THE ATLANTIC - Most dating apps mandate that users be at least 18 to join. When signing up, users must provide their birthday or link a social-media profile that includes their date of birth. But they are not required to provide any proof of their age. A representative for Bumble shared that the company uses "automated and live verification procedures" to block users under 18 and prevent them from rejoining. Match Group said that the company uses "technology including AI" to search for suspicious language "that indicates a user may be underage". The GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting found that from 2015 to 2021, ~100 men were charged in the US with crimes related to sexually assaulting minors or attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor through Grindr. Governments have started to take notice of reports like these.