At least in theory, the pandemic has been an obstacle to flirting or simply relating to other people. It has never been an easy task but now with masks and mandatory distances it is quite a challenge. The dating apps They are a good way to meet people and in recent times, many have shown their commitment to the development of new tools that make the experience safer. Tinder and Badoo were pioneers in offering security features for women and now the Spanish startup Kiki, in addition to putting a price on matches, implements an SOS button to guarantee the safety of its users.
To ensure security, the user must verify their identity and can share their location during matches. In addition, it has the SOS button in the app, which connects directly to the national emergency number.
The application, which was launched in Spain in April 2018, differs from others in that it shares a fee with its users. The person who wants to meet another person pays a small amount in KiKi Coins in order to guarantee the meeting and, in exchange, the person who accepts it earns up to 70% of those virtual coins that can be invested in experiences with other users. in establishments with which they have agreements. The app keeps 30%. The appointment is guaranteed from the moment it is paid and does not depend on the reciprocity of the matches.
«We share the benefits with users, monetizing their free time. Users usually buy the package of 150 KiKi Coins, with which they can make up to 15 invitations,” says Rubén Juan, Co-Founder and CTO of the platform.
You must register, with a photo, and enter basic information (name, age, tastes and hobbies). It works by geolocation, so you have to activate that option. The application interface is similar to any other of this type. The platform offers the user several plans with different fixed rates: for example, having a coffee (5 euros), going to the cinema to watch a movie (10 euros), having a drink (15 euros), sharing a dinner at a restaurant (20 euros). euros) and even travel to another city (100 euros).