Whereas in France women are more likely to wait for the guy to lead the way,” she said.Happn does have a rival in the form of Spotted, a German app that was launched back in 2013 but is failing to prove as much a success.Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.The Paris Region had a GDP of €649.6 billion (US 3.4 billion) in 2014, accounting for 30.4 percent of the GDP of France.Paris received 23 million visitors in 2017, The association football club Paris Saint-Germain and the rugby union club Stade Français are based in Paris.The 80,000-seat Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located just north of Paris in the neighbouring commune of Saint-Denis.The French start up, which is now serving singles in 25 cities around the world, has just announced it has raised another €12.5 million in funding, on top of the €8 million it raised in February, meaning over €20 million in less than a year.That counts as a record for a French start up and founder Didier Rappaport says the money will help them conquer new markets.
“We knew we could do something with the smartphone technology and use geo-localisation in real time.” For that chance encounter to turn into a date, both would-be potential lovers have to be signed up to Happn.
The historical district along the Seine in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Popular landmarks in the centre of the city include the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and The Gothic royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, both on the Île de la Cité; the Eiffel Tower, constructed for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, built for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900; the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées, and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre.
Ever bumped into someone in the street or glanced at someone in a café and wished you had the courage to approach them?
Well if that's you, the chances are you might be interested in Happn, a French dating app that gives users the chance of turning a one-off everyday encounter into a romance.In big cities you cross paths with hundreds of people, but at the same time it’s in big cities where we have the most trouble meeting people," communications manager Marie Cosnard, told The Local on Friday.