1 – Skout
Young people have been enamored with Skout for its’ resemblance of social networking. Every user has a profile with pictures and a feed that they may update with their thoughts. It reminds them of social networking sites such as Facebook. However, it has a unique feature that has been the allure of many young people. It is designed specifically to be used for flirting, and even styled a flirting app. Skout will classify each user based on their peer group, which looks at factors such as age and location. When somebody new who might be a potential match joins the Skout community, the user will receive a notification. Putting them in touch with everyone in their age group who lives near them will optimize their chances of finding that ideal match.
Some may raise the question of safety. What about older men? Will they have access to younger girls? Since Skout has the unique feature of putting everybody in a peer group, older individuals will not be in that same group. Further, there is a teens-only section that is moderated fairly well, keeping older individuals away and allowing teens to mingle freely and in peace. One can understand why so many young people are turning to Skout to meet new people.
2 – Tinder
People like Tinder for two reasons. First, it is based on location. You are not going to see anybody who lives hundreds of miles away. You can limit your search to just your local area. Second, you have to “swipe” their photo and agree that you like them before they can message you. This means that if you do not like somebody, they cannot message you. Definitely a good choice to keep away weirdos.
3 – Plenty of Fish
Since POF is one of the most popular free dating sites, there are a lot of options. However, there are also a lot of weirdos and perverts. Someone could have success on POF, but they need to approach with wisdom and caution. Plenty of Fish also has a lot of great features, but unfortunately, they have monetized their site and blocked a lot of these features from free accounts. But the free accounts can still send and receive messages and view profiles.