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This App Contains...
Chat
Commenting
In App Purchases
Microtransactions
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Geotracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers

Parent Rating

Tinder is a dating app where users swipe right or left on other users' profiles to indicate interest. Users are connected through their Facebook profiles and matches are location based. It is free to download and use and although it is rated for users aged 17 and older, is it not safe for kids.

About Tinder
Category
Lifestyle
In-App Purchases
yes
Rating
Mature 17+

What is Tinder?

Tinder is a popular dating app where users swipe right or left on other users' profiles to indicate interest. Users swipe left to pass on someone, and swipe right on profiles to "like" someone.  


Depending on which way both users swipe, they can then "match" with other users and connect and chat to get to know their new matches better.


Users connect to their Facebook profiles in order to create in-app profiles using their own photos and information, as well as to confirm their identity. 


This profile information, as well as Spotify playlists and Instagram profiles, can be used to identify potentially compatible users.


Tinder was one of the first and most popular “swiping” hookup apps, with a number of similar platforms either explicitly based on Tinder or created by former Tinder employees to address missed opportunities in the app.


Examples include Bumble, which was built to give women more control over their online dating experience; Grindr, which is used by gay and bisexual men; and Blendr, which is more geared towards friendship and local community than matchmaking.

Is Tinder safe for my kids?

Tinder is not safe for children or teens. Even though it is rated 17+, Tinder is an app for adults only.

Users can lie about their age on Facebook and create profiles on Tinder even if they are underage (or make themselves younger) and this potentially dangerous behavior that can lead to sticky situations and inappropriate relationships for young users.

Due to the fact that Tinder is meant for dating, users have reported and posted pictures of inappropriate messages they have received. This is usually a bigger problem for women than men. If a user receives inappropriate messages, they can report the sender or unmatch with them, so that the offensive person can no longer send them messages.

Tinder is location-based, but does not reveal a person's specific location. Users can only see someone else's distance from them in miles. 

Tinder offers in-app purchases for people who want upgraded features such as boosting their profile to more possible connections, the ability to Super Like, and Rewind to undo a swipe. 

Tinder is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. It is a dating and hook up app and is designed for use by mature adults.

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Tinder Parent Rating

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    Reviews: 4

  • Sarah M.

    My son joked about going on this app to find his next girlfriend and I said no way!

  • Samantha A.

    Absolutely not an app for kids!

  • Sheila J.

    This links to a Facebook account so young kids can't even use this. But I guess they could still fake a profile if they wanted to.

  • Becky M.

    This app is more for adults, not kids.