How to Delete Your Facebook Dating Profile in 2024

As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I understand how easy it is to let your personal life become consumed by work. Dating apps promise connections, but can ultimately end up being more distraction than help.

If Facebook Dating is no longer serving you, deleting your profile is the best option to protect your peace of mind. This definitive guide has everything you need to fully remove your dating profile on both iPhone and Android.

Before You Delete

Prior to deletion, think carefully about your reasons for leaving Facebook Dating. Are you simply seeking a break, or are you done for good?

  • If a temporary break is what you need, consider hiding your profile for a while instead of fully deleting. This pauses your visibility so new people won‘t see your profile, but allows you to keep your existing connections.
  • If you‘re done with Facebook Dating forever, deletion is likely the right call, but do be aware it’s permanent. You’ll lose all matches, conversations, personal data, and there‘s no going back.

Step-By-Step Guide to Deleting Your Profile

Ready to remove your dating profile for good? The process is nearly identical on both major mobile platforms.

On iPhone

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the hamburger menu in the bottom right
  2. Scroll down and tap Dating
  3. Tap the gear icon to access Settings
  4. Choose General
  5. Tap Delete Profile and confirm your choice

Facebook Dating profile deletion on iPhone

On Android

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the hamburger menu in the top right
  2. Scroll down to Dating
  3. Tap the gear icon to get into Settings
  4. Select General
  5. Tap Delete Profile to confirm deletion

Facebook Dating profile deletion on Android
And that‘s it! Your profile will be removed along with all associated matches, conversations, interests, photos, and other data.

What Happens When You Delete Your Dating Profile

To set proper expectations before you delete, here‘s precisely what occurs:

  • Your Facebook account remains intact – Only your dating profile gets removed, not your core Facebook profile or data.
  • All dating data gets deleted – Matches, conversations, profile details, preferences, photos, etc. All removed.
  • You can‘t recover anything – Unlike deactivation, deletion is permanent. Conversations and matches can‘t be restored.

Recreating your dating profile is possible, but you‘ll be starting 100% fresh without any of your previous activity. I‘d only recommend returning if you achieve the clarity and balance needed to show up fully again.

Troubleshooting Profile Deletion

For most people, following the above steps will seamlessly delete your dating profile. But technology doesn‘t always cooperate!

If you encounter issues, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Confirm you have the latest Facebook app version installed. Updates sometimes address bugs.
  • Log out of Facebook entirely, close the app, then log back in. This clears any glitches.
  • Delete and reinstall the Facebook app as a last resort. You may need to log in again.
  • Contact Facebook support if problems persist.

Stuck profiles affecting less than 1% of users are rare but do happen. With patience and the right help, you’ll get it sorted out.

Parting Advice on Dating App Breaks

As an entrepreneur running multiple side hustles, I totally understand the appeal of maximizing your time on dating apps. But without balance, it‘s not sustainable.

Give yourself permission to take dating breaks as needed without fully deleting every time. Do what‘s right for you in the season you‘re in while honoring your larger life priorities.

You’ll show up better on dating apps―or in any domain―when you lead with purpose rather than reaction. Trust in life’s unfolding journey and double down on self care. Joyful connections will follow!

Have any other questions on deleting your Facebook Dating? Let me know in the comments.