Who is really signed up here?
Founded in 2018 by David Park, Cheeyoon Lee, and Sean Suyeda, Kippo’s main goal is to help gamers connect with other games through their shared love for video games. The founders believe that the best way to interact online and get to know one another is to play video games together. It sure makes for a great ice breaker.
Since its launch, Kippo has gained 45,000 members even without aggressive marketing campaigns. Members are aged between 18 to 25 years old making the app’s member base a lot younger than other dating apps. The app is dominated by male members.
It is also highly impressive that 93% of Kippo users go on virtual dates and play video games together before meeting in real life, effectively reducing the first date level of awkwardness. Ever since the lockdown due to the pandemic, the app’s activity has increased by 275%. This goes to show how dating is still possible even with social distancing measures in place.
Kippo Age Range and Age Distribution
New members at Kippo in January 2023 in comparison
Here you can see how membership figures at Kippo are developing compared to others