Skout is the up and coming dating app, which is cropping up more and more across the country. It is a location-based system, finding potential date partners based upon where you are located at any given point in time. Users are able to sift through the profiles of others, viewing similar interests, as well as recent activities. Users are also able to send and receive direct messages, as well as virtual gifts.
One aspect that differentiates Skout from other dating apps, is the separation of adults and teens. The app is segregated into two communities, one of which is for adults, and the other is for teens. This feature is enabled to create a safe environment for everyone. Many have turned to Skout in favor of other dating apps simply because of its drive for a safe community.
Skout began in the year 2007 as a website dedicated to general social networking. Christian Wiklund is the company’s chief executive officer, and Niklas Lindstrom is the Chief Technology Officer, both of whom decided that Skout should become a platform solely for dating. The majority of the users between 2007 and 2009 had been using it as such, so the commanding officers made the change and re-introduced Skout as a dating app throughout 2009 and 2010. After this change, Skout became much more successful, bringing in over $22 million from investors.
Another feature was added to Skout in 2013, in which people are able to meet one another while traveling in different places. This feature is currently an extra add-on feature for which one must pay an additional fee. Another new feature that Skout has introduced is called “Shake to Chat”, in which one simply shakes their phone, and will be connected to a person who is also shaking their phone at that time. This fun feature allows people to meet people and see profiles that they otherwise might not see.
Skout has launched a secondary app entitled “Fuse”, which allows people in select cities to locate nightlife happenings, and even buy tickets. Fuse pairs nicely with Skout, as one helps you find a date, and the other helps you find a date to go on.
As of 2015, Skout has more than 10 million users. It is becoming a strong force in the world of social dating and networking, and may soon become tough competition for similar apps and sites such as Tinder and OKCupid. Skout ranked number 10 in the list of in-app ad requests, and is projected to become even more successful in 2016. With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, the app could see a significant boost in sales within the first quarter of the year.
Ultimately, people are spending more and more time on Skout, and more and more people are joining the community each and every day. Due to its genuine concern about safety, and its capability of matching potential partners by location, the app is bound to grow successfully in upcoming months and years.