Just when we thought our face-to-face time with friends was becoming extinct, we know have one more reason to believe it’s true. There’s a new iOS app. It’s called Skout. It’s the new way to engage with friends and meet new people. It’s especially good for those who are always busy and working. Some of us don’t have time anymore to go out to a bar and meet someone new, even if it is a friend. This is why the Skout app is perfect.
When you see profile pictures on your phone, you can tap on one. The profile will pop up, along with some information on the person. It will say the name, as well as some of the last posts he or she made. You can all kinds of things with their profile. You can send them a “wink.” You can block or report them. I only suggest doing this if there is any real danger. You should also do this if you have no desire to speak to the person. Just flag them in the system, they won’t bother you anymore.
You can send flirty texts to them. You will be notified when they are online and off. You accrue points with each activity you do. The more points you earn, the more you can engage with each person you like.
This comes in handy when there is a person on the network you are interested in getting to know. The more visible you make yourself, the more attention you will get. As I said before, it’s a good way to meet new people. It’s a great way to interact with the friends you already have. Your friends can send you thing and vise versa.
There has been some debate over how much conversation can actually happen on Skout. I guess it all depends on the person you are. Some people like to be friendly, but not too chatty. If this is you, then this is the type of app you need. You can be visible, without being too visible. It’s the perfect way to start off slow with a new relationship. As the interest builds, you can upgrade to something more.