Skout Users Love Being Kind

SKOUT is an amazing app that makes it easy for users to connect with people from all over the world. In an effort to see how people truly feel about random acts of kindness, Skout surveyed 2,700 of its users.

Though most people admit to having an extremely busy life, 51 percent of college students surveyed said they perform a random act of kindness everyday. That’s pretty amazing. Especially when you consider 93 percent said they have done something kind for a complete stranger. This according to an article posted on Uloop.com.

Besides asking how many students had performed a random act of kindness, the survey also asked each student to rank their top 10 acts of kindness. The results are as follows:

#1 – Paying it forward through the drive thru.
#2 – Thanking someone for being a friend via text message.
#3 – Hugging a friend for no reason.
#4 – Leaving a very generous tip.
#5 – Filling up the gas tank after borrowing a friends car.
#6 – Writing a nice message on a piece of paper and placing it somewhere anyone could find it.
#7 – Dropping some spare change in the charity box at the local grocery store.
#8 – Holding the door open for someone.
#9 – Buying flowers or chocolate for someone who would really appreciate it.
#10 – Taking flowers to the nursing home and delivering them to someone who doesn’t get a lot of visitors.

Please know these are ranked in order of most meaningful to least meaningful among those who were surveyed.

This survey was done in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week which took place February 15-20, 2016.

The SKOUT employees got in on the fun by holding a food drive and performing random acts of kindness throughout the San Francisco area.

Though Random Acts of Kindness Week has come and gone, let’s try to make this an everyday thing. Being kind doesn’t take a lot. A simple hello with a smile on your face can do more good than you realize.

So the next time you are walking down the street, instead of texting on your phone or allowing yourself to be distracted by something that doesn’t really matter, hold your head up and greet those around you. You might just make someones day.

A Social Approach to Online Dating

Dating in general can be a mix of excitement and frustration, even in the best of circumstances. Online dating typically makes dating an even more complicated process. Members of online dating sites often relate how difficult it is to meet genuinely nice people who also happen to share the same interests. Frustrating experiences with dating apps and websites often lead singles to believe they may never really find that special someone. There are hundreds of dating apps out there that connect people all over the world with just a smartphone or a computer with an internet connection and sadly, most of them seem to be the same. Some sites even lure daters with promises of compatibility and even eventual marriage, though these often turn out to be nothing more than empty promises.

Most modern dating apps and websites were not designed to help singles genuinely get to know each other nor do they take into consideration common shared interests among their subscribers. All too often, typical dating sites become more about finding Mr. Right Now instead of finding Mr. Right. Then there is the ongoing problem of not truly knowing who is on the opposite end of the app and the risk of an unexpected surprise on the first date. These dating situations can be disheartening to even the most savvy dater.

With so many dating sites popping up, it is often hard to tell them apart since they all essentially serve the same purpose – to connect people with each other. The Skout app is more than just a dating app and it takes a unique approach to dating in an effort to shift how online dating is viewed. The Skout mobile application features a blog with helpful dating advice from real people, uses social interaction as an integral part of the dating process and encourages meet-ups among members. The Skout user base spans the globe and each member has access to thousands of people in dozens of countries.

Skout’s user interface allows users to integrate their work and social contacts in addition to their Skout contacts, which makes an interesting mix of the comfortable and familiar with new and unknown. Subscribers are connected to people with the same shared interests and frequently meet up for social activities, fostering strong friendships and relationships in general. Skout was developed in 2007 and has continuously grown thanks to their commitment to their loyal subscribers who consistently give the Skout mobile app rave reviews.