When it comes to dating in the modern world, online dating rules the hearts and minds of youngsters and adults alike. Skout is one such dating app which was founded in 2007 and has changed the online dating scene greatly. A lot of people might be unaware but matching people according to their locations was started by Skout. GPS is used by the app so that users living in the same area are matched with each other. This not only makes online dating a breeze, it is also helpful when these users want to meet up later after striking a rapport online. Of course, the exact location of the user is not revealed by the app.
The biggest barrier in online dating has been the distance. Long distance relationships can be tedious but the internet has helped to make the world a fast shrinking place. While Skout has made life easier for online daters situated locally, it has also focused on friendships and relationships unlike all the other dating apps out there. The travel feature of the app – which is a premium and paid service – allows users to meet and locate each other when they travel abroad to different places. This means that a user in UK could end up meeting something in the US if they ever visited the country.
Anonymous chatting is something that not a lot of people enjoy because after flirting anonymously for some time, one needs to know more about the other person. Others love anonymous chatting for its safety. Skout has successfully managed to strike a balance between these two extremes. The “Shake to Chat” feature of the app allows random users to be paired with each other. Users can start to chat to their heart’s content for about 40 seconds – which is pretty huge in terms of online dating – and then the anonymity lifts. The users can, thus, choose whether they want to chat off-anon with the other person. This makes things safer and allows people to exercise discretion when they are chatting with someone online.
Skout is not just a fun dating app, it is also relatively safer than other apps. All dating apps have had their share of mishaps but Skout is the only one that constantly strives to improve and make dating safer for all its users. Recently, Skout also took a stand against cliched bathroom pictures – users taking semi-naked selfies in their bathtubs.