It's bad 1/5
A don't like the app
Awesome functionality great site 5/5
The functionality of the site is really smooth effortlessly you can look at different women in your area. It keeps your private just to let you enjoy experience so you can take your time and not rush!!!
One word.. Nonsense 1/5
This app is waste of time. And if you don't have Facebook you can't even join.
I wanna be fair but 1/5
It’s hard to be fair when I don’t know what the issue is. So this is gonna sound a little sad but for the sake of an honest review I’ll let it slide. I’ve tried basically every popular dating app and I have never really had any success. A couple meets on tinder but nothing that led to anything ultimately. I got cmb after a friend met her bf on it and I thought it might be a good alternative to the other popular apps out there.
Here’s where I’m not sure what’s up, I don’t know if I’m just generally bad looking (never thought so) uninteresting, or what but In the 2 or so months I’ve had this app I haven’t matched with one person, and you only get to like or pass on 5 people a day unless you buy these beans to buy more matches.
Again idk if it’s me or what but I legit have set up my profile as best I can. I guess this app just isn’t for me.
Best app for a relationship 4/5
Every dating app is a little different, but they all do virtually the same thing - present you with potential matches and you say “yes” or “no.” In my opinion, the thing that separates them is the culture of the users. Coffee Meets Bagel users tend, by and large, to take dating more seriously and be more interested in relationships. If you use this app, you will get matches, good conversations, dates, and eventually, relationships. That is more than can be said for any other app.
Photo quality 2/5
All new profile photos that are uploaded are uploaded with terrible quality. Super pixilated and blurry. Also, make it so you can add portrait photos instead of only squared photos along with being able to add more photos.
New Update 4/5
New update looks good but I would like the filter option brought back.
Not sure if I like. 1/5
the concept is a nice idea but the app is quite confusing to use.
Changing for the worse 2/5
With every update, the app seems to do away with useful features or change existing features for the worse. All of a sudden, the search feature is gone! Which wouldn’t be a massive deal if the Discover section didn’t only show me members WELL BELOW my selected age range. Mid 30s and only being shown 23 year olds in the Discover section? No thanks. Stop removing helpful features such as search, and get your Discover section on track with each user’s personal settings. Tired of watching the app’s updates take it in the wrong direction.
Is it broken? 1/5
So twice now when I got on the app, it shows me how many beans I get for today. And then it flat out doesn’t give them to me. I can’t give the app a good review or recommend it to anyone if it doesn’t work.
New update keeps failing and closing app 1/5
The most recent update does not allow me to open my app pass the loading screen
I have a friend who met her long time boyfriend on this app so I had high expectations. I assumed it wouldn’t be free but after paying $24.99 for 3,000 beans I would have thought it would actually be worth my while. Not only is it too expensive to like someone, it also costs you to want to talk to them! How on earth am I going to meet guys if I have to pay just to talk to them? It’s hard enough being single without feeling the need to spend hundreds of dollars just to chat. The discover option should be free since they haven’t even liked me yet! So disappointing overall, I would love some of the features to be free up front and then maybe have to pay later. Or have a one time fee and then make it unlimited. We are single, lonely people here who just need an app that is easy to use and doesn’t cost a fortune.
Great app for ppl looking for serious dating/relationship. You'll just need to chat with ppl and get to know them.
what happened? 1/5
I had just started using this app within the last 3 months. Initially I really liked it, now all of the sudden it went downhill. Suggested section one now usually gets 1 match, discover I know it means to keep an open mind but the choices are not even near your preferences - that also applies to your one and only sugestion. Since the video update, I don’t know what changes the algorithm were made but it’s just plain horrible app. This is without adding the whole buy beans that it just gets outrageous fast - at least you hoped to get the free suggestions. Now it’s just hope you get an nice discover and be ready to pay up. Going back to other apps, hopefully this one will go back to resemble a bit of what I got to experience last year.
Seriously now with the new update you don’t even get to see what they like or what they are looking for unless you pay??? Haha get lost!!!
Solid dating app 5/5
The app seems to produce solid matches. There is a bit more potential here than other free dating apps. The free apps do produce better results if you pay. Overall, I’m satisfied with the app.
SCAMMERS GALORE! 1/5
I’ve been on this app for over a year. I’m passively looking but what has happened to me this week amazes me! I’ve had 3 scammers match me this week! 3! First one got caught I’m guessing by another victim. Second I noticed all the signs and removed him (a military guy stationed in Nigeria lol) and the third (my favorite) I went through the trouble of finding the real guy and sending him screenshots of our conversations and the profile to make sure he sends it to the authorities and gets it handled with your company! I don’t understand how this can happen! Your terms say you gather IP addresses...you think there’s a lot of people in Nigeria that live in Miami?? Isn’t that what the IP address is for?? This app has destroyed any faith I had in online dating!
Love isn’t free 2/5
I like the app but the design for how many people you see per day is limited. I’m annoyed by how they nickel and dime you to death for beans to try and connect to someone. Earning beans is a neat concept but limited and underutilized. The quality of people seems better but if anything it should charge you less for liking someone or return part of it if they don’t like you back.
Can’t Log In 1/5
The app just buffers anytime I try to log in. And asks me to allow Facebook to use it in settings but I don’t even see an option to do that
I like the app but... 3/5
I like the app, but I am confused as to how or why people who are no longer active show up as a potential match? One guy’s profile literally says “I’ve deleted this app. Find me on insta”... if he deleted the app, why is his profile showing? Suspicious!!!
Ok. Buggy. And whats with the school problem 3/5
Good idea. A bit buggy but most frustrating is the requirement to fill in your school. My school is not in their system, so not possible. However you can not select “none” or anything like this. And it keeps reminding you.
This app has become unusable with its egregiously long load times.
CMB is dead 1/5
CMB is not like it used to be. Now I only receive bagels-he haven’t seen you yet???what does that even mean? Disappointed.
By Christine hp
I am wondering if CMB wants to add BFF for girls/guys to the app? So that we can also make friends on the app.
Helpful if CMB adds how long a bagel has been using the app. It helps to reduce the amount of online sex/Casual cheating offenders.
If a bagel has been on it for years. That is a major warning sign. Together with the percentage of if the user is active over 60% of the time. if both combinations are high, it helps people who are looking for a real relationship to avoid these offenders.
Active can be calculated using accumulated activity report CMB currently has, over the 3 days history the user is using it. so like gather all the 3 days percentage over the year and get a medium.
Full of catfishes 1/5
Everyone who has ever started a conversation with me turns out to be a catfish- it’s always someone who is deployed in the military which makes them unavailable to video chat or talk, and they are from another country which you can tell by how improper their English is. They always want to automatically be in a relationship and don’t know anything about you.
Extremely BAD App - Beware! 1/5
BEWARE... this app will hurt your Facebook account. When you get this app, they REQUIRE that you connect with Facebook, and after they are completed taking your information, THEY WILL TAKE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AWAY FROM YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. I have not been able to figure out how to get my phone number back to my Facebook account. Coffee meets bagel will not care that they screwed up your Facebook account. And they will not help you fix it. I highly recommend that you have absolutely nothing to do with coffee meets bagel for this reason. There are plenty of other very good dating websites, that you don’t need the serious problems that comes with this app. I hope I have helped you not be another victim of this poorly developed app.
Match algorithm seems good.
Missing a lot of critical functionality 1/5
The app is supposed curate and provide potential matches (which happens once or twice a week!), yet, it also includes Discover that barely works. If you apply filters in Discover you always get the same matches and you can’t dismiss their profiles if you’re not interested. It becomes a game of how to manipulate the filters to find potential matches that you’re interested in! And the filters are missing features like Religion
It’s not worth subscribing to this app
No access 1/5
The app is set up so you have to use beans to pay for everything and it’s basically impossible to earn enough beans to make the app worth it. They want you to pay money for more beans. Deleted.
Stupid Confusing App 1/5
Says it all — stupid GUI — not well engineered— go for Match or MeetMe or even Ok Cupid but this one is ridiculous
Nice Idea, Could be A LOT Better 3/5
I like the idea, but I don’t like being limited in who I can speak to. You have to “purchase” people with beans. I’m not sure how it works for guys, though. I also don’t like how some guys will disappear from my queue. There was one guy who I wanted to talk to, but I didn’t have enough beans. I’m not even sure how to earn beans. It’s really unclear. Overall, I’m just really disappointed with this app. It could be improved!
This is the dumbest “dating” app I’ve ever had. Supposedly you get matches every day. Well after three total matches it just didn’t send me anything anymore. Guess that’s all there is out here. Then you get promised if you send this one person a message you will receive your top match tomorrow..? What kind of twisted crap is that? Not to mention you still don’t get new matches. I usually don’t leave reviews but this app is beyond frustrating.
Not user friendly 2/5
This app is not very user friendly. It is very hard to use, and is slow
Waste of Time 1/5
Chat will not load. At all. Just a spinning wheel and when I tap the thread I get a loading coffee cup sign. Contacted customer service days ago. Going to lose my matches.
Exactly what I'm looking for in a dating app 5/5
This app is very clear in user design. Sleek in presentation and with a well thought philosophy of putting the power in the hands of the female users. (And yes I say this as a dude). Having the system connect you on a more personal level is great.
I love the quickness and ease of use
Not very efficient 2/5
By Dankster Dan
I get one "suggested" maybe two every 24 hours. Doesn't even guarantee that we'll match. Then there's "Discover". Where you get three people maybe, who aren't always "good matches", but you have to spend "beans" on them and you never really accrue beans. So it just wants your money. And hypothetically you eventually accrue beans to like someone in the browse section, they'll be gone the next day. So...I went back to tinder. At least there you can swipe for a while.
CMB is dope! 5/5
In my fairly experienced opinion, this is the best dating app out there. It doesn’t overload you with matches or info. It gives you fewer, but better, opportunities to swipe. This means that people give more thought to their swipes, you can live your life without spending all day swiping, no one gets overloaded with messages, and no one has to write hundreds of quirky ice-breakers to get one response. The fact that there is a bit less info available about your matches means that you get to know them more organically instead of having an algorithm rate your compatibility. Rather then writing essays about yourself, you can just type up a blurb, or do what I did and not write anything in the profile. I matched with people who were interested and I could tell them all they wanted to know over messenger. I’ve tried them all, and this app facilitated more good dates in no time than any of the others. CMB for the win!
Doesn’t live up to the hype, unfortunately 2/5
By Awkward Sylence
I arrived at this app on the recommendation from several friends who found their SO from CMB. Most of the “suggested” people don’t actually meet my preset criteria (seriously, who are these people? Does your existing social network even factor into the current pool anymore?). The cost of trying to connect with someone in the Discover section is pretty steep, too—I missed out on a lot of folks I liked on the Discover section because I didn’t have enough beans, which led me to debate whether or not attempting to initiate contact with a stranger or unlock something was even worth the $4.00+ or whatever it costs. Which... fine, the app has to turn a profit, sure. But honestly, I could go to an actual coffee shop and buy a random person a cappuccino, and their confused “uh...thank you?” would be a more fulfilling experience than what I’m finding here so far.
Not happy. 1/5
By Angry Amanda!!!
I already feel odd about using a dating app and some how I got nothing but 40-50 year olds liking me. I’m 27... I wish this app had a way to set what age group can view you. If I can set who I can see I’d like to be able to set who can see me. I’m completely pushed away when ever I open the app and see the 40-50 year old men who have liked me. Or can I at least remove who likes me if I don’t like them so I don’t have to see it all the time????
ANNOYING REMINDER NOTIFICATIONS 3/5
It’s a dating app, and it does that fine. But it NEEDS TO STOP SENDING ME THOSE STUPID REMINDER NOTIFICATIONS. I’ve never left an app review before, but I feel compelled to. Hey, CMB, those cutesy little reminders—“Better chat with this Bagel, yukka yukka”—are ANNOYING. If I wanna chat, I’ll chat. Your prodding isn’t going to help. In fact, it’s only going to make me more likely to delete this app altogether and keep using all the other ones I already use. Stop it.
It’s getting better. 2/5
Most recent updates are nice but when I try to message someone I’ve matched with, the app gets stuck in a loading screen and I can’t write or send anyone a message. Until that’s fixed, this app is totally useless.
"Slow down dating process" 1/5
I've read a lot of reviews and responses from the "developers" which pretty much paint the same picture we limit you to get to know your bagels blah blah blah I shouldn't have to pay for beans just because you think you have an algorithm for "bagels" save me the BS you just want money how about you care about your customers for once?
Good App, Poor Value 2/5
The app and design is nice and unique, however, the way they monetize the user base is an extremely poor value to the user. For example, it costs $3.99 for 400 "beans". To swipe right with someone that the app determines is attractive via an algorithm it costs 385 beans. This means you have to pay almost $4 to swipe right on someone? That's insane. You don't get any kind of guarantee and you aren't given this option to people that have already swiped right on you which means you could be throwing away $4 and get zero value from it.
There are other examples as well I could list. Long story short, the value proposition to the user is very poor in comparison to other dating apps.
This app has so much potential but the "beans" system is just too costly. Each match is 385 beans and 400 beans cost $8 dollars. Who is willing to pay that for one potential match. I'm not gonna sit in the photo lab for 4 days just to match with one person. Lower the cost and I'll be back 👎
What’s funny is the photo rating. People tend to vote on the right picture just for the free beans. Same photos. Clearly the one on the right wins by a landslide. It was just an experiment I conducted.
Somebody gets it...!!! 5/5
Finally someone understands what its like to be on a dating website. They got rid of all the garbage, it’s streamlined it’s clean I feel safe on it as a woman.
They may not send me all the perfect people that “I” think I should be seeing but that’s why I’m still single. I started talking to some of the ones they matched me with and guess what???... YEP...Success!!! Can’t wait to see what’s next for me. Thank you very much from the bottom of my single heart. Well maybe not for long. Hee Hee
The app is fairly easy to use, but the guys are just like they are on any other dating app. Even though you both have to have liked each other to open up messaging, many of them won’t message you back. Which makes no sense because they already liked your profile. But then I read that the app gives men several more options every day than it gives women to simulate what it’s like for men vs. women. This basically devalues the women presented as matches to the men. As a woman I think a little harder about the like/pass I grant one of the 4 or 5 daily matches given to me—I look at the written profile, not just the pictures. Apparently guys just make a quick judgment on pictures, hit “like”, and then can’t answer a simple hello (or initiate communication) from someone whose profile they already liked because they don’t actually read it until they get a message from you. Of course some guys are fine. But if you give them too many choices then the women just sit around waiting for something to happen. The discover tab also frequently shows me more attractive matches who have already liked me, but of course they cost beans. I am done with this app.
Snails pace 1/5
By Frustrated so deleted
Need I say more? Scammer was the 1st match. I still gave it 2 weeks.
Changes killed it. 1/5
This used to be the best dating app. Now ads that you can’t close pop up at the most annoying times like when I’m about to write a message..
Cool concept 5/5
By sugar mom site
Now to execute!