This afternoon at DEMO 09, mobile dating / location-based social network Skout will debut a product aimed to complement its web services by bringing the concept of online dating offline, straight to thousands of bars and clubs across America.
The project was dubbed Skout OUT and essentially wants to blurs the line between online dating in the virtual and the real world by installing an interactive touch screen at 10,000 social venues (clubs, bars, etc.) all over the U.S. – starting Q2 2009 – that should help singles connect with other singles around them.
This comes right off the heels of Skout’s introduction of an iPhone application that was billed as one of the devices’ first location-based dating services.
Skout OUT will bring the startup’s LBS services to 42″ touch-screen plasma displays so people can virtually flirt with and send messages, gifts and dedicated songs to singles in their immediate vicinity that they take an interest in (including nearby venues).
I’m left wondering whatever happened to walking up to someone and offer them a drink.
Anyway, the startup will be presenting at the DEMO conference at 2:30 PM, but we got our hands on a video that shows the works: