Mature hook updating
This reinforces a message that young people get hammered with on a daily basis: nothing matters more than how you look.
We’d be lying if we said that appearance wasn’t important at all to the over-55 demographic, but it turns out to be a much lower priority.
In fewer than three minutes, two teenagers “chatted” me, trying to trade pics. And under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — the critical Internet legislation that basically allowed social networks to exist — a site operator can’t be held responsible for the misdeeds of its users, except in a couple very narrow circumstances.
In 2006, for instance, a Texas mother sued Myspace for gross negligence after her 13-year-old daughter met a 19-year-old man on the site and was sexually assaulted.
This means that there are more seniors and baby boomers than ever before looking for some companionship to fill the void of their prior partner.
Because no matter how old you get, one thing about human nature never changes: nobody likes feeling lonely.
Once you get into your fifties and beyond, the actual number of your age becomes less and less significant.Skout, of course, did none of this out of the kindness of its heart: In June 2012, three adults were arrested for using the app to prey on and sexually assault minors.Will it take a rape case or an Orwellian sex-registry sentencing to get Tinder and Hot or Not to do the same?The pair met on the hook-up app “Hot or Not,” which prompted the judge on the case to bemoan, at length, the sexual mores of kids these days.But maybe His Honor should’ve directed the ire a bit higher, at Silicon Valley: After all, that’s where several companies are designing “adult” hook-up apps … Historically, the apps in this space have explicitly required that their users be above 18 or 21, whichever is the local age of majority.