Coffee meets bagel is a dating app that slowly feeds you potential matches everyday at noon. Initially it seems like a great concept as to not overwhelm everyone with a zillion choices right away, but the apps true intentions are clearly evident early on.
As a somewhat technical person I can see right through what the creators of this app are doing and its nothing more than a thinly disguised money making scam.
Essentially they only feed you a sparse amount of mediocre profiles for free each day, which you will undoubtedly left swipe on the majority of. BUT you can still scroll through other much better and more popular ones via the “discover” feature but you have to get out your credit card and buy more “bagels” (stupid name) in order to let them know you like them – pay, yet you have no clue if they are even active on the site. A match still has to be made in order for contact to happen – in all cases.
So this app wants you to pay just for the ability to right swipe the profiles that you like after giving you 4-6 freebies that you don’t like. Their algorithm essentially makes the attractive profiles pay-only, while giving you the less attractive ones for free.
They are making money off the popular attractive profiles – and even then a good portion are blatantly fake with professional models and photography.
I swear that in time we’ll look back on this as the fraudulent wild west era of online dating.