More than a quarter of children using specialist teen dating apps, some as young as 13, have been contacted by adults online, it can be revealed.One website marketing itself at 13- to 20-year-olds – – has breached rules governing nudity with posts including: “Do any girls want to post nudes message [sic]” and “Horny girls message me”, an investigation by The Independent has found.Of the 400 people who took part, it found as many as 29 per cent admitted they had been in touch with someone over the age of 18.Of those, 72 per cent said the person who contacted them online had known their real age.”, which had been live for nearly two months without moderation.
A recent survey by Child Line asked under-16s who used dating sites and apps about their experiences.
A quick example: Over the past two years, the number of singles older than 50 who joined one of the dating sites run by People Media -- the number one provider of targeted, online dating communities for singles seeking meaningful relationships -- skyrocketed 400 percent.
Culling members from all IAC's other online dating sites, it debuted with a membership of more than 1 million, making it the world's largest site for baby boomers.
Laurie Davis, founder and CEO of dating coach service e Flirt Expert, says much of her work involves helping people -- often older active adults -- figure out which dating sites to join.
Davis recommends that 50-plus singles join one large, general site, such as or e Harmony, for sheer volume, plus one smaller niche site targeted to their age group.
Dating when you’re an adult is different than it was when you were young.