Happn Privacy: How to Protect Your Online Dating Experience

Saheed Aremu  - Security Expert
Last updated: January 5, 2024
Read time: 12 minutes
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Happn lets you connect with people in your area but has privacy risks. This article outlines the issues and how you can protect yourself.

Finding friends has been made easier with Happn. You don’t have to be afraid of being linked with total strangers, as Happn links you with people you’ve crossed paths with within your location. Although this might be a pleasant adventure, Happn has some risks you must know about. With the steps in this article, you can protect your privacy while using the app.

Happn is a location-based dating app that boasts over 50 million users. Unlike Tinder, which connects you with total strangers to find love or friends, this app connects you with people in your location whom you’ve crossed paths with, maybe at the cafe, office, gym, or even your neighborhood. But for this, Happn uses your device’s location, which exposes you to privacy issues like unwanted stalking and data breaches.

In addition to privacy concerns, the app exposes you to localized marketing. This means you’ll get lots of ads specifically catered to your area.

So, as a Happn user, you must protect your privacy. In this article, we’ve listed helpful tips to help you protect your privacy. We’ve also listed the best VPNs you can use while exploring the app.

What are the privacy risks of Happn?

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