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.
I shouldn't have to look up online tutorials to figure out how to use a dating app. I was also disappointed in the notifications, which I found too pushy.
CMB was constantly "gently" reminding me to message users I'd matched with.
Whether you're looking for a hookup or an LTR (long-term relationship), Tinder has you covered.
It's basically the first stop for those entering the dating world.
Hinge focuses on common connections that you and a potential partner share on Facebook.
Which is great if you trust the judgment of your friends and family.
Changes in the last year have made Ok Cupid a bit more like Tinder, focusing more on swiping and eliminating the ability to message a user without matching with them first.