Tips for the Awkward

While it may sound silly, the description above hits many close to home. Not all introverts are anti-social. For some, the anxiety of approaching a stranger is just too much to handle and they don’t have a choice but to stand in the corner of a crowded room. If you fall in this category, we hope the following tips will encourage you to go out and meet new people!

“No matter what happens being able to laugh at yourself will save most situations. So go for it”. -Anthony W., Dir. of Business Development

“I told myself that they are JUST as nervous. Then, I reminded myself that if they don't respond it usually isn't personal. Also, fake it until you make it. No one is really as confident as they project themselves to be”. -Heather SM., Graphic Designer

“Talk to them like you have been long time friends”.-Deryk D., Sr. Civil Engineer

“Just do it!”-Ricky C., Product Support Analyst

“Eye contact first, smile second. They go hand in hand. Then, a simple “Hi””.-Nicole B., Student

“Ask for directions to the nearest romantic coffee shop for two shy awkward people *hint hint*”.-Eli T., Too-many-hats-wearer

“Liquor”.-Taria C., Product Marketing Mngr.

Shake to Chat in iOS update - 3.2

Get the newest Skout update for iPhone, iPod, and iPad now! NEW FEATURE:

Shake shake shake!  Get an instant conversation with Skout's new Shake to Chat feature.

Download this newest version of Skout for iPhone, iPod, and iPad to get Shake to Chat and meet lots of new people!  Just tap Shake to Chat on the side menu and get shakin'!  Try not to get mesmerized by the pretty stars..............OH, below is a screenshot of Shake to Chat!

When you enter Shake to Chat and shake (not stir) your phone, you'll be put into a conversation with another person who is shaking too.  Your profiles will be anonymous for the first 40 seconds - A chance to meet someone completely new!  Be a social butterfly or just pass the time by chatting with new people on Skout.

WARNING: Always Shake with caution...We all remember when the Wii came out and there were game-related injuries! We recommend giving yourself a 3-foot safety radius when using Shake to Chat!  Skout is not legally responsible for any phones which "take flight" whilst being shaken.

Shake to Chat is available on Skout, BoyAhoy, and Flurv on iOS devices.

This release is also iPhone 5 and iOS 6 compatible, and as always, includes bug fixes and performance enhancements.  Onward and upward, no matter how big your screen!