(Tingle is rated 17 and has an 18 age requirement.) Some of the services these apps offer may seem a little salacious.But instead of panicking or jumping to conclusions, use what you just read to have a conversation with your teen.
I can guarantee it will be awkward but you are setting yourself up to be the trusted, informed adult – something that will only serve you both should anything “like totally embarrassing” happen online.
************** February is also home to Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
Tinder: Tinder is an app that links to a user’s Facebook profile.
Tinder gathers a user’s basic information and matches them with potential candidates that are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends, and common interests.
) but that was the extent of our digital dalliances.
Most of it happened in person: at school, on the bus, at the movies.
They march off en masse to the mall or to the movies, or join a gang tossing a Frisbee on the beach.
Don’t confuse group dating with double-dating or triple-dating.
Dating customs have changed since you were a teenager.
The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half for boys.
While users cannot search out others by name, they are served up potential matches that they can either rate, message, or start an instant message with.