There's A Tinder App For Kids And It's Terrifying
We need to cancel this ASAP.
In case you needed another reason to hate the internet, we need to talk about Yellow. If you don't know what it is, don't worry, I didn't know what it was either, but after I was made aware of it, I definitely had some conflicting emotions.
Basically Yellow is an app that is marketed as a way for teens under the age of 18 to "make friends", "have fun with them", and "share photos." They literally put in their app bio that using it is like "being in a party and meeting cool people every 10 seconds."
First of all, their entire app description just makes me so uncomfortable. I don't think there is a creepier way to market an app centered around making friends than to say you'll "share photos and have fun with them"... eugh. Plus it's definitely not a coincidence that the other suggested apps that pop up when you are looking at Yellow are Tinder and Snapchat. So don't mind me while I unofficially dub this weird concept as Tinder for kids.
Practically 90% of the reviews on the page's website are people complaining that "most of the time it’s just people hooking up." But hey, at least it's rated 12+ *insert eye roll.*
So what's the deal? Why am I supposed to care about this? I mean, first of all it's just weird in general. The last thing that teenagers who already have fragile self-confidence levels need is to be on an app that solely surrounds exterior appearance. Plus, I have a strong feeling that not everybody using the app is actually under 18 which frankly is terrifying.
While kids will be kids and we all have childhood memories that give us some serious second-hand embarrassment, I definitely think this app is a little too much. The concept of a 12-year-old swiping left or right on his way to grade school, flat out gives me anxiety and I'm not even a parent!