Vox has a helpful seven-point explainer decoding Tinder for the olds. But even readers who thought they had a pretty good handle on the app already will find news here to surprise and distress them: namely, the prevalence of teens on Tinder.
More than 7 percent of Tinder’s users are 13–17, which means they slightly outnumber the 35 to 44-year-olds, who make up 6.5 percent of Tinder’s users.
Is it possible that teens aren’t using the app for actual hook-ups but are merely sniffing out their Tinder-using teachers for sad-shaming? Could they have mistaken Tinder for an addictive new game like Candy Crush Saga?