Tinder about to be 18 and up only

Dating and hookup app Tinder going 18+, though no enforcement expected.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Jun 9 2016 2:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Tinder has been available to 13 year-olds and up since the app launched four years ago, offering minors the opportunity to date and/or hook up with other minors. That's going to change next week though when it goes 18+ only.

Tinder about to be 18 and up only | TweakTown.com

"On a platform that has facilitated over 11 billion connections, we have the responsibility of constantly assessing our different user experiences," reads the company's statement. "Consistent with this responsibility, we have decided to discontinue service for under 18 users. We believe this is the best policy moving forward."

Tinder's underage users currently represent three percent of its userbase.

It's expected the company won't enforce the age limit, but for legal purposes, it helps it cover its bases.

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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