In NYC or other huge cities, 800 feet is a pretty big radius.
But elsewhere, especially in less-populated areas, it could be rather small.
Everyone who has ever written about dating online has touted the importance of meeting for the first time in a public place, but for the cheap seats: Be sure to make your premiere match hang happen somewhere crowded, "preferably in [a] busy public place," Cosnard says."Two users automatically have a built-in shared interest: The space they occupy."So, she suggests, try saying something like, "Have you tried that new bar on Houston Street? " Or, "What do you think of that coffee shop on Fulton?I was there today, and I see you were nearby, have you been?"The in-app profile integration allows our users to send tracks to each other, as well as add songs to their own profile to express their own musical interests, whether it be Drake, The Weeknd, or Sia." We all know that music is an amazing way to vibe with someone, so if you're not meeting fellow music fans at concerts or other shows, you can still find them on Happn, using Spotify as a bridge. "While a traditional straight-into-the-camera headshot with a big, warm smile is always good, we suggest that our users try to show some personality in their profile pics, such as active shots that capture doing something that truly interests them," she says. "We recommend saying something a bit more bold than the traditional 'Hi,' 'Hello' or 'Hey,'" she says.I know, I know, it's hard to settle on the perfect melange of profile pics: You don't want to appear stuck-up or basic, but you also don't want to go too wild and crazy, and selfies are typically a no-no, which means that you're left with … She notes that authenticity is everything — "Real is really in! In other words, land something in between the overshare and the undershare.The same is true of things you might skip over or roll your eyes at IRL: a dope sweatshirt might be yawn-worthy at a party, but maybe it can get more play on a dating app, where everything is more heightened in this weird way.