk of exposure during a data breach.
Perhaps you have already met your perfect mate, or maybe you are tired of playing the field, but when you are ready to dump the online dating game, you have come to the right place. Read on to find out how to delete your accounts and all personal information from the top dating websites permanently.
One quick reminder beforehand, deleting a dating app off your phone does not remove your account. Your account will remain visible and active until you actually take steps to delete it from the platform’s system and be safe from identity theft.
How To Delete OkCupid Account
With OkCupid, a top-rated dating app, you have two options. You can delete your account entirely, or you can disable it and then reactivate it when you are ready to pick up where you left off. Deactivating does not delete your personal information or any photos you uploaded.
To permanently get rid of your account, go to “Settings” and then choose “Delete Account.”
How To Delete Match.Com Account
Match.com has been around for a long time. Historically, it was a great place to meet people, but in recent years, it has become overrun with scammers and catfishers looking to trick victims for identity theft or cyber threats.
If you have a free account with Match.com, you can cancel by logging into the app and visiting the account settings area. Look for Change/Cancel Membership and select.
If you have a subscription, you will have to cancel the payment. Once you do that, you can then use the method above to delete your account completely. Otherwise, your account will remain online inactive, but your data will still be on their servers. Match.com does retain your information for a number of months and then eventually removes it.
How To Delete Tinder Account
Tinder is a dating app most often known for quick hookups rather than serious, long-term relationships. If you are ready to remove your account, open the app, and go to Settings. Choose App Settings and scroll to the bottom, and look for Delete Account. Once your account has been completely removed, you will see a confirmation message that says, “Account successfully deleted.”
How To Delete Hinge Account
Hinge is a relatively new dating app with beyond cute TV commercials using the tag line “designed to be deleted.” Hinge works on the desktop or mobile apps. When you are ready to say goodbye to Hinge, follow these steps:
On your mobile device, open the Facebook app. Click More > Settings > Account Settings > Apps > Logged in with Facebook > Hinge > Remove App. Delete the account, and you are done.
If you are on a desktop, you can visit this page to remove your account. You should also remove the actual app from your mobile device.
How To Delete eHarmony Account
Another widely used dating app boasting of many happy marriages is eHarmony. When you want to dump your account here, you must do so in two separate steps. First, visit Settings > Account Settings > Billing > Close Account. Now your account is closed, and you have turned off payments. Next, you will have to email eHarmony at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “Delete My Account Information” as your subject line and request that all your personal information be deleted permanently. Wait until you receive a confirmation before assuming it’s complete.
How To Delete Coffee Meets Bagel Account
Unfortunately, this dating website does not include a nice, easy way to delete. You must contact their customer support via email (email@example.com). to request a permanent deletion of all your information.
How To Delete Grindr Account
To delete your account forever on Grindr, open the mobile app and go to Grindr Mask > Settings > Privacy > Delete Profile and confirm the deletion.
How To Delete Bumble Account
To delete your Bumble dating account:
- Open the app on your mobile device and tap the gear icon (top left).
- Tap “Settings” at the top of the screen.
- Scroll down until you see “Delete account” and tap it.
- Type the word “Delete” and confirm.
- Your account will now be removed completely.
How To Delete Zoosk Account
If you are interested in leaving Zoosk in the rear-view mirror, follow these steps:
- Visit: Zoosk.
- Click “Deactivate your account.”
- Click “Permanently remove my account.”
- Once you confirm the removal, your account will be deleted.
How To Delete Badoo Account
Badoo calls itself a social network, but it’s really just a dating site. To delete your account from here:
- Click “Settings” from your logged-in account.
- Now at the top-left, click “Account Settings” and choose “Delete Profile.”
- You will need to confirm by entering your password.
- Choose a reason why you want to delete your account.
- Confirm, and your account is removed.
How To Delete Plenty of Fish Account
Plenty of Fish is another popular dating site that you may be tired of and want to exit. To do so, simply log into your account and visit this link: www.pof.com/deleteaccountb.aspx.
Follow the instructions to remove your account, and you’re done!