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Patook - make platonic friends

Patook - make platonic friends

Patook LLC

Make strictly platonic friends who share your interests. No flirting allowed.

4.1 Ratings 5K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads
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Make strictly platonic friends who share your interests. No flirting allowed.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.1
4.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    58+%
  2. 4
    21+%
  3. 3
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  • Why not! Jan 14, 2019

    By Petezod
    It is what you put into it and how you interact with people. I like the world connection thing. Make a friend from England, say hello to a lady from Australia, meet a guy from Argentina, or a young couple from Pittsburgh with common interests. I’ll put it this way. My grandma (a widow of 5 kids)was an avid writer and pen pal. She corresponded with people from all over the world. On a teachers salary she was on a limited budget. She made friends on every continent and always had a place to stay overseas and she was never bored when she got home because she always had interesting company coming to visit. She would have loved this app. This app could give you a good start to never being bored again with a little screening to boot! Undoubtedly more than she ever had! Of course you don’t have to take it that far. Have fun!
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  • Jan 31, 2021

    By Kelly Hall
    The app is good. I like how it lets you filter who you want to talk to and who can see your profile. The only reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars is because many people do not respond to chats. It seems many people have made profiles but never respond. I don't understand why anyone would get on an app to make friends, then do not respond to chats. 🤷‍♀️
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  • Dec 9, 2020

    By Alex Jones
    Almost perfect. Having trouble loading. Need more active users. And the swipe mechanic could be greatly improved and maybe an overhaul of the user interface wouldn't hurt either.
  • Work in progress! May 7, 2018

    By NaitheGR8
    One word: Patience. This is a friendship app not a dating app! For some reason in today’s society that means less traffic! Lol. This idea of an app for friendship is relatively new! Not a million people on the app in neighboring cities so you have to be patient, however every week new people sign up and every once in a while people with similar interest join! I will say, the people you have mutual hobbies with always seem pretty awesome! Also you can’t send or receive a phone number until Patook decides you and the other party have developed rapporteur which is really cool and annoying at the same time! Anyway. I recommend you try the app, more effective than any others out there, oh and I hope Patook can market itself to more potential users while maintaining its integrity!
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  • Feb 1, 2021

    By AnonymousPlatypus Plato
    App runs well, much better for finding friends than other apps available. I have met two really good friends and have been making meaningful connections without all the unwanted drama that Facebook or Tinder brings. This app is laid back, moderation team is great and actually contacts you to ask your opinion without being over bearing or annoying like the automated messages on other apps. I forgot to update my review as I have a bit of trouble verifying my account. This app is free and easy.
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  • Dec 19, 2020

    By Dmitriy Sofiyev
    Hard pass. This friend app is very similar to dating apps, in which either no one replies or barely uses it. The only pro of this app is that it's completely free to use. Verification is a complete joke. To make things worse, it will auto delete your conversations and block you if it suspects any messages that go against the rules. It's all automated so you can't control anything. If you are serious about meeting someone, you'll have better luck IRL.
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  • It’s pretty good, only... Nov 8, 2018

    By Little Ninjagal
    I was happily using it, and making friends, but there’s a little too much restrictions. My account also seemingly got deleted or something, and I don’t understand what I did wrong. It did say that they have the right to delete or hide account without notifying the user, but I thats a bit of a weird system. How are we supposed to know what we did wrong, if you don’t tell us? It’s very inconvenient when it also seems like I’m ignoring the new potential friends I was talking to. I’m trying to get my account verified again, but it’s been days, and nothing has changed. I’m so frustrated, there is no way to tell the people I was talking to that I’m not ignoring them. There’s also no swearing on the app, and honestly, many people swear now a days. This is honestly minor compared to my account being hidden with me being notified of it, it was only when one of my friend on Patook send me a text message on the phone to tell me did I realize something was wrong.
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  • Jan 22, 2021

    By TCAT Town
    This app deletes conversations and connections for no reason. There is no explanation given. Just suddenly it's gone. Defeats the entire purpose of the app.
  • Great Concept, Bad App Mgmt. Jun 3, 2018

    By Dann8874
    I really like the concept of Patook, you’re able to go and meet new people for platonic friendship and that’s awesome. The problem I’ve experienced is that it’s completely automated and “flags” you for what the computer considers to be potentially flirty or inappropriate words, when in fact nothing has occurred. There’s also the sudden disappearance of conversations and the profile of the person you’ve been talking too, only to have them reappear 1-2 days later, all without warning or explanation from Patook. People are left thinking you’ve deleted them and no longer want to be friends. Clicking “help” or “contact support” is absolutely useless because again it’s all automated and you get preset computer generated responses. I tried emailing, but that also leads to zero response, not even an automated one. The running of this app is poorly done.
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Maz Welker
    This is EXACTLY the app I was looking for! Finally, no overbearing messages from guys wanting to date or dating algorithms. It's simply people wanting platonic friendships! The app strictly forbids flirting and has the ability to verify you! Downside: Not a ton of users-Swipe system could ve improved-Not a lot of users in my area. Update: Will not connect to server or send or receive messages...or load at all :(
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  1. Looking to make new friends? An intuitive point system that makes it easy to find your next best friend that you are sure to get along with
  2. No creeps allowed! With it's no flirting policy you can find people wanting platonic friendships through the discussions tabs on tons of topics
  3. Easy to understand point system gives you the power to best find a person that is compatible to you

Reviewed by Chris on February 12, 2019

  • Feb 1, 2021

    By AnonymousPlatypus Plato
    App runs well, much better for finding friends than other apps available. I have met two really good friends and have been making meaningful connections without all the unwanted drama that Facebook or Tinder brings. This app is laid back, moderation team is great and actually contacts you to ask your opinion without being over bearing or annoying like the automated messages on other apps. I forgot to update my review as I have a bit of trouble verifying my account. This app is free and easy.
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  • Best friend app yet! May 27, 2019

    By mrs smutz
    I just moved out of state so I’ve been trying different apps to meet people. Patook is by far the best. I love how detailed the personality and preference sections are. It even has a questionnaire to fill out that helps match you with people based on compatibility points! I only wish there were more users, but that’s not Patooks fault. It feels like a dating app but for friendships; which is great bc as an adult I don’t have the time to weed out massive amounts of people who could potentially be compatible. I love seeing, right off the bat, if I’ll get along with a person or not. Oh and one of the best parts is it prevents any unwanted flirting and recognizes words that could be inappropriate in messages and refuses to send them. Overall, this is a really awesome app.
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  • Oct 28, 2020

    By Joe Wakar
    Well-built app. Offers a TON of customization and actually shows you what about a person's profile matches with your preferences. I've met 4 or 5 people so far and hope to keep talking to them! The only thing you'll have to get used to is the terminology. Being structured like a dating app, you'd think the term 'match' means someone who liked you back. It actually is just a 'match' to your preferences, someone who scores high. There is an accessible help menu I had to use twice to figure out.
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  • Dec 9, 2020

    By Auri
    This really is what it says- a great way to meet platonic local friends. The profile is so customizable and you can really get to know other people this way.
  • The App Our Lonely Generation Has Been Waiting For Sep 1, 2019

    By Vanessa Murray
    I really like this app. Here’s a few solid reasons why. 1. Even in a smaller city I have still been able to meet really cool friends. 2. I haven’t run into any creeps even with my settings open to everybody. 3. Seriously, can we tell the world about this so judgey people who are “just looking for friends” on TINDER a hookup app can know that Patook will fit their needs better? 4. You can set it up as a swipe system or a browse system. 5. The profile information you fill out is thorough without being overbearing. 6. You can assign points to characteristics of potentiometer friend matches. For example, if you’re sober, you can have your algorithm say that someone who drinks frequently would be less of a match for you. 7. App colors are great. Yes this matters. 8. I’ve told multiple friends about this app and they were surprised and excited. So when you join (which you should) tell a bunch of people! This is the app that are lonely online generation has been waiting for.
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  • Why not! Jan 14, 2019

    By Petezod
    It is what you put into it and how you interact with people. I like the world connection thing. Make a friend from England, say hello to a lady from Australia, meet a guy from Argentina, or a young couple from Pittsburgh with common interests. I’ll put it this way. My grandma (a widow of 5 kids)was an avid writer and pen pal. She corresponded with people from all over the world. On a teachers salary she was on a limited budget. She made friends on every continent and always had a place to stay overseas and she was never bored when she got home because she always had interesting company coming to visit. She would have loved this app. This app could give you a good start to never being bored again with a little screening to boot! Undoubtedly more than she ever had! Of course you don’t have to take it that far. Have fun!
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  • Jan 31, 2021

    By Kelly Hall
    The app is good. I like how it lets you filter who you want to talk to and who can see your profile. The only reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars is because many people do not respond to chats. It seems many people have made profiles but never respond. I don't understand why anyone would get on an app to make friends, then do not respond to chats. 🤷‍♀️
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  • Dec 9, 2020

    By Alex Jones
    Almost perfect. Having trouble loading. Need more active users. And the swipe mechanic could be greatly improved and maybe an overhaul of the user interface wouldn't hurt either.
  • Work in progress! May 7, 2018

    By NaitheGR8
    One word: Patience. This is a friendship app not a dating app! For some reason in today’s society that means less traffic! Lol. This idea of an app for friendship is relatively new! Not a million people on the app in neighboring cities so you have to be patient, however every week new people sign up and every once in a while people with similar interest join! I will say, the people you have mutual hobbies with always seem pretty awesome! Also you can’t send or receive a phone number until Patook decides you and the other party have developed rapporteur which is really cool and annoying at the same time! Anyway. I recommend you try the app, more effective than any others out there, oh and I hope Patook can market itself to more potential users while maintaining its integrity!
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  • Functional and effective Mar 26, 2018

    By chockets
    I recently made my first meetup via Patook. It offers room to provide as much or as little information about yourself as you want. It’s up to each user what to share with conversational partners. The userbase is generally introverted for reasons one would expect, although there appear to be exceptions. If you want to maintain a conversation, it might be up to you to keep asking (appropriate) questions and approach the other person until they either feel comfortable with you or discontinue contact purposely or otherwise. No biggie either way. Userbase is sizable. Move on to the next person. I take a star off because it’s needlessly complex. It provides local chatter like YikYak, swiping like Tinder, and freemium currency like... a lot of apps, and what the user ends up with due to this is a bunch of buttons obscuring the app’s simple primary function: look at profiles, message people, get to know each other. To the developers, I would suggest a little streamlining of the app and tweaking of the monetization methods, but I congratulate you on making my favorite app so far for simply finding friends.
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  • Good concept Jan 16, 2019

    By Lanedorsdanb
    I like the idea of this app since I'm not looking to date anyone right now and every other site is a dating site even if it specifies it's a place to just meet people. However, I don't know if there's just not a lot of people in my state on here but I have the app trying to find people near me and so it gives me people all from the state next to me, which really isn't near me. I did try to reach out to a couple people who viewed my profile and seemingly rejected me because I got no match or response from them. I'm guessing it's because they want to meet people from their state. I wouldn't mind having an internet long distance friend but I suppose in-person friendships can be more meaningful so I can't say I blame them. Maybe I'll give it some more time. Who knows, my next best friend could be on here.
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  • Just Randomly Stopped Working Aug 15, 2018

    By Joshua Huffman
    So I’ve been successfully using Patook now for about 2 weeks. Have had several chats with others, but when I launched the app this morning suddenly it is not available in my state or country even though I’ve been using it for 2 weeks? I have not been flagged (at least that I am aware of) and have no warnings or anything. I will try to uninstall and reinstall to see if that fixes it. Even if it doesn’t the fact that it just randomly flakes if not cool. Edit: So uninstalling and reinstalling didn’t work but I was able to log in to the website from my computer. Just ended up deleting the old profile and creating a new one. The app itself is really nice and fun to meet new people. I’m at least bumping my score up to a 3 Star.
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  • Still needs work Aug 30, 2019

    By corinne2665
    This app has a few things that need to be smoothed out still. First, if you change your results for the questionnaire the point system will keep all your old answers. So now the point system is messed up for you, if you wanted to change something you still have the same old filters. This is clearly a glitch. Second, there is no way to filter out people that speak a completely different language than you, effectively rendering them being a match as pointless because if you tried to talk you couldn’t anyway! Yet my matches are spammed with people I can’t even talk to. I’ve found maybe two people so far I could connect with, and some nearby, but overall this app still needs some work.
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  • Great Concept, Bad App Mgmt. Jun 3, 2018

    By Dann8874
    I really like the concept of Patook, you’re able to go and meet new people for platonic friendship and that’s awesome. The problem I’ve experienced is that it’s completely automated and “flags” you for what the computer considers to be potentially flirty or inappropriate words, when in fact nothing has occurred. There’s also the sudden disappearance of conversations and the profile of the person you’ve been talking too, only to have them reappear 1-2 days later, all without warning or explanation from Patook. People are left thinking you’ve deleted them and no longer want to be friends. Clicking “help” or “contact support” is absolutely useless because again it’s all automated and you get preset computer generated responses. I tried emailing, but that also leads to zero response, not even an automated one. The running of this app is poorly done.
    more
  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Maz Welker
    This is EXACTLY the app I was looking for! Finally, no overbearing messages from guys wanting to date or dating algorithms. It's simply people wanting platonic friendships! The app strictly forbids flirting and has the ability to verify you! Downside: Not a ton of users-Swipe system could ve improved-Not a lot of users in my area. Update: Will not connect to server or send or receive messages...or load at all :(
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  • Dec 13, 2020

    By Ashley Solis
    Only 2 stars because the app worked fine at first but now it keeps crashing and won't let me see my messages even though i get notifications i have messages. How can i talk to friends im trying to make if i can't see my messages??
  • Sep 29, 2020

    By Megan West
    app has gone downhill. it no longer shows me people within driving distance of my address or individuals without kids even though I have clear preferences. I live in a major US city so there should be more than 3 people who match my preferences.
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  • Dec 19, 2020

    By Dmitriy Sofiyev
    Hard pass. This friend app is very similar to dating apps, in which either no one replies or barely uses it. The only pro of this app is that it's completely free to use. Verification is a complete joke. To make things worse, it will auto delete your conversations and block you if it suspects any messages that go against the rules. It's all automated so you can't control anything. If you are serious about meeting someone, you'll have better luck IRL.
    more
  • It’s pretty good, only... Nov 8, 2018

    By Little Ninjagal
    I was happily using it, and making friends, but there’s a little too much restrictions. My account also seemingly got deleted or something, and I don’t understand what I did wrong. It did say that they have the right to delete or hide account without notifying the user, but I thats a bit of a weird system. How are we supposed to know what we did wrong, if you don’t tell us? It’s very inconvenient when it also seems like I’m ignoring the new potential friends I was talking to. I’m trying to get my account verified again, but it’s been days, and nothing has changed. I’m so frustrated, there is no way to tell the people I was talking to that I’m not ignoring them. There’s also no swearing on the app, and honestly, many people swear now a days. This is honestly minor compared to my account being hidden with me being notified of it, it was only when one of my friend on Patook send me a text message on the phone to tell me did I realize something was wrong.
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  • Jan 22, 2021

    By TCAT Town
    This app deletes conversations and connections for no reason. There is no explanation given. Just suddenly it's gone. Defeats the entire purpose of the app.
  • Broken Nov 1, 2018

    By Wreshles
    I have had the app for weeks, created a well thought-out profile with several pictures, and messaged several users only to never have a reply or even one person visit my profile. I then read countless reviews of others having the same issue where the app blocks them due to poorly scripted AI algorithms, which is actually just poorly scripted VI, where it blocks random people for a myriad of reasons that are unbeknownst to the user. I even had a friend of mine create an account where they put similar interests as me and I subsequently messaged them and they never got my message. This only further proves how fundamentally broken the app is. So if you aren’t getting responses rest assured, it’s most likely not you. I’ve reached out to Patook support nearly a week ago and have yet to receive a response. I will update this review when/if they ever respond and if they fix their app.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Ali Parker
    I was really enjoying this app and meeting people on it until it logged me out and now it is telling me it can't connect to their servers? I'm not sure what is going on. I would've given five stars if this didn't happen. Is this just my problem? Hope this will get fixed if not.
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