Dating app sees surge in use during blizzard in New York City

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Monday, January 25, 2016

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The company behind a dating app said activity in New York City more than doubled during the blizzard this weekend.

HAPPN's creators said the number of messages from users in the Big Apple was up 139 percent Saturday compared with last Saturday. The number of "likes" was up 66 percent.

The surge in use wasn't just in New York - the company said Philadelphia saw an increase of 342 percent in messaging. "Likes" there were up 95 percent.

The company said new user signups were up 43 percent across the country.

HAPPN is a dating app that matches users with people who have crossed their path.