1. Install the application
The great thing about Happn is that the application is available for all devices.
If you have an iPhone (iOS) click here to download the app from iTunes.
If you own an Android phone, click here to go to Google Play.
Or do you have a Windows Phone click here.
If in case, the Happn application is not working on your device.
Then simply reinstall it.
For more info. look at the Happn FAQ’s
Ask your question in the comment section, below this article.
You create your Happn dating profile by connecting to Facebook .
Nobody will come to know this and also Happn never post messages on your Facebook.
This is so nice for your privacy.
Unfortunately without Facebook it is not possible to use the app.
2. Set up your profile
1. Choose a gender you are interested in.
2. Select the correct age category.
The app uses the GPS of your mobile to scan which people are around.
On your timeline you see different profiles of these people …
Just like on the image on the right.
In the profile you can read how often you have been together in the neighborhood.
You will also see a map with a location where you have met roughly. You also see what photos, name, age and what work the other does.
3. You do this if you have or are not interested
1. If you no longer want to see the other person, click on the red cross.
2. It also happens (“It HAPPN”) that you would like to get in touch with someone else …
Then choose one of the following 2 options
Option 1: Find the other secretly nice with the red heart. This option is always free.
The other person does not find out … Or it must be that the interest is mutual.
Option 2: When you want him or her to receive a notification …
So that the other person is aware of your interest.
Then you press the ‘charm’ button that appears after you have liked it.
The first 10 ‘charms’ are free.
Then as a man you have to pay for credits to send ‘charms’.
10 credits are € 1.99. 60 credits are € 10.99. 100 credits are € 16.99. 250 credits are € 36.99.
4. Do you like each other then you have a ‘Crush’
When you have a ‘crush’ you have the opportunity to start a conversation with your ‘crush’.
Or to search for more fun ‘crushes’ by clicking the button later.
So far the step-by-step plan.
Then I tell a bit about my own experiences …
… where I also give you some tips at the end for a successful Happn conversation
My Happn Experiences in 2017 & 2018
It seemed cool to me to make a review of this app. So you also get a good impression of how I liked the app. First of all, I compare Happn with Tinder.
1. Happn is super local
With Tinder you have matches within a circumference between 2 kilometers and 160 kilometers.
At Happn you see people appear in your timeline that you sometimes literally walk past. Or that you see against you on the street. The standard radius is 250 meters.
So I was recently waiting at a bus stop in NewYork …
Out of boredom I went to see if I saw a beautiful woman looking at her cell phone.
On the other side of the street was a beautiful woman. I went for the fun to see if she was active on Happn.
And you might already guess …
She was indeed active and I had a ‘Crush’ with Sarah.
Unfortunately she had not seen me and the bus arrived shortly thereafter. But just the fact that I had a ‘Crush’ with her immediately aroused my interest to be more active on the app.
The following week I had a nice conversation with her. And as a cherry on the cake also a successful date. No wrong result with my first ‘Crush’ …
2. The number of times you have walked past each other
In his or her profile you can see how often you have been together in the neighborhood.
This is a statistic that is not displayed in Tinder.
This means that at Tinder you regularly have a match with random people who unfortunately live too far away.
When you have been together once or twice, it is possible that a nice ‘crush’ will result from that.
Here is something cool with this. Let me explain you with a personal experience.
I scrolled through my Happn timeline and it struck me that I had been in the neighborhood of a woman 20 times.
This meant something … That she was either my neighbor. That she worked near me. Or that her favorite cafe was nearby. I immediately sent her a ‘charm’.
After I had a ‘crush’ with (Name) …
I asked in astonishment: “How is it that we are so often together in the neighborhood?”
Said, “HAHAHAHA I am you under neighbor. I see you go to the gym early every morning. “
My ‘crush’ just literally lived in the same apartment complex.
I do not know if it’s happiness or not …
There is only one way to find out … That’s by trying it yourself.
I also like this kind of cool experience. If you have one …
Then place a cool reaction under this article. I always like to read it.
And you realize that I also have periods, where I get little or no ‘crushes’.
But I think that is with every dating application.
3. A greater chance that there is mutual interest
At Tinder it is not possible to see if someone is interested in you.
You will only find out if he or she has liked you.
At Happn is possible to send a ‘charm’, so you show your interest in the other with a notification.
Without the other person having to see interest in you.
If I find a profile of a woman really attractive, I do this by default.
And I have noticed that I actually get more ‘crushes’ with interesting women here.
Send more ‘charms’ = more ‘crushes’
Almost all women look at your profile out of curiosity. Which significantly increases the chance of a ‘crush’.
4. Different options with messages
Check the 3 icons at the top right of the image.
Check the 3 possibilities at the top right of the image.
In Tinder you have besides text messages another option … Send a GIF.
At Happn you have 3 other options besides your text messages.
Especially the latter, I think awesome.
In my opinion, a voice gives so much extra value to a conversation. When you hear his or her voice, you immediately know more about her character.
Someone who is calm, satisfied and happy speaks differently from someone who is stressed, depressed and pessimistic.
In addition, you increase your chances of decorating him or her if you know how to use your voice in the right way. Talk with a slow, loud voice. Click here for a video with some examples.
Those were the comparisons between Happn and TInder. Below you will find 10 tips on how to score better ‘crushes’, have better conversations and arrange more dates.