How do I verify my age?
- Open Tinder
- For locations where age verification is required for chat: Go to your match list and tap on a match (any match); have your ID ready and tap Verify My Age
- For all other cases: A prompt will appear on the homescreen; have your ID ready and tap Verify Your Age
You’ll be redirected to a webpage, where you’ll follow the instructions and submit your ID to complete your age verification request. You will be under review until your ID has been verified, which typically takes a few hours. Once your ID has been reviewed, we’ll let you know and you can check your results in the app.
Need more help? For a step-by-step guide on how to verify your age, please visit this article.
Which forms of ID are supported?
The following are considered valid forms of ID and are accepted for age verification:
- Driver’s License
- Health Insurance Card (Japan only)
Which forms of identification cards are not supported?
The following forms of identification are frequently submitted, but aren't accepted in the verification process:
- Pension Book
- Resident Card
- Temporary Driver’s License
- Student ID Cards
How long does age verification take?
The whole process should take less than a few hours!
How long does Tinder retain information on my ID?
Our users' privacy is a top priority. Your ID will be used to verify your age. Following verification, your ID, or information about your ID (like the type of ID you submitted) will be retained for up to 90 days if you are located in Japan and 30 days for all other locations. This allows us to confirm the initial verification, where necessary. After this period of time, we will keep only the results of the verification.