NYC user here. This app is just a cash mine. Users almost never match because their algorithms are set up so you basically swipe around all the people who are interested. If you do rarely match, Nobody ever responds on the app because they’re inactive due to the aforementioned algorithms. Their pricing makes no sense: 24.99 for an entry level prescription is steep for an app with little exposure. The Happn teams needs to go back to the drawing board when it comes to how they set up their business model and UX.
The app gets frozen all the time. It used to show where you cross path with a person. Now it does it when it wants. It wouldn’t open a profile of a person you’re already corresponding with. It used to be better. It’s getting less and less fun. Lack of a simple way of using it.
This app is based on a good idea, but in execution it used to be mediocre and with recent changes it’s much worse. Any dating app that’s serious about making quality connections should offer filters, like a woman choosing to only see men taller than her in her feed, and so on. There aren’t any features like this, and now you can’t even see all of the people you’ve crossed paths with unless you swipe left or right on the last one near you. If I walked by someone this morning and someone in the afternoon but don’t log in until the evening, I won’t get to see the morning one unless I swipe on the afternoon one first, which encourages half-hearted decisions, unintentional matches, etc. It means you have to waste a lot of time on this app to see who you’ve crossed paths with. What’s worse is the Crushtime game, which is still suggesting women from half way across the country that I crossed paths with a year ago or more. It shows you thumbnails of 4 people at a time and you guess which one liked you by clicking them, but that auto likes their profile, so by guessing you might get matched with someone you’re not interested in, who isn’t anywhere near your area.
A few years ago, this app was the beginning of the most powerful relationship I ever had with another human being in my life. It was never a particularly good app from a UI/UX perspective, but the basic concept was pretty neat. Recently, I re-downloaded it and found I cannot navigate more than a few screens before being nagged to buy premium. It's too much. If clicked no the first time, I'm not going to click buy the second or third time you ask me in a span of 3 minutes. Ask me again tomorrow or when I try to do something that might require a premium feature. Don't spam me in your own app, it's beyond ridiculous.
I’ve only had this app for a few hours and have already encountered a safety issue. As I was walking back from the store earlier a man followed me all the way home and left on his bike after seeing my father waiting for me outside. I just got a notification from the app that I crossed paths with this man on my street at the exact time I was being followed. I was able to block and report him but the app needs extra precautions to prevent this from happening.
I joined for the six month premium service near 4 months previous for only $89.95! I normally don’t pay for premium services because from paid to not paid most of the time isn’t much different. There are some apps you pay monthly if you want to send or read messages. Well with this apps Premium subscription you get to send a Hello! Wow! Fantastic, no message only a hello and the girl that appears in the add was in “my area for weeks so the app made appear. I’ve never met anyone on this app. Most apps I’ll turn off not to be rude and continue to get invites that either I’m not interested or I have plenty of work to catch up on. Today I received my 3rd crush!!! The first two don’t count because they were fake like most profiles on the app. But the most annoying part? My first two “crush” were from my stalking girlfriend from the previous winter. That was great to help me continue to build my stalking evidence documents. Today I’m so excited I’ve received my 3rd crush in five months! Yes! Whooa ... except I have many awesome friends in the LGBT community but I’m heterosexual and my preferences state the fact. My 3rd crush was from a guy. GTFOOH😆. I suggest either take a crisp $100 dollar bill and use it to light the 🔥 when camping, or at home. I too suggest you join Happn, Better yet join Happn Premium!❤️
People could find out where you live based on crossing paths with you and noting distance when you are at home and could lead to some very unsafe situations with stalking. When you sign up you get 3 hellos today say hi to people. Unless you pyramid scheme your friends into being on here, you won’t get any more, unless you pay them money, in which case you still only get 10 hellos to send to people a day. And then you have to purchase more. You can still like people, but not as easy to be noticed. You actually have to go places to look for people. I mean, that may seem obvious. But at that point, as locked down as this app is, it’s easier to just talk to the people at the places you are going, rather than being a convenient app. Especially with the price point. If you already have to do the running around, save yourself the money and trouble and just talk with people. The only way this is really convenient is if you are already running around playing Pokémon Go or whatever instead of actively looking for a date. And even then, you may be shown profiles for places you don’t frequent; just that you happened to go there one day and may not return. At that point, there are other ways to find people based on location for where you want to search. The “happen” part of Happn seems so stars-align type odds, that it barely seems like a boon to use this app. I think one would have better chances just randomly talking to most actual physical people you crossed paths with. Especially in small towns where there’s so few (or zero) people on here that it is literally impossible to cross paths with other users unless you drive to large cities, and then that seems like defeating the purpose.
Please change this new format that only allows me to see one person at a time. It’s scary sometimes what pops up on the screen, I’d like to have an option back where I could scan through or delete profiles without ever truly looking.
That you cannot turn off location when not using the app needs to be changed . This is a serious safety issue . People can know where you live based on it . Your profile is basically being fed to people who live near you or walk by your house . Use it if you want to attract a stalker or predator who live near you .
Downloaded this app a few months ago and I liked it. Each new update keeps making it worse. Don’t like this app now and am uninstalling it.