Skout - 28 Reviews

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Meet New People in a Safe and Fun Way

It works like this.

You see a photo of someone nearby who, like you, is looking to meet up with other singles. They look good, so you check out the profile - Okay! A few good pictures and some more information about themselves. Interesting. So you send this person a chat message. Maybe a simple, "Hey" or "Hello." You haven't given up your name, phone number, or location. And when you two get to chatting? You're able to break the ice, find out a little more about each other, ease into talking about what you're both looking for.

If it turns out that you're both looking for the same thing? You can trade numbers. Talk on the phone. And possibly meet up.

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  • May 14, 2012 Skout is growing like crazy
    Skout, a mobile application for flirting and dating, is growing like crazy. But Christian Wikilund, Skout's CEO, has much higher aspirations than just a dating app ? he wants to build a global network on the scale of Facebook and Twitter. Right now, it looks like he's on doing a good job ? Skout is adding 50,000 new users on the app every single day. Read more

Skout reviews (28):

Skout - Horrible by design


I've heard of Skout and I added the app. It impressed me in so many ways, all bad.

First, most (50%+) of the profiles are fake/overseas/Asian looking for love. I can't quite say I've ever seen so many fake profiles in one site. Take all of the fake profiles currently on match, OK Cupid and plenty of fish and combine them. You are then getting close to Skout.

Second, locations are all deceptive. I'm in Missouri and it listed me as being in Houston. No way to fix that I can see either. Half of the "local" profiles (my preferences were set for my town) were in Independence, KS, 220 miles away. Independence is a small town so the entire town must be Asian fake females or something is seriously amiss here. There were also a number of women from Doolittle, MO, which would mean every woman from that town was also on the site.

Third, I've been bombarded with chat requests from the Independence KS and other far away places crowd. They're all totally hot, 32 and have 2 pictures. A pattern? That has to be created by the site because they are remarkably consistent.

Fourth, there are a few really nice local people on there, maybe 20% of the real profiles. The other 80% are the oddest collection of people I have seen. I'm a seasoned online dater and this group is completely not what I am looking for. Take the worst profiles from POF for my tastes and put them all in one place.

Skout is ridiculous and a waste of time. I spent 80% of my time sorting through fake profiles, 10% abhorred by the real people there and 10% doing something productive. The site has to be this way by design from the developers. They clearly want the fake profiles and ads or are completely oblivious to it. I'm not sure which is worse?

It's free and as interesting as a car crash on the side of the road.

50%+ fake profiles, spammers contacting you, misleading locations and general nonsense.

Timbo does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family

Skout - criminals


I think Skout is a dangerous site to join. I do believe they are involved and assisting the scam artist. They scam artist create an artificial idea that Skout is an active and healthy place to participate when in fact its numbers of real users are very small. However to get advertising dollars they can claim larger numbers with the thousands of fakes and bots. Lots of victims have been taken for money. Skout legally considers itself not responsible. Legally it may be true. But if you own a company and are hosting thieves and do nothing about it you are guilty of the crime by association. Skout bans and kicks out people who complain about the scammers. Skout is doing what many do when the heats on and their under suspicion. Open a new company and new name with a new face hoping to draw new victims. The behaviour of the software alone and some of the advertising scams that highjack emails are telling of their involvement. I would not trust them whatsoever. If you insist on going there create a safe email account.

Ya can meet a few decent folk after wading thru thousands of phony accounts.

ID theft. Risk to bank account. The scammers are looking to get you into a place they can interact and get your IP. They insist on sharing pics and such. Literally hundreds per day attack and bombard you with request.

Don Regis does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family

Skout - cheap wannabe sex site


I was on that site for a day, messaged girls who were part time cam sex models, damn near got extorted by one.



David does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family

Skout - Unknown Origins


I am a decent looking older woman who has received so many proposals it's ridiculous. The latest was from a guy from a foreign country.
Somehow I am looking for our chats today and can't find him. COULD THE PROBLEM BE THAT WITH ALL THE BROWSERS Chrome, Safari, Firefox I have lost him in the shuffle. I made the Mistake of going to SKOUT on my computer as well . Somehow I have more than one profile on SKOUT and there is only one of me. Now I can't find him but we had a nice long convo on SKOUT yesterday on my phone and he on a Phone as well, but not IPhone like myself.

accessible from everywhere Safari, Mozilla, Firefox, Chrome.

Too many browsers can access this site and they each demand you set up a profile. Therefore I have at least 3 profiles and can't figure out how to access them all. When guys talk to me they can't assume I am fake I can send a variety of real photos but I am unable to find a guy with a working webcam so it becomes a WASTE OF TIME. I only go for chat now!

Audrey oba does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family

Skout - Skout is full of scammers!


Hi everyone, I have read everyone's review and I agreed with everyone's experience. I have been on Skout for less than a month and I have met a lot of people who claimed that they live in the states but currently they are out of the country for a certain reasons. Many of them are saying that they are in "USA Army" "working on a contract in Malaysia, Africa, UK or Germany" "they are in some kind of oil business" or "they do buy and trade art work". They all have a same story line. They are all widowers and lost their wives in a "car crash" or "auto crash" or "some type of cancer" and their kids are also died in a "car crash", or their mom and dad are all passed so they are all alone. If you ask what's their name, they will write you a love letter. If you ask where are they from, they will write you a love poem. It made me feel like that they didn't really read what I typed. Instead, all their replies are like a copied and pasted message. They like to pressure you to accept their feelings toward you, they like to propose to you, they will force you to start a relationship with them right away and said that the distance is not a problem for them and they are willing to travel around the world to find their love. It's so unrealistic and it's like a TV drama. Everyone will tell you, "they're hardly come online so let's chat from Yahoo Messenger or Kik or Viber or Skype or Facebook". If I tell them that I don't use any of those then they will encourage me to open an account with them and they are free or install those apps in my phone. Some tells you that "let's talk privately" or "this site is full of scammers so let's talk in other form of chat". Some even asked for my real/full name and my home/work address so they can send me flowers and chocolate.

Honestly speaking, it is quite annoying and irritating. The funny part is, sometimes you get messages from two different people who claimed that they live in a different state but they use the same picture. How funny is that?

I have made a lot of reports to Skout and finally I got banned. I can be careless with whether I get blocked or not. I just wanted Skout to aware of those activity so no one will get hurt. Obviously, Skout didn't care for my reports. I just wish people won't lose their hard earned money over those cold blooded scammers.

If anyone reads my review, please stay safe and don't believe what people tells you and never reveal your personal information and do not send money to anyone. If it sounds to good to be true then most likely, it's a scam.

None. If you are really bored then you can sign up to kill some time and have fun but I doubt you can because of those scammers. Scammers are very pushy and full of nonsense. They are like a virus.

Skout, if you don't care for the reports that people made then sooner or later your website will be flooded with full of scammers. I bet in the near future, the scammers will scam the scammers since there will be no real people on Skout.

Estee does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family

Skout - Um..Gangsters


I like all types of people. But tit seems that everyone who messages me on here is just out of prison,affiliated, or is looking for a cougar or sugar momma. Its fun to chat, haven't met anyone of relationship quality yet.

If you are a decent looking woman it feeds your ego.

See above.

Casey does recommend Skout to friends/family

Skout - Simplistic and violates privacy


I signed up for all of one day because I found that this program is a little too simple in that there are no useful options for setting the location of a search (or if there are, they're too hard to find, which is basically the same thing), and your location setting is extracted from your phone or pc hardware and can't be edited (or if it can, no one seems to know how). What this means is that when you sign on, your profile location is set (and displayed) as your current location, which is basically like having a tracking device on you that tells everyone exactly where you are. That's too much of a violation of my privacy for my taste. It also makes it impossible to look for people to chat with who live near you (as opposed to where you currently are) when you're traveling away from your local area. Skout can still be a good way to meet people but you have to consider its limitations and be careful about what information it broadcasts.

Also, I couldn't find any kind of reasonable help on either the phone app or website versions of Skout, so if you have any questions you have to rely on an internet search, which isn't much help at all.

Not well documented/no instructions on how to use it.
No way to edit or set a permanent or default location.
Location displayed in your profile tracks your actual location and tells everyone where you are.
Search for other profiles is set by your current location, and can't be set to a different one (or to your home area if you're out of town).

Jared does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family

Skout - fuck scout


Skout is a rip off fuck them

jesse does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family



This app is horrid. A bunch of lonely freaks using fake profiles telling you they love you theyll treat you right lets meet for coffee. Uh lets not then sometimes u block them and they come back with a new profile! Its unreal and its mostly just for entertainment. If you want a good laugh sign up if you want the real deal pay for eharmony.

Its pretty funny

Loser, creeps, stalkers, potential rapists

MARIE ANTO does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family

Skout - All scammers


Nearly everyone on here is out to scam people. Men pretending they are soldiers in Afghanistan and contractors working in Ghana. Everyone says they are from the States but their english is broken. tTey write you lots of love peoms. Ladies they are all after money do not fall for their scams. Their photos are of very good looking men but its not them Please Please dont fall for them Skout needs to look into this.

debbie does NOT recommend Skout to friends/family

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