How can I use Skout to get a boyfriend?

Aileen asks: "I'm so sick of being single and I'm done searching. How can I use Skout to get a boyfriend?"

In the constant search for "the one," some of us have turned to colleagues or friends and asked , "Why am I having so much trouble finding the right guy/gal?" In fact, recently on Facebook a friend of mine created a friends group asking all of us to give him straight answers on why we think he doesn't have a girlfriend yet.

Comes off as a little desperate, right? But that's what some of us are dealing with! Yes, searching for "the one" can be incredibly difficult. And as the saying goes, you have to kiss a whole lotta' frogs before you find your prince.

The Skout app makes it easier, but Skout can only do so much. Skout helps you meet other people who are on the application for the same reasons that you are. But when it comes to actually securing a girlfriend or boyfriend (assuming that this is why you're on our application), it's up to you to take those extra steps.

For instance, you are in control of whether or not you actually meet up with any of the flirts you end up chatting with through Skout. It's up to you to take advantage of this awesome tool that you've been given to open up more doors.

So how can you use Skout to get a boyfriend? Well, it starts with popping the app open and looking through your options. And if you don't like any of those, try checking the app from a coffee shop. Or from a book store. Or at a concert! Anywhere but from the comfort of your own home, where I'm sure a lot of you have been using the app from. You'd be surprised at how many options you actually have on Skout. Remember that Skout is a GPS Dating application -- finding singles based on your current location. So get moving!

Next, grow some balls! Work up the courage to maybe actually meet some of the people that you end up chatting with on Skout. And after you two meet? If the chemistry is there? Then bingo -- you're in the money.

Relationships are gambles and there is no guarantee that you will end up finding your perfect match through Skout, but we offer you the means to get out there and go for it! The rest is up to you.

To our readers here on, do you have any advice for Aileen? Since our last contest was such a success, we’ll do it again: the best advice for Aileen gets a free Pro Membership. Remember to comment with an email address where we can reach you if you win!

And if you have any questions of your own or just need to get something off of your chest, be sure to let us know (anonymous or not)! Sometimes, it helps to get another person’s opinion when it comes to matters of the heart.

And as always? Happy flirting, Skouts.