Skout is the latest and greatest app that puts all of the features of Facebook and mashed them together with a full-feature dating app. Skout offers users many features including shake to chat, the ability to meet people close to you or on the other side of the world and ways to achieve a featured spot on their home page. Whether you are looking for love or just a place to chat and have fun, Skout is the perfect all around social media dating app.
Once you install the Skout app, you will be prompted to create an account. You can use either your email address or your Facebook account. Once you have created your account you can add whatever information about yourself that you want. You can add where you live, your occupation, age and if you are interested in men or women. The information you provide in your profile can be set at either public or private but it is always used to offer you suggestions on people you may want to meet.
Skout has many ways for you to meet new people. The first way is the featured listings. This is what you will see when you first log on. It is a screen filled with profile pictures of those who have similar interests as you do. When you click on a picture, you will see their profile information as well as if they are online or not. From this page, you will have many options including chat; add to favorites and block user.
If you want to be featured on the front page, you will need to play “Look at me.” Look at me is a bidding game where you use points to see who is the most popular on the app. Once you have won the bidding game, your profile will be featured.
Shake to chat is another way you can meet people on Skout. This is just as it sounds, you shake your device and the app randomly finds you someone to chat with. It can all be downloaded on iTunes to be used instantly. This is a fun and exciting way to meet someone new either right next door or in another country. One thing that makes this feature even more exciting is that you do not see the other persons’ profile for the first 40 seconds of the chat; here, first impressions are everything.
One thing that potential users worry about is the content that is found on some dating sites and apps. With Skout, the developers work tirelessly to keep their app clean, so even your 80-year-old grandma won’t turn red when she accidently opens the app. Over 40,000 users are banned from the app every month for inappropriate behavior since being a clean and wholesome app for people to meet, chat and enjoy each other is their number one priority.
With the usability of social media combined with the dating world, Skout is quickly gaining momentum as one of the top social media and dating apps in the App store today. Skout is available for both the iPhone and Android platforms.