There’s a new dating app on the smartphone scene: Happn. It helps people get in touch who have actually crossed paths in real life. But does its geolocation feature present a privacy trap?
Paris may be “the city of love” – but when it comes to finding a partner, the situation in the French capital is not particularly easy. According to a recent poll, 51 percent of the Parisian population is single.
But a new dating app could change that. Happn is the most recent addition to smartphone applications like Tinder and Lovoo, which tap your Facebook profile and use geolocation to help match you up with others nearby.
But what sets Happn apart is that it populates your feed with people whom you have actually crossed paths with in real life.
Thuy-Vi, a 26-year-old from Agen who recently moved to Paris, is a Parisian single. She says it is hard to meet girls in the city. She tried using a few location-based dating apps on her smartphone – like Tinder – but says she didn’t like it.