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Flikdate: The new age of video dating

Flikdate lets you live video chat with potential dates on your smartphone.

By HerCampus.com Mar 6, 2013 3:45PM

The concept of dating has definitely changed since our parents were in college. Today, rarely is it as simple as the “boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after” scenario.  If you’ve seen enough lame dating websites and apps, we would like to introduce something new. 

Flikdate allows to you chat with people from all over the world, all from the comfort of your smartphone. By using a live video chat, you can actually see the person you are talking to, and hopefully find that spark of love!  

Photo: Flikdate / HerCampusThis is how it works:  Download the *free* Flikdate app on your smartphone. That’s easy enough, right? It connects to your Facebook account, but only to verify information such as your age, education, location and basic information. This also means that everyone you find on Flikdate displays their accurate information, too!

After the initial set up and a quick, optional tutorial, you can begin Flikdating! Here is the basic rundown:

During a session, you get 90 seconds with each person. Each date is through a live video on your smartphone, so you can see and hear your Flikdate partner. You get 25 free fliks to start out, and you can buy more for $0.99 or just wait for the free refill every day. Also, you can make your experience personalized by choosing the geographical range of your dates. You can choose to chat with people from all over the world, from your continent, just around your country, or even people from only your university.

If you like the person you are Flikdating with and think they’re cute, hot, funny, or whatever you’re looking for, you can hit the “Thumbs Up” button. The person you are talking with can see if you hit this button, and likewise, you can see if someone presses it for you.  On the other hand, if you feel like you don’t quite mesh with the guy and he isn’t your type, you can hit the “Thumbs Down” button. This moves you on to a new date, or you can just flik the screen to move on.

Flikdate is simple, easy to use, and extremely convenient. Take the hassle out of traditional dating and try something new! Head to the App Store and download Flikdate for free, and be sure to check out the video that shows you how to use the app and make the most of your experience. Happy Flikdating!

Read the full article here on HerCampus.

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Photo: Flikdate / HerCampus

11Comments
Mar 19, 2013 10:25AM
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I guess these online sites create an avenue to meet people face to face. But my issue with all of these avenues has to do with so many seekers being dishonest about mental health issues. I fell in love with a man from match and we almost got married. He wasn't honest about what was really going on in his life nor his struggles and hidden family secrets, etc... When I found out, I became more of a housekeeper/fix it girlfriend that his whole family hated and bullied which was not what I signed up for. I am still trying to get over my experience after a year. I think we need to start asking people about their experiences with emotional abuse, physical abuse, incest, pedophelia, criminal behavior, violence, etc...These are issues not being mentioned in these online processes.
Mar 8, 2013 4:39PM
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So it's basically speeddating on your phone......isn't this what omeagle is for and all the other thousands if video chat sites (the non-virus filled ones)?

Mar 8, 2013 3:57PM
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This could possibly eliminate a lot of online dating scams.  Nigerian scam, Russian scam, you know...
Mar 8, 2013 3:34PM
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In the end it would be just another dating site/app where the woman expects Mr. Perfect to be there but instead falls for the lying wannabe ****er basement dweller who swears he is some type of tough guy and the guys just wanna hook up with supermodels but their desperation leads them to horrific fatties, old ladies, transexuals, etc. I been on enough to know that's where the bottom feeders all come from and if you even get a normal person to respond to you, it is a bloody miracle.
Mar 8, 2013 3:16PM
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Remember that time when flickdate made an app for 90 seconds of on-phone speed dating? Too bad it didn't work and is now an app for 90 seconds of live porn.
This is just another source that will VERY shortly turn into creepos asking girls to show them their woo hoos. 
Mar 8, 2013 3:13PM
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Call me a dying romantic but I still enjoy hearing stories about "so how did you two meet?"  How did we every survive without technology??? ; )
Mar 8, 2013 2:23PM
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gosh...next i'll be told that there is porn on the internet...
Mar 8, 2013 1:58PM
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And next will be online weddings for those who have friends and family all over ooohh and yu can even invite all of your facebook friends only if they rsvp though i mean we have to have enough virtual cake lol.
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