You might be pro or anti mobile dating apps but the truth is that they've simplified human relationships to the maximum extent. Amongst the most popular ones we can mention Tinder or Badoo, but there are hundreds more... and one of them is this happn - Local dating app.
Flirt based on your geolocation
This application has over 40 million users on both Android and iOS. How it works is based on our geolocation: the app detects which users have been physically near each other allowing them to say hello and like each other. In particular, it works as follows:
- Whenever you bump into someone that's signed up for the app, his or her profile will appear on your timeline. You can see if that person has been active over the last days or hours.
- On that timeline, you'll view all the profiles of the people you've encountered throughout the day. You can see when, how many times, where (not exactly but the approximate location due to confidentiality reasons), and the time.
- If you like the profile you can send a secret like that the other person won't know about unless he or she also likes you or you can send a Hi to deliver a notification which will cost you a credit.
- If you like each other, it's considered a crush so you can start talking through the chat.
There's also a CrushTime function, a sort of game that's about guessing which one of the 4 profiles you met sent you a like. It also protects your reciprocity, privacy, and user experience, preventing you from receiving messages from people you haven't liked.
One of the most spontaneous apps to meet new people.
Love at first sight
The profiles don't contain too much information. You can write a short text to introduce yourself but it's really all based on the at first sight concept, although it's always good to know something about the personality of the rest of users: you can view their Facebook profile pics since it's the social network you use to log in, and associate other social accounts of the likes of Instagram or Spotify (you can see if you share the same music tastes).
As we said before, it's quite a successful app all over the world and it's easy to come across positive opinions about how it works, its advantages, and disadvantages. So, now that you know, if you want to flirt with nearby people try downloading the APK to your smartphone. By the way, happn for PC doesn't exist, you can run it with an emulator, but there's really no sense to it.