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.
Text messaging also is a common way for teens to flirt and express romantic interest.
But for all the advantages digital communication can offer, a number of teens in these focus groups said they are more at ease when talking to the object of their affection face to face. On talking to a crush via text message It’s like good and bad things because, like, all those texts, you really can’t communicate the way you communicate in person. They might think that you’re saying something in some type of way.
It's no secret that the dating landscape has changed a lot in the last few years—awkward setups have been traded for e-matchmaking, with research showing that one in 10 people have used a dating site or phone app to connect with potential mates.
Though many of these services—like Ok Cupid, Grindr, and Match.com—are only available to users 18 and over, teens like Becca have gotten involved through Tinder, which has no age restriction.
On the other hand, the guys in the business school were surrounded my mostly other men in their classes.
Online dating helped them meet students of the opposite sex at their school.
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.
Students today are busier than ever, especially with more of them having to work to help pay for tuition.