We looked at today’s most popular dating websites and apps and rated their matching tools, costs, ease of use, messaging features and other features.We also spoke to several insightful people, including dating experts and typical users, to get a clear view of the modern dating landscape.
Along with up to six photos, you can also add more information to your profile about your lifestyle. On top of that, about half of them were an 80 percent match or higher, meaning they are much more likely to be a compatible match.
To eliminate the likelihood of being bombarded with too many messages, you can only see messages from users you’ve “liked,” which we thought was a clever feature.
It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.
Setting up your profile is fast and only requires a few quick facts about yourself and your appearance.
This means you'll have to think a little bit about your own personality, how others perceive you and what you want in a mate.
Questions include whether you consider yourself productive and whether you're seen as stubborn.
Of those, 22 percent were "top prospects," which is the site's way of saying those users are highly compatible with you.
Coffee Meets Bagel limits the number of profiles you can view at one time, forcing you to consider the profiles you do see more carefully.
The free mobile app is also well designed and easy to use.
Setting up your profile involves a rather in-depth chemistry assessment of more than 70 questions.