Calling Creatives, Thinkers, Makers and Seekers!
KindraConnect brings together people who share the values of authenticity, kindness, community, creativity, and personal growth. We meet each other for friendship, dating and collaboration on the KindraConnect app and at our virtual gatherings.
By declaring our shared values, we set expectations that people will connect, interact and communicate with kindness, respect, playfulness, thoughtfulness and consent.
These values also inform the design of our connection app, and the events and gatherings we host.
Kindra is a word that we made up because it suggests kindred, kindness, kin and kind, all things that are important to us. Our tag line, “Be Yourself. Discover Kindred Spirits,” celebrates our values of authenticity and kindness, and our north star to facilitate deep, meaningful connections.
Our app is designed to go beyond the selfie and celebrate the multi-faceted uniqueness of each person!
KindraConnect profiles help tell your story. They are composed of two parts:
Portraits: your portraits or selfies at the top of your profile
Collages: 5-11 boxes where you highlight different aspects of your life and worldview.
For each collage box, first you select a theme such as perfect day, passions, personality, values, sexuality, community, sports, wellness, and more. Then you share about that theme. Click on “theme inspirations” for prompts and ideas.
Then riff, respond, and reflect on that theme using:
• photos with captions
•. video with captions
•. voice recordings
•. graphical text
Don’t forget to add captions to your photos and videos as they give more insight into your worldview and perspective.
DISCOVER KINDRED SPIRITS
We have two ways for you to find people.
First, you can see everyone who matches your matching preferences, with the people at the top of the feed being those who have most recently visited the app.
Second, you can search using the same themes you used to create your collage, including: arts, mind, fun, work, home, dreams, childhood, and more. This lets you to focus on those attributes most important to you as you look for someone with whom you really resonate.
Our virtual gatherings create space for people to meet each other, grow, learn and play.
Some of the events we are hosting now on zoom include:
•. Creative Manifestation (using creativity and visual journaling to explore dating and relationships),
•. PolyTalk (discussions and tools for ethical nonmonogamy),
•. Reading Between the Kinks BookClub,
•. Ask the Coach (bring your dating and relationship questions to our weekly featured coach), and
•. Grok Game (playfully learn nonviolent communication skills).
GET IN TOUCH
Reach out to someone with a message about why you responded to their collage, bookmark their profile if you’re not sure yet, or decline them if you don’t feel a connection.
THE APP IS FREE. OUR EVENTS ARE DONATION-BASED.
Right now, we don’t charge for using the app. Most of our events are donation-based beginning at $1, as we want everyone interested to join without regard to their finances.
INVITE A FRIEND. CREATE COMMUNITY.
We hope you will help us build this community of people who value authenticity, kindness, creativity, play and personal growth.
Our community is open to everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, relationship orientation, religion or life stage. Our community supports consent and open communication.
Inspired by Burning Man values and principles, KindraConnect was founded by 13-time Burner Gina Levy.
The KindraConnect app is a product of Kindra Connect, Inc., a digital platform company created to use technology to bring people together to facilitate strong connections and build strong communities.
Version 1.2.79 (512)
We've improved the performance of Discover, making it quicker and more responsive.
Ratings and Reviews
verification of profiles would be appreciated
I am new to the app but one person I liked wrote me back texted with a story about being out of the country, working for NATO, entire family deceased, ex-wife embezzled all his money. It all seemed implausible and after a while I got the feeling someone other than person in profile photos was trying to get a phone number get as much information about me as possible in text. After I said I’d be interested in meeting in public when they were back in the country and didn’t want to continue the exchange in text or off the app, they persisted in saying “there are steps before we meet in person” and tried to further engage.
I feel in my gut that this profile was a fake.
This app needs verification procedures and to allow online chatting and video on its platform.
Developer Response ,
We are very sorry for your experience on the app. The app is new and growing, and we continue to work at improving the user experience and app's features. Currently, users can post video on their profiles. And, users have the ability to block and report to us another user they suspect has a fake profile. We would greatly appreciate if you would reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get more info about the person you describe. We thank you for using the app and for your feedback.
Messages don’t show up.
This app seems interesting and takes a unique approach to finding people. It would be really cool if it worked; but in my experience, it doesn’t. After being in this app for a while, I noticed I didn’t receive any messages. So I decided to send some messages myself, even though I usually wait for men to send me the first message. I got a notification that one guy responded to me, but it disappeared as soon as I opened the app. I sent him another message explaining that I didn’t see what he wrote me and asked him to try again. It appears the same thing happened the second time, but without a notification, because the message button is on for him and it’s off for the others. (I also can’t tell when they last logged in, maybe they didn’t ignore me and are just inactive.) The messages section remains blank. I can’t even view the messages I’ve sent to people.
Developer Response ,
We are sorry for your experience on the app. We are new and growing and occasionally we have some "growing pains" when things might not always be working as we expect them to. We are updating the messaging feature to take account of your feedback. In the meantime, you will not see a message you sent to someone until that person responds to your message. The message button of that person's profile will be off, so you won't be able to send that person another message unless that person responds to you. We did this to prevent people from spamming each other with messages which can sometimes happen on dating apps. Thank you for trying the app. We appreciate you feedback as we continue to work at improving the user experience.
Great events & thoughtful profiles!
I’m so pleased with the depth and thoughtfulness this app offers. I get a better sense of who someone is with the layout of the profile & its options. I’ve made friends and been on a date with someone (we’re friends now :) ...aaand I love the “events” option that allows me to see what’s happening in my community more on the self healing-soundbath-meditation-cuddle events- Burningman scene. Kindra hosts its own monthly events also with optional fun costume themes. My favorite is the partner body painting workshop during the party - it’s a unique experience 💖💖🥳
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- Kindra Connect, Inc.
- 64.4 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
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