Happn is your second chance at a missed connection.
Happn, a one-year-old French startup founded by former COO Didier Rappaport, is already operational in Paris, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Sydney and a growing list of markets.
In total, the app boasts 2.5 million users worldwide.
Well, it’s a great tool for potential stalkers, I guess.
But that’s about all that can be said for the dating site Match seemingly taking an idea directly from craigslist.
Under headings such as: blonde Wal-Mart, All you can eat rib buffet - saucy glances, GMC Pickup with Fishing Boat, and Applebees waitress - Sunday night, among so many others, the terminally lonely and horny attempt to connect. Not that there is anything wrong with that - I just wish the folks posting their desperate pleas were better writers.
And no, Quarantined Reader, I won’t post any of them for you. Just be prepared to take a really long shower afterwards.
Of late we have seen a lot of TV commercials with the Match pitchman accosting folks on the street, asking about their dating lives, and showing off the new feature, “Missed Connections.” As Match describes their new service on their website: “Today, Match is introducing Missed Connections, a new location-based feature on the Match app that allows users to see other members they have crossed paths with in real life.
Whether that’s people who go to your park, your coffee shop or your parking garage.
Think of it like Tinder meets Craigslist missed connections: You spot somebody out in the wild–or perhaps you didn’t even realize that you were just across the street from the potential love of your life– and if you’re both on Happn, you can tap the heart icon (akin to swiping right) to let them know you fancy them.