Great app 4/5
Just be transparent and maybe you’ll meet a cool girl.
Getting worst 2/5
Keep telling me to update my profile and doesn’t give me matches but in discover tag, it give me suggestions and I can’t pick one for free.
One star for bad matches 1/5
By 20K pinner
I liked the concept. These online dating sites can be serious waste of time. Literally. Sadly, within a week, 3 of the 4 matches I got, seemed to be scammers. CMB sends you an email warning you of online dating schemers, and what to watch for. Recent loss of loved one, bad grammar yet has a Masters, recently moved, too complimentary, wants to get you off site and communicate through other means. Until they can fix this and get legitimate members, save yourself some time and pass.
Full of frauds 2/5
I have been on this app for a couple of months, bought beans and while there have been a couple of ok guys, the vast majority of them are fakes. It’s almost a guarantee that if their profile says they are U.S. Military or some other Government employee, they are not. It’s cool, I understand wanting to impersonate the best. I guess the one perk is that if you come across one that actually sounds legit, you can pay to connect with just that one rather than buying a subscription.
Slowest and most boring dating app...ever 1/5
By Analog Kid1
Imagine if Tinder only showed you three people a week. That’s CMB.
Even worse than OK Cupid.
A Good App, but the Matches are off. 2/5
I got this app about a month or two ago. The app works fine and the functions are understandable. The main problem I do have is my matches. And this issue should be addressed.
I live in Alaska and I wanted my match to be close as well as the same religion as I do. So far I’ve talked to about 4 men. Even though the app said they match with those two particular requests that I wanted, none of the men do in real life. For example, a man was shown to me on the app who supposedly lived nearby in Alaska and have the same faith. I talked to him and it turns out he not only lives in London, but he’s a different faith.
I’m not saying that I hate the man or anything because of that (far from it- he’s been really laid back and sweet about that), but I am hoping to find someone close by with the same faith and so far, no one seems to be for me.
All the men on the app are claimed to be a match for me, but they turn out to be living way too far away and believe a different faith. I wouldn’t care that much if it happened once or twice, but it’s been happening at least 4 times. And I don’t believe no one else to deal with that, especially if they have priorities to their own matches. So this issue should be fixed up. It’s not a terrible app, but this match making is hard on me. Other dating apps do matches really well, but not this one.
Time to delete CMB 2/5
I’ve been a long time user (3 years I think) of CMB and it was my favorite dating app for much of that time. I’ve met nice people, had good dates, and had a few longer term relationships through this app.
But recently it seems I can’t match with anyone. The quality of bagels seems to have dropped off (or moved to the discover tab). Maybe my “rating” has fallen and I’m being given people I wasn’t in the past. Additionally it’s frustrating seeing more and more good features getting moved behind the pay wall and being part of their “premium” package.
Sorry CMB, it’s not you it’s me.
New name same game 1/5
Same fake profiles from overseas accounts with local information. Sad
Can’t share bagels anymore 2/5
You guys got too greedy. Why can’t you share bagels to your friends anymore? That’s why alot of our friends were using it. C’mon guys, don’t let the short term extra cash undermine your core userbase
The bagels are a gambling system 2/5
I already noticed that this app will calculate who gets liked more often and put them in the bagel section instead of the daily free rotation. I'm fine with that, it's business. But after buying extra bagels multiple times on top of my subscription I thought how am I going to know if these people will ever see me? Especially when there's naturally more men on dating apps then women, there's more clutter for them to go through. A bagel costs something like $4-$5, a little less with the discount, so it's a gamble to send someone a bagel not knowing AT ALL if they'll even see you. After a month of this I still have zero matches, I feel CMB delays when people see you as long as they see you stop paying for awhile. That's how I met someone on here last year, after a couple months of not paying attention to the notifications I matched with someone I must've like weeks or months ago. I'm just hoping people who paid up at least for awhile can actually get on the higher end of the algorithm, someday.
Response: I understand the app can be used for free, but it's absolutely clear the more attractive choices are on the discover section in which you have to buy bagels to send to people than the daily free rotation of people. I spent money on bagels on multiple occasions never knowing the person I liked will ever see me. I'll also go days without liking a single person on the free rotations. 380 beans for a bagel to send to one person is ridiculous.
Just like any other dating app 1/5
Coffee meets Bagel is just like any other dating app.... meaning it’s always better when it’s free and you see more people who you like and if they like you back and talk for 30 days it’s great but you want to find more people to talk to. So you buy the membership and you have nobody online to chat with you. They all have profiles and they have a percentage of when they send the first message but won’t like your profile. It just feels like i put in all this money and i get nothing in return! It’s a waste of money if your not going to have anyone talk to you and this is why it’s rated as a 1 star. It’s crap and i want my money back. It’s a waste of time and money.
It’s also becomes a chore where your checking everyday to see if anyone liked you or messaged you and have nothing. Just suggestions.
Way Better than Okcupid and Tinder 5/5
I had lots of quality matches, and friendly conversations and possible dates. Whereas on Okcupid I didn’t even have any conversations. If you start with okcupid or tinder you would stop online dating. But if you go for CMB, first you make lots of friends. Eventually you pick one of them as your date.
Alright app 3/5
Okay app, but doesn’t let you restrict the age of the people that can see you. And I got a message that I could never open cause it would just keep loading, and then the message expired.
No opening lines 4/5
It’s so nice not to get a stupid “you beautiful” or “dtf?” Opening line. Just simple interactions that encourage connections. Haven’t met “the one” but met a few nice men here.
Waste of time 2/5
Signed up thinking that somehow this app would be different. Ha! Everyday CMB offers up matches. The system lets you know if they’ve seen you/ like you. I swear it’s all fake and bots. Only 2 people out of 10 that have liked me and I’ve wasted beans on have ever contacted me.
The reviews are true... 2/5
Small user pool, no option to dislike contenders in the “discover” section so you’re stuck with the same 5 people for days and can’t review more options. The one thing I like with this app is not being overwhelmed with messages from people I have no interest in, however the opposite has happened. I have no messages, don’t tend to match with the handful who have liked my profile. The beans concept makes sense so people aren’t endlessly swiping but it is also a bit ridiculous to use beans for every tiny feature on the app. App is Missing options for other significant topics such as has children, wants children, doesn’t want children, etc. I gave this app a try for a week and it has been very underwhelming. No matches or conversations, going to uninstall I guess. Idea and concept is nice, execution could be better. Bummer.
Why Am I required to have Facebook? 1/5
There’s no other way to verify I’m a real person?? I f****ing hate Facebook, why am I required to have it??
So far so good 5/5
I have to say the beans are a to high priced
Daily Suggested Matches?/Scammers 1/5
My profile has been active on CMB for just over a month. I have been sent one daily suggested match who had not seen me. I opened a chat with one person. When I did a google image search of him, after chatting for a day, I found a Youtube video of the same guy with a different name. The video was a news story about his identity being stolen and used by A group of Nigerians to get money from women.
Who ever sends out the mass notifications needs to be fired 1/5
I am deleting this app and will never recommend it to anyone ever again. The individual responsible for sending out your mass notifications to your users is insufferable. This person spams my phone daily with the most cringe worthy notifications I have ever read. Please, for the sake of your app, fire this person. Also, I’d opt for getting this person sterilized so they can’t ever reproduce.
Too many flakes 2/5
Coffee Meets Bagel has a lot of potential, but the quality of girls on this site just isn’t there. About 90% of my connections never even respond. I realize that’s not really the app’s fault, but c’mon ladies... if you can’t make an effort to get to know someone after you’ve already shown interest, then why bother?
Not in your business? Oh yes it is! 2/5
This app is no different from the others. The only choice it gives you to sign up is to sign in with facebook. I resent having to disclose my account access, my contacts and posts meant for friends to a third party. Get real. If you're going to claim you are not invasive create an anonymous and an email sign up feature.
Great App 5/5
The app is fun and a different take on dating apps.
Questioning the connections. 2/5
I have been on this site for quite some time. Every time I get a “connection “there is no conversation or any kind of communication with the other person that liked your profile. It is pretty disappointing that when you are really looking for someone at least connect with that person. If you’re no longer interested then say something, don’t just let the other person wait for you to comment or if the other person comments at least be respectful and respond to either you are not interested or you are interested or what are you looking for. Just like the men that are in the army, conversation starts going well and then they ask for your email or if you have a Kik, to me is sounds like they’re scamming and I quickly delete them. Where are the real men that is really looking for a real long term relationship? Very disappointed...
The worst. 1/5
By shirtless tallguy
If you want a dating app where you have to slowly earn points in order to have a slight chance to possibly talk to someone of romantic interest, while getting really annoyingly dumb notifications that “cutely” refers to people as bagels, then this app is for you. “Want another bagel?” “Check out this bagel.” “You wont want to miss this bagel.” Bagel bagel bagel. Now i don't even want to eat real bagels. Ruined...
Good but be Prepared to Open Up the Wallet 3/5
By None of Your Business and go
After trying Tinder and Bumble I thought I’d give this app a shot. The concept of swiping from a large pool is nice and all but you don’t have much control over preferences (ethnicity, religion, creed, etc.) Swiping through endless amounts of people on Tinder and Bumble can be a big time waster and boring after a while, not to mention the fact that many women on Tinder and Bumble are only using the apps to gain more friends on Snapchat or followers on Instagram, thus defeating the purpose of the dating apps since many people don’t have Snapchat or Instagram. Bumble is worst at most since it also has a large ghost population. I have used the app for a week and used its premium service to boost my chances of getting a match and I haven’t received anything. You have more chances of getting matched on Tinder than Bumble, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on Tinder since it’s endless swiping. I don’t recommend using Bumble since it’s largely a ghost town and women use loopholes to try and avoid making the first move.
Now I thought I’d give Coffee Meets Bagel a shot. The concept is nice where you don’t have to endlessly swipe but are given a limited amount of recommendations based on what you put in your bio and your preferences for discovering different matches. Everyday at noon, the service will send the guy a potential match and ask whether he likes her or not. If he likes what he sees, then the lady has the final say on whether she wants to match with him. It seems that the women are taking the app seriously and are not posting their Snapchat and Instagram. They actually fill out their bio and explain what they are looking for in a date which makes selecting a person more easy and once a person matches then they have something to talk about.
The service is good but be prepared to open up the wallet. To increase your chances of meeting with somebody instead of the app preselecting a person for you, you have use beans. Beans are the currency for the app and it allows you to like a person. Generally the amount to like a person is around 438 beans which is a lot considering you can buy 3,000 beans for $24.99 (pre-tax) but it goes by quick.
The premium services is definitely not worth it. For $34.99 (pre-tax) I’d expect more. The premium service doesn’t give you much advantages other than displaying another user’s statistics such as how long it usually takes for the bagel to respond to messages, how often the bagel chats with other bagels, if the bagel has used the app in the last 72 hours (to reduce ghosting), etc. You can “Woo” a suggested person to increase your chance of getting noticed but that doesn’t really do much. For what I paid, I didn’t even get any beans; beans are a separate purchase so I basically blew over $60 for the premium member service and 3,450 beans (you get an additional 450 beans if you are a member). At least on Tinder’s premium service you get more bang for your buck at a lower price such as unlimited swiping and 5 daily super likes for $15 a month. Here you have to pay a large amount of money just to pay for limited “Likes.”
Although the app has a nice, clean, user friendly interface, it does not come at a cheap price. I do not recommend using the premium service unless you are a rich professional who has all the money in the world and are trying to make up for lost dating time.
What I do recommend for the developers is to make the premium service worth it. By that I mean actually give members beans for signing up and giving them beans daily that is enough for people to like potential matches. Otherwise the app is practically useless unless you spend a ridiculous amount of money to get maybe seven likes.
In summary, the app is nice and the users are taking the app seriously compared to Tinder or Bumble and the user base seems active. But be warned that this is an expensive service to use as you can easily blow a lot of money in a short amount of days. The premium service is expensive and mostly gives you statistics about a person and I don’t recommend using it unless it comes down in price and the company offers beans too for signing up for the premium service and offering daily beans. Don’t buy the premium service and just buy the beans instead because that is the only way to increase a match. You will also spend a lot of money on beans too so you have been warned!
Questionable users 3/5
I am pretty picky about who I like on these things. The first two I chatted with, after having what I thought was a good convo, had their accounts deleted for “suspicious behavior”. So now I am suspicious of any other accounts on here. I also don’t like that you can only chat for 7 days before the chat line closes. I don’t like giving my number out to people I don’t know well, so like to use chat lines to communicate until I feel comfortable with them.
Coffee Meets Bagel rocks my socks! 5/5
I am thankful for Coffee Meets Bagel because it introduced me to my sweet bunny, who is now my wife as of 4 days ago. The app is not overwhelming like others out there. It’s easy to use and has high quality matches. You can meet individuals who share your beliefs and values, which was really important to me. The app was pleasant to use, and I hope it helps others find their everything bagel too.
Good but seen better days 2/5
Between all the dating apps out there I would say this is the right experience.
Dropped from four stars to two because the size of the app continues to ballon, hogging valuable storage space. Reinstalling the app doesn't reduce the size. Isn't there a way to cache ancient profiles?
Bugs, glitches 1/5
Chats won’t open for days. I keep getting the “loading” sign. Had to uninstall and reinstall. App crashed on the day of my date and I couldn’t contact them on the app chat. Very unreliable and buggy.
Requires Facebook 👎 1/5
Facebook is a privacy disaster. And no one uses it anymore except that annoying aunt everyone hates.
WOW! 12 out of 13 Scammers a new record 1/5
By too old to fool
BEWARE They follow a pattern. Middle age nice looking men Engineer, Architect or Contractor. In Gulf or Dubai or just leaving or about to come home. Profile uses words Trust, honest, LTR, soulmate, museum, wine. God. Call you Sunshine.
Cell phone can't take pics. Can't skype. Dead wife or parents. Only child. Altruistic Answer question with question. Lots of love compliments.religeous. Lost wallet, need $ to finish project. Phone voice phone breaks up or slight echo Australian, British African Accent.
I did this because KTLA said one of best dating sites. All the list of reputable vendors. WATCH OUT
Fun App 5/5
By Kcco md
Easy to use. Less swiping is nice and you don’t get overlooked
I used to like this app cuz I got decent matches and met up with some of them. Now it just matches me with guys in their late 30s-40s who are like twice my age and honestly so far off from my preferences!
Frogs and princes 5/5
This app is great. It’s free, but just as good as match or eharmony. You still have to go through some bad matches to find the good ones, just like in real life.
Great overall experience 5/5
I’ve met very high quality people on CMB, so the cultivation of a “good CMB culture” has been very successful, I’d say. I liked the ability to contact support so easily as well.
The only negative criticism I have is that the app feels a little clunky, but I will concede that this may be intended. On our favorite pink flame app, it’s easy to blast through a million swipes per second, which is pretty antithetical to CMB.
Great idea, but really difficult. Not polished yet. 1/5
It is a great idea. The search parameters don’t function correctly. You have to reset them each day and then will function sometimes. For some reason it avoids people that live close to you. If you set the mileage to 200 miles it shows you only the people 150 to 200 miles away instead of 0 to 200 miles away. I think the company is more interested in selling beans than matching up people. Super limited in its scope for the price they want to charge.
App Opens To Slow 2/5
A dating app shouldn’t take longer to open than a financial services app. Rest of app is okay. Nothing unique.
i love it 5/5
Doesn’t let you delete your account 1/5
By New Chase Member
I deleted my accounts from other dating app with no problem. CMB only gives you an option to “Hold”. You can “hold” indefinitely but I prefer having it deleted permanently. I don’t my information held by any app let alone a dating app.
Suggested page doesn’t load 1/5
It’s been 12+ hours and the suggested page still hasn't loaded leaving me with a handful of guys to look at and that’s it >_<
So slow 1/5
App takes forever to startup and every action in the app is slightly delayed. PLEASE improve performance! Tinder is much faster
Kind of expensive but seems like good matching capabilities 3/5
We’ll see how it goes
Honestly I’d have to say this app is terrible, it’s like any other dating app that tries to lure you in to get you to pay for “special “ features when there just luring you in needs to say it’s a tinder and you only get 4 options every day so your better off on tinder than this app I’m definitely deleting
Good intention on outside but bad intention below 1/5
At first it seems great, but then I realized the daily matches they give you are completely what I’m not attractive to, and they only give 3 matches a day. On top of that, discovery has more matches that I’m attractive to but it will cost beans. Good initial intention but bad intention below.
This app is horrible 1/5
This app is worse than going to a bar. Well at least at a bar you can see more people than this app allows. It costs about $5 to like a profile and then they keep sending you the profiles you have already liked. This is a scam for sure and these reviews are made up by web developers to boost ratings. Don’t waste your time or money here.
By New news listener
After over 6 hours it still said it was "crunching numbers" so my suggested people could not be established therefore I could not do anything on the app. The "recommended" people sucked. Useless
Catfish galore 1/5
I don’t usually bother reviewing apps, but I thought it was worth mentioning that this app has more catfish on it than any other. I thought OkC was bad, but at least I didn’t have to pay a bunch of money for that one. I’ve given Coffee Meets Bagel 4 months, and that’s been long enough.
Slow stop 1/5
By Aknot Wot
Out of all apps I have, this one takes the longest to start. In addition this app is mainly focused on monetizing but delivers little value. Tinder super swipes work great. On CMB you have to buy beans just to like someone on discover. They show you people you will never hear from. In return the one that liked you are way below your league (clearly they tricked them into liking me for money, even though they never have a chance). The goal of these guys is not too make connections or deliver value but to make money. Better stick with Bumble, Tinder, Hinge, Happn or OKC! I get around 10 matches per day on Tinder (4 on bumble) but have only met 2 interesting women on CMB over the course of 3 years.