Want to meet new people? Chat instantly? Skout is the largest and fastest growing network for meeting new people and having fun. With one click, you can see all the people near you who are also looking for someone new to meet - exactly when you are! What's more, you'll be able to see who is in your neighborhood just waiting and wanting to connect to someone like you.
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About Skout

Meeting people can be tough. Skout can make it a little easier.

Skout is one of the largest global, mobile network for meeting new people. We are true believers in preserving the "magic" of serendipitous meetings and we make possible a wide range of social connections from friendship to networking. With your mobile device as your guide, you can discover new friends at the local neighborhood bar, at a concert at Madison Square Garden or on a bus tour in Barcelona. Our community spans more than 100 countries and taps our app to meet new people nearby or continents away.

We pride ourselves on connecting people through a platform that is fun, engaging and secure. The Skout community thrives because we focus on positive experiences and have zero tolerance for bad behavior. With two separate and distinct communities for teens and adults, we make it easy to safely make new friends thanks to features like chatting, exchanging photos or notes, and sending virtual gifts. It's always 100% up to you if you want to make contact with someone -- or if you want to respond to someone who is trying to make contact with you. YOU decide if, when and how you want to connect. Unlike other location-based apps, Skout provides general rather than specific location information, empowering you, the user, to decide how you want to interact with a new Skout friend.

How we got started

Skout Inc. was founded in 2007 to develop software products that take online social interaction further than anyone had thought possible in the past. We wanted to create a community that would help mobile device users communicate better with existing friends and business contacts, and to help connect them with new people nearby. Eventually, thanks to our unique position at the time, we decided to focus on the latter space and proceeded to build one of the world's largest mobile network for meeting new people.

Since then, millions of people have tried our app and found it wonderfully suited for enabling new connections, from friendship to romance, with users nearby or hundreds of miles away. Many of our users come to Skout to find activity partners and friends, especially when moving to a new city or entering a new phase of life, like graduating college or starting a new job. Others connect with users from different countries, sparking exciting conversations about travelling and local culture. There's always something happening on Skout.

Is Skout going to save the planet?

Probably not. We just want to make it easier for people to find each other, have fun, and get to know someone better before meeting them in person. ...But, since you're meeting people nearby, we might be saving you a car ride, which in turn is good for the environment, so maybe in our own little way we are helping save the planet... Life is short, you are busy and people are having fun without you right now. So start Skouting and find your party, anytime, anywhere.

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