The App: Klique The Pitch: "Meet New People, With Friends By Your Side."What we think: Like almost every other dating app out there, Klique lets you create a profile and swipe for nearby matches. After you start a chat with a match you can both invite friends to join the chat and make plans as a group.While this is nice in theory, it feels like a waste of time and a bit odd.Why not just make plans with your match to go out and agree that you'll both invite friends to come along? It takes all the endless swiping out of your hands and lets your friends — who know what you like and can be more objective — do all the leg work.That way, you can save time messaging online and get to what matters: an in-person interaction. On the flip side, it's fun to match friends with people you think are the right fit. Of course, after you've matched your friends, or they've matched you, the conversation is in the dater's hands.
Plus, an embedded tool for picking a local meet-up spot makes it easier to plan an in person rendezvous.If you're over swiping left and swipe right, though, it's worth a try.The App: Mingle The Pitch: "They say a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is at least a thousand pictures!So, if there are red flags that you can identify ahead of time through messaging in other apps, you won't get that here.Still, the concept is an interesting one and a nice change from the exhausting back-and-forth of arranging a date.