Create your profile, upload and share photos, send messages and search new users.If you’re really looking for serious dating then give this one a shot.Knuddles – A friendly chat zone ballooned with a big teen user base that helps you find your first love.

Apart from conversations you can also rate others photos, play quizzes and billiard.

It’s no secret that teenagers are keen and able users of the internet, and with the continued growth and ever evolving trends in social media and social networking it looks like things are not set to change anytime in the near future.

An article published last year in American magazine, Seventeen, whose target audience is females aged 12-19, appeared to put the idea out there that online dating sites may be the way forward, with the writer of the article (a college aged blogger) enthusiastically regaling the story of how her friend had become engaged six months after meeting her partner on line.

Rachel Hynes, mum to a teenager and publisher of the website for parents of teens The Kids are All Right, believes that at the present time social networking sites remain the way in which most teenagers are meeting people and describes these connections, rather aptly, as the equivalent of modern day pen friends.

Teen Say – This website is a teen forum where people can carry out long conversations about the their lives and make new friends. This dating website has been growing since its start and has a wide network of teens in different countries.

MYLOL – With more than300, 000 teen users this website has passed the milestone of popularity in many countries.

According to Jocelyn Brewer, a Psychologist who works mainly with adolescents, it’s not so much that parents should be worried, but more that they just need to be very aware.“It’s definitely the case that even for teens using social media sites who are not specifically looking to hook up, such advances and suggestions happen.

The very nature of social media after all is that it encourages communication and connection, which may well lead to IRL (in real life) meet ups.

Another one that is used perhaps more commonly amongst Australian teenagers is Tinder.