How to find women on Happn
Happn is a relatively new dating app. It launched in France about a year ago, and is slowly making its way around internationally. At the moment, it is available in most major cities.
What is Happn?
Happn is a dating/hook-up app in which you match with people in your area. The tagline is “find the people you’ve crossed paths with”, with potential matches showing up as you move around. You can download the app, go to the shops, and then see how many women on the app have been within 250 metres of you. You can use this app without leaving your home, though you will get more options by moving around.
Each user creates a profile, and when you encounter someone that you are interested in, you express your interest either by sending a heart or a charm. Selecting the heart is much like swiping right: if the other person also clicks the heart on your profile, you match up. Sending a charm means that the other person will see you are interested, whether they clicked the heart on your profile or not.
It is free to download the app, which is available for both Android and iOS phones. However, as a male user, there is a small cost associated with sending charms to other users.
Happn vs Tinder
The big advantage of Happn over Tinder is that it is fresh and new, and as a result, the women who are on Happn tend to be active users, rather than casual swipers with no intention of meeting up. While both Happn and Tinder have a geographical component, Happn is always within walking distance, making it easier to meet up (and ideal for casual flings).
Keeping it local
The 250 metre radius of Happn is its main selling point, though it also has some disadvantages. It is best if you are in a densely populated city, but if you are located in a spacious area, you may find that you rarely cross paths with anyone. It also means that if Happn is not popular where you live, you will not find many matches.
Use the small radius to your advantage. When you match with someone, send a message immediately. Ask to do something right away- make it something simple, like a walk in the park or meeting up for coffee. Do not keep messaging for too long, as the whole point is to bring it into real life as quickly as possible.
Don’t charm everyone
Sending plenty of charms is creepy (not to mention expensive). If you send a charm, you may find that your target is messaging you back only because she feels obliged to, not because she is genuinely interested. For best results, wait until you match. Every now and then you may feel compelled to send a charm, but see if you have any luck sending a heart to begin with.
Last word: Don’t be creepy
Now you know everything you need to get started on Happn. One final word of advice, though: don’t stalk women in real life. The app is inherently creepy, giving you the exact distance between you and an interest. If a woman is close by, you may be able to find her without having to wait for her to send a heart or charm. Do not try to find or approach her in real life until you get the signal in the app, as this will come across as super creepy.aHap
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