happn celebrates 1 million users!
Since its launch earlier this year, happn, a cool new app fresh out of Paris, has been taking New York by storm. The app helps you find the people you’ve crossed paths with, providing a solution to all those missed encounters. After barely ten months of connecting people around the world, the app has already reached 1 million users and to celebrate we caught up with Jenna, one of the app’s many success stories hailing from the Big Apple.
Jenna, who downloaded happn when it was introduced in New York last September, explains how she took her chance on happn and hasn’t looked back since:
“After a week of chatting with Tom on the app, we had our first date. We were both quite nervous at first, but the chemistry was there. After years of dating websites, speed dating and any other dating stuff I’ve tried, I’ve finally found someone who’s perfect for me. The funny thing is that he’s also been living on Bedford Avenue for years, two blocks away! We found out we both party at Output – how come we’d never met? If it wasn’t for I would never have found this absolute gem of a human being!”
Launched in Paris early 2014 and in New York in September, happn is now also present in London, Madrid, Barcelona and Berlin, and is currently launching in Chicago, Los Angeles and Sydney.
The app is geolocated and uses real-time to reflect your real-life interactions: every time you cross paths with another member, their profile immediately appears on your app’s timeline. If you find your handsome stranger again, you just need to press the ‘Heart’ button for a secret Like, or to send a ‘Charm’ to make sure they notice you. If you both like each other, you can start a conversation and see if your paths crossed for a good reason…
Jenna and Tom couldn’t agree more:
The location based feature of the app is pretty cool – we are both based in Brooklyn, we both work in Brooklyn, we pretty much have the same lifestyle, so it’s definitely a plus to be able to meet someone local.
happn also gives you the opportunity to discover the interesting people you keep bumping into every day. The app tells you how many times you’ve crossed someone’s path before and also where your last encounter was thanks to a little map on every profile. Who knows… Some of these people could become characters in your story too.