With new dating sites that bubble every year, it becomes a real issue to deal with cheaters who signup on these apps and meet girls or guys from different places in the USA. But if you want to find your partner on these platforms, then, there are many ways to search for a person on dating sites by his username, best of all, you may find the exact person’s profile with hidden details, contact information, and even secret social media accounts.
Now, here are the best username search ways for dating profiles:
Advanced username search tools
If you’d like to locate someone on dating sites at one time, then, use a reverse username search tool like this tool that scans millions of public and private records to find names, pages, and accounts on social sites.
Unlike other options to find people with their usernames, this one does not tell anyone that you searched for them, and so, it respects the privacy of users and help a lot, and even if there is no account found on POF, Tinder, or others, you may get the social profiles even the hidden ones on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc…
Remember that Facebook is now offering a dating app, so, once a person chooses to enable that option, his username can reveal more personal details about him/her. That’s because tracking usernames on social media is easy for these well-built algorithms. As a result, programs can distinguish between regular and dating Facebook profiles, then, it builds the data from other sites and even from private databases and shows them in a clear report.
By default, sites like Tinder do not offer username search, in addition, access to the site requires registration to start swiping and match with others, that being said, there is a trick that allows you to search Tinder by username indirectly, here is how:
First, create a fake account on Tinder with an email address, next, try to match your profile with your husband or boyfriend account that you want to find. To achieve that, start by matching your profile with his age listed on his page, then, location, interest, etc… That can bring you his profile faster if you want to swipe. Otherwise, just add his username at the end of the Tinder URL, if you see a profile, then, that’s it, you have the right person’s account.
Can you search POF by username?
The short answer is yes, POF allows users to search people on their platform by username but only for upgraded accounts. In other words, you need to have a premium account on Plenty Of Fish to search profiles by username and it’s not worth it if you just want to locate someone there.
That being said, sometimes, POF profiles get indexed by Google or other search engines, the reason is not the same, but that happened many times in the past, people may forget their privacy settings, and if POF at that time when Google accessed the site struggle with issues, the crawlers won’t find the “no-index” tag in the source of that page, which will result in a profile that’s indexed by the most popular search engine.
That way, it’s not a method that can work at 100%, but who knows? Give it a try and type the username of the person on Google. POF is huge a website with lots of members and its size is increasing month after another, and it may take a long time for search engines like Google to recrawl a URL. Thus, even if the member updates his information, that won’t be reflected soon in the Index of the search engine, that’s why you should search with Google.
Can you search for a username on Match.com?
There is an option to search for someone’s username on Match.com for free, it’s not visible by default but you can access it directly here. The site may show you “not found” if there are no profiles for that username, or users will get the error message in the next screenshot.
Username not found. The member you’re searching for may have a hidden profile or a new username.”
That does not mean there is really a hidden profile on Match, of course, that can happen, but the website also tries to encourage guests to buy a membership plan and signup. It’s like a way to tell you, hey, the person you look for is hidden inside our system, come in and sign up to find it. Later, you may not find them completely, so, don’t subscribe to dating sites just to search for someone’s username without a guarantee to find them.
If you think that creating an account is your best option, then, there is a way to search Match.com anonymously without being tracked or letting anyone know that you looked for someone’s profile there. It’s like an incognito mode in Chrome or other web browsers.
Use the Web Archive
Don’t be surprised to find someone’s old dating account from years ago with this technique, in reality, the Web Archive which is an organization that takes screenshots of web pages can have one for your spouse profiles saved. That page could be saved years ago if he had a publicly available profile on any of the dating sites you know.
The advantage of this search way is that no matter what the dating website allows as public details to be shown, there is a high possibility that 5 or 10 years ago, his privacy settings were not the same as now. Consequently, users who registered to the site years ago may still use their same platform anonymously when their profiles were captured and saved securely in the servers of the Web Archive.
Now, how can you find the hidden dating profiles of someone you know using this method? well, first, take note of the username you want to search for, the associated dating profile will be just like this:
Just replace that site domain with any name of the popular dating platforms, the list of sites will be long but you can focus on the ones that have been launched a long time ago. Actually, the most popular dating sites in the USA according to the statistics are the following:
- Ashley Madison
Then, type that URL in the web archive search box, and see if there is any result of pages found in the past.
The challenge here maybe knowing the structure of the URL that the site show for profiles, sometimes, you can just add the “username” just after the slash of the domain like “pof.com/username-here”, and in other cases, you may need to use this structure “match.com/profile/someone-username/”. It may be worth it sometimes to create an account for free on dating sites and then, browse the users’ profiles and see how their URL structure is used just to do your search in the past.
Now, if you find a profile, remember, it’s from the past, and what you saw from that site is a capture of the page in the past, the guy may have removed the account completely and so, it won’t be valid for now, meantime, the profile can still exist on the site but kept hidden.