Wink'd is a fun, savvy social card that lets you make new connections with strangers, future dates, future flings, future partners or even simply future friends. See someone you want to get to know more? Just hand them a Wink'd card and walk away... If they're intrigued, they can make a connection back to you by logging online at www.winkd.me and using your written or scanning code which links them directly to your online profile. It's online dating that begins offline!
Step 1 | Choose your cards
Your deck of cards will be delivered to you in a few days!
Step 2 | Go out and Wink!
No more reason for you to miss a connection!
Step 3 | Wait for the connection back
That special someone is then invited to send you a message through the Wink'd messaging system, which is safe and anonymous for both you and the person you Wink'd at.
Step 4 | Whatever you want!
Wink'd just lets you get there in a fun, new way.
Our messages are available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German, with more languages to come shortly! You can also customise your own messages on your cards if you want.
Here's a sample of some of the messages that we have, but we've got over 100 available!
Omar Karar | Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Yet Omar's skills extend beyond the boardroom. He has appeared on NBC to provide dating tips, has romanced women in numerous continents (but never more than one at the same time!) and has delved into a pursuit of passion. The result is Wink'd, where Omar serves as CEO.
Ralph Stenzel | Chief Technology Officer
Prior to starting his own technology firm, Ralph was a Senior Technology Manager at Deloitte and Touche LLP overseeing an international web platform. He also worked with Siemens AG, Lexis-Nexis and STR Global in roles ranging from technical consultant and project manager to director.
Danae Mercer | PR and Marketing Associate
Currently Danae helps manage the social media and marketing division of Wink'd. Go check out the blog for examples of her stuff. Or better yet, get offline. Go Wink.
Click 'Subscribe' on the top left hand side of the Home Page. Choose which type of membership you would like and choose your cards from our collection. You can also customise your own.
Create your account by entering your user name, contact details, and other relevant information. You will be directed thereafter to the RBS WorldPay site, where you can enter your payment details. Make sure to choose the currency of your country and you'll see the cards you ordered in the post within 5-7 business days! Please allow a few extra days for international orders.
After payment, return to the homepage and log in using your newly created log-in and password details. You can now create your own Wink'd profile by completing the fields and adding extra fields that you would like the recipient to see, and uploading a picture (if you'd like). You can also include your Twitter or Facebook feeds. Most importantly, don't forget to save your profile!
Each of your Wink'd cards has your unique written code and your unique QR code. Recipients of your cards will be able to access your Wink'd online profile by either:
* Going to the www.winkd.me home page, entering your written code in the blank field, and clicking 'Who is it?'
* Scanning your QR code with their mobile device (e.g. Blackberry or iPhone)
So what do you do with these cards? Get out there, meet new people, and 'Wink' at them by dropping off your cards when you want to introduce yourself to someone but want a fun, different and savvy way of doing so!
If you don't already have a QR code reader on your mobile phone, you can easily download one directly to your phone from any of the following vendors:
Nice! If you have been a lucky recipient of a Wink'd card, it means someone wants to talk to you / meet you / get to know you. So learn more about them by either:
* Going to the www.winkd.me home page, entering the written code that you can find on the front of the card in the blank field, and clicking 'Who is it?'
* Scanning the QR code that you can find on the back of the card right then and there with your mobile device (e.g. Blackberry, iPhone, Andriod or Symbian)
Learn more about them through their online profile.
If it's your first time receiving a Wink'd card and you wish to send the person a message, you will need to provide some basic information so that we can make that happen. Specifically, you will be prompted to set up a free account (at no charge!) with just a user name (which, if you send a message, that person can see), a password (which will remain completely private) and a working email address (which will also remain completely private). Once you do that, you will then be able to send a message to the person who Wink'd at you using our internal messaging system, and we will be able to alert you when they respond back to you.
In the future, when you return to the site to respond back to the person or because you have been Wink'd by another admirer (lucky you!), then all you have to do is input the written code or scan the QR code and sign in.
You can check out all your correspondence by clicking on 'Inbox' in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
Not at all. They will only see the user name you chose. Your email address will be kept private and will only be used to enable messaging within the site.
Wink'd does not share your personal information with third parties! And when you send messages, your email address will be kept private and will only be used to enable messaging within the site.
You will be billed each month according to the day that you signed up for the service.
Click on 'Profile' and then 'Cancel membership' on the lower left-hand corner of the page. You will be asked if you wish to maintain your profile free of charge. Click 'No'. Your account and membership will be deleted.
Yes, you can. When you click on 'Cancel membership', you will be asked if you wish to maintain your profile free of charge. Click 'Yes'. Your full or trial membership will be cancelled but you will be able to maintain your profile free of charge.
You can use this profile to check out other members' Wink'd profiles if you are given a Wink'd card.
Click on the 'Feedback' button on right of the page to ask us any more questions!