There are tips for how to help teens distinguish those here. Today’s teens are flirting in an entirely different landscape.Sure, they are still flirting in hallways and movie theaters but they are also flirting over text message, social media, and apps specifically designed for flirting and dating.
(Grindr is rated 17 and has an 18 age requirement.) Skout: Skout is a location-based app that allows users to connect with others in their area and their “Meet Me” feature allows users to flip through and see who’s nearby.
Users can send each other pictures, “wink” at each other, chat, send gifts, and get alerts when other users come online.
When I was growing up, we did a little flirting and playful messaging through AOL Instant Messenger (gasp!
) and our Nokia black-and-white-display phones (double gasp!
Did you know that 33% of adolescents in the US have experienced sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse?
The dating apps talk could be your opening to talk about signs of an abusive relationship.
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.
So, let’s take a look at some pros and cons of all these types of dating sites. They may offer you extended profile options, chats, gift sending services, etc.
The obvious shortcoming of such sites is the fact that there is a fee to cover. They may also provide you with tools and services for finding your best dates or your match.
Tinder: Tinder is an app that links to a user’s Facebook profile.