However there are some risks of using the app that parents should be aware of. Yes, like most other social networks and apps, users must be at least 13 years old.The app uses your information from Facebook including date of birth to verify your age. Users aged between 13 and 17 can see only other Tinder users within the same age group.Tinder users aren’t notified if another user isn’t interested.Many teens use Tinder for fun and have no intentions of meeting up with a potential match.Tinder notifies users of matches when both users like each other’s profiles.It then opens up a simple messaging option that allows users to chat, message, or share photos and videos with their matches.
The use of location technology can make it easy for other users to work out exactly where you are located.
Users over 18 can see only other users who are also over 18.
Tinder identifies age based on the date of birth given on Facebook.
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.