San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2011
Millions of singles are flocking to revolutionary dating app Skout.com in hopes of securing a last minute sweetheart for Valentine's Day. The pioneers of "gps dating" have an advantage over their competition this time of year in that members of Skout are able to find and meet up with other singles in real time. Unlike traditional dating sites that require weeks of back and forth correspondance, if you haven't secured a date in time you can join Skout.com for free and find other like-minded singles based on proximity the very same day.
According to the site's Founder Christian Wiklund, Skout always sees a huge spike in traffic this time of year. "We expect 500,000 singles to connect using Skout over Valentine's Day!" In addition to the increase in traffic, Wiklund also says the amount of users going to greater lengths to meet people also increases. "The sale of extra's such as virtual gifts and Wink Bombs, which allow users to contact up to 500 singles at a time based on their specific criteria, a feature unique to Skout, nearly doubles in early February."
According to Match.com Founder Gary Kremen, "Skout is perfectly positioned to disrupt the online dating market. Skout represents what all dating companies must become to not only just remain relevant, but to survive."
Skout works by utilizing Smartphone's gps technology to locate other singles within each member's immediate area, then breaks the ice by introducing members and allowing them to flirt and meet up in real time. Skout protects members' prviacy by never revealing an exact location; only the distance between two members. On a monthly basis, over 60 million messages are exchanged, 400,000 new users sign up, and 2 million couples connect. Though Skout is most popular amongst iPhone users, Android users are catching up quickly. The average user spendsan impressive 50 minutes per day "Skouting!"
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