Thank you Christian Wiklund for inventing the social media app Skout. I met the love of my life on this social networking site. After a horrible stunt at eHarmony.com, I decided that I wasn’t cut out for the online dating world. Surfing the web one night I saw an advertisement for an app called Skout. It’s not been around all that long, just about 7 years, but it had millions of users. I am a big social media on zendesk.com buff as it is, but I wasn’t looking for love online. Rather, I would want someone to talk to and share the troubles and victories of my day with.
I signed up for my free account and met some cool people. Since I live in New York City, the sky is the limit when it comes to meeting people. I know there are many fish in this sea, but, however it seems that no one was nibbling on my pole. I do work a great deal and this puts a big clamp on how much free time I have for socializing. So, the first thing that I did when I signed up was creating my wall and put what I wanted and didn’t want from a relationship. I was brutally honest and put it out there. My pictures were not the most flattering. I figured someone should see the real me, curlers, no makeup and all. I was tired of all the fakery behind social media and online dating sites. I figure if they expect less they will be excited when they meet me in person.
Frank was tall, dark and handsome. He swept me off my feet online in an instant. He was from the same background and had similar interests. What was a small conversation at first turned into about 3 hours every night. This December, Frank and I are getting married. He lives in Connecticut and commutes to the city to work. I live in NYC and long to live outside the rat race. I can’t wait to walk down the aisle and have my fairy tale come true. I have Skout to thank for this.
Skout is not just another app that you will download to your phone and never use. It’s one that actually is addicting. I find myself checking it numerous times through the day to see if I have any new friend connections. It’s not always about love, but there is plenty of that to go around on there too. I met Frank while using the “Feature Me” section. This allows you to put your profile and picture up front and center for all to see. You have a better chance of getting noticed this way. Sure enough, I hooked my fish by using the little extras that this service provides.
Like any online dating site, you have to weed through the guppies to get to the real catch of the day, but it’s so worth it. I have met a lot of nice people along the way and would do it all again.