Coffee Meets Bagel

  • Coffee Meets Bagel Image: Coffee Meets Bagel
  • Target Audience
    People with little time to swipe or check out tons of profiles
  • Platform
    iOS and Android
  • Website
    www.coffeemeetsbagel.com

Founded by three Korean-American sisters, Coffee Meets Bagel is relatively new in Singapore, but it is already making headway. Over 2.5 million introductions have been made among Singaporean singles with the app in just one year. This shows that it is getting more popular.

The app does not involve swiping like other dating apps. It gives users custom matches based on their profile information using some algorithms. Once users like each other, a temporary chat room is open for both of them. The chatroom expires within 8 days.

What people like

  • A gifted choice for ladies: Coffee Meets Bagel has a new model targeted at ladies. Most dating apps are focused on men but the new model called Ladies Choice is fully customized for women.
  • Stringent matchmaking: Most dating apps give their users hundreds of matches but Coffee Meets Bagel gives men 21 matches and ladies 6 matches at most daily. The app sifts through your interests, demographic data, social network and other details to give you matches.
  • Matchmake your friends: You can suggest a not-your-right match to your friends. This will earn you points. This is good for helping your friends get matched with whom you think will be perfect for them.

How This App Works
You sign up through Facebook. After creating your profile and stating your preferences, you get one free match (bagel) daily. You have a day to like or reject the bagel. Once you like each other mutually, a temporary chat box is open for both of you to get to know each other. The chat box expires after some days so you must have exchanged contacts if you like the match. You can rematch with bagels or pass them on to friends.

Payment Plans
Sign up is free with a free daily match but there is an in-app currency of coffee beans. The “beans” are used to unlock other features like mutual friends and getting a second chance with those you have previously skipped. Coffee beans cost US$1.99 (S$2.88) to US$24.99 (S$36.17)

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