There is safety in numbers in more ways than one. This statement is especially true when it comes to the world of online dating. Klique is a dating app that allows people to come together in groups. This not only adds safety but also removes some of the awkwardness and staleness that can sometimes accompany traditional one-on-one first dates.
Designed with the features of a common swipe-based dating app, Klique appears to be gaining traction since it came out of Beta release in the fall of 2016.
Recently, we tested Klique to see if this whole “group” thing is worth your time or if it’s just a bunch of nonsense.
Klique App Review Results
Final Word on Klique
Based on our testing, we found Klique to be an interesting little app. It takes a concept that most people are familiar with and infuses it with a new twist that makes it better. All of our users felt that the "group date" model definitely adds an element of safety. The women in our test group all stated that this feature alone would greatly increase their propensity to use a dating app.
Overall, we found Klique to be intuitive to use. It was familiar, yet fresh. Above all, it yielded results.
We would rate it as VERY GOOD.
— Pros and Cons —
- Over 1 million members
- Free to use
- Available for both iPhone and Android
- Group dating model adds safety and removes awkwardness
- An authentic user base that is highly engaged
- Must connect your Facebook account to register
- Currently only the basic “find and meet” swiping feature is available
- Personal profiles rely on your Facebook data, few customization options
— In-Depth Klique App Review —
Let’s face it, sometimes we want to go out and have a good time as a group, not one-on-one. We are not referring to some sort of kinky group sex thing, we mean an honest to goodness night out with a group of friends. Sometimes the key to meeting new people for a relationship is by being in a group. That’s what an app known as Klique offers its users.
Klique identifies itself as a group-to-group social networking and connecting app. If that term sounds convoluted and confusing, allow us to explain. Klique uses the technology and features that many of us have grown accustomed to in traditional dating apps and expands upon them to accommodate groups.
A good example of this would be to imagine group A which consists of Brian and Thomas. They’re good friends, they have often served as each other’s wingman when they have gone out. Group B consists of Cindy and Wendy. They are two twenty-something roomies and best friends.
Individually each one of these four people is fun, interesting and single. They are also tired of the traditional dating app paradigm. Maybe one of them is a little shy when it comes to meeting new people but is very animated around people they know. Another may be rightfully concerned about meeting a perfect stranger while alone. These are the sort of people that Klique focuses on and the sort of concerns that it tries to resolve.
— The Basics —
Klique is a mobile-only app available for iPhone and Android devices. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play. A desktop version is not available and due to its location-centric style of operation, none is expected.
The download process is fast and trouble-free. None of our testers experienced any difficulty while installing Klique. At the time of our testing, the app had over 2,000 customer ratings on the App Store and had an average rating of 4.5-stars.
— Registration —
Once you download and install Klique on your phone you must register for an account. This process is greatly facilitated by the fact that you are only given one way to register. You must connect your Facebook account to Klique. Before you security worry-warts start contorting yourselves into pretzels over this, relax. The app uses Facebook solely for authentication purposes. That means that they only pull in your basic data to feed your new Klique account. This consists of your first name, profile picture, gender and sexual orientation. Klique does not compromise your privacy in any way.
It has been our experience that sites and apps that follow this type of Facebook authentication provide a more reliable user experience. We found this to be the case with Klique. We did not encounter any user profiles that in any way seemed fake. The user base seemed genuine, active, sincere and fun.
— Grouping Up —
After you have registered you can invite up to four friends to join your group. These can be people that are already members of Klique or any of your current Facebook friends. If they have not registered on Klique, they will receive an invitation from you to do so.
Once you have your group together, each of you can look at profiles of other members at your own leisure. Like any swiping app, you swipe right to approve a profile and you swipe left to reject it. You may say, “wait a minute, what’s so novel about that?”
With Klique, any group member can like any profile. If the owner of that profile likes them back, then a push notification is sent to all members of the two groups that are involved. This opens a line of communication amongst all of the group members. This may result in both groups getting together, or not. The choice, in the end, is down to all involved.
— Solo Option —
Originally, Klique only allowed for the group format of meeting people. Recently, however, the app added a new “solo” feature. Two users can now mutually like each other as individuals and establish communication just among themselves. This can come in handy if for whatever reason your two groups did not have chemistry together. This way, if you still feel strongly that you have a connection with one of the members of the other group you can still give it a go.
— Cost and Additional Options —
Since it came out of Beta, as of August 2107, Klique has surpassed the 1 million member mark. At present, it is completely free to use. Its current functionality is limited to the basic search-find-meet component. Additional features are reportedly being planned and could be released in late-2017 or early-2018.