Tinder app is now only for 18 plus. Tinder is discontinuing the use of Tinder app to everyone under the age of 18. A statement from Tinder VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian confirmed the news.
The dating app has allowed everyone 13 years of age or older to use the app since it launched back in 2012. Anyone between 13 and 17 years old was only allowed to match with others in that pool.
That is all changing with today’s announcement, for now. Users must be over 18 before they can sign on and start swiping.
Here is the new term added in their terms and condition. (Point number 2, Eligibility)
No part of Tinder is directed to persons under the age of 13. You must be at least 13 years of age to access and use the Service. Any use of the Service is void where prohibited.
Here is Tinder’s official statement.
On a platform has facilitated over 11 billion connections. We have the responsibility of constantly assessing our different user experiences. Consistent with this responsibility, we have decided to discontinue service for under 18 users. We believe this is the best policy moving forward. This change will take effect next week.
Tinder’s database is growing rapidly. They need more restriction and policies to keep their dating app safe for their users.
Tinder said that this impacts less than 3 percent of the global user base.
“A number of factors go into making a decision like this, but we’re confident we landed on the right policy,” said Pambakian.