This is either a great idea that will finally break down the old barriers of online dating misery or else it's just a GPS version of Craigslist's "Missed Connections". The system hooks you up not by algorithms but by how many times you cross paths with other Happn members in a given public area.
This app was launched in Paris (a great walking city) and was launched earlier this year in New York City (another great city where people walk everywhere). So what do you do if you live in Nebraska? OK, that's a dumb question, but how will it work in L.A. or Houston? Not walking cities. Track people by where they are sitting on the freeway? Nonetheless, the CEO of Happn says they expect to have a membership of 50,000,000 by the end of this year. They must be expanding to Tokyo and Beijing with that kind of optimistic projection.
If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl as it seems to be getting great ratings from the usual online dating guru suspects. We'd love to hear about any personal stories from those who have tried this new dating app.