Arguably the only good thing about taking public transportation is the possibility of locking eyes with a potential suitor and spending your entire commute thinking of ways to strike up conversation and secure that life-changing date. More often than not, this emotional whirlwind ends with zero words exchanged and you both sadly exiting at your respective stops. But what if these regular happenings had a fairytale ending? With Happn, the very first real life (free) dating app, your seemingly irrational subway Cinderella story is completely rational—seriously.
Offering what every available dating app is missing, Happn helps you discover the people you’ve crossed paths with and would like to find again. (The cutie you waited in line with at last night’s show, the babe you bumped into at the coffee shop and the hottie you casually walked past on your way to work are all fair game). The app is geolocated and uses real-time, meaning every time you cross paths with another member, their profile immediately appears on your app.
This is how it works: Every time you pass a Happn user, their profile appears on your homepage timeline in real-time; you’ll be able to see how many times you’ve crossed paths in addition to the exact time and location of your most recent encounter. (Amazing, right?) If you’re interested, you can like them with a heart, which is a secret action, meaning the other person won’t find out unless they’re also interested.
There’s no shortage of users, either. Having first launched from Paris in 2014, Happn is now present in more than 25 cities throughout the world, from London to NYC and Madrid to Milan. With a whopping five million members to date, you’re guaranteed to find that special someone without any more missed connections. We strongly suggest you delete that passé Craigslist tab, now. Happn is available on both iPhone and Android.