Swipe Right for Prom: just how teens are utilising Tinder

Teenage use of this popar dating application keeps growing – at least quarter of US teens state they will have dated or installed having a Tinder date

Phones apps open avenues that are new teenagers up to now. Photograph: Lisa B/Corbis

Phones apps open new avenues for teenagers up to now. Photograph: Lisa B/Corbis

Final modified on Tue 21 Feb 2017 17.32 GMT

O letter a Sunday evening sleepover last Christmas time, 16-year-d Hannah from Los Altos Hills, California, enrolled in Tinder for the very first time. It began being an inside laugh between three slumber celebration attendees, like exactly just how teenage girls into the 1990s dared one another to phone males and also to discreetly put their conversations on speakerphone.

Hannah and her buddies invested the remainder evening rling all over sleep, clectively swiping kept or directly on the iPhone application. “What surprised me personally wasn’t the outrageously obnoxious images of shirtless dudes flaunting their muscles, nevertheless the number of familiar faces we saw,” she claims.

She had anticipated Tinder to be “a host to desperate guys” and alternatively she saw buddies from scho – and her very own cousin.

Like Twitter, Tinder – which uses Facebook to supply pages and verify identification – has the absolute minimum age requirement of 13. But unlike Facebook, Tinder’s teen demographic is growing, perhaps maybe not shrinking. Continue reading Swipe Right for Prom: just how teens are utilising Tinder