Do you feel that you have crossed paths with your soulmate but did not get the chance to start a conversation? With its mission of reconciling missed connections, Happn aims to help you out.
Released in , Happn is a location-based online dating mobile application that connects members who are geographically close to each other– particularly, those who have passed by each other already. With over 50 million users worldwide, the dating app matches members who have crossed paths in real life within the 250-meter proximity.
It is a free app that can be downloaded by iOS, Android or Windows users. However, to fully utilise its functions, you must subscribe to their premium membership.
Although sometimes dubbed as the “new Tinder,” Happn is different in several ways. Check out below and see what we found out about this dating app.
Happn Member Structure
- Records over 420,000 monthly visitors globally
- Top visitors are mostly from the United States, the United Kingdom, and India
- Males slightly outnumber females
- Most users are 25-34 years old
- Majority of the members access the website via mobile
As a global platform, Happn is active in several countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, France, Netherlands, and Argentina.
In terms of age group, the majority belongs to the 25-34 age range. Still, figures show that there’s quite a balanced ratio for the rest of the groups. From the youth to the matured, and senior users, Happn caters to all.
Gender-wise, males outnumber females by a slight margin. Although it would have been preferable to have an equal ratio, it’s still very likely to find the man or woman of your dreams with this location-based app.
Happn Age Range and Age Distribution
Signing Up at Happn
There are two easy ways to create your account with Happn. You may link it to your Facebook account or register through your mobile number. With just a few information, you will be able to sign up.
These include your name, date of birth, and gender. Other data about your work, education and a description of yourself will also be asked but are not required. Before you can proceed, you will need to identify whether you want to cross paths with men, women or both.
After creating your account, you may already use your account’s full functionality. Unlike other dating apps, Happn does not hold new accounts for verification and approval.
Making Contact on Happn
Happn shows your matches based on the proximity and preferences you have set. Unlike other apps, Happn does not have a search function. Instead, it shows your matches based on the identified criteria– proximity and preferences of the user.
For security purposes, you can only send likes to other members. You may not message them unless they also send you a ‘like’. This ensures that members only get to chat with people that they are interested in. Once two members send a like to each other, those members get a “crush” which is similar to a match.
To shorten the process, you can view other members who sent you a ‘like’. In that case, you may get a “crush” and send a message instantly. This can be availed through a premium subscription.
‘Hello’ is another feature to connect with other members. Unlike the Like function, Hello is not a secret action. A member can send a Hello to anyone that appears on their timeline and let them know that they want to start a conversation. It also has a new video call feature that is free to use as long as you don’t exceed using it for five minutes.
Happn Profile Quality
There is not much to see on a member’s profile. Happn will only show a few information– your picture, name, age, gender, work and education, last active date, distance and a description of yourself. If you purchase a premium, you will be able to hide some of this information. You may upload up to nine photos to your account directly or by syncing your photos from your Facebook or Instagram account.
Providing useful information and photos that reflect your personality and interests are helpful for other members to know you more, and probably, like you. Unlike Tinder, which makes use of the swipe function, Happn does not require members to decide whether to like your match or not immediately. Other users have the chance to browse your profile first, so make sure you have a good one.
Although the app does not verify accounts, which makes ultimately leads to higher risk of running into fake accounts, users are allowed to report or block suspicious accounts for their privacy and safety.
If you are concerned about privacy, you may stop the Happn app from tracking for a certain time by turning on the “Invisibility Mode” with a premium subscription. However, unlike Tinder Places, there is no option for the users to block certain places such as your home, office or gym, which is inadvisable for safety purposes.
Nevertheless, you have the choice to schedule invisibility when you do not want to cross paths with other members. Pausing your account is another option, but your crushes will no longer be able to track you and see your messages.
Happn Real Life Review
“Maybe it’s because I don’t live in a big and bustling city, but the conversations I had at Happn rarely followed through with a date. We just talk and naturally drift off without even meeting each other. And since I don’t have plenty of options, I usually wait for days before I get in touch with a new girl.”- Jay, 28