Tinder to not allow kids less than 18 years of age to register for finding love
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Tinder's VP of communications Rosette Pambakian gave an official statement that read, "On a platform that 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 users below 18 years of age. We believe this is the best policy moving forward. This change will take effect next week."
Launched in 2012, Tinder earlier had the minimum age limit of 13 years to use the app, but Pambakian has now said that the company believed that changing the minimum age from 13 to 18 was the 'right thing to do'.
Tinder is also trying to revamp the general perception that it has, that of a casual dating or hook-up app, and is aggressively promoting stories of Tinder matches that have led to marriages on various social media apps.
Recently, Tinder has also said that it will make itself more accessible to transgender users, for which it is working with LGBTQ advisors, including transgender activist Andrea James and GLAAD.
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