The company recently conducted a survey of 3,700 people around the country. It found that in contrast to the crass hookup apps or very demographically segmented apps, people were actually seeking to expand their circle of friends and gain new experiences from people unlike themselves.
Survey respondents believe that having more friends helps them improve their lives, improve their jobs and improve their fitness. They are open to blind dates with people they have never met. However, they are less inclined to have open relationships with several people.
Dieting and fitness was a topic of very high interest. Survey respondents wanted friends that could keep them in shape and on their case. Positive peer pressure is the best way to improve diet and keep people motivated. More friends help to push you in the right direction, whether it is for fitness and dieting. As dieting is extremely difficult, it is best with a large network to help out.
Skout seeks to ride these trends and enable more people to make new friends in their vicinity. The company has expanded rapidly to 180 different countries around the world. It also has 14 different languages, so new friends may be from a completely different culture!
The mobile app can be downloaded from the iOS, Android or Windows stores. The company is also backed by leading venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in the hub of technological innovation, San Francisco. Based on it trajectory, Skout will continue to grow and expand, connecting more and more new friends around the world. Now is the time to jump on the bandwagon and join the revolution.