If you are the type of person who likes to use the Internet to meet new people, flirt, and maybe even find a date, then you will like Skout. This is the latest dating app which allows users to connect with others in their same geographic area and hopefully find things they have in common to talk about and connect over. Skout has helped transform those who would otherwise be lonely into people who can fill up a social calendar like no other.
Travelers are the biggest beneficiaries of this app because they get the opportunity to meet new people in all of the different cities that they may travel to. It matters because many of them are not able to find new people to talk to when they are in a place that is away from home. It can be very isolating and make a lot of people no longer want to travel or do the things that they love. Skout on techcrunch is helping to bring that back for them.
People of all ages are able to and encouraged to use Skout. When you sign up for the app, you will be asked for your age so that you may be placed in the appropriate categories for your age group. After that, you are able to search for people in your age group and see who is available to chat with.
There are some special features on this app which make interacting easier and more fun. For example, there is a feature called “Shake to Chat” which allows users to shake their phone in order to be connected with another user who is also shaking his or her phone to chat with them. Two people shaking their phones at the same time will create an Instant Message conversation.
The nice thing about this feature is that the chat remains anonymous at first, but users are then able to learn the identity of the person they are chatting with if they remain in the chat long enough.
Skout is different from other social and dating apps in that there is not as much pressure. It is not something that forces people to look for dates, but it does offer this possibility for those who are interested in finding that special someone. It is simply something that allows for the casual interact of individuals which may over time form into something more. It is great for those who are traveling and for those who are just bored and want to kill some time.
All in all, this is a social app which is not likely to go away anytime soon. It is way too popular to fade into the background. We wouldn’t want to have that happen anyway because it is a lot of fun and helping a lot of people connect.