Ahh, Tinder. The one app that has totally changed the way people meet and “connect”. And there’s no doubt you’ve either been on a “date” or two or at least know somebody who has. (Don't lie, you so have).
Well, if you’re over 18 and using the app then this change probably won’t bother you much. But anyone between the ages of 13 to 17, you’re not going to like this.
Tinder announced that it will be changing the minimum age for users from 13 to 18.
"On a platform that has facilitated over 11 billion connections, we have the responsibility of constantly assessing our different user experiences. Consistent with this responsibility, we have decided to discontinue service for under 18 users. We believe this is the best policy moving forward. This change will take effect next week."
Firstly, we have to ask, WHY are 13 year olds on Tinder in the first place?
Shouldn’t you be at school or something? Embrace this time of your life where you can meet people your own age IRL! Like, you know, at school.
But, this could actually spell bad news for users who are over 18 on the app. Up until this major change, minors could only match with other people between 13 and 17, nobody 18 and older. But now, anybody underage could just fake their age on Facebook, so they can connect to Tinder and sign up for an account.
Imagine swiping and finding your 14-year-old cousin on the app? Not. Cool.
Swipe safely, people.