What Does Click With Someone Mean?

To Click with Someone Meaning

Definition: To immediately like someone; to get along very well and very quickly with someone. 

Occasionally, people use click with something. This means that they like a new idea immediately or that they understand it very well and support it.

Origin of Click with Someone

The word click comes from the Dutch klikken. It has existed in English since the 1500s. It’s main meaning is the sound of a clock, which sounds like click.

The figurative meaning, to function well together, originated in the early 1900s. Some sources speculate that it comes from the click of a key in a lock: a perfect fit.

Examples of Click with Someone

clicking with someoneIn this conversation, a mother disapproves of her daughter’s new boyfriend.

Daughter: Mom, I think you’d like Chad if you just gave him a chance.

Mother: I strongly disagree. I’ve already met him, and I thought he was rude and condescending to both you and me.

Daughter: He’s not rude at all once you get to know him. He just has poor social skills. He’s really very sweet and kind.

Mother: I just don’t know what you see in him.

Daughter: I just click with him so well! He really understands me, and I understand him.

Mother: Well, you seem like two very different people, in my opinion.

define click with someoneIn this example, two coworkers talk about a new person working in their office.

Dave: Hey, have you met the new guy?

Ben: Hank? I only met him briefly. He seemed nice enough. Maybe we should invite him to come to lunch with us.

Dave: I don’t know about that.

Ben: Why not? Do you dislike him?

Dave: I don’t really dislike him. But we were working on a project earlier today, and I didn’t really click with him. I’m worried if we invite him to lunch, we might decide he’s awful. Then because we invited him today, we’ll feel pressured to keep inviting him to lunch every day.

Ben: Okay. We can wait and see if we like him more before inviting him.

More Examples

This excerpt is about a woman who tried dating different men, but didn’t feel a connection with any of them.

This example is about a competitive cheerleader and her new coach. The cheerleader gets along very well with the coach.    

  • Amy McKeever, a former La Habra High cheerleader, became Sunny Hills’ cheer coach last summer. Gerdetz clicked with her newest mentor. –OC Register


The phrase click with someone means to function well with someone and that it is easy to be friendly with that person.