Happn Information, Statistics, Facts and History

Facts Summary for Happn

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FTW & Co
Paris, France
Business Started:
Brands & Partnerships:
Main Service Areas:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, International
Service Available Via:
iOS, Android, and Windows
Number of Members since Launch:
50 million users [2018 #1]
Number of Active Members:
6.5 million [2018 #1]

Happn History Summary

Happn was launched in 2014 and founded by the current CEO, Didier Rappapor. By 2018 Happn had reached 50 million users across 40 countries with 6.5 million monthly active users.

To create an account on Happn you need to connect via Facebook. Facebook is used to retrieve some profile information and photos (with your permission only). Your friends list is also used for matches to show any common friends you may have. Happn uses geolocation to match members with other members nearby. Every time you cross paths with someone in real life, their profile shows up on your Happn timeline. You can go back as much as 7 days using an interactive map to see who has been in the same location(s) as you. Only common locations are used like restaurant, gyms, and cafe's. Your work and home are off limits. If you find someone you like then you can click the heart button on their profile to express interest. If the person hearts your profile as well then either member can start a conversation.

Happn Facts By Year


  • Legal
    • Happn has come under fire from the Norwegian Consumer Council for sharing personal data of their users with third parties like advertisers. This includes country, gender, and age segment information to Google. [1]


  1. Dating Apps Come Under Fire for Sharing Personal Data with Third Parties


  • General Information
    • In the last 5 years Happn has had about 72 million downloads (Jan 2014 to June 2019). [1]


  1. Badoo Employees Reveal Toxic Work Environment in 'Forbes' Expose


  • General Information
    • Happn has added a new interactive map which allows users to discover people they’ve crossed paths with over the past week. [1]
  • Members
    • Happn has 50 million users across over 40 countries and 6.5 million monthly active users. [1]


  1. Happn’s New Feature Might Be The Creepiest Dating App Update Yet


  • General Information
    • In March on International Women's Day, Happn launched a campaign in partnership with the human rights organization Equality Now to raise awareness about domestic violence. [2]
    • Happn's chief goal is by the end of 2017 to become profitable and to reach 40 million users. [3]
    • Happn is up for a redesign this summer along with a new tagline and gamified features. Advanced AI will also be introduced to help with matching users together. [3]
    • As of May Happn now offers paid features. For users who buy credits the ads will be removed. Credits will allow you to use features like "Say Hi" and "I'm In". [4]
    • Happn is the most searched dating app in New York. [5]
    • Happn rolls out the CrushTime feature worldwide. CrushTime gamifies the matching process by asking users to identify their admirers in a matching game. [6]
  • Members
    • Happn has more than 28 million users across 40 major cities including London, New York City, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Istambul, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Madrid, Sydney, Moscow and Mumbai. [1]


  1. 2017 Happn Media Kit
  2. How Dating Services Celebrated International Women’s Day
  3. Happn Testing Subscriptions, Artificial Intelligence, And A Redesign
  4. Happn Review (as of May 2017)
  5. Quantcast Map Reveals The Most Searched Dating App In Every U.S. State
  6. Dating Services Wrap 2017 With A Wave Of New Features


  • General Information
    • Happn has a new voice feature that allows users to send audio recordings up to one minute long to each other. [1]
    • Happn has started targeting users over 30 and plans to charge older members to use the app. [2]
  • Members
    • Happn has 10 million users and is on track to reach 30 million by the end of the year. [1]


  1. Happn Reaches 10 Million Users, Releases New Voice Feature
  2. Dating Apps Now Want Older, Wealthier Singles (For Their Money)


  • General Information
    • Happn was launched in February 2014 in Paris, May 2014 in London, and September 2014 in New York City. [1]
    • Happn is based in Paris France and was founded by Didier Rappaport, Antony Cohen and Fabien Cohen. [2]
  • Members
    • In 6 months since launch more than 200,000 people have installed Happn. [2]
    • Happn has 40,000 daily active users in Paris, 10,000 daily active users each in London and in Berlin. [2]


  1. 2017 Happn Media Kit
  2. Is Happn The Next Big Thing In Mobile Dating?

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