18 Wednesday 18th June 2014
Hey, single folks! Remember all these times you’ve seen a handsome stranger running for a bus or cycling past you? All these times you missed your chance to talk to a person who was too busy to meet your eyes? Just when you thought there were no new ways to hook up with strangers you fancy, along comes happn.
What happn does differently is to connect you to people whose path you’ve crossed - if you're at a party or the park or even just in the street, and others in your vicinity also have the app they will pop up on your screen. Working in real-time using something called “hyper-locality” and immediate proximity, you can find potential crushes you've actually crossed paths with. Go about your day, then check out the profiles of people you have encountered and where you've encountered them while you've been running your errands.
Like them? Remember them? Secretly ‘like’ them and if they return the gesture you’ll get a ‘crush’ notification and can start chatting.
Don't worry though, no one will know where you are – only the place where you crossed paths is saved, it’s impossible to follow anyone – and blocking is always available for users who have second thoughts. The app uses Facebook Connect, so profiles are legit, but obviously your data isn't shared either.
Good clean fun all round. Make it happn!
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