With the rise of dating apps like Tinder, RSVP & eHarmony, online dating has never been more prevalent. If you’re looking for something a little bit different however, there’s another app you could check out called ‘Happn’! Happn lets you know in real time who’s around you based on your location and every time you cross paths with another Happn member, their profile will pop up on your timeline. Thinking about that cute guy at the coffee shop? This may just be the perfect chance to start a conversation.
Now, choosing the perfect pictures for your Happn profile can be tricky matter. Ideally, they’ll give other users an idea of who you are and what you’re like buuuut it’s not always so easy to nail this. Claire Certain, Head of Trends at Happn, broke down the 10 different types of profiles you’ve TOTALLY encountered.
Here are 10 of the most common profiles that you’ve definitely seen on Happn:
1. The Mirror Monkey
This is without a doubt the most common types you will ever encounter when you online date: the self-loving mirror photographers. In their defence though, it’s not always easy to snap a great selfie.
2. The Adrenaline Junkie
Bungy jumping, kayaking, skydiving, water rafting, mountain climbing – the list of extreme adventures is long and nothing seems too exiting for this person. Be prepared to risk your life on your first date!
3. The Animal Lover
Who doesn’t like to snuggle up with a puppy, hamster, lamb, tiger or why not the most regular choice – especially among guys – a slimy fish?
4. The Groupie
We’ve all encountered this sort of social chameleon when online dating. He or she likes to hide out among others in pictures and it’s totally impossible to say who the person really is.
5. The Child-Friendly Type
Oh, you have a really adorable baby! Doesn’t this melt your heart like every time? But wait, the baby is not yours. It’s just a prop for your new dating profile picture. Well, that’s not creepy at all…
6. The No Faced One
In this case the face is not that important, but it’s not the inside that counts either. It’s actually the body appearance. Therefore it helps if you’re a body builder – or perfectly at ease with your sexy love handles– to complete this kind of profile.
7. The Bad Boy or Girl
Dark, hostile pictures combined with a dangerous attitude. Actually the whole profile just screams “GET AWAY FROM ME”. So one might wonder, what is this person really doing on a dating app?
8. The Cartoon Character
A profile that you must certainly have encountered on Happn is the one with cartoon pictures. But, although many of us would love to date the Looney Tunes or Batman, it’s actually not the way to go if you want to let a chance to the potential best date ever who’s just had a crush on you when you crossed paths in the streets and who’d love to find you again on Happn.
9. The Training Maniac
The profile is packed with selfies from the gym and the jogging track. To get this type’s attention you better be well familiar with the best protein powder and the latest cross fit exercise or you’re out of the race.
10. The Immediate Romantic
It really seems like the perfect crush and the chemistry is instant. He or she will definitely say romantic things like “It has never felt so right before” and promise you a land of milk and honey – but wait until you meet in real life before reciprocating compliments!
Now that the experts have given you the lowdown, why not jump on Happn and see if that person you’ve had your eye on from afar, but never had the guts to talk to, likes you back!