Dating websites for kids under 18
While she never experienced anything that made her feel unsafe, her Tinder use was short-lived: "I stopped after two of my cousins showed up as I was swiping through profiles.
You have to sign up with Facebook to create a Tinder account, so theoretically there’s an age verification system in use.
But anyone can lie about their age when creating a Facebook profile, giving them access to Tinder’s 7% underage users.
Some older online daters have been known to trim a year or two off their ages, so it’s probably safe to assume that determined under-18s could also figure out how to plug in a fake birthdate. Tinder, for example, is officially 13 and has made headlines by admitting that around 7% of its users are between 13 and 17.
Under-18s on Tinder are only matched with other users in the 13-17 age bracket.
"I met one of my ex-boyfriends on Facebook and things went really well for us," she says, adding, "I've also gained a lot of close friends by using it."Becca, who has been dating her Tinder boyfriend IRL for two months now, offers this advice: "Of course there's the risk of meeting creeps on dating sites, but there's that risk when you meet people offline too.
If you're smart about it, I think it's a great way to get to know someone.
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Other dating brands, such as Ok Cupid and Match.com, also enforce an adults-only restriction.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating