Teachers, nurses and other public jobs are common users among dating app users. We’re going to look into whether teachers can use dating apps, and if they can, how to use them properly.
Teachers can use dating apps, however it’s encouraged they only post respectable pictures and keep private information off the dating app. This is to protect yourself against parents or older students who may see you on the dating app.
In this article we’re going to look at how a teacher can use dating apps safely without the worry of students or parents.
Can Teachers Use Dating Apps?
Yes. Teachers can use dating apps to help find a spouse or their true love. Dating apps are becoming the norm in the dating world, especially with technology that’s accessible to us right in our pockets.
However, there are a few guidelines & rules we recommend you follow if you’re a teacher.
Post Casual Pictures
As a public figure and an inspiration to kids, teachers are consistently under a microscope. If you’re an elementary school teacher or someone that deals primarily with kids, parents are more than likely the only people who will see your pictures if they’re on dating apps.
If there’s ever an issue, the last thing you want is a parent bringing up that you’re posting promiscuous pictures on a dating app. It will not only ruin your reputation among parents, but can hurt your professional reputation.
If you’re using an app like Tinder, which is known as a hookup app, it’s important that you refrain from any bikini (for a girl) or shirtless (if you’re a guy) pictures.
If you’re a high school teacher or public official in the school system, the situation gets even more difficult.
Although most dating apps require you to be 18+, there’s a higher wave of high school students who will download Tinder or other dating apps just to “have fun” and catfish others.
The last thing you want, as a teacher, is to have your reputation ruined by a student who signs on to a dating app and sends your pictures to other students.
Obviously we’re being a bit extreme, but we always like to prepare for the worst case scenario.
If your job depends on your reputation and your character, we always caution when using dating apps. Not that they’re bad or give a bad image, but the pictures you post are going to possibly be seen by more than just the users on the site.
Keep Private Information Off The Dating Apps
Keep your private information, such as fetishes or if you’re looking for “just a hookup” off of mobile dating sites as well if you’re a teacher.
Private information that could hurt your teaching career should never be posted on the internet.
Depending on the dating app, it may ask you questions that may be embarrassing if your students get a hold of it. Always be cautious what information you post and if your students got ahold of it, would you be embarrassed or smile and laugh at it.
Match With The Right People
I know this may seem impossible, as the person on the other end is completely anonymous until you get to know them through chat.
However, if you notice the person you match with may be young, or older, it may be best to stay clear to ensure you’re not matching with
- One of your students
- One of your students parents
This is why we are completely against blind swiping. Blind swiping is when you just swipe right randomly without even looking at the profiles. This often happens when the user is drunk or not in the right state of mind.
We also recommend not letting your friends swipe for you. They have no clue what your student’s parents look like or what one of your students look for (if you’re a high school teacher).
If teaching is your career and your passion, always swipe on the side of caution, especially if you live in the same town as you teach.
What Dating Apps Should Teachers Use?
Teachers should stick to more traditional apps that aren’t necessarily flooded with the potential of students or single parents with the wrong intentions.
We recommend staying clear of Tinder, Grindr, Plenty Of Fish or Bumble. These are the common mobile dating apps that young adults tend to flock to for their first mobile dating app experience.
Teachers should lean more to the side of Hinge, Match.com or OKcupid. These dating sites tend to carry more users who are serious about dating and are looking more than just a fling.
It also is somewhat clear of the possibility of students joining and downloading.
We’re not saying don’t use Tinder, Grindr, Plenty Of Fish or Bumble, but just be weary theres a good chance a student might be present if you’re a high school teacher. Steer clear of the potential students and if you’re serious about dating, find a mobile app that is as well.
We believe teachers can and should use dating apps. Being a teacher requires long, stressful hours dealing with kids and mentoring young adults. It can not only be exhausting and require a few glasses of wine, but it is also very time consuming.
Teachers are often spending nights and sometimes weekends grading papers and creating lesson plans. The opportunity to actually go out and meet someone new is rare and will often only occur on Friday and Saturday nights.
We recommend you double your chances by having dating apps and increase the chance of you meeting your true love. Especially now that couples now meet on dating apps more often then they do in real life, it’s beneficial to join the crowd rather than fight against it.
So if you’re a teacher, download a mobile app that you feel comfortable representing yourself on!
As mentioned, be cautious of what information and pictures of your personal life you’re putting on mobile dating sites, as it can be seen by everyone.