Tinder vs Skout: Which one can gives you better matches?

Luca Vaccino
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One of the major differences between Tinder and Skout is in the approach each company takes to matchmaking. Tinder takes a traditional approach: the ultimate goal is straightforward and to meet someone with whom you can have a relationship. Skout, on the other hand, is more of a casual hookup option, more like Hot or Not.

With the traditional Tinder, you need users to come to you. By inviting users to join Skout and reporting your matches, you are able to reach a wider pool of people. This does mean that you have to put more effort and work in your matches.

However, in contrast to Tinder, Skout users are able to fill out a lengthy questionnaire in order to take into account whatever criteria they feel are relevant. This means that they are able to narrow down their preferences to find someone who is a great fit.

Tinder, on the other hand, is not really user-friendly. When on Skout, it’s easy to move ahead without making a single move yourself, such as by getting to know someone and asking someone out. In contrast, Tinder closes all avenues to moving forward.

More information on Tinder:

Tinder is a location-based social search app for iOS and Android that uses your Facebook account.

It can not only find people nearby but also lets you look up their Facebook profiles, including mutual friends, interests, and education.

Just like Bumble, Tinder isn’t the “mom” of dating apps. It’s one of the most lucrative and wildly popular apps on the market, as of January 2017 with over 3.5 million paid users in the US and an average of 33 million swipes each day.

Skout, launched in 2010 and now owned by Match Group, is a mobile app that focuses on friendship first, and finding romantic partners.

With over 50 million downloads, it’s among the top 10 social apps in the US and has over 85 million user accounts worldwide.

Users are allowed to sign up for an account for free and can answer short, fun questions to find more mutual friends and keep an eye out for the best matches.

While Tinder uses a photo and video-based approach, Skout uses a text-based approach.

Tinder allows you to tune in multiple times a day, increasing your opportunities to find love. Skout keeps it simpler by limiting your swipes to once every hour and by focusing on potential friendships instead of matches that could potentially lead to more.