About Happn Dating App
The Happn Dating App, found online at Happn.fr, is a new mobile dating application which uses your proximity to people during your daily routine to suggest to you people you might like to meet.
How Does It Work?
Traditional online dating websites use a variety of different methods and criteria to attempt to connect you with people you may be interested in dating, as well as allowing people to just generally search their website to find people they think might be attractive or interesting.
The Happn Dating App takes a different approach to bringing people together, by showing you the profiles of people with whom you regularly “cross paths,” with their definition of crossing paths being coming within 1 meter to 250 meters of the other person.
When you are shown the profile of the person you have crossed paths with, you will be shown how many times you have crossed paths with them and the time and place of your last encounter. You can then choose to “Like” someone, which will remain a secret until they “Like” you back, or you can “Cross” that person off your list and you will not be alerted to their profile any longer.
You can also choose to send a person you are interested in a “Charm,” which simply alerts that person that you interested in them and are willing to speak with them privately through the mobile application if you both choose. The website promises that you can never be connected by someone you have Crossed or blocked.
At this time, this mobile application is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices, and the app will continuously track who you cross paths with, even if the app is not currently open on your device at the time you have crossed paths.
The Happn Dating App is completely free for women to use, with all features and aspects of the website included. For men, this is not exactly the case. Men are able to use this mobile application with the majority of the features completely for free, but in order for men to be able to send “Charms,” they must purchase packages of credits through their mobile App Store, and sending a Charm will cost them one credit each time.
Since this applications is European based, the package prices are given in British pounds, with 10 Credits costing 1.49£, 60 Credits costing 6.99£, 100 Credits costing 9.99£, and 300 Credits costing 21.99£. Unfortunately these prices do not include taxes, which will be applied when you purchase your package.
The Happn Dating App has an interesting approach to their Refund Policy. While they do not say that they do not provide Refunds, they do say that since customers pay for these packages through their App Store, they will need to contact their App Store if they are interested in a refund.
Unfortunately, the App Store is very unlikely to authorize a refund of your purchase unless the Charms do not work as intended, so customers should consider this before they purchase a package.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them directly to their website using the Contact Us link.
Though most people, publications, and other review sources seem enthusiastic and positive about a new free dating application, there also seems to be a general consensus about the potential cons of this app.
First and foremost, since this app only shows you the profile of people you encounter within 250 meters, which is just over 800 feet. This features makes this app very useful to people who live in largely populated areas, but not as useful for people who live in smaller areas or are less active in their daily lives, like people who work from home.
The second problem is also related to the 250 meter distance, with many people worried that many of the men on this application are trying to turn it into simply a “hook up” application and that there is not much real potential for finding people interested in relationships.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are almost innumerable online dating websites, but there are also very many online dating applications being marketed to people these days, with other well known options like Tinder, Twoo.com, the Match.com app, the FlirtsNFriends.com app, and others.
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