Skout is a dating app that helps you to meet people nearby and anywhere else. It works from your mobile phone's location system and that helps you to hook up with people nearby who might be up for a date.
The app has certain hotspots and notspots - the number of friends you find will depend on the area you are in.
Skout has been around for a while. Since 2007 to be precise so it's gained quite a large following since then. It has a minimum age of 17.
In our experience many people on there are casual users and many are not looking to meet in real life. All in all if you're just looking for some saucy chat and flirting it can be a fun way to spend a few hours.
Skout has all of the features that we've been used to finding in a social dating app. You can create a personal profile after downloading and installing the app on your device. You can also start with another account such as Facebook and allow your basic information to be accessed. Once you create a profile you can set your preferred photos and start connecting with friends.
The app works almost entirely on your current location which comes from you phone's GPS system. Once inside you can see the activity feed of updates that will tell you what's going on near you and who is available. If someone sparks your interest you can check their profile and request a chat.
Shake your device to bring up a random connection. Skout will try to pair you with someone it thinks might be a good fit. You can accept a chat or refuse that suggestion. Just shake for a different suggestion.
Some interactions require the purchase of credits. You'll be prompted to purchase credits whenever you try to access a premium service.
All in all Skout is very simple and intuitive to use. Just don't expect anything ground-breaking though.