Age 13 18 teen online dating
Sure, they are still flirting in hallways, backseats, and theaters, but they are also flirting over text message, social media, and apps specifically designed for flirting and dating.
Alyssa, 17, a high school senior in Miami, was texting a new guy she thought was cute. New York magazine’s The Cut website described the Tinder crowd as “single people who hang out at bars,” and it’s become known for facilitating hookups and last-minute dates among those in their 20s and 30s.
In fact, co-founder Justin Mateen recently disclosed that more than 7 percent of Tinder users are between 13 and 17, a significant chunk considering 35-to-44-year-olds constitute just 6.5 percent.Her date for the evening, however, was someone she'd only known in person for a few weeks."I met him in real life unintentionally," she says.The company won’t reveal its exact number of users, but it did disclose that 2.5 percent are people ages 13 to 17.If you do the math based on a late-2014 story in The New York Times, which reported that the app had nearly 50 million active users at the time, you’re left with well over a million users under 18 on the platform.