Online dating age 16
A Tinder spokeswoman says that users age 17 and younger only amount to about 3 percent, or around 1.5 million users out of 50 million.
Tinder is not the only popular app to introduce age restrictions.
Much like Tinder, Spotafriend allows teens to view pictures of others near them, and swipe left or right if the person is someone they would like to know better.
If both teens swipe right, then they’re connected within the app, where they can privately chat.
"Consistent with this responsibility, we have decided to discontinue service for under 18 users."Tinder has a reputation of facilitating hookups instead of relationships, a factor that may have influenced the platform's decision to establish an age restriction.
The precautionary measure won't effect the majority of Tinder's user base.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain The question is simple, as life expectancy goes up and people take better and better care of themselves, do traditional notions of appropriate age differences in relationships matter?Other dating sites, such as Ok Cupid and Hinge, have long had age restrictions, and many other social media platforms restrict their users by age.Popular sties such as Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram all require users to be at least 13.Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an 18-year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a 15-year-old female classmate.She claimed it was rape, he claimed it was consensual, and a jury acquitted him of the charges.
I stayed on the date because it was dinner and I didn’t want to be rude.