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Happn

happn

3.4 Version 29.11.0

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Version
29.11.0
Updated on
2024-04-30
OS ANDROID
Varies with device
Downloads
96.3M
Released on
2014-07-15
Category
Lifestyle
Developer
happn
License
Free

Happn is a location-based dating app that uniquely bridges the gap between the digital and real world. Unlike traditional dating platforms that present you with potential matches from a wider geographical area, Happn is all about connecting people who have crossed paths in real life, fostering connections between people whose lives naturally intersect.

How Happn Works

Whenever you cross paths with another Happn user, their profile appears on your app. This "crossing paths" is not metaphorical - it's determined by the users' geographical proximity within a radius of 250 meters. This gives users the chance to connect with people they may have seen at a cafe, park, or on their daily commute but didn't have the chance to interact with at the time.

Privacy and Security on Happn

While some might initially be concerned about the idea of their location being used in this way, Happn has implemented robust privacy measures. The app doesn’t record your exact location and the information about where and when you crossed paths with a user is always approximate. Furthermore, users can only interact with each other if they have both signaled interest by "liking" each other's profiles.

Unique Features of Happn

Beyond its unique matching system, Happn offers additional features to facilitate connections. The 'Hello' feature allows you to send a notification to a user, signaling your interest. The ‘CrushTime’ game is a fun feature where you guess who liked you from four profiles you've recently crossed paths with.

Happn Premium

While the basic features of Happn are free, the app also offers a premium subscription. Happn Premium offers benefits such as knowing who has liked your profile, up to 10 'Hellos' per day, and the ability to set certain privacy settings, like hiding your location at certain times.

In an age where digital interactions often feel detached from our daily lives, Happn offers a refreshing approach to online dating by facilitating connections between people who have already crossed paths. Its commitment to privacy and security, alongside its fun features and premium offerings, make Happn a compelling choice for those looking to expand their social or romantic circles.

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Rating

3.4

17650 reviews

Pros

  • You can chat with someone near you.
  • Conversation can be easier since it is people that live or hang out close to where you are.
  • Fake accounts aren’t as common as in other similar apps.

Cons

  • Since it is people that are near you, it is important to think about safety first.
  • In small towns it might be difficult to find a match.
  • You can only be matched to people that live around you, people that live far away are out of the picture.
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