How To Unmatch Someone On Bumble? [Step By Step Guide To Delete Bumble Matches]

Written by: John Branson
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Is one of your Bumble matches turned out to be a total idiot and do you want to unmatch him and delete him from your Match Queue? Or did you realize that he or she is not that hot or good-looking as you first thought? You want to know if you can and if yes, how to unmatch on Bumble a.k.a. delete someone from your Bumble Match Queue?

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

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

How to unmatch someone on Bumble?

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

  1. Open Bumble
  2. Navigate to the match who you would like to unmatch
  3. Tap on his profile
  4. Tap on the 3 dots in the upper right corner
  5. Choose “Unmatch”
  6. You can also add why you are unmatching with the person. If you don’t want to report him, just add “I’m just not interested”Bumble Unmatch
  7. Confirm that you want to delete the match

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

Keep in mind that once you unmatch 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. (both of them part of the Bumble Boost subscription, see later for an explanation.) 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 Bumble matches?

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

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

If you don’t want to use Bumble anymore, you can simply just delete your Bumble 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”.

Bumble Deleted Member

How to delete Bumble conversations?

If you want to get rid of the conversation that you had with one of your Bumble matches, you have to do the same things as we have described above to unmatch someone.

Once you delete a match on Bumble, the conversation you had with her will be also deleted permanently.

How delete a single Bumble message?

But what if you only want to delete a single message you have sent on Bumble? Is it possible to delete only a single embarrassing message or a Bumble 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 Bumble conversation.

So your only option is to delete the entire conversation you had someone by unmatching your Bumble match or deleting your Bumble account.

What can I do if I accidentally unmatched someone on Bumble?

If you have accidentally unmatched someone you don’t really have a feature or technique that will help you get your Bumble match back but you still have some ways you can get your match back. (in a way)

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

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

Report a Bumble match vs Delete a Bumble Match

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

Block & Report on Bumble

Reporting someone is different than just simply deleting a Bumble match, as in this case, you also ask the Bumble 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 Bumble.

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

How do I know if I was unmatched on Bumble?

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

A Bumble match can also disappear when he has been banned from Bumble 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 unmatched or reported and blocked from Bumble by another Bumble 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 unmatch from her.

Avoid getting unmatched on Bumble

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

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

You should read or at least skim through Bumble’s Community Guidelines and Terms of Service to learn what behaviors on Bumble are considered  to be violations of guidelines and can lead to Bumble Support team blocking your account.

The most frequent violations for which most users on Bumble got reported are the following:

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

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 Bumble. As Bumble is the feminist dating platform (hence the nickname, the Feminist Tinder) 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.

Some additional notes on getting unmatched on Bumble

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

Let’s say that the person who you matched with is using Bumble 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 Bumble.

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

Bumble 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 unmatched for any kind of reason (that you actually don’t know), shouldn’t be any of your concern. Just keep swiping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you rematch with someone you unmatched on Bumble?

Yes, you can. Although not with the Bumble’s premium Rematch feature that can be used to rematch when you don’t make the first move and your Bumble match expires. However, even if you unmatched someone it is possible that he or she will appear in your swiping deck later and you can match with him again.

Why do guys unmatch on Bumble?

Once you exchange number or social accounts on Bumble, it doesn’t make sense to keep messaging on Bumble. As some people prefer a clean Bumble Match Queue with only a couple of matches, it is possible that he unmatched you for this reason. You might still message each other outside of Bumble.

A lot of guys might do also auto-swiping, which means they swipe right everyone and only check your profile and decide to keep you or delete you when they have already matched with you.

Will my messages be deleted if I unmatch someone On Bumble?

Yes, when you unmatch or report someone on Bumble, all your previous messages will be deleted from your account and from the person’s account you unmatched.