Online dating doesn t work
After signing up, Happn showed me 68 users it said I had crossed paths with in the preceding three hours, though I hadn't left my apartment all day.
This might be helpful if you're looking to date your immediate neighbors (or Uber drivers), but I don't see the attraction when competitors like Tinder already show the distance between you and other users.
Frankly, if I saw a cute guy in a coffee shop, I'd just approach him rather than check to see if he's on Happn.
The app seems designed for people who don't want to use online dating but who also don't want to approach people in real life. The League is an "elite dating app" that requires you to apply -- and supply your job title, college and Linked In profile.
However the rate of overly confident males tends to be higher than I've seen on other apps.
Bumble also has a BFF feature, but that's really not the focus of a dating app gallery, so I'll save it for another time.
For people who like a little extra hand-holding, CMB isn't the worst option.
However, I found the app confusing to use, with too many features and too many gimmicks.
They suggest ice-breakers for first messages, and the profiles are more in-depth than Tinder.
Because who doesn't enjoy sending a thoughtful message to someone who might never see it?
However, Ok Cupid has pointed out that these changes did help lower the number of offensive messages users received, which might be a worthwhile trade-off.
Of course, some of us are trying to meet new people, far removed from our everyday lives.
(Hinge may have come to understand that, since you no longer need Facebook to sign up.) The app also asks questions to help you match with better connections, which can be a plus for serious relationship seekers.