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Like many others, the service says it's for people 18 and up, but there's no age verification, and many users post handles to other social media accounts.
My LOL is owned by the same developers as Spotafriend, but it works differently and is also a website. You can add friends, look at profiles and chat with people, or visit the Shouts feature, which is a live feed of other users' comments, which are frequently just "hmu" ("hit me up," slang for "send me a message").
Spotafriend: Spotafriend's app store description says it's "not a teen dating app," but it does use the swiping functionality and location tagging that many dating apps use.
What parents need to know: Though a list of safety tips pops up when you log in, there's a ton of mature content, an emphasis on meeting strangers, and various ways to spend money.
During our review there were lots of scantily clad women livestreaming and lots of profiles with various drugs as one of the profile pictures.
At this point, most parents would say "no way" and stop reading right now.
But these apps are a fact of life for many teens (especially LGBTQ youth who may not have a supportive community at school).