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Dating Apps And Their Underage Teen Problem

By Moises Mendez II writing for The Atlantic

From the article,

One uncomfortable aspect of these apps remains mostly unaddressed: the ease with which underage users can create profiles and risk being preyed on by adults. I would know; I was one of them. I found my way to Grindr at 16, chatted with older men, and later met my first boyfriend, who was in his early 20s, when I was just 17. In my reporting, Iā€™ve come to realize not only how common this type of experience is but also how ineffective apps have been at preventing minors from joining. According to a Northwestern University study published in 2018, more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual underage boys have had sex with people they met on apps such as Grindr.

Read the full article at The Atlantic