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Happn app review: a new dating app that finds people with whom you've crossed paths

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Introduction

Happn is a new dating app for singles with an intriguing tagline. This iPad and iPhone dating app promises to “find the people you’ve crossed paths with.” With a tagline like that, the app was able to attract hundreds of thousands of new users within weeks after its launch in London, France, and the United States. And Happn delivers on its promise; it can actually find fellow singles within 250m radius of your location. Developed by FTW & Co, the app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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An Insider Look at Happn

For starters, Happn is a free dating application available for download on the App Store. It creates a basic dating profile for you by linking with your Facebook account. There is no need to worry about privacy because the app will never post anything on your Facebook timeline.

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After hooking up your Facebook with Happn, you can now add additional information on your dating profile including the age range and gender of singles that you want to meet.

The app will automatically track your location and will find the places you’ve been at. It will also look for other Happn users whom you’ve crossed paths with. The profiles of these users will be displayed on the app’s timeline with names, photos, professions, and age.

Happn allows you to look at the profiles of singles on your timeline. If you find someone interesting, you can like him or her by tapping the heart icon. You can only send personal messages if the person you liked also liked you back.

You can send a Charm if you want someone to notice you. Women get free Charms but the guys have to buy premium Charms when they used up their free allocations. 

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Best Features of Happn

Happn uses GPS technology to provide a pretty accurate localization service. It can track the places you’ve been at and the people you’ve crossed paths with within 250m radius.

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The app offers an easy to use interface with a clean timeline. It allows you to customize your profile in any way you want so you will look good on other people’s timelines.

Happn offers impressive privacy features. It will never broadcast your exact address and current location. You can also look at the profiles of other users and remain incognito even if you’ve already liked them. Most importantly, members cannot send private messages to you unless you liked them back.

One of the best features of Happn is the Charm tool. You can use Charm to woo other users and to let them know that you’ve liked them. 

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Offers professional design with easy-to-use tools
  • Uses GPS for accurate tracking
  • Allows you to view and like other singles
  • Offers discreet messaging system
  • Offers free Charms for women
  • With quick profile setup
  • Lots of attractive members
  • With built-in privacy protection

Cons

  • GPS quickly drains battery
  • Charms are not completely free for male members

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Final Thoughts

Happn is a unique dating app for those who live within the same community. You can use it to meet new friends and other interesting individuals. This is a must-have app for singles.

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.