Location based dating

28 Mar

Perhaps you hadn’t notice them, or perhaps you did but weren’t sure whether they were single and looking.

Happn is your second chance at a missed connection.

It's Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer-- time to get your game right.

By now you're probably familiar with Tinder, the swipe-right-if-interested location-based dating app that has opened the floodgates for mobile-savvy people to hook up on the go.

Felim Mc Grath Felim is Global Web Index’s Trends Manager.

This dating app connects people by interests and hobbies rather than generic profile stats – and allows people to find dates in their area based on what they like doing.

But dating apps still have some way to go: only 6% of internet users are currently accessing them monthly.

It’s perhaps no surprise that 16-34s are the most enthusiastic users of location-based dating apps, making up two thirds of their audience.

That’s why Happn has become my dating app of choice.

The whole premise of the app is to move from online to in real life as quickly as possible, so you don’t waste people’s time if there’s no immediate connection.