For urban singles, a popular alternative to Tinder is Skout which was launched in the year 2007. This is another dating app which allows singles to view other singles in the same geographic area. This app was developed by Christian Wiklund and Nik Lidstrom, and has 220 million members worldwide. Many members have friends outside of their home countries, such as 49% of Filipinos and 53% of British. Skout allows users to add pictures and chat with other users of the mobile app. Most recently, the developers of Skout have been in the news for developing Fuse, which is a social network that allows people to interact with others.
Fuse allows people to build their own social network from their smartphones or address books. It’s got a funky feel and offers a lot of benefits. It is a quality app which is well put-together, and very easy to use for ordinary people. Unfortunately, the developers could add any of the additional features from Fuse into Skout.
When users first log in to Skout, they see a grid of people whose profiles they can view. Users are then able to start a chat or “wink” at users when they are viewing their profiles. There is also a shake to chat feature which allows people to randomly talk with another individual whom they meet through the app in 40 seconds. Many features cost points, but many other activities in the app are free.
Users whom are trying to make their pictures look more interesting should be warned as Skout has most recently banned bathroom selfies. These are pictures of shirtless people in their bathrooms or other environments, as Skout now requires that people be fully clothed before submitting their pictures to the app.
Otherwise, Skout is still a lot of fun for those whom are looking to meet other people online. With a bit of common sense, it can be a great experience which offers a decent level of safety. Learn more about Skout on their Facebook page.