We are starting our “Best Dating Apps” series with Coffee Meets Bagel. Coffee Meets Bagel started out as an online dating company but now has a full-blown app on the AppStore(nothing about Google Play–sorry!).
Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) is similar to Tinder in that it uses your Facebook information. Like Tinder, CMB does not post on your FB page or feed etc.. However, CMB differs greatly from Tinder in that you get only one match a day.
How does it work?
First you fill out a semi-extensive profile consisting of pictures, an about, religion, career, etc. You then fill out a shorter survey of what you want in a significant other such as, age, sex, religion, etc. Based on what you have filled out you will receive one “bagel” or match per day. Of this match, you can see their profile and pictures. Their name and details remain hidden. In addition CMB tells you how many mutual friends you have but does not give the names.
If one or neither of you says “accept” the match is lost to the wind. If both of you “accept” CMB will send you a text with a prompt question such as “Would you date someone who is really messy?” or “What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?” Of course neither of you have to respond but if you do it is a fun not-uncomfortable icebreaker (if you have ever used Tinder before you know that the beginning of conversations is ALWAYS uncomfortable; “So we matched up…”)
CMB is a lot more of a serious/mature dating app than Tinder is, which I think a lot of people want or would like. The downsides are that to get more bagels and or see more information you have to use “Beans.” Beans you can really only get by buying or by inviting friends or sharing the app on social media. Beans are far from necessary and thus don’t really effect the app. nonetheless I do not like when apps use the whole points scheme.
By G+ Author: Grace Barry.