Online dating 4 teens
When I was growing up, we did a little flirting and playful messaging through AOL Instant Messenger (gasp!) and our Nokia black-and-white-display phones (double gasp!
Most of it happened in person: at school, on the bus, at the movies.Today’s teens are flirting in an entirely different landscape.Sure, they are still flirting in hallways, backseats, and theaters, but they are also flirting over text message, social media, and apps specifically designed for flirting and dating.Tinder: Tinder is an app that links to a user’s Facebook profile.Tinder gathers a user’s basic information and matches them with potential candidates that are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends, and common interests.If users “like” each other, they are alerted and are then able to start a private messaging conversation.
(Tinder is rated 12+ and has a 13+ age requirement.) Ok Cupid: Ok Cupid is an app and website that allows users to create a profile which can be rated by other users.
While users cannot search out others by name, they are served up potential matches that they can either rate, message, or start an instant message with.
For as short as the month is, February sure has a lot of Days: Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day.
But there are a few days that most people don’t know about – the days that make up last week’s International Flirting Week.
While it’s a pretty recent phenomenon in the US, it’s slowly gaining popularity and talks about it are often coupled with flirting tips and dating advice.
Reading through various blogs and posts made me realize – aside from the obvious mistakes I was making, of course – just how many more opportunities there are for flirting today.