Happn – Find the people you’ve crossed paths with
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Happn goes one step beyond: When you open it on your phone, you're greeted by a collection of other users with whom you've physically crossed paths with throughout your day.
When browsing Happn, you can see a timeline of every Happn user you’ve been near in the last few days, ranked chronologically and by the total time you’ve been around them. If you see someone you like, you can “heart” them secretly to indicate interest, but they won’t be notified — you’re only matched up if you both independently “heart” each other.
If you want to be a bit bolder and ensure that person knows you’re interested, you can send them a “charm,” which is essentially a push notification with a guaranteed delivery that costs between 10 and 20 cents.
HAPPN, how does it work?
1. Every time you cross paths with someone in real life, their profile shows up on your timeline!
2. You can check out the profiles on the timeline whenever you want. You’ll be able to see the number of times you’ve crossed paths with someone, as well as the time and place of your last encounter.
3. There’s someone you like? Like them secretly: they won’t find out… unless the interest is mutual! But you can also choose to be noticed by sending a Say Hi.
4. And when you’ve both liked each other, you have a Crush, which allows you to start a conversation.
“There is a big difference between the past and the present in terms of romance,” Rappaport said. “We are not offering people the ability to only make love, because in the past it was just a huge lie — there is no algorithm that makes finding your love because you checked the right boxes with someone else. We just provide people the ability to meet each other . You can only meet the people who are around you at the right time, at the same time, like you. It’s very easy, simple in fact. People need a simple app to help them in their own life, that’s all.”