I'm working on a social app that helps users tap into their friends and our community to get fast feedback before making apparel and accessory purchases online. Right now, I'm revamping the site and am trying to find a way to help users discover other people on the site that they may want to follow or otherwise engage with.
While the site used to mainly allow discovery via searchable profile elements (e.g. Brands, Retailers), I wanted to do more. To that point, I created an "All Users" 'filter' on the network page in addition to the "Following" and "Followers" filters, but now I think it's not the best idea as I don't want to turn people off to using my site while it's still relatively new by having them see a really low 'all users' number.
Might anyone have any suggestions for how I might be able to tweak this filter to make it better? Other ideas that scrap it and take a new approach also welcome.