Unless you're single, you might not be familiar with dating apps such as Tinder, where users can quickly swipe through prospective dates.
They receive notifications when someone "checks" them out but must pay points to see who it is.
is probably the safest choice, if only because it has a teens-only section that seems to be moderated reasonably well.
But these apps are not a safe way for them to explore dating.
If you learn your teen is using dating apps, take the opportunity to talk about using social media safely and responsibly -- and discuss what's out of bounds.
Many are eager to be on the same wavelength as their 20-something counterparts, and the prospect of meeting someone outside their social circle is exciting.
And with so much of their social life happening online, teens feel comfortable using apps to meet people.