That’s what Alyssa did and how she ended up listed as 18. “If you’re 16 but saying you’re 19, that will put you in an uncomfortable situation should you meet up. Some 18- and 19-year-olds whom Alyssa swiped right on were overtly sexual. (Some popular dating apps, including Hinge and Happn, don’t allow anyone under 18 to join; others like Meet Me and Bumble, on the other hand, do.)Perhaps because of these risks, many teens seem to be cautious.Rachel*, 16, of New York City, lasted just an hour on Tinder.“Many people using the app aren’t teens,” she notes.
Hence, they suggest that teens should be told about the consequences and dangers of risky behaviour while on dates.This past August she started interning for Bumble—the app works like Tinder, but only women are allowed to initiate conversations—which entails promoting it at her school.She confesses her friends thought dating apps were “weird at first, but now they check Bumble like Snapchat and Instagram.” (The company says 10 percent of its users are under 18.)Among the 30-plus minors interviewed for this story, those who have tried dating apps say the main attraction is meeting someone they haven’t already known for years.And that’s exactly what Alyssa did when she finally found a nice guy on Tinder—she had him pick her up at home and meet her mom.For their first date, the pair went to see Jurassic World and then grabbed hot-fudge sundaes.Instead, they should focus on their career, how they can perform their best in everything they do. However, being in a romantic relationship at such a young age is not rational.