Huggle Best Dating App Of 2016

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Huggle lets you discover and connect with the people who go to the places you go to, and shows you the places you have in common.

Huggle filters who you connect with based on where you go, what you do, what you’re interested in, and how you live your life. You are where you go, so let your lifestyle do the talking.

Huggle is a location-based social application which connects users based on commonality of places they frequent. 

Pros Vs Cons


  • It’s an established app with a broad user base.
  • It is suited for people seeking a serious romantic experience.
  • The customer support is second to none when compared to other dating apps.
  • Membership subscription rates are affordable for registered members. 


  • You must be a Facebook user to be registered officially to the dating channel.
  • The platform is not accountable for anything that happens after you have met a potential date.
  • Instances of scamming and fraudulent activity are common.
  • It’s difficult to filter locations from time to time. Takes long to get results based on location searching.
  • The app for this love connector sometimes fails to download.
  • Not available for Android.

Huggle History

Founders Stina Sanders and Valerie Stark met after Stark moved from Moscow to London, and was using Instagram geolocation data to try and meet people that hung out where she did. They decided to create an app inspired by how they met. Sanders and Stark took the idea to Andrey Andreev, the tech entrepreneur that backed Bumble, a feminist dating app, and founded dating app Badoo. The app took six months to build and had a soft launch in 2015. The app officially launched in July 2016 and was available globally the following October. An updated version was released in June 2017. By September 2017, over 45 million locations had been logged on the app.

A survey of 1,500 people conducted by Huggle in 2016 showed that dating apps that match people solely on appearance have a negative impact on peoples’ self-esteem. 62 percent of those surveyed reported that dating apps make them feel self-conscious or depressed about their appearance, and over 80 percent of the women surveyed admitted to editing photographs they have uploaded.

In February 2018, Huggle turned off its dating mode for 24 hours in an attempt to combat the pressure to find a date for Valentine’s Day.

In March 2018, it was announced that Badoo had acquired Huggle as a subsidiary.

How Does Huggle Work

Huggle uses GPS tracking to compile a list of all the places you visit. This information can come from Huggle or your social media accounts, like: FacebookInstagram, and Foursquare. No one can add a location manually. They must be in that location for it to register. Fake check-ins are not a concern with this app.

You see a list of people in the same place as you or visit a proportion of the same sites you visit. You set how many places in common you need for a match. You also set the age range of the people you are interested in meeting.

Huggle only shares partial location information between users. You and others see only the places you match, not the whole list of places you visit. You can indicate interest using a swipe system – left if you do not want to meet (pass) or right if you ‘like’ how they look. Additionally, you can swipe up for more information – to view their profile.

Huggle only allows members who ‘like’ each other to send and receive messages. The point of sending messages, and getting to know each other is to say ‘Hi’ when you are in the same location. Or you can maybe set up a meeting. Huggle focuses on connecting people to meet in a physical space, and form friendships based on common interests.