Online dating for under 18 s

In fact, co-founder Justin Mateen recently disclosed that more than 7 percent of Tinder users are between 13 and 17, a significant chunk considering 35-to-44-year-olds constitute just 6.5 percent.For the uninitiated, it works like this: Tinder pulls your photos and basic information from Facebook (age, location, mutual friends, and interests) to create a profile that the app's other users can scroll through.

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You swipe left to dismiss someone and right if you're interested; if two users both swipe right on each other's profiles, it's a match, and Tinder opens a chat feature to develop the connection.

In less than two years, the app has made over a billion matches.

Once set up, users can then choose to widen or limit the criteria for potential matches – you can adjust location (Tinder uses location technology to find other Tinder users near you), sex (Male or Female) and age range.

Users can then browse, like or dismiss any potential matches.

When you set up a profile, Tinder automatically takes information based on your Facebook profile, including photos, date of birth and sex.

Last modified 07-Feb-2015 03:00