Underage Teens on Tinder
August 8, 2019
Tinder is a popular dating app that has turned into more of a place to find a casual hookup than a lasting relationship. When it launched, 90% of its users were between 18 and 25. Today, there is an increase in users age 13-17 and parents are wondering how concerned to be.
Some professionals argue that there is nothing wrong with teens chatting on Tinder, since users cannot message someone unless they have showed mutual interest in you. It can be used as a tool for social exploration and could lead to real friendships.
On the flip side, anyone can create a fake profile in under two minutes. That is why it is important for parents to have the conversation with their child about safe practices on the internet.