Download: i OS / Android Shtick: Shows you people you've crossed paths with in real life 8.2 millions users worldwide / 850,000 US users / Biggest city being NYC with 230,000 users Outside of Tinder and Grindr, Happn has a claim to being the most popular of the app-only options out there.
It uses your phone’s location data to tell you which other Happn users you’ve crossed paths with, letting you know where and when you walked past each other without realizing.
) are within walking distance so the pool of people I connected with when I tried it wasn't great.
Where you live and how much you move around will determine whether Happn works for you.
Download: i OS / Android / Windows Shtick: Shows you 12 daily matches that are in your Facebook social circle (friends of friends, etc.) Hinge users are 99% college educated, 90% are between 23-36 / Most popular industries include banking, consulting, media and fashion / Live in 38 cities total / 99% of downloads are coming from word-of-mouth. Hinge is one of a clutch of apps that try to leverage your existing social network.
Once you connect your Facebook account, it recommends matches you have mutual friends with – letting you know their employment and education, then giving you the chance to chat if you both like each other.
A possible drawback could be a limited number of users – those figures aren’t available online - but it does look like a good app if music plays a significant part in your life and loves.
Cost: Free Unlike Tinder, Hinge doesn’t let you swipe through an unlimited number of potential matches.
They claim that it’s a great way to find that cute girl you spotted at the supermarket, but in reality it tends to just yield a long list of people you were vaguely near that one time.
For obvious reasons, this one works well in major cities, but will be less useful as the local population density drops.
Her latest development is a pioneer of the ‘female-friendly’ dating app, requiring women to send the first message after the two of you match with each other – though they only get 24 hours to do so to encourage them to be proactive.