Tinder and other dating apps might have been created with adults as the target users, but studies have shown that teenagers feel very comfortable with "swiping right" as well.Our friends at Common Sense Media are here to share the facts about Tinder and its contemporaries, which will help you enter into a dialogue with your child if they're using these apps.
Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.Unless you're single, you might not be familiar with dating apps such as Tinder, with which users can quickly swipe through prospective dates.But it's likely your teen knows all about these apps — even though they're mostly designed for adults.It’s setting up two or three Tinder dates a week and, chances are, sleeping with all of them, so you could rack up 100 girls you’ve slept with in a year.”He says that he himself has slept with five different women he met on Tinder—“Tinderellas,” the guys call them—in the last eight days. ”“We don’t know what the girls are like,” Marty says.“And they don’t know us,” says Alex.Dan and Marty, also Alex’s roommates in a shiny high-rise apartment building near Wall Street, can vouch for that. “She works at—” He says the name of a high-end art auction house. And yet a lack of an intimate knowledge of his potential sex partners never presents him with an obstacle to physical intimacy, Alex says.It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering.