|Source: Happn. The top 10 Happn hotspots.|
If you want to find dating serendipity in Singapore, go east. ‘The first dating app that finds the people you've crossed paths with’, Happn, has revealed the top ten hotspots for Singaporeans to locate people who are also looking for relationships. Happn is currently present in more than 40 major cities around the world, including Hong Kong, and has over 22,523 million users worldwide.
The app’s real-time geolocation shows users the people who have been in the same area as they have, within a 250m radius. It records the encounters so that the two can connect on-the-spot or later on - a second chance at a first encounter as it were.
The top ‘hotspot’ for dating hopefuls to cross paths and gain opportunities to date has been revealed as the residential area of (No. 1) Bedok and neighbouring district Katong. A full 10%, the highest percentage, of all crossings took place in these two locations in the east. Changi Airport is at the No. 7 spot, with users crossing 84,862 times.
Coming in at No. 2 is Telok Ayer and surrounding streets on the outskirts of the Central Business District (CBD). Telok Ayer scored 9% of the dating app’s total number of crossings, giving more than 160,000 opportunities for dates.
The No. 3 and No. 4 spots are taken by Orchard, the island’s prime shopping district, and Raffles Place, the heart of Singapore’s financial and business centre respectively. Both areas achieved 8% of the total amount of crossings, or dating opportunities each.
A significant number of crossings are taking place in the heartlands with a high density of residential population, including No. 5 Punggol (6%), No. 6 Woodlands (5%), No. 8 Clementi (5%), No. 9 Ang Mo Kio (4%) and No. 10, Holland Village (3%).
This puts 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 on opportunities to initiate dates in advance, it can also be used as a meet-up feature, exclusive to Happn. Aptly called "See You There”, Happn prompts users to meet up for social activities.
Happn can be downloaded for free via the App Store, Play Store and Windows