Under 18 dating
But next week Tinder is going to be closing down its app for users under the age of 18.
“On a platform that has facilitated over 11 billion connections, we have the responsibility of constantly assessing our different user experiences,” said Tinder spokeswoman Rosette Pambakian to CNNMoney.
It was deeply worrying that a dating app allowed children below the age of consent to use their site, which put them at risk of being contacted by much older users.'However, for this decision to be effective there needs to be robust age verification tools across all platforms so that users cannot falsify their age – otherwise this risks becoming a hollow gesture.NEW YORK — Tinder is blocking kids from using the dating app.Since its founding in 2012, Tinder had allowed users aged 13 to 17 to use its app for matches within their age group.Several dating brands belonging to Match Group—Tinder's parent company—already enforce an adults-only restriction, including Ok Cupid and Ahead of this change, the company has made clear in its terms and conditions, that any user "must be at least 13 years of age to access and use" the app. Meet Matchmaking 2.0 To make sure that their service is used safely—along with publishing its own set of safety guidelines—the app has two separate communities, one for those aged 13-17 years; and one for those 18 and above. "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.