According to the company's own estimates, about seven percent of Tinder's users are age 13 to 17.
They're then placed in the appropriate peer group, where they can post to a feed, comment on others' posts, add pictures and chat.
They'll get notifications when other users near their geographic area join, and they can search other areas by cashing in points.
They receive notifications when someone "checks" them out but must pay points to see who it is.
But these apps are not a safe way for them to explore dating.
If you learn your teen is using dating apps, take the opportunity to talk about using social media safely and responsibly -- and discuss what's out of bounds.
is probably the safest choice, if only because it has a teens-only section that seems to be moderated reasonably well.