Text dating for adults
You still need to follow the usual online safety precautions — never give out your home address, look for synced social media profiles to make sure you’re not getting catfished, and if you decided to meet up, make it somewhere reeeeeally public.
With that said — if you’re ready to give online dating a shot, here are a few teen-friendly options.
What's bad: When using any dating app you have the threat of getting in contact with an unsavory character.
Luckily, CMB has a great report feature so if there's anyone making you feel uncomfortable, you can let the app know.
Age limit: 18 and up Available for: i OS and Android What's good: If you're looking for a relationship, this is the app for you.
What's not: Not everyone is super-active on Facebook, so you might not be able to see what your friends are up to.The app has also added a bunch of safety features, like cell phone verification to keep fake profiles from cluttering up the site — but creepers can own cell phones too, so you still have to be careful.What's not: The swipe feature can make it feel pretty superficial, and while it’s supposed to be geared towards making new friends, a lot of people use it as a casual hookup site.Also, the Android version is missing a few key features — so if you don’t have an i Phone, you may want to skip it for now.Age limit: 18 and up Available for: i OS and Android What's good: This is another right-swiping app, but with a twist — Bumble has a “women make the first move” rule, which means you need to reach out within 24 hours or the match expires.