While many social media platforms have changed over the years, Kik has stayed mostly the same. The app, which was released ten years ago, currently has over 300 million users worldwide. The biggest perk of Kik is that it allows people to register without using their e-mail address. This preserves anonymity and encourages meeting others from all over the world. It’s a great application to use when you want to flirt, sext, meet strangers online, or when you just wish to use the availability of apps like WhatsApp, but without the overshared data. Today, we’re going to show you a few ways to meet new Kik users to befriend. First, you need to know what you’re looking for
What are you looking for?
As mentioned above, Kik is quite an anonymous application which makes it easy to create a new identity. There are plenty of reasons why you may want to use Kik rather than other apps, as long as they are legal. Before you can start your journey to find new online Kik users to add, it’s essential to know what you are looking for.
Start off by writing down the reason you’re using Kik. Do you want to chat through a self-made alter ego? Do you want to flirt and sext with people online, or are you looking to find like-minded people to befriend? Each answer opens a door towards another platform to search for Kik users. Let’s take a look at the online alter egos.
Chatting using your self-made alter ego
When you feel like life is boring, it can be fun to create a character that represents you, but without the boundaries, you’re currently living in. Think of a wealthy person, or perhaps a secret spy. Maybe you’re into furries and anime but don’t want your direct friends and family to find out. Kik is a safe space to explore with your alter ego. To find like-minded people, you can check out Discord, DeviantArt, Reddit, and Tumblr. Simply post a message that you’re looking to role-play with your alter ego and add your Kik username. When people are interested, they will add and message you.
Flirting and sexting with others
Being anonymous can be quite kinky. Therefore, if you’re looking to explore your sexuality from a safe distance, Kik is the ideal app for you! The most common ways to add people on Kik for this purpose is through dating apps/websites and Reddit. Reddit as specific subs in which you can post your Kik username. On dating apps and websites, you can simply add your username to your profile, or you can send it in a direct message to a match. A downside to using dating apps is that you’re less anonymous than through Reddit because you need to fill in personal information.
Befriending new people
Sometimes making new friends can be a scary thought. How will you approach them? What if they don’t like you? Online platforms take away the frightening part of having to contact someone in real life. You don’t have to reveal yourself entirely to talk to someone online. Many online social media platforms like Twitter, Tumblr, Discord, and Reddit allow users to post their Kik username without holding back. If you find someone you want to befriend, you can either check their profile for whether they’ve posted their username, or you can send them a message. For the latter, we put down a small guide to help you get started.
Step 1: Approach them
Click on their profile and send them a private message. Start off by greeting them and saying something like, “Hi there! I really admire you/your profile, how are you doing?”
Step 2: Ask about their Kik username
If they reply, they are probably interested unless they stated otherwise. Now you can send them a follow-up message like this “Thanks for your reply. I would like to get to know you better as friends, do you have a Kik profile?”
Step 3: Add them on Kik
If they want to befriend you too, they will give you their Kik username (if they have one). Then, you can use the “search user” function on Kik to add their name.
Sometimes, people aren’t looking for friends or aren’t interested in chatting. Don’t take this personally as they are probably busy or focusing on other aspects of their lives. Simply thank them for their time and move on to someone new.
As mentioned above, Kik is a great platform to be anonymous on. However, sometimes some people take advantage of this function to harass others. If you feel intimidated or harassed, don’t hesitate to block them. It won’t hurt their feelings and it’s better for your mental health. Stay safe and have fun!