Why hello, hello, Skouts!First and foremost, thank you so much for all of your generous opinions and suggestions in our previous post -- you have no idea how much your collective ideas count and how helpful all of your input has been!
As I've mentioned in the comments, a lot of what we do for the app is dependent on your voice as a Skout user. We might think we're doing an incredible job, but oftentimes we have no idea what you guys and gals are thinking. We want to bring you the best possible dating application experience ever, and in order to do that, we just need your input!
So of course if you have any suggestions, just drop us a comment or let us know. We are most definitely listening. Seriously. We are. We actually moderate each and every comment that comes in!
But okay. Now down to the good stuff.
I've noticed that a lot of you (guys mainly) seem to be having problems getting other Skouts to respond to your messages. So here's some advice from me to you on how to at least start a conversation over Skout and generate some feedback or interest:
1. Upload more than one picture of yourself! In fact, upload as many pictures of yourself as you can from as many different angles as possible! Have a full-body picture? Upload it! We wanna see your style and get a feel for how you really look. Have a close up shot of your face? Upload it! We want to see what you look like! None of this blurry crappy picture stuff -- your myspace angles aren't going to cut it here.
As a potential flirt or friend looking through the app, we want to make sure that you're not just some creeper weirdo using one fake picture that you happened to find online. Skout users get tons of messages every day from other Skouts looking to flirt or chat with us. You want to make your profile at least stand out and give us a reason to talk back, so stack your Skout profile with awesome shots of you and STAND OUT!
2. Your Skout profile is like your "digital dating resume" that we quickly skim and critique. Spend some time on it to make it represent you! You're basically selling yourself as an individual and you need to compel us to speak with you!
One of the best ways to do this is to fill out the About Me section with something interesting about yourself, or perhaps a link to your Facebook or Twitter so we can go check those out and see that you're a real, living, breathing person and not some sham! When you think about how many Skouts are actually reaching out to each other on this app every day, it's almost overwhelming. As a Skout user, we all have the option to be a little picky with who we decide to speak to, so always remember to put your best foot forward and STAND OUT!
3. Start off with a creative greeting when you spot someone you're interested in chatting with! While "Hey, what's up?" is fine and dandy, it's definitely not as intriguing as, "Hey, I noticed your profile mentioned that you played Video Games. I play too! It's cool to see a girl on here who appreciates Call of Duty. Do you play any other games?" Etc etc.
Get my drift?? This is a chatting app, basically. You want to be able to start the conversation off right!
Also, try to steer away from conversation starters that make you come off as a creeper/weirdo. Unless we give you the green light to take it sexual with us, we're probably going to immediately assume that you're a douchebag or a psycho rapist or a fake profile. You need to assume that a lot of us are new to the online/mobile dating experience and take it easy on us!
So have I drilled "standing out" into your head yet, Skouts? Step up that game!
While you may not get a response to every single message you send out, don't let that discourage you. It's a bit tougher to impress potential flirts & friends in the online/mobile dating environment in general, so stock up your Skout Profile with pictures and info, start more interesting conversations, and don't come off as a creeper!
There's some fierce competition out there. ;-) Don't forget to ask questions if you need more tips or advice! Just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you!
And as always? Happy flirting, Skouts. XOXO Cheri XOXO