“About 7% of Tinder’s users are ages 13-17” according to Common Sense Media.Unfortunately, just because you are supposedly protected from adults on these apps (and remember someone can easily post a fake photo of a kid and lie about their age) doesn’t mean you are protected from the snares of the internet. We found the most significant LGBT bullying statistics at NOBullying.The following are some safe alternatives: A Christian alternative to My Space.com, created by Joshua Holmes, a student at Liberty University.

According to Ask Men and other dating site reviews we researched these 7 free dating apps for LGBT youth are at the top of the pile when it comes to usability.

However, this is not necessarily a ranking, just a list of 7 great ones.

Now, before we start with the thing you are waiting for, let’s first cover our methodology in creating the list of free LGBT youth dating sites and social networks.

We checked the recommendations from multiple sources including Daily Dot, Your Tango, and Ask Men among others and featured those social networks that were highly recommended and seemed fitting for the LBGT youth.

Meet up for dates in well-populated public places and make sure someone knows where you’re going and who you’re going with–also maintain a sharp, cynical register that would make Dana Scully wince.

Some people think it’s mean but there are people out there who want to hurt other people and people who want to hurt or prey on LGBTQ youth in particular. Scary warnings aside, you can meet cool, non-monsters on dating apps. Users between 13 and 17 years old can see only other Tinder users within the same age group.

A great way for older teens to meet other Christian singles on the Internet!

An Online Christian Teen Community featuring chat, forums, free web mail and more. Christian Teen Forums is a site for Christian Teens to come and post in Christian Blogs, Christian Chat, and of course Christian Forums.

Luckily, there are lots of places on the internet where people from LGBT can hang out and discuss the things they are interested in (or find love) without being judged.

That might be the dating sites or social networks that have a friendly community or sites and networks that are aimed exclusively towards the LGBT population.

Hopefully, that is bearing out in your lives, and you are feeling accepted–we accept you! don’t use it if you’re underage for that particular site, or lie about stuff) and remember that if you do something on the internet it is not a secret.