Kinkoo: Kinky, Fet, BDSM dating app is called Tinder for kinky people, both straight and LGBT, and can be fully used for free. The coins system is for extra options such as virtual gifts.
- Stylish and seductive design
- Virtual gifts as ice-breakers
- Group chat
- Like on some other kinky apps, the sections of self-description and “looking for” are mixed with each other
- Lots of “sugar daddy” scammers
- Many automatic and impersonal introductory messages
- Geolocation isn’t always precise or fruitful
- Photo verification is buggy
- Customer support is ignorant at times
40 coins – $3.99
100 coins – $7.99
300 coins – $17.99
1000 coins – $49.99
“I enjoy Kinkoo but only because I live in a big popular city and because it’s free. If their membership was expensive, I wouldn’t join and if I lived in a countryside, I would have zero chances to find other kinksters with its help. In fact, there are special clubs in all big cities where one can find new people and satisfy his appetites so online search is just an extra opportunity. But this app is ok and most of my friends are using it.” (Peter, 42, LA)
“I am a bit disappointed by this app but I see no other alternatives. It suggests to me the matches who are 500 miles away but other apps are doing the same. At least, this one doesn’t crash or freeze every time I’m using it, and I enjoy exchanging virtual gifts with other users when we are too busy to talk. I had several unforgettable BDSM meetings and events with its help but something lacks to call it awesome. Well, we have what we have, at least it’s free or inexpensive if to use the credits, so I am probably wasting my time but not my money.” (Veronica, 31, Phoenix)
Kinkoo app was positioned as “the best app for kinksters” thanks to developers’ efforts, but these efforts obviously weren’t very efficient. Only some of the users are satisfied, even taking into account that it’s free. How to explain that?
First of all, Kinkoo is effective only in the biggest cities of the US, also in London and Ottawa along with a few other capitals but habitants of smaller towns have no chance to find someone locally through it. It’s a frequent problem of many dating apps.
Now, what about the pricing? Many people complain about the cost of hookup apps but we believe such specialized fields as BDSM should be limited by a paid membership like closed clubs. In this case, the number of fraudulent accounts and simply-curious time wasters will be reduced. There are membership-based kinky apps that are quite successful and high-rated. But as we see from an example of Kinkoo, free status doesn’t resolve all problems. Quite the opposite, it attracts all kinds of scammers and catfishers. The photo verification feature doesn’t work properly either.
Reportedly, Kinkoo app is often misused by golddiggers as a sugar daddy app although it’s ridiculous. Kinky subculture is for those who enjoy it but not for someone who says “tie me and hurt me but pay me well”. There is still a credit system in the app but it’s very affordable for everyone including scammers. It proves that kinky apps and other specialized apps shouldn’t give their services for free.
Another problem is that customer support team is very passive. They reply or comment only rarely without trying to help. This kind of attitude never works for keeping the rate high. If the current team improves the attitude or if it’s replaced with a more enthusiastic one then the app will finally deserve its unofficial title “Tinder for kinksters”.
After all, how can it possibly be a full-fledged BDSM / fetish application if it doesn’t allow to clearly express someone’s preferences in the profile? Due to this problem, reportedly, many users have to indicate both dominating and submissive categories as it isn’t clear what they represent and what they prefer. This issue also bothers us on some other kinky apps but, unlike Kinkoo, they compensate it with valuable advantages.
As a summary, we rate it “good enough” for its huge potential, but there are still many factors to improve.
Size: 74 MB
Current version: 2.4.1
Last updated: December 19, 2018
Requires iOs: 9.0 or later
Requires Android: 4.1 and up
Age rating: 17+ (Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overall 4 stars
Price 4 stars
Features 4 stars
Communication 4 stars
Safety 4 stars
Customer Support 3 stars