How to change your Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge locations while traveling

Travel is a great way to discover new foods, have new experiences – and meet new people. The local dating pool can feel shallow after a few rounds, so checking out local talent while traveling can be exciting. Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge make this even easier, allowing you to browse your vacation destination for potential matches.

Of course, it’s still important to exercise caution and safety measures when dating online, no matter where in the world you are. You should also be responsible and state whether you are looking for one night stands, a short-term fling, or are willing to invest in a long-distance relationship when you fly home. Carelessly leaving a trail of broken hearts across Europe might seem romantic, but it’s not as glamorous as it sounds.

But if you’re careful and open about your intentions, using dating apps while traveling can be a fun way to meet new people. As an added travel tip, you probably know a lot of good local places to visit that aren’t in the tourist brochures.

How to Change Your Location on Your Dating Apps Including Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge.


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How to change your Tinder location

Tinder automatically detects your location to show you potential partners in your area. As such, you shouldn’t need to fiddle with any settings when traveling, although you can tap Settings and scroll to Discovery to adjust Tinder’s search radius.

Alternatively, if you’re the type of traveler who likes to organize potential hookups ahead of your arrival, you can do so by taking out a paid Tinder subscription. Paid Tinder subscribers get access to the app’s Passport feature, which allows them to search different locations for matches without actually having to be there.

After subscribing to Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, or Tinder Platinum, you can change your location in the following ways:

  1. Open Tinder.

  2. Tap your profile icon in the top left.

  3. Tap on “Settings”.

  4. Scroll down to Discovery Settings and tap Location.

  5. Tap on “Add new location” and enter your destination.

(And if you don’t need this feature when you get back home, you can cancel Tinder Gold here.)

How to change your Bumble location

Like Tinder, Bumble uses your phone’s GPS to determine where you are, and therefore your local dating options. The app also locks its travel mode feature behind a subscription, meaning you have to pay for Bumble Premium to change your location and match up with people in other countries.

If you have a Bumble Premium subscription, here’s how you can change your location:

  1. Open bumble.

  2. Tap your profile icon in the bottom left.

  3. Tap the Settings gear icon in the top right.

  4. Scroll down to Location and tap “Travel to…”

  5. Search for your destination and select it.

How to change your Hinge location

Unlike Tinder and Bumble, Hinge lets you change your location without a paid subscription because love is free and knows no borders. Hinge also doesn’t track your location, which is a plus for privacy but can be a bit of an irritation for flirting singles on the go.

Luckily, changing your location on Hinge isn’t complicated.

  1. Open hinge.

  2. Tap your profile icon in the bottom right.

  3. Tap Dating Settings.

  4. Under Basic Settings, tap My Neighborhood.

  5. Reposition the map until the cursor is over your destination.

Hinge gives your potential lovers no hint that you’re not from the area, so you have to set those expectations yourself. Also remember to reset your location when you get back home. That is, if you haven’t met anyone who inspired you to delete Hinge altogether.

If you want to go all out, you can also try downloading dating apps that are more popular with locals in your destination. For example, Lovoo is a popular dating app in Germany, while singles in South Korea use Amanda. Just keep in mind that you may have to overcome a language barrier with potential partners.

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