Kippo
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Our Review

More and more people are getting into video games nowadays. A few years back, having a strong interest in video games and other hobbies that might be considered “geeky” is frowned upon. However, due to cultural evolution, the stigma has lessened and enthusiasm for video games and other geeky interests are celebrated.

Kippo paves the way for gamers to meet, connect, and build relationships over their mutual love for video games. With its seemingly stylish and millennial-targeted aesthetic, it seems like the perfect app to meet like-minded strangers online that understand what it feels like to be passionate about video games. You can build your profile and customize it however you want to raise your inner geek flag high.

However, can this promising app walk the walk? Is it worth the time, money, and effort you can otherwise put into playing your favorite game? Can you actually meet legit people that share your hobbies? Is it possible to create real connections and friendships and perhaps, develop an actual relationship?

Read on our in-depth review as we took a deep dive into Kippo to see what makes it a superior app for gamers. Find out if you should definitely try your luck at Kippo or not.

Kippo Member Structure

Members
8,000 from Singapore
Members activity
3,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
40 %
57 %
  • Most of the members are aged between 18 to 24
  • 40% of the members are female
  • Gained 45,000 members in the first eight months
  • Members are quite interactive
  • Focuses on the idea of making meaningful relationships through gaming

Founded in 2019 by David Park, Cheeyoon Lee, and Sean Suyeda, Kippo’s main goal is to help gamers connect with other games through their shared love for video games. The founders believe that the best way to interact online and get to know one another is to play video games together. It sure makes for a great ice breaker.

In over eight months since the app has been launched, Kippo has gained 45,000 members even without aggressive marketing campaigns. The predominant members are aged between 18 to 25, making the app’s member base a lot younger compared to others. It is also worth noting that 40% of the registered users are female.

It is also highly impressive that 93% of Kippo users go on virtual dates and play video games together before meeting in real life, effectively reduces the first date level of awkwardness. Ever since the lockdown due to the pandemic, the app’s activity has increased by 275%. This goes to show how dating is still possible even with social distancing measures in place.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Kippo

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  • All you need is a phone number to sign up
  • Registration takes only less than a minute
  • Does not offer social media or email registration
  • Verification of any form is not necessary
  • No personality tests available

Signing up on Kippo is pretty simple. Instead of an email or a social media account, all you have to do is type in your phone number when registering or logging in. You aren’t required to verify your account either. Unlike Tinder, this modern dating app does not offer desktop services. While you can goto their website, all you will find are some creative comic strips. To use the service, you need to download the app and use it from there.

Kippo simplifies registration to entice more users. Its no-frills and no-fuss approach to signing up is one of the reasons why it is so popular with the younger people. Registration only takes seconds and the app loads quite fast. Its modern look of using font that resembles writing code in a text editor when typing messages or updating profile information does not hurt either.

Making Contact on Kippo

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  • No video chat functionality
  • Swipe up to 30 profiles per day
  • Add up to three cards to show off your hobbies
  • Premium is on the low range
  • You can only send one message per day on free account

The stereotype of lonely gamers staying up all night, playing video games, in their parent’s basement are no more. Kippo revolutionizes the way people connect and meet by putting interests and hobbies to the forefront. Making people bond over their mutual interest and passion such as video games appear to make more meaningful connections compared to just basing everything on looks. When you use Kippo, you base potential matches on compatibility with the games you both like, the passions you share, and so on.

It is, however, a huge let down that the app does not have any video chat functionality. During this uncertain times where social distancing and virtual dates are encouraged more than physical ones, it would have been great to have some means of communicating through video. The app has yet to release this type of feature. The founders have claimed that there is a high percentage of users going on virtual dates first before taking the next leap. However, these virtual dates occur on other platforms instead.

Still, the best thing about Kippo is its cheap premium services. Their premium allows you to add up to seven cards to completely show the wide range of your interests, send more messages, and swipe more than 30 profiles per day. It helps when looking for the right person for you and it wouldn’t burn a hole through your pocket.

Kippo Profile Quality

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  • Express your personality through cards
  • 96% of users have filled out profiles and used the interactive profile builder
  • Connect using in-game names instead of phone numbers
  • Bond over shared hobbies and interests
  • Upload four real photos of yourself
  • The profiles are quite detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Kippo starts out pretty basic. You have to fill in your typical information such as age range, location range, and gender range. You have to upload four photos of yourself and you can also identify your gender orientation if you are bisexual, nonbinary, or open to dating anyone. The good thing about Kippo is its inclusivity.

You can also indicate if you are looking for actual romance or if you are just looking for friends to hang with. If you don’t want to get unwelcome messages, you can always opt to lock your inbox.

What makes this dating app stand out from above the rest is its way of encouraging users to judge romantic capability based on how much potential matches like the certain game or hobby you want. Instead of looks being the primary reason for attraction, it becomes secondary to interests.

Profiles heavily feature cards that lets you express who you are based on your “geeky” interests. These cards can show a myriad of things from the games you love, your horoscope, Meyer-Briggs type personality, and many more.

Kippo Real Life Review

The quarantine has been taking its toll o me. I was craving for actual human interaction and yet because of the social distancing protocols in place and closure of establishments, that has proven to be unlikely at the moment. But a good friend of mine has introduced Kippo to me. At first, I really liked the design. The modern feel of the app is what drew me in. But oh my, I never expected this much celebration of my inner geek. I have met awesome people on here. I have not made any romantic relationships yet but I have definitely built some solid friendships for the past month. It makes the quarantine easier to bear. I just love bonding with them over Animal Crossing. Solid 4/5. Would’ve been amazing if the app also allows video call.

- Lisa, 19

Design and Usability

Kippo is made by gamers for gamers. That is clearly evident with the way the app reframes online dating by putting interests first before looks. What makes this dating app stand out, even more, is its aesthetically pleasing design that’s sure to attract millennials and tech-savvy gamers.

Its visual style is easily one of the best we’ve seen. Using black backgrounds with hints of pink splashes, Kippo retains that gamer-centric mood that we can’t help but fall in love with. Users can use well-designed and highly customizable infographics and cards to show off their personalities. These cards also work well to lend personality and add a great touch to the dating app itself.

It is quite easy to learn how to use and easier to navigate. The app, while visually pleasing, remains minimal with its buttons, making the user experience intuitive. The only drawback we can see is the lack of a website counterpart. However, the app looks and feels pretty solid, UX-UI-wise. It is free to download and available on iOS and Android.

Kippo Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Registration
  • Swipe 30 profiles per day
  • Customize profile
  • Add up to three cards on your profile
Fee-Based Services
  • Browse members
  • Swipe more than 30 profiles per day
  • Send messages
  • Add up to seven cards on your profile

Is Kippo expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Kippo is average.

Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
3 Months3.33 USD / Month10.00 USD
6 Months6.17 USD / Month37.00 USD
12 Months4.67 USD / Month56.00 USD
Kippo Prices
Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • Direct Debit
  • PayPal

While Kippo is technically a free dating app, it offers Kippo Infinity Subscription. When you activate Kippo Infinity, you can send unlimited messages, swipe more than 30 profiles per day, and add up to seven cards to your profile. We find that you can use Kippo on a free basis and it wouldn’t affect meeting new people as much. The only thing that gets affected is the number of messages you can send. With the subscription, you remove these browsing and messaging limitations.

Kippo Infinity costs USD10 for a month, USD37 for six months, and USD56 for a year. Comparing it with other dating apps, Kippo’s premium services are on the low end of the spectrum. The competition normally costs twice as much as Kippo is offering. It is indeed a good deal. If you deem Kippo Infinity to be a worthy investment, you are sure to enhance your experience without breaking the bank.

Special Features

Kippo offers several features that makes the user experience one of a kind and fun. Here are some of them:

Cards

Show off your fun, quirky self with these well-designed and highly customizable cards you can feature on your profile. These cards contain information such as your favorite games, star sign, preferences, and personality type.

Swipe

With a free account, you can only swipe 30 profiles per day. You can remove this limitation by subscribing to premium. You can swipe left if you think you are compatible with another user and swipe right if you aren’t. You are given a quick overview of their hobbies, location, and age to determine if there is potential between you or not.

Direct Messages

This feature is also limited for free users. However, it is a cool way to interact, meet new people, and build solid connections. Although there is no video chat integrated in this app, you can still introduce yourself via direct messages and perhaps switch over to other platforms to get to know the other person better.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

Editor's Conclusion

Datingscout.sg Author Chris Pleines
One of the best gamer-centric apps we have ever come across. Well-designed with great UI-UX in mind, it is easy to see why Kippo has become popular right away. It is lovingly made by gamers for gamers. Nice nerds wanting to find love or build solid friendships can easily do so on Kippo. It is also quite affordable. If you would like to try your luck at a dating app designed for a specific tech type of niche, Kippo is definitely the one for you. Check it out now.

Kippo FAQ

Usability

I can't receive the SMS code to sign up or login.

If your carrier is T-Mobile or Sprint, this is a common issue. These carriers often rate limit or block codes from being sent and Kippo can't prevent them from doing so. Contact your carrier customer support and let them know you're not able to receive SMS verification codes.

How do I cancel Kippo Infinity?

If you are on iOS, follow these instructions:

  • Go to settings
  • Tap your name
  • Click subscriptions
  • Choose Klippo and tap “Cancel Subscription”

If you are using an Android device, follow these instead:

  • Go to Google Play
  • Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  • At the left, click My subscriptions.
  • Select the subscription you want to cancel.
  • Click Manage Cancel Subscription.
  • Within the confirmation pop-up, click Yes

I can't swipe profiles on Kippo anymore.

You have probably already exceeded the 30 swipes per day. To unlock unlimited swiping, you must be subscribed to Kippo Infinity.

How many cards can I add to my profile on Kippo?

For free accounts, you can only add up to three. For Kippo Infinity users, you may add as much as seven cards to fully customize your profile and show off your interests even more.

Is there a web version of Kippo?

No, there is no web version yet. The only way to access Kippo is through the dedicated mobile app.

General

What is Kippo?

Kippo is a dating app designed to create a space where gamers, nerds, and geek can make meaningful connections and solid relationships.

Who founded Kippo?

David Park, Cheeyoon Lee, and Sean Suyeda founded the dating app in 2019.

When was Kippo launched?

Kippo is launched in 2019.

Is Kippo available in my country?

Kippo is still fresh and the founders are focusing on growing in the North America region first. They understand that gaming is a global community and hope that they can bring Kippo to the world as soon as possible. However, they don't have a rollout plan for global expansion yet but they will make sure to keep everyone updated.

Is Kippo free?

Yes, it is technically free. However, the app also has a premium subscription tier called Kippo Infinity to help enhance your experience even more.

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Company:Covalent, Inc
E-Mail:privacy@kippoapp.com
Address:515 S Flower St #1920, Los Angeles, CA 90071