The online dating world can be tricky to navigate. If you are dating a person you met on a dating app and it has gotten serious, you probably want to find out if they are committed to you. One way to show commitment is by deleting the app from their phone. How do you safely find a specific person on a dating app?

How to find a specific person on a dating app:

Let’s use the dating app Bumble as an example. You met your significant other on Bumble and things are now serious. You have both changed your Facebook statuses, but in the back of your mind you are wondering if he (or she) really stopped using the app. Trust takes time to build and they have already assured you that they deleted their dating apps. How do you find out for sure? You could use a Bumble account to do your own search, but wouldn’t that be beside the point if you are trying to build trust?

If you do decide to use a personal Bumble account here are the steps:

Keep in mind that this process is going to take some time and patience. Your best bet is to have a Bumble Premium account so that you can swipe. Many dating apps including Bumble do not have a search bar to look up a specific person.

1. Create an attractive profile.

In order to find a person on Bumble you will need your own Bumble account. Create a brand new account that has never been swiped left on. Provide more than one picture. Bumble recommends using pictures of you enjoying yourself and not just using selfies. Set your age to match the person that you are looking for.

Swiping left means that you are not interested. If you swipe left on a person or vice versa, it means that you will not longer show up in their potential match queue. Also, remember to verify your account.

2. Correctly set your location.

A Bumble search will only be successful if you set your location to match your target. Try to be as specific as possible when setting your location. This could be a home address, apartment complex, university campus, near favorite hangout spots, or a workplace. Narrow down your proximity search by shrinking the distance radius. A larger radius will make it harder to find that person.

Be as specific as possible when setting your location.

Unfortunately, Bumble does not have a passport location feature so you will have to do some extra steps to pull this off.

On an Android phone:

  • First, enable Development Mode on your phone.
  • Next, install a gps spoofing application.
  • Then, restart Bumble.

3. Swipe Left until the cows come home (on all non-matching users):

Swipe, swipe, and swipe until you find the person you are looking for. This can be a long and arduous process especially if there are many users in the area that you are searching.

Another option is to use a service that can do searches for you. Buzz Humble is a reputable service that will do all of the leg work for you. It is an easy, streamlined process. All you have to do is enter your search criteria into their easy to use form Then grab a cup of coffee and relax while you wait for your report.

Additional tips for a successful Bumble search:

Always save screenshots.

Once you have found the person make sure that you save screenshots of the profile / evidence. More often than not, they may claim that it was simply a blast from the past that they forgot to delete. Meanwhile, they may quickly delete the app since it is a hot topic removing their profile. If you match with them they cannot use that excuse so take a screenshot!

Remain anonymous.

If you are worried about getting caught doing the search; don’t use your real photo. You can even use a different name. Chances are, they may be doing the same. Remaining anonymous gives you more options.

Search multiple dating apps.

Click on this link to visit a guide on catching cheaters who use other apps such as Tinder, Tantan, Match, and POF

Most importantly, always use a blend of your best judgement, common sense, and follow your gut. If something feels wrong or off, it may need further investigation.


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