happn reveals Singapore’s top dating ‘hotspots’

  • Bedok, followed by Telok Ayer, are happn’s top locations in the city
  • Ten percent of all crossings take place in Singapore’s eastern heartland
happn reveals Singapore’s top dating ‘hotspots’


HAPPN, a dating app that finds the people you've crossed paths with, has revealed the top ten hotspots for Singaporeans.

The app’s real-time geolocation shows users the people they cross paths with within a 250-metre radius and keeps encounters memorised to connect on the spot or later.

The top ‘hotspot’ for dating hopefuls to cross paths and gain opportunities to date is the residential area of (#1) Bedok and the neighbouring district of Katong - with 10% of all crossings taking place in the eastern heartland.

Coming in at #2 is an area filled with bars and restaurants, Telok Ayer, and its surrounding streets on the outskirts of the central business district.

Telok Ayer scored 9% of the dating app’s total amount of crossings, giving more than 160,000 opportunities for dates.

The #3 and #4 spots are taken by Orchard, the island’s shopping district, and Raffles Place in Singapore’s financial and business centre respectively; with both areas achieving an equal 8% of the total amount of crossings, or dating opportunities.

Further results revealed a significant number of crossings taking place in the heartlands with a high residential population density. At #5 Punggol (6%), #6 Woodlands (5%), #8 Clementi (5%), #9 Ang Mo Kio (4%) and #10 Holland Village (3%).

Changi Airport is at #7 spot, with users crossing 84,862 times due to the constant traffic with locals and travellers passing through Singapore.

Taking an overview of the zonal districts of Singapore, reigning at the top of the chart are the Central and CBD areas with 34% (close to 700.000) of crossings, closely followed by the Eastern and Northeast districts with 24% (437,491).

While the list of ‘hotspots’ could bring opportunities to initiate dates in advance, it can also be used as a meet-up feature. Called "See You There”, happn prompts users to meet up for social activities, extending the happn user experience to reality.

Launched in February 2014, happn is a mobile dating app that uses real-time geolocation to help people those they have crossed paths with in real life. Every time one user crosses paths with another happn user, his or her profile appears on the user’s app.
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