69% of women say it’s easiest to date in Toronto if you are a man, looking for a woman.
On the flip side, 78% of men say it’s easiest to date in Toronto if you are a woman looking for a man.
Can we all just agree that it’s difficult, for everyone?!
It’s well documented that I am on the dating scene, and though I have had my fair share of first date horror stories – I have actually had some pretty good ones as well.
Meeting people through online dating sites and apps is the norm nowadays. With Tinder, Plenty of Fish, Match, OK Cupid…I could go on and on, but the point is – there are options.
Not only are there different sites and apps, but once you log on you may be bombarded with messages and profiles. So much so that it can be overwhelming.
This recently happened when I signed up for Plenty of Fish. For the past few months, I was only using Tinder – so I thought I would give another app/site a try.
Well, shortly after signing up – I received 100+ messages, from random people that I was not interested in talking to. And, to boot – most of the messages were simply, “Hey,” “Hi,” or “Sup.”
So you’d be surprised that I’m excited for yet another new dating app to hit the market – but I am!
“In an online dating world that has quickly turned into a numbers game, users are feeling bombarded with countless profiles, messages and potential matches. The overwhelming nature has removed the quality and thoughtfulness out of dating, which is exactly what Coffee Meets Bagel aims to bring back,”
Coffee Meets Bagel was founded by three sisters – Arum, Dawoon and Soo Kang – who recognized the need for a service that caters to the busy lives of young professionals but also promises more than just a fleeting encounter.
In early 2015, the Kang sisters appeared on the American reality show Shark Tank where they famously turned down a $30 million offer from investor Mark Cuban.
“We really believe we have something that will change the da2ng industry for good and become as big as, if not bigger, than match.com,”
To date, the app has made 25 million introductions worldwide, over 10,000 successful relationships and over 120 marriages on record.
It boasts a gender ratio of 60 women to 40 men, in contrast to the industry average of 30 women to 70 men on most platforms.
How It Works
New users sign up with their Facebook accounts and provide a few basic details about themselves along with preference criteria of potential matches such as gender and age.
Coffee Meets Bagel uses this information along with a proprietary algorithm to discover potential matches that are friends-of-friends and sends one match – their “bagel” – per day at noon.
Users have 24 hours to LIKE or PASS on their bagel and if two users mutually LIKE they’re connected through a private and secure chat to use for 7 days.
The app is free to download, however users may earn and/or purchase coffee beans to use as in-app currency to unlock additional features such as getting a second chance with a missed match or finding out your attractiveness score.
The app targets busy and ambitious professionals who have little to no time to meet new people by sending them one carefully selected match per day.
Coffee Meets Bagel first launched in 2012 in New York City – the location that inspired its namesake as the go-to breakfast items and daily treat for busy New Yorkers.
The app officially launches in Toronto at an exclusive event on Thursday, June 25th at The Everleigh Club – and I’m giving away 4 tickets so you can come to this exclusive event and maybe meet a match!
Simply enter through the options below – and good luck!