Skouters Tell All for International Kissing Day!

The results of the International Kissing Day survey are in, and we’re pawsitively shocked by the results – almost 1 in 5 Skouters told us they’d rather kiss their pet than their significant other!

Nearly 5,000 Skouters took part in our recent survey in honor of International Kissing Day on July 6, and we discovered all sorts of kiss quirks about you.

Pucker up for the survey results!

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You heard that right: Nearly 1 in 5 Skouters would rather kiss their pet than their significant other!

  • And 43 percent say they’d prefer to kiss their pet rather than family or friends.

In general, the majority of people pucker up for pets.

  • 75 percent of Skouters admit that they kiss their pets.

Dogs are the most kissable pet.

  • 70 percent of people say dogs are the most kissable pet.
  • 21 percent of Skouters purr-fer to kiss their cats.
  • Skouters choose paws over claws: Only 7 percent kiss their birds, and just 2 percent prefer their reptiles.

But enough about pets …

When it comes to friends, the majority of us appreciate a “hello” kiss.

  • 61 percent of Skouters surveyed say they’re all for a quick kiss when greeting a friend.
  • Interestingly, men (64 percent) are even more likely than women (56 percent) to kiss when saying hello.

Get cheeky – but keep it to one cheek only!

  • The majority rules again. Among Skouters who appreciate a greeting kiss, 75 percent say a quick kiss hello on one cheek is the way to go.
  • A quick kiss on both cheeks goes too far for most (only 12 percent prefer it), and a simple air kiss isn’t as genuine (just 13 percent prefer that).

Kissing in the workplace? Not so popular …

  • 13 percent of Skouters surveyed have greeted a co-worker with a quick kiss.
  • 11 percent say they have kissed their boss!

This survey was conducted online in June 2015 among 4,995 Skout users in the United States.


SKOUT JOINS PAWS WITH MUTTVILLE FOR INTERNATIONAL KISSING DAY

Because so many Skouters said they prefer to kiss their dogs, it was a natural fit for Skout to partner with Muttville, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs.  Muttville rescues senior dogs, the ones least likely to be adopted from shelters, and finds them new homes and a second chance at love.

Skout’s recent survey found that 52 percent of people would adopt an older dog, and on International Kissing Day – July 6! – for every virtual Muttville sticker friends give to each other in the Skout app, Skout will make a donation to Muttville that will go toward K9 care and kisses, including dental work, medical exams and grooming! This is a great way to participate in International Kissing Day, especially if you don’t have anyone to kiss today – give virtual kisses, instead! Tap here to learn how to give a gift.

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To participate in the donation on July 6:


GOLDEN DOGS IN THEIR GOLDEN YEARS IS A GOLDEN IDEA

Looking for a companion to greet you with a kiss when you wake up in the morning as well as give you a warm welcome when you get home after a long day of work? Adopt a dog! But, not just any dog — a senior dog! Senior dogs have the wisdom and patience to be the wind in your sail, the shoulder to lean on, and the light on your horizon. Senior dogs are straight-up golden!

Here are 5 reasons to adopt a senior dog ASAP:

1. They’re already trained!
Most senior dogs have lived with people before, so they’ve developed good manners.

2. What you see is what you get.
Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. They’re comfortable in their own skin, which makes them pretty chill to be around.

3. They won’t ruin your shoes.
Senior dogs respect a tidy living space and don’t want to ruin that by chewing everything in the house.

4. Respect for personal boundaries!
Because they’re used to living with roommates, senior dogs respect your personal space and leave you time for yourself – they don’t make the kind of demands that puppies and young dogs do.

5. Ready for love.
Older dogs are good at giving love. Many people say, after they adopt a senior dog, the dog is grateful for a second chance, and the bond they build is unmatched.

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area come meet the love of your life at Muttville’s adoption events almost every weekend, noon to 3 p.m. (check the website to be sure). Lots of kisses! Check us out online for a list of all our golden oldies.

Sherri Franklin

Sherri Franklin

Sherri Franklin is the founder of Muttville, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. Muttville rescues senior dogs, the ones least likely to be adopted from shelters, and finds them new homes and a second chance at love.

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Watch Skouters mingle with Muttville dogs and more:


WIN MATCHING SHIRTS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG

Win matching shirts for you and your pooch!

Win matching shirts for you and your pooch!

Want to look positively precious with your dog? Just follow these instructions to enter to win two Skout-Muttville raglan shirts – one for you and one for your doggie pal!

  • You must have a Skout account. You can join Skout here:
  • Post a photo of you and your dog on Buzz, tagged #K9Kisses.
  • Skout will choose our favorite photo and award the winner two Skout-Muttville shirts — you and your dog can be twinsies!
You could win a shirt for yourself and a matching shirt for your dog!

You could win a shirt for yourself and a matching shirt for your dog!


CHEERS TO MUTTVILLE!

In honor of International Kissing Day, our resident mixologist Mikey concocted a few mutt-themed cocktails to celebrate our partnership with Muttville senior dog rescue. Cheers to the weekend, everyone! Enjoy these one-of-a-kind libations.

Muttville Manhattan

Muttville Manhattan

MUTTVILLE MANHATTAN
2 teaspoons Black Dog Scotch Whisky
2 ounces bourbon
.75 ounces sweet vermouth
.25 ounces Cointreau
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
Garnish: Orange peel
Directions:
Add the Scotch to a cocktail glass and swirl it to coat the interior. Pour off any excess. Combine the remaining ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well and strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Using a lit match, flame the orange peel over the drink and then drop it in.

The Hot Chihuahua

The Hot Chihuahua

THE HOT CHIHUAHUA
2 oz. Añejo tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Stray Dog

STRAY DOG
6-7 mint leaves
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. lime juice
2 oz. Dark Jamaican Rum
2 oz. ginger beer
Mint sprig
Directions:
Add mint leaves, sugar and lime juice to a Collins glass. Lightly muddle the mint. Add the rum and fill with ice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig and straw.

The Mixologist:
Michael Chisholm is the User Acquisition Manager at Skout. His knack for libation creation began a few years ago when a family friend asked him to whip up some margaritas to complement their Mexican food dinner. Though he’d had many of them over the years, he had absolutely no idea what was in margaritas or how to make them. His curiosity to learn the ingredients of a margarita sparked his love for mixology.

Happy BFF Day! Skouters Say Women, Pets Are Best Friends

Who is YOUR best friend? To celebrate National BFF Day on June 8, Skout asked our community all about their closest friendships – as well as which celebrity BFFs they like the most.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Credit: Everett Collection/Shutterstock.com.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Credit: Everett Collection/Shutterstock.com.

We’re not surprised: Men’s – and women’s! – best friends are women.

  • Nearly 40 percent of men surveyed say their best friend is a woman.
  • 66 percent of women say their best friend is a woman.

Women are more likely than men to have a best friend.

  • A whopping 90 percent of women say they have a BFF, whereas only 75 percent of men say the same.

Most people say they’re better looking than their best friend!

  • 62 percent of women and 52 percent of men think they are more attractive than their best friend.
  • 40-somethings have the most self-confidence, with 64 percent saying they are better looking than their best friend.

1 in 5 people met their best friend online.

  • 21 percent of people surveyed say they met their BFF online through social media or an app like Skout – including these Skouters!

Great friendships can endure distance.

  • Less than half (47 percent) of Skouters say they live in the same town as their best friend.
  • 24 percent of people surveyed say their best friend lives “far away.”
  • 7 percent say their best friend lives in a different country!

We’re not kitten – pets are pals too!

  • 5 percent of Skouters say their pet is most important to them.
  • The same number of people – 14 percent – say their BFF or significant other is the most important person in their lives.
  • 65 percent of Skouters say family is most important.
Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss. Credit: FashionStock.com/Shutterstock.com.

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss. Credit: FashionStock.com/Shutterstock.com.

Ben and Matt are the top celeb BFFs!

  • 27 percent of Skouters choose Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as their favorite pair of famous besties.
  • Tied for second place – with 21 percent each – are BFFs Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss as well as James Franco and Seth Rogen.
  • Garnering 10 percent each of Skouters’ votes were best friends Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell as well as Bella Thorne and Zendaya.
  • Finally, 9 percent of Skouters say their favorite BFFs are Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevigne.
Seth Rogen and James Franco with dates. Credit: s_bukley/Shutterstock.com.

Seth Rogen and James Franco with dates. Credit: s_bukley/Shutterstock.com.

This survey was conducted online last month among 3,306 Skout users in the United States.


Watch Skouters with their own BFFs:


BRAND-NEW FRIENDSHIP BADGES!

Show your besties how much they’re appreciated by giving them Skout’s new BFF badges – now available in the Gift Store. BFF badges are free Sunday and Monday! Tap here to learn how give gifts to all Skout friends. You can find the new BFF badges in the Badges category in the Gift Store!

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WIN A SHOPPING SPREE FOR YOU AND YOUR BFF!

Want to win a shopping spree for your and your best friend? Just follow these instructions to enter to win a pair of $250 H&M gift cards – one for you and one for your BFF!

  • You and your friend must each have your own Skout accounts. Aren’t Skouters yet? No problem – you can join here: http://bit.ly/1EXHusW
  • Make sure you each create a SkoutID! Tap here to learn how to make a SkoutID.
  • Post a photo of you and your friend on Buzz, tagged #BFF and include your SkoutIDs.
  • Skout will choose our favorite photo and award the winner two H&M gift cards, each worth $250!

Who’s Most Social? Tall Men, Curvy Women and More!

People from all walks of life join Skout to meet people. But who are the friendliest? We wanted to get to the nitty-gritty of what types of people are the most sociable – who engages the most with their fellow Skouters. So we dove in to our data and broke down the numbers. What we found was pleasantly surprising.

Note: The data we used for this study was compiled during a six-month period of a sample of more than 1 million people who use the Skout app in the United States. For the purposes of this study, Skout defines an online connection as a conversation initiated by one Skouter who receives at least one response from the other person. Typically, there are multiple online interactions in a Skout “connection.”

Size does matter! Tall men and short women are the most social and outgoing with online friendships.

Let’s look at the data for men: The number of online friendships men have increases with their height. Have a look at the numbers we found:

  • Short men (under 5’6”) have, on average, online connections with 11 people.
  • Men of average height (between 5’10” and 6’) have, on average, online connections with 16 people.
  • Tall men (over 6’3”) have, on average, online connections with 17 people.
Tall men have, on average, online connections with 17 people, while short women average online connections with 33 people.

Tall men have, on average, online connections with 17 people, while short women average online connections with 33 people.

On the flipside, women trend the opposite of men when it comes to height:

  • Short women – under 4’11” – average online connections with 33 people.
  • Short women who are under 5’2” average online connections with 30 people.
  • Women of average height (5’4” to 5’7”) average online connections with 28 people.
  • Tall women (over 6’) average online connections with 14 people.

Looking for a new friend? Find someone who loves sports.

Here at Skout, we ask all of our users to share what types of activities interest them – from music to movies, TV, dancing, bars, games, sports and so on. And what we learned is Skouters of both genders who say they enjoy watching or playing sports have, on average, more online connections than people who prefer other activities.

Because people who love sports are so friendly, we thought it would be useful to find out what sports they enjoy the most. So last month we surveyed 8,031 of our U.S. users to ask which sports they prefer.

The results: Women prefer volleyball, basketball and yoga. Men choose basketball, soccer and running. Notice an overlap? It’s basketball! So there you have it: Go organize a basketball game and invite some new friends to join you!

Women prefer volleyball, basketball and yoga. Men choose basketball, soccer and running.

Women prefer volleyball, basketball and yoga. Men choose basketball, soccer and running.

Curvy women are friendlier than slender women.

Women who describe themselves on Skout as “curvy” or “more to love” have, on average, more online connections than women who claim to be “petite,” “slim,” “skinny” or “slender.” Remember: An online connection is defined by Skout as a chat initiated by one person who receives a response from the other (and, typically, involves multiple exchanges). So this finding is an indication of friendliness and willingness to engage in a conversation. Over the six-month time span:

  • Women who are “curvy” or have “more to love” average online connections with 28 people.
  • Women who say they are “petite,” “slim,” “skinny” or “slender” average online connections with fewer people – just 20.
Women who are “curvy” or have “more to love” average online connections with 28 people.

Women who are “curvy” or have “more to love” average online connections with 28 people.

Strong men make for strong friendships!
Men who consider themselves “athletic” and “muscular” average more online connections connections than any other body type. Thin men have fewer online connections, and larger men have the least amount of online connections among men.

During a six-month period:

  • Men who say they are “athletic” and “muscular” average online connections with 19 people.
  • Men who claim to be “slim,” “skinny” or “slender” average online connections with 16 people.
  • Men who say they are “large,” “solid” or have “more to love” average online connections with only 14 people.
Men who say they are “athletic” and “muscular” average online connections with 19 people.

Men who say they are “athletic” and “muscular” average online connections with 19 people.

Regardless of gender, people hit their “friendly peak” in their 40s.

It’s a numbers game! Both men and women start out being quite friendly online when they are 18 to 20 years old. Once people hit their 20s, the number of new people they strike up ongoing conversations with slows down. Who knows why? Perhaps they are consumed with starting a new career or start to focus on fewer yet more meaningful relationships.

Then people’s socialness starts to pick up again in their 30s.

But something major happens when they hit their 40s – that’s when both men and women pick up the pace and start interacting with more people than they ever have before. However, once they hit 50, their sociability takes a nosedive, and they seem to retreat from online interactions.

During this six-month period, women:

  • Ages 18-20 average online connections with 14 people.
  • Ages 21-30 average online connections with 10 people.
  • Ages 31-40 average online connections with 14 people.
  • Ages 41-50 average online connections with 16 people.
  • Age 50-plus averages online interactions with 5 people.
Women ages 41 to 50 average online connections with 16 people, and men the same age range average online connections with 8 people.

Women ages 41 to 50 average online connections with 16 people, and men the same age range average online connections with 8 people.

Men’s levels of online interactions:

  • Ages 18-20 average online connections with 7 people.
  • Ages 21-30 average online connections with 6 people.
  • Ages 31-40 average online connections with 7 people.
  • Ages 41-50 average online connections with 8 people.
  • Age 50-plus averages online connections with 5 people.

Finally, watch to see which cities have the friendliest people!

How About a Bacon and Brie Grilled Cheese by George Duran and Skout?

Not going out for National Grilled Cheese Day? Impress a friend by making a spin on the traditional grilled cheese. Chef George Duran (SkoutID: ChefGeorgeDuran), host of TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off,” created an exclusive recipe just for Skout that is absolutely decadent. Bacon and brie and dark chocolate – oh my!

Dark Chocolate and Maple-Glazed Bacon Grilled Brie Sandwich recipe created exclusively for Skout by George Duran.

Dark Chocolate and Maple-Glazed Bacon Grilled Brie Sandwich recipe by George Duran created exclusively for Skout.

Dark Chocolate and Maple-Glazed Bacon Grilled Brie Sandwich

By George Duran

Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 2 sandwiches

Ingredients:
8 oz. wedge of brie cheese
6 slices of thick-cut bacon
¼ C. maple syrup
¼ C. brown sugar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 thick slices of Italian bread
Butter, room temperature

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Place brie in freezer for about 20-30 minutes until firm, then cut into ½ inch slices. Set aside.

Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Whisk maple syrup, brown sugar and mustard in a small bowl. Dunk each slice of bacon in the maple mixture and place each strip on the cookie sheet. Place in the preheated oven and cook for about 30 minutes, turning once halfway through. Cook more or less until the bacon looks crispy, but not burnt. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to crisp on a cooling rack.

Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave 2-3 minutes on high, mixing every minute, until the chocolate is fully melted.

Pre-heat a non-stick griddle or pan on low heat and spread a generous amount of butter on one side of each slice of bread. Evenly spread melted chocolate on the inner side of each bread and assemble each sandwich with 3-4 slices of brie and 3 slices of the maple bacon. Grill on each side until golden brown and brie begins to melt.

Serve immediately.

George Duran

George Duran

Tap here for more information about National Grilled Cheese Day.

Skout Celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day!

National Grilled Cheese Day is nacho ordinary holiday. On Sunday, April 12, we are actually ENCOURAGED to slice into delicious grilled cheese sandwiches! Skout asked its community members what they thought about National Grilled Cheese Day, and the results may surprise you:

  • While a grilled cheese sandwich may seem like a safe, all-American meal, 88 percent of grilled cheese fans say they are “fairly” or “very” adventurous.
  • Sixty percent of adults surveyed say they prefer a grilled cheese sandwich that mixes two types of cheeses. Only 40 percent are grilled cheese purists.
  • Eighty-one percent of people who love grilled cheese sandwiches say they have donated their time, money or food to those in need.

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  • Eighty-four percent of grilled cheese sandwich fans love to travel, compared with 78 percent of people who dislike the sandwich.
  • The most popular cheese is American (41 percent), followed by Cheddar (33 percent), Mozzarella (10 percent), Swiss (8 percent), Provolone (6 percent) and Brie (2 percent).
  • White bread is by far the most popular choice (51 percent), followed by wheat (29 percent), sourdough (13 percent), rye (4 percent) and a baguette (3 percent).
  • Forty-seven percent say they add extras to their grilled cheese sandwich, like pesto and tomato, whereas 53 percent say, “Just cheese, please!”
  • Twenty-eight percent of people who say they usually pass on a grilled cheese sandwich say that if they were to order it, they’d remove the crust. Only 10 percent of people who love grilled cheese sandwiches would remove the crust.

Tap here for Chef George Duran’s exclusive grilled cheese recipe for Skout: Dark Chocolate and Maple-Glazed Bacon Grilled Brie Sandwich!


Watch how Skout HQ serves up grilled cheese:

SKOUT AND SF-MARIN FOOD BANK TEAM UP FOR NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY

Skout is all about connections, whether it’s connecting people with new friends or connecting with our community. To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day – April 12! – Skout is partnering with our local SF-Marin Food Bank to show how we can donate – both time and money – to benefit our community.

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Did you know that 1 in 4 kids in San Francisco and Marin counties is at risk of hunger? Everyday the Food Bank provides healthy snacks to 10,000 growing kids via its Morning Snack Program.

On National Grilled Cheese Day, Skout will donate to the Food Bank every time you give a Grilled Cheese Gift to another Skouter, until we have reached our goal of providing healthy snacks for 10,000 growing kids. So please – serve up Grilled Cheese Gifts for FREE to all your Skout friends on Sunday, April 12!


Share a grilled cheese with a friend, then tap here to learn how to win an exclusive National Grilled Cheese T-shirt from Skout!


Giving away free Grilled Cheese Gifts is just one easy way for you to donate and give back to the community.

“But I don’t have a lot of money.” If you donate just $1, the Food Bank can distribute $6 worth of food to the community — enough for three meals.

“You don’t understand – I don’t have ANY money.” You can still help! Volunteer at the Food Bank or organize a food drive.

“The Food Bank seems cool, but I don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area.” Tap here to find a local food bank at which to volunteer and/or donate.

In fact, in just three hours of volunteering, Skout HQ packed 3,200 pounds of food that were delivered by the SF-Marin Food Bank to members of the community.

Skout HQ volunteers at the SF-Marin Food Bank.

Skout HQ volunteers at the SF-Marin Food Bank.

Here’s how you can help, too!

Spend Your Summer With Skout – Intern Wanted!

Hey, Skouters – do you want to work on your favorite global platform for meeting new people? Join us!

Skout is looking for a Global Friendship Ambassador to join our team as an intern for eight weeks this summer in our San Francisco office.

Our ideal intern is an energetic student who loves connecting with friends through social media and mobile apps, enjoys making new friends around the world, and is interested in gaining hands-on experience in marketing.

We will put you to work performing activities such as daily in-app chatting with Skouters around the world, dreaming up community contests, producing social content, and brainstorming new partnerships, ads and virtual gifts.

The intern will also be involved in various marketing activities, ranging from social media and community engagement to public relations and advertising.

Check out Skouter Mikaela’s (SkoutID: mikamunster) three tips for being a Global Friendship Ambassador in the video above. Do you have what it takes? Excellent – then follow the instructions below to apply!

How to Apply

  1. Create a Skout profile.
  2. Email your resume – as well as your SkoutID – to GFAI@skout.com.
  3. Post on Buzz three photos that express why you’d be a great fit at Skout. Hashtag your Buzz posts #intern so we know you’re applying to be our Global Friendship Ambassador!

Read on for full details for the Global Friendship Ambassador position:

Global Friendship Ambassador Summer Internship at Skout
Would you like to work at a fast-growing startup in San Francisco for the summer? Do you like to meet new people? Do you enjoy connecting with friends through social media and mobile apps? Is there really a job that involves these things? Yes, there is! Skout, the leading global platform for meeting new people and expanding your social circle, is offering a unique internship opportunity this summer. The Skout Global Friendship Ambassador will work closely with Skout’s marketing team as described below.

The Role:
The Global Friendship Ambassador will be involved in all moving parts of the marketing department. For eight weeks, s/he will be assisting in:

  • Community: Dream up fun community contests, work on community surveys, and chat daily with our users around the world. This is where your love for meeting new people and developing friendships comes in!
  • Public Relations: Learn how to craft creative pitch letters to press, research and build media contact lists, develop consumer survey ideas and headlines, as well as take a stab at drafting a press release.
  • Social Media: Write fun blog posts and tweets, highlight success stories from Skout’s users to share via our social channels, and assist in the production of brand videos.
  • Influencer Campaigns: Work alongside our partnerships manager to line up Skout-loving celebrities to help make Skout more visible to their audiences through Instagram, Vine and other platforms. Learn about contracts, negotiation and how to analyze campaign results.
  • Infographics: Have an artistic side you’d like to explore? Help create an infographic that not only reflects the Skout brand but will also highlight key learnings of various consumer survey results.
  • Advertising: For every advertiser on our platform, the design team is critical in delivering eye-grabbing graphics. Assist in creating banner ads, graphics and co-branded logos for Skout.
  • Skout Gifts: As part of our platform, Skout regularly designs and releases new virtual gifts for our users. The Skout Global Friendship Ambassador will help design new gifts for our Skout Gift Store.

The ideal candidates must be:

  • At least 19 years of age.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.
  • Enrolled in a four-year degree program.
  • Willing to suggest new ideas and provide constructive feedback.
  • Hungry, eager to learn and ready to have fun!

Skout, an Andreessen Horowitz backed company, is the first location-based global platform for meeting new people and expanding your social circle. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Skout community spans more than 180 countries, is available in 14 languages on iOS, Android and Windows devices and has facilitated more than 500 million connections in 2014. Since its inception in 2007, Skout has launched a number of different features including Skout Gifts, Shake-to-Chat and Skout Travel.

Skouters Score With Team Jerseys

Nothing gets the Buzz comments flowing like posting about your favorite team. Skouters are passionate about sports!

So when we asked you to post a photo to Buzz wearing your favorite team’s jersey – hashtagged #myTeam – we loved seeing all the different sports represented, from football to fútbol and everything in between.

These Skouters scored 1,000 Points for posting the winning photos on Buzz:

Mike (SkoutID mikeagustinus) loves soccer so much that he played on Valentine’s Day.
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This Skouter (SkoutID mysunset) follows the Raiders saying: Just win, baby!
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Sofia (SkoutID sofiatanvir) sports the Chelsea blues.
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Want to win Skout Points? Keep an eye out on your Skout Alerts for future hashtag contests!

The Joy of Online Friendship

Online Friends (OFs) rock, and that’s why we celebrate them on International Online Friendship Day – and every day!

With Skout you can meet people all over the world without spending money on a plane ticket.

Have a look at all the different kinds of OF possibilities:

Did you meet your OF on Skout? Please tell us at successstories@skout.com.

Happy International Online Friendship Day!

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17 International Online Friendship Day Facts

Do you have an online friend (OF) – someone with whom you chat with regularly but have never met? You’re not alone!

In honor of International Online Friendship Day, Skout asked its community members in more than 10 different countries about their OFs as well as what they consider to be the friendliest cities. Here is what we found:

Half of All Adults Have Online Friends – And 6 More #OF Facts

Technology is enabling millions of new friendships around the world, and Skout is used by millions of people across 180 countries. People can connect with new friends anytime, anywhere, and keep friendships online or make plans and meet up in person.

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10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S.

We “Skouted” the U.S. to uncover the cities with the friendliest qualities.

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Now it’s your turn – tell us about your OFs you’ve met on Skout! Please email us at successstories@skout.com.

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