Follow this link to see what the Tinder icon looks like in the i Tunes app store.
If you find this app installed on your kid’s device, you may be tempted to take a look at what they’ve been up to on the app, and as a parent who is likely paying for that device, I think you are well within your rights to do so.
Your Tinder profile will display the same profile information as your Facebook account.
“Of course it will probably be uncomfortable for both of you,” Anthony says.
“But if he’s so uncomfortable that he gets angry or shuts down or otherwise just can’t continue the conversation, that’s a big sign that he’s not ready for this.” If so, assure your child that there’s no hurry to start dating.
Parents may joke that it’s an experience they want their child to have -- just not until somewhere around the age of 30. A 6th grade girl may say, "Jacob is my boyfriend," but what does that mean?
Seriously, though, when is your child ready to date? "At this age, kids use dating labels but aren’t ready to have much direct one-on-one interaction beyond maybe sitting together at lunch or recess," says Dale Atkins, Ph D, a family therapist in New York.
As I began my research, it didn’t take long to confirm what my hairdresser had said.
Tinder is widely known as an “app that helps you meet people for sex.” Although the app is intended for adult users to meet new people in their local area, it was disturbing to find out that the app is growing in popularity among young teen users. Chat with a match or snap a photo to share a Moment with all of your matches at once.You must have GPS enabled on your device and specify a radius for your matches in your account settings.Once your profile is set up, you can scroll through pictures of users matching your search parameters.Instead, if they answer your questions or seem eager to date, you can steer the conversation toward reassuring them that these feelings are normal. Are they just trying to keep up with their friends?Are they confident and able to take care of themselves? Do they look physically more mature than they are, emotionally?When you set up your profile, you specify your preferences for finding matches (age, gender, location).