If you are at all familiar with Tinder or dating websites, it's likely you are aware of the problems and the downsides of trying to meet people online. Fake profiles would likely be at the top of the list, and it seems like a problem we'll never be able to get rid of. A company from France, though, begs to differ. happn, an app recently released for iOS and Android, takes a new and innovative approach to online dating: your geolocation is used to notify you of people you've crossed paths with. Where did that come from? Well, when you see someone attractive and fun at a coffee place or an exhibition, but you realize you should've at least tried to meet the person only after you left, it makes you feel sad and disappointed. If you have ever been in that situation, and I'm sure all of us have, try happn. If you don't understand how the app would work - you launch it, go about your day, and profiles of people you've crossed paths with will pop up in your feed, so that you can "go back in time" later.
Here's how happn is pitched on the official website:
"Walking down the street, at the café, at work, at a party…
He would have liked to meet you, you would have liked to talk to him.
With happn, discover the people you’ve crossed paths with, the people you like, the people you'd like to find again!
An app completely based on reciprocity."
The app is not yet available worldwide, but the developers expect it to hit most European countries during the next 8 months.