If You Accidentally Unmatched With Someone On Bumble, Here's What To Do To Find Them Again

Sometimes, I like to imagine what life would be like if I hadn't quickly and carelessly swiped left on that guy on a dating app who I'm fairly certain was actually my soulmate. Losing people online and wondering how you can find them in the vast darkness that is cyberspace is a real phenomenon. Have you ever accidentally unmatched with someone on Bumble and then desperately wanted to seek them out again? Well, you're not alone. It's a pretty common occurrence, and in the grand scheme of things, online dating is still a pretty new technology after all. It's not foolproof!

I once was matched with my ex on Bumble (we met on the app, started dating, and subsequently broke up) and would use the app as a tracking device to constantly keep tabs on his location. "This is psycho," I thought to myself, while chronicling his longitude and latitude. (WHAT IS HE DOING AT THE AIRPORT?) Eventually, I realized my behavior was toxic, so I unmatched him. A few weeks later, though, he showed up in the algorithm again. You might be wondering what the point of this story is, but basically, it is that A) I'm kind of crazy, and B) if you purposely or accidentally unmatch with people, they typically will show up again.

Anyway, this debacle happened to comedian and Bumble user Amanda Van Nostrand, who accidentally unmatched the potential love of her life and tweeted at Bumble about how to find them again. She wanted a fix.

Unfortunately, there wasn't a super quick, easy solution that would definitely work without a doubt. However, they did say that if you uninstall the app and reinstall it again, your match/soulmate could potentially show up once more.

This kind of #BumbleFail is not even that uncommon. One Reddit user wrote about the same dilemma:

I dragged my finger the wrong way when trying to read our conversation and accidentally unmatched us! We had a date set up for Saturday but did not exchange numbers... I'm trying not to be bummed out
Is there anything I can do? I've tried searching FB For name + location but nothing pops up. Help!!


In fact, there were a lot of threads that started this way. And some fellow Bumble users had their own advice on how to re-find the one who got away.

You Could Delete And Reinstall Bumble, Or Just Try Another App

Delete and start swiping again. You will see him again assuming you have the same preferences set.
The same thing happened to me (mentioned we should meet this week for drinks, no date set), except I found him on OKC (I'm using both apps at the moment) and decided to message him there and gave him my number. To my surprise, he never called or texted to set up a date.


See, I knew there was an advantage to being on every single dating app at once!

You Could Wait For Them To Re-Swipe On You

They'll show up again in your matches. It might be a while though. And they'll need to re swipe on you.


You May Have To Delete Your Profile And Remake It

If the user deletes their profile and activates again then they will definitely show up again. Rare occasions will I see someone's profile again. I came across a friend's profile a couple of times over a period of time.


You Could Create A New Facebook Profile

They'll show up 'eventually' where eventually=weeks.
Create a new Facebook account, a separate Bumble profile, find them again and hope they match back.
I've just done this after accidentally unmatching, but no, they haven't replied.


So if you accidentally unmatched someone on Bumble, don't freak out. You can find them again, even though, most likely, it'll be with a little bit of difficulty. Author John Steinbeck once wrote, "Nothing good gets away," when it comes to love, and I'd like to think that goes for Bumble matches, too.

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