The app then asks me to upload a photo of myself (which I found on Google) and walks me through a tutorial. Isn’t it time you did something a little different? Bravo to your copywriter for her bullseye on teen angst, though. I’m going to pause here for a teen sex fact from the CDC. The highest rate of infection is among 15 to 19-year-olds. If I do “like” someone, I am going to have to test a theory here and go straight for the 17-19 year olds. Oh but I forgot, as a teen today, I should be open to trying something different.
It's no secret that the dating landscape has changed a lot in the last few years—awkward setups have been traded for e-matchmaking, with research showing that one in 10 people have used a dating site or phone app to connect with potential mates.
Though many of these services—like Ok Cupid, Grindr, and Match.com—are only available to users 18 and over, teens like Becca have gotten involved through Tinder, which has no age restriction.
At her senior prom in Texas, Becca was surrounded by hundreds of friends, classmates, and teachers she'd grown up with.
Her date for the evening, however, was someone she'd only known in person for a few weeks.
You swipe left to dismiss someone and right if you're interested; if two users both swipe right on each other's profiles, it's a match, and Tinder opens a chat feature to develop the connection.
In less than two years, the app has made over a billion matches.
“The worst part for me is the techno aspect of dating for kids now – not forming face to face relationships- sexting – the whole shebang.
It makes me scared for teenagers today”, says one mother.
"I met him in real life unintentionally," she says.