With this app, maybe there’s even a chance to give this hopeless romantic a little more hope! According to the Business Insider, Happn is the hopeless romantic among dating apps, though the concept can sound a little creepy at first.
A lot of apps like Tinder simply show you people within a few miles of you. Happn goes one step beyond: When you open it on your phone, you’re greeted by a collection of other users with whom you’ve physically crossed paths with throughout your day.
While some people might be initially uneasy about the location-tracking nature of the app, Happn’s founder and CEO says it’s all about replicating the serendipity of real life.
“We wanted to bring back reality into the dating world,” Happn founder and CEO Didier Rappaport told Business Insider. “We think that every day you cross paths with people, and most of them, you miss them, because you do not have the time to talk with them or because there was some missed connection.”