You know that Kik Messenger is the blazing-fast, totally free social chat app that makes texting, chatting, and making friends online more fun than ever before. Do you also know that it is one of the most popular ways to meet girls and guys to chat with that may want to meet someone like you? And did you know that Kik Messenger lends itself perfectly to meeting people across town or around the world? You can meet some of the most fun, honest, and altogether interesting people on Kik! It is no wonder that Kik has become a wildly popular app to make friends online! From Kik girls to Kik guys and everything in between, you have come to the right place if you are looking for a way to make new friends online!
One of the things I like most about the Kik app is that it takes users’ privacy seriously and tries to keep the environment clear of bullying, harassment and other shameful things that happen on social media. Kik tries to keep the platform diverse and inclusive so that everyone belongs! Anonymity is a key appeal for Kik app users, as no phone number is required to sign up. The Kik app does not provide a “Kik finder” for users, but you can add your friends if you know their username. You must be somewhat creative to meet new people, which the platform encourages, and we will provide suggestions later in the article. Just remember to be safe and honest in your online endeavors, and you may very well meet the person of your dreams and cultivate a lifelong friendship.
From Courtship to Kik
For you to understand just how lucky you are to have an app like Kik Messenger that makes it easy to find, meet, and get to know girls and guys from the comfort of your own home, let’s look at a brief history of how two people have had to meet one another over the years.
Back in the day, it was unthinkable that a girl would talk to a guy she did not know or had just met. This is especially true of young ladies who lived in small, rural communities with a close-knit family. Also, young women of dating age were only allowed to engage in courtship with sincere suitors within the shadow of a chaperone. Similarly for guys, the rule was to only engage with people you knew well and to impress with good manners and etiquette. The scene was certainly different back then.
As people moved into cities or purchased automobiles that would take them into town, courtship evolved into what we know today as dating. Although still somewhat patriarchal, with the father usually meeting and interviewing the young man arriving to pick up his daughter, dating allowed the young man and woman to ask and choose with whom they would spend their time and how earnest the intention had to be. Couples could spend time learning about the other person in private conversations (sans chaperone). People could date several others before meeting and choosing someone to get serious and it was totally socially acceptable.
Then came the Internet with its IRC chats and that most wonderful first unified example of social media, America Online (AOL). AOL offered chat rooms as safe yet incognito gathering places where people could find other people of similar age or with common interests. You could check personal profiles as a first introduction, then invite someone to a personal chat if there was a mutual interest.
At first, meeting someone online was looked down on by people yet to discover AOL, but that has all changed. Today, 5% of all marriages in the USA started with an online ‘hello.’
If you are on Kik Messenger, you are in a network that is part of today’s most exciting social scene. Meet Kik girls online or Kik guys online in a group chat, at a Kik party, or through a Kik Friend Finder site. Look for girls or guys on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by searching for key Kik phrases. It is a phenomenal way to meet and greet that is just now coming of age.
Get Kik Messenger
I will explain the best ways to meet girls and guys online with Kik Messenger, but we should probably take a few minutes to help those of you who have not become part of the Kik scene just yet.
In case you have not heard, Kik Messenger is the booming social chat app with all the features we love to use to customize our chat experience. It works on your smartphone just like regular phone chat except for one major difference: Kik Messenger is totally free, has no limits on use and therefore has no charges for anything at all. More than 270 million people have downloaded Kik Messenger. It is a no-brainer that many of those folks make Kik their primary texting tool.
You may not expect all that in an app that is totally free to download and use, but that’s the kind of app Kik Messenger is. You can find the most recent authorized version of the app exclusively at Google Play, the Apple App store, Amazon App store, and the Windows Phone store. When you want to check messages or find Kik girls or guys from your desktop, you can do that on Mac and PC, too.
Meet Girls or Guys in a Kik Group or Party
With a Kik Messenger account set up and ready to go, it is time to look at some of the ways girls and guys are using Kik to meet new people just like you. One of the first places to look is the social networks you are already using. Chances are good that whenever someone posts for or to a Kik Party or Group Chat invitation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, he/she is hoping to meet a guy/gal to pair up and chat one-on-one, so tracking down these invitations is a good place to start.
To find a Kik Party or Kik Group invitation, go to your favorite place online to connect with your friends and search for the keywords, “Kik Party” or “Kik Group.” You will have plenty of results to choose from to comment your username, join the group with a Kik Code, or follow the person for the next Kik Party or Kik Group event. You can also search for some Kik action on these networks (especially Twitter) with hashtags like #kikparty and #kikgroup.
When you join a Kik Party or Kik Group to socialize and meet girls or guys, you might be invited to join in on a group or party game. There are many varieties of games that are especially popular on Kik Messenger, and we all know that playing a game is a great icebreaker when it comes to making friends online or meeting new people in general. It is probably better if you know how a few of these games go before landing in a party where you are asked to play them. To check out our guide to the most popular Kik games, click here.
Finding that One Special Girl or Guy
Maybe parties and group chats aren’t your thing. You would rather meet a girl or guy and start chatting right away, just the two of you. There are plenty of Kik girls and guys looking for the same thing. Here’s how to find them.
You can use Kik’s “Meet New People” feature to start a conversation and make new connections. You have two options with the Meet New People feature – “Quick Chat” and “Interest Match”. Use “Quick Chat” to start a new chat and be matched randomly with another user. Use “Interest Match” to be matched based on shared interests. There are limits, though; you’ll have 15 minutes to chat and can chat with up to 5 random users daily. Usernames are not shared, but if you want to continue chatting, you can continue by sharing your usernames and add each other on Kik.
Be a Fungi
A mushroom walks into a bar. The bartender tells him to leave because it is a private party. The mushroom responds, “Why can’t I stay? I’m a fungi!”
When you first meet a girl/guy on Kik Messenger, you want to display your great wit and sense of humor. Jokes are great icebreakers, so tell one that’s sure to get a laugh. Have a couple selfies ready with hilarious captions that fit the shot and let your personality shine through with your smile. There is always an exception, of course, but 9 out of 10 times, someone is really going to like a fun person that can laugh and engage in a friendly, relaxed way. Plus, a bit of shared laughter helps both of you interact and have fun.
Just don’t be too fast to share your personal information or ask for someone else’s information. It is your responsibility to behave safely online and to respect the safety and privacy concerns of others. It is always a good idea to keep things like your full real name, details on your location (home and school), and your phone number to yourself. As much as we want to trust other people and have them trust us, it is impossible to really know who is on the other end of a Kik Messenger chat.
One way to have a little bit of reassurance on just who your new Kik friend is, is to snap and exchange pictures right in Kik Messenger or, even better, make and exchange short video clips on Kik and share those. Agree to make a request of each other that is short but unusual that will work in a picture or an extremely short video clip. Put a short time limit on getting it back to each other, maybe 30 seconds.
For example, if someone texts you and says, “Say my name five times while holding your right hand up to your forehead like a salute” After you do that perfectly, you might text back, “Say my name five times while touching your left pinky finger to your chin.” Those work best on video, but you can come up with similar ideas for a pic if that is what you would rather do. Creating a video or picture “in the moment” will allow you to see the person and may provide some assurances. You still have to be careful, though, as dishonest people have ways to create fake accounts and pictures. If you have any reservations, block the person or use another means of verification. There are some tools available for this, and the Kik support system is extremely helpful.
Most of the time — the vast majority of the time — chatting with someone new on Kik Messenger is a fun time for everyone. People on Kik are friendly, helpful, and wanting to have a conversation with you.
There will be times, however, maybe 1 out of 100 times, that someone does not respect others. They may push for personal details like where you live or go to school or ask for a kind of photo or chat that makes you uncomfortable. You may not want to hear from them again, yet they keep sending messages. You tell them politely, but they don’t get the hint. Kik Messenger allows you to block users from getting their texts through to you. The other person does not know you have invoked a block, only that you are not reading his/her Kik messages.
Then there are the times — maybe 1 out of 10,000 — when someone does not respect others and behaves really badly because of it. Maybe you have let some information slip on where you live, and they somehow threaten or stalk you. That is an entirely different situation that must be reported for your safety and the safety of others this person may contact. You might want to talk it over with a parent, teacher, or counselor first, but someone should also contact local law enforcement about it. Kik Messenger has set up a special page to help the authorities to act on your behalf to address the situation further.
Be a Fun Person
Thank goodness we no longer have to adhere to the social standards of the last century, meeting one person, always with a chaperone nearby. Now that you have some ideas on how to meet girls and guys and make friends online with Kik, you’ll have no problem linking up with a new friend for a friendly Kik Messenger chat any day at any time. Just remember to be safe, always, and find ways to show you are a really fun person!