Usability 6/10 
Design 7/10 
Huge Database 2/10 
Spam Defense 2/10 
Scam Defense 3/10 
Fake Profiles Protection 3/10 
Security 5/10 
Interests Matching 1/10 
Values Matching 0/10 
Psychological Matching 0/10 
Smart Matching 0/10 
Quick Match 8/10 
People Search 6/10 
Service Guarantee 0/10 
Interesting Features 3/10 
Support 3/10 

Another geolocation-based app aimed at meeting people you’ve crossed paths with in real life. Happn uses GPS tracking to monitor its members and notifies them when they walk across one another.  Users can like each other, though it remains secret until liking is mutual. And only in this case you are allowed to start a conversation, which can make you wait for too long before finally getting in touch with your crush.

Pros:

  • mutual opt-in style of meeting
  • localization privacy.

Cons:

  • little chance of coming across another user
  • duplicated matches
  • can’t start a conversation without mutual liking
  • incorrect notification service.
251 Comments
  1. datanerd0313

    Annoyingly buggy
    Good concept but so far just awful in terms if bugs. Preferences and photos don’t save. Right now the app is crashing all the time. Was not ready to be released or there’s server capacity issues after the SFist article.

  2. rendall2005

    Keeps shutting down
    Please fix this

  3. SomeRandomDJ

    Pay for messages? Stupid
    Horrible design. Pay to message people? This isn’t 2004.

  4. Ansiblealpha

    Crashes upon loading
    I can’t even open the app because it crashes every time I try to load it

  5. Loveleigal

    Someone is using my number!
    Apparently someone who has a profile is using my cell number to give out to people. I don’t even have a happn account (Just made one to do a review) I’ve never heard of happn until this person was texting claiming he’s been chatting with me. He sent me screenshots of the girl named Michelle” who is using my number. Very upset!!”

  6. Jj1121777

    Doesn’t work well
    Not a good app, buggy

  7. PhilBrandn

    Horrible
    There’s literally no one on this app. Tinder is way better.

  8. Groovecatcher

    Chat Not Working
    I get lots of error” messages.”

  9. Matt Rio

    Stop working
    Since last week, even updated today, nothing more works. The refresh has stopped to work and has no more new girls around.

  10. Jorakae

    Only Facebook Login = Delete
    You say you won’t post anything or use my data. So, why would you need access to it then?

  11. D a f n e

    Crashes a lot
    Since downloading this version, I haven’t been able to open the app.

  12. Medicine_man_adam

    Ehhhh, poor execution
    Interesting idea, in fact I love the idea. The execution is a little poor and the app glitchy. Days later shows me crossing paths with people at a location I haven’t been at in over a day. I have logged off a few (5 times) only to not be able to re-log in without the app crashing… And unable to get back into the app without a re-install. Updated to the new version today 3/24/15 now nothing works… Error messages with every attempt to do anything in the app, two re-installs give same result.

  13. Maggy19

    Interesting idea but…
    Pro: It’s an interesting idea Cons: Notifications occasionally happen; I can’t see any of the messages that I have received (oh wait, I finally received one OVER 24 HOURS later); names of people who have supposedly sent me a message don’t even move to the top of the list nor do people I just matched with until a long time later. Please fix this!!! Soon :]

  14. mnrockclimber

    Too few users
    So I’ve been working at the Minnesota State Fair. It’s a 12 day event that draws something like a 400 thousand people a day. Not once have I crossed paths with a Happn user. You’d think at least one person in the giant crowds concentrated into less than 300 acres would have the app. How close do you have to be to get notified? Cool idea, but with no users it’s worthless.

  15. Gaudi_1985

    App crashes when launched
    Notifications still come through but can’t launch app

  16. Hackacha

    Not a a single match
    I heart anyone I cross paths with and I haven’t gotten a single like back … Better than tinder though where if someone does like you it happens to be a fake profile

  17. Blaqkie

    This new version is practically unusable
    Any time I try to use any function of the application that connects to the internet, I get an unknown error occurred” notification. I restarted my phone and the application but I still cannot use it properly.”

  18. Armani

    Needs work
    Come on we need something like tinder but better

  19. John.M.Perez

    Need more ways to earn stars
    Give us other ways instead of buying

  20. Adrian69690

    Can’t share! Big iphone bug it seems
    Could be cool once everyone downloads and shares with friends. But that’s the problem.. I try to share from the app home screen on my iphone 5 and it crashes EVERY SINGLE TIME. Very disappointing. Hope it gets fixed soon.

  21. 3602053355

    Crashing
    App keeps crashing. Please fix.

  22. Ryan-chicken butcher

    Really good idea
    The bug you supposedly fixed is not fixed. Will add more stars when the app works properly. Still crashes when I open it

  23. Lothios

    Needs some work
    Communication and interaction needs lots of work. Concept is good…..

  24. Runswithpremise

    Conceptually broken
    The app should just show guys who liked them with option to actively partake. Charge premium for it if you must. This dating app along with many others don’t address the issue of skewed participant ratios. Females are more likely to strike a match than males. There’s a 500 to 1 ratio if not more. Average guy has no business on it.

  25. Happnsucks

    What a nightmare
    The update killed all my conversations and resent every message I had already sent again. Real nice guys.

  26. Diaz2296

    Great concept…BUT!!
    1)needs filtering system( # of people you come across becomes overwhelming)would be nice to separate btw people you’ve already liked, those you’ve passed by more than once and the 1st timers 2)charm”needs to be repositioned(charm can be often tapped by mistake) 3)there’s not a section for common interests on the profile as it’s advertised on the AppStore. 4)needs the option to add more columns”

  27. JS3MTA3

    Doesn’t work
    Won’t connect to the Internet. Fake reviews. Obnoxious ads. Two thumbs down. If I could give zero stars I would.

  28. synister69

    Can’t upload photos
    Photos I choose don’t save in my profile.

  29. swdii

    Ew, no thanks
    If I see someone I like ill just go say hi, using this app will make it awkward as hell

  30. RAYday75588933568453

    Doesn’t work
    I’ve had it for a few days and had 0 matches

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