June 28, 2016 -- /NEWSWIRE/ -- As Apple tightens the rules about meetup apps that mix adults and teens, Tinder has decided to cut ties with its under-18 users, who made up about 3% of its customers. Spotafriend is a teen-safe alternative for iOS and Android.
Spotafriend was designed specifically for teenagers to meet new people safely, without the pressure of “dating apps.” It also has built-in security features, such as age-recognition software, that prevent older users from endangering its teens.
So far, this software has successfully blocked 99% of unwanted users, and the technology continues to improve with time.
Tinder’s rejection of teenaged users is a good thing, according to Spotafriend’s creator, Benoit Tessier.
“Allowing teens to use a dating app with a largely adult population is simply a bad idea: it invites danger. We’re happy to see that Tinder is drawing this line, and we believe it will make younger users much safer.”
It may surprise some people to find that teenagers are actually very receptive to the idea of a teens-only, high-security app. “It’s a social media solution that works for both parents and teens. There’s a lot less anxiety about predators. Teenagers are increasingly aware of the dangers of the Internet Age, so a lot of them are happy about the extra security.”
For Tinder’s exiled teenagers, Spotafriend offers an active community of over 1 million users.
“The biggest problem with any change in social media is simply building the initial community. For us, that part is already complete. We’ve seen over 250,000 new friendships form with Spotafriend, and it just keeps growing.”
Visit http://www.spotafriend.co/ for more information.