I used CMB casually for 8 months and ultimately didn't meet anyone from it.
I passed on most of the ‘bagels' and eventually stopped using it, however I can definitely see how it has its user base and will work well for some.
Download: i OS / Android Shtick: Shows you people you've crossed paths with in real life 8.2 millions users worldwide / 850,000 US users / Biggest city being NYC with 230,000 users Outside of Tinder and Grindr, Happn has a claim to being the most popular of the app-only options out there.
It uses your phone’s location data to tell you which other Happn users you’ve crossed paths with, letting you know where and when you walked past each other without realizing.
There’s also their paid service, A-list, which offers a few perks, including loads more filtering options, including attractiveness, body type and the answers to certain questions, making it a lot easier to avoid bad matches.
Of the main web-based dating sites (Match, e Harmony), Ok Cupid's user base and app balance the best of features and matches.
But time and ubiquity have meant that apps like Tinder and Grindr are no longer seen as a source of shame, and they’re just another of the many ways people can try and meet each other in the modern digital age.
Her latest development is a pioneer of the ‘female-friendly’ dating app, requiring women to send the first message after the two of you match with each other – though they only get 24 hours to do so to encourage them to be proactive.
The hope is to save women from the barrage of dick pics and crude one-liners Tinder gets flooded with, but the cost is that as a guy, you lose most of your agency.
These are essentially an in-app currency you can spend to match with more people, by ‘taking’ a ‘bagel’ you’re interested in.
Positioned as the “anti-Tinder,” Coffee Meets Bagel is a less sexualized, more intentional take on app dating.
Inevitably, that success has sparked a wave of imitators and successors, from established dating websites dipping their toes in the app waters, to start-ups with a bright idea and a novel gimmick hoping to make an impression.