Skout, the global app that enables you to meet new people and widen your friend circle, had a recent survey of approximately 23,000 people around the world to discover recent trends in online friendship.
The main take home message from Skout’s online friendship survey include: A major percentage of people have an online friend they’ve never met in life. Most people boast of five online friends! 83% say that they would prefer to meet their online friends in real life someday.
Online friendships persist across the globe. Mobile phones make it more convenient to develop online friendships. A major percentage of Americans surveyed say that they communicate with their online friends via mobile phone (vs. a computer), and 59% say they communicate with their online friends everyday.
Over the past few years, significant changes have taken place in the method of functioning and communication but the requirement for friendship is essentially the same and very crucial for our emotional well being,” remarks psychologist Irene S. Levine, PhD, producer of The Friendship Blog, a popular advice blog that assists people in going about with the murky waters of making and keeping friends. Online friendships can be complementary to real life friends, giving many of the same vital benefits, such as societal support and feelings of belongingness.”
Numerous journeys were taken in 2015 through Skout’s popular Travel feature, which enables users to choose a popular destination or search for a city anywhere in the world and immediately get in touch with new friends in that community. To download SKOUT for Android, iOS or Windows, or to sign up online, one should visit www.skout.com, Facebook and Twitter.
SKOUT is the most encompassing global platform for meeting acquaintances and broadening ones social circle. The SKOUT community spans numerous countries and is available in multiple languages. SKOUT is dedicated to providing a safe, reliable and convenient connection between people. The company was founded in 2007 and has its headquarters in San Francisco.