This app brings up people you have passed as you go about your day-to-day business, allowing you to like or pass on the people you’ve ‘happn’d’ upon that day.
It’s similar to Tinder, but with more of a focus on geographical proximity.
Its approach is quite different to RSVP’s however, requiring you to fill out a detailed questionnaire that will let you indicate just what you’re looking for in a match.
e Harmony then uses ‘science’ to find you the matches with the highest likelihood of compatibility.
Moving on to more modern dating apps (although RSVP and e Harmony have incorporated apps, they are still far more browser-centric services), the most obvious contender is Tinder.
Tinder has a very young skew, with 50 per cent of users aged 18-24, 34 per cent aged 25-35 and only eight per cent aged 35-44.
It also has a reputation for being more of a ‘hook-up’ app than one for dating, although it has been used as both with some success, by all accounts.
Tinder operates on a quantity over quality basis, letting you swipe on and connect with a large number of users to try and find a compatible match.
This approach seems shallow and counter-productive for some, however, and a number of answering apps have emerged to fix the flaws inherent in Tinder.
happn is one of the hottest new Tinder alternatives, using a similar premise but supposedly with more success.
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