The Coffee Meets Bagel app has been available via the web and for iOS since 2012, and its unique “friend of a friend” daily matching system has made more than 20 million introductions and created more than 10,000 relationships. Coffee Meets Bagel was the mission and passion of three sisters who always asked themselves the age old question, “Where are all the good ones?” They noticed that despite the flock of eager young men and women to NYC looking for that special someone, they found themselves, socializing, eating and drinking, yet asking the same question.
Spring is nowhere in the air, but according to Coffee Meets Bagel, January is the busiest time of year for online dating – apparently, many singles find that a great New Year’s Eve resolution is to find themselves a mate. In January 2014, Coffee Meets Bagel saw a 70-percent month-over-month increase in new member traffic. Whether you are a man or woman, gay or straight, if you want to meet that special person, then CMB claims they can help. It might also be good timing as well – Coffee Meets Bagel is making its national television debut on ABC’s Shark Tank this Friday, January 9.
The entire concept of Coffee Meets Bagel was created on three guiding principles: Unless you want to tell others, your dating life should remain private – Your friends are the best conduits for your dates – and Meeting quality people doesn’t have to be so awkward or complicated. To add some fun to the process, the service delivers one match, or bagel, every day at noon – you provide the coffee. All members have to do is to press LIKE or PASS to their daily bagel. By doing this, you are not bombarded by many suggestions and at the same time, it gives the member something to look forward to each day. If you choose LIKE and your ‘Bagel’ LIKEs you back, both of you get to talk in a private chat room. Just like other dating services, the more CMB knows about you, the better matches it can pair you up with.
Coffee Meets Bagel decided to release the Android app because nearly 52-percent of the smartphones in the US run on Android, and that, combined with their iOS presence, means that more than 90-percent of Americans will now have access to the CMB app. This will also allow the 35-percent that were using a web browser on a PC to now have the much easier mobile access no matter wherever they are during that noon hour.