Do you believe in meeting your soulmate just by chance or sheer luck? What if serendipity in online dating helps you find your long-time crush? This idea might give you jitters but the Happn app gives you the chance to discover people you’ve crossed paths & get the chance to know them more. Founded in 2014, by Didier Rappaport, Happn puts dating & spontaneity into work.
With bringing real-time geolocation in online dating, Happn connects you with people you must have crossed paths with proximity between 1 to 250 meters. Happn keeps track of the number of times you have crossed paths with someone every 24 hours. It is a free app & can be downloaded by Android, iOS users.
What Makes Happn Distinct From Other Apps?
Unlike other apps, Happn shows you matches based on your vicinity & preferences. You cannot search for a user. Happn shows you the matches based on the criteria set by the user. Unless the other user sends a “like” you cannot message them.
Let’s Dig In To Know More About Happn
Easy to set-up a profile via Facebook
You can sign up for Happn with Facebook or your mobile number. By providing the basic information including your work, education & description about yourself, you will be able to sign up. You need to identify whether you want to cross paths with men, women, or both.
Let your crush know what you’re up to
To make the app more fun, Happn app has a feature called “I’m free to”, you can show up what you’re currently up for the next six hours. Let the other members know that you are open to watching a movie, getting some drink, dining out, or simply taking a walk.
In-app games to lift your mood
To keep the users intrigued, Happn has an in-app game called “Crush Time”. It shows four users that you have recently crossed paths with. You will have to choose which user among the four likes you. A correct guess can get you to send a message for free & a wrong guess will lead to a like being sent to your guessed user.
Share your favorite songs with your crushes
You can synchronize Happn to your Spotify account. You can use Spotify to share songs & playlists with crushes. This can spark a conversation & you can get to know each other better through music.
Drop-in voice messages or a hello
Happn allows its users to send a voice message through the app. You can send a voice message to your crush. Another feature of Happn is ‘Hello”. Now you can let other members know that you want to talk by sending a hello. Once you sign-up, ten free Hellos are credited to your account.
Is Happn App Safe For Dating?
Some may view Happn as a stalker app since it is a location-based app. Happn guides you to people in the vicinity of 250 meters but never reveals your exact location, nor does it track any movements of its members. With a premium subscription, you get to enjoy some perks over free users. However, Happn advises its users to be vigilant & guarded while arranging a date.