Happn Review – A Quirky Dating App To Find The Perfect Partner

by John Santana

Suppose you are having your regular cappuccino at the restaurant and suddenly your eyes meet with that dreamy-eyed stranger. Something sparks in your mind and before you start a conversation, the moment passes. Did something similar ever happen to you and you had wished that moment to never pass? Well, now with this French Happn Dating app , you can make the magic happen.

After all, meeting new people, with similar interests has its own charm and adventure, isn’t it? With Happn app, you can now check the profile of that cute boy or girl you have just crossed your path with, notify them and even start a conversation.

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Happn –About the App

The location-based hookup app Happn was the brainchild of Didier Rappaport, Antony Cohen and Fabien Cohen with a simple question –Why go on dating websites if we meet new people in real life every day? The app came into being in 2014 and was developed and founded by FTW & Co in Paris.

Just after its launch, 40 thousand daily users embraced it followed by 10 million Happn users in the year 2016, which is a great milestone.


The app is compatible with any operating system, be it Windows or Android or iOs. It tracks the location of your phone or tablet while listing the possible matches, whom you have bumped onto or crossed path with.

Interested? Download The App Now!

With a user-friendly interface, the Happn app is easy to install and will take about 2-3 minutes on your device.

Those using Android OS or Windows OS can download the app from the same developer form Google Play Store or Windows Phone Store respectively. iOS users can download the app from iTunes store.

Now follow step-by-step –

  1. Launch Happn app
  2. Sign up using your Facebook account (to be verified that the profiles you see are verified)
  3. With your logging in, Happn will access your Facebook photos along with some personal information like date of birth, education, and workplace. Not so sure about sharing these details? You can always hide.
  4. Unlike most dating apps, Happn will let you edit and upload maximum of 9 pictures
  5. Go to ACCOUNT > My Preferences. Make necessary preference setting to see with whom your choices match!

All set! Now start exploring.

Quick facts to know about

Like most apps, Happn too comes with the Standard subscriber and Premium Subscriber option.

  • Standard Subscribers can like (or not) other’s profile, see the times and the place where they have crossed path with the selected user with the help of GPS and also set the preferences according to age or gender parameter.
  • You can secretly follow those you like, with a love option or even let them know by sending a message.
  • If you find someone’s behavior unacceptable, you can report or even block the profile.

If you have taken the dating game seriously and have become a Premium member, then you can enjoy the following benefits –

  • No ad interruption
  • Double the chance of getting crush with 2x Crush Time Games
  • Get notified about all the users who liked you, without addressing their likes
  • Send maximum 10 Charms or “Hi” messages daily to be easily discovered.
  • Hide your private information like last active time, distance and age.
  • Go “invisible” and get your profile hidden if you are not up for crossing paths with new people or be bothered by them.

How Happn makes the connection happen

Now that you have set up Happn, you will be notified about the users with whom you have crossed the path. The GPS technology will also show you the number of times you have an encounter with them along with the date and time on which it happened.


You will see a heart button on the right side of any profile, which you can tap if you like him/her. Now, if the person whom you have liked, also like you back or reciprocate, the “like” will turn into “crush”. The competition of getting noticed among hundreds is huge, so to stay in the line, you can send a “charm” for a quick response.

If you do not like the profile and do not want the profile to appear again or be bothered by them, just tap the “X” option.

Why Use Happn?

If you are still not sure about the app, let’s give you some reasons why you should use it –

  • Easy interface –The minimalistic layout for setting up an account, browsing profiles, navigating the app and other app features make it user-friendly.
  • App Sync –Linking your account with Facebook automatically syncs information about your education, job, hobbies, interests, mutual Facebook friends and the profile description where you can choose to share only as much information as you wish to share.
  • Invisible Location –The approximate location where you two have bumped into each other will be recorded. The exact location is always made invisible to maintain security.
  • Facebook Privacy –With facebook sync, you will see only the verified profiles which lessen the spam users. You will be notified about mutual friends (if any), this app will not post on facebook on your behalf.
  • Availability –Happn is accessible in languages namely English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese. The countries like US, UK, Australia, India, Canada are using this app smoothly and happily.
  • App Cost –As discussed earlier, Happn is available for free of cost. But to have a better experience or to be precise, to meet more people, you can go for the Premium version. The subscription of Premium starts monthly for $22.99 and also can be opted for monthly, half-yearly and yearly basis. The subscription cost varies country-wise.


You can also invite your like-minded friends for joining the app. With each friend of yours joining, you will earn 5 credits. You can also deselect the “auto-renewal” option to avoid being charged automatically.

Who Should Use Happn

Are you fed up of waiting for the perfect soulmate with whom your choices match? Do you feel awkward while approaching that beautiful girl on the bar counter or the cute boy standing at the bus stop? No need to worry as Happn is there to give you the opportunity of shaping your destiny.

If you are interested in connecting with people nearby your locality as traveling further is not possible, then enjoy the service of Happn to connect with that person whom you have crossed the path often but never found the guts to talk in person.

Happn is for those shy people out there, who can find a safe way to know the person, talk for some time and develop the relationship into a meaningful one.

Who Should not Use This App?

Now you might have got a clear idea of how this app will let you find the person of your choice. But as choices vary from person to person, check this space before downloading the app to see if the app will be useful to you at all.

If your choice of casual dating is sitting at home and chatting online, then this is not the app for you. Happn needs you to go out of the four walls and explore around to let the sparks happen.

If you are from a place where not many people roam in the vicinity, then the app will not be much helpful. In rural areas or countryside, the success rate of the app is much less than that in the urban side.

Pros and Cons Together

While busy cities or in an urban area, this app will let you find more people frequently, in less-crowded areas, GPS tracking will not be fruitful. Those users whom you have liked can make the connection happen and you can go out on a date with them. But some might have encountered you and no matter you have blocked them on Happn, they can still linger and create awkwardness in your daily life.

As the suggestions are given according to proximity, there is a chance that you will not be compatible regarding your interests.

Although the free experience is fun and all but the subscription fee is higher for ad-free version and a few benefits.

Not sure with Happn? There are Choices

Even after this discussion, if you feel that Happn is not so happening for you, there are other apps too –

  • Zoosk is another dating app offered in 25 languages in over 80 countries. Over 35 million users use this app that has a matchmaking algorithm for compatibility.
  • Planning to take online dating to a steamy level? AdultFriendFinder is for you to discover new people for easy sexual expression and cybersex over webcams.
  • BeNaughty is another adult hookup site for single, married or those in a relationship. Casual hookups and cybersex get a new level with this app.

Final Words

With its easy-to-use interface and safe browsing feature, Happn has some negative sides too. While shy people will find a great platform to express their feelings to someone they like or encounter frequently, those looking for at-home dating, will not find it of much fun. But as a whole, this safe and fun app will let you meet your dating partner easily.

This is all from The Absolute Dater, let us know about your experience with Happn app in the comment section below.

John Santana

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