This time, we are going to take a look at Happn dating app and will see how it compares to popular Tinder. In the past several years there was a breakthrough in the dating industry and a large number of dating apps such as Tinder and Happn came to the market.
Happn might look just like another version of Tinder but if you actually download the app you will realize that it is quite different from Tinder.
How does Happn work?
The main idea behind Happn is that it matches users based on whether they had crossed their path with each other in real life. For example, let’s assume that you are on the bus and there is a pretty girl on the bus as well who also uses Happn. The app will let you know about the girl and will show you her profile as well as the info on whether you ever met her before. From there you will have a chance to decide if you want to like her or not. If you do like her profile and she likes you as well you will be able to chat with each other. This encounter will be saved by the app and later you will be able to find out where you met that girl and when. Additionally, to just liking profile, Happn has an option that allows you to send a girl a “charm” to get her attention. A number of “charms” you can send is limited but you will be able to purchase extra “charms” if you really need them. This way app eliminates spam and you only get the messages from people you liked.
The main difference between Happn and Tinder is that Happn will only match you with people who are less than 250-500 m away from you. Tinder, on the other hand, doesn’t have such strict distance limitations.
Advantages of Happn
The main advantage of Happn is that it allows you to meet people who have located a walking distance from you. It might be great for meeting singles during parties, concerts, neighbors or even your coworkers from the same office building. The next advantage of Happn is that you will be matched with people who follow the same routine as you and you probably will have many things in common with them (Eating at the same place, taking the same bus to work or walking or living in the same neighborhood).
Disadvantages of Happn
The main disadvantage of Happn is that if you receive some creepy message you will know that the person who sent it is probably less than 1-2 minutes away from you and it might freak out some people. Another disadvantage of Happn is that if you are looking for a relationship you will have a hard time finding the right users because most people who use Happn and Tinder are just looking to hook up and are not interested in any type of commitment. If on another hand you are actually looking to have fun and meet new people Happn might be a perfect dating app for you. Finally, since it is a new app the number of people who use Happn will vary from city to city and if you live in small town you might consider using other apps such as Tinder with the bigger user database.