Introducing Coffee Meets Bagel, the app for intentional daters
It’s another day swiping mindlessly on your go-to dating app. The pursuit of love (or whatever you want to call it) seems futile. Still, you’re clinging on to that sliver of hope. Maybe, just maybe, if you swipe long enough, the “elusive one” will appear.
Swiping fatigue is that familiar feeling of exhaustion when you’ve spent way too much time on dating apps. According to AI-powered platform data.ai’s State of Mobile 2022 report, the spend of global consumers on dating apps hit $4.2 billion in 2021—a 95% increase since 2018.
You’re doing the work by showing up, yet you’ve never felt more alone. Let’s consider this possibility: it’s not you, it’s the algorithm.
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Created by sisters Dawoon, Arum and Soo Kang in 2012, Coffee Meets Bagel is, essentially, a dating app for singles looking for authentic relationships. It differs from the other more popular dating apps in the market because it only gives you a handful of high-quality potential matches to avoid, well, getting burnt out.
Say goodbye to mind-numbing swiping, and say hello to intentional matching!
Your daily noon habit
Here’s a more thoughtful approach to online dating. At noon, you’re presented with a number of matches curated just for you with the help of Coffee Meets Bagel’s ever-evolving algorithm. Imagine all the time you’ll save! We get it. Sometimes, you just want to reach for your phone for another round of mindless swiping for that quick ego boost.
Founders Arum and Soo Kang share, “The goal of our algorithm is not to get you the most likes or to get you to like loads of people. It’s to get you to have the most real connections; meaning connections where you end up chatting.”
Skip the small talk
Nothing kills a potential conversation more than an opening line as bland as “hello” or “hey.” Skip the small talk and spark meaningful conversations with personalized icebreakers and thoughtful prompt questions like, “Should your partner share your beliefs?,” “Who should pay on the first date?” or “What would you title this chapter of your life?” Take the conversation beyond surface level; maybe even get an existential crisis while you’re at it.
Exit the app
One more thing! Once you get a mutual like, which opens the chat room, you can exchange messages for only eight days. This allows you to actually exit the dating app and transfer to your choice of messaging app to continue the conversation. Things get busy at work? Don’t fret! You can access an expired conversation by spending Beans—the in-app currency.
Did we mention that 90% of people who join the app are actually looking for relationships? Coffee Meets Bagel makes space for meaningful connections that “spark hearts and inspire people to share themselves authentically and enthusiastically” with the help of an intelligent algorithm.
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Ready to make the switch? Download Coffee Meets Bagel here.
Photos Coffee Meets Bagel
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver