Welcome to Skout! Now What?

So you want to make new friends, and you created a Skout account. Terrific – we’re happy to see you! Now before you dive into Meet People and Buzz, please be sure you’ve completed a few things.

Set up your SkoutID so Skouters can find you.

Fill out your profile. When you start a chat with Skouters, the first thing most of them will do – before they respond to you – is check out your profile. If they like what they see, they’re more likely to respond. But if you haven’t filled out your profile with a photo and a little bit about yourself, why would they bother to chat?

Create a SkoutID. Think of your SkoutID like your phone number – you give it to people with whom you want to keep in touch, but not just anyone. It’s how Skouters can “friend” each other.

Get Points. Giving Gifts is a great icebreaker when you want to chat with a Skouter. They don’t cost much, and you can buy Points as well as earn them on the app.

Post positive Buzz. We here at Skout groan whenever we see people post “Bored – HMU.” Skouters are much more likely to respond to your positive Buzz that includes a non-selfie photo.

Get featured. Try out Feature Me to be shown to even more Skouters. Feature Me is a great way to meet people all over the world, so you can chat with new and interesting Skouters.

Chat wisely. Stand out among the rest of the Skouters by being considerate and friendly in your opening lines. Don’t call Skouters you’ve never met “dear” or “sweetheart.”

Keep track of your favorite Skouters. Enjoying your chat? Find someone on Meet People you want to chat with later? Make them a “favorite”! Then you can find them again.