Under 18 dating
Children under 18 will be banned from using Tinder dating app from next week.Previously, the age limit for users was only 13 – below the age of consent, although young users could not be matched with adults.It also may be quite a bit more, including all forms of sex.“Dating,” if it includes nothing more than occasionally holding hands and going to dinner, studying together at a coffee shop, going to a movie or going to a school dance together – and nothing more – is perfectly fine.It is probably wise to have the parents of the young man and the young woman aware of the relationship and in approval of it.According to responses collected by Net Aware—an online guide to social networks and internet safety, set up by NSPCC and O2—parents, children and the initiative's independent panel suggested Tinder should be used by people who are either 16 or 18 years and older.The policy decision by Tinder comes just a week after the company's CEO, Sean Rad, said at the Code Conference that the team was working hard to make the service more friendly and useful to transgender users.It can be a very dangerous place for a sex offender.
"On a platform that has facilitated over 11 billion connections, we have the responsibility of constantly assessing our different user experiences," Tinder's VP of communications, Rosette Pambakian, said in a statement emailed to CNBC.
Tinder’s official statement said: ‘We believe this is the best policy moving forward.’ The change will affect around 3% of users.
Social network sites for teens are meeting places for young teenagers to date or meet new friends.
In order to use Tinder, users must link their Facebook account to the app.
The app then verifies access based on the user’s age on their Facebook profile.
‘On a platform that has facilitated over 11 billion connections, we have the responsibility of constantly assessing our different user experiences,’ vice president of communications Rosette Pambakian said in a statement.