Valentine’s Day: French dating apps face off against Anglo-saxon rivals
14 February 2020 | 2:41 pm
In the highly concentrated - and very lucrative - market of dating applications, two French companies are trying to make a difference. "Happn" works with geolocation to bring together strangers who have been in a nearby vicinity. "Once" on the other hand opts for "slow dating" by creating "virtual couples" every day at noon.
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