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Millennial Love: Happn talks dating app etiquette and matching with friends

Listen to episode 27 now

Olivia Petter
Friday 30 March 2018 14:13 BST
Olivia and Rachel
Olivia and Rachel

From dating apps to celebrity relationships, ghosting to benching; The Independent digs deep into the murky waters of modern love in our weekly podcast, hosted by Assistant Lifestyle Editor Rachel Hosie and Lifestyle Writer Olivia Petter.

This week on Millennial Love we're joined by dating expert and head of global trends and events at Happn, Claire Certain, for an episode all about dating app etiquette. How long should you speak for before arranging a date in real life? Should you message immediately after matching? How many people should you chat to at once?

We also tackle the tricky matter of coming across friends on dating apps. If you say yes, are you leading them on? Equally, if you say no, is it rude? Or could it be the start of a blossoming romance you never even considered?

The podcast is available via iTunes and Acast, and we'd love it if you could download, listen, rate and subscribe.

Do you have a dating dilemma and need some advice? Or have you got a funny disaster date story? We want to hear from you!

Listen to episode 27 below and let us know your thoughts by emailing us at

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