Koko Dating App Review
Love witty conversation? Hate endless nude shots other dating apps are swimming in? Our Koko dating app review reveals some delightful treats about this app. Read on to see if the fish in this pond are as flirtacious and classy as the developers claim they are.
What you need to know:
Koko is a dating app that aims to bring some sass back to the dating world. Flirting is mandatory here. The users of this app are encouraged to be as bold, creative and (of course) sassy as they can in their interactions with each other. If you have found yourself mired in various limp conversations on other dating apps, and you long for the snappy back and forth of a quick witted conversation with an eloquent and highly flirtatious partner, Koko could very well be the perfect dating app for you. At least, that is what the app’s developers aimed to achieve. This Koko dating-app review will assess whether or not the app actually achieves this aim.
No dating-app review should be based just on the hype created around the app itself. Hard facts are needed to substantiate any claims about this bold newcomer on the dating scene. The original version of the app was released in 2014 but it has since been given a much needed makeover. Koko is currently only available to download to iOS (iOS 8.0 and above are needed) and can be used on iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch. If you use Android it is worthwhile continuing reading this Koko dating-app review. The dating app developers are working on expanding the number of platforms their apps can be used on.
Koko is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. The developers were clearly preparing this app for a global audience. Making Koko’s future looking rather promising. The focus of the app is on light-hearted flirting and getting to know like-minded people. Some users have found long-term relationships via this app. Most people use it for flirty chats, hookups and short term fun. Users are in their 20s and early 30s. The app is free to download and it can be used totally for free. There is also the option of buying premium memberships priced from $5,40 to $8,99 depending on duration. Add-ons in the form of in-app currency (‘Diamonds’) can be bought for just under $1 for 50 ‘diamonds’.
What it packs:
As mentioned earlier in the review, this app is all about flirting with real life users. As such, the app has numerous features that encourage the best experience, including policies for rooting out bots and getting rid of what it calls ‘tasteless nudes’. It places emphasis on taking photos of yourself in real time (via the app’s RealShot feature) to flirt with your date on a visual plane, but also to demonstrate that you are who you claim to be. Voting for crushes, taking an entertaining quiz with honest answers, and chatting with as many users as possible are all highly encouraged as soon as you log in to the app.
The last word:
To sum up this review, Koko does have a very slick and contemporary feel to it. It feels youthful, genuine, and energetic. Though the app is very much focused on fun, it sometimes feels a little like organised fun, which is never a bad thing if you’re the shy, need-to-be-tickled-out-of-your-shell type.
What the app does make very clear is the ban on sending nudes. Koko has a very serious policy against the sending of random nudes, which is somewhat relieving if you ask me. Although there is always the option to have a good old fashioned ‘boring’ conversation, the thrill of flirting, being flirted with, and being able to see how many votes and crushes I get on a daily basis does produce that tiny little tingle of excitement when using the app. And, of course, random, nascent hookups are completely ok, if that’s what you’re looking for.
I would give this app 5 stars.
2 stars for innovation and design, 2 stars for its commitment to rooting out bots and catfishing, because, let’s face it, this can be one of the most annoying and disconcerting aspects of online dating and NO ONE likes to be catfished! Finally, the last star is for the app’s originality, freshness, and spunk.
Apple iTunes: 5 stars rating
Google Play: Coming soon!