Have you been making any online friends recently? Recent surveys from the online dating group, Skout, indicate that as much as 75 percent of their user base has at least one friend online. The survey was part of international online friends day, which is a newer holiday that celebrates making friends across the web. Have you ever tried making friends with people in other countries through online social media or dating sites? Skout is a pretty easy way to meet people like this.
Skout combines social media with the prospect of matchmaking. It doesn’t have to be used for dating. The application is available on mostly every smart phone or similar device, and it can be used to build a variety of friendships apart from dating or romantic relationships. It is pretty easy to use Skout. Setting up a profile on their system takes a matter of minutes. I would recommend revisiting your profile to update it from time to time, or you can skip some of it until you think of something more thoughtful.
The Skout profile contains a user’s basic information. It shows other users how old your are, what city you are in, what gender you identify as, what you are interested in finding on Skout. I have noticed a lot of people on Skout to make friends. It’s kind of a nice feeling because you get messages from someone who is usually from a different country, so you get to hear about what life is like in their country. It’s a great way to expose yourself to different cultures.
The survey that Skout conducted with its users also had another interesting statistic that came from it. Apparently, over 85 percent of the users who have an online friend would be interested in meeting their friends in real life. It is interesting how we become close with people over the internet. If you decide to pursue meeting someone as a friend or in a romantic way, always be smart and safe about your meetings.
If you are interested in reading more about Skout or the survey that they recently conducted, here is a link to an article written on PR Newswire’s website.